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Bio/Board Certification
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeons | Dr. Stephen Perkins, MD Bio/Board Certification
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeons | Dr. Stephen Perkins, MD Bio/Board Certification
Bio/Board Certification

Stephen W. Perkins, MD, attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 after three years of study. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1977. From 1977 to 1979, Dr. Perkins completed his post-graduate internship and surgery training at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. From 1979 to 1982, he completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis and became Board Certified in October 1982. During his head and neck surgery training, Dr. Perkins developed a strong interest in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. He followed his interest and completed a year of specialized fellowship training with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama, during 1982 and 1983. 

Dr. Perkins’ fellowship experience was related to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, eyes, face, head and neck. In 1991, Dr. Perkins received his board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 

Since his return to Indianapolis and beginning his private practice, Dr. Perkins has been actively involved in teaching facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to the Indiana University School of Medicine residents, where he holds the appointment of Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. As a Fellowship Director and Past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Perkins regularly makes presentations at national and international meetings and symposiums. He is continually invited to be a key Faculty and often a Guest of Honor speaker. He has been an invited speaker at meetings throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Mexico, and as far away as Australia and Singapore.

He was also awarded the R. Mark Rafaty Award on behalf of the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for his outstanding contributions to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Perkins is an author and editor for numerous peer-reviewed medical publications, including articles in major journals and book chapters.

He has been named Top Doctor by Castle Connolly, who poll his peers in plastic and facial plastic surgery. He has been listed as a Top Doctor in Indianapolis Monthly magaine, recognized by his peers locally and nationally, for 30 years.

Meridian Plastic Surgeons

In 2002, Dr. Perkins merged his practice in partnership with board certified Plastic Surgeon, Bruce W. Van Natta, MD, enabling patients to have full facial, body and esthetic services performed at one location. Other associates practicing with Dr. Perkins and Dr. Van Natta are Dr. Christine L. Kelley, Dr. A. Michael Sadove and Dr. Mark Hamilton.

Board Certifications and Appointments

Dr. Perkins has always specialized in and limited his practice to facial plastic surgery.

  • Board certified: American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Board certified: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellowship Director and Past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the past 31 years

Stephen W. Perkins, MD is a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and performs only facial plastic surgery, which includes reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face. He is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

When looking for a surgeon to perform your facial plastic surgery procedure(s), it is important to choose someone who is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This means your surgeon has undergone rigorous initial training and testing as well as ongoing education in order to keep their board certifications up-to-date. It also means that a particular surgeon has chosen to focus specifically in the field of facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Perkins has over 30 years of experience. Trust your face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon.