Dr. Gordon R. Tobin

Dr. Tobin is Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Louisville. Dr. Tobin graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington (1965) and from the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco (1969). His postgraduate education includes an internship at San Francisco General Hospital of the University of California School of Medicine (1970) and residencies at University of Arizona in general surgery (completed in 1975) and in plastic surgery (completed in 1976).

He also was appointed a Maytag Fellow in pediatric plastic surgery and in aesthetic surgery at University of Miami in Florida. Dr. Tobin is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery.

Dr. Tobin is past president of the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons and Greater Louisville Medical Society. He has been elected to the Society of University Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.

His principle research fields are wound healing, muscle anatomy and reconstructive flap design, and composite tissue allograft biology. He is a member of the Louisville hand transplant and composite allograft team that performed the nation’s first hand transplant. He has authored more than 175 scientific papers and more than 25 book chapters and monographs.


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