The mission of the section of Plastic Surgery is to develop the next generation of plastic surgeons, provide outstanding clinical care that is both compassionate and cost-effective, and make significant advances in plastic and reconstructive surgery through research. Care of patients is what attracts our faculty and residents in surgery, and it continues to be our most important focus. The division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a leader in improving patient care through innovation and research, and our surgeons are leaders in community service as well as clinical and academic excellence.

Our three-year academic program is mandated and fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee, and offers an outstanding operative experience. Our plastic surgeons are trained to treat the entire spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery; most have a focused expertise in a particular subspecialty of plastic surgery. The section's high volume of patients gives faculty and residents extensive surgical experience.

Another hallmark of our section is collaboration. Our faculty and residents routinely collaborate with outstanding specialists throughout the Georgia Health System network. We deliver patient care to four core and affiliated hospitals, as well as to several outpatient surgical centers.

It is with great trust, pleasure and honor that I lead this residency program, and I welcome you with hopes that you will share our enthusiasm and sense of purpose.

Dr. Edmond Ritter


Edmond F. Ritter, M.D., FACS
Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive)
Residency program director
Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery