T. Gerald O’Daniel, MD is a dual Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Facial Plastic Surgeon in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He has over 3 decades of experience performing state of the art aesthetic plastic surgery. He has a busy private practice that concentrates on facial aesthetic procedures, doing over 150 facelifts/necklifts per year. He is the medical director of O’Daniel Plastic Surgery Studio and the Louisville Surgery Center. In addition, he is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Louisville. He is a member of the ISAPS Educational Committee, Residents Education committee and Chair of the ISAPS Journal Club dedicated to teaching and advancing aesthetic surgeons worldwide. He is on the Editorial Board for Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
Dr. O’Daniel trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at University of Louisville. He completed fellowship training programs in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at Washington University, iSt. Louis Missouri, and Ghang Gung Hospital in Taiwan as well as a facial plastic and facial nerve fellowship with Dr Mark May in Pittsburg Pennsylvania. Dr. O’Daniel also did a research fellowship in collaboration with Dr Robert Acland at the University of Louisville.
Dr. O’Daniel is known for contributions in plastic surgery related to face lifting, subplatysmal neck lift surgery, facial assessment, surgical planning and surgical anatomy of the face and neck. He is a leading advocate for adoption of the surgical net in aesthetic surgery for in the emerging concept of gliding procedures. Dr O’Daniel has performed 1000’s of facial aesthetic procedures that have evolved into concepts and techniques that he has shared in numerous publications in plastic surgery journals and book chapters. He has been invited to over 200 national and international meetings to lecture, perform live surgeries and cadaver demonstrations. He has 50 publications and book chapters.