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Henry C. Vasconez, MD, FACS

William S. Farish Endowed Chair of Plastic Surgery
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
Director, Burn and Wound Clinic

Practice areas

  • Cosmetic Surgery Associates
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Faculty rank

Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery



Central University Medical School, Quito, Ecuador


General Surgery, University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, Ill.
Plastic Surgery, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta


International Craniofacial Center for Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Dallas

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
American Board of Plastic Surgery Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery


Additional information


My name is Henry C. Vásconez; I am the William S. Farish Endowed Chair and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery, Director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Team and Clinic, and a professor in both plastic surgery and pediatrics at the University Of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington.

I earned my medical degree from Central University Medical School in Quito, Ecuador, after which I received a public health certificate and fellowship in rural and tropical medicine in the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle and the Galapagos Islands. I completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago, a residency in plastic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta and a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the International Craniofacial Institute in Dallas.

I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons, and a Subspecialty Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Among my many professional memberships are the American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery.

I have published extensively, including more than 60 journal articles and 15 textbook chapters. I am an invited lecturer, visiting professor, and presenter at medical education programs and symposia, both nationally and internationally. I am the recipient of several research grants, and currently the principal investigator in a national clinical trial in burn treatment.