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Henry C. Vasconez, MD, FACS

Director, Burn Clinic
Henry C. Vasconez, MD, FACS
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  • Aesthetic Procedures
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery - Pediatric
  • Conditions treated

    Cleft lip and palate,  Facial clefting,  Craniosynostosis,  Skull deformities,  Trigger finger,  Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome,  Nerve injuries,  Tendon injuries,  Pediatric skull shape differences,  Pediatric vascular malformation and hemangiomas (vascular tumors)
  • About

    Henry C. Vásconez is a professor in both plastic surgery and pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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

    Vásconez is 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 his 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.

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

    Dr. Vasconez performs most plastic surgery procedures. He is particularly well-known for the following:

    • Ear reconstruction.
    • Eyelid Reconstruction.
    • Facial reconstruction.
    • Nose reconstruction.
    • Breast surgery.
    • Pediatric cleft lip/palate.
    • Pediatric skull shape differences.
    • Pediatric vascular malformations and hemangiomas (vascular tumors).

    Personal Statement

    I provide the kind of care for my patients that I would want my friends or family to have. A patient should come see me for my measured experience and my ability to present many options or at least a few options for their particular case. I identify what works for each patient based on their situation and based on the experience that I have. We focus on finding the problem, trying to come to a solution, and then proceed and strive for a good outcome.

    Faculty Rank

    Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics


    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 and 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

  • Procedures performed

    • Ear reconstruction
    • Eyelid reconstruction
    • Facial reconstruction
    • Nose reconstruction
    • Breast surgery
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