Jeffrey R. Marcus, MD FAAP FACS
Immediate Past President
Dr. Marcus is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Duke University. He is Board-Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, specializing in aesthetic facial enhancement, with particular interest in rhinoplasty and facial reconstructive surgery. Dr Marcus is also a widely recognized pediatric plastic surgeon and craniofacial surgeon, treating children with facial deformities in North Carolina as well as globally through his charitable global health work. His practice blends aesthetic artistry with technical precision to treat patients seeking cosmetic changes as well as those in need of true restorative facial surgery for challenging conditions.
Surgery of the nose – rhinoplasty – became a primary focus early in Dr. Marcus’ training due to its inherent demand for technical perfection and its marriage of form and function. “The nose is unique and challenging for the surgeon because it occupies the most prominent position on the face and plays a very important functional role. Even subtle problems in either regard can cause a patient great concern.” Dr Marcus performs surgery for aesthetic correction as well as functional surgery to improve nasal breathing.
Rhinoplasty surgery has changed greatly over even the past decade as a result of technical innovations and refinements in surgical technique. Rhinoplasty surgeons come from a variety of backgrounds, but all must share a commitment to continuous study in this ever-evolving field in order to provide patients with the best results possible. Dr Marcus listens to his patients’ goals, observes their concerns, and discusses the options that may be appropriate. Together, a realistic plan to safely and effectively meet their desires is reached.