William H. Lindsey, M.D., F.A.C.S


Dr. Lindsey is a graduate of the University of Richmond where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. He graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1990 and completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UVA in 1995. During his head and neck surgery training, Dr. Lindsey developed a strong interest in plastic surgery of the face. Following his residency, he completed a specialized fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship in South Carolina. This advanced training was devoted to cosmetic surgery, facial reconstruction and the repair of congenital anomalies in children. At the conclusion of his fellowship, Dr. Lindsey returned to the University of Virginia as an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology for 4 years. He moved to Northern Virginia in 2000 to practice facial plastic surgery and joined the staff at George Washington University Medical Center. He has been in private practice facial plastic surgery since 2001.
Board Certification
Dr. Lindsey received his board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1996 and from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999. Dr. Lindsey is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He also is a Fellow of the Triological Society and a member of the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery.

Research and Publications
Dr. Lindsey began basic science and clinical research in Plastic Surgery in 1987. As a first year medical student, the American Medical Association selected him as one of the top 10 medical student researchers in the United States. As a resident in Otolaryngology, Dr. Lindsey’s research on tissue adhesives won the Southern Section Resident Research Award from the Triological Society. As a facial plastic surgery fellow, Dr. Lindsey’s research on advanced techniques of forehead lifting earned him an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery research award. Finally as an attending physician at the University of Virginia, Dr. Lindsey was awarded multiple research grants for research on growth factors influence on facial reconstruction. He also won the Ira Tresley Award for the most outstanding facial plastic research by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Lindsey has published more than 25 papers in scientific journals and has given over 60 presentations at national and international scientific meetings. He has contributed to 2 textbooks on plastic and reconstructive surgery and continues to conduct research to advance facial plastic surgical knowledge. He continues to engage in research with George Washington University Otolaryngology residents and received an investigator development grant in 2009.

Clinical Experience
Dr. Lindsey has significant experience in facial plastic surgery. As of January 2010, he has performed approximately 3400 facelifts, 2400 eyelid procedures, 470 rhinoplasties, 270 excision of turkey neck procedures, 1000 hair restoration procedures, and 5000 botox treatments. He generally subscribes to the philosophy that more is not always better, and prefers a natural, refreshed appearance over that of an “operated upon” result. At an in-office consultation, a portfolio of several hundred cases is available along with more than 300 patient postop letters for review.

Pro Bono Experience
Dr. Lindsey believes in contributing his time and expertise to those less fortunate. He has traveled overseas to repair facial birth defects as part of Children’s Cross Connections, a non-denominational religious medical mission. He is also actively involved in Face to Face, the domestic violence repair initiative of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This group of facial plastic surgeons contributes surgical procedures to abuse victims to help erase some of the physical scars of domestic violence.

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