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Dr. John M. Weeter Plastic Surgeon

About Dr. Weeter

Dr. Weeter has now retired after 40 rewarding years. He thanks all the patients and health-care providers that have been a part of his practice for making his career so worthwhile and gratifying.

This legacy of caring for the patients of Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and beyond will continue as he passes the baton on to Dr. Tom Noel and Dr. Ryan Wermeling.

Dr. John M. WeeterDr. Weeter, a native Louisvillian and third generation physician, graduated from Vanderbilt University and earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky. After general surgery training at the Medical University of South Carolina, his plastic and reconstructive surgery training was at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery was earned in 1979, and Certification of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery was granted in 1999 from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, of which he is a member. He was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons in 1980 and is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

His clinical career has included appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Louisville, Clinical Director of the Burn Unit at Kosair Children's Hospital, and a member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Program of Kentucky's Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.

Dr. Weeter has been involved in the broad range of plastic surgical services. Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgery is a more important emphasis of his practice in recent years. He has received Certification of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has done clinical research on cosmetic surgical products, such as collagen injections and breast implants. His special interest in rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), facial rejuvenation surgery including endoscopic and laser assisted procedures, and cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery has helped many patients achieve their goals.

Dr. Weeter is married and has four children. Outside of medicine he enjoys tennis, sailing, genealogy, and raising orchids.

My Personal Practice Philosophy

In the more than thirty years of the practice of Cosmetic, Reconstructive, and Plastic Surgery, I have been offering my patients an uncompromising dedication to personalized care and to meet each individual's unique needs and goals. It begins with an honest, thorough and insightful consultation, proceeds to precise state of the art surgical care, and includes attentive and long-term aftercare. Confidentiality is respected throughout this process.

I am also very committed to giving back to society. In addition to teaching at the University of Louisville, I donate my time and skills to those in need. I have been involved in international medical care and teaching throughout my medical career. I have spent about two weeks each year in Latin America, teaching and performing cleft lip, cleft palate, and burn reconstructive surgery on patients with few resources. Giving of my skills enhances my medical practice and my life.