Scott L. Spear, MD

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Spear is the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and a Professor in the Department of Surgery at Georgetown, where he has been a faculty member since 1981. He is also a collaborator for the Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer and a member of the Breast Cancer Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. His specialty is in plastic and reconstructive surgery, including reconstruction of the breast after mastectomy. Dr. Spear has been a visiting Professor at over a dozen prestigious Universities, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Vanderbilt, the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, University of Texas, University of Florida, Ohio State University, University of California, and the University of Toronto. Dr. Spear is a past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Northeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. In addition, he is the Founder and President of the Royal and Ancient Society of American Plastic Surgeons, and recently served on the Board of Directors for the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Spear has published extensively on various aspects of plastic surgery and has testified as an expert regarding breast implants in front of Congress and the Food and Drug Administration. He has published over 220 papers and chapters, given over 100 presentations, participated in over 540 invited lectures, panels, and courses, and authored the textbook, Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art. He is the breast section editor for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and his opinions are featured in many media forms such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS.