Robert T. Buchanan, M.D.
Background & Specialties
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1980
American Board of Surgery, June 9, 1978 (not active)
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, 1990 (1st year offered), recertified 1998
Elected by peers to lead local and national Plastic Surgical and other medical Organizations. (See below)
Has Published and Presented on multiple cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgical subjects. (See bibliography at www.PlasticSurgeryToday.yourmd.com, and Publications and Presentations below)
Full Professor of Plastic Surgery (See Teaching Appointments below)
An innovative surgeon (See Achievements under Honors and Awards)
AMA Physician Recognition Award given for a superior level of continuing medical education: 1981, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003 & 2006 (Available every 3 years).
Washington University, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1976-1978, Plastic Surgery Residency.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1972-1976, General Surgery Residency.
US Navy, Field Surgical Officer, Viet Nam and Jacksonville, FL 1970-72
Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX, 1969-70, Straight Surgical Internship.
Medical College of Georgia, M.D. degree, 1969
Clinical Professor teaching Residents, Fellows and students from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center while in private practice 1992-1999
Professor, teaching full time while caring for patients in the Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, City, OK, 1978-1992
He continues to mentor young physicians and students through organizations in which he participates. They constantly stimulate him to stay current and ahead of the majority of other surgeons in order to provide the type of input they must have.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Buchanan has authored numerous articles based on research in national refered journals and books on subjects spanning the full breadth of Plastic Surgery. These include articles dealing with the physical effects of breast augmentation, Burns, Cleft Palate repair, facial fractures, nutritional support, and the first report of a free microvascular joint transplant.
He has been invited faculty of national and international courses and symposia of multiple plastic surgery organizations lecturing on multiple aspects of Plastic Surgery.
He has had papers accepted and presented them at the annual meetings of multiple Plastic Surgery organizations.
He has been the invited speaker at the programs of local hospitals and civic organizations.
Dr. Buchanan has developed and helped refine a number of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. With a broad knowledge of the basics, he has been able to take procedures developed for reconstruction, use them cosmetically, and vise versa.
Member of Speakers Bureau:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Previously, Oklahoma State Medical Society
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Buchanan enjoys hiking in the wonderful area in which he lives, fly fishing, photography, painting, and spending time with his family.