The letter notified him that he had successfully passed his third board exam making him one of the few triple board-certified general cosmetic and facial plastic surgeons in the nation.
To qualify to sit for the Facial Plastic Surgery exam, Nease was required to complete an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) head and neck surgery residency and have more than two years experience in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures.
“I am honored to be in this group of elite surgeons, and I’m ready to provide the latest training that I have learned to my patients,” said Nease.
Nease received his original board certification in 2004 by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and his second by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) after he completed his cosmetic surgery fellowship training program in 2007.
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery also recently recognized Nease by inviting him to be a Board Examiner for the annual exam. And, in the past six months, Nease has worked with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery to establish a one year fellowship-training program at Southern Surgical Arts that teaches Cosmetic Surgery to other ABMS-certified general surgeons, head and neck surgeons or plastic surgeons.
On July 1, Vincent Gardner, MD, a general surgeon, from Birmingham, AL joined Nease as his first fellow at Southern Surgical Arts.
Southern Surgical Arts has two locations with a fully accredited AAAHC surgery center in Calhoun, and a satellite, medical spa in Dalton. Construction will begin in a few weeks on a new state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery center in the Southside District of Chattanooga, Tenn.