William J. Hedden MD

Birmingham, AL, US
William J. Hedden MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Hedden's career is guided by a philosophy of helping people, eliminating pain and guiding patients to a more beautiful appearance and a true sense of inner happiness. I believe my sculpting background allows me to see and achieve the best result possible. We want to help you look as good as you feel. I treat every patient as if they were part of my family because once I operate on someone they do become part of our family. We even make house calls. Our office is uniquely designed to provide comfort, privacy, and confidentiality for each patient. Our staff has years of experience with all aspects of plastic surgery and will be available to answer any questions or concerns that might arise before or after surgery.

Practice Specialization

Aesthetic Surgery of the face, breast and body.
Breast Reconstruction, including microsurgical techniques.
Body Contouring after massive weight loss (gastric bypass).
Secondary Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery — Dr. Hedden is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
American Board of Surgery — Dr. Hedden is board eligible in general surgery an a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery (ABS), which is also a specialty board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Professional Background

Broward*Community College* — Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Associate of Arts (with honors), 1984

University of Florida — Gainesville, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Majoring in sculpting and anatomy (with honors), 1987

University*of South Florida* — Tampa, Florida
Doctorate of Medicine, 1993

Louisiana State University Medical Center — Shreveport, Louisiana
Resident in Surgery, 1994-1999
Diplomat to National Board of Medical Examiners, 1994
Chief Resident, 1998-1999

University*of Alabama at Birmingham* — Birmingham, Alabama
Resident in Plastic Surgery, 1999-2001

Publications and Presentations

1) Natural History of Venous Repair for Penetrating Venous Trauma.
Presented at the Louisiana Chapter of American College of American Surgeons (1996). Winner of Physician In Training Award.

Winner of the Region VI Resident Trauma Competition (1995)

Presented at the American Association of Surgical Trauma (1995). Under review for publication.

2) Arterial Repair of Penetrating Carotid Injury.

Presented at the American College of Surgeons National Conference (1996).

3) Skin Homografting Between Identical Twins; 84% Total Burn Surface Area Grafted with 5000 cm2 from a Six Antigen Matched Twin.

Presented at the Southern Medical Association (1996).

Physician In Training Competition Scientific Paper Recognition Award.

Published in Southern Medical Journal (1996).

4) Expression of ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 in MRL/Mp-1pr/1pr Autoimmune Mice.

Presented at the National Conference for Experimental Biology (1997).

Submitted for Publication.

5) Expression of P-sel in MRL/Mp-1pr/1pr Mice.

Presented at the American College of Rheumatology National Meeting (1997).

6) Expression of E-sel and P-sel in C-57 Mice After Treatment with Cyclosporine.

Currently processing for publication.

7) Expression of E-sel and P-sel in C-57 Mice After Treatment with FK506.

Currently processing for publication.

8) Tracing of Afferent Pathways from the Femoral-Saphenous Vein to the Dorsal Root Ganglia Using Transport of Horseradish Peroxidase.

Published in the Journal of the Autonomic Nervous System (1987) Vol. 20.

Awards & Honors

St Clair Art Scholarship
Top Surgical resident for 1994-96
Winner of region VI resident trauma competition
Physicians In Training Award at the Louisiana
Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 1996
Physicians In Training Competition Award at
Southern Medical Association national meeting
Division of Plastic surgery

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Trinity Medical Center
Baptist Health system
St. Vincent’s
Brookwood Medical Center
All Children’s Hospital
Medical Center East
Lake Martin Hospital
Elmore Hospital

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Alabama Society of Plastic Surgery
Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgery
American medical Association
Alabama Medical Society
Jefferson County Medical Association

Your Consultation

This is the most important part of choosing a plastic surgeon. You want to make sure you are comfortable with the Plastic Surgeon and his staff as they will be the ones in charge of your wellbeing following the surgery. We offer complimentary consultation so we can show you why you should trust us with your care.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

We can operate at any of the local hospital but also have our own AAAASF surgical facility to help assure your privacy.

Computer Imaging

Canfield Imaging Systems
Mirror Suite

Skin Care Products

We are affiliated with Greystone Spa and carry all lines of skin care products.

Payment Options

Credit cards

William J. Hedden MD

140 Village St, #100,
Birmingham, AL, UNITED STATES,

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