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Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS

President and CEO Aloe Skin and Body by Dr. Whitfield

Presentation: Does Biofilm Contribute to Breast Implant Illness?

Biography:

Dr. Whitfield is an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He completed six years of surgical training at Indiana University Medical Center. He remained at the Indiana University Medical Center to complete his Plastic Surgery Residency. At the completion of his Plastic Surgery Residency, he chose to gain additional training in Microsurgery and Aesthetic Surgery by completing a one-year Fellowship in Las Vegas, Nevada under Dr. William Zamboni.

He is an Active Member American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Whitfield focuses on providing clients with nutritional guidance, nutraceutical advice, personal genetic predisposition screening, non-invasive, minimally invasive, and surgical options for treatments all over the body. He has completed over 4000 breast procedures since 2004 including over 500 implant removals. He has the largest series of explant specimens with PCR testing. While serving as the President-Elect of the Research Foundation he gave testimony at the FDA hearings in 2019 regarding BII.

Dr. Whitfield’s Philosophy Statement

Choosing to have surgery is a major life choice. Dr. Whitfield has personally been involved in helping make decisions about surgery since 1992 when his sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. Each patient has to know the risks and benefits so they can make an informed decision. With the proper plan and meticulous attention to detail, each patient has the best opportunity for a successful outcome in my hands. Patient safety is incredibly important to me and at the forefront of each surgical decision. After spending so many years training and practicing I only try to provide the safest and most appropriate surgical care.