Galen Perdikis, M.D., FACS

Professor of Plastic Surgery
Department of Plastic Surgery

Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South
Room / Suite
(615) 936-0198

Dr. Perdikis joins our surgical faculty as Chair and Professor of Plastic Surgery in the Vanderbilt Department of Plastic Surgery after holding the position of Professor and Chair of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. His clinical areas of interest include breast augmentation and reconstructive surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, body contouring and surgical management of lymphadema.

Dr. Perdikis is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons  and holds memberships with Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 

Research interest

Dr. Perdikis  has presented his research on numerous topics ranging from facial aesthetic surgery to breast reconstruction outcomes at national and international conferences. He is a journal submissions reviewer for the Annals of Plastic Surgery and the Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques and has served on the editorial boards of ePlasty and the Journal of Plastic Surgery.


Perdikis received his medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He served as house officer at Groote Schurr Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, and senior house officer at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom. He completed a general surgery residency and a research fellowship at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as a fellowship in Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Plastic Surgery
D-4207 Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN  37232

Adult Plastic Surgery
The Vanderbilt Clinic, Suite 3701
1301 Medical Center Dr.
Appointments 615-322-2350

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Medical Center East
1215 21st Ave. So., Suite 6050
Phone (615) 936-2700