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Craniofacial Surgery Reconstructive Surgery Plastic Surgery Todd E Thurston, MS, MD
  • Gender Male

About / Overview

Todd E. Thurston, MS MD is a graduate of the University Of Alabama School of Medicine. While there, he was one of the co-founders of the Equal Access Clinic which provides indigent care for the Birmingham area.  He then proceeded to the University of Kansas Medical Center where he completed an integrated plastic and reconstructive plastic surgery residency.  He subsequently completed a craniomaxillofacial fellowship at The University of Michigan. After completion of his training, Dr. Thurston joined The Plastic Surgery Group. Dr. Thurston is the Director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and serves as the region’s only craniofacial surgeon.

Dr. Thurston’s practice includes cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Additionally, he has a special interest in the care of children with cleft and craniomaxillofacial anomalies as well as interests in research and quality improvement initiatives to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate, affordable and highest quality medical care available.

Dr. Thurston is a member of multiple medical professional societies including The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is published in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Laryngoscope and the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

Dr. Thurston lives on Signal Mountain with his wife Ashley and their three children. He enjoys time with his family, sailing, mountain biking, and photography.

Education / Credentials

  • MD University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Residency - Plastic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Fellowship - Craniomaxillofacial Medicine University of Michigan