Dr. Lucas, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, originally came to Knoxville, TN in the Fall of 2002. His current office location is in the state-of-the-art facility at Turkey Creek Medical Center.
Prior to arriving in Knoxville, Dr. Lucas was in private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, and also served as a member of the clinical faculty for The University of North Carolina Division of Plastic Surgery.
Education and experience are the two tenets that have guided Dr. Lucas in his career path as a physician. The field of plastic surgery is truly the anatomic and functional study of the entire body. It requires an understanding of the human body at the start as an embryo, and through its growth and development into adulthood. Just as essential is the observation of the effects of aging and disease processes on human form and function. Only through this global understanding can a plastic surgeon offer comprehensive diagnosis and appropriate treatment to patients as they evolve through the various phases of life.
Dr. Lucas's unique educational background at some of the nation's most prestigious medical centers has served him well, giving him the insight required to offer the most appropriate and cutting edge services in reconstructive surgery as well as in difficult aesthetic problems facing his patients.
Medical School - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. M.D., 1991-1994.
Dental School - Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., D.D.S. Magna Cum Laude, 1987-1991.
Undergraduate - Roanoke College, Salem, Va., B.S. Chemistry, Cum Laude, 1983-1987.
Post Doctoral Training:
Fellowship: Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, 2000-2001.
Residency: Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, 1998-2000.
Residency: General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-1998.
Residency: Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1991-1997.
Internship: General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994-1995.
American Board of Plastic Surgery, September 2002.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC), 2011
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Active Member
Member, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
American Society of Plastic Surgery, Young Plastic Surgeon Committee
Fort Sanders Park West Hospital, Surgical Quality Assurance Committee Member, Thompson Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Team, Thompson Cancer Survival Center
Listed as one of America's Top Surgeons for Cosmetic Surgery in 2009