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Jacob Unger, MD

plastic and reconstructive surgery
Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University
Maxwell Aesthetics
Nashville, TN

Professional Statement

Dr. Jacob G. Unger is a board-certified plastic surgeon, as well as a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, specializing in aesthetic surgery of the face, nose, eyes, breast and body and reconstructive surgery following trauma and cancer. Dr. Unger completed his pre-medical studies at Tulane University, where he graduated as the top ranked “Senior Scholar” in the philosophy department, was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and was appointed as a valedictorian. He completed his graduate studies in Medicine at New York University on an academic scholarship. While there, he received multiple research awards and grants and presented around the country on breast surgery and cutting-edge 3D imaging. Following his graduate studies, Dr. Unger completed his residency in integrated plastic surgery at the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern. Here, he was elected as the administrative chief resident of the Department of Plastic Surgery, as well as the first ever Resident Ambassador to the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and was a member on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Furthering his study of cutting edge techniques in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as breast surgery, Dr. Unger completed a fellowship in Ear Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery in France. As well as his full clinical commitments, Dr. Unger is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University and Co-Founder of a Biotech company that focuses on innovations in plastic surgery and has a patent pending on a new device to improve the process for breast cancer patients.


10 years






Maxwell Aesthetics2020 21st Avenue SouthNashville, TN 37212

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    Clinique Bizet

    Aesthetic Medicine

  • Residency

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

    UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Trained from 06/01/2009 to 05/31/2015

  • Undergraduate School

    Tulane University of Louisiana


  • Graduate School

    NYU School of Medicine


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Apex Publication Award Recipient for “Best Blog Content” for “PRS Resident Chronicles”
  • International Scholar Committee Member - American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Foundation
  • Public Education Committee Member – American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee

Hospital Affiliations

  • Centennial Medical Center
  • Curahealth
  • Skyline Hospital
  • St. Thomas Midtown

Awards & Recognitions

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Resident Quiz Bowl National Champion
  • Apex Publication Award Recipient for “Social Media - Best Blog Content” for “PRS Resident Chronicles”
  • Awarded “Senior Scholar of Philosophy
  • Cronin Award: Lee ML, MD, Unger JG, MD Adams WP, MD
  • Deans List
  • Plastic Surgery Education Foundation (PSEF) Clinical Research Essay Contest - Junior Category. - (First Place Prize)
  • Resident “Excellent in Research” Award
  • Summa Cum Laude with Honors
  • William Wallace Peery Society Medal Winner (Top GPAs of Class)

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