Edwin A. Cortez, MD, FACS
Edwin A. Cortez, MD, FACS, is a nationally recognized facial plastic surgeon in practice for over 35 years. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). He received his Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from the University of Missouri, and later received his Doctor of Medicine degree, also from the University of Missouri. After completing his residency at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Cortez completed a fellowship at the nationally recognized McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic with its director, E. Gaylon McCollough, M.D.
He has served on the board of the directors of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and he is recognized as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been a surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and was the original author of the oral board examination for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Cortez has received recognition as one of the “Best Doctors in America”, “Best Plastic Surgeon” by KC Magazine, and “Best Plastic Surgeon” by the Kansas City Business Journal and was featured on the cover of the Plastic Surgery Practice Journal. Dr. Cortez is an internationally recognized expert and educator in facial plastic surgery, invasive and non-invasive techniques, and skin care and skin rehabilitation. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in the Phenol Croton-Oil Peel, having performed thousands of these procedures. His techniques have been taught to and practiced by facial plastic, plastic, and dermatologic surgeons worldwide.