Samuel L. Oyer, MD

Samuel L. Oyer, M.D.

Samuel Oyer, MDFacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Samuel L. Oyer, MD, FACS is board certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.  He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University and went on to complete residency training in Otolaryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina.  He completed specialized fellowship training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University that encompassed the breadth of cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeries.  After fellowship, Dr. Oyer joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina where he practiced for 5 years rising to the rank of Associate Professor prior to transitioning to the University of Virginia.

Dr. Oyer’s practice is focused exclusively on cosmetic and reconstructive treatments of the head and neck in all age groups.  His interests include surgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation along with facial reconstruction following skin cancer removal or facial trauma.  He also has experience in cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty and a strong background treating facial paralysis.

Dr. Oyer is active in research with an interest in patient outcomes related to facial paralysis, rhinoplasty, and facial reconstruction.  He has numerous publications and has delivered talks and participated in panel discussions at multiple national meetings related to many topics within Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.  He served as Co-Chair for the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Annual meeting in 2019 and also actively contributes material for the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) Board Examination and Maintenance of Certification.  He was honored in 2015 with the Jack Anderson Award for the highest score in the nation on the ABFPRS Board certification examination.

His Mission is every face and every person is unique.  Whether a person is seeking facial rejuvenation or in need of reconstruction following an injury, we all want to present our best and most natural appearing face to the world.  My mission is to learn each person’s specific goals and motivations for treatment to arrive at an individualized plan that best accomplishes this goal.

Outside of work, he and his wife, Mary, enjoy numerous outdoors activities such as hiking, kayaking and cycling.  He also enjoys playing sports, particularly basketball and plays piano and guitar.

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