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Meet Dr. Grady Core Core Plastic Surgery

Meet Dr. Grady Core,
Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Grady Core is widely recognized in the field of plastic surgery as one of the inventors of endoscopic (minimally invasive) plastic surgery. Dr. Core was a co-developer of the technique in 1991 and has developed applications in the face, breast and abdomen since that time. He has taught the technique to other plastic surgeons throughout the world since 1992. He has been an invited speaker from Australia, to South America, to Europe, as well as prestigious universities such as New York University, Temple and others.

Education & Training

Dr. Core is originally from Arkansas where he attended undergraduate school at the University of Arkansas and later medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Core completed full training in general surgery at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, an affiliate of Einstein University in New York City, New York. As a practicing general surgeon, Dr. Core was a member of the teaching faculty at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma until later developing an interest in plastic surgery. Dr. Core trained in plastic surgery at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and subsequently came to Birmingham, Alabama where he was a Clinical Instructor in plastic surgery for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Core later served as Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans until returning in 1996 to make Birmingham his permanent home. He lives with his wife, Heidi, and three sons in Vestavia.

Mayo Clinic

  • Rochester, Minnesota, 1989-1991
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Flushing Hospital Affiliate Of Einstein University

  • Flushing, New York
  • General Surgery, 1986-1988
  • Chief Residency, 1987-1988

Oral Roberts University

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1984-1986
  • General Surgery

University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

  • Little Rock, Arkansas, 1981-1984
  • General Surgery

University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

  • Medical Doctorate, 1981

University Of Arkansas

  • Bachelor of Science, 1977, with Honors
  • Major – Zoology; Minor – Chemistry
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Board Certification

Dr. Core has numerous articles in Plastic Surgery literature and is a regular presenter and teacher at the Plastic Surgery meetings around the world. Dr. Core’s long training and experience give him a broad range of expertise in the field of aesthetic surgery. He has extensive experience in plastic surgery of the face and nose, aesthetic breast surgery, and body contouring as well as cosmetic laser surgery. Dr. Core has been certified by both the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Core is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, a peer-selected honor society composed of approximately 300 members across the globe. In order to become a member of this respected organization, surgeons must have provided a “significant contribution to the field of plastic surgery.” He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as numerous other plastic surgery organizations. He has been selected for Best Doctors in the U.S.: Southeast Region, and in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

The American Board Of Surgery

  • January 30, 1989
  • Recertified October 16, 1998

The American Board Of Plastic Surgery

  • November 12, 1994

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Priestley Society of Mayo Clinic Alumnae in Surgery
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons


  • Flex – 1980
  • Medical Licenses: AR, OK, NY, MN, AL, LA
  • Active: AL # 15982
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Honors & Achievements

Dr. Grady B. Core is pictured with ASAPS President, Dr. Clyde Ishii. At the ASAPS meeting in New York (April 2018), Dr. Core was presented with the Jerome R. Klingbeil Award for Teaching Excellence. This was presented for his achievements as an outstanding Teaching Course instructor. This award is conferred upon Teaching Course instructors who have donated their time and expertise to furnish significant and long-term contributions to the Society and the specialty.

  • Best paper, 1991 Plastic Surgery Senior Resident Conference Madison, WI
  • Outstanding Young Men of America – 1986
  • Phi Eta Sigma Scholastic Honorary Society, U of A
  • Plastic Surgery Intraining Exam 1991, [93rd percentile]
  • The Best Doctors in the U.S.: Southeast Region, 1996-1997
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1996- present
  • Best Plastic Surgeons in New Orleans New Orleans Magazine, August 1995
  • Traveling Professor – American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 2006- 2007, 2009 -2010
  • Tiffany Award for best scientific presentation, ASPS Annual Meeting, Boston, 2010:
    Progressive Indications for Muscle Lifting in Lower Eyelid and Midface Rejuvenation
  • ASPS Outstanding Paper Presentation, Plastic Surgery:The Meeting, Lateral Access Recontouring for Rejuvenation of Lower Lid, San Diego, 2013.

Read more about Dr. Core’s publications, lectures, presentations, editorships, and demonstrations by downloading a copy of his CV.

Academic Appointments

Tulane University School Of Medicine

  • New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992-1995
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Oral Roberts University

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1988-1989
  • Assistant Professor, General Surgery

University Of Alabama At Birmingham

  • Birmingham, Alabama, 1991-1992
  • Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery

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