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Associates In Plastic Surgery PLLC

4001 Kresge Way
Suite 220
Louisville, KY 40207

Phone: 502-895-5466

Dr. John M. Weeter

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Dr WeeterDr. Weeter, a native Louisvillian and third generation physician, graduated from Vanderbilt University and earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky. After general surgery training at the Medical University of South Carolina, his plastic and reconstructive surgery training was at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery was earned in 1979, and Certification of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery was granted in 1999 from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, of which he is a member. He was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons in 1980 and is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

His clinical career has included appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Louisville, Clinical Director of the Burn Unit at Kosair Children's Hospital, and a member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Program of Kentucky's Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.

Dr. Weeter has a long-time interest and experience in international medical care. He has traveled overseas studying, providing medical care, and teaching in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama, Argentina, and Taiwan. He speaks Spanish. The International Committee of the Jefferson County Medical Society and Sister Cities of Louisville chose Dr. Weeter to be their Founding Chairman. 1990 was the start of his annual medical mission trips to South and Central America to teach plastic surgery and care for children with cleft lips and palates, birth defects, and burn scar deformities. Interplast, an organization that teaches and cares for children with these medical challenges, chose him to be a Team Leader or a Visiting Educator for these one to three week missions.

Dr. Weeter has been involved in the broad range of plastic surgical services. Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgery is a more important emphasis of his practice in recent years. He has received Certification of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has done clinical research on cosmetic surgical products, such as collagen injections and breast implants. His special interest in rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), facial rejuvenation surgery including endoscopic and laser assisted procedures, and cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery has helped many patients achieve their goals.

The respect that he has received by his medical colleagues is reflected by referrals and consultation from other practices and satisfied patients, and by their election of him to leadership roles in hospital staffs and medical societies. He has received recognition awards for his international educational actives by Louisville's Mayor Sloan (1985) and Sister Cities of Louisville (1995).

Dr. Weeter is married and has four children. Outside of medicine he enjoys tennis, sailing, genealogy, and raising orchids.

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1967
  • University of Kentucky, M.D. 1971
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Straight Surgery 1971-1972
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
    General Surgery 1972-1975
  • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 1975-1978
  • American College of Surgeons
Teaching Appt:
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine -
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Visiting Professor in Plastic Surgery, LaPlata, Argentina 1994
Board Certification
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - April 27, 1979
Certification of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery:
  • American Society for Aesthetic Surgery
  • Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure - 1972-present
Medical Societies:
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Burn Association
  • American Cleft Palate Association
  • Kentucky Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Louisville Society of Plastic Surgeons - Founding President ‘93-‘94
  • Kentucky Medical Association
  • Jefferson County Medical Society
  • Media Relations Committee Chairman - 1991-1992
  • International Committee 1993-present (Chairman ‘93 -‘94)
Hospital Staff Appointments:
  • Baptist Hospital East
  • Norton Suburban Hospital
  • Kosair-Children’s Hospital
  • Jewish Hospital
  • University of Louisville Hospital
  • “Thermal, Electrical, and Chemical Injuries”
    A Basic Textbook of Surgery
    Co-authored chapter with Curtis P. Artz, M.D.
  • "Initial Assessment and Management of Burns"
    Co-producer with Curtis P. Artz, M.D.
Clinical Investigator:
  • McGhan Corporation - Breast Implant Study
  • Collagen Corporation - Injectable Collagen Implants
  • Mentor Corporation - Breast Implant Study
Volunteer Programs:
  • Interplast – Ecuador
  • Sister Cities (Louisville-Quito Committee)
  • Project HOPE: Hospital Ship Voyages to Ecuador (l964) and Nicaragua (1966) as student volunteer
  • Fundacion Rostros Felices (Foundation Happy Faces) - Ecuador
  • Children’s Aid Mission International – Guatemala
Appointments & Elected Positions:
  • Quality & Utilization Management Committee
  • Breast Disease Task Force
  • MEDICAL DIRECTOR - Kosair-Children’s Hospital Burn Center - 1983-2003
  • VICE PRESIDENT - Kentucky Society for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons-1994
  • CHAIRMAN-DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY - Suburban Medical Center - 1994-1995
Service Awards:
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