William Truswell, M.D., F.A.C.S.

William H. Truswell, IV, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Highlights


Experience

Dr. Truswell has been in practice in western Massachusetts in facial plastic surgery for over 40 years. His practice is now limited to cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery. He was the first in this area to have an accredited private office surgical suite.

Active for many years in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Truswell served as its President from 2017 to 2018 and continues to serve on its Board of Directors as Immediate Past President. He is currently president of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2018 to 2021). He is sought world over to lecture and teach at conferences in his field. He has taught and operated in 12 countries around the world.

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Truswell has repaired significant facial injuries from motor vehicle accidents to shotgun and chain saw wounds, performed resections of advanced head and neck cancer with appropriate reconstruction, and for the last 25 years mostly facial cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Truswell has authored and/or edited 3 textbooks: Surgical Rejuvenation – a Road Map to Safe and Reliable Outcomes, Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions – Techniques and Applications, and Everyday Challenges in Facial Plastic Surgery, four books for the public on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and contributed many articles to journals and chapters to textbooks in his field.

 

Education

Dr. Truswell did his undergraduate studies at Hobart College, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Chemistry in 1968. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 1972 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Following his general surgical residency training in Syracuse, New York, he did a double residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

He received his board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1991 with Maintenance of Certification in 2007, and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in 1976.

A Word From William Truswell, M.D., F.A.C.S.

"Having been raised in an artistic family, it was a natural choice for me to develop both skill and passion for cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery. Every operation and treatment I perform must be designed specifically for each individual patient, whether it is cosmetic facial surgery or facial reconstruction after tumor resection or trauma. I believe patient education is paramount to achieve excellent results and happy outcomes. I love teaching patients, young surgeons at national seminars, and native surgeons on medical mission trips around the world."

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