Dr. Scott Spear is the founding Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital and also the founder of the Washington, D.C. area 6 year integrated training program in plastic surgery. He is past President of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the past President of The Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Spear is recognized leader and pioneer in plastic surgery, specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers and chapters particularly on breast surgery, and authored 3 editions of the seminal textbook, Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art. He is the founder and co-chair of the important groundbreaking multidisciplinary conference, Breast Cancer Coordinated Care (‘BC3”).
He is widely credited with developing or contributing to many advanced in Plastic Surgery including the FDA approval of saline and silicone breast implants, Nipple Sparing Mastectomy, Anatomically Shaped Breast Implants, Acellular Dermal Matrices for both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery, augmentation-mastopexy, fat grafting in reconstructive breast surgery, the concept of the neosubpectoral pocket, nipple reconstruction, and nipple tattooing.
He has been honored as the Varaztad Kazanjian lecturer at the MGH, the Robert Goldwyn, Lecturer at Harvard, the Thuss lecturer at Vanderbilt, the Hoyle Campbell lecturer at the University of Toronto, the Bernard Sarnat lecturer at Cedars of Sinai, the Eugene H. Courtiss memorial lecturer at Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Theogaraj lecturer at the Medical College of Virginia, the Tanzer lecturer at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical center, the Millard lecturer at Georgetown University Hospital, and the Spear lecturer at Georgetown University Hospital.
List of publications concerning breast surgery on Pubmed