Miami- Dr. Chad Perlyn, Attending Plastic Surgeon on the Medical Staff at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery for Florida International University College of Medicine, has been elected President of the Greater Miami Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. The Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons (MSPS), is one of the state’s largest and most established professional organizations representing plastic surgeons. The organization provides an educational forum and academic environment for plastic surgeons involved in all aspects of patient care, including cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction, hand surgery, burns, and pediatric plastic surgery. In addition, the society is dedicated to the advancement of new techniques and patient safety in South Florida. Members of the Society are elected by their peers and must have completed strict training and hold certification credentials.
“I am honored to have been asked by my peers to serve in this role,” said Dr. Perlyn. “Some of the most extraordinary advancements in plastic surgery have come from our city, and today Miami is home to one of the largest collectives of board-certified plastic surgeons in the country. I look forward to representing such a prestigious group of physicians and helping to ensure that Miami’s legacy as one of the premiere cities for plastic surgery, be it aesthetic or reconstructive, remains true,” he said.
Dr. Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon on the medical staff at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. His practice is dedicated to caring for children and young adults with congenital or acquired anomalies and injuries. His particular interests are in craniofacial surgery, vascular anomalies, and pigmented lesions of the skin. After receiving his undergraduate degree in English literature from Northwestern University, Dr. Perlyn attended medical school at the University of Miami where he graduated with honors. He then completed his general surgery and plastic surgery training at Washington University/Barnes Hospital in Saint Louis, one of the country’s oldest and most established plastic surgery training programs.
During his residency, Dr. Perlyn was the recipient of an American College of Surgeons Fellowship, allowing him to spend three years at the University of Oxford in England completing a doctorate degree in craniofacial molecular biology. While at Oxford, Dr. Perlyn studied why children are born with particular facial birth defects, and as a result of his efforts, he received several national and international awards. He has published numerous scientific papers and articles and lectured in several countries. Following the completion of his plastic surgery training, Dr. Perlyn went on to complete a fellowship craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital® – part of Miami Children’s Health System–is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital (2022)
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 800 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. In the 2022-2023 U.S. News ranking, the hospital tied with two other hospitals as the number one children’s hospital in Florida. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.