Dr. Chandler has been in practice for
19 years. A Tennessee native, he graduated from the University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, the recipient of a 4 year ROTC scholarship, and was commissioned as
a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force upon his commencement in 1984.
He graduated from medical school at
the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1988 on an Air Force Health Profession
Scholarship and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He
completed his five-year general surgery residency at the University of
Tennessee, Memphis in 1993 and his three-year plastic surgery residency at
Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas in
After completion of his training, Dr.
Chandler practiced at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington from
1996 through 1998. He was transferred back to Wilford Hall Medical Center where
he advanced to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and became chief of plastic and
reconstructive surgery at the Air Force’s largest medical center until the
completion of his military scholarship obligation.
Dr. Chandler was then asked to join The Plastic
Surgery Group of Memphis in 2004.
Dr. Chandler has led or participated
in seven Air Force humanitarian civic assistance plastic surgery missions to
the countries of Honduras, Peru, and Paraguay, performing over 350
reconstructive procedures. He also performed nine manning assistance missions
to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Lakenheath Royal Air Force Base, England and Ft.
Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska providing plastic surgery support to active
duty personnel, dependents and retirees. He has received both the Army
Commendation Medal and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and completed
the Air Command and Staff College.
Dr. Chandler has extensive experience in cleft
lip and palate reconstruction, burn reconstruction, facial surgery including
blepharoplasties, brow lifts, face lifts, breast surgeries including breast
reconstruction, breast reduction and breast augmentation and body contouring
procedures. He also has experience in microvascular free flaps for
reconstruction. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
and the American Board of Surgery.
As a member of the
Christian Medical and Dental Association, Dr. Chandler has a deep seeded faith in Jesus Christ
with a strong commitment to his family and church. He uses this faith in
helping care for his patients in a kind and thorough manner with an emphasis on
integrity and commitment to excellence. His favorite scripture is Proverbs
3:5-6, Trust in Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own
understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.