Dr. Robert 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 1996.
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.
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. NKJV