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Wesley P. Thayer MD, PhD

Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Acute and Reconstructive Burn
  • Aesthetics
  • Burn
  • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery



  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - Emory University, 2000
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Emory University, 2000
  • Residency - University of Virginia Health System, 2004
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2007
  • Fellowship - University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, 2008

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2006
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - American Board of Physician Specialties, 2009
  • Orthopedic Surgery - American Board of Physician Specialties, 2011

Patient Comments

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I'm very satisfied with Dr Thayer's treatment and his knowledge
February 27, 2024
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January 23, 2024
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Dr Thayer is excellent at explaining his process and plan and very patient with my questions. He took time to address all of my questions and concerns and never made me feel rushed. He was not dismissive or patronizing about any question and treated me like my questions were as important to him as to me.
January 4, 2024
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Have already recommended several people to see Dr Thayer
December 28, 2023
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The Doctor was extremely nice and explained my procedure thoroughly
December 25, 2023
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Excellent providers.
December 25, 2023
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Dr. Thayer is the best. He's just the nicest.
December 22, 2023
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I felt as though I did not get aftercare instructions outside of my specific questions
December 13, 2023
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I will never go to anyone else.
December 7, 2023
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