Heather R. Faulkner, MD, MPH, FACS

Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Reconstructive Surgeon
Breast Cancer


Heather Faulkner, MD, MPH, FACS, is assistant professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery, Dr. Faulkner's primary clinical focus is aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breasts and body.

Dr. Faulkner is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She holds professional memberships with American Medical Women's Association, Association of Women Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons.

Prior to joining the Emory faculty, from 2015-2021, she was at Massachusetts General Hospital where she served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Mass General Brigham Salem Hospital, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Director of Quality and Safety for the Division of Plastic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.


Dr. Faulkner earned her MD from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and her Masters in Public Health in Quantitative Methods from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed a general surgery residency at the University of Southern California, a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a reconstructive/aesthetic breast surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.


Dr. Faulkner's research interests include clinical outcomes, quality improvement, and health services research in plastic and reconstructive surgery.


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