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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

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
The Dr was very attentive to telling me everything I needed to know, and he listened to and answered my questions fully.
April 18, 2024
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Dr Thayer spent time with me totally informing me of all aspects of the surgery.
April 17, 2024
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Dr Thayer is a god send
April 11, 2024
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Dr. Thayer is extraordinarily great.
March 31, 2024
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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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