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Russell Ries, MD, FACS


Professor of Otolaryngology; Carol and John S. Odess Professor in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology; Program Director for the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

4.9 4.9 176 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Benign Tumors of the Face and Jaws
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery
Facial Nerve Disorders
Facial Trauma
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Board Certificates

Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology, 1985
Facial Plastic Surgery - American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1992


MD - University of Tennessee Memphis, 1978
Internship - City of Memphis Hospital, 1979
Internship - Baptist Memorial Hospital, 1980
Residency - Baptist Memorial Hospital, 1981
Residency - Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1984
Fellowship - Tulane Medical Center, 1985


Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
1215 21st Ave. S.
Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Vanderbilt Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
1215 21st Avenue South
Suite 6050
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

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My mom who accompanied me to surgery loved Dr. Ries. That might even say more than the fact that I like him too.
Patient | November 7, 2017

Dr. Ries was very knowledgeable and very thorough about the procedures and made me feel very comfortable.
Patient | November 2, 2017

Very good in all respect!
Patient | October 20, 2017

Could not ask for more.
Patient | September 12, 2017

Dr. Ries is a very competent surgeon, is very pleasant and courteous.
Patient | June 26, 2017

Since 1970 I have had a multitude of basal and squamous cell surgical procedures. This was by far my best experience.
Patient | June 22, 2017

Dr. Ries is the best!
Patient | June 19, 2017

Dr. Ries is very dry and so is hard to read. I think he knows what he is doing and goes about it with time being of the essence. He doesn't talk much but he did explain to me that people don't always think about the build up of Botox in the system and it's last effects over time. I think he is a fine doctor just his bedside manner can be a bit on the dry side and he doesn't smile a lot. But I believe he knows what he is doing and my results were fine so far. Because he is quiet and dry with his humor some wouldn't know how to take him, but he was efficient and moved us through quickly. He is quite different from Dr. Stephans who is very warm and smiles a lot.
Patient | May 20, 2017

Excellent physician & staff.
Patient | May 11, 2017

Dr. Ries is awesome! So caring, so pleasant. Not rushed when he is in the room with you. Once of my best doctors ever.
Patient | May 11, 2017

He explained what I would have to do medicine wise before he could help me and gave me an alternative to surgery because of meds.
Patient | April 5, 2017

Very personable. Compassionate. Very good surgeon.
Patient | March 21, 2017

Dr. Ries is amazing & wonderful!
Patient | February 22, 2017

Really comfortable to be with physician - Great mannerism and knowledgeable.
Patient | February 17, 2017

Was very pleased with Dr. Ries and would recommend to others (in fact, already have!)
Patient | January 23, 2017