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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

4.8 4.8 172 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Benign Tumors of the Face and Jaws
Facial Trauma
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery
Facial Nerve Disorders
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

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

1215 21st Avenue South
6050 Medical Center East
Nashville, TN 37232-8215

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
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

Very well pleased with Dr. Ries. He was very knowledgeable, & kind.
Patient | December 30, 2016

Dr. Ries & his nursing staff are excellent!
Patient | December 14, 2016

Patient | December 10, 2016

excellent experience with superb outcome
Patient | October 31, 2016

Extremely knowledgeable, answered all pertinent questions.
Patient | October 27, 2016

The doctor was more concerned with how my anatomy looked (after all he is a surgeon) than he was with how I felt. He felt the surgery was a total success but didn't really care if I still had some pain or other issues.
Patient | October 24, 2016

He is extremely knowledgable, caring, skilled, up-to-date.
Patient | October 24, 2016

Dr. Ries is very kind, attentive, and professional!
Patient | October 20, 2016

The facility is very clean.
Patient | September 12, 2016

Patient | September 6, 2016

I have had no bad experience only excellent experiences.
Patient | September 2, 2016

A very good experience Dr. Reis was very nice & friendly & professional. Also caring!
Patient | September 1, 2016

Have recommended and will do so in the future.
Patient | August 29, 2016

Very thorough.
Patient | August 22, 2016

Dr. Reis was awesome!
Patient | July 20, 2016

Dr. Ries is the best!! I have recommended him to several friends already. Wouldn't change anything about my experience.
Patient | July 18, 2016

Patient | June 17, 2016

Dr. Reis & staff are very professional & competent.
Patient | June 14, 2016

I have a number of issues I went into this appointment to address, but Dr. Ries only addressed one of them.
Patient | May 4, 2016