Caroline Chester MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

2201 Murphy Avenue, Suite 403 | Nashville, TN 37203 | P: (615) 320-3773 | F: (615) 320-3773

Meet Dr. Chester

Dr. Caroline Chester, Plastic SurgeonDr. Caroline Chester is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the greater Nashville, Tennessee area.  Versed in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Chester is dedicated to providing you the best in patient care and safety.  Dr. Chester is an internationally known plastic surgeon who has presented papers at many plastic surgery meetings and has been the author of numerous articles on plastic surgery. She has been recognized as one of America’s top surgeons and elected as one of the top plastic surgeons in the DC area during her time in practice at George Washington University.  Please see below for more on her excellent credentials:


  • Undergraduate
    Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN - 1975
  • Medical Degree
    University of Tennessee Medical Unit - Memphis, TN - 1983


  • General Surgery Internship and Residency- Harvard's
    Beth Israel Hospital 1983-1989
  • Plastic Surgery Residency- Harvard's Brigham and
    Women's Hospital 1989 - 1991
  • Fellowship Pediatric Plastic Surgery - Hospital for
    Sick Children in Toronto, ON 1991 - 1992


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1994
  • Certificate of added Qualification for Hand Surgery
    ABPS, 1998


  • George Washington University - Assistant Professor
    of Surgery & Pediatrics 1992 - 2002
  • National Institutes of Health - Consultant in
    Plastic Surgery 1996 - 2002
  • Vanderbilt University - Assistant Clinical Professor
    of Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics 2002 - Present
  • Private Practice - Nashville, Tennessee 2002 -


  • Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Cleft Lip & Palate Association
  • Cumberland Pediatric Foundation
  • Nashville Academy of Medicine
  • Nashville Surgical Society

Current News

15.1 Million Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2013

"The demand for plastic surgery remains strong, with our statistics showing increases in both cosmetic surgical and minimally-invasive procedures," said ASPS President Robert X. Murphy, MD.
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Recordings available from Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2013 on PSEN

Watch dozens of hours of recorded lectures, panels and instructional courses from Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2013. Instructional Courses are divided into Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Practice Management Tracks. General Session A/B/C panels are divided into Breast, Cosmetic and Reconstructive tracks.
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Advertisers Guidelines for Compliance with ASPS Code of Ethics

This ASPS-drafted document is meant to help members better direct their vendors in preparping appropriate marketing material. Download the PDF.
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14.6 Million Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures Performed in 2012

As economic indicators such as auto, retail, and home sales saw gains in 2012 - so too did plastic surgery. According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2012.
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