University Plastic Surgeons provides patients with world-class reconstructive and cosmetic surgical services. Our highly skilled team of surgeons is specially trained in each area of plastic surgery, from craniofacial surgery and cleft lip and palate repair to breast augmentation and rhinoplasty, and will help patients understand the benefits and risks of each procedure.

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Our Doctors

University Plastic Surgeons physicians and support team offer a unique combination of skills. Serving as the region’s primary reconstructive surgeons, treating those requiring the most advanced skills following accidents, burns, severe medical conditions, or infant and adult abnormalities, University Plastic Surgeons physicians serve patients with the most challenging and difficult ailments in the field of plastic surgery.

Our professionally trained physicians use their skills to treat patients seeking cosmetic surgery of the face, breast or body. Each doctor is a member of the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis.



Sonia M. Alvarez, MD

Dr. Alvarez is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Uzoma Ben Gbulie

Uzoma Ben Gbulie, MD, FACS

Dr. Gbulie is certified by American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery.

William L. Hickerson, MD, FACS

Dr. Hickerson is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Richard “Ricky” Dawson Holloway III, FNP-C, CCRN

Richard Holloway is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Xi Lin Jing, MD

Dr. Jing's special interests include pediatric craniofacial surgery and pediatric and adult facial trauma.

Petros Konofaos, MD, PhD

Dr. Konofaos is on the Greek Boards of Plastic Surgery and European Boards of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery.

Roberto D. Lachica, MD

Dr. Lachica is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Edward Luce, MD

Dr. Luce is certified by the American Board of Surgery with sub-specialty certification in Critical Care by American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Sai Ramakrishna Velamuri, MD

Dr. Velamuri holds medical degree from Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College.
Robert D Wallace

Robert D. Wallace, MD

Dr. Wallace is certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.