Greenville plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas McFadden is a leading board certified plastic surgeon with the highest level of experience in the areas of cosmetic facial surgery, breast surgery and body sculpture. His skills, plus his gentle and sophisticated manner have won him the respect of his long list of growing patients.

Having been the FIRST fellowship trained cosmetic surgeon in the upstate under three of the world’s leading cosmetic surgeons, Dr. McFadden’s techniques are the most modern and innovative available. He has authored numerous publications in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and has been an invited guest speaker to speak on his techniques on numerous occasions.

Awards and Honors Highlights

  • Affiliate Associate Professor of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Columbia
  • Top Cosmetic Surgeon in Greenville, SC by Leading Physicians of the World – 2017
  • Voted “Best of the Upstate, Best Cosmetic Surgeon” by Greenville News — 2016, 2017
  • Voted “Best of the Upstate, Best Place for Botox and Fillers” by Greenville News — 2016, 2017
  • American Registry, America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% of Doctors – 2016
  • American Institute of Plastic Surgeons, “10 Best” Plastic Surgeons for South Carolina – 2016
  • TodaysBestPhysicians.com, America’s Best Physicians – 2016
  • Vitals.com Awards:
    • Patient’s Choice Award 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015
    • Compassionate Doctor Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Top 10 Doctor in South Carolina 2014
    • On-Time Award 2015, 2016

Dr. McFadden is a proud graduate of Clemson University and obtained his medical education from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He performed his General Surgery training at East Carolina University and his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at one of the nation’s finest programs at the University of Wisconsin.

Prior to re-entering training as a plastic surgeon, Dr. McFadden proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years as a General Surgeon. He most recently graduated with his Masters of Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Clemson in August 2016. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He is now serving as a member of the board of trustees on Southeastern Society for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons.

Dr. McFadden believes that getting to know his patients personally is an important part of understanding their aesthetic needs. At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, all of our staff wants to take care of you as our family. Your consultation will give you the opportunity to identify the procedures that are right for you and at the same time, foster realistic expectations about the outcome. Dr. McFadden is passionate about giving patients the results they desire along with the assurance of privacy they need.

In his free time, Dr. McFadden enjoys exploring the sights and sounds of Greenville and spending time with his family. He enjoys all sports, especially Clemson sporting events, plays tennis, golf, runs and cycles. He has two wonderful children, Caroline and Thomas, of whom he is very proud. They look forward to building their practice to better serve metro Greenville and the surrounding community.

 

Dr. McFadden raises money for the Alzheimer’s Association on the Ride to Remember, a 3 day, 252 mile ride from Simpsonville to Charleston. He rides in memory of his maternal grandparents, both of whom had Alzheimer’s disease. The last day of the race is 100 miles from Orangeburg to Mount Pleasant crossing the Cooper River Bridge.
Education

Clinical and Laboratory

  • Aesthetics Fellow, Plastic Surgery Associates, Baker/Gordon/Stuzin/Baker Clinic – Miami, FL
  • Chief Resident – Plastic Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics – Madison, WI
  • Junior Resident – Plastic Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics – Madison, WI
  • Chief Resident – General Surgery, East Carolina University School of Medicine – Greenville, NC
  • Junior Resident – General Surgery, East Carolina University School of Medicine – Greenville, NC
  • Transplant Research Fellow, East Carolina University School of Medicine
  • Department of Surgery – Division of Transplantation and Immunology – Greenville, NC
  • Internship – General Surgery, U.S. Air Force Medical Center Keesler – Keesler Air Force Base, MS
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Columbia, SC

Doctoral

  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina – Doctor of Medicine

Graduate

  • Clemson University, Masters of Business Administration, summa cum laude, Clemson, South Carolina

Undergraduate

  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Science, zoology, cum laude, Clemson, South Carolina
  • Duke University, Computer Science curriculum, Durham, North Carolina
  • Delbarton School, Morristown, New Jersey
  • High School diploma, high honors

Diplomate

  • National Board of Medical Examiners – Certificate #375149
State Licenses
  • South Carolina #22366
Professional Organizations
  • Legislative Advocacy Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, Scientific Abstract/Paper Committee Review Member
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Nominating Committee to the Board of Directors
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Candidate
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Member
  • Past President, South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Candidate
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Resident Affiliate
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Candidate/Associate Fellow
  • Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, Member
  • Affiliate Associate Professor of Surgery
Honors & Awards
  • Nominated for Doctor’s Choice Awards 2017
  • Member of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Voted “Best of the Upstate, Best Cosmetic Surgeon” by Greenville News — 2016
  • Voted “Best of the Upstate, Best Place for Botox and Fillers” by Greenville News — 2016
  • American Registry, America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% of Doctors – 2016
  • American Institute of Plastic Surgeons, “10 Best” Plastic Surgeons for South Carolina – 2016
  • TodaysBestPhysicians.com, America’s Best Physicians – 2016
  • Vitals.com Awards:
    • Patient’s Choice Award 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015
    • Compassionate Doctor Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Top 10 Doctor in South Carolina 2014
    • On-Time Award 2015, 2016
  • “The Rheologic and Patency Benefits of Microsurgical Anastomosis of the Hepatic Artery in Pediatric Split Liver Transplantation” First Place, Microsurgery Section, Plastic Surgery Senior Residents’ Conference, Providence, RI March 30, 2001
  • Honorable discharge, Major, United States Air Force Reserves, Medical Corps
  •  Meritorious Service Medal, United States Air Force, Barksdale AFB, LA, June 16, 1999.
  • U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, LA, 1998.
  • U.S. Air Force, National Defense Medal, 1995.
  • “Reversal of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Four Animal Models by Pancreatic Islet Transplantation” Third Place, Residents Competition Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Myrtle Beach, SC, July 11, 1992.
  • Named to the “Trauma Team of the Month,” at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., November 1991, December 1991.
  • Honorable discharge, Captain, United States Air Force Reserves, Medical Corps, July 1, 1990.
  • U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, MS, 1990.
  • Special recognition award for tutoring elementary school Mathematics and English at the Epworth Childrens’ Home, Columbia SC, August 1986 – June 1988.
  • Douglas scholarship, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 1986 – 1987.
  • U.S. Air Force Commission, Second Lieutenant, May 1985.
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premed Honor Society, 1983 – 1985.
  • U.S. Air Force ROTC scholarship, March 1980
Publications
  • Clinical Investigator, TC McFadden, MD, Christopher J. Panucci, MD MS, Patrick L. Reavey, MD MS, Susan Kaweski, MD FACS, Jennifer B. Hamill, MPH, Keith M. Hume, MA, Edwin G. Wilkins, MD MS, and Andrea L. Pusic, MD MHS A Randomized Controlled Trial of Skin Care Protocols for Facial Resurfacing: Lessons Learned from the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation’s Skin Products Assessment Research Study, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar; 127(3): 1334–1342.
  • McFadden TC, Current Concepts in Breast Reconstruction, Vital Signs, Greenville Hospital System Quarterly Medical Journal, Vol 2, No. 3 Fall 2002 p. 11
  • McFadden TC Face Facts-Things to Know When Considering Cosmetic Surgery-Focusing on Facelifts Upstate Women’s Magazine July 2002 p. 24
  • McFadden TC, Hoffman MG, Michalko K, Gutowski KA Appropriate choices in breast reconstruction: part 6 of the 6-part series on current concepts in breast reconstruction Current Surgery 2001 Nov; 58(6): 532-44
  • McFadden TC, Hoffman MG, Robinson DA, Gutowski KA. Silicone breast implants—Are they associated with connective tissue disease?: part 5 of the 6-part series on current concepts in breast reconstruction. Current Surgery 2001 Sept-Oct, 58(5): 430-436
  • McFadden TC, Hoffman MG, Robinson DA, Gutowski KA Alternative flaps as secondary approaches to breast reconstruction: part 4 of the 6-part series on current concepts in breast reconstruction Current Surgery 2001 Jul-Aug; 58(4):364-75
  • Snow S, Madjar DD, Hardy S, Bentz M, Lucarelli MJ, Bechard R, Aughenbaugh W, McFadden T, Sharata H, Dudley C, Landeck A Microcystic adnexal carcinoma: report of 13 cases and review of the literature. Dermatologic Surgery 2001 Apr 27:401-8
  • McFadden TC, Robinson DA, Gutowski KA. Comparison of costs of immediate vs delayed breast reconstruction: part 3 of the 6-part series on current concepts in breast reconstruction. Current Surgery 2001 May;58(3):270-275.
  • McFadden TC, Gutowski KA. Breast reconstruction after breast conservation therapy: part 2 of the 6-part series on current concepts in breast reconstruction. Current Surgery 2001 Mar;58(2):146-155.
  • McFadden TC, Gutowski KA. Benefits of skin-sparing mastectomy: part 1 of the 6-part series on current concepts in breast reconstruction. Current Surgery 2001 Jan;58(1):32-38.
  • McFadden T, Bandow G, Warner T, Madjar D, Snow S, Hardy S Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma of the Nose-A Case Report and Review of the Literature Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • McFadden T Cholecystitis EmergencyRoom.Net Mar 1999
  • McFadden T Appendicitis EmergencyRoom.Net Oct 1998
  • McFadden T (evaluator) Surgical Resident Curriculum, 2nd edition Published by The Association of Program Directors in Surgery, Arlington, Virgina 1995.
  • Pittman K, Henretta J, McFadden T, Thomas J, Thomas FT Prevention of Primary Nonfunction of Xenograft Islets. Transplantation Proceedings 26(3):1141-2, 1994 June
  • Henretta J, McFadden T, Pittman K, Thomas J, Thomas F Six to Eight Month Survival of Discordant Pig Islet Xenografts Documented by Differential Species, Insulin, and C-peptide in Animals Given Short-term Immunosuppression. Transplantation Proceedings 26(3):1138-9, 1994 June.
  • Henretta J, Pittman K, McFadden T, Thomas F Successful Discordant Pancreatic Islet Xenotransplantation by Prevention of Primary Nonfunction Graft Rejection and Autoimmune Disease Recurrence. Transplantation Proceedings 26(3):1133-4, 1994 June
  • Thomas F, Pittman K, McFadden T, Haisch C, Peterson R, Thomas J. Reversal of Type II Diabetes by Pancreas Islet Transplant in Four Animal Models of Type II Diabetes. Transplantation Proceedings 25(1 Pt 2):992-993, 1993 February
  • Pittman K, Thomas F, McFadden T, Haisch C, Thomas J. Reduction in Primary Nonfunction of Pancreas Islet Transplants With Antithymocyte Globulin Agents, Deoxyspergualin, and Splenectomy. Transplantation Proceedings 25 (1 Pt 2):986-7, 1993 February
  • Henretta J, Pittman K, McFadden T, Thomas J, Thomas F. Deoxyspergualin and Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin Markedly Prolong Discordant Pig Pancreatic Islet Xenografts. Transplantation Proceedings 25(1 Pt 1):412-3, 1993 February
  • Araneda D, DeMasi R, McFadden T, Thomas F. Effect of Recipient Strain Variation on Cardiac Xenograft Survival. Transplantation Proceedings 24(2):633-4, 1992 April.
Presentations
  • “The Value and Philosophy of a Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation Approach,” NCSPS and SCPSP Meeting, Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, SC, November 14th, 2016.
  • “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2016, Challenges and Opportunities,” Clemson Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premed Honor Society, August 29, 2016.
  • “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2015, Challenges and Opportunities,” Clemson Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premed Honor Society, November 10, 2015.
  • “A Simplified Approach to Preoperative Rhinoplasty Evaluation and Planning” Dibbell Society Meeting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, June 19, 2010.
  • “Minimally Invasive Facelift” and “Cranial Reconstruction” sponsored by the South Carolina Association of Registered Nurses, Upstate Chapter, Easley, SC, March 28, 2005.
  • “Cranial Reconstruction” sponsored by the South Carolina Association of Registered Nurses, Greenville, SC, March 28, 2005.
  • “Lasers in Cosmetic Surgery” sponsored by Sciton Corporation, Charlotte, NC, February 12, 2005.
  • “Lasers in Cosmetic Surgery” sponsored by Sciton Corporation, Columbia, SC, May 15, 2004.
  • “Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Face”, Greenville Dental Society, Greenville, SC May 4, 2004.
  • “Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation and Body Contouring” Womens’ Health Symposium sponsored by the Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC May 17, 2003.
  • “Midfacial Maxillofacial Trauma” Maxillofacial Trauma Symposium sponsored by Greenville Hospital System/Synthes Maxillofacial, Greenville, SC November 9, 2002.
  • “The Treatment of Skin Cancer” Skin Cancer Symposium sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, SC June 27, 2002.
  • “Initial Evaluation of Maxillofacial Trauma” Department of Surgery Trauma Conference, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, SC February 18, 2002.
  • “The Rheologic and Patency Benefits of Microsurgical Anastomosis of the Hepatic Artery in Pediatric Split Liver Transplantation” Plastic Surgery Research Council, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI April 21, 2001.
  • “The Rheologic and Patency Benefits of Microsurgical Anastomosis of the Hepatic Artery in Pediatric Split Liver Transplantation” Senior Residents’ Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI March 29, 2001.
  • “Abdominal Trauma: Primary Management” Second Medical Group, Second Dental Squadron Barksdale AFB LA May 13, 1999.
  • “Gastroesophageal Reflux: Spectrum of Management from Primary Care to the Operating Room” Second Medical Group, Second Medical Operations Squadron Barksdale AFB LA November 20, 1996.
  • “Abdominal Trauma During the Golden Hour” Second Medical Group, Second Medical Operations Squadron Barksdale AFB LA November 29, 1995.
  • “Reversal of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Four Animal Models by Pancreatic Islet Transplantation” Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter, American College of Surgeons Myrtle Beach, SC July 11, 1992.
  • “Reversal of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Three Animal Models by Pancreatic Islet Transplantation” Thirty Fourth Annual University Surgical Residents Conference Society of University Surgeons University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati, OH February 15, 1992.
  • “Deoxyspergualin, Antithymocyte Globulin, and Splenectomy Markedly Prolong Discordant Pig Islet Xenografts” Thirty Fourth Annual University Surgical Residents Conference Society of University Surgeons University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati, OH February 15, 1992.
  • “Effect of Recipient Strain Variation on Cardiac Xenograft Survival” First International Congress on Xenotransplantation University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN August 25, 1991.
  • “Reduction of Primary Nonfunction in Discordant Pancreas Islet Xenografts” First International Congress on Xenotransplantation University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN August 25, 1991.
  • “Reversal of Type II Diabetes in Zucker Rats by Xenogeneic Pancreas Islet Transplantation” First International Congress on Xenotransplantation University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN August 25, 1991.
  • “Prolonged Survival of Discordant Pancreas Islet Xenografts: A Potential Treatment for Type I Diabetes” Resident Research Day East Carolina University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Greenville, NC June 14, 1991.
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