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Dr. Eugene Alford

Meet Dr. Gene

Dr. Eugene "Gene" Alford is an award-winning, internationally recognized specialist in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), in addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). With his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and medical degree from The University of Texas, Dr. Gene has had a well-rounded Texas education, which earned him his State of Texas Medical license in 1987. Dr. Gene has appeared as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Larry King Live as the leader of a facial reconstruction team for Carolyn Thomas "The Woman Without a Face." Dr. Gene is experienced in the latest technology and techniques for facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, which makes him an excellent surgeon, teacher, and mentor on the subject.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor's of Science with honors in Biomedical Science, cum laude from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX
    • Distinguished Student Scholar, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society of Biology, and Distinguished Service Award at the Memorial Student Center
  • Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX
  • General surgery internship through University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio at Bexar County Hospital District in San Antonio, TX
    • Chief Resident's Award, First Year Surgery Resident
  • Residency completed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Fellowship in surgery of the facial nerve, facial reanimation, and endoscopic sinus surgery under Professor Mark May, M.D. in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Second fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI in head and neck oncology (cancer) plus facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

Awards and Honors

  • "Best Doctors in America" 1998 to present
  • "Super Doctor" 1997 to present - Texas Monthly
  • "Top Doctor" 1997 to present - Houston Magazine
  • "Top Doctor" 1997 to present – Texas Monthly
  • "Who's Who" 2000 to present National Registry
  • "Founders Club Surgeon of the Year" - American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • "Humanitarian Award" - Methodist Hospital Foundation
  • "President's Award of Merit" - American Academy of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)
  • "Presidential Citation" - American Academy of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)
  • "Surgeon of the Year" - Houston Business Journal
  • "Surgeon of the Year" - The Houston Chapter of Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN)
  • "Ultimate Plastic Surgeon" - The Houston Chronicle

Media Appearances

  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, April 2004
  • Larry King Live, March 2004 and February 2005
  • Discovery Health Chanel
    • "Girl Without a Face"
    • "Mystery Diagnosis – Paraganglioma of the Neck"
  • Reader's Digest, March 2009, "His Own Medicine – A Story of a Doctor's Healing"
  • Several local and regional media outlets to talk about facial plastic surgery, facial reconstructive surgery, and domestic violence

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Christian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Diplomat, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Diplomat, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS)
  • FACE to FACE
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Graduate Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Houston Methodist Hospital Specialty Physician Group
  • Weill Cornell
  • Houston Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    • President from 2000 – 2005
  • Society of University Otlaryngologists
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • Texas Association of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Foundation
  • Texas Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Foundation
    • Vice President 2007 – present
  • Walter P. Work Society

Community Service

  • Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America Troop 55
  • Baseball Coach, West University Little League (12 years)
  • Board of Directors, Gulf Coast Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Foundation
  • Board of Directors, West University Little League (4 years)
  • Elder, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
  • Leader, Medical/Surgical Mission Trips with Micah Project in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (6 trips)

Academic Positions

Dr. Gene is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor for Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences as well as a Clinical Associate Professor at The Methodist Hospital in Houston in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (part of the Weil – Cornell College of Medicine). His past academic appointments include: Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and a Lecturer at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

Lectures and Courses

  • Excellence in Facial Plastic Surgery: Facelift to Face Transplant Visiting Professor and Key Note Speaker for the 50th Anniversary Meeting of Mexican Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, (FESORMEX) Villahermosa, Mexico, October 23, 2009.
  • Guide to the Evaluation of Maxillofacial Trauma in the Professional Athlete. Major League Baseball Team Trainers Conference. Houston, TX, February 2009.
  • The Caudal Septal Deformity. Rodeo Rhinoplasty Conference, Houston, Texas. Invited Lecturer; March 2009.
  • Grafting in Secondary Rhinoplasty: Non-Autologous Grafts. Rodeo Rhinoplasty Conference, Invited Lecturer, Houston, TX, March 2009.
  • Airway Considerations in Rhinoplasty. Rodeo Rhinoplasty Conference, Invited Lecturer; Houston, Texas March 2009.
  • "Edward Scissorhead" A most unusual foreign body of the orbits. Poster presentation, American Academy of Otolaryngology. Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, September 1991.
    • Winner of President’s Award of Merit for Best Presentation of 1991
  • Airway Considerations in Rhinoplasty. Rodeo Rhinoplasty Conference, Houston, TX, March 2010.
  • The Caudal Septal Deformity. Rodeo Rhinoplasty Conference, Houston, TX March 2010.
  • The Nasal Valve in Rhinoplasty. Mexican Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Surgery Annual Meeting, Villa Hermosa, Mexico, October 2009.
  • Revision Rhinoplasty. Mexican Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Surgery Annual Meeting, Villa Hermosa, Mexico, October 2009.
  • Secondary Rhinoplasty. Mexican Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Surgery Annual Meeting, Villa Hermosa, Mexico, October 2009.
  • Excellence in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Facelift to Face Transplant. Keynote Address Mexican Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Surgery Annual Meeting, Villa Hermosa Mexico, October 2009.

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