Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division, Surgery Department

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides reconstructive services to children in need after treatment for their oncologic disease. This includes reconstruction of the head and neck, chest and breast,  lower extremity salvage, and wound care and hyperbaric medicine. 

The Plastic Surgery Service consists of four full-time plastic and reconstructive surgeons with expertise in all aspects, especially plastic surgery. The members are teaching faculty in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.


Robert D. Wallace, MD, Chief
UTMG Department of Plastic Surgery

Sonia M. Alvarez, MD
UT Department of Plastic Surgery

William Hickerson, MD
UTMG Department of Plastic Surgery

Roberto D. Lachica, MD
UTMG Department of Plastic Surgery

Edward Luce, MD
UTMG Department of Plastic Surgery

Jon Ver Halen, MD
Baptist Medical Group of Plastic Surgery
Baptist Memorial Hospital