Adam G. Buchanan, M.D.
Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon in St. Louis & St. Peters, MO
Education & Training
Dr. Buchanan graduated as Valedictorian of Gannon University in 1994 with a degree in Chemistry. He went on to the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where he again graduated at the top of his class, winning the Irwin Baird Memorial Award. Following a surgical internship at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Buchanan served for two years as a flight surgeon in Germany and Kosovo. He returned to Madigan Army Medical Center to complete his ophthalmology residency from 2001-2004, and worked as a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Fort Campbell, KY, and Bagram, Afghanistan, until pursuing fellowship training in 2008.
Dr. Buchanan completed the Saint Louis Combined Oculofacial Plastic Surgery fellowship under the tutelage of John Holds, MD and Philip Custer, MD. He then returned to his former ophthalmology training program to teach residents until his retirement from the Army as a Colonel in 2018. As an oculoplastic surgeon, he specializes in surgery of the eyelids, orbits, and lacrimal system. In addition to lecturing on oculoplastic subjects at national courses and surgical workshops, he serves as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Buchanan has published a number of works in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on the topics of eyelid surgery, socket reconstruction and ophthalmic trauma management.
Summa Cum Laude, Chemistry and Biology (minor)
Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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