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FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON IN MINNEAPOLIS: DR. PETER HILGER

YOU HAVE ONE FACE, PUT IT IN THE HANDS OF THE BEST.

Dr. Peter Hilger has been performing facial cosmetic surgery in Edina, Minnesota for over 25 years. With thousands of cosmetic procedures performed, his breadth of knowledge and talent is unmatched. Dr. Hilger has built his practice on naturally beautiful facial surgery, with outcomes that enhance the true uniqueness of each patient. His decades-long career has been driven by a passion for patient care and attention to detail that has had a lasting impact on facial plastic surgery both in the Twin Cities and nationwide.

 

WORLD CLASS CARE

Dr. Hilger puts his patient’s results and safety as top priority. All of his procedures are performed at surgery centers and hospitals using the most advanced technologies. Your care will be provided by an experienced and specialized nursing staff along with a board-certified anesthesiologists.

BACKGROUND

Double Board-Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology; Dr. Hilger is one of the few fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeons in the Twin Cities. In addition to his dynamic cosmetic practice, Dr. Hilger also serves as a Professor and Director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota. Moreover his respected leadership has been recognized nationally by serving as the President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and he has routinely been a speaker or director of international educational programs.

Having engaged with numerous specialty fields throughout his academic career, the unique characteristics of facial plastic surgery called him into practice became his focus and the combination of artistry, technical intricacy, broad scope of work, and the ability to enhance and restore appearance and function was incomparable.

After completing residency at the University of Minnesota, he was chosen as a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Boston, MA and Harvard University.

Upon completion of his studies in Boston, the University of Minnesota recruited Dr. Hilger to return as its first fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon.

Dr. Hilger still relishes the legacy carried on by his fellows. He has trained 25 fellows who are now also leaders in facial plastic surgery and are faculty at leading institutions such as:

  • The Cleveland Clinic
  • Baylor
  • Johns Hopkins
  • University of Virginia
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Penn State
  • University of Alberta
  • Harvard University
  • University of Texas Southwestern
  • University of Maryland
  • The San Antonio Uniformed Services Consortium
  • And our own University of Minnesota

 

ALWAYS THINKING FORWARD

Always looking for opportunities to improve patient care and expand understanding, Dr. Hilger has been actively teaching and leading clinical research at the University of Minnesota for more than three decades. Studies have ranged from computerized medical records (long before they became an everyday part of our lives), concepts of healing, and minimally invasive aesthetic surgery.

University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • BS in Microbiology
  • Medical Degree
  • MS in Otolaryngology
  • Residency in General Surgery
  • Residency in Otolaryngology

Harvard University, Boston, MA

  • Fellowship and in Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Richard Webster, sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota
Chief, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota
Director, Facial Plastics Fellowship accredited by the AAFPRS
Staff physician, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
Courtesy medical staff, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Courtesy medical staff, Fairview Southdale Medical Center, Edina, MN
Staff physician, Hilger Face Center, Edina, MN

  1. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Fellow
  2. American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Senior Advisor
  3. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – Fellow
  4. American Board of Otolaryngology – Past Director and President
  5. Ad Hoc Reviewer – JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine
  6. Associate Editor – JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine
  7. MN Academy of Otolaryngology – Past President
  8. MN Medical Association
  9. American Medical Association
 

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Dickinson Award for outstanding teaching with electronic media
  • Investigator Development Award

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Examiner for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Secretary and Treasurer

American Board of Otolaryngology

  • President
  • Examiner

February 17th, 2014 Dr. Hilger was the Honored Guest Speaker at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, CA. He spoke on Rhinoplasty & Aesthetic Facial Surgery.
May 30th – 31st 2014 he was the Honored Guest Speaker and spoke on Rhinoplasty & Skin Cancer Reconstruction at the Charleston Magnolia Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
November 21st 2014 he was the Honored Guest Speaker at the Vanderbilt Bi-Annual Odessa Lecture at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He spoke on Primary Rhinoplasty and Facial Plastic Surgery.
Associate Editor of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (AMA Journal and official publication of the AAFPRS)
Honorary Professor at Mayo Clinic
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in America – recurrent recognition
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors
Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors
ASOPRS Award Nov 2013 Click for larger view
Dr. Hilger was president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and also served on the Board of directors for 8 years with a term as the secretary and then president. This is the only organization that is devoted exclusively to facial plastic surgery Click for larger view

 

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Recertification Maintenance of Certification
American Board of Otolaryngology Maintenance of Certification

 

President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
President the American Board of Otolaryngology
Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology
Examiner for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Secretary and Treasurer American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Editor JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (AMA journal and official journal of the AAFPRS)
Honorary Professor the Mayo Clinic
Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology
Honor Award from the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery Zagreb Croatia for pro bono care of war victims
Dickinson Award from the AAFPRS for outstanding teaching with electronic media
Investigator Development Award American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Castle Connolly Top Doctors in America – recurrent recognition
Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine Top Doctors- recurrent recognition
Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors – recurrent recognition