A thoroughly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Rhee completed her plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia, followed by a prestigious aesthetic surgery fellowship with the renowned Dr. James Grotting, in Birmingham, Alabama. She is also fully trained in General Surgery.
Dr. Rhee was instilled with the values of compassion and uncompromising patient care at an early age, when her own father was lost to a battle with leukemia. Her training in classical violin cultivated meticulous hand-eye coordination and excellent technical skills. And her background in the fine arts has enabled her to better appreciate the anatomy and foster an artistic eye.
“I chose plastic surgery because it is a field that not only combines art and medicine, but allows me to utilize my skills to help patients feel good about themselves. I care deeply about my patients, and find great joy with being able to make a positive difference in their life. A relationship between a patient and their plastic surgeon is one that is built on a foundation of trust, and I strive to deliver the utmost care and compassion to my patients. Being a plastic surgeon is a great privilege, and I will provide my unwavering dedication in this very challenging specialty.”
Dr. Rhee is experienced in all of the procedures Dr. Fiala performs, and also brings new techniques in rhinoplasty, oculoplastics, and cosmetic breast surgery to the practice. Dr. Rhee is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Rhee has a distinguished history of awards for high performance. She was honored with the Kenna S. Given, M.D., Plastic Surgery Clinical Award at the Medical College of Georgia during her year as administrative Chief Resident, in recognition for her clinical aptitude that is the most exemplary of her dedication to patient care, safety, and surgical performance. She also has presented many papers & presentations at regional and national meetings.
In addition to her skill as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rhee is also an artist, with considerable talents in both medical illustration and music. Prior to medical school, she received a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London, England for classical violin performance. Her medical illustrations have been used by other surgeons when explaining new procedures. She has also participated in medical mission trips to Colombia and Bangladesh.
Despite her many accomplishments, Dr. Rhee remains humble, approachable, and grounded.