Dr. Heather Faulkner, MD

Heather R. Faulkner, MD
Double board-certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and General Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons

American Association of Plastic Surgeons

Plastic Surgery Research Council

American College of Surgeons

Association of Women Surgeons

Association of Academic Surgery

Training/Board Certifications

Fellowship in Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Breast Surgery, 2014-2015
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Plastic Surgery Residency, 2011-2014
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
General Surgery Residency, 2004-2011
University of Southern California
Graduate Education, Masters in Public Health (MPH), 2008
Harvard School of Public Health
Medical Education, MD, 2004
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
American Board of Surgery, 2012
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2016


Dr. Faulkner was born and raised in New York City. She attended the University of Southern California for college, medical school and general surgery residency, and is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. During general surgery residency, Dr. Faulkner spent 2 years in Boston. In the first year she earned a Masters in Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

She spent the second year as a Harvard Medical School research fellow at Boston Children's Hospital in the Department of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Faulkner then attended plastic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She completed a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, specializing in reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) breast surgery.

Dr. Faulkner was a member of the plastic surgery faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School for 7 years prior to joining the Emory Plastic Surgery faculty in October 2021. She is the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Plastic surgery at Emory. She is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery as well as many other national professional organizations.

She has authored research publications and given lectures on her research nationally and internationally (under her maiden name Rosen and married name Faulkner) on pediatric and adult plastic surgery as well as health disparities and patient safety. Her clinical areas of focus are breast surgery (cosmetic and reconstructive), gender-affirming chest and breast surgery, and body contouring after childbirth, weight loss, and aging (such as abdominoplasty and labiaplasty). She also performs non-surgical facial rejuvenation in the office with injectables. Dr. Faulkner is committed to excellence in patient care and patient safety. She is detail-oriented and enjoys providing personalized state-of-the art care to her patients.