Stephen A. Schantz, M.D.

Dr. SchantzDr. Stephen A. Schantz graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania where he majored in biology. He studied medicine at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. While at Hahnemann University, Dr. Schantz received two William Fowler Scholarships for academic excellence.
Dr. Schantz did his residency in general surgery at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was accepted into one of only a few Integrated plastic surgery residencies established in the country.

He completed his plastic surgery residency at University of Kentucky. He was trained in plastic surgery by Drs. Henry Vasconez, James Lovett, Jozeph Zoldos, and the distinguished faculty of the University of Kentucky Plastic Surgery Division.

Dr. Schantz completed specialized cosmetic plastic surgery training at the Marina Plastic Surgery Center in Los Angeles, CA. He was trained by the distinguished Dr. W. Grant Stevens who is on the academic staff of both University of Southern California and University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Schantz received specialized training in all aspects of cosmetic surgery during his fellowship including facelift, browlift, liposuction, power assisted liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction, laser-assisted breast reductions and lifts, abdominoplasty, and laser resurfacing.

Dr. Schantz is board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery and extremely well trained in all facets of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He is on the plastic surgery staff at Samaritan Hospital and the Maxwell Outpatient Surgery Center.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Waldman Plastic Surgery Center
125 E. Maxwell St., Suite 303.
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: 859-254-5665
Fax: 859-281-6825
Employment Waldman Plastic Surgery Center (2002 – Present)
Lexington, KY
Director of Breast and Body Contouring Center
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Education and Training Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Marina Plastic Surgery Center/University of Southern California
Program Director – Dr. Grant Stevens
Los Angeles, CA (January 1, 2002 – March 31, 2002)
  Cosmetic Plastic Surgery/Lipoplasty Fellowship
Personique Plastic Surgery Center, Austin TX
Program Director – Dr. Robert Ersek
(2001 – 2001)
  Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Kentucky
Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY
(1998 – 2001)
  General Surgery Residency, University of Kentucky
Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY
(1995 – 1998)
  Internship in Surgery, University of Kentucky
Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY
(1995 – 1996)
  Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Medicine
(1991 – 1995)
  St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Basic Sciences
(1990 – 1991)
  Pohs School of Real Estate, Forest Hills, NY
New York State Real Estate Licensure
(1988 – 1988)
  Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Bachelor of Arts – Biology Major
(1982 – 1987)
  Lower Dauphin High School, Hummelstown, PA
(1978 – 1982)
Licensure / Certifications Elected Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons – 2004
Certification from American Board of Plastic Surgery (Nov. 2003)
Laser Breast Surgery Certification – 2002
Laser Certification – 2002
Lipoplasty University Certification – 2001
Microsurgical Techniques Certification – 1998
Maxillofacial Surgery Course and Workshop – 1998
Regional Hand Review Course – 1998
Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction Certification – 1998
Candela Sclerolaser Plus Laser Certification – 1997
Advanced Techniques Laparoscopic Surgery Certification – 1997
Ultrapulse CO2 Laser Certification – 1996
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification – 1996, 2001
Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification – 1996

Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners (USMLE I,II,III) – 1996
Kentucky Medical License #32235 (1996-present)
DEA License #BS5027239 (1996-present)

Academic Honors 87th, 95th percentile Plastic Surgery In Service Exams – 1999, 2000

First Place, Resident Paper Competition
Kentucky Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery “The Iliacus Free Muscle Flap”

University of Kentucky and Veterans Affairs Medical Center
“Resident of the Month” Award – August, 1999

Hahnemann University School of Medicine Promotion with Honors – 1995

William Fowler Scholarships for Academic Excellence – 1993,1992

Franklin and Marshall Dean’s List – 1983 – 1985

Publications / Presentations / Projects W. Grant Stevens MD, Stephen A. Schantz, MD
“The Endotine: A New Biodegradable Device for Forehead Lifts”
Aesthetic Journal, March-April 2003, pp. 103-7.
  Kentucky Medical Association/Kentucky Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
“A New Free Muscle Flap – The Iliacus”
1st place awarded – 2000
  Andrew Moore Sr. Visiting Professorship to Edward Luce, MD visiting professor

“Suture Techniques In Nasal Tip Rhinoplasty” and “Lower Lip Reconstruction”


Previous Employment Experience Medical Supplies Salesperson
Zee Medical Pharmaceuticals
Elmsford, NY
1998 – 1990
Panarella’s Restaurant and Bar, NYC
1987 – 1988
D’Angelo’s Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
  Real Estate Salesperson
America’s Choice Realty, Queens, NY
1988 – 1989
Italian Villa East Restaurant, Lancaster, PA
1984 – 1986
Professional Organizations Ameican Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Medical Association

Southern Medical Association

Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Interests Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Weightlifting, Tennis, Golf, Cooking