Having performed thousands of facial procedures including over 4000 facelifts alone, Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker has become known as the “queen of faces.” She is one of the most experienced Facial Plastic Surgeons, not just in Atlanta, but the entire country. Dr. Elizabeth partners with her patients in creating a plan to enhance their appearance while emphasizing a natural result. She understands that the ideal outcome is looking “your personal best” not like a “different person”. Dr. Whitaker’s journey began in North Carolina where she was born and raised. She was selected to attend the prestigious North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics at the age of sixteen. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Davidson College, majoring in Biology, where she was also elected Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Whitaker was then selected to attend the world renowned Duke University School of Medicine, receiving her Doctorate of Medicine. She was subsequently selected for residency training at Emory University, right here in Atlanta, in the very competitive field of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery. After completing her residency, Dr. Whitaker elected an additional year of advanced fellowship training focused exclusively on cosmetic surgery of the face at Tulane University in New Orleans with Dr. Calvin Johnson, one of the world’s premier Facial Plastic Surgeons. These exclusive and competitive fellowships are offered to only 38 candidates internationally each year, and only a handful of surgeons in Atlanta have this specialized training. Dr. Whitaker is Double Board Certified and a Fellow of both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She has also been elected a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Whitaker’s interest in education also extended to teaching others in the field of Facial Plastic Surgery. This was exemplified by her appointment as Chief of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Georgia Regents University where she taught residents how to perform facial plastic procedures, and where she remains a Clinical Assistant Professor. She has also served as Chief of her surgical division at Kennestone Hospital. She has served both as a guest examiner and on the exam development committee for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which determines the qualifications of candidates for board certification in Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Whitaker is a member of several national societies, has authored both articles and book chapters in the field of Facial Plastic Surgery, serves on the board of her local medical society, and is active in her community. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you look your personal best! AWARDS: The American Medical Women’s Award, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC Magna Cum Laude, Davidson College, Davidson, NC Phi Beta Kappa, Davidson College Alpha Epsilon Delta National Premedical Honor Society, Davidson College North Carolina Fellows, Davidson College
Atlanta Face and Body Center was created with every aspect of your comfort, convenience, and privacy in mind. We are located within the perimeter, minutes off of I-75 and I-285 to ensure maximum access for all our metro Atlanta patients. Our location also allows our patients driving from surrounding states or flying in for their procedure ready access to our center. For patients traveling from other cities, we have special rates at local hotels as close as a block away, many with shuttle service, and can arrange your stay prior and after your procedure.
We selected our location not only for its convenience, but for amenities. Galleria 75 is a one story office complex with multiple medical services and ample free parking which includes designated spots for our patients. This means you can enter directly into our suite…no parking garages or lobbies to maneuver. There are multiple hotels and restaurants in the surrounding area, and the Cobb Energy Center and Cumberland mall are just minutes away.
Inside our suite, you will find we have made your comfort our priority. With inviting décor, spacious consultation rooms, and large in-office surgery center, we accommodate all your aesthetic needs at one location. A separate waiting room for post-procedure patients maximizes your privacy with direct exit from the suite to your vehicle. We strive not only to be state of the art, but your home for aesthetic care.
Dr. Whitaker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Board certified in Otolaryngology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Whitaker's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Face Skin Lesions
Localized Fat Deposits
Arm Reduction Surgery
Asian Eyelid Surgery
Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
Breast Lift Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Cosmetic Neck Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
Facial Contour Alteration
Fat Grafting to the Body
Fat Grafting to the Breast
Fat Grafting to the Face
Fat Reduction Procedure
Full Face Lift
In-Office Skin Procedure
Intense Pulse Light
Laser Office Procedure
Laser Spider Vein Treatment
Laser Vein Removal
Mini Tummy Tuck
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
Soft Tissue Injections
Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Georgia.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1993
Emory University School of Medicine
Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
Emory University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
Emory University School Of Medicine--Otolaryngology
Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
Tulane University Of Medicine--Facial Plastic an Reconstructive Surgery
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Whitaker has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow
American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow