William Truswell, MD Title: Plastic Surgeon Education: Hobart College, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Expertise: Plastic Surgery Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS)Former President of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Experience William Truswell, MD, FACS, operates his own cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery practice. Dr. Truswell was the first in his area in Western Massachusetts to have an accredited private office surgical suite. He has treated significant facial injuries from motor vehicle accidents, and performed resections of advanced head and neck cancer with appropriate reconstruction and facial cosmetic surgery. He also specializes in treating skin cancers of the face with a flap or grafting reconstruction.Dr. Truswell served as president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2017 and 2018 and continues to serve on the Board of Directors as Immediate Past President. Currently, he is the president of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has taught and practiced in 12 countries around the world. Dr. Truswell has authored and edited three textbooks, four books, and contributed many articles to journals and chapters in his field. We go into the practice of medicine as a calling to help and heal our patients. Part of that commitment is patient education. Another part is having the patients understand their role in the prevention of disease and in the road to wellness.-Dr. William Truswell Education He received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College with honors in chemistry and his doctoral degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Truswell completed a general surgical residency and a double residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. About Health Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.