Dr. LaDawn Talbott
Dr. Talbott’s career path has not been one of a conventional plastic surgeon. From model to mother to plastic surgeon, and now a grandmother Dr. Talbott has fulfilled her lifelong ambitions and dreams. After winning a model search at the age of 15, she travelled to New York as a high fashion runway model working with agencies such as Wilhelmina and Ford Models.
Her interest in the sciences, however, won out over her love for the runway. She graduated from high school third in her class with four different academic awards. She was one of two students selected to receive a research scholarship from the National Science Foundation while attending college at the University of Texas at Dallas. She assisted in the cloning and sequences of genes that become active in cancer cells, presenting her findings at a National conference in Washington, DC.
She received her medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. There she was honored with a research award for linking hernia development to genetic markers. She completed her plastic surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. It was there that she received extensive training and various awards in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.