David B. Reath, MD
Knoxville, TN (865) 450-9253
HKB Knoxville Staff

Awards & Accolades

Awards Based on Real Patient Reviews

RealSelf Top Doctor
Potential plastic surgery patients have always relied on the experiences of others to help them decide which plastic surgeon will take the best care of them. That’s nothing new.

What has changed is the vast amount of information that can be found on the internet about physicians and how well they treat their patients. This advice is particularly helpful to someone considering plastic surgery, and we are grateful that so many of our patients have taken the time to share their experiences online.

Many review sites have started offering awards to help patients easily identify those physicians who consistently get great feedback from the patients they care for. Over the years, Dr. Reath has received many awards and accolades from professors, peers, and colleagues (his medical resume is 14 pages long, yikes). However, these new review-based awards are probably the most relevant to a patient looking for the best plastic surgeon.

award winning Dr. Reath

Dr. Reath was selected for both “The Patient’s Choice 5th Anniversary Award” and the “Compassionate Doctor Award 5 Year Honoree”. This is a big deal because only 1% of the doctors in the United States are awarded either honor by their patients. In addition, patient reviews resulted in the “Top Ten Doctor Award” for plastic surgeons in Tennessee.

The only award which Dr. Reath received that we hesitate to mention is the “On-time Doctor Award” (just in case you happen to be the rare patient reading this while looking at the clock in our waiting room). Seriously, we’re glad our patients are noticing this. Respecting our patient’s time is one of our priorities, which is why we have our on-time pledge.

Dr. Reath is also a favorite of the local Knoxville newspaper and magazine surveys. He is a “Reader’s Choice Favorite Plastic Surgeon” by the Knoxville News Sentinel, a “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in the Metropulse Best of Knoxville and consistently selected a “TOP DOC” in plastic surgery by Cityview Magazine.

Good to Know

Our office has been awarded Black Diamond Status by Allergan, one of only 1% of the practices in the nation to receive this honor. What does this mean to you? It means that we have lots and lots of practice helping patients achieve the results they want.
Allergan Black Diamond Practice
Pretty good for Knoxville, Tennessee, right?

We are grateful to all our patients for their loyalty to our practice and kind referrals, which helped us achieve this honor. Thanks, y’all.

Dr. Reath’s Blog Posts Reach a National and International Audience.

top-100-blogFeedspot just ranked Dr. Reath’s blog number 8 of all of the Top 100 Plastic Surgery blogs on the internet. These blogs are ranked based on the quality and consistency of posts, Feedspot’s editorial team, and expert review as well as a global web presence on Google and social media.

Career Highlights

To save you the time of reading Dr. Reath’s 14-page C.V. that we mentioned earlier, here are some of the essential parts.

Dr. Reath received his surgical training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and completed plastic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Not only is Dr. Reath a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he was member-at-large of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is the only plastic surgeon in East Tennessee to have served on the board.

Dr. Reath is

  • Past-Chairman of the Public Education Committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Celebrating 30 years as East Tennessee’s plastic surgeon
  • Included in America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • Past-President of the Tennessee Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • A member of the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an elite group of Board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in aesthetic surgery of the face and body.
  • A member of the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
  • Past-President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
  • A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
  • A past member of the prestigious Committee on Trauma.
  • A national and internationally renowned speaker and lecturer.

A Passion for Public Education

You might be interested to know that the eBooks that Dr. Reath produces free downloads for his patients have received national acclaim. The American Society for Plastic Surgeons liked the “Plastic Surgery Planner” eBook so much that they asked Dr. Reath to produce a planner specifically for women having breast reconstruction surgery. With the assistance of his wonderful colleague from Oklahoma City, Anu Bajaj, MD, the Breast Reconstruction Planner is now helping women across the country navigate their options after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

To get to know Dr. Reath better, please visit our practice facebook page. We have a lot of fun and discuss the latest developments in the plastic surgery world. He is also on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hkbknoxville/, or you can search for @drreath on your mobile.

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