Dr. John T. LettieriJohn T. Lettieri, MD, FACS

Well credentialed, specially trained, progressive and on the cutting edge of his profession, Dr. Lettieri is a double board certified plastic surgeon - with eight years of surgery training – which places him in a special league among his peers. 

  • Dr. Lettieri is board certified in surgery & plastic surgery
  • Dr. Lettieri has 8 years training in surgery
  • Dr. Lettieri is specially trained in the use of lasers – being one of the first plastic surgeons in the United States to use lasers extensively for cosmetic facial surgery
  • Dr. Lettieri  is an expert in training other surgeons in the use of lasers
  • Dr. Lettieri is well known for his skill in surgery of the breast
  • Dr. Lettieri was one of the first five plastic surgeons in the United States who was able to offer his patients the “cohesive gel” breast implant
  • Dr.Lettieri has extensive research background involving breast implant technology
  • Dr. Lettieri has presented this research information to hundreds of surgeons at  regional and national surgery meetings
  • Dr. Lettieri is a highly trained, skilled surgeon who performs many other life-changing procedures and surgeries
  • Dr.Lettieri tailors his techniques to fit each patients’ needs – no matter what surgery he is performing

In addition to being known for creating beautiful breasts (implants, lifts, reduction and reconstruction) at his cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice in North and South Carolina, Dr. Lettieri is also skilled and expert in other procedures and surgeries of the face and body – as well as laser procedures and non-surgical treatments. 

Dr. Lettieri was one of the first plastic surgeons in the United States to use lasers extensively for cosmetic facial surgery.  As a result of his knowledge, skill and experience is that arena, he has been invited to teach and train hundreds of other surgeons in the effective use of lasers.  Dr. Lettieri has developed an extensive laser skin and rejuvenation practice in addition to meeting his patients’ needs in other specialized areas.

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery  means that Dr. Lettieri has met the rigorous standards and requirements of two boards.  In addition - he is a member of several professional societies and has been the recipient of many special honors and awards for his outstanding research in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Lettieri understands that helping his patients achieve their realistic goals will not only improve and enhance their physical appearance – but it will also enhance their self esteem self-confidence and overall emotional well being. Combining his vast knowledge, learned skill and experience with his caring and compassion for his patients enables him to look at each person individually, educate them about their options and then create the treatment plan that is right for that person.  Here comes together skill and artistry.   

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JOHN T. LETTIERI, M.D., F.A.C.S.  Credentials

EDUCATION: Dates Degrees
Kingston High School 1971-1974 Kingston, New York
Oral Roberts University 1974-1978 B.S. Biology School of Arts and Sciences Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oral Roberts University 1978-1982 M.D. School of Medicine Tulsa, Oklahoma

INTERNSHIP: State University of New York at Stoneybrook (Straight Surgery) July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983

RESIDENCY:

  • State University of New York at Stoneybrook (General Surgery) July 1, 1983 to June 30, 1986
  • Chief Resident in General Surgery July 1986 to June 30, 1987 University of Virginia Medical Center Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow in Burn Surgery July 1, 1987 to December 31, 1987
  • Fellow Microvascular-Hand Surgery January 1, 1988 to June 30, 1988
  • Resident in Plastic surgery July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989
  • Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990
  • Diplomate American Board of Plastic Surgery November 18, 1992
  • Diplomate American Board of Surgery December 12, 1988
  • Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners July 1, 1983
  • Medical License – State of New York July 1, 1983
  • Medical License – State of South Carolina April 1990
  • Medical License – State of North Carolina February 1991
  • American Medical Association/Burroughs Wellcome Leadership Program for Resident Physicians – May 1989
  • Southeastern Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery First Prize for Surgical Research - 1988
  • Southeastern Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Third Prize for Surgical Research – 1988
  • The Dean’s Award Class of 1982 Oral Roberts University School of Medicine May 1, 1982
  • Department of Surgery Award Oral Roberts University School of Medicine April 30, 1982
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities May 1, 1977

GRANTS:
Roche Laboratories: In Vitro Grant-In-Aid Program Ceftriaxone permeability across the Silicone Membrane. January 16, 1989

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Christian Medical Association
  • American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:
Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery ( Spartanburg)
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Lettieri JT: The cost Effectiveness of Liver Function Analysis in the Detection of Hepatic Metastases. Presented at the Northeastern Oklahoma Academy of Sciences – March 1978

Stuart JD; Kenney JG; Lettieri JT; Spotnitz W; Baker J: Application of single Donor Fibrin Glue to the Treatment of Burn Wounds. Presented at the American Burn Association – Seattle, Washington – March 1988

Stuart JD; Kenney JG; Lettieri JT; Spotnitz W; Baker J: Application of Single Donor Fibrin Glue to Tangential Excision and Grafting of Hand Burns. Presented at the Southeastern Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Tarpon Springs, Florida – June 1988 – First Prize of Surgical Research

Lettieri JT; Berman DE; Herold D; Morgan RF: Lidocaine Diffusion Through Silicone Tissue Expanders: An In vitro Analysis. Presented at Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Tarpon Springs, Florida – June 1988. Third Prize for Surgical Research

Lettieri JT; Berman DE; Herold D; Morgan RF: Lidocaine Diffusion Through Silicone Tissue Expanders: An In Vitro Analysis. Presented at the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Toronto, Canada – October 1988

Lettieri JT; Berman DE; Herold D; Morgan RF: Silicone Tissue Expanders and Their Permeability to Lidocaine: An In Vitro Analysis with Clinical Correlation. Presented at the Fifth Nation Tissue Expansion Symposium – Los Angeles California – March 1989

Persing JA; Lettieri JT; Cronin AJ; Wolcott P; Singh V: Craniofacial Suture Stenosis: Morphologic Effects. Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council – Atlanta, Georgia – April 1989

Lettieri JT; Berman DE; Morgan RF; Edgerton MT: Antimicrobial Agents and Their Permeability Through the Silicone Membrane. Presented at the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – South Hampton, Bermuda – June 1989

Lettieri JT; Berman DE: Herold D; Morgan RF; Edgerton MT: Silicone Membrane Permeability to Antimicrobial Agents: An In Vitro Analysis. Presented at the 83 rd Annual Scientific Assembly of the Southern Medical Association – Washington, DC. – November 5, 1989

Persing JA; Lettieri JT; Singh V; Cronin AJ; Wolcott P: Craniofacial Suture Stenosis: Morphologic Effects. Presented at the Third International Interdisciplinary Research Conference on Fundamental of Bone Growth: Methodology and Applications – Los Angeles, California – January 1990

Persing JA; Lettieri JT; Cronin AJ; Wolcott J; Singh V: Craniofacial suture Stenosis: Morphologic Effects. Presented at the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association – St. Louis, Missouri – May 16, 1990

Lettieri JT; Berman DE; Herold D; Morgan RF: Silicone Membrane Permeability to SoluMedrol: An In Vitro Analysis. Presented at the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Kiawah Island, South Carolina – June 1990

Invited Panelist, “C02 Laser Resurfacing” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Dallas, Texas – November 9-13, 1996

Invited Speaker – Annual Meeting of the International Society of Laser Medicine – Washington, DC – February 1997

Invited Panelist, “Long-term Results of C02 Laser Resurfacing” – Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – San Francisco, California – September 20 – 24, 1997

Invited Panelist, “State of the Art Laser Technology” – Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Boston, Massachusetts – October 7, 1998

Invited Panelist, “Long Term Effects of Laser Resurfacing” – Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – Dallas, Texas – May 15-19, 1999

Stuart JD; Kenney JG; Lettieri JT; Spotnitz W; Baker J: Application of Single Donor Fibrin Glue to Burns. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation – 9:619-622, 1988

Berman DE ; Lettieri JT; Herold D; Edlich RF; Morgan RF: Silicone Tissue Expanders and Their Permeability to Lidocaine: An In Vitro Analysis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 84 (4): 1989

Persing JA; Lettieri JT; Cronin AJ; Wolcott P; Singh V: Craniofacial Suture Stenosis: Morphologic Effects. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 88 (4): 1991

Berman DE; Lettieri JT; Herold D; Thorne J; Morgan RF: Lidocaine Diffusion in Five Tissue Expanders, An In Vitro Study. Annals of Plastic Surgery – 27: 312, 1992

Berman DE; Lettieri JT; Herold D; Yuh FI; Morgan RF: Steroid and Benzyl Alcohol Diffusion Through Tissue Expanders and Double Lumen Breast Implants. Annals of Plastic Surgery – 27: 316, 1991

Lettieri JT: Lips and Oral Cavity. In: Human Malformations and related Anomalies. Stevenson RE; Hall JG; Goodman RM, eds. – 14:367-381, 1993

RobertsTL; Lettieri JT; Ellis L: C02 Laser Resurfacing: Recognizing and Minimizing Complications. Aesthetic Surgery Quarterly – 16:142-148, 1996

Goldman MP, Roberts III TL; Skover GR: Lettieri JT; Fitzpatrick RE: Optimizing Wound Healing in the Face After Laser Abrasion. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 46: 399-407, 2001