Meet Dr. Paul W. Papillion

Dr. Paul Warner Papillion

Dr. Paul Warner Papillion

Dr. Paul Warner Papillion is a Nashville Plastic Surgeon dedicated to surgical excellence. Over the last decade, Dr. Paul Papillion has worked with numerous internationally recognized plastic surgeons. His extensive training covers all aspects of aesthetic, cosmetic, as well as reconstructive surgery. His technical skills along with his education and passion for excellence place him in a unique category among plastic surgeons.

“Thank you so much for choosing Cool Springs Plastic Surgery. Your safety and satisfaction are of the utmost importance. I assure you that I will do everything in my power to make sure your experience here is second to none. I humbly look forward to taking care of you. My goal is to offer a relaxed, safe environment, where you can feel at ease and rest assured that all of your needs will be met.”
–Dr. Papillion

An Education That Inspires Trust

Dr. Papillion attended medical school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduating, he trained in General Surgery for six years in Chattanooga, Tennessee under the esteemed Dr. Philip Burns and received his board certification. He then moved to Nashville to complete a three-year fellowship at Vanderbilt for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery where he practiced under the renowned R. Bruce Shack.

  • Board Certified: General Surgery (2011)
  • MD: State of Tennessee (2007-current)
  • Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2011-2014)
  • General Surgery Residency: University of Tennessee Medical College at Chattanooga (2005-2011)
  • Medical School: LSU Health and Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA (2001-2005)
  • BS: Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA (1997-2001)

A Professional Commitment

In addition to studying under many acclaimed plastic surgeons, Dr. Papillion has presented at several national surgical conferences and has made a commitment to furthering plastic surgical education by remaining involved in research and academic circles. Dr. Papillion attends several plastic surgery conferences a year to stay up-to-date with advancements in surgical procedures and patient care. His goal is to provide patients with the latest information on all aspects of plastic surgery as well as excellent surgical care.

A Personal History

Dr. Papillion was born in New Orleans and grew up in Central Louisiana. He spent much of his youth enjoying the southern outdoors and learned to hunt and fish at an early age.

While in school he pursued and excelled in athletics. He went to Northwestern State University on a football scholarship, but injuries led him to Track and Field, where he became All Conference Decathlete. He also received two academic scholarships and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Immediately after college, Dr. Papillion married his high school sweetheart. They have two beautiful children.

Interests: Fitness. Golf. Running. Fishing. Hunting. Biking. Snowboarding.

Actively Involved: Cross Point Church Nashville.

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