About Dr. John Tate
Doctor Tate was born in Montana and moved to Louisiana when he was young. He began his academic journey at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, and was accepted into LSU’s School of Medicine in Shreveport where he was awarded his doctor of medicine. He remained at LSU’s Health Sciences Center for both his internship and residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He completed a year-long fellowship in Heiden, Switzerland, and Shreveport, La., under the direction of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.
Seeking professional independence after completing his medical training, Dr. Tate left Louisiana to practice in Oregon, where he remained for six years. He found he missed life in the South, though, and when he learned of a chance to return with an opportunity in Lebanon, he moved to Tennessee.
Right away, he knew he’d made the right choice in coming to this area. He liked the people and the weather; and he was close to Nashville. In short, Lebanon just “felt like home.”
In 1991 John joined University Medical Center and started his otolaryngology practice specializing in the ears, nose, and throat while also offering aesthetic services. In 2009 he moved the aesthetic services of Tate Medispa to Physicians Plaza near I-40 off South Hartman Drive.
About Dr. Bryant
Dr. Lucas Bryant is a Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon, Specializing in Cosmetic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His practice is in Lebanon,TN and Gallatin, TN and serves the greater Nashville area.
Lucas Bryant, M.D. recently relocated his practice from Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York to the Nashville, Tennessee area. His patient’s describe him as an “excellent surgeon with a kind heart”. He bases his practice on the principles of offering his patients the most advanced, non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical facial rejuvenation procedures available today. He customizes his treatment plans based on each patient’s individual needs and goals. He loves giving patients natural results while still getting that “wow” feeling of a natural, but impressive change.
He is a member of the American Academy of Head and Neck Surgery (AA0-HNS) and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He currently serves as director of REFINE | Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics.™
Dr. Bryant was raised in rural Minnesota. He attended college at the University of MN on scholarship where he competed on both the track and cross country teams. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, he completed his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. His tenure there was marked with academic honors and included receiving the highest academic honor in medical school when he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA). AOA is awarded to select physicians whom signify “lasting commitment to professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research, and community service”.
During his medical training, he was recognized not only for his academic achievements, but also for his humanitarian efforts. He helped with the founding of a free medical clinic, was elected as president of the surgery club, and also served as the student representative on the Human Values in Medicine Board.
His residency surgical training was completed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Jefferson is nationally ranked by US. World News Report as one of the top 15 hospitals in the nation for excellence in care for head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery patients.
During his training, he received several awards for his excellence in both clinical performance and research efforts. In addition to establishing himself as an excellent surgeon, he was extremely prolific as an academic. He authored two book chapters, published several papers, and was an invited speaker at several meetings throughout the U.S.
After residency, he was selected out of a national pool of applicants to complete his fellowship in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery with internationally renowned Dr. Andrew Jacono, MD, FACS. During his fellowship in New York, he continued to advance the field of facial plastic surgery through authorship of several new research papers and a textbook chapter on advanced methods in facelift techniques.
Patient safety and philanthropy are the true cornerstones of Dr. Bryant’s practice. Dr. Bryant devotes a significant portion of his practice and efforts toward offering pro-bono surgery to children and adults throughout the world with limited medical and financial resources.
Surgeries commonly performed on these trips treat cleft lip, cleft palate, vascular deformities, scar and burn deformities, trauma (from assault and domestic abuse) and microtia (children born without an ear) reconstruction. He has recently spent time in both Columbia and Ecuador. “I’m thankful for the patients and parents that trust us completely on these missions. They know we are there to give them the absolute best care we possibly can”.
Dr. Bryant is happily married with his wife, Erica and their son. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, running (he has run a 2:36 marathon), drumming, fishing, and kite-boarding.