Dr. Robert Oliver Jr is a double board-certified Birmingham plastic surgeon, and a rare 4th generation surgeon in his family. A graduate of the University of Alabama in 1993 and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1998, Dr. Oliver was an honors medical student who graduated in the top 10 of his medical school class. Following medical school, he received his complete surgery and plastic surgery training at the University of Louisville and the Christine M. Kleinert Institute of Hand and Micro Surgery in Louisville, Kentucky. During this training, the nationally known specialty programs in bariatric medicine at Louisville allowed Dr. Oliver to receive extensive experience in the plastic surgical management of patients after bariatric (weight loss) surgery procedure.
After completing his Plastic Surgery residency, Dr. Oliver was awarded a prestigious fellowship in advanced cosmetic surgery and breast cancer reconstruction at the Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute. During this fellowship he was afforded the opportunity to train with some of the world's most renowned plastic surgeons, with an intense experience in general cosmetic surgery, revisional breast surgery, breast cancer reconstructive surgery, onco-plastic breast surgery techniques, and participated in clinical trials of next-generation breast implant designs and emerging surgical technologies.
In his clinical practice, Dr. Oliver has become an expert in breast cancer reconstruction and cosmetic breast procedures, serving on the dedicated breast cancer tumor board for Baptist Health systems and the breast cancer referral panels at many area hospitals. This experience has allowed Dr. Oliver to excel in improving the cosmetic outcomes of both routine and complex breast surgery such as breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy) procedures. Dr. Oliver was one of the first surgeons in the region to routinely incorporate the use of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) products in breast cancer reconstruction surgery, and has extensive experience in the use of this now significant improvement in reconstructive surgery. Other specialty procedures include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery, liposuction surgery, body contouring after pregnancy and weight loss surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, Botox® cosmetic injections and dermal fillers, fat grafting surgery, and the surgical management of skin cancer and malignant melanoma.
Dr. Oliver is committed to teaching and clinical research, and serves as a clinical instructor in plastic surgery for the Baptist Health Systems surgical residency program, the University of Birmingham (UAB) Plastic Surgery residency program, the University of Alabama school of Nursing, and the Birmingham Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship program. He continues to participate in clinical trials of emerging technologies as an FDA investigator for silicone gel breast implants as well as with industry on several devices and medications for reducing post-operative pain.
Dr. Oliver Jr. is double board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.