Professional Profile

Dr. Tobin has over 35 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery. He is the director of the nationally recognized Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center in Abilene, Texas. He has served in numerous leadership positions in state and national medical associations.

Graduating from Princeton University with honors, he attended medical school at Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston. Post doctoral training was then carried out in Houston, Virginia and Cincinnati, leading to board certification by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

He is a Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He also served as that organization’s representative to the FDA. He is also Past President of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, having served on the Board of Directors of that organization for several years. He is a Past Chairman of the Ambulatory Surgery Committee of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery from 1984 until 1990. He has twice served as President of the Cosmetic Surgical Society of Texas.

He is recognized as a pioneer in the concept of ambulatory surgery, especially in the field of Cosmetic Surgery. He served for ten years on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care – the nation’s largest organization for outpatient health care accreditation. His Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center was the first licensed Center is Texas for this type of work.

Dr. Tobin has authored over seventy published scientific papers in the medical literature. He has written several chapters in medical textbooks. He is a frequent lecturer throughout the world. A dedicated teacher, Dr. Tobin conducts a Fellowship Training Program in Cosmetic Surgery as well as serving on the faculty of the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is well known for the many live surgery workshops, which he has conducted at his Center. Doctors from throughout the world have come to Abilene to attend and learn from him.

A former sponsor of the Miss Texas USA pageant, he has also served as a judge for this and other pageants. His patients include many pageant contestants and winners up to the Miss Universe title. In addition to his medical interests, Dr. Tobin is an accomplished jet rated pilot holding an airline transport certificate. He has been flying for over forty years with over 4000 flying hours in his logbook. The combination of his flying skills with his medical practice have led to feature articles in many publications including Flying magazine, the nation’s most widely read aviation magazine, the American Medical Association News and the Dallas Sunday Morning News, to name only a few He flies to cities around Texas for regular consultation visits. He is also an award winning underwater photographer – a hobby he shares with his wife Gail, as well as a motorcycle enthusiast.

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