Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thornwell Parker – Dallas, TX

Meet Dr. Parker

Dr. Thornwell Parker III is a renowned Dallas plastic and cosmetic surgeon. His board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as his dual training in Mohs surgery and procedural dermatology, combine to equate strengths in fields that are uncommon among his peers. Dr. Parker currently specializes in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgeries of the face and body, as well as hand rejuvenation and skin cancer diagnosis, treatment, and removal. Providing comprehensive, first-class medical care is Dr. Parker’s objective at each of his privately owned practices, Elevate Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer Consultants, and Hand Specialists of Dallas.

Education and Training

Dr. Parker obtained his prestigious education and extensive training at the following institutions:

  • Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas – Willis I. Cottel, M.D.
    •  2007 – Fellowship, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 
    • 2006 – Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Baylor College of Medicine 
    • 2001 – Doctorate in Medicine
  • Wake Forest University
    •   1997 – Bachelor of Science, Health and Exercise Science

Mission and Philosophy

Dr. Parker is a multifaceted plastic surgeon whose surgical skills range from simple to complex and spread over a number of areas. His true specialty and mission are to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals while maximizing their potential to achieve or maintain optimal health. He believes in offering a complete and comprehensive line of services in each field he practices, addressing patients’ needs in the best manner possible versus the simplest manner. As the founder of several successful medical practices, Dr. Parker believes that an educated, compassionate plastic surgeon is the best type of surgeon there is.  

Surgical Expertise

Having obtained his plastic surgery training from what many surgeons consider to be the best training facility in the country, Dr. Parker has never settled for less than the best. He began his fellowship training in Mohs surgery and procedural dermatology under Dr. Willis Cottel, the president of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in 2006 and completed it in 2007. The completion of a fellowship from ACMS is among the highest levels of training that can be obtained for skin cancer treatment and qualifies Dr. Parker as a master of many skin care treatments and facial reconstruction specialties. In addition, the completion of the fellowship program also depends upon a plastic surgeon’s ability to perform a number of specific medical tasks with ease and confidence. Dr. Parker mastered each task.

Memberships and Associations

In addition to his ongoing efforts to expand his medical knowledge, Dr. Parker is also:

  • Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Founder of Hand Specialists of Dallas, Skin Cancer Consultants, and Elevate Medical Spa
  • Director of Dallas Surgi Center
  • Volunteer faculty at the Department of Plastic Surgery – UT Southwestern
  • Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of Texas Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Member of Dallas Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Member of Christian Medical and Dental Society


"What an amazing experience!"


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"The new Medical Spa is absolutely beautiful and so calming! Dr. Parker and his staff have done an outstanding job taking care of me, my daughter, son and parents. Such a blessing!"



"He is great. - He is very skilled and kind. His office stall also very caring. He is the third skin care doctor and surgeon that I have used in the past 30 years and he is by far the most gemtle, caring and best.."



"Great experience. Dr. Parker is very reassuring and thoughtful. I am very comfortable with him. - Great experience. Overall the office appears very well managed and the care givers are excellent."



"I had a great experience with Dr Parker and Staff. - Great experience. Dr Parker and staff made me feel at ease when getting four skin cancers removed off my face. Scars barely visible. So thankful my D ..."



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