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Stephen Colbert, MD

Stephen Colbert, MD, is an associate professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

He serves as the head of hand and microsurgery at MU and as the chief of plastic surgery at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Dr. Colbert's clinical practice covers a wide variety of virtually all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, and he has a particular focus on hand surgery, microsurgery, and peripheral nerve surgery.

His educational activities extend to a variety of students and trainees. He serves as the program director for the plastic surgery residency training program, director of the microsurgery training program with the division of plastic surgery, and clinical educator for the division of neurosurgery residency training program. He is the director of the surgery clerkship for the senior medical students, and has a long history of participation in educational activities for junior medical students and pre-medical students.

Dr. Colbert has served as an editor for multiple journals in plastic and hand surgery including as an associate editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery. He is actively engaged in multiple national plastic surgery and hand surgery societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society for Peripheral Nerve, American Association for Hand Surgery, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Colbert is a native of Sikeston, Missouri. He attended college at Stanford University and then returned to Missouri to earn his medical degree MU. He completed plastic surgery residency at MU, followed by a fellowship in hand surgery, microsurgery, and peripheral nerve surgery with the division of plastic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has earned a certificate of added qualification in Hand Surgery.

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