Plastic Surgery

Office: 1068 CRESTHAVEN RD
Tel: (901) 866-8525

Clinical Interests

Breast reconstruction

Breast reduction

Facial Aesthetics

Surgical wound repair

Hand surgery

Brief Bio

Dr. Luce has been with the UTHSC Department of Plastic Surgery since 2004.  He serves as the Director of the Didactic program as well as Clinical Director at Regional One Medical Center.  Dr. Luce has served in leadership roles over his career in many Plastic Surgery societies and committees.  He continues to serve as Senior Examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery each November.  


 Luce, E.A., “The Ageing Surgeon” PRS, (March 2011); 127(3):1376-1383.

Luce, E.A., “Beyond Working Hours Part I. Genesis, current difficulties”  PRS, (2012); 129(4):1015-1021.

Luce, E.A., “Beyond Working Hours II. Incentive to Improve”  PRS, (2012); 129(4):717e-720e.

Parks JR, Hammond SE, Walsh WW, Adams RL, Chandler RG, Luce EA, “Human Acellular Dermis vs. No Acellular Dermis in Tissue Expansion Breast Reconstruction”, PRS, (2012);130(4):739-746.

Luce EA, “Financial Conflicts of Interest in Plastic Surgery: Background, Potential for Bias, Disclosure, and Transparency”, Plast. Recon. Surg., (2015); 135(4):1149-1155.

Luce EA, Pierce CE., “Lack of Validity of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database for Alloplastic Immediate Postmastectomy Reconstruction”, Plast. Recon. Surg., (2015); 136:296e-300e.

Luce EA, “Tissue Expander versus Tissue Expander and Latissimus Flap in Morbidly Obese Breast Reconstruction Patients”, Plast. Recon. Surg. Glob. Open, (2015); 3(3):e323.

Luce EA, “The Future of Plastic Surgery Resident Education”, Plast. Recon. Surg., (2016); 137(3):1063-1070.

Luce EA, Leonardi NR, Compoginis JM, “Illicit cosmetic silicone injection: A recent reiteration of history”, Annals of Plast. Surg., (2016); 77(4):485-490.

Luce EA, “Upper lip reconstruction”, Plast. Recon. Surg., (2016)

Society Membership

Alpha Omega Alpha

American Association for Surgery of Trauma

American Association of Plastic Surgeons

American Burn Association

American Cleft Palate Association

American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

American Society of Plastic Surgeon

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Surgical Association

International Society of Surgery/Societé Internationale de Chirurgie

Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

Plastic Surgery Research Council

Society of Head and Neck Surgeons

Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Southern Surgical Association


Undergraduate Education:

University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio - B.S.   

Medical Education:

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky –Doctor of Medicine    

Post Graduate Training:

Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Washington University

General Surgery, Assistant Resident    

Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Washington University

General Surgery, Chief Resident   

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland Plastic Surgery, Resident