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Media Contact: Kathi Baker 21 August 2006    
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Director of Emory Facial Center Chosen As Top Surgeon
Seth A. Yellin, MD, director of Emory Facial Center and chief of Facial Plastic Surgery for Emory Healthcare, has been added to the Consumers' Research Council of America's 'Guide to America's Top Surgeons.' The Consumers' Research Council of America is an organization based out of Washington, D.C. that provides information about professional services in order to ensure that consumers are informed of the most qualified individuals in the professions.

Dr. Yellin believes that patients want an appearance that is both refreshed and natural. He has been a pioneer in studying and perfecting technological developments and minimally invasive techniques for the face and neck that are cost-effective for the patient, with the least inconvenience, and the most natural and long-lasting results.

"The human face is not like clay," says Dr. Yellin, "and perfection is often elusive. I passionately believe in educating my patients about realistic goals. When aesthetically enhancing a face, I am mindful of the many subtleties that together define beauty, and I strive to create a face that 'fits' the individual and appears completely natural."

Dr. Yellin was appointed to the faculty position of assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in 1999, following several years in private practice. Dr Yellin arrived in Atlanta in 1996 after completing six years of general surgical and head and neck surgical training in New York City at Lenox Hill Hospital; Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital; New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He then completed a fellowship in facial plastic surgery in Tampa under the directorship of Richard T. Farrior, MD, a world-authority in the field of facial plastic surgery.

In addition to his work at the Emory Facial Center, Dr. Yellin is co-director of Emory's Pediatric Cranial Facial Center where he operates on children with cleft lips and palates and corrects congenitally deformed or absent ears called microtia. He contributes frequently to the medical literature and lectures throughout the United States. He is the director of several nationally recognized continuing medical education facial plastic surgery courses, and is an exam writer for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Yellin and his wife, Valerie, founded the Peace of Mind Fund, which has raised millions of dollars for the ChildrenÕs Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Neuroscience Center, currently under construction on the Scottish Rite campus, which will be the first pediatric hospital in the world with a high definition intra-operative MRI.

He is co-founder of eMedical Files, Inc. a medical software informatics company based in Atlanta. He is a board member of Or Hadosh, a Conservative Synagogue in Sandy Springs, and his two children attend the Epstein School. His hobbies include running, swimming, cooking and playing drums for a jazz, blues and funk band called Mescon & Co.

"I am honored to be chosen as one of America's Top Surgeons. My personal credo is to be consistently excellent, caring, and informative. I'm confident that communicating with my patients has set the groundwork for me to serve them well and make them happy."

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