Meet Dr. Killingsworth (Plastic Surgeon)
Dr. Christopher Killingsworth is a double board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He was selected as the 2015 Best Cosmetic Surgeon by the Best of Forsyth Reader’s Choice Awards.
He graduated from the University of Florida with highest honors and completed an award-winning research thesis in the area of vascular surgery (Lifeline Foundation Research Initiatives in Vascular Disease). He then attended the Medical College of Georgia for medical school, where he earned the William B. Dion award for Most Outstanding Student Pursuing a Career in Surgery.
Dr. Killingsworth then attended the prestigious University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he completed a five-year residency in general surgery, focusing on breast and cancer surgery, vascular surgery and minimally-invasive (laparoscopic) techniques. After serving as chief resident, he then went on to complete a dynamic fellowship in plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he received excellent operative training with broad exposure to complex reconstruction and advanced cosmetic surgery. Some of the specific areas of training include breast reconstruction with microvascular and implant techniques, cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body, complex hand injury management including microvascular surgery and replantation. During his seven years of surgical training, he had the opportunity to be educated and shaped by many well-known leaders in general and plastic surgery.
He has maintained a keen interest in clinical research throughout training and practice in efforts to advance understanding of surgical disease. Dr. Killingsworth has published scientific studies in national surgical journals and lectured at national and regional meetings, most recently winning an award for a presentation at the 2012 American Society of Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference.
Dr. Killingsworth and his wife, an OB-GYN, live in Forsyth County with their two daughters. They enjoy boating and lake activities, travelling and spending time with family in the North Georgia area.