Dr. Andrew Compton joined the Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery Center in July of 2012. After receiving his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, he completed his Otolaryngology - Head and Neck surgery residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA.
Dr. Compton is currently with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, completing his American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) fellowship in the department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck surgery. This advanced fellowship training focuses on both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face, head and neck.
As part of this fellowship, Dr. Compton is involved in both teaching and research. His research and clinical interests include rhinoplasty, cancer reconstruction and facial rejuvenation.
Additional medical training included a medical exchange program during which Dr. Compton lived in a small city south of Nagoya, Japan. During his stay, he trained in transplant surgery and pediatric oncology services. He also visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and concluded his trip by reaching the summit Mount Fuji. Dr. Compton is also an award winning artist, enjoying many different mediums of art including charcoal, acrylic paints, pencil, and pointillism using pen and ink.
Distinctions and Awards
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Leadership grant - 2010, 2011
Inaugural member of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine National Honor Society; Wayne State University Chapter; 2006
Inaugural member of “The Humanistic Medicine Group; Wayne State University School of Medicine; 2005
Vice President of the American Medical Association, Wayne State University Chapter, 2004 –2005
Lian T, Compton A, Bowen R. Establishment of a cutaneous flap animal model to study platelet and leukocyte dynamics following ischemia reperfusion injury. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Pending.
Little S, Compton A, Stucker, FJ. Nuances for the Management of Rhinophyma. Nuances of the Nasal Tip. Clinics in Facial Plastic Surgery, Vol 28, number 2; April 2012.
Compton A, Moore-Medlin T, Ferdinandez, L, Clark C, Caldito G, Wang I, Thomas J, Abreo F, Nathan C. Human Papillomavirus in Metastatic Lymph Nodes from Unknown Primary Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2011;145(1):51-7.
Compton A, Hoa M, Al-Abadi M, Krous J. Pathology Quiz Case – Atypical Thyroid Nodules. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133(7):728.
Compton, A. Japanese Health Care: Different Twist, Similar Problems. Detroit Medical News. Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan. Volume XCIV, Number 26. September 20, 2004.