Dr. Patrick Pownell has been practicing Plastic Surgery in the Dallas area since 1994.  He has extensive surgical training in the areas of the face, head, neck, trunk, and extremities.  He holds board certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology.  His eight years of residency provided an outstanding training platform in preparation for his specialty.  Dr. Pownell currently divides his time between aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.  This balance provides a broad-based practice for him and his experienced staff.

       Dr. Pownell performs aesthetic surgery in a wide range of areas including facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and body contouring.  His primary areas of reconstruction include nasal, facial, breast, and body contouring.  Dr. Pownell's expertise and meticulous care allow him to perform aesthetic and reconstructive surgery on individuals in the hope of meeting or exceeding each patient's goals or desires.  

       In 2001, Dr. Pownell was first recognized by his physician peers and was named one of the Best Doctors in America.  He has received this honor yearly from 2001 until 2009.  In 2003, Dr. Pownell was first recognized as one of Dallas' Best Physicians by D Magazine.  Since that time, he has been recognized in 2007 and again in 2008.  He has also been recognized by Texas Monthly as one of Texas' SuperDoctors in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and in 2008.  Dr. Pownell has been recognized by his local peers through his role as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.  He has also served as Secretary of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Society.  These acknowledgements are Dr. Pownell's highest and most humbling honors. 

Professional Profile

       Dr. Pownell received his Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University with cum laude honors in 1982.  His medical degree was achieved at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas in 1986.  In medical school, his academic excellence was recognized with election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for finishing in the top five percent of his graduating class.  Upon graduation, he completed a six-year residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Parkland Hospital and the affiliated University of Texas Southwestern hospitals.  Following this residency, he received his board certification in Otolaryngology in 1993.  Dr. Pownell went on to complete a separate two-year residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery also at Southwestern Medical Center in 1994.  Based on his achievements, he was recruited as an assistant professor within the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southwestern Medical Center.  He spent two years in this gratifying role as both clinical practitioner and instructional professor involved in the training of plastic surgery residents.  In 1996, he received his board certification in Plastic Surgery and he subsequently moved into his own full-time private practice. In 1998, he was elected as a fellow into the prestigious American College of Surgeons.  Two years later, he was elected as a member in the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Rhinoplasty Society.  Dr. Pownell served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Southwestern Medical Center until 2005.

       Dr. Pownell has written and published many articles and textbook chapters for both Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology.  He has been an author for The Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery that is used as an educational tool by plastic surgery residency training programs across the country.  From 1995 until 2001, he served as one of the authors of the annual Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation In-Service Training Exam that is administered to virtually every plastic surgery resident in this country and abroad.  Constantly striving to bring new and innovative techniques to his practice, Dr. Pownell is a regular participant in continuing education seminars nationwide and routinely receives the American Medical Associate award for continuing education.

" My professional commitment is to provide the best possible result that I can deliver to my patients.  This pledge is coupled with the delivery of accurate information concerning the surgical procedures to both my patients and colleagues and to realize that this must be delivered in a professional and individualized manner.  I desire to be the example, and not the exception, to my coworkers and to focus on building their talents and not to use them to my end.  I will commit myself, and the talents of my staff, to those with any kind of need without regard to status, race, or religion.   Most of all, I will continue to strive to build those things which are lasting, focusing on relationships with my patients and families, on the trust and respect of my colleagues, and on accountability to myself and to others in need."

Personal Profile

Dr. Pownell is a native Texan.  He was born in Tyler, Texas and spent most of his youth in Corpus Christi, Texas as the second of five children.  He graduated third in his class from Tuloso-Midway High School and also achieved the esteemed honor of Eagle Scout.

He met his wife, Dawn, while attending Baylor University.  They were married in 1984 in Houston, Texas.  They have been blessed with three wonderful children, Caroline, Preston, and Trevor.  Family is a high priority for Dr. Pownell and he plays an active role in the lives of his children.  They enjoy a variety of sports, travel, and simply spending time together as a family.

He and his family have been active members of Dallas Bible Church since 1991 where they serve in a variety of roles.  Dr. Pownell served on the Board of Elders of the church from 1999 until 2005.


Hospital Affiliations

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

Presbyterian Hospital of Plano

Baylor University Medical Center

Surgery Centers

Texas Institute for Surgery

Park Cities Surgery Center

North Central Surgical Center

Presbyterian Plano Center for

Diagnostics and Surgery

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