Christopher Tolan, M.D. is a dedicated, board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Tolan graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. Following residency, Dr. Tolan completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California – Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.
Dr. Tolan has received board certification from The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and the American Academy of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery.
Dr. Tolan is a regional leader, serving as an educator lecturing and instructing physicians and other health care providers on the most up to date techniques for use of injectable fillers and BOTOX®. He has also appeared on television and on the radio and has served as a consultant and educator for several large pharmaceutical companies.
While in medical school, Dr. Tolan became interested in plastic surgery after observing children who had undergone repair of congenital facial deformities, such as cleft lip and palate. Dr. Tolan decided to dedicate his training in residency, fellowship and clinical practice to reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face and neck. Locally and internationally, he performs cleft lip and palate surgery, and he has and continues to participate yearly in many medical mission trips, providing surgical cleft care.