Jim Gilmore, M.D., FACS, FICS, is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of facial, plastic, and cosmetic surgery. A graduate of UT Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Gilmore serves as an Associate Professor in the UTSW Department of Otolaryngology-Division of Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery. He completed his surgery and residency training at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Parkland Memorial Hospital, John Peter Smith Hospital, Children's Medical Center, and UT Southwestern University Hospitals. In addition, he served as a medical officer in the United States Air Force.

Dr. Gilmore is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, has served as a member of its board of trustees, and is a consultant to its special section on liposuction surgery, as well as to the National Patient Safety Foundation.

A past President and board member of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, which is dedicated to new technology and patient safety through research, Dr. Gilmore has served as a member of the board of trustees of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, where he worked to provide the highest level of certification for new Diplomats. He also is a member of and holds positions with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the International College of Surgeons, and the Cosmetic Surgery Society of Texas. He is a full Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Life Member of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Gilmore is a staff surgeon at VA North Texas, Parkland Hospital System, and UT Southwestern University Hospitals. In addition to his teaching duties at UT Southwestern, he serves on the UTSW Admission Committee and UTSW Student Assistance Committee.

Meet Dr. Gilmore

Facial Cosmetic Surgery Specialist

For more than 30 years, UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Jim Gilmore, M.D., has specialized in facial plastic cosmetic surgery with a concentration on facial rejuvenation procedures. With an artistic eye, he has helped thousands of patients improve their appearance and look younger. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, he stays current on innovative technologies in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

During the initial consultation, Dr. Gilmore hands his patients a mirror and asks what bothers them. He then prioritizes the problem areas and recommends procedures that offer the best results. Photos also help Dr. Gilmore understand his patients’ goals. While he may not be able to give them a starlet’s nose, he can understand what they like about it and offer a result that is more personalized.

“I don’t promise miracles,” he says. “I just tell my patients I’ll do the very best I can.”

Dr. Gilmore believes a personal approach to medicine is best. He spends lots of time discussing benefits and risks with his patients and is not afraid to tell someone he or she is not a good candidate for surgery. It’s not rare for patients to take a year to decide on a procedure. Dr. Gilmore patiently consults with them until they are ready to move forward. He also personally calls patients after surgery and provides them with his cellphone number.

An advocate of starting anti-aging regimens early, such as not smoking and wearing daily sunscreen, Dr. Gilmore believes having a lifelong commitment is the key to looking better for a longer period of time. He says people in their 30s can benefit from smaller procedures, such as a minimal brow lift for youthful-looking eyes, a midface lift, injectable fillers, and Botox. Dr. Gilmore advises patients to have smaller procedures likes these in their 30s, 40s, and 50s rather than waiting to undergo one extensive surgery later in life.

In addition to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Gilmore specializes in nasal plastic surgery procedures, including advanced techniques in closure of septal (nose) perforations, and performs reconstructive surgery to improve the look of patients with facial deterioration due to cancer, HIV, or AIDS.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1958-1962)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1966-1969), Otolaryngology
  • Residency - Charlton Methodist Hospital - HR (1965-1966), General Surgery
  • Internship - Charlton Methodist Hospital - HR (1962-1963), Rotating
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association
  • International College of Surgeon
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Captain (USAF) Medical Corp. SAC Command, Grand Forks AFB, ND
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Honors & Awards
  • Physicians Recognition Award 1992, Physicians Recognition Award from American Medical Association
  • Certificate of Excellence 1995, Continuing Medical Education in Cosmetic Surgery
  • Life Member 2002, Lifetime member of the American Medical Association
  • President 2007, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Board of Directors 2008, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • UTSW Dean’s Committee Member 2009-2017, Student Assistance Committee
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Trauma
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery including Facial Reanimation
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery

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