Dr. Coleman is the James Bennett Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine since 1991. He is only the 3rd Chief of Plastic Surgery in the entire history of the School of Medicine. Born and raised in Boston, he initially attended Harvard University for both undergraduate and medical school educations. Dr. Coleman subsequently trained in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta as well as completing a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery since 1979 and the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1981.
Dr. Coleman has a long and distinguished history of involvement with academic medicine. He has served in a variety of capacities in most every prestigious organization of Surgery and Plastic Surgery including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Association of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Plastic Surgery Research Council, American Board of Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Burn Association, American Head and Neck Society, American Cancer Society, American Surgical Association, Association for Academic Surgery, and the American Medical Association. He has been invited to be a Visiting Professor in over 40 locations around the world from Yale University to Seoul, Korea. He has given over 200 presentations on a wide variety of topics in plastic surgery, written over 75 papers and 20 book chapters, as well as co-authored two major textbooks entitled ‘PLASTIC SURGERY Indications, Operations, and Outcomes’ and ‘Aesthetic Surgery of the Craniofacial Skeleton’. As a result of these efforts, he is one of the most widely known and respected plastic surgeons in the United States.
Dr. Coleman now serves as Professor Emeritus in the division of plastic surgery.