[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.159.140.188. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Perspectives
January 2001

Tord SkoogFace-lift Innovator

Author Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Beth Israel Medical Center
10 Union Sq E
New York, NY 10003

 

Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
 Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
 Beth Israel Medical Center
 10 Union Sq E
 New York, NY 10003


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2001;3(1):63. doi:

TORD SKOOG (Figure 1) was born in Sweden in 1915, and attended medical school at the University of Uppsala. There, he continued his postgraduate training in general surgery and showed an early interest in plastic surgery. In 1945, Skoog went to Finland to study the reconstructive treatment of war casualties. He later trained in England with Sir Harold Gillies and Sir Archibald McIndoe. In 1952, Skoog visited the United Nations forces in Korea to study the treatment of burns. On his return to Sweden in 1954, he was appointed director of plastic surgery for the University Hospital of Uppsala and was given quarters within the otolaryngology department. He soon developed his own burn unit and was appointed the first permanent professor of plastic surgery in Scandinavia. He was an honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was appointed Commodore, First Class, of the Finnish Order by the president of Sweden.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×