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Dr. Jon Ver Halen
Dr. Jon Ver Halen is a distinguished plastic surgeon practicing in Dallas, Texas. He graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 1997 with dual bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and English. Dr. Ver Halen went on to earn his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2002.
After completing his general surgery residency at the University of Washington, Dr. Ver Halen finished his plastic surgery residency training back at the University of Washington in 2008. He then completed an advanced fellowship in microvascular surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Ver Halen has held faculty appointments at leading medical institutions including the University of Tennessee, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Vanderbilt University, and Texas A&M University.
Dr. Ver Halen is recognized internationally for his surgical expertise and research accomplishments. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and received numerous honors and awards, including the Patient’s Choice Award and Excellence in Teaching Award.
In addition to his thriving surgical practice, Dr. Ver Halen is committed to training the next generation of physicians. The scholarship established in his name reflects his dedication to supporting students who exhibit compassion, academic excellence, and a drive to advance the field of medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Ver Halen is an active volunteer and philanthropist. He serves on the boards of several nonprofits and donates his time and surgical skills to patients in need. Dr. Ver Halen lives in Dallas with his wife and two children.