Dr. LaDawn Talbott
LaDawn Talbott’s career path to being one of the leading Reno plastic surgeons has not been a conventional one. She first started as a high-fashion runway model in New York after winning a model search at the young age of 15.
Dr. Talbott, however, also had a deep interest in the sciences, which eventually won out over her passion for modeling. In fact, she was one of just two students to be offered a research scholarship from the National Science Foundation while attending the University of Texas at Dallas. During that time, she was involved in the cloning and sequences of genes that became active in cancer cell. She presented these findings at a national conference in Washington, DC.
After receiving her medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston, Dr. Talbott completed her general surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She then completed her plastic surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. While there, Dr. Talbott received extensive training and various awards in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.