Portland Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Mark A. Petroff is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
A native Oregonian, Dr. Petroff studied at the University of Oregon, then received his M.D. at Oregon Health Sciences University. He completed his surgical residency at Stanford Medical Center and was awarded a fellowship at the McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama.
The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) certification which Dr. Petroff holds is awarded only to those surgeons who have met rigorous standards including prior certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties, successful completion of additional examinations, peer review of past clinical experience and facial surgery operative reports, and adherence to the ABFPRS Code of Ethics.
Dr. Petroff is also a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Oregon Medical Association and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery means that:
- You have found a "board-certified facial plastic surgeon"
- Dr. Petroff has met the rigorous standards of the ABFPRS (American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery).
The ABFPRS Credential signifies that Dr. Petroff:
- Has completed an approved residency after medical school in one of two surgical specialties focusing on facial plastic surgery (otolaryngology-head and neck surgery or plastic surgery);
- Is double boarded, having earned prior certification in one of those specialties through the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada;
- Has successfully completed a two-day examination;
- Has submitted for peer-review an acceptable record of at least two years clinical experience, including operative reports of a minimum 100 facial plastic surgeries; and
- Holds proper licensure and subscribes to the ABFPRS Code of Ethics.
About the ABFPRS
Established in 1986 to improve the quality of medical and surgical treatment available to the public, the ABFPRS has set standards for training and practice of facial plastic surgery and determines which candidates meet these standards through a rigorous program of examination and certification.
The ABFPRS has been found equivalent to primary boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties in every state that has set standards for such equivalence. Although not a primary ABMS board itself, the ABFPRS requires prior certification by one of the two ABMS boards that examine for expertise in facial plastic surgery (the American Board of Otolaryngology or the American Board of Plastic Surgery) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada.
The ABFPRS is officially sponsored by national specialty societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-together with numerous state and local specialty societies.
Headquartered in permanent offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and managed by a full-time staff, the ABFPRS is governed by a 16-member Board of Directors that includes faculty members from many of the most esteemed medical schools in North America.