Rick Schaler, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Schaler has many years of experience in facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Raised in Denver, Dr. Schaler is one of only a few surgeons in the Denver area who is board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
In addition to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Schaler has many years of facial trauma surgery experience. With his expansive set of skills, Dr. Schaler offers in-depth medical knowledge with a gifted human touch.
Education and experience are not the only factors that make Dr. Schaler the choice of so many people. He has warmth, compassion and sincere concern for his patients. Dr. Schaler enjoys living in the Denver area with his family and being involved in his community.
Date of Birth: August 23, 1955
Place of Birth: Fargo, North Dakota
Marital Status: Married, four children
High School: South High School - Denver, Colorado
B.A.: University of Denver - magna cum laude - 1978
M.D.: University of Colorado School of Medicine - 1982
Internship: University of Utah School of Medicine
1982 – 1983, General Surgery
Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine
1983 – 1987, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
James L. Parkin, M.D.
Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
1987 – 1988, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Roger Crumley, M.D.
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, October 1987
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, August 1991
Work History and Academic Appointment:
Lone Tree Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center – 2000 to present
Colorado Head and Neck Surgical Consultants – 1988 to present
Assistant Clinical Professor – University of Colorado School of Medicine
Honors and Recognition:
AED National Honor Society
Leda B. Schwartz Scholar (undergraduate)
Boettcher Scholar (postgraduate)
Outstanding Student Awards in Surgery and in Obstetrics/Gynecology
Resident Teaching Award – 1984 University of Utah Medical School Class
Clinical Instructor of the Year – University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program
Board Member of the Year – Denver Victims Service Center, 1994
Current Board of Trustees – HealthONE, Swedish Medical Center
Current Board Member – Doctors Care, MedSouth
Current memberships – American Medical Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, National Craniofacial Panel of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, National Legislative Committee of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Colorado HMO Society
Diplomat – National Board of Medical Examiners
Fellow – American College of Surgeons
Former Board Chairman and President – Mountain Medical Affiliates
Former President – Health Care Continuum
Former Board Member – Managed Patient Care, Total Care Network, State Legislative Council for Managed Care
Former President/VP – Colorado Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Society
Former Chairman – Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Swedish Medical Center 6/91-12/95 and Porter Hospital 6/91-93