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Skilled Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in Greensboro

Dr. Truesdale
Dr. Truesdale is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has trained formally and extensively in general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery.
His previous training includes Emory University Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was awarded prizes and awards for his diligent caring of patients and treatment of very complicated cases.
He is licensed to practice plastic and reconstructive surgery by the North Carolina Medical Board. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Liposuction Society. In addition, he serves as a member of several medical associations, including the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the Greater Greensboro Medical Society and the Old North State Medical Society.
Dr. Truesdale has full surgical staff privileges with the Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, North Carolina. The hospitals are Moses H. Cone Hospital, Women's Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital campuses.

Gerald L. Truesdale, M.D.

Specialties Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burn Reconstruction
Education William Penn Senior High School, High Point,
N.C., Diploma, 1967

Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, 1971 with High Honors

Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Summer School Program, 1968-1969

University of Chicago
Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Doctor of Medicine Degree, 1975
Experience Internship in General Surgery, 1975-1976
Grady Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.
Emory Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

Residency in General Surgery
Grady Hospital, Atlanta, Ga., 1976-1977

Residency and Chief Residency in General Surgery
U.S. Public Health Service Hospital
New Orleans, La., 1977-1980

Certification in Esophago-Bronchoscopy
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., 1978

Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, La., 1980-1982
Program approved by the American Board of Medical Specialists

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - Instructor
Certification, Tulane Medical Center
Present Positions Greensboro Plastic Surgical Associates, P.A.-President
Chair, North Carolina A&T State University Trustee Board, 2004-2005
Honors Phi Beta Kappa
National Honor Society
Nominated for The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1971
Physician's Recognition Award - American Medical Association
President's Award, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.
Outstanding Young Man of America, 1989
Who's Who in the Southeast & Southwest, 1993
Distinguished Services Award - Bennett College, 1993
Distinguished Services Award - A&T University, 1993
Physician of the Year - Greensboro Medical Society, 1993
Certificate of Recognition - Fayetteville State University
National Alumni Association Century Club
Morehouse College Dedication Ceremony, 1995
Doctors of Humanities degree, N.C., A&T State University, 1995
Distinguished Services Award - Greensboro Medical Society, 1998, 1999 & 2000
Greensboro 100, 2002 & 2003
Distinguished Alumnus, Morehouse College, presented by National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, 2003
Morehouse Medical School, Louis B. Sullivan Medallion Award, 2003
Honored by North Carolina A&T State University Nursing Program, Physician of the Year, 2003
North Carolina Top Doctors, 2003
Doctors Across America, 2003
Morehouse College, Bennie Trailblazer Award, 2005
Board of Directors North Carolina A&T State University–Chair, 2004-2005           
North Carolina A&T State University – Chair-Elect, 2002-2003
North Carolina A&T State University – Board of Trustees-Secretary, 1998-2002
Natural Science Center, 1987-2002
Weatherspoon Arts Foundation, 1990-1995
North Carolina A&T State University Foundation
Moses Cone Day Surgery Management Board
Gateway Research  Park – Board of Directors
Preceptorships Sigma Pi Phi Boule' Scholars Program
Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine, Internship Program with Business
AJ Griffin Middle School, 2000 & 2001
First Assistant Program, Moses Cone 2000 – 2004
AHEC - Guilford County
North Carolina A&T State University Center for Student Success
Presentation of Skin Anomalies, AHEC – Morehead Hospital
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2003 & 2004
Millennium Leadership Institute
Moses Cone First Assistant Program 2000 – Present
Organizations Fellow, American Academy Cosmetic Surgery
Greater Greensboro Medical Society
North Carolina Medical Society
American Medical Association
Old North State Medical Society
Young Men's Christian Association
Greensboro Men's Club
Sigma Pi Phi Beta Epsilon Boule' Fraternity
North Carolina Guardsmen
Phi Beta Kappa
Medical Specialty Journal Club of Greensboro
African American Arts Festival
North Carolina A&T State University Fitness & Wellness Center
Continuing Medical Education Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
Epilight Certification – Permanent Hair Removal
Silklight Certification – Cellulite Massage Therapy
OBAGI Blue Peel Certification
Lumenis Certification for Intense Pulsed Light Treatments
Lumenis Certification for Laser Therapy
Skin Care Recommendations for Anti-aging, Presentation to Medical
Staff, Morehead Memorial Hospital, July 2003
Speaker, North Carolina A&T State University, Center for Student Success
Cosmetic Facial Surgery Symposium 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada
Speakers' Forum Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, Registered Nurse First Assistant Program, 2000-2004
North Carolina A&T State University, Career Awareness Banquet, September 2003
North Carolina A&T State University, Founders' Day Convocation, October 2003
North Carolina A&T State University, GAMSEC Math & Science Education Center, February 2004
Smith-Graves Training Institute, Inc., Healthcare Career Institute, October 2004
  1. Chemotherapy Modulations in Treating Stage IV Head and Neck Cancer, Robert F. Ryan, M.D. and Gerald L. Truesdale, M.D., Tulane Medical Center
  2. Desiderata of Breast Reductions
    Gerald L. Truesdale, M.D., Wesley Long Hospital     Publications
  3. New Perspectives and Information on Liposuction and Tumescent
    Gerald L. Truesdale, M.D., Wesley Long Hospital Publications
  4. Wound Healing:  A Foundation for Practice, presented at the Moses Cone Hospital Registered Nurse First Assistant Program