Eric Dobratz, MD

Associate Professor

Otolaryngology


Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

757.388.6200


I decided that facial plastic surgery was the specialty that I wanted to practice in very early in medical school. During first year anatomy class, the face and neck anatomy was in my opinion the most intricate and interesting area to study. I sought out the opportunity to shadow facial plastic surgeons early in medical school and was intrigued by the fact that this craft required not only exacting surgical skill, but also a creative and artistic challenge. I made the decision to pursue facial plastic surgery my first year of medical school and never looked back. I have the ability to help make such a positive impact on my patient’s lives and every day presents a new challenge and I remain thankful every day for this opportunity.

One of the things that I enjoy most about practicing as a facial plastic surgeon are the times that I am able to remove a patient’s dressing, hand them a mirror and watch the excitement on their face when they see the changes that were made by surgery. I am thrilled to know that I am able to make immediate and life altering changes for my patients. Whether I am performing surgery to reconstruct a cleft lip on a young baby or to perform a cosmetic surgery to change a facial feature that has bothered a patient for some time, I know that the outcome will help to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem for years to come.

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor
Director, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstrutive Surgery
Director, Residency Training Program

Office Hours

Monday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM 
Wednesday   8:00AM - 5:00PM 
Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM 
Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM 

Medical Education

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia

Residency

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Fellowship

University of Minnesota (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Presentations and Scholarships

Clinical Practice Locations

Norfolk General Hospital River Pavilion
600 Gresham Drive
Suite 1100
Norfolk, VA 23507
757-226-8089

Sentara Princess Anne
2075 Glenn Mitchell Drive
Suite 310
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
757-226-8089

Specialties

Primary specialty: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Secondary specialty: Ear, Nose and Throat

Practice Locations

600 Gresham Drive
Suite 1100
River Pavilion
Norfolk
757.388.6200

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor
Director, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstrutive Surgery
Director, Residency Training Program

Office Hours

Monday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM 
Wednesday   8:00AM - 5:00PM 
Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM 
Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM 

Medical Education

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia

Residency

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Fellowship

University of Minnesota (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Presentations and Scholarships

Clinical Practice Locations

Norfolk General Hospital River Pavilion
600 Gresham Drive
Suite 1100
Norfolk, VA 23507
757-226-8089

Sentara Princess Anne
2075 Glenn Mitchell Drive
Suite 310
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
757-226-8089

Specialties

Primary specialty: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Secondary specialty: Ear, Nose and Throat

Practice Locations

600 Gresham Drive
Suite 1100
River Pavilion
Norfolk
757.388.6200

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