About Dr. Bitner

Dr. Bitner Facial Plastic Surgeon Layton UtahDr. Bitner is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. He performs both cosmetic surgery and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Bitner was born and raised in the Layton, Utah area. He attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where he received his bachelor’s degree. He was then accepted into the MD/PhD combined degree program at the Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School in Chicago, Illinois and received a full-ride scholarship for his training. He achieved great success during medical school, graduating with a 4.0 GPA, ranked number one in his class and scored the highest USMLE step 1 board score in the history of the school. During medical school he earned both a PhD (physiology and biophysics) and MD degrees. He was selected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), medical honor society, during his junior year.

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He was then accepted into a residency program at the prestigious and world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in the department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. During residency, he found particular interest in surgical treatment of head and neck cancer and the reconstructions necessary to restore form and function. He recognized that of all the areas of ENT/head and neck surgery, he most enjoyed the sub-specialty of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. After residency, he was asked to be part of a coveted fellowship program to further hone his skills in the area of facial plastic surgery. He completed his fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Daniel Rousso, current President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), in Birmingham, Alabama. The fellowship was co-sponsored by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), of which Dr. Rousso is a past-President. Dr. Bitner is the only physician in the state of Utah and one of only a handful of physicians in the world who is fellowship trained in both Facial Plastic Surgery and Hair Restoration Surgery.

After completing his training, plastic surgeon Utah Dr. Bitner received an opportunity to return home and work alongside his father and many other fine physicians at the Tanner Clinic located in Layton Utah. He brings world-class training and experience back to Utah. Dr. Bitner comes from a long line of physicians. He is proud and honored to carry on the legacy of the highest quality medical care and compassion that his grandfather, father and uncles have provided to members of our community.

Dr. Bitner is married and has seven wonderful children. When not at work, Dr. Bitner most enjoys spending time with his wife and children, usually on the slopes or on the lake. He also enjoys riding bicycles (mountain and road) and motorcycles, playing golf and competing in triathlons. Dr. Bitner is a member of the competitive Biker’s Edge cycling team in Kaysville, Utah. He has completed LOTOJA four times, Ultimate Challenge three times and many other mountain biking and road biking races.

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With sadness, I wanted to personally let you know that we have made the decision to suspend seeing patients at Bitner Facial Plastic Surgery and Utah Hair restoration.

Despite efforts over the past week and a half to decrease traffic and increase the frequency of office sanitation, it has become abundantly clear that for your health and safety and that of my office staff and our families the responsible thing to do is to temporarily stop seeing patients.

If you have had surgery with me and have any concerns, you have my cell phone number, please contact me anytime. Text messaging is best.

We will continue to offer virtual consultations for those wanting to plan for when life is back to normal. Some of my office staff will still be working from home and can be contacted through our contact form on our website or at [email protected] We will try to check voicemail messages periodically but, for the quickest response, an email will be best.

These are very difficult and scary times. I love my practice and love taking care of so many incredible people. However, using precious and limited medical supplies at this time seems irresponsible. We pray for your health and safety and look forward to when we can take care of you again, soon!

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