Dr. Pallavi Archana Kumbla – ACPS Fellow
As the ACPS Fellow for 2021-2022, Dr. Pallavi Archana Kumbla completed General Surgery Residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After receiving her board certification in general surgery, she then went on to pursue a second residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Under the supervision of ACPS surgeons, Dr. Kumbla performs consultations, a broad range of plastic surgery procedures, and cosmetic injectable treatments at a significantly reduced rate for interested patients.
Dr. Kumbla elected to pursue an additional year of training through the ACPS Fellowship Program to further perfect her plastic surgery skill and expertise through one-on-one mentoring and training with ACPS’s seven surgeons. Selected from numerous plastic surgery residents who applied for the ACPS Fellowship, Dr. Kumbla has demonstrated a strong commitment to the attributes which have made ACPS one of the nation’s top aesthetic plastic surgery groups: excellence, innovation, and dedication to advancing the art and science of plastic surgery through continual research. These qualities mesh with her own professional goals, to consistently deliver high quality results with compassion and safety.
Dr. Kumbla considers it an honor to help people to be the best version of themselves, one of the most exciting aspects of her profession. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a beautiful result that is individualized to your goals and needs.
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Q&A with Dr. Kumbla
Q: of all the plastic surgery fellowships in the nation, why did you choose the ACPS Fellowship program?
The ACPS Fellowship program is a premier training program in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. Not only are they constantly striving to be innovators in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, but they also care about teaching and mentoring young plastic surgeons such as myself their techniques. They are also involved in research which is a further testament to their dedication to improving the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. They are all caring and friendly and I am grateful to have this opportunity to learn from such great leaders.
Q: Please tell us a little about your background and what inspired you to become a plastic surgeon?
I knew that I wanted to be a surgeon at a young age. When I was in medical school, I was able to work with very talented surgeons that only affirmed my decision. While in general surgery training, I was lucky to have the opportunity to be mentored in plastic surgery and was immediately drawn to the finesse, technical detail, and creativity used to treat the entire body and a multitude of medical issues. During my plastic surgery training, I had excellent mentors who further refined not only my technical skills in plastic surgery but taught me that our unique skill set can really improve patients’ lives in an immense way.
Q: What are some of your goals related to your work, and what do you most love about it?
One of my major career goals is to help patients’ improve their lives mentally, emotionally, and physically. What I love the most about our unique specialty is that we have the opportunity to improve all of these facets in conjunction with the patient to create a customized plan with each patient to fit their goals.
Q: In your free time, what do you enjoy doing?
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy listening to and discovering new music and visiting record stores. I also enjoy reading fiction novels in my free time.
Q: What is something interesting about you that people might be surprised to know?
I am a huge fan of Legos. I have built many customized sets and enjoy the challenge of putting hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of pieces together to create lifelike pieces.
Q: What is one of your favorite quotes and why?
Being from Alabama, one of my favorite books is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Atticus Finch in that novel tells his daughter “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” I find that this is not only true in life but also in the field of plastic surgery where we truly try to understand our patients and use our expertise, knowledge, and technical skill to improve lives on a daily basis.