Eric Halvorson MD - Asheville, NC



I grew up in Maplewood, NJ and went to Bates College in Maine. I attended Duke University School of Medicine and completed a general surgery residency at Brown University where I was given the “outstanding chief resident” award. I then completed a plastic surgery residency at Lahey Clinic that included rotations at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Boston, and Maine Medical Center. Throughout my surgical training, my goal was to become the most comprehensive surgeon possible. To that end, I pursued a fellowship in microsurgery and breast reconstruction at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

After 8 years of surgical training, I started my professional career at UNC Chapel Hill, where I developed a comprehensive cancer reconstruction program and became Residency Program Director.  I was subsequently recruited to Brigham & Women’s Hospital and joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School. There I became Site Director for the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency and Director of the Stepping Strong Trauma Reconstruction Fellowship.  During my third year in Boston, I was selected from over 50 Harvard faculty to receive the annual teaching award. Although the rich academic environment in Boston was rewarding, a desire to focus on patient care, spend more time with my family, and explore the mountains of WNC brought us to Asheville.

My clinical practice and research have focused on improving outcomes in cancer reconstruction and plastic surgery of the breast.  I have written numerous journal articles and chapters, and I have presented my research at national and international conferences.  I am a member and former Chair of the ASPS Inservice Examination Comprehensive Subcommittee, responsible for writing part of the annual examination given to all US plastic surgery trainees, international trainess, and practicing plastic surgeons.  I am certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and I am an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife and 3 children, cycling, home restoration, music, cooking, and vintage BMWs.

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I am incredibly fortunate
because I love what I do…

Plastic surgery combines anatomy, surgery, and visible results to make people feel whole again after reconstructive surgery or more confident after cosmetic surgery. Getting to know my patients, developing individualized treatment plans, and providing safe and evidence-based surgical care make my job meaningful. I believe in a patient-centered approach to plastic surgery.

I love working with patients who have a realistic sense of how plastic surgery can help refine or enhance their own beauty. My goal is not to entice patients into having procedures they don’t need, and I am more than happy to steer patients away from surgical procedures if they aren’t appropriate. Although I am proud of my education, training, and professional accomplishments, the most important thing that you will get from me as a patient is honesty and an evidence-based approach to patient care. I am a people person, not a salesman.

My practice is structured to allow me to spend time with you. This is the most fundamental part of being a doctor, and I take it very seriously. Understanding your perspective and learning your preferences is very important to me, as it forms the foundation of a relationship built on trust and a treatment plan that will meet your expectations. My team and I will not make you feel rushed, we will be available to you, and we will take excellent care of you. My priority is to provide natural, long-lasting results. I want you to feel like you are you, not like you’ve had plastic surgery.


My name is Jessica Phillips and I am Dr. Halvorson‘s patient coordinator. I am a native of Western North Carolina and live in Asheville with my husband and fur babies. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking and going to the beach. I love taking care of our patients and am just a phone call away.

Patient Coordinator Jessica Phillips
Mary Lynn Brown


My name is Mary Lynn Brown and I am Dr. Halvorson’s nurse. I will help Dr. Halvorson take care of you during your initial office visit, in the operating room, and through your recovery.  I am a native of Western North Carolina and live in Brevard with my husband where we enjoy mountain biking and hiking. I love having continuity of care with our patients, and am just a phone call away if you have questions!


My name is Sabrina Whitmire and I am Dr. Halvorson’s nurse. I will help Dr. Halvorson take care of you during your initial office visit, in the operating room, and through your recovery.  I am a native of Western North Carolina and live in Etowah with my husband and two sons.  I enjoy taking care of all of our patients and am always available to help you!

sabrina nurse


I work with Dr. Halvorson to care for our patients in the clinic and the operating room. I have been a nurse since graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 2011, and have experience working in multiple critical and acute care specialties. Originally from Maryland, I moved to Asheville with my husband and children in 2015. I like to spend my free time gardening and hiking with my family. My goal is to help provide you with the highest quality care possible, and I look forward to meeting you!


“In a sea of impressively qualified plastic surgeons, to stand out as one of Boston’s best requires someone who runs the gamut – innovative talent, genuine compassion, and steadfast integrity. Crossing paths with Dr. Halvorson in 2014 was the best decision I could have made in my two-year reconstructive journey through breast cancer.”

“Dr. Halvorson’s commitment to his patients and their aesthetic success, supportive yet straight forward demeanor, and willingness to listen, has truly given me the ability to move forward with my life, confident that I’ve received the best possible outcome, from an incredible doctor who genuinely cares.”

“Dr. Halvorson erased a decade of embarrassment and discomfort with his amazing talent to reconstruct my body which ultimately restored my spirit for living. My recovery time was great and even 3 years later local physicians and other medical personnel continue to be AMAZED by the natural and beautiful outcome of his work. I highly recommend Dr. Halvorson.”

Your kindness, great skill, and listening are greatly appreciated! You did exactly what I wanted and I am more than happy with the results. I am so very grateful that there is someone like you in this world.

“Loving my body. I’m so appreciative of how much you were able to change and enhance my life.”

Halvorson Plastic Surgery, Asheville

5 Livingston Street, Asheville, NC 28801


Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.