Meet Dr. Fred Coville MD, Plastic Surgeon
Frederick A. Coville, M.D. is the Owner and Medical Director of Cornerstone Plastic Surgery, and has been an Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon for well over twenty-five years.
Dr. Fred, as he is known to his patients, is a native New Yorker born in Brooklyn. He accelerated through school to begin his university studies at the age of sixteen. Upon receiving his Bachelor’s degree in biology, he went on to complete medical school before his twenty-fifth birthday. Working his way through medical school and residency, he pursued his first love – which has always been to become a master in the art of plastic and aesthetic surgery.
He spent his post-doctoral training years in New York, which included a Surgical Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, a Burn Fellowship at Nassau County Medical Center, and finally his Plastic Surgery Residency at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. While at Mount Sinai, Dr. Coville served as Chief Resident of the Division of Plastic Surgery and an Associate of the Department of Surgery. After completing his Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved requisite training in Plastic Surgery, he spent several years in private practice in New Jersey and then took some time to practice Family Medicine in order to broaden his knowledge base and improve his overall skills as a physician.
In 1997, Dr. Coville was invited to be the Associate Director and Plastic Surgeon at the exclusive and private Bougainvillea Clinic for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery located in the British Virgin Islands. There, he was heavily inspired by working side-by-side with the legendary Dr. Robin E. Tattersall, O.B.E., F.R.C.S. Caring for the most elite clientele from around the globe seeking outstanding cosmetic surgery in an exceptional setting – as well as serving the eastern Caribbean for medical and reconstructive surgical needs – Dr. Coville became an influential and respected member of the BVI and Caribbean community. In addition to being one of the founders, and the elected President of the BVI Cancer Society, he was elected by his peers to serve as President of the British Virgin Islands Medical and Dental Association.
He is a Past-President of the BVI Chamber of Commerce & Hotel Association and developed a great deal of expertise in the hotel and spa industry. This proficiency has allowed him to serve as consultant in the creation of several world-class destination spas in the region. For many years, Dr. Fred Coville has been an organizer and faculty member of the influential Annual BVI Workshop in Plastic Surgery. This long-standing conference attracts aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons from all over the world to share the latest advances and techniques in the field.
In addition to his surgical talent, he has acquired particular expertise in his use of combined techniques for facial and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Coville pioneered the “combined approach” to skin rejuvenation years before it became the standard of care for contemporary cosmetic doctors. It is through these innovative uses of mechanical, chemical, light, prescription creams, and injectable therapies, with or without surgery, that Dr. Coville is able to achieve spectacular and natural results in his patients of all skin types. In this particular area, treating patients of divergent skin types, Dr. Coville is considered one of the premier physicians in the field. He has presented his techniques internationally and by invitation, to professional colleagues and the general public all over the world. Because of this particular skill and his exceptional results, Dr. Fred Coville was hand-picked by the world’s most famous Dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi, to be a founding member of his International ZO Skin Health Faculty. He considers Dr. Obagi a great mentor and friend.
Known as “Dr. Fred” to his patients, he is a capable, affable, and genial man who has a particular talent for making difficult and complex topics easy to understand. Because of his facility as a presenter and teacher, Dr. Coville was invited to lecture and consult for the healthcare and aesthetic industry while living in London, England. After several fascinating years of travelling the world and working side-by-side with some of the greatest surgeons on the planet, he has now returned to the U.S. to offer this tremendous experience here at the Southern New Jersey Shore. Dr. Fred brings with him, all of his years of expertise, his ability as a surgeon, his love and interest in total health, the techniques he has perfected and continues to develop, and offers them to his patients from his beautifully appointed clinic.
Dr. Fred Coville firmly believes that each and every one of us possesses an inner “Foundational Beauty.” As student of beauty all of his life, he calls upon his naturally artistic eye and God-given talents as a surgeon to deliver the results that you demand and help to uncover each person’s Foundational Beauty. Dr. Fred likes to say, “It’s my job to help you find Your Beautiful!”
Dr. Coville is a member of several professional medical and specialty societies and is respected by both his peers and patients alike. Dr. Fred is a lively and interactive presenter who continues to lecture here in the U.S. as well as all over Europe, Russia, and Asia. Because of his broad base of information and informal style, he is frequently asked to speak and offer his expertise as consultant on topics of aesthetic medicine and surgery. He injects humor and honesty to his talks and is committed to demystifying the worlds of medicine, surgery, and aesthetics for the consumer. Dr. Fred Coville has many interests outside of medicine. He is an entrepreneur, avid traveler, speaks fluent Spanish, dabbles as a percussionist, and is an aspiring novelist. However, Dr. Fred considers his greatest work and his true calling to be that of a father to his two young sons and as a husband to his loving wife.
Did we mention? He has the best staff in the world!