Mastering the Art of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Jeff Markey is a symbol of excellence in his profession, specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. Born and raised in Kansas City, Dr. Markey pursued his medical education at The University of Kansas School of Medicine after completing his undergraduate studies at Kansas State University. His journey towards mastery led him to prestigious institutions nationwide, where he underwent rigorous training in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), consistently ranked among the top 10 Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Markey further honed his expertise in facial plastic surgery through specialized training at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR.

Leading Facial Plastic Surgeon and Innovator

Dr. Markey's commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication to his craft have earned him numerous accolades and recognition within the medical community. He brings expertise and skill to his practice as one of the few double-board certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgeons in the Kansas City metropolitan area. His tenure as an academic faculty member at New York University Langone Medical Center, another Top 10 Best Hospital, further solidified his reputation as a leader in the field. Dr. Markey's contributions extend beyond clinical practice, as evidenced by his involvement in committees with organizations like AAFPRS and AAO-HNSF, where he actively shapes the future of facial plastic surgery and fosters humanitarian initiatives. His published works in prestigious medical journals underscore his commitment to advancing medical knowledge and innovation in surgical techniques.

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Jeff Markey

Jeff, Beyond the Practice

Outside the operating room, Dr. Markey finds solace and joy in music, a passion that intertwines with his surgical artistry. He channels his creativity through his surgical precision during the day and his musical compositions and performances in his spare time, giving him quite a unique background for a doctor. When not practicing plastic surgery or music, Dr. Markey enjoys staying active through exercise with his wife, Ellie, and cherishes moments spent chasing after his daughter, Maeve. Dr. Markey's dedication to his professional and personal pursuits underscores his holistic approach to life, blending his passions to create fulfillment in every facet of his being. With a deep understanding of the bigger picture, Dr. Markey is an empathetic partner for his patients' aesthetic journeys.

Accolades and Contributions

Dr. Markey's dedication to his craft and commitment to excellence have earned him numerous accolades and recognition from his peers within the medical community. Not only is he a well-respected leader in the field, he also positively impacts the world. As a recipient of the FACE2FACE (AAFPRS) Humanitarian Grant in 2017, Dr. Markey demonstrated his compassion and dedication to providing care to underserved communities worldwide. Additionally, the Mount Zion Health Fund Research Education Award in 2016 acknowledged his contributions to advancing medical knowledge and innovation.

Dr. Markey's involvement in committees with organizations like AAFPRS and AAO-HNSF exemplifies his commitment to shaping the future of facial plastic surgery and fostering humanitarian initiatives. Furthermore, his published works in prestigious medical journals, including JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, highlight his contributions to academic research and the advancement of surgical techniques. These accolades and contributions highlight Dr. Markey's status as a trusted and esteemed practitioner known for his unwavering dedication to excellence, compassionate care, and continuous pursuit of innovation in facial plastic surgery.

Start Your Journey with Ascentist Plastic Surgery

Experience Dr. Jeff Markey's top-tier expertise and compassionate care at Ascentist Plastic Surgery. Whether you're considering facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, face and neck lifts, aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty, eyelid and eyebrow surgery, Bell's Palsy repair, or Mohs reconstruction, Dr. Markey offers a comprehensive range of procedures tailored to your needs. Take the first step towards your transformation by scheduling your consultation at Ascentist Plastic Surgery today. During this initial meeting, Dr. Markey will conduct a thorough assessment tailored to your unique needs and goals, guiding you toward the personalized treatment plan that best suits you. Trust in Dr. Markey's commitment to excellence, and let Ascentist Plastic Surgery be your partner in achieving the results you desire. Embark on your journey to renewed confidence and enhanced well-being–schedule your consultation now.

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Dr. Jeff Markey’s Curriculum Vitae


  • Kansas State University
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • FACE2FACE (AAFPRS) Humanitarian Grant – 2017
  • Lambayeque, Peru 1/13/17 – 1/22/17: $5,000
  • Mount Zion Health Fund Research Education Award – 2016
  • AAO-HNSF Humanitarian Resident Travel Grant – 2015
  • Guayaquil Ecuador 11/28/15 – 12/6/15; $1,000.
  • AAO-HNSF Resident Leadership Grant – 2015
  • AAO-HNSF Resident Leadership Grant – 2014
  • Outstanding Student in Otolaryngology (KUSOM)
  • Top Student – pre-clinical years (KUSOM)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – 3rd year inductee (KUSOM)

Activities & Organizations

  • AAFPRS CME Committee 1/1/2018
    Committee goals include reviewing recorded and live CME opportunities for continuing education credit for AAFPRS members.
  • AAFPRS FACE 2 FACE Committee 1/1/2018
    Committee goals include reviewing current humanitarian excursions and allocating grant resources for new international trips.
  • AAFPRS Fellowship Review Committee 1/1/2018
    Committee goals include review of fellowship applications to transition for AAFPRS associates to members.
  • AAO-HNSF/F Humanitarian Efforts Committee 10/1/2017 – 9/30/2018
    Committee goals include fostering and encouraging participation amongst otolaryngologists in improving humanitarian care in the U.S. and abroad. To cooperate with other subspecialty groups in administering otolaryngologic care to those in low-resource settings.
  • AAO-HNS/F Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Committee 10/1/2014 – 9/30/2016
    Committee goals include fostering multidisciplinary relationships with other surgical specialties to develop programs and forums for FPRS discussion. Review and validate the approval of requests related to plastic and reconstructive surgery within the AAO-HNSF Academy.
  • UCSF-OHNS Education Committee 7/1/2014 – 6/20/2016
    As the sole resident member of the committee, Dr. Markey reviewed resident educational progress, resident and faculty scheduling, operative caseload management, resident performance, and many other resident and faculty concerns.

Published Works

  • David AP, Heaton C, Park A, Seth R, Knott PD, Markey JD. Association of Bolster Duration With Uptake Rates of Fibula Donor Site Skin Grafts. JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2020 Apr 16.
  • Tamplen M, Fowler T, Markey J, Knott PD, Suva LJ, Alliston T. Treatment with anti-Sclerostin antibody to stimulate mandibular bone formation. Head and Neck. 2018 Mar.
    Markey J, Anderson Y, Wang TW. Hybrid Cartilage-Modifying Otoplasty Technique and Outcomes. JAMA-Facial Plastic Surgery, 2017.
  • Loyo M, Markey J, Gerecci D, Rassi E, Li R, Sullivan B, Wang T. The Modified Septal Transplant: Technical Refinements and Outcomes. JAMA-Facial Plastic Surgery, 2017.
    Markey J, Morrel W, Wang SJ, Ryan W. The effect of submandibular preservation during lymphadenectomy on postoperative xerostomia. Auris Nasus Larynx, 2017.
  • Markey J, Alemi S, Naunheim M, Faden D, Heaton C, Seth R. Spontaneous iliopsoas hematoma following microvascular free tissue transfer. Case Reports in Otolaryngology, 2017.
  • Markey J, Loyo Li, M. Advancements in the management of synkinesis. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2017 Aug;25(4):265-272.
  • Krane N, Markey J, Moneta L, Kim M. Aesthetic analysis of the nasal dorsum. Facial Plast Surg 2017; 33:120–124.
  • Markey J, Maine, R, Daniels K, Yang E, Hoffman W, Palacios J. Ear disease following cleft lip and palate surgery without tympanostomy tube placement. The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal; 201 2017.
  • Markey J, Wang S, Ryan W, El-Sayed I, Seth R, Knott, PD. Anterolateral Thigh Adipofascial Flap: A New Option for Scalp Reconstruction. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2016; 32(2):160-3.
  • Markey J, Benet A, El-Sayed, I. The Endonasal Endoscopic Harvest and Anatomy of the Buccal Fat Pad Flap for Closure of Skull Base Defects. Laryngoscope, 2015 Oct;125(10):2247-52
  • Markey J, Seth R, Knott PD. Safety and Utility of Cyanoacrylate-Based Adhesives in Creating Layered Septal Cartilage Grafts. American Journal of Otolaryngology. 2015;36(4): 499-502.
  • Markey J, Knott PD, Fritz MA, Seth R. Recent advances in head and neck free tissue transfer. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2015; 23(4):297-301.
  • Revenaugh PC, Fritz MA, Haffey TM, Seth R, Markey J, Knott PD. Minimizing morbidity in microvascular surgery: small caliber anastomotic vessels and minimal access approaches. JAMA Facial Plast Surg, 2014 Nov 13.
  • Arganbright J, Tsue T, Girod D, Militsakh O, Sykes K, Markey J, Shnayder, Y. Outcomes of the Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Free Flap for Mandibular Reconstruction. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013; 139(2): 168-172.
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