Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks received his Medical Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Following his graduation from medical school, he completed an internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.
Subsequently, Dr. Fairbanks served in the U.S. Military as a General Medical officer at Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He completed his training in General Surgeryand Plastic Surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, which is affiliated with Penn State University. He completed his boards, becoming certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Subsequently, he furthered his training with a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dr. Fairbanks has had broad training in Plastic Surgery. He is highly trained in cosmetic surgical procedures, including facial rejuvenation, nasal surgery, eyelid surgery, and lip enlargement. He is also highly trained in abdominoplasty, body contouring after bariatric surgery, liposuction, breast augmentation, and breast reduction. His work with fat grafting for both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures has produces impressive results. His special interest in congenital deformities include surgery of the ear (microtia), prominent ear, cleft lip and palate, as well as cranial vault deformities (craniosynostosis).
In addition to the practice of medicine, Dr. Fairbanks has a life-long history in the arts. This came through both his heritage and formal training. He serves as an instructor in a Medical Life Drawing and Sculpture Course, at a national professional society meeting, and continues his artwork to the benefit of his practice. Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks combines art and medicine in the form of Plastic Surgery. He believes that Plastic Surgery is the finest of the fine arts.
Following the completion of his Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Surgery training, he returned to Salt Lake City, Utah to practice Plastic Surgery. He is the past president of the Utah Plastic Surgery Society and the Salt Lake Surgical Society. Although Dr. Fairbanks is in the private practice of plastic surgery, he has continued his academic interest, and serves as an adjunct assistant professor of surgery at the University of Utah.
Dr. Fairbanks is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. His affiliations include the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Utah Plastic Surgery Society, Utah Medical Association, Salt Lake Surgical Society, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and the Reed O. Dingman Society of Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Fairbanks is a fully-trained craniofacial surgeon who has specialized in total ear reconstruction for children born without an ear (microtia), ear pinning surgery (otoplasty), cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, surgery for the cleft lip nasal deformity, and other cranial deformities and aspects of craniofacial surgery.
As a result of his artistic background and ability, Dr. Fairbanks has successfully produced natural appearing results in his ear reconstructions. As a result, satisfaction amongst his patients is high.