Chief of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at Hillelson-Whipple Clinic
Richmond’s first female plastic surgeon, practicing in Richmond since 1985, Dr. Ruth Hillelson is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon with a background in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hillelson is an acclaimed plastic surgeon in the Richmond area, gaining renown by helping patients reach their aesthetic goals with her in-depth knowledge, innovative techniques and cutting-edge technology. She has lectured on three continents and taught physicians all over the world about the science and art of noninvasive technology.
A Rhode Island native, Dr. Hillelson completed her undergraduate coursework at Johns Hopkins University, followed by medical school at Harvard University. She then completed her internship and general surgery residency at the University of Virginia. Further residencies in plastic surgery at the University of Kansas and craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Virginia prepared her for working with a wide range of patients.
Staying active in research and national medical organizations, Dr. Hillelson continues to expand her depth of knowledge and ensure patients have the most up-to-date treatments available. She frequently leads presentations at prestigious meetings around the world and is a leader in non-invasive treatments. In 2006 and 2007, Dr. Hillelson won the National Pinnacle Award for Non-Invasive Radiofrequency with lectures that earned the “Best Presentation” distinction at the International Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Hillelson’s experience as a research chemist associate at Harvard inspired her to help patients reach their skincare goals by creating Iridesse Skin Crème, a breakthrough product for non-invasive skin rejuvenation. This product is the culmination of extensive research and knowledge, and it is a solution Dr. Hillelson is proud to offer patients.
Dr. Hillelson is affiliated with hospitals in the Richmond area, allowing her to offer patients the most convenient and comprehensive care options that suit their needs.