Dr. Stephen F. Lex, M.D. is a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is Board-Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has also been awarded the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Dr. Lex did his residency in general surgery at Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio, and his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. In addition, Dr. Lex has a post-graduate fellowship in pediatric plastic surgery, microsurgery and cranio-maxillofacial surgery from the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix.
Dr. Lex grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, and met Dr. Quigley when his father told him to look up Quigley, who was also doing his general surgery training at Western Reserve in Youngstown, and who, coincidentally, had been his father’s best friend’s paper boy in Springfield, Illinois. The two hit if off instantly so when Dr. Lex moved to Flagstaff in the late 1980s to work with a plastic surgeon who moved away after a year, his first call was to Dr. Quigley. They’ve been partners at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona (PSNA) ever since.
Dr. Lex was first drawn to plastic surgery because of the great variety of surgeries it involves, and that is still one of the things that he loves most about his job. His practice at PSNA never becomes routine so he’s never bored. Although he doesn’t really have one favorite procedure, Dr. Lex finds cleft lip and palate work especially rewarding as he’s able to really form a bond with these kids, whom he’ll treat many times over a twenty- year period.
When he isn’t at work as a plastic surgeon, Dr.Lex can be found backpacking in the wilderness somewhere or on a river, white water kayaking, often with his sons and his daughter, all of whom have taken up the sport, much to their father’s delight.
Dr. Jack Quigley M.D. is a tried and true midwesterner. A graduate of the University of Illinois and the Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Dr. Quigley completed his general surgery residency at Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio, where he and Dr. Lex first became friends. He has been a Trauma Surgeon in Rockford, Illinois. Dr. Quigley is a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is Board-Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, with a Fellowship in Hand Surgery from the Medical College of Ohio and the Cleveland Clinic.
His move to Flagstaff to join Dr. Lex at PSNA in 1991 was Dr. Quigley’s first foray at living outside the Illinois/Ohio area, but he quickly found that Flagstaff had all those qualities important to a midwesterner: friendly people who aren’t pretentious, and four seasons that included snow. He was thrilled to be able to establish a very busy practice in one of the most beautiful areas in the U.S.
An avid athlete and outdoorsman, Dr. Quigley played football, soccer and ice hockey until ten knee surgeries finally sidelined him. Now, he mountain bikes, including his yearly trip with Dr. Lex over 13,000 foot passes in the San Juan Mountains. Dr. Quigley also coaches and referees youth soccer, and he loves to scuba dive.
Married for twenty-one years, Dr. Quigley is a father of four. His youngest daughter was adopted from China, and suffered from a cleft palate. Twelve surgeries later, many performed by himself and Dr. Lex, she is now a budding gymnast. Originally attracted to medicine because of his desire to help people, Dr. Quigley likes that there is both a cosmetic and reconstructive side to PSNA which, with the hand surgeries, makes his practice both varied and exciting.
In addition to his work with PSNA, Dr. Quigley has also served as the Chief of Surgery at Flagstaff Medical Center for three years, the Chief of Staff for one year, and now serves as Chairman of the Physician Review Committee. Although he could live without the 2:00 am emergency trauma calls, Dr. Quigley loves his job, especially the fact that, for him, PSNA feels like an extended family.
Dr. Adam Boettcher is Board-Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He joined the PSNA family in the summer of 2012 when he moved from Michigan to Flagstaff to begin his practice. Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Boettcher earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern College in Saint Paul, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He was then accepted into a highly sought after integrated plastic surgery residency program in Michigan, one of only a handful of such programs, and one of the most competitive in the nation.
Dr. Boettcher’s desire to make a difference in the lives of others is what drew him to a career in medicine. While it was his love of problem solving and anatomy that propelled him to the surgical disciplines, he ultimately found himself attracted to plastic and reconstructive surgery because of the diversity of the field. In fact, at PSNA Dr. Boettcher gets to work on everything from facial trauma, complex hand reconstruction, and carpal tunnel syndrome to facelifts, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation.
Married since his senior year of college, Dr. Boettcher is the father of two. When he can find the time, he loves playing soccer and basketball, hiking, and traveling with his family. A self-taught guitarist, Dr. Boettcher is a huge fan of hard rock but, in deference to the rest of the surgical staff, he usually tones it down in the operating room. In fact, he might even throw in a Katy Perry song or two in the playlist.
Dr. Boettcher and his family are enjoying living in Flagstaff. “We’re really excited to be here and build a life, because with med school and residency, you really put much of your life on hold.” He even claims that he’s finally going to learn how to ski, and maybe even play a little golf.
Patrick Cole, M.D.
Dr. Cole’s CV
Dr. Patrick Cole is Board-Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Originally from Bedford, Texas, after completing his Medical Doctorate with Distinction in Research at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Cole began his General Surgery training at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. During his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Cole spent two years performing complex pediatric craniofacial reconstruction and cleft lip/palate repair at Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the country’s largest craniofacial programs. In 9 years of surgical training at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cole simultaneously trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world’s leading institutions for treating breast cancer and performing breast reconstruction. Dr. Cole was also the Chief House Officer of Plastic Surgery at The Methodist Hospital, one of the regional leaders in cosmetic and microsurgery, as well as at Ben Taub General Hospital, one of the country’s busiest trauma institutions. In addition to plastic and reconstructive surgical training, Dr. Cole then completed Baylor College of Medicine’s Orthopedic Hand Surgery Fellowship, where he further refined his skills at endoscopic surgery, microsurgery and complex upper extremity reconstruction. Dr. Cole is now a published author of over 200 scientific articles, 25 book chapters and 15 plastic surgery training videos.
In addition to Dr. Cole’s extensive surgical training, he also manages a happy home life. He met his wife Allie, a NICU nurse, on the first day of college and they have been happily married for 15 years with three small children. “We’re a very outdoorsy family. We love hiking, camping, anything involving s’mores. I love skiiing, rock climbing and mountain biking, so we’re all very excited to be here. Flagstaff and its people are amazing!”
“All this diverse training has been a long, interesting adventure, but I love the ability to offer the very best surgical options to patients with complex hand problems, those in need of breast reconstruction, and to children needing craniofacial reconstruction. The opportunity to help someone get back to normal life and family after a major accident or cancer, to help someone feel whole again, and to help a child live a happier life….that’s ultimately where my heart is. My family and I are very excited to be in Flagstaff and at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona. I appreciate the opportunity to be here, to experience this amazing place and to help its people.”
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Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona (PSNA) is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical care to all the residents of northern Arizona. With a main office in Flagstaff and satellite offices in Sedona, Cottonwood, the Village of Oak Creek, Kingman, Payson, Page, Lakeside, and Prescott, PSNA offers its patients the convenience of a wide variety of procedures as well as locations.
Dr. Lex, Dr. Quigley, Dr. Boettcher, and Dr. Cole are all board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and all are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. All three doctors perform everything from facelifts and Mommy Makeovers to breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery and skin cancer reconstruction, to endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, Botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, and dermal fillers.
In addition to being Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Lex, Dr. Quigley, Dr. Boettcher, and Dr. Cole are all hand surgery specialists, treating everything from hand trauma to arthritis and other hand dysfunction, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.