20855-Lester, Mary

Mary E. Lester, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Phone 317-944-3636
1801 N Senate Blvd
Medical Professional Center 1, Suite 635

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Lester grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where she completed her medical school and general surgery residency at Emory University.  Her plastic and reconstructive training were completed in Charleston, South Carolina and the Medical Univerity of South Carolina.  She completed a Microsurgical Breast Fellowship in Charleston and then moved with her husband to the University of Florida.  In Gainesville, she was clinical faculty and began her work with breast cancer reconstruction.

Dr. Lester began working at IU Health Methodist Hospital in 2010, and since that time has served in several leadership positions within the hospital administration.  Teaching remains one of Dr. Lester's passions and she works closely with the Plastic Surgery Residency as Associate Program Director. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
  • Education
    2008 FEL Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina
    2007 FEL Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina
    2005 RES General Surgery , Emory University
    2000 MD Emory University
    1996 BS Auburn University
  • Research

    Breast Reconstruction

    Clinical Outcomes

  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Surgeons
    American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
    American Medical Association
    American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    Indiana State Medical Association
    Indianapolis Medical Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery
    American Board of Surgery - Surgery*
  • Clinical Interests

    Breast Cancer Reconstruction

    DIEP Flap Reconstruction

    PAP Flap Reconstruction

  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2022-05-01
    Org: Indiana University Plastic Surgery
    Desc: Residency Teaching Award
    Scope: Division
    Date: 2021-06-01

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