Dr. Shewmake

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Kris Shewmake MD FACS

Kris Shewmake, MD specializes in Cosmetic Surgery that helps his patients achieve a more youthful, rested, and natural  appearance. His outstanding surgical skills and dedication to treating each patient as an individual have earned him an excellent reputation in Little Rock and regionally. He is best known for achieving a very natural and “un-operated” appearance for his patients.

Dr. Shewmake received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas Medical Center. He was president of his class and elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (top 10% of the class). His eight years of surgical training after medical school included a General Surgery residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center and a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency in Dallas at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Shewmake then spent an extra year at UCLA working with children and adults affected by facial birth deformities. Upon completion of his fellowship in 1992, Dr. Shewmake returned to his native state of Arkansas as Chief of Plastic Surgery at UAMS and Arkansas Children‘s Hospital. In 1996 he left UAMS and entered private practice.

Important Standards

Dr. Shewmake is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and  a member of many respected professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Arkansas Medical Society. He is one of only two plastic surgeons in Arkansas to become a member of an elite group of plastic surgeons known as the Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Shewmake has presented and published numerous scientific papers in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He continues his education by participating in national conferences and courses covering the latest techniques in aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery.


Year School Degree/Position
1991-92 University of California, Los Angeles Fellowship in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
1989-91 University of Texas-Southwestern
Surgery Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1984-89 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center Residency in General Surgery
1980-84 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center M.D. Degree
1978-80 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Graduate Program, Natural Sciences
1973-77 Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas B.A. Biology

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery, UAMS


American Board of Plastic Surgery – 1994
Fellow, American College of Surgeons – 1996-present

On a more personal level

Dr. Shewmake is married, a father of five children, and active in his church. He served as co-founder of mission team Operation New Life and has led surgical teams to serve the poor in Honduras and to teach in the medical school there. He is an avid airplane and helicopter pilot and enjoys shooting, woodworking, and restoring cars in his spare time (what little he has!).