Kerry Latham, MD, MHPE, FACS

Whether you are considering a subtle enhancement or a significant transformation, female board-certified plastic surgeon and Air Force veteran Dr. Kerry Latham is dedicated to helping her Alaska patients achieve their aesthetic goals with precision and artistry.

Her exceptional skills and compassionate approach make her a trusted partner in your journey to renewed confidence and self-assurance.

Education & Training

Dr. Latham’s journey to becoming a premier plastic surgeon in Anchorage, Alaska, began with her undergraduate studies at Princeton University. She went on to earn her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Following medical school, Dr. Latham completed a general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She further specialized in craniofacial surgery through a fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Favorite Procedures

Dr. Latham is trained and experienced in a comprehensive range of procedures. She finds it especially rewarding to perform the following:

In addition, Dr. Latham specializes in pediatric plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery, particularly for kids and adults with a history of facial differences, such as a cleft lip and palate.

Professional Excellence

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Dr. Latham is committed to maintaining the highest standards of patient care and surgical excellence. She is an active member of several esteemed professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Her contributions to the field are recognized through her numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Latham is passionate about plastic surgery education and has obtained a master’s in health professions education, a certificate in global health engagement, and has also completed a one-year fellowship in clinical medical ethics.

Patient-Centered Approach

Dr. Latham believes that every patient deserves individualized attention and care. She takes the time to understand each patient’s goals, concerns, and lifestyle, crafting personalized treatment plans that align with their vision of health and beauty.

Her professional and approachable demeanor ensures patients feel comfortable, informed, and confident throughout their surgical journey. From the initial consultation to postoperative care, Dr. Latham is dedicated to providing a supportive and empowering experience.

Passionate About Giving Back

Dr. Latham is passionate about giving back to her patients and her country. She actively participates in medical missions and volunteer programs, providing reconstructive surgery to underserved populations internationally. She has done so for more than 25 years and was recognized in 2023 with the American College of Surgeons Military Surgical Volunteerism Award.

She received the USUHS Alumni of the Year Award in 2022 and team recognition for the Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Hero Award in 2020, with her patient winning the Patient of Courage award. Dr. Latham’s philanthropic efforts underscore her belief in the transformative power of surgery to change lives for the better.

Distinguished Military Career

Dr. Latham joined Plastic Surgeons of Alaska after more than 27 years in the United States Air Force. She retired from the USAF as a Colonel and OEF/OIF Veteran, with her last assignment as Deputy Chair of Surgery at USUHS/ Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

In her military career, Dr. Latham demonstrated excellence in leadership, mentorship, education, and patient care. She served as a Squadron Commander and the Director of the Walter Reed and Portsmouth Naval Craniofacial Teams. Her core values continue to shine through in everything she does:

  • Integrity First
  • Service Before Self
  • Excellence in All We Do

Get To Know Dr. Latham

With her profound dedication to enhancing her patients’ natural beauty and restoring their confidence, Dr. Latham has established herself as an experienced, trusted, and compassionate surgeon. Her approach combines innovative technology with personalized care to deliver exceptional results tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

To meet with Dr. Latham in person, please request a consultation online or call us at (907) 563-2002 to get started.