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Meet Dr. Stice

R. Coleen Stice, M.D., F.A.C.S., C.P.E., graduated from the University of Utah Medical School in 1978. She finished a five-year general surgery residency and a plastic surgery fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stice is the first board-certified female plastic surgeon in Nebraska and has been in private practice since 1985. In addition to having privileges at most major Omaha hospitals, Dr. Stice’s office has a comfortable procedure room where many services can be provided under local anesthesia. She specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, body contouring and liposuction, breast enhancement, facelift, hair transplant, skin rejuvenation, Botox treatment and injectable fillers.

For more than 25 consecutive years, Dr. Stice has been nominated by her colleagues to the annually published list of America’s Top Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Diplomate of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Association of Women Surgeons. She has been published in numerous medical journals and also is certified as a physician executive through the American Association of Physician Leadership.

Humanitarian endeavors are important to Dr. Stice, who is the chief executive officer of International Medical Exchange Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to providing medical education to Third World physicians.

Dr. Stice’s first medical mission was to Guatemala in 1985 in order to provide reconstructive services to the mountain tribes engaged in civil war. It was then that she realized the best service she could provide would be to train the local medical community. In this way health care would continue even after she and her team were gone. In 1991 she began a similar project in Tobolsk, Russia, which lasted a decade until Vladimir Putin came to power.

In 2010 Dr. Stice and her team were called to help train doctors and nurses at the Naivasha, Kenya, district hospital. She has since returned each spring with a group of surgeons, internists, pediatricians, OB-GYNs, nurses, biomedical engineers and ultrasound technicians. Their services have become so valuable that the University of Kenya Medical School sends students and residents to be learn from them.

Dr. Stice also sponsors a safe stove project with the goal of reducing the number of burns that occur in Kenya due to traditional open-fire cooking methods. These stoves also end the problem of lung damage caused by toxic fumes that result from open fires in the home.

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These Kenyans received a safe stove for their home and reported being able to paint their walls
now that they are free of creosote buildup from open cooking fires.

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