Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, Dr. Fernando Ovalle Jr., M.D. was raised in the Southeastern U.S. He developed an early passion for science and medicine, which he sought to balance with art and literature. This led him to double major in Biochemistry and English while attending Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
Dr. Ovalle then completed his medical school training at the prestigious Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee as a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient. During medical school, Dr. Ovalle’s commitment to academic excellence led him to complete an additional year-long research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. He also participated in several mission trips, including Operation Smile to Lima, Peru.
Plastic surgery proved to be the field in medicine with the perfect blend of art and science. After medical school, Dr. Ovalle completed residency training in Integrated Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served as administrative Chief Resident during his final year. During his career, Dr. Ovalle has presented at numerous local, regional and national conferences, and is published in multiple scholarly journals and textbook chapters.
Dr. Ovalle’s academic and technical dedication is only exceeded by his commitment to personalized patient care. He strives to listen thoughtfully and uses the entire breadth of reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery techniques to assist his patients in accomplishing their goals to improve both form and function. He is currently a board eligible candidate to the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
He performs a wide range of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyelids, nose, breasts, body and hands and also offers non-surgical procedures including Botox, facial fillers, chemical peels and various laser treatments.
In his free time, Dr. Ovalle enjoys spending time with his family and two young children, including cooking, exploring the outdoors, and running. Dr. Ovalle is fluent in Spanish and is looking forward to serving the patients of the Mid-Florida region.
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