Named as one of the best plastic surgeons in Northern Virginia magazine, Dr. Hess is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a Member of the Medical Society of Virginia and the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons.Dr Hess is highly experienced in the field of plastic surgery, being a leader in both highly intricate reconstructive procedures and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hess is a staff plastic surgeon at the INOVA Hospitals in Fair Oaks and Loudoun, as well as Reston Hospital Center.Dr. Hess earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He then went on to earn his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he graduated as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society that comprises the top ten percent of medical students.Dr. Hess spent six years in training in the Integrated Plastic Surgery Program at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He recently taught a course to fellow plastic surgeons at the Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, under the direction of Grand Rapids plastic surgeon Steven L. Ringler, MD.