Dr. Fortes is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, both ABMS-recognized board certifications. His full training in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and plastic surgery at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago over eight years is one of the most extensive in his field. Dr. Fortes has always been at the top of his class at every level of his education. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rice University and was selected for membership in the exclusive Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society while at Baylor College of Medicine. He is currently a Diplomat of the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.