Dr. Winfield Hartley is a native of Atlanta Georgia. His earliest introduction to plastic surgery was through his uncle, Dr. John Hartley, former president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. When he was fifteen years old, he spent a summer in the operating room observing his Uncle’s procedures. He has been dedicated to the specialty ever since. Dr. Hartley attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree in psychology, and obtained his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta.