Dr. Scott Chaiet was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas in Austin with Honors. It was during his undergraduate education that he developed an interest in surgery, when he was selected for the Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program.
He obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. During this time he acquired a passion for head and neck anatomy. After twenty six years in Texas, he relocated to Madison, Wisconsin to begin residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. During his five years in the Midwest, Dr. Chaiet received early mentorship in facial plastic surgery and published several research studies on head and neck cancer and facial plastic surgery these included a prospective pertaining to randomized control drug trials on bruising after breaking nasal bones in rhinoplasty surgery.
Dr. Chaiet has been a leader in organized medicine, including the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Medical Association (AMA). He currently continues serving as a delegate for Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to the Resident & Fellow Section of the AMA.
In addition to his scholarly activities, he recently participated in a humanitarian medical mission in India with Medical Missions for Children, which he plans to continue to support. Also, it was during this residency that Dr. Chaiet met his partner, a general surgery resident, to whom he is engaged to marry.
Following his fellowship with Dr. Williams, Dr. Chaiet will begin his academic surgical career in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This will encompass both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for children and adults.