Dr. Keith Ladner

Dr. Keith Ladner

By focusing exclusively on cosmetic and reconstructive facial procedures, Dr. Keith Ladner offers a level of expertise that’s virtually unmatched in the Rocky Mountain region. Dr. Ladner, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Denver, CO, completed advanced fellowship training under one of the world’s leading facial plastic surgeons and taught facial plastic surgery residents before returning to Colorado. Raised in Boulder, Dr. Ladner is proud to serve the people of Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Greenwood Village, and other nearby communities.

Education and Training

Dr. Ladner completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and being elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the U.S. He then returned to Colorado and earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, CO. Dr. Ladner graduated with honors and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, one of the most prestigious honor societies in the U.S. for medical students.

His advanced training included completing a residency in the Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery program at the University of North Carolina. He then was 1 of only 37 surgeons in the country accepted into a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship, training under world-renowned surgeon Dr. Edward Farrior, a past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Ladner also served as faculty in the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Florida.

Education and Training at a Glance

Farrior Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, Tampa, FL
University of South Florida Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Tampa, FL
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow

University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Resident

University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Department of Surgery, Intern

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Alpha Omega Alpha

The University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Bachelor of Science, Economics
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Board Certifications

Dr. Ladner is certified by:

Dr. Ladner is also an Expert Injector & Certified Galderma Trainer

Surgical Missions

Dr. Ladner is committed to using his skill and expertise to help in areas around the world where access to care is limited by participating in international missions to improve access to health care in underserved areas. He most recently has traveled to Haiti and Vietnam to perform craniofacial and reconstructive surgeries.

International Missions

  • Ke Nou Haitian Mission—Fond Parisien, Haiti
  • Building People to Build a Nation—Hanoi, Vietnam

Additionally, Dr. Ladner speaks fluent Spanish due to time spent abroad in both Mexico and Spain and welcomes Spanish-speaking patients at his Denver practice.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Outdoor Enthusiast

As a Colorado native, Dr. Ladner enjoys spending as much time as possible outside, regardless of the season. He’s an avid mountain climber and hiker, having scaled many of Colorado’s 58 fourteeners (mountain peaks with an elevation of at least 14,000 ft). He also skis, fly fishes, runs, and, when he gets the chance, surfs. In addition, Dr. Ladner enjoys spending time with his family.

Research & Presentations

Dr. Ladner’s research has been extensively published, and he has enjoyed giving back to the educational community through a faculty appointment and multiple guest speaker opportunities.


Ladner K, Farrior EH, Gonzalez M. A Comparison of motivational factors in cosmetic facial plastic surgery for North and South America. Annual AAFPRS Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Sept 10, 2011.

Ladner K. The aging face. University of Florida Department of OHNS Grand Rounds. Gainesville, FL. October 22, 2010.

Ladner K. Cutaneous malignancies in Asia. University of Hanoi Department of OHNS Grand Rounds. Hanoi, Vietnam. April 1, 2010

Ladner K. Cutaneous malignancies and their treatment. University of North Carolina Department of OHNS Grand Rounds. Chapel Hill, NC. March 17, 2010.

Ardeshirpour F, Ladner K, Bryson P, Shores C, Shockley W. The use of ultrasound in defining nasal fractures. Triological Southern Section Meeting. Naples, FL. January 11, 2008.

Research Publications

Ladner K, Farrior EH. Revision rhinoplasty: evaluating the patient and the problem. Advanced Aesthetic Rhinoplasty. 2013; Chapter 69

Farrior E, Ladner K. A retrospective review of the use of autologous platelet gels for rhytidectomy.
Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Mar;14(2):83-4.

Ladner K, Farrior EH. Platelet gels and hemostasis in facial plastic surgery.
Facial Plastic Surgery. 2011;27(4):308-314.

Ardeshirpour F, Ladner KM, Shores CG, Shockley WW. A preliminary study of the use of ultrasound in defining nasal fractures: Criteria for a confident diagnosis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2013 Oct-Nov;92(10-11):508-12.

Ladner K, Shockley W. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery resident teaching module: hair restoration. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2008

Carroll T, Ladner K, Meyers AD. Alternative surgical dissection techniques. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America. 2005 Apr; 38(2):397-411.

Community Service

  • Ke Nou Haitian Mission- Fond Parisien, Haiti
  • S.C.A.R.S.- Skin Cancer Assistance for Reconstructive Surgery – Denver, CO
  • Building People to Build a Nation – Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Stout Street Homeless Clinic – Denver, CO
  • Project Cure – Denver, CO
  • Denver Sky High Rotary Club Member- Denver, CO
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Corporate Sponsor- Denver CO


English and Spanish

Meet Dr. Ladner

If you’re looking for the best facial plastic surgeon in Colorado, consulting with Dr. Ladner should be high on your list. You can request a consultation using the online form or call our practice at (303) 253-7686 to schedule an appointment.

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