Dr. Wilton L. Triggs

SpecialityPlastic Surgery Chief Resident

Dr. Wilton Triggs is a past Chief Resident at the University of South Florida in Plastic
surgery. He is the University of South Florida’s Department of Plastic Surgery first black
chief resident of plastic surgery. He obtained his medical degree from Meharry Medical
College in Nashville, TN, graduating with honors. He graduated from the University of
Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry
with minors in mathematics and biology, graduating with University honors.

Dr. Triggs believes that giving back, specifically mentorship, which has led him to
mentor multiple medical and pre-medical students, mostly of color, in pursuing
competitive surgical subspecialties. He sits on the Advisory Board of G3 Life
Applications, which is a non-profit holistic mentoring organization that is dedicated to
exposing, educating, and inspiring youth and young adults in the Tampa Bay area.

In his passion of healthcare advocacy, Dr. Triggs represented Florida as a legislative
advocate on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Speaking with US
Senators and Congressman on the importance of Graduate Medical Education (GME)
funding and access to specialty care.

Dr. Triggs holds an Assistant Professorship with Ohio University Heritage College of
Osteopathic Medicine in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Allowing him to teach both
medical students and medical residents the intricacies of Plastic and Reconstructive

Dr. Triggs currently resides in Miami, Florida, specializing in aesthetic body contouring.

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