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1968 - 2023

Dr. Lionel Meadows was double board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. After receiving dual degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Emory University, he then went on to the Medical College of Georgia, receiving his Doctorate of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Tennessee.

Between identifying a need in the community and the realization of patient populations overlapping between OBGYN and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Meadows went on to become more specialized in the field of cosmetic surgery after practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology for more than a decade. In 2009, he began a year-long fellowship with world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Jim English, which broadened his expertise in body and facial cosmetic surgery. 

Dr. Meadows performed the majority of his surgical procedures in his state-of-the-art AAAHC-accredited, office-based facility in Commerce, GA, but also had privileges at multiple hospitals in the area. Dr. Meadows was well-known for his excellent cosmetic outcomes and was described by patients as knowledgeable, professional, and caring, often praying with patients before their surgery. Due to his extensive experience and results with Breast Augmentation, Abdominoplasty, and the Hetter Peel, these were consistently his most requested procedures.

In addition to completing the rigorous testing and training already required to become an ABCS-certified surgeon, Dr. Meadows voluntarily acquired the Cosmetic Surgery Patient Safety certification, which represented his commitment to safety and ethical practice in the cosmetic surgery field.

Academically, Dr. Meadows was an active researcher and educator and spoke annually at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) scientific meetings. He also regularly oversaw medical students from the Philadelphia College of Medicine and trained at least one surgeon each year through the AACS fellowship program.

Originally from Macon, Georgia, Dr. Meadows resided in North Georgia with his wife, Kathryn Meadows, RN BSN - a Master Injector at Meadows Surgical Arts. They shared two children, a son (Aspen) and a daughter (Liesl). When he was not in the office or spending time with family, Dr. Meadows enjoyed flying, golfing, and playing guitar. 

Dr. Meadows and Kathryn founded a non-profit organization, the Surgical Hope Foundation, in 2010, with the goal of helping to fulfill pressing medical needs for those without adequate medical coverage. Most recently, the Surgical Hope Foundation has provided otoplasty surgery for multiple youth as well as breast surgery for women with scarring at no cost to the patients.


Since Dr. Meadows and Kathryn were passionate about education, scholarships are offered each year to local area students who plan on entering the medical field. In 2021 alone, they awarded 9 recipients with a $1,000 scholarship through the Surgical Hope Foundation. 

Beyond his local community contributions, in 2019, Dr. Meadows traveled with a team of volunteers to Tabuga, Ecuador, for ten days to provide much-needed medical care and to assist in building permanent structures to safely house surviving families from previous earthquakes in 2016. 



American College of Surgeons (FACS, 2017)

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG, 2001)

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (FAACS, 2008)

Dr. Meadows passed away on May 8, 2023. We mourn the loss of our beloved friend, mentor, and inspiration. He was a brilliant surgeon and doctor who touched the lives of so many with his kindness and passion for delivering exceptional patient care. In his memory, please consider donating to the Surgical Hope Foundation.


Kathryn Meadows and the staff of Meadows Surgical Arts look forward to continuing the legacy of excellent patient care Dr. Meadows took such great pride in providing at our office.

Dr. Lionel Meadows, FACOG | ABOG | American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Lionel Meadows, FAACS | ABCS | American Board of Cosmetic Surgery | Meadows Surgical Arts
Dr. Lionel Meadows, FACS | ACS | American College of Surgeons
Dr. Lionel Meadows, FACOG | ACOG | American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Dr. Lionel Meadows, FAACS | AACS | American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
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