Meet Dr. Joseph A. Greco III, MD.

Dr. Joseph A. Greco III was born in Brooklyn, New York, growing up in the city until his family relocated to Georgia during his high school years. Although it was quite a cultural change, Dr. Greco quickly embraced the charm of southern living matriculating to the University of Georgia in Athens, where he was a Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate in 1998. He continued to pursue the profession of physician among the gorgeous azaleas at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha, the most lauded medical honor society.

After obtaining his medical doctorate, Dr. Greco continued his training at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee as a general surgery resident. During his seven years of surgical residency, he completed a two year research fellowship in plastic surgery. It was this time spent focusing on cosmetic surgery outcomes and reconstructive problem solving that solidified Dr. Greco’s desire to be a plastic surgeon—one who restores beauty as well as function to give patients an improved sense of self, wellness, and aesthetic confidence.

Upon the completion of his general surgery training at Vanderbilt, Dr. Greco began his formal plastic surgery training under the nationally renowned faculty at Vanderbilt University including plastic surgeons Drs. Bruce Shack, Kevin Hagan, Kevin Kelly, Mary Gingrass and G. Patrick Maxwell. In 2011, Dr. Greco went on to start his own plastic surgery practice near his alma mater and served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Augusta University ~ University of Georgia Medical School in Athens. From 2015 to 2018 he served as Chief Medical Officer and Director of Aesthetic Surgery at the multi-office practice NuBody Concepts headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Greco has performed numerous cosmetic procedures on the face, breast and body. His results speak for themselves. Dr. Greco is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a candidate of both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

In addition to his impeccable training and technical expertise, Dr. Greco’s ease with patients, calm and supportive demeanor, and compassionate bedside manner shine through. From the moment you meet him patient’s find Dr. Greco warm, approachable and conscientious. Moreover, he is quick to smile, laughs easily and is just a fun-loving guy. Ultimately, Dr. Greco’s goals are to build rapport with his patients as well as a constant focus on the core principles of safety, service, excellent results and unmatched patient satisfaction. These guiding tenants are in line with the mission of Avana Plastic Surgery, making Dr. Greco a perfect match for us. We are so excited to have him join our team.

“As a plastic surgeon, I was fortunate to find a specialty that satisfies both my affinity for the simple beauties of the world and the need for technical expertise that was learned and honed through my 21 years of higher education, training, and professional practice. I will debate anyone that the aesthetic procedures we perform for our patients and clients are not frivolous, unnecessary or merely desires of excess. They are important. When we feel good about ourselves, our body image, the way we project to the people and world we interact with, we feel better. This euphoric disposition is heightened when a procedure or service addresses a cruelty of nature, gravity, time or any combination of things that are beyond our individual control. I would agree that taking on excessive risk to accomplish these aesthetic goals is foolhardy. However, everything we do in our practice is very safe. So when I compare having a cosmetic procedure to getting braces or having a varicose vein zapped, I do not believe it to be too much of a stretch. Simply put—plastic surgery was the only fit for me because I believe with careful selection of patients for the right procedures and services, what I do puts smiles on people's faces and makes life more fulfilling. Furthermore, while it is noble to return health and hope, provide relief for those that have fallen ill, it also remains a great privilege and purpose to impart touches of joy and elation with improvements in self-esteem and confidence. Working and living a practice filled with happy people is a great way to spend a career in medicine. I look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.” ~ Dr. Greco Dr. Greco grew up on the beaches of the five boroughs in New York City and is excited to be back near the ocean, which he has always found both peaceful and inspiring. He now plans to add surfing to his love of skate/snow boarding. When he is not wearing his plastic surgeon hat, DrG loves spending time with his two children, family, and friends. We think he is a true renaissance man as DrG is also a published fiction author, as well as DJing on the side for friend’s parties and functions. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Greco to Miami as the newest member of the Avana Plastic Surgery team!


  • Medical: MD, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
  • Residency: General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Chief Resident
  • Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Certifications and Licensure

  • GA State Medical License
  • TN State Medical License
  • American Board of Surgery


  • Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Greco Aesthetics. Plastic Surgeon, Chairman Board of Director, President
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Clinical Fellow & Resident Surgeon, Administrative Chief Resident in Surgery

Publications and Presentations

  • A Microarray Analysis of Temporal Gene Expression Profiles in Thermally Injured Human Skin
  • The Effect of Weight Loss Surgery and Body Mass Index on Wound Complications After Abdominal Contouring Operations
  • Autologous Breast Reconstruction: The Vanderbilt Experience (1998 to 2005) of Independent Predictors of Displeasing Outcomes
  • Joseph A. Greco