Austin, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paige M. Kennedy


Dr. Paige M. Kennedy

Facial Plastic Surgeon in Austin, Texas

Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Paige Kennedy, M.D. attended Louisiana State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She then decided to pursue a career in medicine and earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, where she was elected as the Class President. She then went on to complete an internship and residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at The University of Chicago where she gained valuable experience training in a top tier high-volume medical center. During her training, Dr. Kennedy performed a wide range of both functional and cosmetic head and neck procedures, and ultimately found her passion in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Following residency, Dr. Kennedy pursued a highly competitive fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and was fortunate to match at her top choice program in Austin, Texas with Dr. Edward Buckingham.

Dr. Kennedy enjoys spending time with her husband and her son. She loves exploring the outdoors, running, playing volleyball, and cooking. She is excited to take care of patients at the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery.


Dr. Paige M. Kennedy


2012 – 2016

Doctor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

2008 – 2012

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, magna cum laude
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


2021 – present

Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Austin, TX

2017 – 2021

Residency, Section of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine

2016 – 2017

Internship, Section of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine



American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery SRF Leadership Grant


J.E. Foster Scholarship recipient

2014, 2015

Grimble Scholarship recipient

2013, 2014

Ruth Laird Hix Scholarship recipient

2012 – 2013

Criterion Scholarship recipient


2016 – present

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – serving as a Section for Residents and Fellows representative (2017 – present)


Phi Kappa Phi – Collegiate honor society for students ranking in the top 7.5% of their class

2009 – 2012

Alpha Epsilon Delta – Pre-health honor society; served as Historian (2012) and Secretary (2011)


2016 – present

Illinois, #125.069451

2021 –

Texas – pending


  • Shah, AR, Kennedy PM. The Aging Face. Med Clin North Am. 2018 Nov;102(6):1041-1054.

Book Chapters

  • Kennedy PM, Shah AR. Rhytidectomy. In: Crush Otolaryngology Boards, Volume 2. Nova Science Publishers, 2019.
  • Kennedy PM, Shah AR. Rhinoplasty. In: Crush Otolaryngology Boards, Volume 2. Nova Science Publishers, 2019.


  • Kennedy PM, Shah AR, Rizk SS. (2018) The Role of Procerus in Rhinoplasty. Resident Paper Competition, The Rhinoplasty Society Annual Meeting; New York, NY.


2019 – present

“The Effect of Oral Dexamethasone on Postoperative Pain Following Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy”
Mentors: Fuad Baroody, MD and Andrea Shogan, MD

2015 – 2016

“Fibrovascular Polyps of the Hypopharynx and Esophagus”
Mentor: Julina Ongkasuwan, MD
Baylor College of Medicine, Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

2014 – 2016

“Predictors for and Management of Residual Neck Disease after Chemoradiotherapy for Oropharynx Squamous Cell Carcinoma”
Mentors: Carol Lewis, MD and Randal Weber, MD
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


“Creation of a Head and Neck Keloid Quality of Life Questionnaire”
Mentors: Julina Ongkasuwan, MD and Anthony Brissett, MD
Baylor College of Medicine, Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


“Is Obesity Caused by an Adenovirus?”
Mentor: Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA


2016 – present

Resident Representative, Graduate Medical Education Committee
Serve as the resident representative for the Division of Otolaryngology on the GMEC, the oversight committee for graduate medical education at UCMC.
The University of Chicago Medicine

2012 – 2016

President, Class of 2016
Voted by the student body each year to serve as the leader of the Class of 2016.
Baylor College of Medicine

2014 – 2016

Director and Chairperson, Medical Student Governing Council
Served as the leader of the council, which is the official representative body of BCM medical students, acting as a liaison to the faculty, administration, and the community.
Baylor College of Medicine

2015 – 2016

Student Representative, Institutional Policy Committee
Selected by BCM President, Dr. Klotman, as a student representative for this standing committee that serves as the formal institutional body to review and recommend policies for approval.
Baylor College of Medicine


Director, Baylor College of Medicine 5k
Served as the leader of BCM’s annual 5k race; raised over $15,000 for BCM’s Wellness Education Fund, supporting student-driven wellness activities and scholarships.
Baylor College of Medicine


Director, Matthew Carter Service Day
Organized and lead Matthew Carter Service Day, a weekend community service event in which BCM students volunteer throughout Houston.
Baylor College of Medicine

2014 – 2016

Vice President, ENT Interest Group
Organize informative lectures, workshops, and social events for students interested in Otolaryngology.
Baylor College of Medicine

2013 – 2014

Coordinator, Women’s Health Elective
Recruited students and organized meetings with speakers representing physician’s in various fields with a special interest in women’s health.
Baylor College of Medicine

2012 – 2016

Leader, Peer Resource Network
Selected as student leader to mentor incoming medical students; facilitated annual orientation retreats.
Baylor College of Medicine

2010 – 2012

Senator, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Louisiana State University Student Government
Voted annually by >10,000 students at LSU to serve as a senator in the Legislative Branch of Student Government, drafting and reviewing legislation for weekly presentation and voting.
Louisiana State University

2010 – 2011

Student Panelist, University Hearing Panel
Selected by the Dean of Students at Louisiana State University as a student representative on a panel, which conducts hearings concerning violations of the Code of Student Conduct.
Louisiana State University

2009 – 2010

Staff Photographer, Louisiana State University’s yearbook, The Gumbo
Photographed events on LSU’s campus for the yearbook, editing and publishing photos.
Louisiana State University

2008 – 2012

Chapter Photographer, Kappa Kappa Gamma Women’s Fraternity
Photographed all social events for the chapter.
Louisiana State University


2016 – present

Lecturer, Head and Neck Physical Examination Course
Lead an annual course teaching medical students both head and neck anatomy and how to perform a comprehensive head and neck exam.
Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago


Instructor, Transitions to Medical School Elective
Taught first year medical students how evolve from college to medical students, teaching study strategies and providing tools for learning as well as providing resources to become involved at BCM and in the community.
Baylor College of Medicine

2011 – 2012

MCAT Biology Instructor
Taught weekly courses focused on the biological sciences section of the MCAT.
The Princeton Review, Baton Rouge, LA

2008 – 2012

Tutor, Biological Sciences and Organic Chemistry
Volunteered to tutor members of the chapter in basic science courses.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Women’s Fraternity
Louisiana State University


2013 – 2014

PALS Place, Houston, TX
Volunteered on weekends organizing activities at this organization for special needs children in the community.

2013 – 2014

Parent’s Night Out, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Volunteered at event organized by the Baylor Pediatric Student Association, which provides a night of games, arts and crafts for children with genetic disorders.

2010 – 2012

Volunteer, Baton Rouge General Medical Center Emergency Room
Volunteered in the Emergency Department, serving as a medical scribe as well as assisting in procedures.
Baton Rouge, LA


Interior design/architecture, photography, volleyball, running, cooking Cajun food and baking.