Dr. R. Thomas Noel, M.D.

plastic surgeon

Dr. Noel's Biography

I have been committed to providing safe and individualized solutions to my cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients for over 20 years.

Dr. R. Thomas Noel, M.D.
Dr. R. Thomas Noel, M.D.

Dr. R. Thomas Noel, M.D. is a second generation physician born in Winchester, KY and raised in St. Matthews. After full general surgery training at the University of Louisville, Dr. Noel completed his plastic surgery training in St. Louis at Washington University and Barnes Hospital.

Dr. Noel continued his training with a prestigious Breast Reconstruction Fellowship in Atlanta, GA with world renowned surgeon Dr. Carl Hartrampf, the innovator of the TRAM flap.

Since returning to Louisville in 1993, Dr. Noel has practiced with Associates in Plastic Surgery, PLLC . and performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

He maintains a strong and continued commitment to the care of patients facing breast cancer, and puts the same passion for excellence, artistic creativity and attention to detail into all aspects of his cosmetic and reconstructive patients care.

Dr. Noel is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. For a personal consultation with Dr. Noel, please call our office at 502-895-5466.


Fellowship in Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Dr. Carl Hartrampf, M.D., Atlanta, GA
Plastic Surgery Residency, Washington University/Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
General Surgery Residency, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
M.D. University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY. AOA Honor Society
B.S. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society


  • Member: American Board of Plastic SurgeryMember: American Society of Plastic Surgeons


  • Voted One of Louisville Magazine’s Top Docs – several years
  • Baptist Health Louisville – 2012 Champion

When you are told you have breast cancer, the world stands still for just a moment. Then it quickly moves forward. The first time that I met Dr. Noel, I was completely impressed with his great knowledge. He explained all the possibilities of reconstruction carefully and in great detail so that I could make the right decision for me.

He answered all my questions, and I left his office knowing I was in good hands and would receive excellent care. His confidence gave me complete peace and assurance that everything was going to be OK. He is a talented surgeon and a caring and compassionate doctor.

I truly feel he deserves to be recognized as a Champion because if it weren’t for him, I don’t know if I could have gotten through my journey of breast cancer.

Nomination letter for Baptist Healthcare Champion Program 2012