Surgeon to speak on life in Southeast Asia, making patients beautiful


Dr. Reid Sheftall will continue his series of presentations this weekend at Ponte Vedra High School Auditorium.

On Saturday, Nov. 6, he will speak on his 21 years in Cambodia and Vietnam with Operation Kids, his charity, performing more than 1,500 operations free of charge without the help of donors.

On Sunday, Nov. 7, he will speak on “What is Beauty & Weight Loss – The No Willpower Diet.” Sheftall, who has a practice in aesthetic plastic surgery, will talk about how patients are made more beautiful and how the principles of art and mathematics are applied to refine one’s aesthetic sense. This is the companion presentation to the one scheduled for Saturday as Sheftall’s cosmetic surgery practice funded Operation Kids. Attendees of the Sunday presentation will be asked for a donation of $25 and will receive a rough draft of his book on weight loss.

All donations go to Operation Kids and support Sheftall’s reconstructive surgery for children.

The presentations begin at 4 p.m. and a Q&A will be follow each. Seating is limited. Park in first parking entry coming from the east right in front of the auditorium; the entrance says: Bus Delivery and Receiving.

Sheftall, who grew up in Jacksonville and attended Lake Shore Junior High and The Episcopal School, graduated in 1978 from MIT with a degree in physics and in 1988 from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He has become well-known internationally for his surgical results and for his videos explaining the medical science surrounding the COVID pandemic.

For the past two decades, Sheftall has lived in Phnom Penh and has won two professional golf tournaments on the Asian tours.