Dr. Dennis Schimpf is a cosmetic plastic surgeon who helps people discover their own definition of beauty every day. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has also completed the necessary coursework for certification by the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), as well as a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM).
After completing his fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 2008, Dr. Schimpf stayed on as a full-time faculty member for the next five years, focusing on the practice of reconstructive surgery. While at MUSC, he founded the Advanced Breast Reconstruction Program at the National Cancer Institute-designated Hollings Cancer Center. He then transitioned to private practice and founded Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery , where he and his team now perform over 2,000 face and body enhancement procedures every year.
Dr. Schimpf earned his MBA from the University of South Carolina and is the founder, CEO, and managing partner of Loopit, a platform that gathers physician reviews from real patients. He’s also a sought-after speaker and the author of Finding Beauty: Become a Better You Through Plastic Surgery.
He and his wife Lori have seven children and live on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dr. Schimpf was inspired to found the 501(c) nonprofit Pedals 4 Peanuts after he saw the joy that the gift of a new bike brought his youngest daughter, “Peanut,” one Christmas. He realized it wasn’t just a bike to her; it represented independence and freedom. More than that, it had a profound effect on her self-confidence, an important component of inner beauty.
Pedals 4 Peanuts was created as a way to give that same gift of self-confidence to underprivileged children. Since it began, Pedals 4 Peanuts has given away nearly 1,000 new bikes and helmets to deserving families. Learn more about Pedals 4 Peanuts and how you can support its mission here.