Plastic Surgeon Dr. William Sando

Dr William SandoDr. Sando is an Indianapolis plastic surgeon affiliated with all major area hospitals in Indianapolis and Carmel. Dr. Sando has an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Indiana University Medical Center. He has lectured and is published widely on a variety of plastic surgery subjects. As a Carmel and Indianapolis plastic surgeon, Dr. Sando has been a leader in numerous new surgery techniques in areas such as minimal scar breast reduction and reconstruction. Dr. Sando is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the Indiana State Medical Association.


  • Duke University, BSE Bio Engineering, Graduated 1975, Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi
  • Washington University School of Medicine, M.D., Graduated 1979
  • University of Virginia Hospitals, Charlottesville, VA., Resident in General Surgery, Graduated 1984
  • Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA., Resident in Plastic Surgery, Graduated 1986


  • Upjohn Achievement Award, 1983
  • American Cancer Society Fellow, 1982-3
  • Who’s Who
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Methodist Hospital of Indiana, 1993

Professional Activities

  • American Board of Surgery 1988
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 1988
  • Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Up Close & Personal

Dr. William Sando was born in Evanston, IL. He includes among his many life interests a love of music: playing, writing or listening. He is also at home in the outdoors and loves the active sports of snow and water skiing, scuba diving, hiking, and camping. He is active in the life of his church at Second Presbyterian.

Favorite Music: Jazz
Favorite Food: Anything but okra.
Favorite Vacation Spot: West Coast of Michigan
Favorite Secular Authors: Wallace Stegner, Toni Morrison and Michael Crichton

You When asked why he chose the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Sando replied ”As a surgeon, I wanted to be involved in rebuilding and restoring. Planning a variety of surgeries from head to toe, applying geometric principles, observing the miracles of wound healing, communicating with patients on several levels, and serving all ages are as satisfying as I could ever dream, just as exciting now to me as when I started 25 years ago.’

Dr. Sando is married to Martha, a former high school teacher and artist; they have two grown sons; Noah in Chicago, and Ian and wife Christen, in Ann Arbor. He resides in Indianapolis, IN.

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Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of Indiana State Medical Association
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