photo by Kelli Burmeister

Stacey E. Whitehead, M.D.

Dr. Whitehead earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and her medical degree from University of Iowa College of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery residency at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She joined Physician’s Clinic Council Bluffs as a general surgeon in 2003. Dr. Whitehead continued in Council Bluffs Surgical Associates from 2005-2012 adding clinic based aesthetic treatments to her general surgery practice in 2008.

Dr. Whitehead is board certified in General Surgery and has undergone additional training and education in the physics of laser and light for aesthetic applications from Sciton and Medical Laser Dynamics. She has completed advanced training in use of Botox, Juvederm, Selphyl, Silhouette lift and all of the products used and distributed. Dr. Whitehead was part of the first group of physicians in the United States to be trained in the use of SPYDR lift for multiple body areas.

She and her husband have two children.




  • Double B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa 1989-1993, Summa Cum Laude
  • M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 1993- 1997
  • Postgraduate Research Assistant, Autosomal Dominant Non-Syndromic Hearing Loss in a Large Kindred Dr. R. J. H. Smith, Dept. of Molecular Otolaryngology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA June 1997 – May 1998


  • General Surgery Saint Joseph Hospital Denver, Colorado 1998-2003


  • Whitehead, Stacey and Peter Jochimsen. “Contour Conserving Surgery For Breast Cancer After Augmentation Mammoplasty.” Surgical Rounds March 1999: 134-140.
  • Whitehead, Stacey and George Peters. “Medical Error and Mammography.” American College of Surgeons, Colorado Chapter Meeting, Breckenridge, CO, June 2000.
  • Whitehead, Stacey and George Peters. “Medical Error and Mammography.” Southwestern Surgical Conference, Cancun, Mexico, April 2001.
  • Whitehead, Stacey, Michael Fenoglio, and Erik Ratzer. “The Importance of Preoperative Imaging for Patients with ITP Prior to Laparoscopic Splenectomy” The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Conference, New York, NY, Dec 2001.