9419 Norton Commons Blvd.
Suite 101, Prospect, KY 40059


Julene B. Samuels, MD, FACS

Meet Julene

- Savvy Advice, Technical Expertise with a Woman's Touch

Dr. Samuels’ lifelong passion for surgery began in 1982 when she graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Pharmacy. In 1987, she earned her medical degree from UK, again graduating with distinction.

Dr. Samuels’ post-graduate study included a five-year residency in General Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. She spent over two years completing her Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency there and at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, one of the nation’s premier plastic surgery centers of excellence. Dr. Samuels is double board certified in General Surgery as well as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

While at UTSW and Baylor, Dr. Samuels trained with key leaders in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, earning widespread recognition for her academic excellence and clinical expertise. Her articles on cosmetic facial, breast and body conturing surgery, as well as multiple research articles and book chapters on Intimate Female Wellness, have appeared in leading national medical journals. She also has been teaching cosmetic surgical techniques to plastic surgery residents at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville since 1995. Dr. Samuels is on the External Advisory Board of the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College and was an Honors College alumnus herself. She initiated that college’s premedical student mentorship program within Lewis Honors College.


  • Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Awarded Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. (ASAPS)
  • Associate Clinical Faculty, University of Kentucky 
  • Associate Clinical Faculty, University of Louisville
  • Key Opinion Leader, Consultant, Speaker and Clinical Investigator for Candela, BTL, Apyx Medical and InMode Companies
  • Designated Body by BTL Center since 2017
  • Designated Center of Excellence for Candela since 2018 
  • Clinical Investigator for Mentor Corp. and Allergan
  • Speaker and Clinical Investigator for Quanta (Florence, Italy)
  • Expert Injector for Sculptra Aesthetic, Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Dysport, Allergan and Galderma products

Dr. Samuels lives in Louisville with her husband Tom and twin daughters Lexie and Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn is following in her mother’s professional footsteps and will complete a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2029.