About Dr. Sethna

An accomplished woman. A beloved surgeon.

Anita Sethna, MD, FACS is double board-certified in Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since 2010. She is also an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine where she has taught since 2011.

Dr. Sethna achieves her patient’s vision for his or her best outward self by combining her passion for artistry with her desire for technical perfection. She thrives on the challenges of facial plastic surgery and applies a meticulous attention to detail that ensures an optimal outcome. Whether creating a beautiful yet functional nose for a healthy patient or restoring normalcy of appearance for a paralysis or cancer patient, Dr. Sethna focuses on maintaining a natural look while maximizing the aesthetic result for all her patients. Dr. Sethna knows that her patients want to both feel good on the inside and look good on the outside, and she enjoys being part of that.

Dr. Sethna is the recipient of the AOA Research Award, and she is an accomplished expert in her primary areas of interest, rhinoplasty and injectables. She has published book chapters on the topics of rhinology and rhytidectomy, and reviewed manuscripts for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. She has presented at several national conferences, including the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition to Emory, Dr. Sethna is affiliated with Grady Memorial Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr Sethna has two daughters, 4 and 6 years old.

Dr. Anita Sethna

“As an associate Professor at prestigious Emory University, I have the privilege of training tomorrow’s surgeons.”

Dr. Sethna is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery since 2011. She says, this allows her to stay front and center of the latest technology.

Professional Memberships

Atlanta Women’s Medical Association, 2010-Present
American Medical Association, 2004-Present
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2004-Present
American Academy of Otolaryngology, 2004-Present
Medical Association of Atlanta, 2010-Present
Languages Spoken: English

Interpretive Services

To provide the highest quality of care, interpreter services may be utilized to ensure proper communication of medical information for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and non-English speaking patients or family members.


Resident Teaching Award 2013
Administrative Chief Resident
Department of Otolaryngology, 2008-2009
AOA Research Award 2004
Presidents Scholarship
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000


Emory University School of Medicine Residency, Otolaryngology, 2009
Emory University School of Medicine Internship, Surgery, 2005
Emory University School of Medicine Medical Education, MD, 2004
Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at VCUHS, Richmond Virginia under Dr Michael Godin

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2010
Board Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by ABFPRS

Meet Dr. Sethna

Real Patient Reviews

“Dr. Sethna is consistently caring and communicative. I completely trust her judgement and I’m confident that she has my best interest at heart, and makes recommendations on my needs and not some hypothetical ideal.”
“Dr. Sethna was so nice and explained everything in a way I understood. She made me feel so comfortable. She put me at ease regarding everything that will happen both with the procedure and the financial end. ”
“5 stars! I wish every doctor was as professional, gifted, a good communicator and kind. She gave options, opinions and listened to my concerns and his to address my needs. She explained everything to my satisfaction.”