Dr. Hilger is Professor and Chief of the division of Facial Plastic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnestota. . He has been with the University of Minnesota since 1980. serving as the director of the Facial Plastics Fellowship, accredited by the AAFPRS. Dr. Hilger sees facial plastic surgery as an essential part of otolarynoglogy and believes every resident should graduate with a solid foundation. He previously served as President of AAFPRS, President and Director of ABO-HNS, and Director, Treasurer and Secretary of ABFPRS. Dr. Hilger comes from a long line of facial plastic surgeons, as his dad and cousin were also Presidents of the AAFPRS.