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Welcome to the Division of Plastic Surgery

As a leader in research and patient care, the UC San Diego Division of Plastic Surgery is committed to providing the latest in expert and compassionate treatment, performing leading-edge research, and training the next generation of top plastic surgeons. UC San Diego Health is currently ranked among America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

UC San Diego Health Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

If you would like the link and password, please email

Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 a.m.

"Rehab at UCSD; Intro and Current State"

Joel Castellanos, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, UCSD

These education sessions require a password.

If you would like the link and password, please email Pamela Lugo.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 

Becoming Consistent in Rhinoplasty / Social Media - How is it Changing Plastic Surgery Today - Dr. Rohrich


Rod J. Rohrich, MD, FACS

Resident Life

UC San Diego Plastic Surgery Residency Program Video


Be part of the life of the Division of Plastic Surgery—as we work and play. Follow us on Instagram, and join the conversation!

Virtual Tour of the Simulation Center


Virtual Tour of the Professional Development Center


Virtual Subinternship

The virtual subinternship is a time and content flexible experience which can include various opportunities. Eligibility for the 2021 Match for Plastic Surgery Residency is a requirement for acceptance. All openings for 2020 have been filled. If you are interested in being on the waiting list, click here. 

Virtual SubI Curriculum 2020.pdf

UCSD Division of Plastic Surgery News

Duke Division of Plastic, Oral, and Maxillofacial Surgery and Department of Surgery present:

Women Leaders in Surgery, November 24th, 3:30-5pm Pacific Time (zoom), featuring panelist Dr. Amanda Gosman

Register here

New Clinic Ribbon Cutting

We are excited to announce the "ceremonial" opening of our new plastic and reconstructive surgery clinic in La Jolla, located at 4520 Executive Drive, Suite 100 & 101 happened on Monday October 19. The clinic officially opened its doors to patients on March 9, only to close the following Monday and reopen in June. Navigating the pandemic has been challenging, but we were happy to come together in a small group, masked, and socially distanced to hold the official UC San Diego Health Division of Plastic Surgery Ribbon Cutting.

The state-of-the-art facility offers comprehensive reconstruction with the expansion of microsurgical breast reconstruction, lymphedema reconstruction and lower extremity reconstruction, as well as cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Congratulations to recent grant recipients

Dr. Christopher Reid was awarded a 2020 AOCS Grant for his proposal "Reduction of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in plastic surgeons via introduction of a posture-training device." Collaborators include Dr. Amanda Gosman and Rachel Segal, MS2.

Dr. Frederic Kolb was awarded a 2020 AOCS Grant for his proposal "Robotic mastectomy: A histologic quality assessment of the technique."

Dr. Marek Dobke is a listed collaborator with PI, Dr. Eliceiri, on a newly funded NIH R01 grant on the topic of tissue repair, extracellular vesicular biogenesis, and the control of immune responses.

Diversity and Inclusion

On August 25 Dr. Amanda Gosman presented and moderated a panel for the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, Diversity and Inclusion in Plastic Surgery  Residencies


California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) Virtual Annual Meeting 2020

The meeting took place August 7-9.  Dr. Amanda Gosman served as Co-Chair and Dr. Ahmed Suliman served as Committee Member for the Scientific Program Committee. The Division was well represented with 19 UC San Diego Plastic Surgery faculty, residents, fellows, recent alumni, and PSIG medical students presenting 13 Poster Presentations, 5 Paper Presentations, and 3 Career Day Sessions. Click here to view the program.

Dr. Anthony Kordahi received the CSPS Certificate of Bravery for his role in the Challenging Cases Session.

Dr. Sarah Crowley received the CSPS  Best Poster Presented Award for the Craniofacial & Facial Aesthetics Poster Session.

Recent Publications

Reghunathan, Meera M.D.; Gosman, Amanda A. M.D. Discussion: Melting the Plastic Ceiling: Where We Currently Stand on Measures to Support Women in Academic Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2020 - Volume 146 - Issue 3 - p 708-709

Virden CP, Dobke MK, Paul Stein, Lowell Parsons C, Frank DH. Subclinical Infection of the Silicone Breast Implant Surface as a Possible Cause of Capsular Contracture. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2020;44(4):1141-1147.

Dobke M, Hauch A, Crowley J. Subclinical Infection of the Silicone Breast Implant Surface as a Possible Cause of Capsular Contracture: A Follow-Up. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2020;44(4):1148-1150. 

Dean RA, Reghunathan M, Hauch A, Reid CM, Gosman AA, Lance SH.Establishing a Virtual Curriculum for Surgical Sub-Internships [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 2]. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020;10.1097/PRS.