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.

Visiting Professors

Wednesday Dec 18, 2019

Howard N. Langstein, MD, FACS   Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery University of Rochester,  Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY  

7:30 - 8:30 am   Dept of Surgery Grand Rounds  Goldberg Auditorium at Moores Cancer Center    "Aviation and Surgery:  Lessons to Share, or Musing of a Surgeon Learning to Fly"

4:30 - 6:30 pm  Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds  LJ Campus MET Building, Upper Auditorium  "Improving Outcomes in Breast Reconstruction:  My Modifications of Implant and Autologous Techniques"

Wednesday Jan 8, 2020  

Peter C. Neligan, MB, FRCS (I), FRCSC, FACS   Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery  University of Washington, Seattle, WA              

4:30 - 6:30 pm  Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds  ACTRI Building Auditorium 1W-210  4:30 pm "Useful Peddled Perforator Flaps" and  5:30 pm  "Advancement in the Management of Lymphedema"

Wednesday Jan 15, 2020 

Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., FACS     Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery   Keck School of Medicine at the University of South California, Division of Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA                             

4:30 - 6:30 pm  Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds  ACTRI Building Auditorium 1W-210  4:30 pm  "An Integrated Approach to Rhinoplasty" and 5:30 pm  "Maximizing Consistency in Rhinoplasty and Avoiding Revisions"


Fellows of the American College of Surgeons 

Congratulations ~

Drs. Amanda Gosman, Ahmed Suliman, and Samuel Lance met the stringent membership requirements this past year and have earned the distinguished right to use the designation "FACS" (Fellow, American College of Surgeons).  The ACS is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical pratice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient.  


Dr.  Samuel Lance attended the convocation ceremony Oct 2019


Microsurgery Helps Prevent Complications Following Lymph Node Dissection - UC San Diego Health News Nov 5, 2019

Novel Surgery May Prevent Lymphedema in Patients with Breast Cancer


Dr. Amanda Gosman receives Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, UCSD School of Medicine 2019 ~ gives keynote speech to UC San Diego School of  Medicine White Coat Ceremony Class of 2023

Resident Life

UC San Diego Plastic Surgery Residency  Program Video

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3rd Annual ACAPS West Coast Plastic Surgery Boot Camp 

August 16-18, 2019 UC San Diego Division of Plastic Surgery hosted the 3rd Annual ACAPS West Coast Plastic Surgery Boot Camp with 43 resident "survivors" and 18 faculty.