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.

New Faculty


Dr. Frederic Kolb is a Professor of Surgery and internationally known for his contributions in microsurgical reconstruction and oncoplastic treatments in a variety of cancer resection and reconstruction.  Dr. Kolb graduated Xavier Bichat School of Medicine in Paris in 1989.  He has Master Degrees in Biological and Medical Science, Immunology and Immunopathology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He completed his general surgery, plastic surgery, and microsurgery training in Paris.  His Plastic Surgery Chief Residency was at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Center from 1997-2000 and he has stayed at this institution becoming their first reconstructive plastic surgeon.  Dr. Kolb has built a world reknown Plastic Surgery Department at Gustave Roussy from 2000 to the present day and served as Chief of the Department from 2011-2018.  Dr. Kolb looks forward to establishing a microsurgery clinical practice, as well as a strong research program for our Division focusing on tissue engineering and continuing on composite bioengineered tracheal reconstruction which he has been investigating for the past eight years. Dr. Kolb will also be a surgeon at Rady Children’s Hospital


California Society of Plastic Surgeons Conference - P.S. Division Fellow and Residents Win Contest!

While James Holzhauer was winning on the TV Show Jeopardy our Craniofacial Fellow Dr. Sun Hsieh and Residents Drs. Adam Hauch and Jiwon "Sarah" Crowley nailed the CSPS 2019 Resident Bowl!   

New Faculty


Our Division welcomes (back) Dr. Chris Reid to the Division of Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Reid is a San Diego native and a UC San Diego graduate.  He received his medical degree from UC San Diego and went on to complete his General Surgery residency as well as his Plastic Surgery Residency here, graduating June 2018.  He recently completed his Microsurgery Fellowship at UCLA.   Dr. Reid has received many awards for his leadership and research including three years running the Outstanding Clinical Research Award at the annual Dept of Surgery Research Symposiums (2015-2017).   As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and Director of Plastic Surgery Medical Students Education Dr. Reid will encourage and advocate for students interested in a career in plastic surgery.  Dr. Reid is an accomplished speaker and researcher with a long standing dedication to teaching and we look forward to his contributions to the Division of Plastic Surgery.


Plastic Surgery Resident Receives UCSD Emergency Medicine Consultant Award 

Dr. Anthony Kordahi was honored by the Department of Emergency Medicine in June 2019 when he received the UCSD Emergency Medicine Consultant Award.  The award acknowledges Dr. Kordahi as an outstanding clinican, consultant, and teacher.   Congratulations!


   Resident Life


UC San Diego Plastic Surgery Residency  Program Video



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