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

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

An Overview of Aesthetic Injectables, Lasers, Scars & What's New?

Arisa Ortiz, MD
Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, UC San Diego


Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Facial Feminization Surgery

Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD, FACS
Bernard G. Sarnat Endowed Chair in Craniofacial Biology and Associate Professor of Plaststic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA


These education sessions require a password.

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

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 

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


Rod J. Rohrich, MD, FACS

Virtual Meet & Greet

ACAPS Virtual Meet & Greet - UC San Diego

UC San Diego and ACAPS is pleased to offer the opportunity for students to participate in the new ACAPS Virtual Meet and Greet Program. UCSD and ACAPS will host a 90-minute interactive zoom teleconference to share information about our residency and to provide an opportunity for applicants to interact with faculty and residents.

The UC San Diego Vitual Meet & Greet will be held on Monday, June 22 5-6:30 p.m. Pacific/8-9:30 p.m. Eastern. Please register using the link below. If you have questions, please reach out to Pamela Lugo, Resdiency Program Coordinator.

UC San Diego

A link to the ACAPS Virtual Meet & Greet webpage can be found here.


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


Welcome to Our New Additions

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Match results. Garrison Leach will commence his training in our Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Program July 1, 2020.

Garrison will be graduating from the Creighton University School of Medicine May 2020.


2020-2021 Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellow, Dr. Alvin Wong, graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2012 and is completing his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of California, San Francisco in 2020.  

Resident Life

UC San Diego Plastic Surgery Residency Program Video


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