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Christopher Crisera, MD

UCLA Physician Christopher Crisera, MD specializes in Plastic Surgery, Surgery.
Specialty
Plastic Surgery, Surgery
Gender
Male
Language Spoken
English
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
A60251
Contact
(800) 825-2752 (800-UCLA-PLASTIC) Information and referral
(310) 206-2451
Fax Number
(310) 206-7579
Voted Super Doctor
PRACTICE LOCATION

UCLA Cosmetic Surgery Center
UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 465
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6960

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2006
EDUCATION
Fellowship
Microvascular Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2004 - 2005
Residency
Plastic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2002 - 2004
General Surgery, UCSF Department of Surgery, 1994 - 2002
Degree
MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1994
CLINICAL INTEREST
Abdominoplasty, Body Contouring, Breast Reconstruction (breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction), Cosmetic/Aesthetic Surgery (facelift, necklift, browlift, eyelid surgery), Derma Fillers, Free Flap Breast Surgery (DIEP Flaps, TRAM, Latissimus), General Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Liposuction, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Microsurgery, Reconstruction of Facial Skin Cancer Defects, Silicone Problems, Skin Cancer, Skin Lesion Ear, Skin Lesion Eyelid, Skin Lesion Lip, Skin Lesion Nose, Skin Resurfacing, Wound Care
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Dr. Crisera joined the UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as an Assistant Professor in 2005 after completing his plastic surgery residency and microsurgery fellowship at UCLA.

He specializes in microvascular surgery. His clinical interests focus on breast reconstruction, oncologic reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction, as well as aesthetic surgery of the breast and facial aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Crisera was raised in San Francisco. He graduated from Harvard in 1990 with a degree in English and American Literature and Language. He then attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco in 2002.

As a component of his general surgery residency, he completed a three year research fellowship studying mammalian foregut development and cleft palatogenesis.

His current research focusses on the vascular biolgy of perforator flaps and pharmacologic conditioning of free flaps to improve outcomes in breast reconstruction

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