Andrew Louis Da Lio, MD, is the Clinical Professor and Chief in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and specializes in cosmetic surgery and microsurgical breast reconstruction. Dr. Da Lio joined the faculty of the UCLA Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as an Assistant Professor in 1997. Dr. Da Lio led the division’s quality assurance committee, overhauled the resident curriculum, and served as the Director of Microsurgery. In August 2011, he was named Chief of the UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Andrew Da Lio, MD was born in Ironwood, Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency in general surgery at the prestigious Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and matched into the plastic surgery residency program at the USC Keck School of Medicine. After finishing his residency training, he elected to complete an additional subspecialty fellowship in microvascular surgery at UCLA.
Dr. Da Lio's main areas of clinical expertise are in facial aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, and breast reconstruction. His research focuses on microsurgery, objective assessment of abdominal wall function after free TRAM flap breast reconstruction, the use of nuclear medicine imaging (FDG-PET scanning) in differentiating benign and malignant lesions after breast reconstruction, and the role of decision analysis in breast reconstruction surgery. Specific topics of interest in clinical decision-making include the role of autologous blood donation in free flap breast reconstructive surgery, reconstruction in locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer, and the use of anti-thrombotic agents in free flap surgery. His basic science research focuses on the effects of anabolic steroids in wound healing. In addition, Dr. Da Lio has developed a Staged Wise-pattern reconstruction technique for the large and / or ptotic breast that reduces the incidence of tissue necrosis common with the more traditional Wise-pattern reconstruction. He has also published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and multiple textbook chapters. Dr. Da Lio also has a great interest and extensive experience in facial aesthetic surgery and with cosmetic injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma. He also performs body contouring procedures and elective breast surgery with excellent results.