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 focuses on the vascular biolgy of perforator flaps and pharmacologic conditioning of free flaps to improve outcomes in breast reconstruction.