Christopher A. Crisera, MD

Christopher A. Crisera, MD

Plastic Surgery
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Plastic Surgery
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 460
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Christopher A. Crisera is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in microvascular surgery, with an emphasis on breast reconstruction, oncologic reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction, as well as aesthetic surgery of the breast and facial aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Crisera is the Director of Microsurgery and Executive Medical Director of Operation Mend. Dr. Crisera has been involved with Operation Mend since the program’s inception in 2007. He has written extensively about microvascular breast reconstruction, is regularly published in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at national and international research conferences.

After graduating from Harvard in 1990, Dr. Crisera earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. He completed general surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco as well as a three year basic science research fellowship at NYU Medical Center. In 2002 he came to UCLA for plastic surgery residency, after which he stayed on to complete an additional subspecialty fellowship in microvascular surgery before joining the faculty in July 2005.




Medical Board Certification

Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2006


Microvascular Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005


Plastic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2004
General Surgery, UCSF Department of Surgery, 2002


MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1994



Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Oncoplastic breast surgery
Lower extremity reconstruction
Microvascular surgery
Oncologic reconstruction
Breast reconstruction
Facial plastic surgery



  • clinical outcomes in breast reconstruction

In the News

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California 2022, 2023
  • 2018 Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors
  • LA Healthcare Innovation Award Recipient for Community Service 2013