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
Areas of Focus
- clinical outcomes in breast reconstruction
In the News
- Super Doctors® Southern California 2022, 2023
- 2018 Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors
- LA Healthcare Innovation Award Recipient for Community Service 2013