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Years of Membership

About Richard J. Warren, MD

Introduction
Plastic Surgery is the specialty where art meets medicine. While the pursuit of beauty is certainly a large part of the story, a patient's health and medical welfare is the most important issue and should be put above everything else.

We want to understand our patients because the perception of beauty is very personal and every individual has their own hopes and desires. We want to determine if our patients' concerns can be solved and if their expectations will be met with the surgery we have to offer. To accomplish this, every patient requires a customized treatment plan. No two people are identical, and no two operations should be identical either.

Prior to doing anything, our patients will be extremely well informed about their
surgery – both the good and the bad. They need to know exactly what they are getting themselves into and they deserve an honest, realistic, description of what the end result is likely to be.

Once a patient has had surgery we will provide personalized support to help throughout the recovery process. We will be readily available to answer questions and to see patients regularly until their recovery is complete. In the end, out patients are welcome to return at any time to see us, because they are patients for life.

Professional Background

Dr. Richard Warren was born and raised in British Columbia and completed his basic medical training at the University of British Columbia. He interned in the San Francisco Bay area, and then returned to British Columbia to complete specialty training in plastic surgery.

Following his residency, he pursued fellowship training in Los Angeles, California and Norfolk, Virginia before returning to Vancouver to join the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia.

He is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Professional memberships include numerous international, national and local plastic surgery organizations. He is past president of the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons and past president of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

As Chairman of the Royal College Specialty Committee for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Warren is currently Chairman of the Canadian Board of Plastic Surgery – the organization responsible for the training and credentialing of plastic surgeons in Canada. He is the former Chief Examiner for Plastic Surgery in Canada, the former Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of British Columbia and the former Head of Plastic Surgery at the Vancouver General and the University of BC Hospitals. He remains on active staff at these hospitals and holds an appointment as Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Warren is internationally known in his field as a frequent lecturer at plastic surgery conferences and as a visiting professor at medical centers around the world. He has written articles for the principal journals in plastic surgery and has authored 7 textbook chapters. He is the editor of the Aesthetic Volume in Plastic Surgery (2012) – the premier reference textbook in the specialty of Plastic Surgery.

In 2003, Dr. Warren relocated his private practice to the Vancouver Plastic Surgery Center – now the oldest private surgical facility in Vancouver, which he originally founded in 1989. Dr. Warren continues as the Medical Director of this facility where his practice is based. His clinical interests are in plastic surgery of the face and breast.

Education & Training

Education:
University of BC – Mathematics, 1970
University of BC – Medical School, 1974

Residencies and Fellowship:
Intern – Alameda County Hospital, Oakland California, 1974-1975
Resident in General Surgery – Vancouver General Hospital, 1976-1978
Resident in Burn Surgery – Vancouver General Hospital, 1978-1979
Resident in Plastic Surgery – Vancouver General Hospital, 1979-1981
Fellow – Eastern Virginia Gradual School of Medicine, Norfolk Virginia, 1981
Traveling Fellow – Louisville Kentucky, Los Angeles California, Las Vegas Nevada

Locations

Practice, Richard J. Warren MD

777 W Broadway
#1000
Vancouver BC V5Z 4J7
Canada

Additional Information

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9:15 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 9:15 a.m.–3 p.m.
*Closed for lunch 1–2 p.m.
Board Certifications
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Association for Surgical Education (ASE)
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery (ACAPS)
Atlantic Society of Plastic Surgeons (Honorary Member)
California Medical Association (CMA)
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS)
Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons (NWSPS)
Hospital Affiliation(s)
Hospital Appointments

West Coast General Hospital
Active Staff
1975-1976
B.C. Children's Hospital
Associate Staff
1983-1984

B.C. Children's Hospital
Active Staff
1984-2000

B.C. Children's Hospital
Consultant Staff
2000-present

UBC Health Sciences Centre
Associate Staff
1983-1984

UBC Health Sciences Centre
Active Staff
1984-1989

University Hospital
Active Staff
1989-1993

Vancouver General Hospital
Associate Staff
1983-1984

Vancouver General Hospital
Active Staff
1984-1993

Vancouver Hospital
Active Staff
1993-present

Hospital Leadership

UBC Health Sciences Centre – Acting Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery, 1984-1986
UBC Health Sciences Centre – Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery, 1986-1989
University Hospital – Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery, 1986-1989
Vancouver General Hospital – Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery, 1992-2003
UBC Hospital – Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery, 1992-2003
Contact
Contact

Richard J. Warren, MD

Practice, Richard J. Warren MD

777 W Broadway
#1000
Vancouver BC V5Z 4J7
Canada