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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Beverly Hills

Posted On: December 14, 2015 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Plastic Surgery

America Board of Plastic SurgeryIn my Beverly Hills practice I am often asked what is required to be a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. First of all I like to explain that there are 24 medical specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

In order to become a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, the physician must first graduate from an accredited medical school, complete at least five years of additional training as a resident surgeon with a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Therefore, it includes five years of residency training in all areas of surgery, two years devoted specifically to plastic and reconstructive surgery.

To be certified subsequently the doctor must specifically past both written and oral examinations after finishing a licensed plastic surgery fellowship.  To be a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a distinct honor and there is a time limits of 10 year periods of which rectification is required.

I am proud and honored to have been board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon for over 17 years and I hope when patients are making a decision on what surgeon to use for there procedure, that they look to ensure the physician is ABPS certified.