Richard J. Warren MD

Vancouver, BC, CA
Richard J. Warren MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

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.

Practice Specialization

Face

Nose

Breast
Skin

Background & Certification

Board Certification

1981 – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
1983 – The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.

Professional Background

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
Travelling Fellow – Louisville Kentucky, Los Angeles California, Las Vegas Nevada

Medical License Examinations
1975 – LMCC – The Medical Council of Canada
1975 – FLEX – The Federal Licensing Exam, United States

Medical Licensure
1975 – British Columbia: College of Physicians and Surgeons
1976 – California: Board of Medical Examiners

Other Medical Licences
1982 – State of Virginia (Training License)
1982 – State of Nevada (Training License)
2002 – Province of Ontario (License for demonstration surgery)
2003 – Province of Ontario (License for demonstration surgery)
2007 – Province of Alberta (License for demonstration surgery)
2010 – Saudi Arabia (License for demonstration surgery)
2011 – India (License for demonstration surgery)

Teaching Appointments

University Appointments
Clinical Instructor, University of Eastern Virginia, 1982
Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia, 1983-1985
Clinical Assistant Professor, 1985-1993
Clinical Associate Professor, 1993-2001
Clinical Professor, 2001-present

University Leadership
Chairman, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of British Columbia, 1992-2003

Awards & Honors

BC Hotel Association Undergraduate Scholarship, UBC Faculty of Medicine 1972
Lange Publisher's prize in Surgery, UBC Faculty of Medicine 1974 (Graduation Year class)
First prize - Health Care & Epidemiology, UBC Faculty of Medicine 1974 (Graduation Year class)
I.B. Holubitsky Memorial Award - Top graduating surgical resident, UBC Department of Surgery, 1981
Ralph Millard (Most outstanding presentation at annual meeting), Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 29th Annual Meeting, Toronto Ontario, 2002
Dom prize (Best presentation by a society member at annual meeting), Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons 42nd Annual Meeting, Lake Louise, Alberta. 2004
Speaker of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Atlantic Society of Plastic Surgeons 13th Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2006
The J. Michael Drever Lecturer, 9th Annual Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium, 2009
Most Outstanding Member Presentation (Best presentation by a society member at annual meeting) - Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 36th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, 2009
Speaker of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, University of Manitoba, 2010 Dale C. Birdsell Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Calgary, 2011
Traveling Professor American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2010-present
Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Award: Outstanding contribution to Plastic Surgery. Awarded at 50th annual meeting, Hawaii, Feb. 2012
The ISAPS visiting professor, ISPAS South Africa, Cape Town, March 2012

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

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

Society Memberships

College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia, 1975-present British Columbia Medical Association, 1975-present
California Medical Association, 1975-1993
Canadian Medical Protective Association, 1975-present
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, 1981-present
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1983-present
Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1985-present
American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, 1986-present
Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1989-present
Lipoplasty Society of North America, 1989-present
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1992-present
Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1992-present
Manus Canada, 1993-2003
Association for Surgical Education, 1996-2003
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, 1997-2003
Atlantic Society of Plastic Surgeons (Honorary Member), 2006-present
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2009-present
American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2010-present

Offices Held

Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons (NWSPS)
Chairman, Membership Committee, 1998-1999
Chairman Scientific Program, 1999-2001
President, 2000-2001
Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS)
Chairman Local Arrangements, 1992
Chairman Scientific Program, 1998-1999
President, 1998-1999

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
Chairman of Public Relations, 2007-2010
Board of Directors, 2007-present

International Congress for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS)
Chairman of Local Arrangements, 2007-2011

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Chairman Local Arrangements, 2004
Chairman, Ethics Committee, 2005-2007
Board of Directors, 2010-present

American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Junior Examiner, 2007-2009
Senior Examiner, 2010-present

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Examiner, 1999-2008
Chief Examiner, 2004-2008
Chairman of Plastic Surgery, 2010-present

Richard J. Warren MD

Suite 1000, 777 W. Broadway,
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J7, CA

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