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

Publications and Presentations

Academic Presentations

  • Warren RJ, Sandy T: Staging for Hodgkin's Disease. Northwest Surgical Society Annual Meeting, Spokane Washington, Sept 1977.
  • Warren RJ, Snelling CFT: Hydron Burn Dressing, Abbott Chemical Research Division, Chicago, Illinois, April 1979.
  • Warren RJ, Snelling CFT: Clinical evaluation of hydron burn dressing. Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, May 31, 1979.
  • Warren RJ, Snelling CFT, Courtemanche AD, Cowan RJ, Foley B, Meek RN: Heterotopic bone formation is burn patients. Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2, 1979.
  • Warren RJ, Courtemanche AD: Unilateral exophthalmos. Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC, June 1981.
  • Warren RJ, Kester DA: The dorsalis pedis flap. Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC, June 1981.
  • Warren RJ, Common Problems in Hand Trauma. 54th Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Sept 1985, Vancouver, BC
  • Warren RJ: Platysmaplasty, Endoscopic Facial Rejuvenation Workshop, New Westminster, BC, Jan 27, 1996.
  • Warren RJ: Laser Physics, Coherent Laser Symposium, Cambie Surgery Centre, Vancouver BC, June 1, 1996
  • Warren RJ: Facelift, Aesthetic treatment of the Aging Face: A Multidisciplinary Approach, April 12, 1997, Vancouver BC
  • Warren RJ: Evolution of facelift – a personal technique. Residents' Day, University of Toronto, Ontario, April 1998.
  • Warren RJ: Breast augmentation – what entertainers have taught me. Residents' Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, April 1998.
  • Warren, RJ: Facelift-How I Do It. Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Sept 1998.
  • Warren, RJ: Peri Oral Techniques. (Panel – Peri Oral Rejuvination) Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, June 1999.
  • Warren, RJ: The Short Nose. Northwest Society of Plastic surgeons Annual Meeting, Whistler, BC, Feb 2000.
  • Warren, RJ: Treatment of the Short Nose. Canadian Society Educational Foundation (Nasal Reconstruction), Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 2000
  • Warren, RJ Facelift: evolution of a personal technique. Residents' Day, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, May 3 & 4, 2001
  • Warren, RJ Breast augmentation – What entertainers have taught me. Residents' Day, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, May 3 & 4, 2001
  • Warren, RJ Interesting Cases, Residents' Day, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, May 3 & 4, 2001
  • Warren, RJ: Re-Do Breast Augmentation (Panel – Breast Augmentation). Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Jasper Alberta, June 2001
  • Warren, RJ: Lower Lid-Cheek Interface (1 hour eye-opener session) Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, St John New Brunswick, June 14 2002
  • Warren, RJ: The Great Debate: Silicone Implants, Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, St. John New Brunswick, June 15, 2002
  • Warren, RJ: Surgical treatment of the Lid-Cheek Junction, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Toronto Ontario, Oct. 2002
  • Warren, RJ. Endoscopic Brow Lift, McMaster Course in Endoscopic Surgery, March 2003
  • Warren, RJ. Industrial Psychology in Resident Selection, Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Whistler, BC, June 28, 2003
  • Warren, RJ The Cheek-Eyelid junction in Facial Rejuvenation, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Lake Louise Alberta, Feb 11, 2004
  • Warren, RJ Modified Lateral Browlift, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Lake Louise Alberta, Feb 8, 2004
  • Warren, RJ Consistency in Brow and Forehead shaping (Panel) American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 2004
  • Warren, RJ Endoscopic Brow lifting (Endoscopic Course), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 2004
  • Warren, RJ Alternatives to Endoscopic Browlifting: are they really better? (Panel) American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, May 2005
  • Warren, RJ Pitfalls of Endoscopic Brow lifting (Endoscopic Course), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, May 2005
  • Warren, RJ Reshaping the Face and the Lid-Cheek Junction (Course #510), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, May 2005
  • Warren, RJ Reshaping the Face and the Lid-Cheek Junction, (Education Foundation) Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Nanaimo BC, June 2005
  • Warren, RJ Reshaping the Face and the Lid-Cheek Junction, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai China, August 2005.
  • Warren, RJ Modified Lateral Browlift, British Association of Plastic Surgery Semi-annual Meeting, London, England, Dec. 3, 2005
  • Warren, RJ The Art of the Cosmetic Consult, University of Toronto Residents' Day, Toronto Ontario, April 2006
  • Warren, RJ The Dynamics of mid face aging, University of Toronto Residents' Day, Toronto Ontario, April 2006
  • Warren, RJ Pitfalls of Endoscopic Brow lifting (Endoscopic Course), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, May 2006
  • Warren, RJ Reshaping the Face and the Lid-Cheek Junction (Course #616), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, May 2006
  • Warren, RJ Technical Refinements in Facial Aesthetic Surgery, (Canadian Experts Series) Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Quebec City, June 2006
  • Warren, RJ Aging in the Mid Face: Theory and Treatment, Atlantic Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Halifax Nova Scotia, Nov. 2006
  • Warren, RJ The Lower Eyelid-Cheek Junction, Atlantic Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Halifax Nova Scotia, Nov. 2006
  • Warren, RJ The art of the Cosmetic Consult, Atlantic Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Halifax Nova Scotia, Nov. 2006
  • Warren, RJ Pitfalls of Endoscopic Brow lifting (Endoscopic Course), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, New York, New York, April 2007
  • Warren, RJ Reshaping the Face and the Lid-Cheek Junction (Course #611), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, New York, New York, April 2007
  • Warren, RJ Examination Techniques, Meet the Professor, Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Banff Alberta, May 29 2007
  • Warren, RJ Balancing Life and Plastic Surgery, Meet the Professor, Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Banff Alberta, May 29 2007
  • Warren, RJ Balancing Career Choices, Meet the Professor, Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Banff Alberta, May 29 2007
  • Warren, RJ Modified Lateral Browlift, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Calgary Alberta, Sept 15, 2007
  • Warren, RJ Peri-Orbital Aesthetic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Visiting Professor, Cleveland Ohio, Nov. 15 2007
  • Warren, RJ Industrial Psychology, a Better Way to Pick a Resident?, Cleveland Clinic Visiting Professor, Cleveland Ohio, Nov. 16 2007
  • Warren, RJ The Art of the Cosmetic Consult, Cleveland Clinic Visiting Professor, Cleveland Ohio, Nov. 16 2007
  • Warren, RJ Balancing Life and Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Visiting Professor, Cleveland Ohio, Nov. 16 2007
  • Warren, RJ Balancing Career Choices, Cleveland Clinic Visiting Professor, Cleveland Ohio, Nov. 16 2007
  • Warren, RJ Modified Lateral Browlift, (Panel – Peri Orbital Surgery), International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Melbourne Australia, Feb. 10 2008
  • Warren, RJ Breast Augmentation, Residents' Day, University of Toronto, April, 2008
  • Warren, RJ The Royal College Exam, Residents' Day, University of Toronto, April 2008
  • Warren, RJ Balancing Life and Plastic Surgery, Residents' Day, University of Toronto, April 2008
  • Warren, RJ Pitfalls of Endoscopic Brow lifting (Endoscopic Course), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego California, May 1 2008
  • Warren, RJ The Forehead – a Continuum of Care (Panel) American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego California, May 3 2008
  • Warren, RJ Reshaping the Face and the Lid-Cheek Junction (Course #611), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego California May 2008
  • Warren, RJ The Royal College Exam in Plastic Surgery (Eye opener Session) Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, St. John's Newfoundland June 2008
  • Warren, RJ Browlift and Peri-Orbital Aesthetics (Canadian Expert Series) Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, St. John's Newfoundland June 2008
  • Warren, RJ Modified Lateral Browlift (Surgical Demonstration – Video), Cutting Edge VII Symposium, New York, Nov 13 2008
  • Warren, RJ Modified Lateral Browlift (Didactic Presentation), Cutting Edge VII Symposium, New York, Nov 14 2008
  • Warren, RJ Oblique SMAS and Malar Fad Pad Elevation, Cutting Edge VII Symposium, New York, Nov 14 2008
  • Warren, RJ Twenty Years of Tear Trough Surgery, Cutting Edge VII Symposium, New York, Nov 15 2008
  • Warren, RJ Modified Lateral Browlift, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons 47th Annual Meeting, Silver Star BC, Feb. 9, 2009
  • Warren, RJ Twenty Years of Tear Trough Surgery, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons 47th Annual Meeting, Silver Star BC, Feb. 9, 2009
  • Warren, RJ Oblique SMAS and Malar Fad Pad Elevation, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons 47th Annual Meeting, Silver Star BC, Feb. 11, 2009
  • Warren, RJ Periorbital Rejuvenation, American Association of Plastic Surgeons Aesthetic Symposium, Rancho Mirage California, March 21, 2009
  • Warren, RJ Breast Augmentation Optimizing Outcomes by choosing the right Pocket or Plane, 9th Annual Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium, Toronto Ont., April 16 2009
  • Warren, RJ Strategies and Outcomes in the Reoperation of Aging or Unsatisfactory Breast Augmentation, 9th Annual Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium, April 16 2009
  • Warren, RJ Mastopexy with and without Augmentation, 9th annual Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium, Toronto, Ont., April 16 2009
  • Warren, RJ Pitfalls of Endoscopic Brow lifting (Endoscopic Course S1), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Las Vegas Nevada, May 2 2009
  • Warren, RJ Reshaping the Face and the Lid-Cheek Junction (Course #514), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Las Vegas Nevada, May 5 2009
  • Warren, RJ Twenty Years of Tear Trough Surgery, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC, Sept 2009
  • Warren, RJ Peri Orbital Rejuvenation – The Upper Half, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC, Sept, 2009
  • Warren, RJ Peri Orbital Aesthetics and Browlift, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Warren, RJ Twenty Years of Tear Trough Surgery, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Warren, RJ Browlift Complications and Pitfalls, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Warren, RJ Upper Eyelid Ptosis Repair, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Warren, RJ The Oblique SMAS Malar Fat Pad Lift, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Warren, RJ Mastopexy with or without Augmentation, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Warren, RJ Breast Augmentation Implant plane selection, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Warren, RJ Re-operation of Unsatisfactory Breast Augmentation, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Warren, RJ Industrial Psychology in Resident Selection, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Warren, RJ The Art of the Cosmetic Consult, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Warren, RJ Periorbital Aesthetics and Browlift, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 12, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Browlift Complications and Pitfalls, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 12, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Periorbital Rejevenation – lower eyelid/cheek junction, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 12, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Ancillary procedures in facial aesthetic surgery, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 12, 2010
  • Warren, RJ The Short Nose, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 12, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Oblique SMAS Malar Fat Pad Lift, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 13, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Interactive Panel – Facial Rejuvenation, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 13, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Breast Augmentation – choosing the right plane, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 13, 2010
  • Warren, RJ The Art of the cosmetic Consult, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 14, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Revision Breast Augmentation, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 14, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Mastopexy and Augmentation-Mastopexy, 14th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Melbourne Australia, Feb 14, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Facelift – Presentation of interactive Video, 11th International Symposium of Plastic Surgery, Sao Paulo Brazil, Mar 19, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Ancillary Procedures in Facial Rejuvenation, 11th International Symposium of Plastic Surgery, Sao Paulo Brazil, Mar 20, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Lower Eyelid Surgery, 11th International Symposium of Plastic Surgery, Sao Paulo Brazil, Mar 20, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Pitfalls of Endoscopic Brow lifting (Endoscopic Course S1), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington DC, April 22 2010
  • Warren, RJ Reshaping the Face and the Lid-Cheek Junction (Course #408), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington DC, April 25 2010
  • Warren, RJ 20 Years of Tear Trough Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington DC, April 26 2010
  • Warren, RJ The Art of the Cosmetic Consult, Residents' Day, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, May 7, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Peri-orbital Aesthetics, Residents' Day, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, May 7, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Lower Lid cheek Junction, Residents' Day, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, May 7, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Ancillary Facial Procedures, Residents' Day, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, May 7, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Exam Taking skills, Residents' Day, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, May 7, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Breast Augmentation – Choosing the Right Plane, Residents' Day, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, May 7, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Mastopexy with or without Augmentation, Residents' Day, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, May 7, 2010
  • Warren, RJ Revision Breast Augmentation, Residents' Day, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, May 7, 2010
  • Warren, RJ The Art of the Cosmetic Consult, Residents' Day, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, May 7, 2010
  • Warren, RJ PeriOrbital Aesthetics, Browlift & Upper Lid Blepharoplasty, International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Francisco, Aug 15 2010
  • Warren, RJ Browlift – What Really Works, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Toronto Ontario, Oct 3 2010
  • Warren, RJ PeriOrbital Aesthetics, Sacramento Plastic Surgery Society, Sacramento California, Feb 7 2011
  • Warren, RJ Facelift – state of the art, UC Davis Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Sacramento California, Feb 8 2011
  • Warren, RJ Midface Rejuvenation – American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, Park City Utah, Mar 4, 2011
  • Warren, RJ The Short Nose – American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, Park City Utah, Mar 4, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Mastopexy and Augmentation – 12th Annual Innovations in Plastic Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Symposium, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Mar 18, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Oblique SMAS and Malar Fat Pad Lift - 12th Annual Innovations in Plastic Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Symposium, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Mar 19, 2011
  • Warren, RJ The Lower Lid Cheek Junction – 12th Annual Innovations in Plastic Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Symposium, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Mar 19 2011
  • Warren, RJ Pitfalls of Endoscopic Brow lifting (Endoscopic Course S1), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston Mass, May 6, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Secondary Correction of Browlift Deformities (Panel), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston Mass, May 9, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Reshaping the Face and the Lid-Cheek Junction (Course #405), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston Mass, May 9, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Managing the Aesthetic Patient (Master Class), IPRAS 2011, Vancouver BC, May 25, 2011
  • Warren, RJ The Future of Plastic Surgery: Training the Next Generation (Panel), IPRAS 2011, Vancouver BC, May 27, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Management of the Brow (Keynote address), IPRAS 2011, Vancouver BC, May 27, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Heuristics, University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta June 16, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Managing the Aesthetic Patient, University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta June 17, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Rhinoplasty Assessment, University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta June 17, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Facelift, University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta June 17, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Facial Rejuvenation: Will Simple and Safe Satisfy, Aesthetic Surgery on the Adriatic, Adriatic Cruise, Aug 6, 2011.
  • Warren, RJ Breast Augmentation – Choosing the Right Plane, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India 46th Annual conference (Apsicon 2011), Coimbatore India, Sept 8, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Facelift, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India 46th Annual conference (Apsicon 2011), Coimbatore India, Sept 9, 2011
  • Warren, RJ Brow Aesthetics, Brow lift and Upper Lid Blepharoplasty, ISAPS National Meeting, Cape Town South Africa, March 17, 2012
  • Warren, RJ Surgical Treatment of the Lower lid-Cheek Junction, ISAPS National Meeting, Cape Town South Africa, March 17, 2012
  • Warren, RJ Panel: Complicated Breast Augmentation Cases, ISAPS National Meeting, Cape Town South Africa, March 17, 2012
  • Warren, RJ Rhinoplasty: Controlling position of the Nasal Tip, ISAPS National Meeting, Cape Town South Africa, March 18, 2012
  • Warren, RJ Panel: Complicated Rhinoplasty Cases, ISAPS National Meeting, Cape Town South Africa, March 18, 2012
  • Warren, RJ Training the Next Generation of Plastic Surgeons, ISAPS National Meeting, Cape Town South Africa, March 19, 2012
Live Surgery Demonstration
  • Liposuction. Madigan Army Hospital, Washington State, November 1983
  • Facelift/Blepharoplasty, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Toronto Ontario, Oct. 2002
  • Endoscopic Browlift, Endoscopic Surgery Symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, March 2003
  • Endoscopic Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery Symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, March 2003
  • Modified Lateral Brow lift, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Calgary Alberta, Sept 15, 2007
  • Blepharoplasty and Browlift, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC, Sept 2009
  • Blepharoplasty, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Revision Blepharoplasty, Plastic Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2009
  • Rhinoplasty, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India 46th Annual conference (Apsicon 2011), Coimbatore India, Sept 7, 2011
  • Rhinoplasty/Septoplasty, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India 46th Annual conference (Apsicon 2011), Coimbatore India, Sept 7, 2011
  • Blepharoplasty and Browlift, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India 46th Annual conference (Apsicon 2011), Coimbatore India, Sept 7, 2011
Articles Published
  • Warren RJ, Sandy JTM, Basco VE, Ballantyne GJ: Laparotomy for staging of Hodgkin's Disease. Can J Surg 23(5):492-494, 1979 (Sept).
  • Warren RJ, Snelling CFT: Clinical evaluation of the hydron burn dressing. Plast Reconstr Surg 66(3):361- 368, 1980 (Sept).
  • Van Laeken N, Snelling CFT, Meek RN, Warren RJ, Foley B: Heterotopic bone formation in the patients with burn injuries. A retrospective assessment of contributing factors and methods of investigation. J Burn Care Rehab 10:331-335, 1989 (Jul/Aug).
  • Schlagintweit S, Snelling CFT, Germann E, Warren RJ, Fitzpatrick DG, Kester DA, Foley B: Major burns managed without blood or blood products. J Burn Care Rehab 11:214-220, 1990.
  • Szasz G, McLoughlin MG, Warren RJ: Return of sexual function following penile replant surgery. Archives of Sexual Behaviour, Vol 19(4):343-8, Aug. 1990.
  • Snelling CFT, Inman RJ, Germann E, Boyle JC, Foley B, Kester DA, Fitzpatrick DJ, Warren RJ, Courtemanche AD: Comparison of silver sulfadiazine 1% as prophylactic topical antibacterial agents for burns. J Burn Care Rehab 12:13-18, 1991.
  • Clugston PA, Snelling CFT, Macdonald IB, Maledy HL, Boyle JC, Germann E, Courtemanche AD, Wirtz P, Fitzpatrick DJ, Kester DA, Foley B, Warren RJ, Carr NJ: Cultured epithelial autografts: 3 years of clinical experience with 18 burn patients. J Burn Care Rehab 12(6):533-539, 1991 (Nov/Dec).
  • Courtemanche DJ, Naysmith JDR, Warren RJ: An evaluation of "pin-in-groove" fixation of subcondylar fractures of the mandible. J Oral Maxillofac Surg MS #96-254, 1996.
  • Mahabir RC, Carr NJ, Thompson RP, Warren RJ: Aesthetic plastic surgery education: The Vancouver approach. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol 10 Issue 1:11-14, Jan / Feb 2002
  • Warren RJ: The Modified Lateral Brow Lift. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Vol 29, Pages 158-166, March/April 2009
  • Warren RJ: CME Editorial. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Vol 31, Page: July / August 2009
  • Warren RJ, Aston SJ, Mendelson B. Facelift. Plast Reconstr Surg 128(6), Dec 2011
  • Warren RJ: Video Commentary on Article: Review of 1000 Facelifts, Claudio Cardoso de Castro, Plast Reconstr Surg 129 (5) April 2012
  • Chivers JC, Ahmad J, Lista F, Warren R, Arkoubi AY, Mahabir RC, Murray KA, Islur A. Cosmetic Surgery Training in Canadian Plastic Surgery Residencies: Are We Training Competent Surgeons? Aesthetic Surg Journal, for publication in May/June 2012.
Textbook Chapters Written
  • Warren, RJ: Breast Reconstruction in Olivotto, Gelman and Kuusk: The Intelligent Patient's Guide to Breast Cancer. Intelligent Patient Guide Series, 1995, pg. 203-211.
  • Warren, RJ and Clugston, P: Breast Reconstruction in Olivotto, Gelman and Kuusk: The Intelligent Patient's Guide to Breast Cancer. Intelligent Patient Guide Series 2nd edition, 1998.
  • Warren, RJ: Chapter 5: Endoscopic Browlift in Nahai and Saltz: Endoscopic Plastic Surgery, 2nd edition, Quality Medical Publishing St. Louis, December 2007, pgs 169-219.
  • Warren, RJ: Chapter 23: Non Endoscopic Limited Incision Browlift, in S.J. Aston, D.S. Steinbrech and J.L. Walden (Eds) Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, London: Saunders Elsevier, 2009
  • Warren, RJ: Chapter 7: Forehead Rejuvenation, in Neligan Plastic Surgery, London: Saunders Elsevier, in Press for 2012
  • Warren, RJ: Chapter 11.01: Facelift Principles, in Neligan Plastic Surgery, London: Saunders Elsevier, in Press for 2012
  • Warren, RJ: Chapter 11.02: Facelift: Introduction to Deep Tissue Techniques, in Neligan Plastic Surgery, London: Saunders Elsevier, in Press for 2012
Textbook Editor
  • The Aesthetic Volume, in Neligan Plastic Surgery - publication in 2012

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

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