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Dr. Daniel Suissa

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills
Dr. Suissa is a highly trained plastic surgeon who was educated at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with additional fellowship training at Yale University.

During his extensive education, Dr. Suissa was trained to combine aesthetic and reconstructive principles, emphasizing the final cosmetic outcome particularly in complex cases of cancer and trauma. He excelled in the Canadian Plastic Surgery Board and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. To further hone his skills, Dr. Suissa completed an aesthetic fellowship at University of Toronto, one of the top 20 medical programs in the world where he was trained by some of the best aesthetic plastic surgeons. He further ultra-specialized in breast surgery at Yale University, where he was appointed Clinical Instructor with clinical privileges at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Suissa’s cutting edge breast and body specialization puts him at the forefront of the latest techniques, for which he developed the skills to evaluate their safety and effectiveness. Using his Master’s degree training in Clinical Epidemiology at McGill, he has conducted and authored important scientific research published in top journals. He also recently authored a book chapter in the upcoming fourth edition of Plastic Surgery, the reference textbook in the field of plastic surgery. The chapter entitled “Fillers”, for the Aesthetic Surgery volume, describes the latest cutting-edge techniques and safe practices on the use of aesthetic fillers in the face and hands. In addition, Dr Suissa is continuously evaluating the quality of the published literature in his field. This skillset in research methods has made him a much sought after reviewer for scientific journals, including the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Suissa is recognized for his objective and warmhearted approach to clinical practice. He believes in safe, consistent, natural looking results. His continuous research, reading, studying, and refining of his techniques permits him to provide the best for his patients. Dr. Suissa has had many passions over the years, including chess and sculpture.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION AND RESIDENCY TRAINING

  • Residency – University of Montreal – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 2008 – 2014
  • M.Sc. – McGill University – Clinical Epidemiology – 2005 – 2007
  • MD – University of Montreal – Medical School – 2003 – 2008

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

  • Fellowship – Yale University – Breast Surgery – 2015-2016
  • Fellowship – University of Toronto – Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – Jan-Jul 2015

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • Board Certification in Plastic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • License, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
  • California Medical License, The Medical Board of California

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Full privileges at St Vincent Medical Center – Verity Health (2016 – present)
  • Full privileges at St Francis Medical Center – Verity Health (2016 – present)
  • Clinical instructor at Yale University – Yale New Haven Hospital (2015 – 2016)
  • Surgical assistance at Sacré-Coeur Hospital in Montreal, Quebec (Aug to Dec 2014)

BURSARIES

  • Medical School Bursary – Canada Millennium Scholarship – 2003-2008
  • MSc Bursary – McGill University Health Center – Student Grant for Excellence – 2005 – 2006

PUBLICATIONS

  • Mofid MM, Teitelbaum S, Suissa D. Report on Mortality from Gluteal Fat Grafting: Recommendations from the ASERF Task Force. Aesthet Surg J. 2017 Jul 37(7):796- 806.
  • Born T, Airan L, Suissa D. Soft-tissue fillers (Book Chapter). Plastic Surgery: Fourth Edition. Volume 2 Chapter 5. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. 2017.
  • Coeugniet E, Tremblay-Champagne MP, Paek LS, et al. Effective Management of Diabetic Neuropathic Ulcers by Surgical Restoration of Foot Architecture: A Retrospective Study of 134 Cases. Can J Diabetes. 2015 Aug 39(4):278-84.
  • Suissa S, Dell’Aniello S, Suissa D, et al. Friday and weekend hospital stays: effects on mortality. Eur Respir J. 2014 Sep 44(3):627-33.
  • Suissa D, Delaney JA, Dial S, et al. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the risk of Clostridium difficile-associated disease. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2012 Aug 74(2):370-5.
  • Suissa D, Brassard P, Smiechowski B, et al. Number needed to treat is incorrect without proper time-related considerations. J Clin Epidemiol. 2012 Jan 65(1):42-6.
  • Suissa D, Danino A, Nikolis A. Negative-pressure therapy versus standard wound care: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov 128(5):498e-503e.
  • Benabu Y, Mark L, Suissa D, et al. Cerebral venous thrombosis presenting with subarachnoid haemorrhage. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Jan 27(1):96-106.
  • Suissa D. Basal cell carcinoma and therapeutic radiation in childhood: methodological issues. Ann Plast Surg. 2007 May 58(5):589.
  • Suissa D. Surgery for basal cell carcinoma: study biases. Br J Dermatol. 2005 Apr 152(4):822-3.
  • Suissa D. Long-term anticoagulation after acute thromboembolic limb ischemia. Can J Surg. 2003 Apr 46(2):147.