Bala.S.Chandrasekhar

Specialty:

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Years in practice: 27

Medical Licensure:

  • California

Education:

  • High School:St. Patrick’s High School, Secunderabad, India, 1964
  • College:Osmania University, India, Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, June 1965 – May 1967
  • Medical School:Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, July 1967 – December 1972
  • Internship:Rotating Intern, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India, January 1973 – January 1974, Straight Surgical Intern, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, July 1974 – June 1975
  • Residencies:Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • General Surgery, July 1975 – June 1979 Medical College Of Virginia Richmond, Virginia
  • Plastic Surgery, July 1981 – June 1983

Post Doctoral Training:

  • Fellowships:Thoracic/Vascular Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York July 1979 – June 1980

Cerifications:

  • Diplomate: American Board of Surgery (1981)
  • Diplomate: American Board of Plastic Surgery (1984)

Special Honours and Distinctions:

  • Best Outgoing Resident, Maimonides Medical Center Brooklyn, New York, Surgical Services, 1979
  • Teacher of the Year, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York Thoracic/Vascular Surgery, 1980
  • Bill and Ginny Clements Research Fellowship, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California 1987
  • Teacher of the Year, Guiding Hand Award, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 1988, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2002

Professional Background:

Hospital Appointments:

  • Active Staff, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, 1983 – present
  • Active Staff, Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Arcadia, California, 1988 – present
  • Courtesy  Staff, Pomona Valley Hospital, Pomona, California, 1995 - present
  • Courtesy Staff, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California, 1988 – present

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Chief of Staff, Methodist Hospital of Arcadia, Arcadia, CA , 2009.
  • Vice Chief of Staff, Methodist Hospital of Arcadia, Arcadia, 2008.
  • Executive Committee, Plastic Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, 1983 – present
  • Vice Chairman, Plastic Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, 1992 – present
  • Scientific Program Committee, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1986, 1999, 2001 – present
  • Examiner, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1999 - present
  • Program Chairman, Scientific Program Committee, California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1998
  • Trauma Services Committee, Huntington Memorial Hospital, 1997 – 1998
  • Institutional Review Board, Methodist Hospital of Southern California, 1998
  • Vice Chairman, Plastic Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, Methodist Hospital of Southern California, 1997
  • Plastic Surgery Product Assessment Commission, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1990
  • Chairman, OR Committee, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1986 – 1991
  • Chief, Department of Plastic Surgery, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1983 - 1991
  • Scientific Advisory Panel, Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, 1987

Society Memberships:

  • Regional: California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1987 – present
  • National: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1985 - present
  • American College of Surgeons, 1983 – present
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 1987 – present
  • Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, 1990 – present
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 1996 – present

Short Biography:

Dr. Chandrasekhar practices the full spectrum of plastic surgery, including the latest innovations in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been in practice for over 25 years. He is a highly respected Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California and Chief of Staff at Arcadia Methodist Hospital. He is also affiliated with Pasadena Huntington Hospital and Pomona Valley Hospital. Dr. Chandrasekhar has an excellent name in the medical community for his skills, standards and ethics.

He completed his undergraduate and medical education in India and his general surgery residency at the Maimonides Medical Center in New York, followed by his plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia. Since completing his training, he quickly achieved high level positions in the field of plastic surgery which have enhanced his clinical practice success. His work has been featured on The Learning Channel, Discovery Channel, CNN and other major networks. He is a member of numerous organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

As part of his dedication to the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Chandrasekhar has written many articles for scientific journals and publications. He is also a humanitarian and his achievements in volunteer medicine have been profoundly enriching experiences. He has performed many volunteer surgeries through organizations such as Operation Smile, Flying Doctors of Mercy, Smile Train and local hospitals. He has traveled around the world giving lectures and made many trips to Third World countries, operating on those whose lives have been transformed by his work.

In this day of "modern medicine," Dr. Chandrasekhar takes an unhurried approach, devoting time to listen to your needs and help you pinpoint the areas you wish to improve. He strives to educate you as to what is possible in an effort to help you make a well-informed decision. He generates realistic expectations and promotes an approach to give you a more natural look, not "pulled" or distorted.

Dr. Chandrasekhar also provides and stays up to date on all non-surgical options available, including the latest fillers, injectables and skin care treatments. You will find no gimmicks with Dr. Chandrasekhar and he is conscientious about screening out fads and media misinformation. He only uses products that he knows are effective and properly tested.

 


 

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