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CARLOS O. CHACON, MD, MBA – PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

LOCATION:

180 Otay Lakes Road, Suite 110 Bonita, California 91902
Phone: 858.633.7546 Fax: 619.434.2423 Email: info@divinoplasticsurgery.com Visit: divinoplasticsurgery.com

STATE LICENSURES

  • California Medical Board
    License: A98477
  • Arizona Medical Board
    License: 40507

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

  • Divino Plastic Surgery, Bonita, CA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
    2013 – Present
  • Spa Divino, Bonita, CA Medical Director
    2013 – Present

FELLOWSHIP

  • University of Southern California – Marina Del Rey Aff. Hospitals Fellow, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship ASAPS/AACPS Approved 1-Year Advanced Training
    2011 – 2012

RESIDENCY

  • University of California, San Francisco Chief Resident, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    2010 – 2011
  • University of California, San Francisco Chief Resident, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    2008 – 2010
  • University of California, San Francisco Intern & Resident, Department of General Surgery
    2005 – 2008

EDUCATION

  • University of Arizona, Eller College of Management Master of Business Administration
    2008 – 2009
  • University of Arizona, College of Medicine Doctor of Medicine
    2001 – 2005
  • University of Arizona, Department of Physiology Bachelor of Science, Physiological Sciences
    1993 – 1998

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • University of California, San Diego Clinical Instructor, Voluntary School of Medicine Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    2013 – Present
  • University of Southern California Clinical Instructor of Aesthetic Surgery Keck School of Medicine Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    2011 – 2012

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    Recertified: 2012
  • Basic Hazmat Life Support / CPR
    Recertified: 2011

HOSPITAL & OUTPATIENT FACILITY AFFILATIONS

  • Carlsbad Surgery Center, Carlsbad, CA
    2013 – Present
  • Otay Lakes Surgery Center, Chula Vista, CA
    2013 – Present
  • Marina View Surgery Center, Marina Del Rey, CA
    2012 – Present
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Chula Vista, CA
    2012 – Present
  • Lasky Clinic Surgery Center, Beverly Hills, CA
    2012 – Present
  • USC – Pacific Coast Plastic Surgery, Santa Monica, CA
    2012 – Present
  • Marina Del Rey Hospital, Marina Del Rey, CA
    2011 – 2012
  • Marina Outpatient Surgery Center, Marina Del Rey, CA
    2011 – 2012
  • Kaiser San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
    2007 – 2008
  • UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
    2005 – 2011
  • UCSF Medical Center at Mt. Zion, San Francisco, CA
    2005 – 2011
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA
    2005 – 2011
  • California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
    2005 – 2011
  • San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
    2005 – 2011
  • San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
    2005 – 2011

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • San Diego Plastic Surgery Society (SDPSS)
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS

  • “San Diego’s Best” Cosmetic Surgeon in 2014, Voted by San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll
    2014
  • “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2013, Voted by San Diego Magazine
    2013
  • Keynote Address, Annual Achievement Banquet Graduating Class of 2012, University of Southern California,
    2012
  • Keynote Address, Annual Achievement Banquet Graduating Class of 2009, University of Arizona
    2009
  • Latino Medical Student Association: Commitment to the Community Award & Scholarship
    2004
  • National Hispanic Medical Association Special Leadership Recognition from The United States Surgeon General, Washington DC,
    2003
  • Honors in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychology, University of Arizona
    2002 – 2003

SELECTED RESEARCH

  • University of Southern California – Marina Del Rey Aff. Hospitals

    • Revision Mastopexy-Augmentations an Algorithmic Approach to Yielding Safe, Reliable, and Predictable Results.
    • One-Stage Mastopexy with Breast Augmentation: A Review of 565 Patients.
    • Extreme Breast Asymmetry Treated with One-Stage Breast Augmentation Combined with Mastopexy.
    • Implant Malposition, an Algorithmic Approach to Yielding Safe, Reliable, and Predictable Results.
    2011 – 2012
  • University of California, San Francisco, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    • Reconstructive Surgery and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Case Review
    • The Investigational Use of Muscle flaps for Coverage of Infected Vascular Prosthesis.
    2006 – 2010
  • Universitá Degli Studi Di Firenze, Italy, Department of Pharmacology

    • Study of the in vivo characterization of inflammatory reactions in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease and evaluation of the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of selective and non-selective inhibitors.
    2002
  • University of Arizona, Arizona Cancer Center, Research Assistant Supervisor

    • Supervisor for research pertaining to the development of databases and focused food frequency questionnaires in the Arizona Diet, Behavior, and Quality of Life Assessment Center.
    1999
  • University of Arizona, University Medical Center

    • Study of experimental models for the treatment of superficial bladder cancer (Stages TA, TIS, T1) and the complete urothelial ablation and autotransplantation of normal transitional epithelium.
    1992 – 1993

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Chacón CO. “Principals and Advanced Techniques of Wound Closure” Multispecialty CME presented at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, San Diego, CA.
    Jan 2013
  • Chacón CO, Kane J, Eberlin S, Stevens WG, Stoker DS. “One-Stage Mastopexy with Breast Augmentation: A Review of 565 Patients”. Presented at the 21st Biennial Congress of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), Geneva, Switzerland.
    Sept 2012
  • Chacón CO, Barrett D, Stevens WG, Stoker DS. “Breast Implant Malposition: Classification, Prevention, and Surgical Options”. Presented at the 21st Biennial Congress of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), Geneva, Switzerland.
    Sept 2012
  • Chacón CO, Barrett D, Stevens WG, Stoker DS. “Breast Implant Malposition: Classification, Prevention, and Surgical Options”. Presented at the 62nd Annual California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), Coronado, California.
    May 2012
  • Chacón CO, Kane J,, Eberlin S, Stevens WG, Stoker DS. “One-Stage Mastopexy with Breast Augmentation: A Review of 565 Patients”. Presented at the 62nd Annual California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), Coronado, California.
    May 2012
  • Stevens WG, Chacón CO. “Secondary Mastopexy Augmentation Planning and How To Predict Outcomes”. Presented at the Fourth American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, Florianopolis, Brazil
    Feb 2012
  • Kane J, Chacón CO, Eberlin S, Stevens WG, Stoker DS. “One-Stage Mastopexy with Breast Augmentation: A Review of 565 Patients”. Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, SRC, Tampa, FL.
    Jan 2012
  • Eberlin S, Chacón CO, Kane J, Stevens WG, Stoker DS. “One-Stage Mastopexy with Breast Augmentation: A Review of 565 Patients”. Presented at the Southern California Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Santa Barbara, CA.
    Jan 2012
  • Chacón CO, Hoffman, WY. “Reconstructive Surgery and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Case Review”. Presented at the Biennial UCSF Plastic Surgery Update, San Francisco, CA.
    Sept 2010
  • Chacón CO, Hoffman WY. “Reconstructive Surgery and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Case Review”. Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, SRC, Nashville, TN.
    Jan 2011
  • Chacón CO, Hansen, SL. “Practical Flap Applications for Extremity Salvage & Reconstruction”. Presented at the IGOT International Flap Surgical Training Course, Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, UCSF – San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA.
    Sept 2010
  • Chacón CO, Kwan, M, Hansen, SL. “The Mangled Extremity, Replantation, and Transplantation”. Presented at the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
    Sept 2010

REASEARCH GRANTS

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Fogarty International Center at The National Institute of Health Research Grant
    2002
  • Bravo/MIRT Research Grant Award, University of Arizona
    2002

OTHER PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • Institute For Global Orthopaedics & Traumatology (IGOT) International Flap Surgical Training Course Clinical Instructor, UCSF Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Sept 2010
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Division of Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery, Resident Representative
    Sept 2010

EXTRACURRICULAR AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • We Support U, San Diego, CA, Advisory Board Member Nonprofit organization aiding patients and their families dealing with breast and other forms of cancer.
    2013 – Present
  • Breast Cancer Program Leadership Committee, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, San Diego, CA, Committee Member – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Nonprofit organization aiding patients and their families dealing with breast and other forms of cancer.
    2014 – Present
  • Other Nonprofit Affiliations and Sponsorships: American Cancer Society, Mana de San Diego, Polinsky Children’s Center, Giving Back Magazine’s “Together for Charity”, & El Latino’s Celebrando.
  • Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), Student Mentor
    2003 – Present
  • President of Fostering & Achieving Cultural Equity & Sensitivity (FACES), University of Arizona
    2004 – 2005
  • Arizona Representative for National Network of Latino American Medical Students (NNLAMS)
    2003 – 2005
  • Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) Program, Volunteer
    2003 – 2005
  • Centro Internacional de Medicina (CIMA), Medical Translator
    1997 – 1998

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

  • MARTIAL ARTS: 4th Degree Black Belt Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo, 8-Time Mixed Martial Arts National and Regional Grand Champion 1991, 1993, 1995 – 1996, 1998 – 2001, 2007.
  • RECREATION: Dancing, Mountain Biking, Scuba Diving, Snowboarding.
  • LEISURE: Travel, Music, Food, Languages, Auto and Home Restoration
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