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About Dr. Warren

Dr. Richard Warren was born and raised in British Columbia and completed his basic medical training at the University of British Columbia. He interned in the San Francisco Bay area, and then returned to British Columbia to complete specialty training in plastic surgery. ( Following his residency, he pursued fellowship training in Los Angeles, California and Norfolk, Virginia before returning to Vancouver to join the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia.

He is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada ( and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Professional memberships include numerous international, national and local plastic surgery organizations. He is past president of the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons and past president of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

As Chairman of the Royal College Specialty Committee for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Warren is currently Chairman of the Canadian Board of Plastic Surgery – the organization responsible for the training and credentialing of plastic surgeons in Canada. He is the former Chief Examiner for Plastic Surgery in Canada, the former Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of British Columbia and the former Head of Plastic Surgery at the Vancouver General and the University of BC Hospitals. He remains on active staff at these hospitals and holds an appointment as Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Warren is internationally known in his field as a frequent lecturer at plastic surgery conferences and as a visiting professor at medical centres around the world. He has written articles for the principal journals in plastic surgery and has authored 7 textbook chapters. He is the editor of the Aesthetic Volume in Plastic Surgery (2012) – the premier reference textbook in the specialty of Plastic Surgery.

In 2003, Dr. Warren relocated his private practice to the Vancouver Plastic Surgery Center – now the oldest private surgical facility in Vancouver, which he originally founded in 1989. Dr. Warren continues as the Medical Director of this facility where his practice is based. His clinical interests are in plastic surgery of the face and breast.

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