"We restore, rebuild, and make whole those parts that nature has given but which fortune and time have taken away, not only that it may delight the eye but that it might buoy up the spirit and enhance the psyche."
-Gaspare Tagliacozzi (1545-1599)
Dr. Boyd was born in Northern Ireland but grew up in Manchester, England and won a W.H. Rhodes Scholarship to Canada prior to attending Liverpool Medical School. After graduating with distinction at the age of 23, he taught Anatomy at the University and later trained in General Surgery, attaining his F.R.C.S. in London in 1976. He went on to complete a postgraduate degree in Embryology where his interest in developmental abnormalities led to his pursuing a career in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Boyd completed a Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Toronto followed by a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery. He spent a year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia as a Microsurgery Fellow, returning to the University of Toronto in 1983. Dr. Boyd practiced at the Toronto General Hospital as part of the full-time teaching faculty in the Department of Plastic Surgery until 1994 when he was recruited by the Cleveland Clinic Florida to become Chairman of Plastic Surgery.
His time at the Cleveland Clinic culminated is his developing a brand new residency in Plastic Surgery recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the first new Plastic Surgery residency in Florida for over 20 years.
Dr. Boyd joined the full-time faculty at U.C.L.A. in 2005. He is currently Professor of Clinical Surgery with the David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A., and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Harbor-U.C.L.A. Medical Center. He has a private office in the South Bay area of Los Angeles.
Dr. Boyd has published over 100 articles and chapters in the medical literature, he is a member of over 20 national and international medical societies and he is an associate editor for two of the major U.S. plastic surgery journals. He is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery in both the U.S. and Canada.
Dr. Boyd specializes in breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. His microsurgery skills, honed over 22 years, allow him to employ the latest techniques of muscle-sparing and perforator free flap breast reconstruction, and permit a more precise approach to the surgical enhancement of beauty.
This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.
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