J. Brian Boyd, M.D.
Chief of Plastic Surgery Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Professor of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Practice Philosophy of J. Brian Boyd, M.D.

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)

Professional Experience and Training of J. Brian Boyd, M.D.

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 that 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 perusing a career in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

After completing a Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Toronto, Dr. Boyd followed up his training with a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Sunnybrook Medical Center - also in Toronto. He then spent a year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia as a Microsurgery Fellow before returning the University of Toronto in 1983. Dr. Boyd practiced at the Toronto General Hospital as part of the full-time teaching faculty in the Division 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.

In 2005, Dr. Boyd was recruited to the full-time faculty at U.C.L.A. 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 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in the medical literature, he is a member of over 20 national and international medical societies and he is on the editorial board of two major U.S. plastic surgery journals.

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 free flap breast reconstruction, and permit a more precise approach to the surgical enhancement of beauty.

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada American Board of Plastic Surgery