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About Christopher Reid, MD

Christopher Reid, MD, is a plastic surgeon with expertise in microsurgery, breast reconstruction, complex reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. He performs breast reconstruction with free flap methods such as DIEP and PAP flaps, along with other techniques. As an expert in microsurgery, Dr. Reid can operate on a very small scale, which often involves reconnecting blood vessels that are millimeters in size.

Dr. Reid is a San Diego native who completed most of his training in San Diego and has always been dedicated to helping patients in this region. He enjoys helping patients by providing more surgical options than most medical centers can offer.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Reid trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

He is passionate about being at the forefront of reconstructive plastic surgery, authoring over 35 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters in leading plastic surgery textbooks and journals, as well as lecturing about complex topics in plastic surgery.

He was a reconstructive microsurgery fellow and clinical instructor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He completed a residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also earned his medical degree.

Dr. Reid has received many honors and awards, most recently including the Housestaff Excellence in Teaching Award, Kaiser/UC San Diego Health; the Academic Excellence Award and the Research Excellence Award from the UC School of Medicine San Diego Division of Plastic Surgery; and the Outstanding Clinical Research Award, UC San Diego Dept of Surgery Research Symposium.

He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society.

Dr. Reid is a proud father and husband who enjoys spending time surfing or fishing at the beach.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-07-01

Conditions and Treatments

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted