A double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon by the American Board of General Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery respectively.
Education & Training
Dr. Charles Galanis received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and has been in practice for 20 years. After graduating from medical school, he was matched to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, which US News and World Report named as the nation’s top hospital for an unprecedented 21 years in a row, where he finished his internship and residency in general surgery.
While a surgical resident, he underwent Research Fellowship at New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center– the #1 ranked cancer center in the U.S.
He received the Resident Teacher of the Year award at Johns Hopkins while serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Charles Galanis pursued his interests and joined UCLA’s highly competitive cosmetic and reconstructive surgery department after finishing his general surgery training. The plastic surgery training program at UCLA is regarded as one of the best training platforms in the nation. It offers diverse training throughout the Los Angeles area, including private cosmetic practices in Beverly Hills, high-volume county hospitals, and the US News and World Report ranked #3 UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Charles Galanis stayed on for an additional year at UCLA as Microsurgery Fellow and Clinical Instructor, where he performed complex reconstruction with a high focus on breast and head, and neck surgery. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has had his research presented at medical conferences.
His training background in Los Angeles which is considered to be an epicenter of plastic surgery – has afforded him the skill set to best assist his patients.
Dr. Charles Galanis believes in establishing a trusting and honest relationship with his patients before any decisions are made. He strives to fully understand his patient’s goals, design and clearly explain a custom-tailored plan, and ultimately deliver beautiful results.