Raj M. Vyas


Vice Chair, Plastic Surgery
School of Medicine

Director of Clinical Research

Chief of Plastic Surgery, CHOC Children's Hospital


M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, 2007
B.S., Stanford University, 2003, Biology

Phone: (714) 456-5253
Fax: 714 456-8022
Email: rajv1@hs.uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Department of Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery
200 S. Manchester Ave, Suite #650
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Cleft/Craniofacial Surgery, Neonatal Airway Obstruction, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Medical School Education (Anatomy), Pediatric Facial Trauma, Neuroplastic Surgery
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Academic Distinctions
Faculty, American College of Surgeons
Appointments
Chief, CHOC Children's Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director of Clinical Research, UCI Dept of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery
Research Abstract
Dr. Raj Vyas is a UCI Health plastic surgeon who specializes in both pediatric and adult facial surgery including aesthetic surgery and reconstruction of congenital, traumatic, and oncologic defects. He has particular clinical interests in cleft/craniofacial surgery, migraine surgery, rhinoplasty, facial reanimation procedures, and pediatric plastic surgery.

Vyas earned his BS from Stanford University and his MD at UCLA. He completed plastic surgery training in the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Program and Craniofacial Surgery fellowship at New York University’s renown Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Today, Vyas leads several multi-disciplinary specialty care teams at both UCI and CHOC that focus on a range of facial conditions and disorders. He has expertise in microvascular surgery as well as computer-assisted virtual surgical planning, using 3-D modeling to increase surgical precision and improve functional/aesthetic outcomes. He is prolific in basic science, translational, and clinical research and, with numerous book chapters and publications, is a national leader in plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery.

Awards and Recognitions
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons
• CRANIO Scholarship, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
• Merck Research Scholarship, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
• Stafford L. Warren Medal: Most Outstanding Medical Student, UCLA Class of 2007
• The Longmire Medal: Most Outstanding Medical Student in Surgery, UCLA Class of 2007
• Louis Jolyon West Award: Most Outstanding Medical Student in Psychiatry, UCLA Class of 2007
• President, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, UCLA Class of 2007
• Distinction and Honors, Stanford University
• Stanford University President's Award for Academic Excellence
Professional Societies
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS)
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
Other Experience
Residency
Harvard Medical School 2007—2013

Last updated
01/23/2020