Posted October 21, 2009 in Home

nav1extra_DrChahinDr. Chahin is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery; he is an active life member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chahin completed his plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Ohio. After the conclusion of his formal residency, he pursued an advanced microvascular fellowship at UCLA, with an emphasis on breast, facial and extremity surgery. This specialized training provided him with the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques.

Dr. Chahin studied the patterns of Ex-Vivo liver perfusion as his scientific post-graduate basic science research project at the nationally distinguished ECMO research laboratory of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Chahin followed this research with a residency training in general surgery at North Oakland Medical Centers / Wayne State University.

Dr. Chahin has authored many published articles in respected journals and textbook chapters. In addition, his work has been presented at local, regional and national conferences that address various aspects of both the surgical basic sciences, in particular, the topic of wound healing, and clinical surgery, such as minimally invasive surgical methods. Dr. Chahin has won multiple awards including the Glenn Sanford Excellence in Surgical Skills Award.

Dr. Chahin is actively involved in the Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He currently maintains staff and operating room privileges at UCLA Westwood, UCLA Santa Monica, Encino Tarzana Regional Medical Center ETRMC, Northridge Hospital and Holy Cross Medical Centers.


Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Residency and Training:

Microvascular- Breast Surgery Fellowship, 2003-2004
University of California – Los Angeles, California “UCLA”
Plastic Surgery Fellowship, 2001-2003
Medical College of Ohio – Toledo, Ohio
General Surgery Chief Resident, 2000-2001
North OaklandMedical CentersWayne State University – Pontiac, Michigan
General Surgery Categorical Residency, 1996-2001
North Oakland Medical Centers Wayne StateUniversity – Pontiac, Michigan
General Surgery Internship, 1996-1997
North Oakland Medical Centers Wayne State University – Pontiac, Michigan
Basic Science Surgery Research Associate, 1995-1996
University of Michigan, ECMO Laboratory (Dr. Robert H. Bartlet) – Ann Arbor, Michigan


American Society of Plastic Surgeons “ASPS”, life member.
American College of Surgeons “ACS”