Dr. 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 Philosophy

Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction, utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery.

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 currently maintains staff and operating room privileges at UCLA Westwood, UCLA Santa Monica, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Northridge Hospital, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Antelope Valley Hospital, and Huntington Memorial Hospital.


  • 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


  • Diplomat, American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomat, American Society of Plastic Surgery “ASPS”, life member
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons “ACS”