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J. Brian B. Boyd, M.D.

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About J. Brian B. Boyd

Born Northern Ireland, not far from the great basalt causeway that links the island to Scotland under the sea, I grew up in Manchester, England and won a W.H. Rhodes Scholarship to Canada before attending Liverpool Medical School. After graduating with distinction at the age of 23, I taught Anatomy at the University and later trained in General Surgery, attaining the F.R.C.S. in London in 1976. I went on to complete a postgraduate degree in Embryology where an interest in developmental abnormalities led me to pursue a career in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

I completed a Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Toronto followed by a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery. Then, after a year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia as a Microsurgery Fellow, I returned to the University of Toronto in 1983. I practiced at the Toronto General Hospital as part of the full-time teaching faculty in the Division of Plastic Surgery until 1994 when I was recruited by the Cleveland Clinic Florida to become Chairman of Plastic Surgery. My time at the Cleveland Clinic culminated in my developing a brand new residency in Plastic Surgery recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the first new Plastic Surgery residency in Florida for over 20 years.

In 2005, I joined the full-time faculty at U.C.L.A. and am currently Professor of Surgery with the David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A., and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Harbor-U.C.L.A. Medical Center. I have published over 120 articles and chapters in the peer-reviewed medical literature and belong to over 15 national and international medical societies. I maintain my academic skills not only by teaching but as an associate editor for two major U.S. plastic surgery journals and as a reviewer for others. I maintain my Boards in Plastic Surgery in both Canada and the United States.

Presently, I specialize in breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. My microsurgery skills, honed over 25 years, allow me to employ the latest techniques of muscle-sparing free flap breast reconstruction, and permit a more precise approach to the maintenance of form and function, as well as the surgical enhancement of beauty.
Medical School

University of Liverpool School of Medicine, England


United Liverpool Hospitals, England


University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Affiliated Locations

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance