Bryan J. Correa, MD
I grew up in Southern California, where I did my undergraduate education in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara at the University of California, where I studied Piano and Psychology. After much hard work I was accepted into one of the best medical schools in the country—the prestigious UCLA School of Medicine.
While there I developed an interest in surgery early on and after exploring the many wonderful surgical fields, my passion thankfully found its way into the best one: plastic surgery.
After going through the rigorous process of matching into one of the most competitive surgical specialties, I had the added good fortune of matching into one of the most prestigious and sought-after plastic surgery programs in the country: Baylor College of Medicine.
I continued my journey through the 6-year plastic surgery program where I developed a passion for Rhinoplasty and plastic surgery of the face. In the course of my training I received extensive instruction in all aspects of plastic surgery including surgery of the breast and body. Due to the high volume of cases in the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world, I was able to not only far exceed the training numbers required, but also to tailor my education to get extra training in my specific areas of interest.
Additionally, I was also able to participate in cutting-edge research and publish papers in peer-reviewed National and International Plastic Surgery Journals, as well as present this research in local, national, and international plastic surgery meetings. During my time as Chief Resident at Baylor I was also recognized and awarded the Gold Humanism Award which is a peer-nominated award for demonstrating exceptionally compassionate patient care, as well as the Baron Hardy Award for Outstanding Academic Performance.
In spite of my great effort to participate in high-level academic endeavors and remain on the cutting edge of surgical techniques and research, the greatest joy has always come from a smiling patient. No matter how many hours I had to spend in surgery or what personal sacrifices I had to make to accomplish my patient’s goals, nothing makes me feel more gratitude and satisfaction than being in a follow-up clinic with happy patients and good outcomes.