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Meet Dr. Brown

Cosmetic Surgeon

Abbotsford Cosmetic Surgeon

As you consider a cosmetic or reconstructive surgeon, you want a balance of compassion and technical expertise. You want to work with an understanding practitioner who upholds the highest standard of care.

About Dr. Brown

Dr. Aaron D. Brown is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He obtained his Board Certification in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2008.

Dr. Brown completed his Bachelor of Sciences in 1999. He was accepted that same year to Medical School at the University of Manitoba and received his Doctor of Medicine in 2003. While attending medical school he obtained a second Bachelor of Sciences degree and had his research published in the preeminent Journal of Anesthesiology. In 2003 he was the successful candidate, out of more than 60 applicants from across Canada, for the residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Manitoba. This program is known across North America as one of the most grueling residencies in Microsurgical Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

While completing his residency, Dr. Brown was able to publish abstracts in peer-reviewed journals of plastic surgery. He also had the opportunity to be the lead speaker on numerous occasions for his universities section of plastic surgery’s grand rounds. Dr. Brown has also had his research accepted and subsequently presented at national level meetings.

In his fourth year of residency training he was selected, out of all the residents in Canada, by the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Educational Fund to be the first recipient of the travelling residents fellowship. This allowed him to travel with Operation Rainbow Canada to Cambodia, to meet and work with children suffering from craniofacial deformities. While there he had the distinct opportunity to train under some of the most renowned pediatric Plastic Surgeons from Canada and Cambodia.

In 2007 and 2008 due to the hard work and respect of the surgeons he had trained under he was selected to be the Chief Resident of Plastic Surgery at the U of M. Upon completion of his 5 year residency Dr. Brown successfully passed his boards.

Dr. Brown was actively recruited by multiple different organizations in Canada and the United States, ultimately choosing to establish his practice in Abbotsford BC. With the opening of the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Center (ARHCC) he was given the opportunity to develop new programs. This includes further expanding the surgical options offered to women undergoing mastectomies and the ability to have immediate breast reconstruction. He is currently a consulting staff member at the ARHCC, Mission Memorial Hospital and has privileges at both the South Fraser Surgical Center and Boardwalk Surgery Center.

Benefits of Board Certification

More and more patients are educating themselves as to what it means to be a Royal College Certified Plastic Surgeon and why they are the best resource to help you reach your surgical goal.

Dr. Aaron Brown is Board Certified

Though every surgeon will have complications, only a Board Certified, Royal College trained Plastic Surgeon has the training to not only perform the surgery you want, but be there for you if there are complications. This ensures that you still obtain the best possible outcome. Only the Certification of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada ensures that the surgeon you see has the appropriate training and expertise. When investigating a possible physician to do your surgery look at what their credentials are and what training they have had.

To become a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Canada one must first graduate from an accredited medical school, and then complete a minimum of five years of surgical training in all areas of Plastic Surgery – both Reconstructive and Cosmetic, in an accredited plastic surgery residency program. The surgeon then must pass an exam administered by the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, this is a multi-day multi format exam. Once the surgeon has completed this, they are then deemed a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

This level of intense training helps to ensure the patient that a Royal College trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon surgeon is a safe surgeon who is qualified to perform the operation you want and deal with any complication that may arise.

Dr. Brown’s CV

Committed to excellence in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Aaron Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon working in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Awards

  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Educational Fund Travelling Resident Fellowship Award. Allowed me to travel to Cambodia with Operation Rainbow Canada on a medical mission treating cleft lips and palates.
  • The Chown Centennial Entrance Scholarship
  • Nominated – 2007 University of Manitoba Medical School Resident Teaching Award for Outstanding Excellence in Teaching Medical Students
Professional Education

Internship and Residency

2003 – 2008 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

Medical School

1999 – 2003 Doctor of Medicine
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

Undergraduate

1999 – 2003 Bachelor of Sciences Medicine
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1995 – 1999 Bachelor of Sciences with Distinction
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Certifications
2008 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2005 Principles of Surgery Examination
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Examination Certification
2004 Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, # 96308
Medical Council of Canada, Canadian Medical Register
Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II
Medical Council of Canada Certification Examination
2003 Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I
Medical Council of Canada Certification Examination
Academic Research Grants
1999 – 2003 Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
University of Manitoba
Publications
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass has minimal effects on the pharmacokinetics of fentanyl in adults. Hudson RJ, Thomson IR, Jassal R, Peterson DJ, Brown AD, Freedman JL. Anesthesiology, 2003 Oct; 99(4): 847-54.
Published Abstracts
  • Post-Operative Radiation Effects on the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction. Aaron D Brown, MD, Edward Buchel, MD, TEJ Hayakawa, MD. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 15(2): 121 Summer 2007
  • Resident Involvement on a Medical Mission, is There Value in Their Participation? Aaron D Brown, MD, K Rai, MD, D Naysmith, MD. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 15(2): 98 Summer 2007
  • Free Anterolateral Thigh Fasciocutaneous Flap and Immediate Tendon Grafting in Traumatic Injuries to the Hand. Aaron D Brown, MD, Edward Buchel, MD, TEJ Hayakawa, MD. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 14(2): 120 Summer 2006

 

Published Thesis
  • A Comparison of Target-Controlled versus Bolus Fentanyl Administration in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Aaron D Brown BSc. Ian Thomson MD, Robert Hudson MD. University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Science in Medicine, August 2001: 29-33
  • Oral Defence of Thesis – August 22nd 2001
National Presentations
  • Free Anterolateral Thigh Fasciocutaneous Flap and Immediate Tendon Grafting in Traumatic Injuries to the Hand. Aaron D Brown, MD, Edward Buchel, MD, TEJ Hayakawa, MD. Poster Presentation CSPS Meeting 2006
  • Resident Involvement on a Medical Mission, is There Value in Their Participation? Aaron D Brown, MD, K Rai, MD, D Naysmith, MD. Podium Presentation CSPS Meeting 2007
  • Post-Operative Radiation Effects on the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
  • Breast Reconstruction. Aaron D Brown, MD, Edward Buchel, MD, TEJ Hayakawa, MD. Podium Presentation CSPS Meeting 2007
Provincial Presentations
  • Free Anterolateral Thigh Fasciocutaneous Flap and Immediate Tendon Grafting in Traumatic Injuries to the Hand. Aaron D Brown, MD, Edward Buchel, MD, TEJ Hayakawa, MD. Podium Presentation American College of Physician and Surgeons – Manitoba Chapter Meeting 2005 Grand Rounds Presentations – University of Manitoba
  • Breast Cancer; Diagnosis, Treatment and Reconstruction
  • Selected Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck
  • Compartment Syndrome and Volkmann’s Ischemic Contracture
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Transgender Surgery and Genitalia Reconstruction
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Dressing Options
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Laser; Mechanism, Indications and Outcomes
  • Ulcers and Dressing Options
Resident Research Day Presentations
  • Index to Thumb Transfer: A 25 year follow up – PGY1
  • The Fingernail Window; A Method for Treating Penetrating Fingernail Injuries – PGY2
  • Anterolateral Thigh Fasciocutaneous Flap and Immediate Tendon Grafting in Traumatic Hand Injuries – PGY3
  • Post-Operative Radiation Effects on the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction – PGY4
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • 2008 Fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada
    2008 BC College of Physicians and Surgeon
    2009 BC Medical Association
    2003 Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
    2003 Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
    2003 Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
    2003 – 2008 College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM)
    Resident Member, Clinical Assistant/Educational Register
    2003 – 2008 Manitoba Medical Association (MMA)
    Resident Member
    2003 – 2008 Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba (PARIM)
    Board Member – 2004 to 2005
    2003 – 2008 University of Manitoba Section of Plastic Surgery
    Chief Resident – 2007 to 2008
    Senior Resident Representative – 2004 to 2007
    Sectional Steering Committee – 2003 to 2007
    CaRMS Residency Interviewing Committee – 2004 to 2007
    Junior Resident Representative – 2003 to 2005
Extracurricular Activities
  • Competitive Road Cyclist – Competed at the Elite without Contract level in Europe. Competed in two World Cup Races.
  • Fishing
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