Lisa Cassileth, MD

Clinical Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic Surgeon, Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Lisa Cassileth is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Cedars-Sinai's Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 

Dr. Cassileth has trained surgeons in Poland to perform craniofacial surgery on children born with skull and facial deformities, and operated in Guatemala with the HELLPS program, providing transformative surgical care to disadvantaged children with cleft lip and palate malformations. She has worked with high-risk breast cancer patients who need both breast reconstruction and radiation, always striving to create the most optimal aesthetic result with the fewest number of surgical procedures and least amount of stress for the patient and has lectured on her findings at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Robert H. Ivy Society.

Dr. Cassileth has spoken on diverse topics in plastic surgery, including presentations on complex trauma management and closure techniques and has been featured on Dr. 90210, Discovery Health's Plastic Surgery Before and After, Lifetime TV's reality show, Women Docs, the Fox News Channel and KTLA's Morning Show. The Israel Cancer Research Fund honored Dr. Cassileth with the Women of Action award in 2005.

Dr. Cassileth is a published author on a wide range of reconstructive problems including a newly discovered genetic cause of coronal synostosis, which appeared in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. During her hand surgery training, she discovered a novel case of a vascular malformation within a flexor tendon sheath and presented this finding in the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Dr. Cassileth received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. She completed six years of post-graduate surgical training, including three years of general surgery residency and three years of plastic surgery fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

 

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