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Top breast surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Brian Shafa, is a board-eligible plastic surgeon trained in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and all facets of plastic surgery, including burn care, wound care, and hand surgery.  He has worked with a diverse patient population all across the United States and abroad and has developed a reputation as an honest, caring, and devoted physician who develops trusting and loving relationships with his patients.

Education and Training

Dr. Brian Shafa was born and raised in Beverly Hills, CA attending CEE and Harvard-Westlake.  During this time he volunteered at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and worked with multiple local plastic surgeons, cementing his interest in medicine and his love of the field of cosmetic surgery.  He then attended The Johns Hopkins University where he completed his degree in Biology.  Following his undergraduate training, he completed a research year at Harvard Medical School focused on Cancer Biology and genetics.  He then matriculated to The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health where he earned a Masters Degree in Cancer Biology.  After graduate school, he returned to Los Angeles for a research year at UCLA focused on epigenetic control in cancer development.

Brian Shafa in Opperating Room

In 2008, Dr. Shafa moved to Michigan for medical school at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.  He then completed his General Surgery training at the prestigious Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.  Upon completion of his General Surgery training, Dr. Shafa moved to Chicago for his Plastic Surgery training at the University of Illinois – Chicago.  UIC Plastic Surgery is internationally recognized for its Craniofacial Center and management of congenital craniofacial abnormalities in addition to its focus on cosmetic surgery and facial trauma surgery. After completing all of his surgical training, Dr. Shafa returned home to Beverly Hills to begin his Cosmetic Surgery practice.

Community Outreach and Volunteering

Despite a rigorous educational agenda, Dr. Shafa has always emphasized the importance of community outreach and volunteering.  While in high school, he was a regular volunteer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in addition to performing multiple community service opportunities throughout Los Angeles.  While at Johns Hopkins, his volunteer experiences became focused on health equality for diverse patient populations, a theme that continued through his Public Health education.  While in medical school and general surgery training, Dr. Shafa was presented with multiple awards for his community service, including the prestigious Golden Heart Award which was presented to the one medical student each year.  He was also the Vice President of the Gold Humanism Honors Society.

Dr. Shafa’s interest in global health equality also earned him an invitation to the Clinton Global Initiative where he was on a team that developed a plan for managing endemic Malaria in Haiti following the devastating earthquake of 2010.  He has also traveled abroad to Honduras and Belize to provide direct patient care to patient’s in need with limited access to healthcare.

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