Charles Galanis, M.D., is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is double board-certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery and in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.Dr. Charles Galanis, a native of Milwaukee, completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin where he served as class president and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, a distinction only granted to the top 15% of medical school graduates. Upon completing medical school, Dr. Charles Galanis matched to and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital – which was ranked the #1 hospital in the nation by US News and World Report for a record 21 years in a row. While a surgical resident, he was awarded a research grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct two years of clinical research at New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – the #1 ranked cancer center in the U.S. While at Johns Hopkins, he was also awarded Resident Teacher of the Year award as Chief Resident. After completing his general surgery training, Dr. Charles Galanis pursued his interests and matched UCLA’s highly competitive plastic and reconstructive surgery program. With diverse training throughout the Los Angeles area including private cosmetic practices in Beverly Hills, high volume county hospitals, and the US News and World Report #3 ranked UCLA Medical Center, the plastic surgery training program at UCLA is widely considered one of the finest training platforms in the country. Dr. Charles Galanis stayed on for an additional year at UCLA as a Microsurgery Fellow and Clinical Instructor, where he performed complex reconstruction with a high focus on breast and head and neck surgery. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has had his research presented at medical conferences.