Dr. Bautista was born in Manila, Philippines, and was raised in suburban New York City, where he eventually did his surgical training.He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics, magna cum laude, from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Dr. Bautista received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1986.He completed his residency in plastic surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Medical Center of Nassau County in New York under the instruction of Long Island Plastic Surgery, Inc., the largest group of plastic surgeons in the United States. This group of 12 surgeons provided to Dr. Bautista Extensive experience in aesthetic surgery, breast augmentation, body contouring and facial aesthetics.Dr. Bautista is Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Mary Washington Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has recently proven his dedication to maintaining his knowledge base in his chosen specialty by passing a re-certification examination given by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in April 2016. He joined the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in 1993 and has privileges at Mary Washington Hospital, and Stafford Hospital. He maintains proficiency in his specialty by maintaining active membership in, The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Harold Bautista recently volunteered his time at the Guadalupe Free Clinic in Colonial Beach. Read more here.