Dr. Carlos I. Lasa, Jr. is the only Filipino plastic surgeon ever accepted for advanced fellowship training by the Foundation for Education in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, at the prestigious Institute of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. His mentor, Dr. John Lewis, was the founder and first president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. While in Atlanta, Dr. Lasa also had the opportunity to observe the cosmetic surgeries of world renowned plastic surgeons like Dr. Foad Nahai, Dr. John Bostwick, and Dr. Carl Harttrumpf, at the Emory University Hospital.
After completion of his fellowship training in Atlanta, Dr. Lasa proceeded to complete a second fellowship training program at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, under the tutelage of Dr. Bahman Guyuron, a distinguished plastic surgeon in the field of aesthetic surgery and craniomaxillofacial surgery and Department Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Mt. Sinai.
Dr. Lasa later worked as a surgical associate at the Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, where he was able to train under the leading plastic surgeons in the metropolitan tri-state areas of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Concurrently, Dr. Lasa was also chosen to organize and head the pioneering bone research program of the American Red Cross Tissue Services based at the Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences in Rockville, Maryland.
Dr. Lasa is Board Certified by the Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery which is the only specialty board for cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery recognized by the Philippine College of Surgeons.
Dr. Lasa has authored several research papers which have been published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, the most prestigious and widely read plastic surgery journal in the world. He has been invited as speaker in various international conferences and to enhance his expertise, he regularly attends various seminars worldwide, where new techniques in plastic and cosmetic surgery are introduced.
Dr. Lasa’s accomplishments have earned him citations from the prestigious international Marquis Who’s Who.
Dr. Lasa regularly volunteers his time and expertise to perform reconstructive surgery on children born with cleft lip and other deformities. He is a member of Physicians For Peace, a private volunteer organization that seeks world peace and international goodwill by providing quality medical care to those in need.
Dr. Lasa is affiliated with the following hospitals:
Manila Doctors Hospital, United Nations Ave., Manila
Capitol Medical Center, Quezon City
World Citi Medical Center, Aurora Blvd., Quezon City
Dr. Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital, Kamuning, Quezon City
While Dr. Lasa's surgical skills, aesthetic judgement, sense of beauty, and ability to visualize the end result sets him apart from other surgeons, it is his personalized care and foremost concern for patient safety and comfort that characterizes his basic approach to cosmetic surgery.