Dr. Ritu Chopra

Plastic Surgery | M.D., M.S. Beverly Hills, CA
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Specialty Procedures

  • Body
  • Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Face

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Dr. Ritu Chopra is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with a passion for surgery and his patients. For over a decade Dr. Chopra had been the go-to plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Rancho Mirage. He is a member of the prestigious plastic surgery organizations ASPS, ASAPS, and the LA surgical Society. He is regularly recognized as a Top Doctor through castle Connoly, vitals, health grades, real self, and new beauty. He also serves as a plastic surgery correspondent for the hit TV show the Doctors for several years. Additionally, he serves as one the directors of the USC Keck Aesthetic surgery fellowship, training up and coming plastic surgeons.


Dr. Chopra has focused a considerable amount of attention to breast reconstruction in his practice. He has a very personal connection to the disease process through several members of his own family. Dr Chopra focuses on the most cutting edge reconstructions becoming an expert in the pre-pectoral model as well as direct to implant model.

Partnering up with Dr. Krist Funk of Pink Lotus has really been a plus for all parties involved. Patients are able to get all their breast care at one center. We provide concierge medicine with the most up to date diagnostics and surgical approaches to breast disease.

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Chopra received his undergraduate education at the University of California at Irvine. After graduating with an Engineering degree Dr. Chopra followed his heart and focused his attention on medicine. He received a Master in Medical Sciences followed by his Medical Degree from the prestigious Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Chopra received many accolades during his Medical School career including the Alpha Omega Alpha award given to the top 10% of medical students followed by the award for top surgical student in 1999.

After graduating Cum laude from Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Chopra returned home to Los Angeles to complete a six-year general surgery residency at the world famous Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. Again Dr. Chopra excelled and was named Chief administrative Resident for the 2005-2006 academic year followed by being named the most outstanding resident of 2006. Additionally, Dr. Chopra authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed publications in all aspects of surgery from minimally invasive surgery to stem cell research.

Combining the methodical aspects of his engineering education with his intensive training in general surgery, Dr. Chopra decided to pursue additional expertise in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chopra was accepted into one of the oldest and acclaimed programs in the country at the Albert Einstein School of medicine in New York. This plastic surgery fellowship provided Dr. Chopra with extensive experience in complex aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the entire body. During his time in NYC, Dr. Chopra has learned from the most preeminent surgeons in the country teaching the most advanced and cutting edge approaches to plastic surgery.

Due to his immense training and experience, Dr. Chopra is widely accepted as an expert in body procedures from the breast, abdomen, buttocks, and body contouring. He strives to make each and every person's surgical goal come true and is always a patient advocate

During his free time, Dr. Chopra enjoys surfing, golfing working out and being with his family.

Dr. Chopra’s Curriculum Vitae
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Education & Training:

Montefiore Medical Center Plastic Surgery Department, New York, NY
Plastic Surgery Residency

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Los Angeles, CA
General Surgery Residency

University Of California, Los Angeles Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Emergency Medicine Residency

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Los Angeles, CA
Research Lab

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Los Angeles, CA
General Surgery Internship

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Doctor of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Masters in Medical Sciences

University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Honors:

Chosen as one of 3 surgeons in Allergan Supplement for before and after pictures of patients with Cohesive Inspira Implants

Real Self, Vitals, Castle Connoly top Doctor

Administrative Chief Resident General Surgery Cedars Sinai

Leo G. Rigler Award for most Outstanding resident 2006

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Recipient of the 1998 American Academy of Surgeons Award

Graduated Cum laude Boston University School Of Medicine

Research grant: Gore pharmaceuticals for education in laparoscopic hernia techniques.

The Deans List University of California at Irvine

Professional Societies:

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

American Society of Plastic Surgery

Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons

American College of Surgeons – Candidate Member

American Medical Association

Alpha Omega Alpha Society

Publications:

Chopra R, McVay C, Phillips E. H., Khalili T., Laparoscopic Lysis of Adhesions. Am Surg 2003;69:852-855

Chopra R, McVay, Nutritional Requirements, Nutrition 2003; 19:85-87

Soukiasian HJ, Czer LSC, Nishi GK, McVay C, Chopra RR, Fontana GP and Trento A. Aortic Valve Replacement In Patients With Aortic Stenosis And Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction: A Suitable Alternative To Transplantation. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery; 44 Suppl 1to No.5:49, 2003

Soukiasian HJ, Czer LSC, Nishi GK, McVay C, Chopra RR, Fontana GP and Trento A. Inhibition of Graft Coronary
Arteriosclerosis After Heart Transplantation. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery; 44 Suppl 1 to No.5:49, 2003

Lyass S, Chopra R, Fujita F, Otsuka K, Lublin M, Lahman B, Phillips E.H.,. Khalili T., Radiological Studies after Laparoscopic ROUX-EN-Y Gastric Bypass: Routine or Selective? Arch Surgery (in press)

Major K, Chopra R, Nishi G, McVay C, Shabot M, Wilson, M. Incidence of Thromboembolism in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Am Surg. 2003;69:857-86

Avital I and Chopra R Amyand Hernia CPC-New England Journal Of Medicine (submitted)

Chopra R and Kulber D Current Concepts in Breast Cancer and Radiation: What the Plastic Surgeon needs to know. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (submitted)

Presentations:

The Aesthetic Show 2012-Present
Plastic Surgery Moderator with Dr. Andrew Ordon MD

Cold Ischemic Injury And Donor-Recipient Mhc Disparity Significantly Increase Post- Transplant Cardiac Graft Coronary Arteriosclerosis.
Soukiasian HJ, Wong AV, Czer LSC, Lefor AT, Nishi GK, Chopra R, Fontana GP, Demetriou AA, Trento A.
American College of Surgeons, Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum, 90th Annual Clinical Congress New Orleans, LA. October 14, 2004.

Elevated Intra-Abdominal Pressure Doe Not Effect Small Bowel Perfusion in the Animal Model Of Mesenteric Ischemia.
Lyass S, Chopra R, Fujita F, Otsuka K, Lublin M, Lahman B, Phillips E.H., Khalili T., Annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Denver CO, 2004

Radiological Studies after Laparoscopic ROUX-EN-Y Gastric Bypass: Routine or Selective?
Lyass S, Chopra R, Fujita F, Otsuka K, Lublin M, Lahman B, Phillips E.H., Khalili T., 15th Annual Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Conference, SantaBarbara, CA 2004

Robotic Assisted Roux en Y Gastric Bypass.
Chopra R, Lahmann B, Khalili T., Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Las Vegas, NV 2004

Laprascopic Lysis of Adhesions
Chopra R, McVay C, Phillips E.H., Khalili T. 14th Annual Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Conference, Santa-Barbara, CA, 2003

Splenic Arteriovenous Fistula in a Liver transplant patient
McVay C, Chopra R, Nissen N. Poster presentation Southwestern Surgical Congress Tuscon AZ, 2003

Isolated Chyloretroperitoneum from Blunt Abdominal Trauma
Chopra R, Nishi K, Mcvay C, Khalili T, Poster presentation South Wester Surgical Congress Tuscon AZ, 2003

The Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism and DVT Surveillance In The SICU
Major K, Chopra R, Nishi G, McVay C, Shabot M, Wilson, M. 14th Annual Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Conference, Santa-Barbara, CA, 2003

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