As a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Ronald Levine is world renowned for providing his patients with a superior level of care and the ability to deliver stunning results. In addition to being a fully certified plastic surgeon, he also possesses an MDCM (Medicinae Doctor et Chirurgiae Magister), a rare degree that stands for “doctor of medicine and master of surgery”.
Dr. Levine has been practicing since 1984. During this time, he has become one of the most distinguished plastic surgeons in Canada and his mastery of surgical technique is recognized by his peers. Dr. Levine has published a plethora of research papers on a variety of topics in cosmetic plastic surgery that have been published in international peer-reviewed medical journals.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Levine currently serves in two esteemed roles at the University of Toronto:
- Full Professor in the Department of Surgery
- Director of Post-Graduate Surgery, in which he oversees all of the surgical disciplines
Because of his roles at the university, many prominent plastic surgeons practicing in Toronto are Dr. Levine’s students. In fact, several advanced cosmetic surgical techniques that his students perform, such as bloodless breast augmentation and dimensional breast augmentation, were, in fact, taught to them by Dr. Levine!
Dr. Levine received his medical degree from McGill University. He completed his training in plastic surgery at the University of Toronto and completed further training at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he completed his fellowship.
Master of Surgery
Dr. Levine possesses an MDCM (Medicinae Doctor et Chirurgiae Magister), a rare degree that stands for “doctor of medicine and master of surgery”. He is the only plastic surgeon in Toronto to have this degree. This ensures that you are having your surgery performed by a highly qualified and extensively educated surgeon.
Full Professor at the University of Toronto
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Levine also serves as a Full Professor in the Department of Surgery and Director of Post-Graduate Surgery at the University of Toronto, world renowned in the field of medicine. He has taught hundreds of aspiring surgeons, as well as oversees all of the surgical disciplines at the university. In fact, many prominent plastic surgeons in Toronto were once his students.
Conducts research to prove the safety and effectiveness of his techniques
Dr. Levine has published a plethora of research papers on a variety of topics in cosmetic plastic surgery, including breast augmentation, liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and breast reduction. Many of his papers have been published in international, peer-reviewed medical journals. As such, Dr. Levine is one of Canada’s most prominent plastic surgeons.
Unlike most surgeons, Dr. Levine continues to conduct research on various plastic surgery topics to further determine the safest and most effective techniques. He does this because he wants to ensure the highest quality of care for his patients. To complement his research, he also attends national and international meetings and symposiums. He also presents at these events on a regular basis.
Dr. Levine has a hospital affiliation with St. Joseph’s Health Centre (where he was once Chief of Plastic Surgery).
While you may choose to have your surgery performed at a hospital, Dr. Levine believes that his private, fully accredited and state-of-the-art surgical facility is a better choice. This is because you’ll receive more personalized attention in a less hectic environment. In addition, you’ll have a dedicated medical team who has worked with Dr. Levine for years. Because of how long the anesthesiologist and nurses have worked with Dr. Levine, your surgical experience will be smoother. In fact, it is very rare for his patients to have ever experienced nausea or vomiting after their surgery!
Award winning surgeon, professor and researcher
Dr. Levine has been presented with a number of honours and awards, including the following:
- PAIRO Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award (1996)
- Arnie Freiberg Teaching Excellence Award, Division of Plastic Surgery (1996)
- Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Educational Foundation Award, Society’s annual meeting (1998)
- Bruce Tovey Award. For Excellence in Post Graduate Teaching, Department of Surgery. University of Toronto (2007)
- Charles Mickle Fellowship Award. Outstanding teaching in surgical education, University of Toronto (2013)
- Sustained Excellence in Community-Based Teaching Award, University of Toronto (2014)
Dr. Levine has been practicing since 1984, making him one of the most experienced board certified plastic surgeons in the city and province. This means that he has over 30 years of performing a wide range of basic to highly complex surgical procedures, for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. However, he focuses on body contouring surgery, such as breast augmentation, tummy tucks and liposuction. Dr. Levine has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his extensive experience dealing with all types of patients and aesthetic concerns. This allows him to better assess your cosmetic issues, customizing a surgical plan based on proven techniques that will best achieve your aesthetic goals.