Dr. Peterson BSC, MD, FRSC, FACS

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    Kelowna Plastic Surgeon

    Dr. Brian D. Peterson attended the University of Saskatchewan and gained his Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy before graduating with Distinction as a Doctor of Medicine in 1984. A rotating internship at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster completed his basic medical training. From 1986 to 1991 Dr. Peterson completed his resident training in Plastic Surgery at the University of British Columbia. After successfully completed his specialty exams with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, he undertook additional advanced fellowship training in the United States focusing on aesthetic cosmetic surgery.

    Upon completion of his fellowship training in Breast and Aesthetic surgery in 1992, Dr. Peterson entered his specialty practice in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Kelowna. The primary focus of his practice is Aesthetic Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. He performs in the range of 500 cosmetic surgical procedures each year, and is considered to be an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery lecturing internationally. The Okanagan Health Surgical Centre was created by Dr. Peterson to allow him to provide an environment of excellence dedicated to cosmetic surgery. The Okanagan Health Surgical Centre is a state of the art surgical centre facility fully accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and is located in Kelowna, in the picturesque Okanagan Valley.

    Dr. Peterson is a member in good standing of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as holding memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Peterson is the Medical Director of the Okanagan Health Surgical Centre, and has full consulting and surgical privileges at Kelowna General Hospital.

    Dr. Brian D. Peterson's CV

    Department / School

    Surgery / University of British Columbia

    Faculty

    Medicine

    Present Rank

    • Associate Professor UBC (since 2001)
    • Fellowship Director UBC - Aesthetic/ Breast Surgery

    Post-Secondary Education

    University of Saskatchewan – B.Sc. (Anatomy), 09/76 - 04/79

    University of Saskatchewan – M.D. (Medicine), 09/79 - 04/84

    Residencies and Fellowship
    Chief Intern, Rotating InternshipRoyal Columbian Hospital, 06/84 - 06/85
    General Surgery ResidencyUniversity of British Columbia, 07/86 - 06/88
    Burn Surgery ResidencyUniversity of British Columbia, 07/88 - 06/89
    Plastic Surgery ResidencyUniversity of British Columbia, 07/89 - 06/91
    Travelling Fellowship in Breast Reconstruction & Aesthetic Surgery
    • Vancouver Plastic Surgery Center, Vancouver, BC, 01/92 - 02/92
    • Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, Nashville, TN, 02/92 - 03/92
    • University of Texas, Dallas, TX, 03/92 - 04/92
    • Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 04/92 - 05/92
    • Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Hospital, New York, NY, 05/92 - 06/92
    • Baker Gordon Institute, Miami, FL, 06/92 - 07/92
    Speciality Board Qualification/Certification
    Doctor of Medicine with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan, May,1984
    Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (L.M.C.C.), June, 1985
    Registration Number: 59273
    College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, June, 1985
    Registration Number: 10699
    F.L.E.X., Washington State, 1985
    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Principles of Surgery
    Examination: Pass
    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, November, 1994
    Certification in Plastic Surgery: #397569
    Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
    American Board of Plastic Surgery, November, 1994
    Registration Number: 4571
    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

    Registration Number: ACSA03040775

    Employment Record

    Director, Okanagan Health Surgical Centre, 07/96 - present
    Plastic Surgery Consultant, Summerland General Hospital, 09/92 - 09/96
    Chief Division of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Consultant, Kelowna General Hospital, 07/92 - 06/00
    Plastic Surgery Consultant, Kelowna General Hospital, 07/92 - present
    Clinical Instructor – Division of Plastic Surgery, 2001
    Fellowship Director – Aesthetic and Comprehensive Breast Surgery, 2012

    Associate Professor Plastic Surgery, 2013

    Tenure Grant

    Kelowna General Hospital, 2001

    Teaching

    Areas of special interest and accomplishments
    Breast Reconstruction
    Aesthetic Surgery

    Outcomes Analysis

    Postgraduate Teaching

    Scheduled Activities

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residents and Fellows

    Fellowship Director – Aesthetic Surgery and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, University of British Columbia – Kelowna campus

    Graduate Students Supervised

    Plastic Surgery Fellows and Residents

    Continuing Education Activities
    Kelowna General Hospital Grand Rounds, Kelowna, BC
    Indications for Replant Surgery and Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer
    Kelowna General Hospital Grand Rounds, Kelowna, BC
    TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction
    Kelowna General Hospital Grand Rounds, Kelowna, BC
    Advances in Aesthetic Surgery
    Regional Review Course, Kelowna, BC

    Difficult Health Issues in the 90’s: Premalignant and Malignant Skin Lesions

    Visiting Lecturer (indicate university/organization and dates)

    University of Toronto, Breast Meeting, April 2010

    Scholarly & Professional Activities

    Areas of Special Interest & Accomplishment
    Breast Reconstruction
    Aesthetic Surgery

    Outcomes Analysis

    Invited Presentations
    1987
    Annual Orthopedic Research Day, UBC, Vancouver, BC
    Guest Speaker: Surgical Options in Dupuytren’s Disease
    Advanced Life Support Conference, UBC, Vancouver, BC

    Clinical Instructor

    1990
    Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Quebec, QC

    Guest Speaker: Factors Affecting the Survival of Elderly Burn Victims

    1991
    45th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Toronto, ON

    Guest Speaker: Predictability of Outcome of Zone II Staged Flexor Tendon Reconstruction

    1993
    North West Conference on Breast Health Forum, Kamloops, BC

    Guest Speaker: Options in Breast Reconstruction

    1995
    13th Annual Meeting of the Lipoplasty Society of North America

    Faculty Member: Liposuction: What Works and What Doesn’t

    1996
    Plastic Surgery Resident’s Day, UBC, Vancouver, BC

    Guest Speaker: Tumescent Liposuction: Avoid Complications / Maximize Results

    1997
    Penticton Regional Hospital Conference
    Guest Speaker: Update on Plastic Surgery
    Summerland, BC

    Guest Speaker: Okanagan Breast Cancer Symposium

    1999
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    Panelist: Controversies in Breast Augmentation

    2000
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons

    Factors affecting the development of Striae in Breast augmentation

    2002
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons

    Use of Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction in Breast Reduction

    2006
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Hawaii, HI

    Obtaining consistent results in combined mastopexy / augmentation

    2007
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery CSPS, Banff, AB

    Ask the Experts: Combined Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy

    2010
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ASAPS, Las Vegas, NV
    Analysis and treatment of Congenital Breast deformities

    Augmentation / Mastopexy

    2011
    American / Brazilian Annual meeting, Park City, UT

    Obtaining Consistent Results in Combined Augmentation / Mastopexy

    2012
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ASAPS, Vancouver, BC
    Use of Fat grafting and Acellular Dermal Matrix in Aesthetic Breast Surgery
    Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery CSAPS, Quebec City, QC

    Use of Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction in combination with Breast Augmentation

    2013
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgery, Maui, HI
    Use of Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction in combination with Breast Augmentation
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery
    Expert Panel on Aesthetic Outcomes in Breast Surgery
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, NY

    Use of Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction in combination with Breast Augmentation

    2014
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgery, Sun Peaks, BC

    Applications and Techniques of Fat Grafting

    2015

    Mentor / J&J Resident Teaching Seminar – Aesthetic Breast Surgery

    2017
    Atlanta Breast Conference – Southeast Society of Plastic Surgery
    Balancing Asymmetries in Breast Augmentation
    Obtaining Consistent Results in Augmentation Mastopexy
    Secondary Surgery in Aesthetic Breast Surgery
    Toronto Breast Conference
    Balancing Asymmetries in Breast Augmentation
    Why I never lower the inframammary fold in Breast augmentation
    Why I ‘almost’ never use an Inferior pedicle in Breast Surgery
    Toronto Aesthetic Surgery Meeting
    Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty – The most difficult operation in Plastic Surgery
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery

    My personal approach to Mastopexy, and Augmentation Mastopexy

    Other Presentations
    1987
    Plastic Surgery Resident’s Day, UBC, Vancouver, BC

    Resident: Predictability of Outcome in Staged Tendon Reconstruction in Zone II

    1988
    Plastic Surgery Resident’s Day, UBC, Vancouver, BC

    Resident: Factors Affecting the Survival of Elderly Burn Victims

    1989
    Plastic Surgery Resident’s Day, UBC, Vancouver, BC

    Resident: Evaluation of the Treatment Modalities of Mandibular Fractures

    1990
    Plastic Surgery Resident’s Day, UBC, Vancouver, BC

    Resident: Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries, Indications for Treatment

    Conference Participation
    1987
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Victoria, BC
    Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Victoria, BC
    UBC Annual Orthopedic Research Day, Vancouver, BC

    UBC Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, BC

    1988
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC
    Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC
    American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

    UBC Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, BC

    1989
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Edmonton, AB
    Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Edmonton, AB
    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
    American Burn Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

    UBC Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, BC

    1990
    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Boston, MA
    American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Toronto, ON

    UBC Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, BC

    1991
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Whistler, BC
    Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Whistler, BC

    UBC Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, BC

    1992

    Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, Dallas, TX

    1993
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, St. John’s, NL
    Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery Annual Meeting, St. John’s, NL
    Agee Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery Course, Vancouver, BC

    UBC Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, BC

    1994
    Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Toronto, ON
    Highlights in Medicine, Saskatoon, SK

    UBC Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, BC

    1995
    Endoscopic Assisted Plastic Surgery, Dallas, TX
    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Montreal, QC
    Lipoplasty Society of North America, Montreal, QC
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, SK
    Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, SK

    UBC Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, BC

    1996
    Sante Fe Breast Symposium Conference, Sante Fe, CA
    Cutting Edge Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, NY
    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dallas, TX
    Dallas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium, Dallas, TX
    Cutaneous Resurfacing with the CO-2 Laser, Vancouver, BC

    UBC Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, BC

    1997
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, NY
    Lipoplasty Society of North America, San Francisco, CA
    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, CA

    UBC Plastic Surgery Meeting, Vancouver, BC

    1998
    Horizons in Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Body Contouring, San Diego, CA
    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA

    Breast Surgery in the 90’s Symposium, Sante Fe, CA

    1999

    American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dallas, TX

    2000

    Horizons in Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Body Contouring, San Diego, CA

    2009
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Hawaii, HI
    Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Montreal, QC
    Royal and Ancient Society of Plastic Surgeons, Sea Island, GA

    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, New York, NY

    2010
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Kaui, HI
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV
    Royal and Ancient Society of Plastic Surgeons, Monterey, CA

    Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Vancouver, BC

    2011
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Sun Valley, ID
    American Brazilian Meeting, Park City, UT
    Toronto Breast Conference, Toronto, ON

    Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Calgary, AB

    2012
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Oahu, HI
    Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Quebec City, QC

    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Vancouver, BC

    2013
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Maui, HI
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, NY
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery, Calgary, AB

    Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Vancouver, BC

    2014
    Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Sun Peaks, BC
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Francisco, CA
    Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Toronto, ON

    Cutting Edge Meeting, New York, NY

    2015
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Montreal, QC

    Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Montreal, QC

    2016
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas, NV
    Royal and Ancient Society of American Plastic Surgeons, San Jose, CA

    Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Vancouver, BC

    2017
    Atlanta Breast Conference – Southeast Society of Plastic Surgeons
    Toronto Breast Conference
    Toronto Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Conference
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, San Diego, CA
    Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery, Winnipeg, MB

    Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Toronto, ON

    Membership on Scholarly Societies

    British Columbia Medical Association
    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    Fellow of the Royal College of Surgery of Canada

    International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

    Consultant
    Plastic Surgery Consultant, Summerland General Hospital, 09/92 - 09/96
    Plastic Surgery Consultant, Kelowna General Hospital, 07/92 - present

    Plastic Surgery Consultant, Okanagan Health Surgery Center, 01/97 - present

    Other service to the community

    Team Physician, Kelowna Rockets, Junior A Hockey Club

    Awards and Distinctions

    Awards for Scholarship
    Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic ExcellenceUniversity of Saskatchewan
    Terry Fox Cancer Research Clerkship
    Professor’s Prize in Surgery for High Academic Aggregate and Clinical Excellence, University of Saskatchewan

    Physicians Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education,& American Medical Association

    Other Awards
    Best presentationCanadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2012

    Best presentationNorthwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2013

    Referred Publications

    ​Mahabir, Raman C.; Peterson, Brian D.; Scott Williamson, J Scott; Valnicek, Stan M.; Williamson, David G.; East, William E., Locally Administered Ketorolac and Bupivacaine for Control of Postoperative Pain in Breast Augmentation Patients: Part II. 10-Day Follow-Up, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 121(2):638-643, February 2008.

    Mahabir, Raman C.; Peterson, Brian D.; Scott Williamson, J; Valnicek, Stan M.; Williamson, David G.; East, William E., Locally Administered Ketorolac and Bupivacaine for Control of Postoperative Pain in Breast Augmentation Patients, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 114(7):1910-1916, December 2004.

    Mahabir, Raman C.; Peterson, Brian D., Two Cases of Striae Distensae after Submuscular Augmentation Mammaplasty, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 108(3):753-756, September 1, 2001.

    Books Authored

    Problems in Breast Surgery. A Repair Manual.

    Chapter 3 – Salvage of an Infected Augmentation With a Tissue Expander and Secondary Implants.
    Chapter 5 – Explantation, capsulectomy, and Conversion to a Submuscular Pocket
    Chapter 6 – Explantation, capsulectomy, Tissue Expansion and Delayed Implant Placement
    Chapter 7 – Explantation, Capsulectomy, and Conversion to Submuscular Pocket with Secondary Mastopexy

    Chapter 11 – Form Stable Implants in a Subglandular Pocket with Revision Mastopexy and Acellular Dermal Matrix

    Work Submitted

    Use of Ultrasound Assisted liposuction as a Balancing procedure in Simultaneous Breast Augmentation; Aesthetic Surgery Journal, July 2014.

    Work In Progress

    Resection Mastopexy with Simultaneous Breast Augmentation for consistent long lasting results – A 10 year study.

    Submitting to the Journal of Plastic Surgery 2014

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