eowall Chattar-Cora, MD is a Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Dee, as many of his patients call him, dreamed of becoming a doctor from age four. In college, his love for interdisciplinary learning and a drive to understand the human experience spured him to major in liberal arts studies at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Dr. Dee not only gained a solid foundation in the sciences, but he also studied history, psychology, art, literature, among others. This breadth of study continues to serve him well in understanding all types of persons, experiences and needs. Dr. Dee completed his medical education at the prestigious New York University School of Medicine, where he honed his skills in the sciences and nurtured his desire to understand and help people. But he also realized the importance of research, of uncovering and learning better ways to heal. He spent a year after medical school conducting research and publishing new findings in several medical journals. It was during his research year that Dr. Dee realized he wanted to specialize in plastic surgery. To prepare for this complex field, he completed a five-year general surgery residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. While there, he was on two occasions elected as educator of the year. He next returned to his roots, to the hospital where he was born: the Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, where he spent a year doing a burn surgery fellowship. He learned a lot about treating badly burned patients and performing complex operations. But the height of Dr. Dee's training was his subsequent three years of plastic and reconstructive surgery residency, at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in San Antonio. He excelled in the many technical facets of plastic and reconstructive surgery. But more importantly, he perfected his skills in always putting his patients first. Dr. Dee also continued to believe in the value of research, as a way of advancing the field and helping patients. He published several articles on cosmetic and plastic surgery. One of his studies was cited as the best clinical research at the annual meeting of the Texas Society of plastic surgery. His training program also bestowed on him the Jaime Garza award for clinical and research excellence. And a diehard believer in excellent training, like an orchestra which never takes practicing their craft lightly, Dr. Dee completed an additional year of training in hand surgery to further refine his skills. After his vast training, Dr. Dee joined the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio medical school, as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. During his more than five and half years with the medical center, he held dual appointments with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He was chosen by the plastic surgery residents as the educator of the year. Dr. Dee has also made several humanitarian trips to Africa over the years, where he performed many complex and life-saving plastic and reconstructive surgeries on those who would otherwise had no access to his expertise or be able to afford such operations. Dr. Dee is a member of the American society of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, and a candidate for membership with the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgical organization recognized by the American board of Medical Specialists.
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The reason for my training so thoroughly and my vast experience is for one goal only: to provide the best and most pleasing results for my patients. Every patient is unique, and my deep repertoire of knowledge helps me to customize their surgery and care. I have always looked forward to personally welcoming each and everyone to my practice — not as a patient, but as person. Each person that comes to Elite Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is a unique, wonderful, respectable individual. So let me start here by saying —
Welcome. Bienvenidos. And as the French would say, Bienvenue!
Dr. Chattar-Cora's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Board certified in Plastic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Chattar-Cora's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Congenital Anomalies of Breast
De Quervain's Disease
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Localized Fat Deposits
Low Back Pain
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Breast Surgical Procedure
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Femur or Knee
Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
Excision of Tibia or Fibula
Fat Grafting to the Body
Fat Grafting to the Buttock
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Head and Neck Surgery
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Lip, Excision or Resection
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
Skin and Tissue Reduction
Trigger Finger Release
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
New York University
Medical School | Graduated 1996
Morristown Mem Hosp UMDNJ
Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
Morristown Mem Hosp UMDNJ
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
University Texas Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
Jacobi Med Ctr-Albert Einstein Coll Med
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
The Hand Center Of San Antonio
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Chattar-Cora has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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