Dr. Ryan Austin joined the team of surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Clinic in 2017, having already assisted Drs. Lista and Ahmad in countless operations at the clinic over the course of three years during his plastic and reconstructive surgery training. Thanks to his extensive knowledge and experience, Dr. Austin is recognized for the natural looking results he delivers across his various areas of specialty, including breast surgery, abdominoplasty, body contouring after weight loss, liposuction and fat transfer, and hand rejuvenation.
Dr. Austin received his B.Sc. from Queen's University and later attained his M.D. from the University of Toronto. He completed his residency training at the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto and finished his fellowship training at The Philadelphia Hand Center, one of the most prestigious and innovative orthopaedic practices in the United States.
As an active contributor to cosmetic surgery research, Dr. Austin has published several peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters and has presented his research to fellow plastic surgeons from around the world at conferences and scientific meetings across North America. He has co-written scientific papers and given presentations at national and international aesthetic surgery meetings on research he completed in conjunction with Drs. Lista and Ahmad at The Plastic Surgery Clinic. In 2015 he was selected as a Next Generation Editor with the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, an eminent role that he continues to hold today.
Throughout his career, Dr. Austin has been the recipient of dozens of awards, honours, and accolades. During his specialty training, he received the Dr. Hugh G. Thompson Humanitarian Award—awarded to the trainee who best emulates the philosophies of humanitarianism—in addition to the Best Clinical Paper Award for his research in 2016. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships, including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting Scholarship and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Scholarship.
Dr. Austin is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and holds memberships in a number of medical and scientific organizations, including resident memberships at the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.