Bruce Chau, DO, FACOS

Dr. Chau feels strongly that patient education, individuality, honesty and careful surgical planning are the necessary components for successful outcomes of plastic surgery. It is important to take the time to educate the patients about their own unique anatomical and physiological differences between the patient’s own body make up and their desired result.

When this is explained many patients become more realistic about what can and cannot be changed by plastic surgery. Each person has a unique physical appearance and self image as well as a desired level of change. This desire for improvement is carefully listened to and evaluated prior to surgery.



Educational Background

1991 – 1992 – Aesthetic Surgery in Asian, fellowship Plastic Surgery Center of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii Director Robert S. Flowers MD

1989 – 1991 – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Plastic Surgery Institute and Mercy Hospital Medical Center West Des Moines, Iowa Mid-West Plastic Surgery Center Des Moines, Iowa

1988 – 1989 – Burn and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Burn Center, Westchester County Medical Center New York Medical College Valhalla, New York

1985 – 1988 – General Surgery Peninsula Hospital Center Queens, New York New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Westbury, New York

1984 – 1985 – General Rotating Internship Detroit Osteopathic Hospital Highland Park. Michigan Bi-County Hospital Warren, Michigan

1980 – 1984 – Western University (College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific) Pomona, California Degree D. O.

1976 – 1980 – University of Washington Seattle, Washington Degree B.S. in Chemistry


Certification & Memberships


Additional Affiliations

  • Clinical Faculty Member of Michigan State University
  • Program director for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
  • Past Chairman of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • Board of Examiners for the ACOS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Certification Examination
  • Vaser Hi Definition certification in Advanced Body Sculpting Applications
  • Clinical Preceptor to Arcadia University Program
  • Member in the Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Honorary Chairman Of the Physicians’ Advisory Board in 2003
  • Professor in the South American Vaser Liposuction Convention, 2007