Aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery is a rapidly-evolving specialty that combines extensive training and skill, with great creativity and ingenuity. A true marriage of artistry, science – and humanity. Dr Sandy Pritchard, an internationally-recognized expert in aesthetic plastic surgery, is the embodiment of all this specialty aspires to be.
As an accomplished flutist, bassist, and pianist, Dr. Pritchard has always had the mind of a scientist and the soul of an artist. Admitted to the University of Western Ontario Medical School after just one year of university, he graduated cum laude at the young age of 23. In June 1977, he began his internship at Toronto General Hospital, with a focus on surgery and emergency medicine. During this period, Dr. Pritchard began to develop a particular interest in plastic surgery, occupying one of only four coveted spots in the University of Toronto Plastic Surgery Residency Program. It was here that Dr Pritchard, recognizing the life-changing potential of aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery, first developed his passion for this sub-specialty.
By the age of 28, Dr. Pritchard was already a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in Plastic Surgery. He continued as a Clinical Fellow at the Toronto East General Hospital, and in November 1982 became a full-time active staff Plastic Surgeon in the Department of Surgery’s Plastic Surgery division at the University of Toronto, as well as a full-time lecturer.
Dr. Pritchard began his private clinical practice nearly simultaneously, at the Rosedale Medical Centre. There, he focused on reconstructive, cosmetic and emergency plastic surgery, while continually teaching courses in aesthetic surgery, Within a few years, Dr. Pritchard had become a leading authority on cosmetic surgical procedures, appearing on television (CTV, CBC, Global and live cable networks), teaching at the University of Toronto and participating on international panels as an expert in facelift, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and liposuction procedures.
In late 1987, Dr. Pritchard relocated to Yorkville at 66 avenue Road in Toronto, where he continues to practice today; a certified Canadian Association For Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facility, (CAAASF) and the Ontario College of Physicians Out-of-Hospital Premises, facility with full aesthetic services including overnight stay. Over the years, he has earned a solid reputation as a highly-accomplished, innovator of surgical procedures, with patients coming from every corner of the globe. His natural modesty has precluded him from having to talk much about himself or his successes, and instead has relied on an abundance of referrals from very satisfied patients, to sustain his busy practice. Dr. Pritchard is known for his honest and caring nature, and his principled approach has, on many occasions, lead him to suggest that patients do not submit to a procedure which, in his opinion, would be unnecessary or potentially dangerous for them.
Dr Pritchard received his Clinical Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is also a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. His affiliations include active membership in the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Canadian Society for Plastic Surgery.