About Dr. Pritchard

Cosmetic surgery is a continuous, rapidly evolving specialty which is unique among the professions of surgery in that its successful representatives must possess extensive professional training, specialized experience, inherent skills and ingenuity. Dr. Sandy Pritchard integrates these resources with a personal commitment to his patients and has earned a reputation as a perfectionist in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Sandy Pritchard, an internationally recognized expert in aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery is highly respected by his fellow surgeons and is sought after by people all around the world. Referrals from former patients and respected medical peers are a testament to his talent as an aesthetic surgeon and his dedication to enhancing the quality of his patients’ lives.

Dr. Pritchard graduated magna cum laude from the University of Western Ontario Medical School, attained Clinical Fellowship at the University of Toronto in plastic surgery, and is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada). His credentials also include membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Sandy James Pritchard, M.D., F.R.C.S. (C)
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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.

CSAPS

Presidential Medal

  • Executive Board member of Canadian Society for Aesthetic plastic Surgery 2009-2015
  • President of Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery CSAPS 2013-2014
  • Surgical and scientific program director of CSAPS annual meeting 2014
  • Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc., 1989 to present
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), 1982 to present
  • Certified Specialist, Plastic Surgery, 1982 to present
  • Member of the American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery,
    known now as American Society of Aesthetic plastic Surgery, 1986 to present
  • Member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1983 to present
  • Member of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1985 to present
  • M.D. Medical Doctor Licence, Active, State of Florida, 1997 to present
  • Member of the Ontario Medical Association, 1982 to present
  • The Hospital for Sick Children, 1981
  • Licentiate of The Medical Council of Canada, 1978 to present
  • Foreign Licensing Examination, New York State, 1981 to present
  • Member of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1978 to present
  • Member of the Alpha Omega Honour Medical Society, 1976 to present
  • Invited speaker and panel member for the “Cutting Edge 2015” 35th Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, New York City
  • Invited speaker and panel member for the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2014
  • “Clonidine in the Management of Blood Pressure during a Rhytidectomy” – Aesthetic Surgical Journal 1998
  • “Complications of Liposuction: Prevention & Treatment”
    University of Toronto, Annual Aesthetic Symposium, February 1993
  • “Experience with the Axillary Approach Breast Augmentation”
    Annual Aesthetic Symposium, Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, May 1986
  • “Liposuction: State of the Art”
    Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, Toronto, Sept. 1985
  • “Fat Metabolism and its Relationship to Liposuction”
    Annual Aesthetic Symposium, Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, May 1985
  • “Problems in Breast Reconstruction”
    International Alpine Surgical Society, Courcheval, France, March 1985
  • Certificate of Completion of Practical use of the Ultra Pulse CO2 Laser for Facial  Rejuvenation, 1995
  • University of Toronto Annual Plastic Surgery Research:
    “The Role of Fasciotomy and Skin Grafts in Dupuytren’s Disease”, 1982
  • American Board of Medical Specialists Licence: Plastic Surgery Part 1 , 1982
  • M.D. Magna Cum Laude, 1977, University of Western Ontario
  • Horner Medal in Ophthalmology, 1977, University of Western Ontario
  • New York State Medical Licence to practice medicine: successful Foriegn Licence examination completion, 1977
  • Member: Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society 1976 to present
  • Admission to Medical School after one year of University Education, 1973
  • Certified Plastic Surgeon
    November 1982, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada)
  • Clinical Fellowship
    July 1982, University of Toronto
  • Plastic Surgery Residency
    July 1980 – June 1982 with proficiency in pediatric, maxillofacial, hand, breast, cosmetic, general reconstruction and burns; including experience in craniofacial and microsurgery
  • Annual Microsurgery Training Program
    1980 – 1981, University of Toronto under Dr. R.T. Manktelow
  • General Surgery Residency
    June 1977 – 1980, University of Toronto, Gallie Program
    With attention to otolaryngology, orthopedics, general surgery and neurosurgery
  • Medical School
    1973-1977, University of Western Ontario Graduate M.D. Magna Cum Laude with Honours Standing each year
  • Undergraduate Training 1972 – 1973, University of Western Ontario in chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and Latin

Television

  • Global TV, The Bynon Show, “Cosmetic Surgery”, 1998
  • CFTO TV, The Dini Petty Show, “Cosmetic Surgery”, 1997
  • CFTO TV, The Dini Petty Show, “Cosmetic Surgery of the Stars”, 1994
  • Rogers Community 10, Health Line, “Plastic Surgery & Healthy Living”, 1994
  • Rogers Community 10, Health Line, “Cosmetic Surgery”, 1994
  • CFTO TV, The Dini Petty Show, “Cosmetic Surgery”, 1994
  • Rogers Community 10, Health Line, “Cosmetic Surgery”, 1993
  • CFTO TV, The Dini Petty Show, “Cosmetic Surgery”, 1988
  • CityTV, CityLine, “Cosmetic Surgery”, 1987
  • The Life Channel, “Cosmetic Surgery”, 1986
  • CityTV, CityLine, “Cosmetic Surgery”, July, 1986
  • CityTV, CityLine, “Cosmetic Surgery”, March, 1986
  • CBC, Marketplace, “Cosmetic Surgery”, 1986
  • CityTV, CityLine, “Cosmetic Surgery”, 1985

Print

  • Toronto Fashion (“The Best of” Issue), June 2003
    “Fix Me Up”
    Written by Karine Ewart, comments by Dr. Sandy James Pritchard
  • Toronto Life, July 2001
    “Smooth Operators”
    Written by Rachel Rafelman, comments by Dr. Sandy James Pritchard
  • Flare, November 2000
    “Skin Tight: You Start Ageing the Day You Are Born”
    Written by Diane Peters, comments on Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery by Dr. Sandy James Pritchard
  • Canadian Business, August 7, 2000
    Good Help These Days
    Written by Kevin Libin, based on an interview with Dr. Sandy James Pritchard
  • The Toronto Star, July 23, 2000
    “Super Wealth: The Hundred Richest People in Canada”
    Written by Kevin Libin, based on an interview with Dr. Sandy James Pritchard
  • Aesthetic Surgery Journal, March/April 1998
    Scientific Forum: “Clonidine in the Management of Blood Pressure During Rhytidectomy”
    Written by Dr. Sandy James Pritchard
  • Canadian Living, August 1996
    Better Liposuction: “The Incision Decision”
    Written by Lesley Barsky; comments by Dr. Sandy James Pritchard
  • Chatelaine, March 1996
    “The Changing Face of Cosmetic Surgery”
    Written by Janice Biehn; comments by Dr. Sandy James Pritchard
  • Salon, April/May 1995
    “Golden Opportunities”
    Dr. Sandy James Pritchard mentioned
  • Chatelaine, January 1994
    Personal Experience Story: “I Had Breast Reconstructive Surgery”
    Written by Sheila Arnott; comments by Dr. Sandy James Pritchard
  • Toronto Life Fashion, March 1988
    Cosmetic Surgery: “The Big Fix: How Cosmetic Surgery is Changing the Face of Canada”
    Written by Kristen Jenkins; comments by Dr. Sandy James Pritchard
  • Images, April/May 1987
    Building a Better Breast: “What Nature Has Endowed, Money and Surgery can improve”
    Written by Barbara MacKay; comments by Dr. Sandy Pritchard
  • Private Practice
    Toronto, Ontario – 1982 to Present
  • Private Practice
    Miami, Florida – 1997
  • Assistant Director
    Toronto Institute of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. – November 1987 to 1997
  • Full-Time Staff Plastic Surgeon
    Toronto East General Hospital – 1983 to September 1988
  • Lecturer
    University of Toronto – 1982 to Present
  • Self-Funded Traveling Fellowship
    France, Switzerland, New York, Boston, Houston, California, Vancouver – Jan. 1983 to May 1983
  • Clinical Fellowship in Hand Surgery
    Toronto East General Hospital – July 1982 to December 1982
  • Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery
    St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto – January 1982 to June 1982
  • Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery
    Toronto East General Hospital – July 1981 to December 1981
  • Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery
    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto – January 1981 to June 1981
  • Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery
    Wellesley Hospital, Toronto – July 1980 to December 1980
  • Assistant Resident, Otolaryngology
    Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto – January 1980 to June 1980
  • Assistant Resident, General Surgery
    Wellesley Hospital, Toronto – July 1979 to December 1979
  • Assistant Resident, Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery
    Toronto General Hospital – January 1979 to June 1979
  • Assistant Resident, Orthopedics
    Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto – June 1978 to December 1978
  • Surgical Internship
    Toronto General Hospital – June 1977 to June 1978