Meet Dr. Asif Pirani
Toronto cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Asif Pirani, is widely regarded as an expert plastic surgeon known for being technically gifted and meticulous by nature. He prides himself on using proven modern techniques to enhance the beauty and confidence of his patients. His warm and comforting demeanour reflects his sensitivity to the needs of his patients. Dr. Pirani is an expert reviewer for The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal, the official scientific journal for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is frequently called upon by media outlets, news agencies, and magazines for his opinion as an expert plastic surgeon.
Dr. Pirani is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. He is actively involved in teaching and has taught plastic surgery trainees in multiple universities here in Canada and in the U.S. Most recently, Dr. Pirani has taught at the University of Toronto and New York University.
Dr. Pirani is a Toronto native and completed his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Toronto. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, Dr. Pirani maintained a perfect cumulative GPA of 4.0. At the University of Toronto Medical School, Dr. Pirani earned the Alpha Omega Alpha Award as one of the top graduating physicians from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Pirani completed his plastic and cosmetic surgery training in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, one of the top plastic surgery training programs in Canada. During his time in Vancouver, Dr. Pirani became known as a very talented, attentive and caring surgeon. Accordingly, he served as the Chief Plastic Surgery Resident for the University of British Columbia.
At the end of his training in Vancouver, Dr. Pirani was offered a highly prestigious and competitive Fellowship position to work in Manhattan, New York at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at NYU. During this time, Dr. Pirani worked with some of the world’s best plastic and cosmetic surgeons. Dr. Pirani earned the respect of his New York surgical colleagues as an expert in his field.
After completing the University of Toronto Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, Dr. Pirani was invited to join 199 Avenue Road in Toronto, which is widely regarded as the pre-eminent destination for cosmetic plastic surgery in Canada.
With this invitation, Dr. Pirani established The Toronto Plastic Surgery Center. The Toronto Plastic Surgery Center is located at 199 Avenue Road, an accredited private surgical facility in Downtown Toronto’s Yorkville area. Dr. Pirani’s vision was to create a full-service Center dedicated to providing his patients with the highest quality in cosmetic plastic surgery services.
The Toronto Plastic Surgery Center and Dr. Pirani are dedicated to maintaining the highest of standards in patient safety, comfort, and discretion. Dr. Pirani will focus on helping you achieve the best cosmetic results possible while adhering to a strong sense of honesty and integrity. If you are wondering about whether cosmetic plastic surgery procedures can help improve your appearance and confidence, call us to book an appointment with Dr. Pirani.
- B.Sc. (High Distinction) – University of Toronto
- M.D. (with Honours) – University of Toronto
- FRCS(C) – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at The University of British Columbia
- Hand & Microsurgery Fellowship – New York University
- Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship – The University of Toronto
Honours & Awards
- Expert Reviewer for The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- Faculty of Medicine Research Scholarship (University of Toronto)
- University of Toronto Scholar Award
- Dean’s List Scholar (University of Toronto)
- Victoria College’s Bader Award (University of Toronto)
- Canadian Hypertension Society Studentship
- Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program Undergraduate Research Award
- International Order of Forester’s Scholarship
- EIP Residents of Canada Scholarship
- Ontario Science Olympiad Gold Medal for Experimental Design
Invited Teaching Engagements & Presentations
- Mastering Rhinoplasty Surgery (Nov. 2012) – University of Toronto
- Mastering Botox & Fillers (Oct. 2012) – University of Toronto
- Carpal Instability (Apr. 2012) – New York University
- A Case of Entrapment (Dec. 2011) – Sunderland Society Meeting 2011
- Compression Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity (Sep. 2011) – New York University
- Techniques in Facelift Surgery (June 2011) – University of British Columbia
- The Educational Value of Chief Resident Cosmetic Clinics (May 2011) – International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Meeting
- Breast Augmentation Review (Jan. 2011) – University of British Columbia
- Lasers, Peels, and Fillers (Dec. 2010) – University of British Columbia
- CanMEDS, Ethics, and Consent in Canada (Sep. 2009) – University of British Columbia
- Breast Cancer & Therapeutic Options (Sep. 2009) – University of British Columbia
- Techniques in Abdominoplasty Surgery (Dec. 2008) – University of British Columbia
- A Review of Liposuction Procedures (Nov. 2008) – University of British Columbia
Choi J, Chiang A, Gros R, Pirani A , Husain M: A Calmodulin binding site on cyclin-E mediates Ca2+-sensitive G1/S transitions in vascular smooth muscle cells. Circ Res. 2006; 98(10):1273-81.
Mungrue IN, Gros R, You X, Pirani A, Azad A, Csont T, Schulz R, Butany J, Stewart DJ & Husain M: Cardiomyocyte over-expression of iNOS in mice results in peroxynitrite generation, heart block and sudden death. J. Clin. Invest. 2002; 109: 735-743.
Pirani A, Brown E: The Educational Value of Chief Resident Cosmetic Clinics. Presented at IPRAS Vancouver 2011.
Pirani A, Sharma N, Brown E: The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in Canadian plastic surgeons. Can J Plast Surg 2010 18(2).
Choi J, Pirani A, Gros R, Husain M: Calmodulin and p27kip1 play a role in mediating calcium-sensitivity of vascular smooth muscle cell cycle progression. Cardiovasc Pathol 2004.
Choi J, Pirani A, Gros R, Shiff D, Husain M: CyclinE/Cdk2 mediates Ca2+-sensitive G1/S transitions in vascular smooth muscle cells. Cardiovasc Pathol 2004.
Momen A, Ravi B, Gros R, Kabir MG, Pirani A, Conklin B, Husain M: Conditional over-expression of a specifically designed Gi-coupled receptor in arterial smooth muscle cells of transgenic mice. Cardiovasc Pathol 2004.
Kabir MG, Chan T, Pirani A, Sadi AM, Mungrue IN, Gros R, Husain M; The superoxide scavenger Tempol reduces myocardial infarct size and mortality in mice. FASEB J. 2003 17(5) A881.