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Driving Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Dr. Asif Pirani has dedicated his career to helping patients achieve the best cosmetic results while maintaining the highest standards of safety, comfort, and discretion. Board certified by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Pirani teaches at Canadian and American universities and serves as an expert reviewer for The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s official scientific journal. He is frequently called upon by media outlets and news agencies for his opinion as an expert plastic surgeon.


A Record of Distinction

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 university’s top graduating physicians.

Dr. Pirani completed his plastic and cosmetic surgery training 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, earning 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, widely regarded as the pre-eminent destination for cosmetic plastic surgery in Canada.

With this invitation, Dr. Pirani established The Toronto Plastic Surgery Center, envisioning a full-service clinic dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality in cosmetic plastic surgery services.

  • Medical Training
    • B.Sc. (High Distinction) – University of Toronto
    • M.D. (with Honours) – University of Toronto
    • FRCS(C) – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – University of British Columbia
    • Hand & Microsurgery Fellowship – New York University
    • Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship – 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 Foresters 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
  • Publications

    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.

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