Quatela Center For Plastic Surgery | Rochester, NY
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Meet Dr. Vito Quatela

Dr. Vito Quatela | Rochester, NY
Dr. Vito C. Quatela is Board Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABO) and remains an acknowledged leader in the area of aesthetic facial surgery. Dr. Quatela has made it his duty to improve the lives of others by improving their self-confidence through aesthetically enhancing their appearance and features. This has prompted him to open and develop a practice that is comprehensive in its scope, extending beyond plastic surgery into areas of non-surgical treatments. This includes healthy skin care programs located at Q the Medical Spa as well as hair restoration at The Quatela Center for Hair Restoration, both of which are located at Lindsay House.Dr. Quatela has more than 25 years of experience with hair restoration, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and was the former president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He also serves as a Board Examiner yearly for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) examinations. Dr. Quatela has had numerous publications in medical journals and is noted as an educator with few equals, as seen by his numerous Professorships and Lectureships, given both nationally and internationally. Dr. Quatela is often interviewed by members of the journalistic press and has been a featured speaker in a variety of media ranging from the New York Times, W Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles times, to network news such as FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS.Dr. Quatela is a graduate of the University of Rochester and attained his medical degree at Northwestern University. Dr. Quatela has returned to the University of Rochester’s Otolaryngology Department, where he is presently serving as a Clinical Associate Professor and as a preceptor for the annual AAFPRS Fellowship in addition to his practice.

With his creation of the HUGS (Help Us Give Smiles) Foundation, Inc., Dr. Quatela has consistently demonstrated his kindness and consideration of others, particularly children. The HUGS Foundation supports yearly medical missions to aid children in countries such as Vietnam, Guatemala, and Ecuador. It is Dr. Quatela’s personal philosophy that “every human being has a fundamental right to the opportunity to grow and develop socially and intellectually without being ostracized or rejected due to physical abnormality.” It is this philosophy that has compelled him to head the team of experts comprised of individuals with different specialties to provide needed medical help to both children and young adults that were unfortunately born with defects that can be repaired with plastic surgery.

A man deeply dedicated to family and traditional values, Dr. Quatela presently lives with his wife and three children in Rochester, NY. With his available free time, Dr. Quatela enjoys fly fishing, wine collecting, and is an audiophile.


MEDICAL LICENSURE: NY (1981), VT (1981), IL (1982), LO (1985), OR (1986)


Professional Board Certification

 
Year

American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
12/1/91-Present

American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO)
1995-Present

Specialty: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
10/25/85-Present

 


Education

Institution
Field
Degree
Year
Honors

Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR
Facial Plastic Surgery
Fellowship
1986
AAFPRS Fellow

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Facial Plastic Surgery
Fellowship
1985 – 1986
AAFPRS Fellow

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Otolaryngology
Residency
1981-1985
 

Medical Center of Vermont, Burlington, VT
General Surgery
Residency
1979-1981
 

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Medical School
MD
1975-1979
 

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Biology
BA
1971-1975
Cum Laude

St. Thomas Aquinas, Rochester, NY
 
Regents Diploma
1971
Regents Scholar, National Merit Scholarship

 


National / International Academic and Professional Organizations

 
Year

American Medical Association
1986-Present

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Fellow)
1986-Present

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1986-Present

American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
1990-Present

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
1990-Present

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons
1993-Present

American Hair Loss Council
1993-Present

 


Local / State Academic and Professional Organizations

 
Year

Rochester Surgical Society
1990-Present

Rochester Implantology Study Group
1990-Present

Rochester Academy of Medicine
1986-Present

New York State Otolaryngology Society
1986-Present

Monroe County Medical Society
1986-Present

Rochester Otolaryngology Society
1986-Present

 


Honors and Awards

 
Year

AAFPRS (American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons) President, North America
2007-08

Health Care Achievement Awards Guest Speaker; Rochester, NY
2003

Who’s Who Best Doctors in North America
1998-Present

AAFPRS, University of Rochester, Education Award
1998

AAFPRS Dickinson Award for Excellence in Teaching
1995

 

 

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