Dr. Robert D. Foster MD Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Robert Foster is a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center and San Franciso Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. He is one of 7 doctors at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center and one of 6 at San Franciso Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Plastic Surgery.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Plastic Surgeon: General Plastic Surgery
Education & Medical Training
New York Medical College
Residency, General Surgery, 1990 - 1995
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Class of 1990
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certified in Plastic Surgery
CA State Medical License
Active through 2013
Publications & Presentations
Clinical Outcomes of Percutaneous Drainage of Breast Fluid Collections after Mastectomy with Expander-based Breast Reconstruction.
Tong, R. T.,Kohi, M.,Fidelman, N.,Kuo, Y. C.,Foster, R.,Peled, A.,Kolli, K. P.,Taylor, A. G.,Laberge, J. M.,Kerlan, R. K.
Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: A Systematic Review of Oncologic Outcomes and Postoperative Complications.
Piper, M.,Peled, A. W.,Foster, R. D.,Moore, D. H.,Esserman, L. J.
Increasing the time to expander-implant exchange after postmastectomy radiation therapy reduces expander-implant failure.
Peled, A. W., Foster, R. D., Esserman, L. J., Park, C. C., Hwang, E. S., Fowble, B.
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