Areas of treatment:Complex Microvascular Reconstruction
Complex Wound Management
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Upper and Lower Extremity Salvage
Aesthetic Surgery, Including Body Contouring
- Plastic Surgery
- Department of Surgery
Joseph Carey, MD
- Keck Hospital of USC
- USC Healthcare Center 4
About this doctor:
Dr. Joseph N. Carey is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His specialty is microvascular surgery, including breast reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, extremity salvage, and hand surgery. Dr. Carey is certified by The American Board of Surgery. He is also a Member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and Plastic Surgery Research Council.
Dr. Carey is the Chief of Plastic Surgery and attending surgeon in the Burn Unit of the Los Angeles County Hospital. He directs the care of complex multisystem injuries, including critically injured adult and pediatric patients in the Burn Unit. He also directs the education of plastic surgery and general surgery residents, as the associate program director in plastic surgery.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Carey’s research interests include surgical education, breast reconstruction, and extremity salvage. He collaborates with colleagues from other disciplines as the Assistant Director of the USC Fresh Tissue dissection laboratory, where complex models of surgical simulation are used to educate surgeons of the next generation.
Dr. Carey’s education includes a general surgery residency at USC, and a plastic surgery residency at USC. He also completed a Microvascular surgery fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Carey received his medical degree from USC and his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. He also completed a master’s degree in Anatomy at USC.
Education:Doctor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2002
Internships:LAC/USC Medical Center, General Surgery, 2002-2007
Residencies:LAC/USC Medical Center, General Surgery, 2002-2007
LAC/USC Medical Center, Plastic Surgery, 2007-2010
Fellowships:Stanford University, Microvascular Surgery, 2010-2011
Certifications:American Board of Surgery, Surgery, 2008
Awards:Regan Fellowship for Cleft Lip and Palate Research, Davao, Philippines. Operation Smile, 2007
Best Teacher-Chief Resident Award University of Southern California Department of Surgery, 2007
Most Outstanding Teacher of Medical Students University of Southern California Department of Surgery, 2007
Outstanding Teaching by a House Officer University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2006
Outstanding Teaching by a House Officer University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2005
Medical Student Research Award, 2002
Dean's Scholar for academic excellence in the Junior/Senior, 2002
Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Member, 2001