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Dr. Ashlin Alexander is recognized as being one of the finest facial plastic surgeons practicing in Canada. He established himself as a plastic surgeon with the goal to provide top-quality surgical and non-surgical facial enhancements. His approach is different from many other plastic surgeons – every aspect of his practice is focused strictly upon the patient’s needs. He will never recommend a treatment that is not needed. He believes an educated patient will make good decisions, and he spends all the time needed to explain every aspect of a procedure, from preparation for treatment, through the surgery itself, and recovery.

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He offers surgical and non-surgical facial procedures, anti-aging treatments, and custom hair restoration. If you are considering a facial enhancement, you want to be confident that you are in the hands of an exceptionally talented plastic surgeon who achieves results that appear fresh and natural. Dr. Ashlin Alexander is a meticulous plastic surgeon with an eye for facial balance and harmony. He is recognized for his excellence in surgery, warm, kind demeanor, and his integrity and ethical practice.

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Education & Background

Dr. Alexander achieved an undergraduate degree in engineering, after which he attended medical school at Queen’s College. After achieving his medical degree, he advanced his education, accepted into the University of Toronto Head & Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) Program. Dr. Alexander stood out among other students, achieving the highest score in his exams for Facial Plastic Surgery, and achieved a prestigious award for his research from the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology. Further indicating the excellence of his precision approach to facial plastic surgery, he was elected as Chief Resident during his training at University of Toronto.

Fellowship Trained Plastic Surgeon

To further his professional skills, Dr. Alexander proceeded to gain professional skills with fellowship training under the acclaimed program at New York University in Manhattan. He had the opportunity to hone his skills in facelift and other facial surgeries, performing surgeries on various actors and models, mentored by some of the world’s most respected facial plastic surgeons.

The next step in his illustrious career was when he scored in the 97th percentile in his oral examinations for the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He then dedicated another year of fellowship training in New York City, after which he was chosen to join one of the world’s most acclaimed Sydney Head & Neck Cancer Institute in Australia, where he had the opportunity to perform complex facial reconstruction surgeries, further advancing his skills.

A Dedication to Excellence

He has dedicated his professional life to assisting people to achieve a more balanced, beautiful, and youthful facial appearance with delicately-performed surgeries, along with offering the latest developments in aesthetic technology. Few plastic surgeons practicing in Canada offer the extensive knowledge, credentials, and surgical skills offered by Dr. Alexander.

Certifications & Membership

Certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a current member of both the American and Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Alexander is one of the nation’s most respected facial plastic surgeons, with patients coming from across the country and abroad for a range of procedures. An active member of the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto, he is recognized as being among the most respected facial plastic surgeons in the country.

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Clinical Lecturer

  • University of Toronto, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Staff Surgeon, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
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Consulting Surgeon

  • Consultant Surgeon to MD Direct
  • Consultant Surgeon to Toronto Head & Neck Clinic
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Teacher & Course Director

  • Course Co-director, University of Toronto Cosmetic Injectables Course
  • Course Co-director, University of Toronto Soft Tissue Dissection Workshop
  • Invited Speaker, University of Toronto Skin Cancer and Facial Aesthetics Day
  • Faculty Instructor, Toronto Rhinoplasty Course
  • Medical Consultant, Merz Pharma

"It takes a tremendous amount of courage to decide to have a procedure on your face. I consider this to be a huge responsibility that I take very seriously. Whether in the clinic or the operating room, I am very focused on minute details, on making sure that my patients have exceptional and personalized results. I am always my own harshest critic, which drives me even harder towards excellence in all that I do. The best advice I got when I started medical school was:

Treat every patient like she is your own mother."

Curriculum Vitae

Education & Training

HEAD & NECK ONCOLOGY/MICROVASCULAR RECONSTRUCTION Jul 2012-Jul 2013

  • Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute

FACIAL PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Jul 2011- Jul 2012

  • New York University

OTOLARYNGOLOGY—HEAD & NECK SURGERY University of Toronto
2006-2011

  • Chief Resident

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE Queen’s University
2002-2006

  • Honours standing

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING Queen’s University
1998-2002

  • Mathematics & Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Graduated as a “Dean’s Scholar”

Honors & Awards

POLIQUIN NATIONAL RESIDENTS’ RESEARCH COMPETITION Canadian Society of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
May 2009

  • 1st prize for best research project across Canada

PERCY IRELAND DAY RESEARCH COMPETITION Dept. of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto
May 2009

  • 1st prize among all Resident and Fellow research projects

SHILEY E.O. PELAUSA AWARD Dept. of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto 
May 2009

  • Top 3rd-year Resident

NATIONAL IN-TRAINING EXAM Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
2008-09

  • Highest mark in Canada in “Head & Neck Surgery”, “Pediatrics” and “Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” among third-year Residents

CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARSHIP Queen’s University
1998-2002

  • 1 of 40 entrance awards granted across Canada, for overall achievement
  • First applicant in the history of the scholarship to receive a perfect score

Lectures and Publications

  • Ashlin J. Alexander, Anil R. Shah, Minas S. Constantinides.  “Alar Retraction: Etiology, Treatment and Prevention”.  JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery 2013 Apr; 25: 1-6.
  • Ashlin J. Alexander, John R. de Almeida, Mark G. Shrime, David P. Goldstein, Ralph W. Gilbert.  “A Novel Outpatient Approach to Lower Lip Reanimation Using Palmaris Longus Tendon Sling”.  Journal of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 2011; 40(6): 481-488.
  • Ali Sepehr, Ashlin J. Alexander, Nitin Chauhan, Andres Gantous.  “Detailed Analysis of Graft Techniques for Nasal Reconstruction Following Wegener Granulomatosis”.  Journal of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 2011; 40(6): 473-480.
  • Ashlin J. Alexander, Lee Bartel, Lendra Friesen, David Shipp, Joseph Chen.  “From Fragments to the Whole: A Comparison Between Cochlear Implant Users and Normal Hearing Listeners in Music Perception and Enjoyment”. Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2011; Feb 40 (1): 1-7.
  • Ashlin J. Alexander, Daniel S. Alam, Patrick J. Gullane, Benoît G. Lengelé, Peter A. Adamson.  “Arguing the Ethics of Facial Transplantation”.  Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 2010; 12(1): 60-63.
  • Lee J, Ashlin J. Alexander, Higgins KH.  “The Sunnybrook Experience: A Review of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in Otolaryngology.”  Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery 2008; 37(4): 547-551.
  • Ashlin J. Alexander, Glen Bandiera, Laurie Mazurik.  “A Multiphase Disaster Training Exercise for Emergency Medicine Residents: Opportunity Knocks”.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2005; 12(5); Career and Technical Education: 404-409.
  • Ashlin J. Alexander, Andre K.W. Tan, Gerald A. Evans, Janet Allen.“Infection Control for the Otolaryngologist in the Era of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome”.  Journal of Otolaryngology 2003; 32(5): 281-287.
  • Ashlin J. Alexander. “Health, Environment, Healthcare: Evaluating the Relationship between Global Health, Climate Change, and the Delivery of Medicine”.  Presented at the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Toronto; December 4, 2009; Toronto, Canada.
  • Ashlin J. Alexander, John R. de Almeida, Mark G. Shrime, David P. Goldstein, Ralph W. Gilbert.  “A Novel Outpatient Approach to Lower Lip Reanimation Using Palmaris Longus Tendon Sling”.  Presented at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting; October 2, 2009; San Diego, CA.
  • Ashlin J. Alexander.  “Facial Transplantation: Framing the Debate”.  Presented at the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Toronto; February 6, 2009; Toronto, Canada.
  • MW ten Hove, M Melanson, Ashlin J. Alexander.  “A Novel Method of Measuring Orbicularis Oculi Strength”.  Presented at the European Neuro-ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting;May 26, 2007; Istanbul, Turkey.

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