`The CSPS is excited to highlight on of our new leaders supporting our Society – this month, we are pleased to shine the spotlight on:

Dr. Samuel Lance

Dr. Lance completed fellowship training in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and residency training in general surgery and plastic surgery at UC Davis School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is a member of several professional medical organizations, including the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association.

Dr. Lance also participates in medical mission organizations that bring surgical education to areas of South and Central America via telemedicine conferences. He is member of the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a program that provides craniofacial surgical care to children from across the globe through charity services provided by Rady Children’s Hospital. It is always amazing to see the wonderful work our CSPS members do to “give back” to very deserving patients by performing procedures that are often-times life-changing.

Following are some fun facts about Dr. Lance:

If I had to start my career over I would: I would still want to be a plastic surgeon.

Dr. Samuel Lance (left)  with colleagues

My favorite procedure to perform is: repairing cleft lip

An operation I no longer perform is: hand surgery.

The best thing about being a Plastic Surgeon is: the variety of cases/treatments.

How and/or why did you get involved with the CSPS? I became involved with the CSPS through my mentor Dr. Michael Wong. Dr. Amanda Gosman has also been a strong influence on me during my Craniofacial Fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Dr. Lance at Rady Children’s Hospital

What hobbies/interests do you enjoy?  Outside of work, Dr. Lance enjoys distance running, technical rock climbing and hiking.  He is also a classical and blues guitar player.