Dr. Rafael C. Cabrera has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery in Boca Raton for over 17 years. He is on staff exclusively at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Dr. Cabrera is board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery. He is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a Maliniac Fellow in the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF), Secretary/Treasurer of the Palm Beach Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (PBSRPS) since 2005 and a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). In addition, Dr. Cabrera has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 2001. Fellows, or members of this elite organization must pass a rigorous evaluation of their education, training, surgical competence and ethical conduct. Fellows are also required to stay abreast of the latest surgical advances. Dr. Cabrera also currently serves on multiple hospital committees, including the Medical Ethics Committee and Operating Room Committee.
Dr. Cabrera received his BA with Distinction from Cornell University in 1985 before graduating from New York University School of Medicine in 1989. Dr. Cabrera completed his Surgery Residency and Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the New York University Medical Center Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Dr. Cabrera also completed the Research Fellowship in Scarless Wound Healing at New York University Medical Center.
Dr. Cabrera has authored over 20 textbook chapters and clinical and scientific research articles and has presented his findings at numerous events nationally. Dr. Cabrera’s ongoing research experiences include participation in a national silicone gel implant study. Dr. Cabrera is featured in Guide to America’s Top Surgeons and Guide to America’s Plastic Surgeons. His most recent contribution was as guest editor for Patient Safety and Facial Rejuvenation in “A Comprehensive Guide to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Be Your Best ; Written By the Experts” Insight International Press, 2006.
Dr. Cabrera has been listed in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons in 2002-2003, 2008 and 2010. He was also listed in the Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons in 2006. Dr. Cabrera has been nominated for Best Cosmetic Surgeon by the Best of Boca Readers Choice Awards.