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Dr. Athleo Cambre – Plastic Surgeon

A native of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Athleo Louis Cambre, Jr., attended Stanford University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Human Biology.

After achieving his Doctorate in Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Cambre completed a five year post-doctoral residency training in General Surgery at the University of Colorado, followed by a Burn Fellowship at New York Hospital / Cornell University Medical Center in New York City.  Dr. Cambre concluded his postgraduate training with a two-year residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Cambre is dual Board-Certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS).  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and is a member of numerous regional and national organizations in Plastic Surgery, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) , the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), currently or previously serving on several committees in these organizations.

In addition to his private aesthetic and reconstructive surgery practice, Dr. Cambre contributes to his specialty as an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCLA/Olive View Medical Center, teaching medical students and residents in Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Cambre was honored to receive the Most Outstanding Teacher Award by the UCLA Plastic Surgery residents in 2008.

To promote greater public understanding of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Cambre often speaks before community groups and serves as a resource for journalists through the Aesthetic Society Spokesperson program, and has given a presentation on Careers in Medicine at his alma mater, Loyola High School in Los Angeles, for the past fifteen years.

Dr. Cambre has authored or co-authored a number of publications in the surgical literature, and has lectured to his colleagues at regional and local meetings and conferences on Plastic Surgery, including the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Cambre’s television appearances include NBC News, Fox News, Discovery Health, Good Day, L.A., and The Home and Family Show.

Beyond the extraordinary commitment to service he provides to his patients, Dr. Cambre is an active leader in numerous community activities as well.  He formerly served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Los Angeles, and is a former Board Member of the West Los Angeles Little League.  Dr. Cambre also has coached several youth sports teams including Little League Baseball, Softball, and AYSO Soccer.  His personal interests include mountaineering and technical rock climbing, Alpine and Nordic skiing, cycling, basketball, and golf.