My love for learning certainly comes from my parents. They both received Ph.D.’s from the University of Minnesota, and always stressed the importance of education and life-long learning to my older sister, my older brother and me.
After earning my undergraduate degree with honors at the University of Texas in Austin, I decided to continue my education and pursue a career in medicine by attending Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. It was there that my passion for plastic surgery began, and that passion has only grown through my internship, residency and fellowship, and now over 13 years of private practice. Throughout my career, I have held a clinical faculty position teaching the science and art of plastic surgery to residence and am routinely asked to review articles submitted to The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal as a subject matter expert. I am also passionate about giving back and have been recognized for my community service working with The Phoenix Dream Center and Phoenix Police Department.
Applying the lessons taught to me by my parents, I continue to learn as the science and art of plastic surgery continue to change with technology and new information. I remain dedicated to honing my skills as a surgeon for the benefit of my patients, who all deserve the best and most state-of-the-art results.
Outside of my life as a board certified plastic surgeon, I have been blessed with a happy marriage and three uniquely gifted children that bring me joy every day. I am an avid golfer and hockey fan.
I try each day to:
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Dr Chrysopoulo is a board certified plastic surgeon, breast reconstruction surgeon and microsurgeon, and President of PRMA Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, TX.
"Dr C" was raised and educated in London, England. He obtained an Intercalated Bachelor of Science degree in Advanced Anatomy and Morphology, and subsequently his medical degree at University College London Medical School. He then moved to the US for postgraduate residency and fellowship training in general surgery, burn surgery, plastic surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery.
After joining PRMA, Dr. C focused on providing access to state-of-the-art breast reconstruction to women everywhere. PRMA now welcomes patients from across the globe and is one of the leading breast reconstruction centers in the world.
Dr C is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is an active member of several professional societies including the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) for which he serves on several educational committees.
He has authored and co-authored several book chapters and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, is routinely an expert speaker at regional and national academic meetings, and is often featured in the media for his contributions to the field of breast reconstruction.
Dr C has received several professional awards including "America's Top Surgeons”, The San Antonio Business Journal's "Top 40 Under Forty" (2007), and the Doctors' Choice Award for Plastic Surgery (2014 and 2015). The entire PRMA team was also honored to win the San Antonio Business Journal's "Health Care Heroes Award" for innovation in medical technology, procedures, programs and services.
Dr C has dedicated his professional life to advocating for breast cancer patients. He strongly believes that shared decision making between the physician and patient is crucial in achieving the best outcomes and has built his practice on this philosophy. To empower as many patients as possible to advocate for themselves, Dr C created the Breast Advocate App, a free app that provides anyone with a breast cancer diagnosis, or at risk of developing breast cancer, a much needed voice in their breast cancer surgery decision making.