Dr. Douglas Westphal holds a degree in medicine from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, one of the oldest medical schools in Brazil. Soon after graduating, he specialised in General Surgery at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA), considered one of the most important hospitals in the country.
Dr. Douglas Westphal continued his training with the Plastic Surgery department at the Hospital São Lucas da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (HSL-PUCRS), one of the most renowned hospitals in this field in Brazil. He is a member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, with a diploma recognised by the Ministry of Education(MEC) and by the Medical Association of Brazil (AMB).
Following in his father´s footsteps, Dr. Douglas Westphal interest in medicine began when he was a child. Early in his medical training, it was clear that he had an aptitude that matched his great interest in the disciplines of Human Anatomy and Surgery. Acting as a monitor in both areas, he helped instruct younger students, sharing his knowledge with them. While graduating, he worked with interns and helped in research related to Surgery.
Dr. Douglas Westphal acquired advanced knowledge and techniques while training in Plastic Surgery in the United States, with Dr. Daniel C. Baker at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, in New York, and with Dr. Jack A. Friedland at Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He keeps up to date with the latest developments, attending national and international Plastic Surgery congresses.
His work is typified by attention to detail and the ethical, courteous and attentive treatment of his patients. With professionalism and respect, Dr. Douglas Westphal knows how to listen to his patients, to interpret their individual wishes and propose personalised treatments where the safety of the patient is always of the highest priority.