Chad Bailey, MD
Dr. Bailey earned his Bachelor of Arts from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, followed by a medical degree from The University of Texas at Houston Medical School. He completed a six-year Plastic Surgery residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center, and a one-year fellowship in complex reconstructive and microvascular surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. During his time at both institutions Dr. Bailey was instrumental in obtaining approval and grant funding for and published multiple studies from those evaluating surgical outcomes, to studies examining the out-of-pocket costs patients endure.
Dr. Bailey trained under the world’s leading experts in breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery, and, as a result, he specializes in microsurgical reconstruction of the breast (DIEP flaps) and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Bailey performs several types of free flap breast reconstruction, including the abdominally based DIEP flap (does not take muscle for over 97% of his breast reconstruction patients) as well as the thigh based PAP flap (a new cutting-edge flap from the inner thigh). Dr. Bailey will also combine or stack flaps (sometimes called “bi-pedicled” flaps) to provide the optimal volume for an aesthetic reconstruction. Dr. Bailey’s philosophy of care is patient-centered, focusing on informing his patients of all of their options so that they may consider the full spectrum of alternatives.
Dr. Bailey’s area of expertise is in microvascular perforator flap reconstruction for the entire body after cancer or trauma as well as cosmetic surgery. He also has special interest in Mohs reconstruction, body contouring and robotic-assisted plastic surgery.
Dr. Bailey serves as clinical faculty for the Division of Plastic Surgery at The University of Washington and as a reviewer to the top plastic surgery journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open and the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
Dr. Bailey is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has presented and won awards at several local, regional and national meetings.