Dr. Roberta L. Gartside is a leading plastic surgeon in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. area. She dedicates her practice to improving the appearance of her patients through the use of the most advanced aesthetic techniques and technology, including face lift, liposuction, and breast augmentation.

Dr. Gartside is passionate about her work as a plastic surgeon treating women in the Washington, D.C. and greater Virginia area who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and may need to undergo either a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy with oncoplastic reconstruction. Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or lumpectomy can be an important part of the recovery process for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Gartside helps her patients through what could be an emotionally stressful and physically taxing time.

Dr. Gartside is committed to expert reconstructive care and believes that providing support and compassion is one of her main duties as a plastic surgeon.

Dr. Gartside holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania; a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Temple University School of Medicine; and has completed residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and the George Washington University Medical Center. She is the author of several influential articles, including The Biology of Human Malignant Melanoma.

She is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is the past Vice President for Membership and Communications. She was the ASPS representative to the National Accreditation Program for Breast Center (NAPBC). Locally Dr. Gartside is a member of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons. She also serves as a trustee for Elizabeth Town College.

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