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Pittsburgh PA - Best Reviewed Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez

For Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez, becoming one of Pittsburgh, PA, best reviewed plastic surgeons did not happen overnight.

Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez was born in Colombia (South America). After finishing medical school at the Military University (1995), he practiced as a PCP on a navy base in one of the jungles of his country. He participated in multiple military missions helping people in surrounding under-served areas.

Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez left his country in 1998 and went to Spain for 3 years. After finishing his Ph.D. at the “Universidad Autonoma de Madrid”, he decided to experience the “American Dream”. He came to the U.S. and completed an English course for 4 months. With determination, he began a job doing research at Harvard University in the department of “Trauma and Critical Care”. One year later he moved to Pittsburgh and performed research with the Department of Surgery (2001), and later with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh (2003). During these years, he applied advanced concepts in biotechnology and stem cells for regenerative medicine.

In 2005, he started his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh (one of the top three programs in the U.S. and second largest residency program in the country). In 2008, he took a sabbatical year and finished a Masters in Public Health (MPH). This was the link that allowed him to translate the complexity of stem cell research into the clinical arena.

During his training, he has had the privilege to train under the supervision of world-renowned surgeons in cosmetic surgery, post-bariatric surgery, breast surgery, and craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Clavijo became Treasurer of the Greater Pittsburgh Plastic Surgery Society in 2016.  Dr. Clavijo is currently the elected president of the "Greater Pittsburgh Plastic Surgery Society" through 2020.

Pittsburgh PA, Top Plastic Surgeon

After his graduation, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez joined a prestigious plastic surgery group east of Pittsburgh. Since the very beginning, it became clear that patient care was the key to making a difference in plastic and cosmetic surgery patient care. Multiple patients reflected their satisfaction by writing kind and detail reviews of their experience with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez. By doing what he preaches, he became one of Pittsburgh PA top plastic surgeon. Two years after his graduation, he founded ReNova Plastic Surgery. This practice focuses on patient care as reflected in our mission statement: “DEVOTION TO YOUR CARE”.

Did you know that Dr. Clavijo has a 5-star rating? Check out his patient reviews.

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"Not only is Dr. Julio great but so is his staff and office environment! I have recommended family members and friends to him for various procedures and all agree!"

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