Meet Katerina Gallus, M.D.
Dr. Katerina Gallus is an innovative, experienced, and accomplished surgeon who is a leader in the community and valued contributor nationally. Dr. Gallus understands the importance of looking and feeling your best as well as having your inner vitality projected in your outer self. She appreciates the individual journey to restoring or creating your ideal look, whether turning back the clock or recovering from breast cancer treatment. Dr. Gallus enjoys the opportunity to help impact patient’s lives in a positive way via the ever evolving science and technology in modern plastic surgery. She utilizes leading edge techniques and innovative treatments for her patients, consistently delivering uncompromising results. Dr. Gallus offers compassionate care and informed choices, taking the time to listen to your goals and create a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual vision of beauty.
Dedicated to serving others, she began her education and professional career with a Bachelor of Science from Duke University while on academic and ROTC scholarships. She earned her Medical Doctorate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and completed General Surgery Residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. As she excelled in training, she decided to pursue her dream of training in the field of Plastic Surgery. She went on to complete her Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the internationally renowned Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In 2006, Dr. Gallus returned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego double boarded in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. She deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at a forward base in Afghanistan, providing immediate surgical trauma support to our wounded soldiers and sailors. In addition to providing the breadth of plastic and reconstructive care to our nation’s sailors, Marines, retirees, and their families, she served as the program director for the Transitional Year Residency, training nearly 100 young Navy physicians. A natural leader, she Chaired the Plastic Surgery Department for three years and has set a new standard as the Specialty Leader for the entirety of Navy Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Katerina Gallus is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has over a decade of experience in cosmetic breast and body surgery, facial rejuvenation and breast reconstruction. She offers a concierge consultation experience and positive surgical encounter for every patient. A trusted surgeon, her opinions are nationally respected and she is a requested expert for meetings, panels, and journal articles.
A member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, she is a contributing voice in mentoring and guiding young plastic surgeons. She was selected in 2017 as the Vice-Chair of the Women’s Plastic Surgery committee of the ASPS. Always considered fair and impartial, Dr. Gallus was chosen to represent the southwest region on the ASPS Ethics Committee.
She is pleased to be joining a life long friend and colleague, Dr. Trent Douglas in creating Restore SD Plastic Surgery.