Dr. Karina Calderón, plastic surgery specialist, graduated in 2013 from the Ivo Pitanguy Institute. Effective member of the Associação dos Ex-Alumnos do Professor Ivo Pitanguy (AexPI), member of the Sociedad Dominicana de Cirugía Plástica, Reconstructiva y Estética (SODOCIPRE) and member of the Colegio Médico Dominicano (CMD).
In 2008, she entered the Hospital Geral da Santa Casa da Misericórdia da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for 2 years to pursue her specialty studies in general surgery, under the tutelage of Prof. Oscar Lira Brandão. In this center, Dr. Karina Calderón Pimentel was a plastic and reconstructive surgery resident at Infirmary 38 of the The Hospital Geral da Santa Casa da Misericórdia da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, as well as in Prof. Pitanguy´s clinic, having the privilege of accompanying him in his private practice during this period.
In 2010, she joined Prof. Dr. Ivo Pitanguy´s school in Rio de Janeiro. He is considered the father of Brazilian plastic surgery and his school is known as the most prestigious plastic and reconstructive surgery school worldwide. During her years of study, she strengthened her techniques and honed her skills with reputable surgeons in New York, Sao Paulo, Chicago, Rio de Janiero, Boston, Curitiba and Belo Horizonte, bringing all the international experience and practice back to the Dominican Republic. By maintaining contact with her mentors, Dr. Karina Calderón stays current with respect to the latest techniques in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery, regularly attending symposiums, conferences, and national and international conferences, ensuring the maximum benefit and total satisfaction of her patients.
Working directly with Professor Pitanguy provided me with exceptional and consistent learning, for he is an extremely demanding, high-level professional. This apprenticeship gave me a unique privilege, given that he is considered the teacher of teachers in Brazilian plastic surgery, having accumulated 54 years of experience as a professor in this noble branch of medicine.