Quatela Center For Plastic Surgery | Rochester, NY
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TEL: 585.244.1000
973 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Meet Dr. Vito C. Quatela

Rochester, NY, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vito QuatelaDr. Vito C. Quatela, a recognized leader in the field of aesthetic facial surgery, is Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABO). Dr. Quatela’s mission to improve people’s lives by aesthetically enhancing their appearance and increasing their confidence has led him to develop a comprehensive practice, which extends beyond traditional facial plastic surgery by offering non-surgical treatments and healthy skin care programs at Q the Medical Spa at Lindsay House and hair restoration at The Quatela Center for Hair Restoration, both located at the Lindsay House. Dr. Quatela, with over 25 years of hair restoration experience, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Dr. Quatela is the past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and serves annually as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) certification examinations. Dr. Quatela has been acknowledged as a distinguished educator, evidenced by his many national and international Professorships and Lectureships. He has been published in multiple medical journals and publications. Dr. Quatela is frequently interviewed by members of the press and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, W Magazine, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS.

Dr. Quatela attended the University of Rochester as an undergraduate and Northwestern University, where he earned his medical degree. Dr. Quatela currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Rochester Otolaryngology Department and fulfills the role of preceptor for an annual AAFPRS Fellowship.

His compassion for others, especially children, is demonstrated by the HUGS (Help Us Give Smiles) Foundation, Inc. HUGS supports annual medical missions for children in Ecuador, Guatemala, and Vietnam. Dr. Quatela’s philosophy that “every human being has a fundamental right to the opportunity to grow and develop socially and intellectually without being ostracized or rejected due to physical abnormality” has led him to head the multi-specialty team of experts that provide medical care to children and adolescents suffering from deformity or conditions that are remedied or alleviated through plastic surgery.With a deep commitment to family and tradition, Dr. Quatela resides with his wife and three children in Rochester, NY. In his spare time, he is a fly fisherman, wine collector, and audiophile.




Becker's ASC REVIEW | Rochester, NY
New York Top Doctor 2016
10 Best Plastic Surgeons
Castle Connolly - TOP DOCTORS



MEDICAL LICENSURE: NY (1981), VT (1981), IL (1982), LO (1985), OR (1986)


American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) 12/1/91-Present
American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO) 1995-Present
Specialty: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 10/25/85-Present



Institution Field Degree Year Honors
Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship 1986 AAFPRS Fellow
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship 1985 – 1986 AAFPRS Fellow
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Otolaryngology Residency 1981-1985
Medical Center of Vermont, Burlington, VT General Surgery Residency 1979-1981
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Medical School MD 1975-1979
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY Biology BA 1971-1975 Cum Laude
St. Thomas Aquinas, Rochester, NY Regents Diploma 1971 Regents Scholar, National Merit Scholarship


American Medical Association 1986-Present
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Fellow) 1986-Present
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1986-Present
American College of Surgeons (Fellow) 1990-Present
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 1990-Present
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons 1993-Present
American Hair Loss Council 1993-Present



Rochester Surgical Society 1990-Present
Rochester Implantology Study Group 1990-Present
Rochester Academy of Medicine 1986-Present
New York State Otolaryngology Society 1986-Present
Monroe County Medical Society 1986-Present
Rochester Otolaryngology Society 1986-Present



AAFPRS (American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons) President, North America 2007-08
Health Care Achievement Awards Guest Speaker; Rochester, NY 2003
Who’s Who Best Doctors in North America 1998-Present
AAFPRS, University of Rochester, Education Award 1998
AAFPRS Dickinson Award for Excellence in Teaching 1995



Becker's ASC REVIEW | Rochester, NYBecker’s Healthcare has recognized Dr. Quatela as one of their “101 Physician Leaders to know in the ASC Industry.” Becker’s Healthcare is a leading source of up-to-date, relevant business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders with Ambulatory (outpatient) Surgery Centers.

It is an honor that Dr. Quatela was recognized for the Quatela Center and our fully accredited Lindsay House Surgery Center where we are able to care for patients safely, privately, and with the utmost comfort. Specifically designed to put our patients’ needs first, our surgery center offers the highest level of surgical standards.

Castle Connolly - TOP DOCTORSDr. Quatela has been selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Castle Connolly identifies Top Doctors through a process of peer nominations by licensed physicians. Physicians nominate doctors whom they feel are outstanding in their medical specialties and credentials are reviewed by the research team.

10 Best Plastic SurgeonsDr. Quatela was nominated as one of the “10 Best” Plastic Surgeons for New York by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons. Plastic surgeons are nominated by the board, patients, and/or fellow plastic surgeons and must have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in their field, doing so while maintaining an impeccable patient satisfaction rating.



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