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

Dr. Vito Quatela is Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABO)

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.



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 Surgery10/25/85-Present



Oregon Health Science University, Portland, ORFacial Plastic SurgeryFellowship1986AAFPRS Fellow
Tulane University, New Orleans, LAFacial Plastic SurgeryFellowship1985 – 1986AAFPRS Fellow
Northwestern University, Chicago, ILOtolaryngologyResidency1981-1985
Medical Center of Vermont, Burlington, VTGeneral SurgeryResidency1979-1981
Northwestern University, Chicago, ILMedical SchoolMD1975-1979
University of Rochester, Rochester, NYBiologyBA1971-1975Cum Laude
St. Thomas Aquinas, Rochester, NYRegents Diploma1971Regents Scholar, National Merit Scholarship


American Medical Association1986-Present
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Fellow)1986-Present
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery1986-Present
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)1990-Present
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association1990-Present
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons1993-Present
American Hair Loss Council1993-Present



Rochester Surgical Society1990-Present
Rochester Implantology Study Group1990-Present
Rochester Academy of Medicine1986-Present
New York State Otolaryngology Society1986-Present
Monroe County Medical Society1986-Present
Rochester Otolaryngology Society1986-Present



AAFPRS (American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons) President, North America2007-08
Health Care Achievement Awards Guest Speaker; Rochester, NY2003
Who’s Who Best Doctors in North America1998-Present
AAFPRS, University of Rochester, Education Award1998
AAFPRS Dickinson Award for Excellence in Teaching1995



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.


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