About Dr. Kasandra R. Dassoulas
Dr. Dassoulas is originally from Bethesda, Maryland, but now considers Virginia home. She attended University of Maryland in College Park for her pre-medical school education. She then spent 10 years in Charlottesville, Virginia earning her medical degree and completing a highly coveted integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency program at the University of Virginia. During six years of training, she learned a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. While in residency, she earned an award for exemplary mentorship and teaching of medical students, engaged in a multitude of research projects, and was awarded a competitive research grant from the Plastic Surgery Foundation. She has over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations, and abstracts, many of which focus on breast reconstruction after cancer.
After residency training, she went on to complete specialized microsurgical training for breast reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD with one of the pioneers in the field, Dr. Bernard Chang. Here, she performed over 150 free flap breast reconstructions including DIEP, SIEA, TUG and SGAP techniques.
Originally drawn to the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for its variety, she has diverse professional interests. However, she is particularly gratified by caring for women as they traverse the challenges of breast cancer, the creativity and art of facial cosmetic surgery and restoring a woman’s sense of confidence after physical changes related to childbirth.
She is an avid equestrian and reader, loves to cook and enjoys hiking and exploring the outdoors. She lives in Richmond, VA with her son, James, and Izzy the dog.