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Richard Chaffoo, MD

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Dr. Richard Chaffoo, MD


9850 Genesee Ave
Ste 480
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, 2004
  • American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 1993
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology, 1984

Medical Education

  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, MD, 1979


  • Oregon Health Sciences University, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 2001
  • Naval Medical Center, Otolaryngology, 1984


  • University of California, San Diego, Burn & Reconstructive Surgery, 1999
  • Stanford University Medical Center, Otolaryngology, 1987
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