Outreach

Humanitarian Efforts at Plastic & Reconstruction Surgeons

Global

The surgeons at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons have all been involved in international mission trips to help provide surgical care and expertise to underprivileged regions throughout the world.

Dr Chang continues to lead the charge for global outreach and education.  He has been on over 64 mission trips over the last 25 years-operating on several hundreds of infants, children, and adults with a focus on cleft deformities of the face.  He has served as Medical Director for Alliance for Smiles and was the driving force for Manos de Ayuda in Oaxaca, Mexico for nearly two decades.  Currently, he is involved in surgical training as well as developing treatment centers in China.  Drs.  Barker, Briscoe, and Hutter have joined in on several of theses mission trips over the years and have provided the platform to support this meaningful commitment.

Local

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Month (ASPS)  PRS hosts a spa day for breast cancer patients.  

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons is also is a sponsor for Mountains for Mammaries, a local group raising money to pay for mammograms. You can visit their Facebook page, here.

Education

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons has been one of the surgical training sites for the University of Washington, Division of Plastic Surgery since that program was developed in 1985. The group serves as the private practice rotation along with four affiliated hospitals:  Harborview Medical Center, The University of Washington, Children's Hospital, and The Seattle VA Medical Center. Dr.'s Chang, Barker, Briscoe, and Hutter continue to serve as full time clinical faculty for this top nationally accredited residency program.