Dr. Jimmy Chim is a Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He grew up in the Maryland/DC Metropolitan area where he also attended The George Washington University and graduated with honors for his undergraduate studies. He went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Maryland, home of the world-famous Shock Trauma Center. His training then led him to travel and live across the United States and internationally. He completed 6 years of General Surgery training at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. Following this, he chose to specialize in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery leading to an additional 4 years of training at the McGill University in Montreal, QC and University of Miami/Jackson Memorial health systems. He earned numerous academic awards and recognitions throughout this time.
Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Chim has published and authored multiple papers and chapters in the medical sciences both inside and outside the field of Plastic Surgery.
He continued on an academic career path in the Midwest performing complex high-level reconstructions at a level 1 trauma center. This allowed him to master head-to-toe anatomy and restoration of form & function to the body’s soft tissue envelope.
During this time, Dr. Chim also offered state-of-the art breast reconstruction, traumatic facial reconstruction and a full cosmetic practice. His passions for facial and body aesthetic surgery are quite evident as he considers himself a life-long student. He has directly trained under and vigorously studied via multiple symposiums the most modern and advanced techniques available to achieve facial aesthetics, allowing him to offer the safest, most powerful and modern approaches to his patients.
As a father raising 4 kids with his loving wife, Dr. Chim is familiar with the changes that a woman’s body must endure through pregnancy and beyond. One of the pioneers of this field once said, Plastic Surgery aims to restore normality in reconstructive patients and to surpass normality in aesthetic pursuits. Working with mothers to restore form and function after pregnancy allows Dr. Chim to attain both of these goals for these special patients whom we call Mom.
Dr. Chim has built his clinical approach on the basis of forming a relationship of trust with his patients where decisions are made together with a fully informed approach. His philosophy revolves around offering only therapies and surgeries that he would want for his own family and friends if one of them was the patient receiving the consultation. Dr. Chim has been honored to have been entrusted with the care of his medical colleagues and family members on numerous occasions.
At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Dr. Alan Durkin and his team of providers deliver incredible results tailored to your needs in a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere. Learn more about the Ocean Drive difference by scheduling your one-on-one diagnostic consultation with Dr. Durkin today.