Santosh Kale, MD, MBA
Dr. Santosh Kale is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive microsurgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction (implant and tissue-based), aesthetic breast surgery, body contouring, lymphedema, general reconstruction, and gender confirmation surgeries.
Dr. Kale is fully skilled in the advanced microsurgery techniques of the breast, extremities, trunk, and head and neck. As one of the leading experts in the Midwest, he regularly comes to the aid of over 200 patients every year.
Dr. Kale completed his education and training at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions. He completed his undergraduate degree in both Economics and Chemistry at Cornell University, and graduated Magna Cum Laude and was on the Dean’s List.
After graduating from Cornell, he attended the University of Illinois for Medical and Business School and graduated as a James Scholar. During medical school, he found his passion for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Kale would go on to complete his residency training at Washington University in St. Louis and a reconstructive and microsurgery fellowship at The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Dr. Kale trained under Dr. Kocak and Dr. Tiwari.
Career and Accomplishments
Upon completing his training, Dr. Kale was recruited to Virginia Commonwealth University. While there, he has held several clinical and educational leadership roles and has served as a mentor to numerous residents and medical students.
- Associate Professor
- Director of Microsurgery
- Associate Clerkship Director
- Breast Health Leadership Committee
During his career, Dr. Kale has presented his findings in front of numerous conferences and seminars. He has also written multiple book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, Dr. Kale has been in several television features discussing the life-changing effects of reconstructive microsurgery in breast reconstruction and surgical education.
Dr. Kale is excited to be reunited with Dr. Tiwari and Dr. Kocak and be a member of the Midwest Breast & Aesthetic Surgery family.
Honors and Awards
- Virginia Living Top Doctor (Virginia Living Magazine, 2018)
- Richmond Magazine Top Docs (2018, 2019)
- Shining Knight (VCU Medical Center, 2017)
- Outstanding Teacher Award (M3 Surgery Clerkship, Virginia Commonwealth University 2014 – 2015)
- Joseph H. Boyes Award (American Society for Surgery of the Hand – 2010)
In his free time, Dr. Kale enjoys outdoor and recreational activities such as tennis, yoga, and reading. He is also fond of architecture.
Schedule with Dr. Kale Today
Dr. Santosh Kale is known for his unwavering commitment to personalized patient care. His clinical experiences as an educator and understanding of human form and function enable him to work closely with patients to achieve natural and life-changing results. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Santosh Kale today.
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To learn more about Dr. Kale, you can schedule an appointment online or you can call 855-687-6227
- Cornell University
- University of Illinois
- Washington University
- Ohio State University
- Washington University, Research Fellowship (2009 – 2010),
Surgical Residency (2010 – 2011),
Chief Residency (2011 – 2012)
- Ohio State University, Fellowship (2012 – 2013)
- ABPS – American Board of Plastic Surgeons
- ASPS – American Society of Plastic Surgeons
*The information available on this page was created to educate our patients. It is not an alternative for a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Individual results vary per patient. For more information, we strongly recommend scheduling a consultation with our doctors.