Susan Kelly Buenaventura, MD, FACS
Buenaventura is a board certified plastic surgeon and is the medical
director of The Sendi Cosmetic Surgery Center. She is an active member
of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is the
Chief of Plastic Surgery at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. Caring for breast cancer patients is one of her passions and she is an advocate for breast cancer
reconstruction patients. She is a member of the Medical Society of Virginia.
She performs surgery in her fully AAAASF (American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities) accredited office surgical
suite and at INOVA Alexandria Hospital.
Buenaventura received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from The
University of Virginia followed by a Master of Science in Toxicology from The
George Washington University. She received her Doctor of Medicine
(M.D.) from the Medical College of Virginia. Her general surgery
residency and chief residency in surgery was completed at Yale
University. She completed her Plastic Surgery Fellowship at
The University of North Carolina. She has been in practice in
Alexandria, VA (her hometown) since 1995.
She has published articles in Annals of Plastic Surgery and Cancer Research.
Buenaventura considers it a privilege to practice the art of Plastic
Surgery and LOVES her job! She meets personally with each surgical
consultation and enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them
meet their aesthetic and reconstructive goals.
personal note, she is married and has two children. Her daughter Charlotte is 15 and a sophomore at Georgetown Visitation. Her son Matthew is 11 and in fifth grade at St.Mary's. She
enjoys spending her free time with her family and devotes volunteer time
at her childrens' schools. She loves violin and classical music,
theater, ballet and tea. She is proud to practice surgery at the same
hospital where her father, Frank Buenaventura MD, was an anesthesiologist for 32 years. She is honored to have practiced plastic
surgery with Dr. Michael Sendi from 1995 to 2005 in Alexandria.
Top Plastic Surgeon Northern Virginia Magazine 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
TOP DOCTOR, CASTLE CONNELLY 2011,2012, 2013, 2014
TOP DOCTOR, WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE 2010, 2011
TOP PLASTIC SURGEON, CONSUMERS RESEARCH COUNCIL-2006 to present
Chief of Plastic Surgery, INOVA Alexandria Hospital
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery (BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active member
The Medical Society of Virginia, Member
Board of Governers, Bishop Ireton High School