Susan Kelly Buenaventura, MD, FACS
Buenaventura is a board certified plastic surgeon and Medical Director of The Sendi Cosmetic Surgery Center. She is an active member
of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She offers aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgical procedures. Caring for breast cancer patients is one of her passions and she is an advocate for breast cancer
reconstruction. 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 training was done 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.
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 to David Sendi and has two children. Her daughter Charlotte is 19 and a graduate of Georgetown Visitation and is now at The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering majoring in chemical engineering. Her son Matthew is 14 and is a freshman at Bishop Ireton high school, taking advanced math and science and playing on the JV soccer team. She
enjoys spending her free time with her family and devotes volunteer time
at her childrens' schools. She loves the violin, pilates, classical music 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 to 2018
TOP DOCTOR, CASTLE CONNOLLY 2006 to 2018
Board of Governors, Bishop Ireton High School
Chief of Plastic Surgery, INOVA Alexandria Hospital 2005-2017
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons,member
The Medical Society of Virginia, Member