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. Caring for breast cancer patients is one of her passions and she is an advocate for breast cancer
reconstruction. 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.
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. Hee husband David Sendi is an investment advisor. Her daughter Charlotte is 18 and a graduate of Georgetown Visitation. She is currently majoring in chemical engineering at The University of Southern California. Her son Matthew is 13 and in 8th grade at St.Mary's and loves basketball, soccer and tennis. She
enjoys spending her free time with her family and traveling and devotes volunteer time
at her childrens' schools. She loves the 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, 2017
TOP DOCTOR, CASTLE CONNELLY 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016,2017
TOP DOCTOR, WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE 2010, 2011
TOP PLASTIC SURGEON, CONSUMERS RESEARCH COUNCIL-2006 to present
Chief of Plastic Surgery, INOVA Alexandria Hospital 2005-2017
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