Robert D. Foster

MD FACS

Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic surgeon

About me

Dr. Robert D. Foster is chief of plastic surgery and director of the breast reconstruction service at the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. He performs more than 300 breast reconstructions a year as well as a broad range of other reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries.

Foster's research endeavors include studies to evaluate breast reconstruction techniques and studies to develop methods for helping patients through the decision-making process during breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for his research in transplantation tolerance and molecular biology.

Foster earned his medical degree at State University of New York Health Science Center. He completed a general surgery residency at New York Medical College and a plastic surgery residency at UCSF, where he has worked since 1997.

Foster is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is the author of more than 75 publications and a guest reviewer for seven scientific journals.

  • Education

    State University of New York Health Science Center, 1990

  • Residencies

    New York Medical College, General Surgery, 1995

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Plastic Surgery, 1999

  • Board Certifications

    Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Professor

Breast Care Plastic Surgery Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 509
San Francisco, CA 94143-0932

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
135 Reviews
Dr. Foster and his team are exceptional. Having a breast cancer diagnosis is very hard and they show care and compassion beyond what is required. They make navigating this journey much easier and smoother.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
132 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
135 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
125 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
135 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
134 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
133 Reviews

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