Gabriel Patino MD, is the Chief Medical Director of the Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito. Dr. Patino has been practicing medicine since 1981. He began training in a Level I Trauma Center at the UC Davis General Surgery East Bay Program after graduating from medical school. Dr. Patino then completed an internal medicine residency at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Dr. Patino is board certified and re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and also a Diplomate of the ABLS.
He was the medical director of the surgical house staff at Saint Mary’s for 10 years and performed multiple emergency open heart surgeries on a daily basis for twelve years. He supervised the surgical house staff and the medical residents in intensive care and directed all resuscitations.
In addition to his surgical training and experience, Dr. Patino practiced as an Emergency Room Physician for a total of fourteen years and maintained privileges in over thirteen hospitals in California. In 1997, Dr. Patino met one of the pioneers in Hair Transplantation while attending a symposium in Barcelona, Spain. He subsequently trained in hair transplantation (1998-2001). He then completed a General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship (2003 – 2004). He started performing all major cosmetic surgical procedures with minimal sedation by mouth and tumescent anesthesia. Dr. Patino has been offering the latest technology in Cosmetic Surgery including the trans umbilical breast augmentation, extended abdominoplasties and a variety of liposuction techniques.