Dr. Alberto Arguello – Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

DR. ALBERTO ARGUELLO specializes in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hospital Clínica Bíblica in San José, Costa Rica. He is Co-Chair of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at Hospital Clínica Bíblica and General-Secretary of the Costa Rican Association of Plastic Surgeons. His international training and work experience includes studies and practice at Johns Hopkins University; the M.D. Anderson Center at the Houston Medical Center; the Shriners Burns Hospital in Galveston; and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, French, Spanish

SPECIALTY: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • 1995: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences, University of Costa Rica
  • 1995: MD Medicine and Surgery, University of Costa Rica
  • 2001: General Surgery, University of Costa Rica
  • 2005: Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, Jalisco Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Advanced studies and practice at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Advanced studies and practice at the M.D. Anderson Center at the Houston Medical Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX
  • Advanced studies and practice at the Shriners Burns Hospital, Galveston, TX
  • Advanced studies and practice at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2005-present: Plastic Surgeon at the Hospital Clínica Bíblica
  • 2005-2006: Medical Assistant in Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital México, San José, Costa Rica
  • 2002-2005: Resident doctor of Plastic Surgery at the Jalisco Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Guadalajara, Mexico

TEACHING AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Associate Professor, University of Costa Rica

CERTIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Corresponding member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Corresponding Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • Active Member of the Internacional Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
  • Dr. Arguello is the ONLY doctor in Costa Rica who is a member of the above three Societies
  • Secretary General of the Costa Rican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS)
  • Member of the Ibero Latin American Federation of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FILACP)
  • Judge at the 2006 Miss Costa Rica Beauty Contest