Dr. Robert L. Shenker

Dr. ShenkerDr. Robert Shenker's passion is helping people to enhance their own natural looks, a passion he pursues as one of the leading plastic surgeons in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery and body contouring procedures, Dr. Shenker spearheaded the establishment of a regional plastic surgery practice that serves Guelph, London, and Ontario's Tri-Cities area with excellence and efficiency.

If you're considering plastic surgery in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and are researching plastic surgeons, request a consultation online at The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, or call our office at (519) 804-9822 to schedule an appointment.

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Education

Dr. Shenker's impressive medical education and advanced surgical training established the foundation of his successful plastic surgery practice. A Montreal native, Dr. Shenker completed his undergraduate science degree at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto, where he also completed his plastic surgery residency. Other educational and training highlights include:

  • Completing the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons' Surgical Scientist Program
  • Master's Degree in surgical wound healing
  • Fellowship training in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery at University of British Columbia

Dr. Shenker currently serves as an adjunct professor at McMaster University and former Head of Surgery at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

A RealSelf Top Doctor

RealSelfDr. Shenker's RealSelf Top Doctor status is a direct reflection of his expertise and dedication to excellent patient care and results. RealSelf is a well-known and respected online forum that allows patients to connect with specialists regarding specific procedure questions and to leave physician feedback based on their personal experiences. This Top Doctor status is awarded to fewer than 10% of the doctors in the RealSelf community and is achieved through excellent patient reviews and forum participation.

To learn about Dr. Shenker's philosophy as a plastic surgeon, visit My Approach to Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.

Honors & Awards

  • Honourable Mention — Gallie-Bateman Resident Research Award, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching — St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Best Basic Science Paper — University of Toronto Division of Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day
  • Best Basic Science Paper — Hospital for Sick Children Department of Surgery Research Competition
  • Best Basic Science Paper (Resident category) — Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • Research Fellowship — Hospital for Sick Children
  • Medical Society Award — University of Toronto
  • Lange Medical Book Award — University of Toronto
  • Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award — Outstanding voluntary service, University of Toronto
  • Mary L. Cassidy Award — Outstanding contribution to extra-curricular activities, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Harry Whittaker Award — Providing practical, sensitive and friendly guidance for classmates and demonstrating concern for student welfare (voted by the class of University of Toronto)
  • Dr. James McSherry Award — Outstanding dedication to the Queen’s University First Aid Unit

Professional Activities

Membership LogosAmerican Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPSC)

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)

Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (CSAPS)

Senior Resident Representative to University of Toronto Plastic Surgery Residency Committee

Student Member, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Resident Representative to University of Toronto Plastic Surgery Residency Committee

Member, Faculty of Medicine Accreditation Sub-Committee Examining Student Services and Programs

Admissions Committee, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

Class President, Medical Class of '97 (re-elected)

Class President, Medical Class of '97

For more details about Dr. Shenker's impressive credentials, view his CV.

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