Meet Newport Plastic Surgeon Dr. Goshtasby

Triple board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the C.A.Q. in Hand Surgery, Dr. P. Hiroshi Goshtasby, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon specializing in plastic, reconstructive, and hand surgery at his private practice in Newport Beach, California. His office is conveniently located in the state-of-the-art Newport Lido Medical Center directly across from Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.

Dr. Go underwent 17 years of rigorous training to fine-tune his skills as a proficient and accomplished physician. His quest for knowledge began at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he was on the Dean’s List for academic excellence and was a member of several honor societies. After excelling in his studies at Northwestern University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry, he moved to Boston, MA to study and receive his medical degree from the prestigious Tufts University School of Medicine, where he served as Class President.

Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Go underwent five years of arduous and demanding residency training in General Surgery that he completed at York Hospital, affiliated with Pennsylvania State University in York, PA. It was there that Dr. Go developed a solid foundation in surgical technique and critical patient care as he rotated on all of the surgical specialties and covered in-house trauma call for all five years, serving as Chief Resident during his final year.

To further specialize his training, Dr. Go went on to Buffalo, NY to complete an orthopedic-based fellowship in Hand Surgery at the Hand Center of Western New York, affiliated with SUNY Buffalo. Finally, Dr. Go spent three more years of focused training in the fully accredited and specialized Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Wright State University in Dayton, OH, serving as Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Go has performed several thousand procedures during his nine years of post-graduate residency and fellowship training, including nearly 2,000 procedures just during his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training.

With his extensive surgical background and having passed the rigorous written and oral examination requirements, Dr. Go has achieved board-certification by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Beyond these notable accomplishments, Dr.Go has attained additional board certification (C.A.Q.) in the Subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand, making him one of only a handful of surgeons to achieve Triple Board Certification status in General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Hand Surgery.

After opening his private practice in Newport Beach, CA in 2010, Dr. Go became an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and was also inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), which is an honor bestowed upon select surgeons only after critical peer review and analysis of their clinical practice and surgical skills. In addition, Dr. Go is an active member of several exclusive professional organizations, such as the Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons (OCSPS), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the American Medical Association (AMA). Further, Dr. Go is an active staff member and serves the community taking emergency room call at the world-renowned Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (ranked #1 hospital in Orange County) in both the Newport Beach and Irvine locations.

Throughout his surgical training and practice experience, Dr. Go’s work has appeared in numerous national and international publications and presentations discussing advances in the field of cosmetic, hand, and reconstructive surgery. His most recent publication in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal discusses an interesting case of pyoderma gangrenosum in a breast reduction patient, which he presented at the annual national meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He has also been involved with multiple research projects, starting in his undergraduate years at Northwestern University and continuing throughout residency, fellowships, and private practice.

Dr. Go has received several research grants to pursue his projects and was the recipient of the Annual Resident Research Paper Award at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH, as well as the Outstanding Manuscript Award and All-Star Scholar Award for Research at York Hospital in York, PA. Dr. Go also completed a medical mission trip to Asuncion, Paraguay, where he was involved in several dozen complex cases to help correct cleft lip/palate deformities, burn contractures, microtia ear reconstructions, functional rhinoplasties for nasal deformity reconstruction, hand surgery for syndactyly and polydactyly, and other congenital deformities for the underprivileged and underserved local population in need. In addition, he strives to remain at the forefront of recent advancements in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by attending critical national conferences and various continuing medical education (CME) programs in plastic surgery, attending the annual meetings for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) for the past several years.

In his spare time, Dr. Go enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and pet dog at their home in Newport Beach, CA. His hobbies include swimming, kayaking, exercising, and playing tennis. He is fluent in English and Japanese.