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Ashlin Alexander,MD

Rising above the flashy salesmanship that often plagues cosmetic surgery, Dr. Alexander delivers thoughtful, expert, comprehensive clinical analyses, which are centered on the patient’s needs and nothing else.

“Facial Plastic Surgery and Hair Restoration Surgery are deeply personal, intensely delicate, highly technical and profoundly creative undertakings. Understanding the personal nature of these procedures is an integral part of building relationships with my patients, and is inherent in every aspect of my practice.

At Ashlin Alexander Facial Cosmetic Surgery you will never be commoditized or upsold on a product or service. You will never be treated as a generic face on an assembly line, but rather as a highly unique person with innate beauty to be enhanced. With me, you will get a private and comprehensive analysis of your entire face and neck, based on the knowledge I have gained from my years of training at the most famous facial surgery centers in the world. During my time in Manhattan, I learned the formula for the NYC approach: discreet service, speedy recovery and a perfect balance of cutting-edge techniques and classic conservatism to achieve the best natural looking results. This is what I bring to Toronto.

It takes a tremendous amount of courage to decide to have a procedure on your face. I consider this to be a huge responsibility that I take very seriously. Whether in the clinic or the operating room, I am very focused on minute details, on making sure that my patients have exceptional and personalized results. I am always my own harshest critic, which drives me even harder towards excellence in all that I do.

The best advice I got when I started medical school was: “Treat every patient like she is your own mother.”

-Dr. Ashlin Alexander

Certification & Membership

Dr. Alexander is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a member of the American and Canadian Academies of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is an active member of the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto.

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Clinical Lecturer

  • University of Toronto, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Staff Surgeon, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
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Consulting Surgeon

  • Consultant Surgeon to MD Direct
  • Consultant Surgeon to Toronto Head & Neck Clinic
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Teacher & Course Director

  • Course Co-director, University of Toronto Cosmetic Injectables Course
  • Course Co-director, University of Toronto Soft Tissue Dissection Workshop
  • Invited Speaker, University of Toronto Skin Cancer and Facial Aesthetics Day
  • Faculty Instructor, Toronto Rhinoplasty Course
  • Medical Consultant, Merz Pharma
  • Medical Consultant, Allergan

Curriculum Vitae

Education & Training

Head & neck oncology/microvascular reconstruction

Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute

Facial plastic & reconstructive surgery

New York University

Otolaryngology—head & neck surgery

University of Toronto

  • Chief Resident

Doctor of medicine

Queen’s University

  • Honours standing

Bachelor of science in engineering

Queen’s University

  • Mathematics & Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Graduated as a “Dean’s Scholar”

Honors & awards

Poliquin national residents’ research competition 

Canadian Society of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

  • 1st prize for best research project across Canada

Percy ireland day research competition  

Dept. of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto

  • 1st prize among all Resident and Fellow research projects

Shiley e.o. pelausa award

Dept. of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto 

  • Top 3rd-year Resident

National in-training exam

Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

  • Highest mark in Canada in “Head & Neck Surgery
  • Pediatrics” and “Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • among third-year Residents

Chancellor’s scholarship 

Queen’s University

  • 1 of 40 entrance awards granted across Canada, for overall achievement
  • First applicant in the history of the scholarship to receive a perfect score

Lectures & Publications

Ashlin J. Alexander, Anil R. Shah, Minas S. Constantinides. “Alar Retraction: Etiology, Treatment and Prevention”. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery 2013 Apr; 25: 1-6.

Ashlin J. Alexander, John R. de Almeida, Mark G. Shrime, David P. Goldstein, Ralph W. Gilbert.  “A Novel Outpatient Approach to Lower Lip Reanimation Using Palmaris Longus Tendon Sling”.  Journal of OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery 2011; 40(6): 481-488.

Ali Sepehr, Ashlin J. Alexander, Nitin Chauhan, Andres Gantous. “Detailed Analysis of Graft Techniques for Nasal Reconstruction Following Wegener Granulomatosis”.  Journal of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 2011; 40(6): 473-480. 

Ashlin J. Alexander, Lee Bartel, Lendra Friesen, David Shipp, Joseph Chen.  “From Fragments to the Whole: A Comparison Between Cochlear Implant Users and Normal Hearing Listeners in Music Perception and Enjoyment”. Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2011; Feb 40 (1): 1-7.

Ashlin J. Alexander, Daniel S. Alam, Patrick J. Gullane, Benoît G. Lengelé, Peter A. Adamson.  “Arguing the Ethics of Facial Transplantation”.  Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 2010; 12(1): 60-63.

Lee J, Alexander A, Higgins KH.  “The Sunnybrook Experience: A Review of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in Otolaryngology.”  Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery 2008; 37(4): 547-551.

Ashlin J. Alexander, Glen Bandiera, Laurie Mazurik.  “A Multiphase Disaster Training Exercise for Emergency Medicine Residents: Opportunity Knocks”.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2005; 12(5); Career and Technical Education: 404-409.

Ashlin J. Alexander, Andre K.W. Tan, Gerald A. Evans, Janet Allen.“Infection Control for the Otolaryngologist in the Era of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome”.  Journal of Otolaryngology 2003; 32(5): 281-287.

Ashlin J. Alexander.“Health, Environment, Healthcare: Evaluating the Relationship between Global Health, Climate Change, and the Delivery of Medicine”.  Presented at the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Toronto; December 4, 2009; Toronto, Canada.

Ashlin J. Alexander, John R. de Almeida, Mark G. Shrime, David P. Goldstein, Ralph W. Gilbert.  “A Novel Outpatient Approach to Lower Lip Reanimation Using Palmaris Longus Tendon Sling”.  Presented at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting; October 2, 2009; San Diego, CA.

Ashlin J. Alexander.  “Facial Transplantation: Framing the Debate”.  Presented at the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Toronto; February 6, 2009; Toronto, Canada.

MW ten Hove, M Melanson, AJ Alexander.  “A Novel Method of Measuring Orbicularis Oculi Strength”.  Presented at the European Neuro-ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting;May 26, 2007; Istanbul, Turkey.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26th, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we decided to close the practice until at least April 7th. We will need to reassess closer to this date to determine whether or not we can open at that time or if we must remain closed a while longer.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until at least April 7th.
  • The office will be staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Surgeries will be rescheduled.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the Ministry of Health and Public Health. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to FACE if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • Social distancing and social isolation are also critically important. Please stay home if you can!

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not rest until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to answer your questions.

Looking forward to moving past this and being able to continue to help our patients look and feel their best!

We are still continuing to conduct virtual consults. Contact us today and schedule a virtual consultation!