Meet Dr. Oliva


Dr. Alfonso Oliva is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has earned a Certificate of Added Qualification for Surgery of the Hand. His surgical training began by completing a full residency in General Surgery and becoming board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Oliva then completed a second surgical residency in Plastic Surgery and a Fellowship in Microsurgery and Surgery of the Hand.

“I trained for years by performing the most difficult reconstructive surgeries on a variety of patients. I’ve repaired literally all parts of the body, and have achieved symmetrical and attractive results. Nothing could have better prepared me for giving you the look you desire.”

Dr. Oliva’s continued commitment and high level of expertise have made him one of the region’s premier aesthetic, breast, and reconstruction surgeons. He is associated with Inland Northwest Plastic Surgeons, a Spokane cooperative of board certified plastic surgeons striving to educate the public on the the importance of choosing qualified, board certified professionals to perform cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

Dr. Oliva has admitting privileges at Deaconess Medical Center and Sacred Heart Medical Center, both of which are conveniently located in downtown Spokane. Dr. Oliva is also in group practice with Plastic Surgery Northwest.


Credentials for Dr. Alfonso Oliva

B.S. Biology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1978
M.D. University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 1982

Postgraduate Training
University of Illinois Hospital and Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Resident in General Surgery, 1982-1987
Administrative Chief Resident 1986-1987
Instructor in General Surgery, 1986-1987
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1987-1989
Chief Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1988-1990
Davies Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Microsurgical Replantation and Transplantation
Senior Microsurgical Fellow 1989-1990

Phi Beta Kappa, St. Louis University 1977
Summa Cum Laude, St. Louis University 1978
President’s Award, Best Paper 1991, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 41st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Best Overall Paper 1993, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 43rd Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA

Licensure and Certification
Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1983
Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, 1988
Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1993
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, 1995
State of Illinois Medical License, 1982
State of California Medical License, 1987
State of Washington Medical License, 1994

Professional Societies
American College of Surgeons, Fellow 1982
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2002
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 1987
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery 1995
American Society of Peripheral Nerve 1996
California Medical Association 1990
Harry J. Buncke Microsurgical Society 1990
Northwestern Society of Plastic Surgery 2002
San Mateo Medical Society 1990
Spokane County Medical Society 1994
Spokane Surgical Society 1995
Warren H. Cole Society 1989
Washington State Society of Plastic Surgery 1996
Washington State Medical Society 1994

Current Hospital Appointments
Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane, WA 1994
Chairman, Department of Surgery 1996-1998, 2002-2004
Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA 1994