Dr. Kimit Rai


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Kimit Rai is a board certified Plastic Surgeon and Surgical Director at out False Creek Healthcare Centre. With over 25 years of experience in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Rai also holds privileges at the Eagle Rudge Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital. He is also the President and Founder of Operation Rainbow, a non-profit organization of physicians who donate their services in underdeveloped Third world countries.

Dr. Rai completed his training at the University of British Columbia in 1975, when he was certified in Plastic Surgery, subsequently gaining American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) certification in 1977.

Dr. Rai is frequently asked to speak at educational symposiums and his work has been published extensively. His most recent award was the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an established plastic surgeon who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession and to the CSPS.

Dr. Kimit Rai is accredited by the following institutions:

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society of Plastic Surgeons

Academic Qualifications

  • Diplomate - American Board of Plastic Surgery - 1977
  • Fellowship - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship - University of British Columbia - Vancouver, British Columbia - 1975
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - 1965

Achievements & Awards

  • Recent Awards Include:
    • Recipient of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
    • Recipient Faculty Community Service Award 2014
    • Recipient of a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award 2013
  • Surgical Director at False Creek Healthcare Centre
  • Co-Founded Operation Rainbow, a Volunteer Program to Perform Reconstructive Surgeries on Children Born with Facial, Cleft Lip and Palate Deformities
    • Transformed the Lives of More than 2,000 Children and Their Families in Cambodia, India, Lebanon, Mexico and the Philippines
  • Past Chief of Surgery for the Simon Fraser Health Region (1989 – 1999)
  • Past Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery (1983 – 1999)
  • Past President of the North West Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Past President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • B.C. Board Certified in Plastic Surgery since 1975
  • Frequently Speaks at Educational Symposiums
  • Work has been Published Extensively
  • Teacher / Mentor
  • Scientific Researcher/Publisher


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