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“I believe you deserve excellent surgical care in a friendly and compassionate environment with careful attention to your individual and lifestyle needs. It’s a privilege to work with you to arrive at solutions that help you live the life you want.”
Dr. Fichadia is a dual board-certified, comprehensively trained plastic, and reconstructive surgeon. She completed medical school education at the prestigious Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. She completed general surgical training at St Elizabeth’s Medical Center, an affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA.
She subsequently completed a highly competitive plastic surgery program at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. She has presented research from her time in Boston and Portland at various surgical meetings such as Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons and an annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgery.
Her international upbringing has sensitized her to the disparities inadequate access to care. She feels passionate about Global Health Initiatives and has participated in surgical mission trips in developing nations, such as Ecuador and India.
She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is an active member of American College of Surgeons, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons and Association of Women Surgeons. She aims to offer her patients compassionate and personalized care, spanning the full spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Based on her credentials, patient results, and expertise, Dr. Fichadia has been named a “Top Doctor” on RealSelf.com. In order to be a RealSelf “Top Doctor,” a physician must be board-certified, highly rated by her patients, and an active participant in educating patients about aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery. Dr. Fichadia is among only 10% of RealSelf doctors to achieve this honor.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and daughters. Her other interests include hiking, kayaking, reading and cooking.
Member, American College of Surgeons
Member, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, Association of Women Surgeons
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2015
Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2014
Chief Resident, General Surgery, St Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 2012
Resident, General Surgery, St Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 2011
MD, Gujarat University, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India, 2005
MBBS, Gujarat University, BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, India, 2002
Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors”, 2019-2024
Citation for Excellence in Teaching, Tufts University School of Medicine 2008-2010
Samuel Gargano MD House Officer’s Award in General Surgery 2010
Gujarat University Gold Medal in MD (Ob-Gyn) 2005
Indian Pharmacological Society Gold Medal in Pharmacology, 1999
Gujarat University Gold Medal in Biochemistry, 1998
Dr. Hetal Fichadia sits down with KGW to discuss ways to protect your skin during summer.
Fichadia H, Layman C. Candida parapsilosis Tenosynovitis in an Immunocompetent Patient: Case Report and Review of Literature. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 May;40(5):993-6
Fichadia H, Solomon J, Lee PHU. An unusual duplication of the palmaris longus muscle. Int J Anat Var (IJAV). 2015; 8: 15-16
Fichadia, H. K., & Hansen, J. E. (2013). Nationwide trends in hospital charges and length of stay for immediate breast reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 132(4S-1), 164.
Daniel Del Vecchio, Hetal Fichadia. Autologous Fat Transplantation – A Paradigm shift in Breast Reconstruction Chapter 11, Breast Reconstruction – Current Techniques, ISBN 978-953-307-982-0 (2011)