Joseph Carey, MD

Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction Surgery, DIEP Flap Surgery
Accepting New Patients


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1516 San Pablo St. HC3 - Suite 3300 Ste 3300, Los Angeles, CA 90033
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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 6200 Ste 6200, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
About Joseph Carey, MD


Dr. Carey is an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His specialty is microvascular surgery, with a focus on breast reconstruction, complex reconstructive surgery, thoracic and abdominal reconstruction, and cerebral revascularization procedures. Dr. Carey is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of many prestigious surgical societies.

Dr. Carey's practice is based in Keck Medical Center, where he directs the care of complex multi-system injuries, including primary management of difficult wounds. His practice overlaps with the specialties of neurological surgery, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and orthopedic surgery, and he is relied upon for his reconstructive creativity. As the program director in plastic surgery, he directs the education of plastic surgery and general surgery residents.

Dr. Carey's research interests include surgical education, breast reconstruction, extremity salvage, and cerebral revascularization. His education includes general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at USC. Dr. Carey received his medical degree from USC and his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. He also completed a Master's degree in anatomy at USC and a microvascular surgery fellowship at Stanford University.

I believe that a patient's quality of life is a key measure of a successful surgery. It means a lot to me to be able to use my reconstructive surgery skills to help my patients get back to enjoying life with their families.


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • DIEP Flap Surgery
Areas of Focus
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Cerebral Revascularization, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Extremity Salvage, Complex Wound Management, Aesthetic Procedures
Academic Title
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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