Meet Dr. Dan Calva

THE-PRACTICEDr. Calva completed his training at the prestigious Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery program. His main focus is on aesthetic/cosmetic and complex head-to-toe reconstruction. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been ranked by US News and World Reports as the #1 hospital in the US for 23 years.

Dr. Calva obtained his Bachelor education at Georgetown University, where he graduated with honors. He then attended one of the top medical schools in the country, the esteemed Carver College of Medicine.  After medical school he completed 7 years of training in General Surgery (Board Certified) at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, one of the top residency programs in the US. During his General Surgery training, he did 2 years of molecular genetics, where he conducted award winning research on cancer biology, and was awarded two grants by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) to performed cutting edge molecular research in cancer genetics.

Dr. Calva served as the first Administrative Chief Resident in the department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and to date Dr. Calva is the first and only recipient, within the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, to receive The Frank I. Coulson Jr. Award For Clinical and Academic Excellence at Johns Hopkins. This is the most prestigious award at Johns Hopkins, and a very selective process by his peers is used to select the individual.

Dr. Calva trained under leaders in the field of Aesthetic/Cosmetic, Craniomaxillofacial, and Hand Surgery, and has co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in some of the most well respected medical journals. His research has been presented in over 10 national conferences throughout the United States. His innovative research interests, outstanding training credentials, ethics, and personalized care are his unique and distinguishing characteristics.

“I am here to guide each patient through an unforgettable experience, where I help my patients realize their desires for specific physical needs, with personalized procedures”

Dr. Calva believes in a philosophy where the mind is in harmony with the body, and only by an individual and patient-specific approach can this balance be accomplished.

His greatest talent is spending as much time as needed to achieve perfection, and he holds the patient’s concerns, goals, and ambitions in the highest regard, with no details left unnoticed.

Dr. Calva has particular interests in aesthetic/cosmetic surgery specifically to the face, breast, abdomen and body contouring, and has particularly extensive experience with mastectomy (removal of the entire breast tissue) and immediate breast reconstruction. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

The procedures that Dr. Calva specializes in are:


  • Face and Neck Lift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Brow and Forehead Lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Facial Reconstruction After Cancer Removal
  • Facial Implants
  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Botox
  • Dermal Fillers


  • Prophylactic Mastectomies with Immediate Reconstruction
    • Flaps (Free and Pedicle)
    • Implant Based
    • Fat Grafting
  • Breast Augmentation
    • Implants
    • Fat Grafting
  • Breast Lift (mastopexy)
  • Breast Reduction
  • Nipple/Areolar Reconstruction


  • Tummy-Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Mini-Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy-Makeover Surgery (Abdominoplasty and breast lift at the same time)
  • Liposuction and Body Sculpting
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Fat grafting/transfer to the buttocks)
  • Thigh Lift
  • Arm Lift
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation

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