Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Caridi’s Biography

Austin Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Caridi

Certified plastic surgeon and founder of Westlake Plastic Surgery, Dr. Robert Caridi, M.D., Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, has established his practice based on strong and current surgical skills, patient rapport, high quality service, and emphasis on professionalism and mutual respect.

“My goal at Westlake Plastic Surgery is to connect with my patients in such a way that they see me as a well trained, personable physician who provides excellent cosmetic and plastic surgery services. I am open, frank, and honest with my patients.”

Dr. Robert Caridi believes that each individual has unique needs. He gets to know each of his patients in order to understand their expectations and effectively communicate the benefits and risks of the surgery they are considering.

“A physician must have the ability to build rapport with patients. Trust and confidence are important in choosing your doctor. I take great pride in fostering an atmosphere that demystifies plastic surgery and puts my patients at ease, thereby allowing them to explore plastic surgery options in an open and honest forum.”

Personal Biography

Robert Caridi, MD - Westlake Plastic Surgery - Breast Revision Specialist

The youngest of five children, Dr. Robert Caridi (at right in white t-shirt) comes from humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, where he enjoyed playing street hockey and fishing off Sheepshead Bay. At the young age of 13, Dr. Caridi lost his father and his carefree childhood. He quickly matured into a responsible and dependable man who understands the importance of living life to its fullest.

Dr. Caridi married his wife and Wisconsin native, Dana, in 1990 on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The popular morning show chose Dana and Bob to follow through the trials and tribulations of the wedding process. Bob and Dana were the first couple to be involved in Reality TV. It has now become a national obsession.

After completing his residency at New York’s prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Robert Caridi practiced in the Chicago area for eight years in a group practice before relocating to Austin in 2000. Dr. Caridi states, “I felt personally and professionally limited in a group practice. My wife and I love Austin, its milder climate, and outdoor activities-so we decided to relocate our family and established Westlake Plastic Surgery.”

The Caridi family resides in Westlake. One of his daughters is studying at TCU while the other is attending Dartmouth College. Dr. “C” enjoys the yearlong outdoor activities available in Central Texas. This includes hanging out at the ranch, kayaking, biking, running, gardening and enjoying his three Chinese Crested dogs. Dr. Caridi is physically active. Being a plastic surgeon can be mentally and physically exhausting, therefore Dr. Caridi exercises regularly to be at the top of his game.

Board Certification

1994 – present

Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery Certificate Number 4631

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

May 2000 – present

Plastic surgeon, solo practitioner and founder of Westlake Plastic Surgery, 4407 Bee Cave Road #303, Austin, TX 78746

July 1992 – Feb 2000

Plastic Surgeon, group practitioner and partner at Suburban Plastic Surgery Associates, Inc., 1585 N. Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60194

Professional Surgical Societies

1996 – present

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

1992 – present

Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)


1988 – 1989

Plastic Surgery Fellowship, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY


1991 – 1992
Chief Resident, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

1989 – 1991
Resident, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

1985 – 1988

Intern and Resident, Department of General Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Robert Caridi’s Education

1981 – 1985

1979 – 1981

The University of Texas at Austin
Degree: B.A., Biology, May 1981

1976 – 1979

The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Major: B.S., Biology, transferred


1995 – present

Texas Medical Board

1992 – present

Illinois Medical Board (inactive)

1985 – present

New York State Medical Board (inactive)

Dr. Robert Caridi’s Hospital Affiliations

May 2000 – present

Active Status:

The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center

Seton Medical Center of Austin

Seton Northwest Hospital

Seton Southwest Hospital

Consulting Privileges:

University Medical Center Brackenridge

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas

Seton Shoal Creek Hospital

Courtesy Privileges:

St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center

St. David’s Medical Center

St. David’s North Austin Hospital

St. David’s South Austin Hospital

Dr. Robert Caridi of Westlake Plastic Surgery is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties
American Board of Medical Specialties

Westlake Plastic Surgery has been accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery FacilitiesAmerican Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities