Extraordinary Plastic Surgery Professor
Dr. William Shaw was born in China in 1942. His family first emigrated to Taiwan and then to the United States where his father joined the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles. After completing high school in Los Angeles, Bill received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1964. He then continued his medical studies at the same institution from which he graduated in 1968 with his Doctor of Medicine as well as the distinction of being Class President.
After a medical internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Bill returned to UCLA to complete a general surgery residency under Dr. William P. Longmire. His residency, though, was interrupted for two years of military service in Thailand.
In 1975, Dr. Shaw returned to New York to begin a plastic surgery residency under Dr. John M. Converse at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University.