The team

Meet Dr. Thomas

Over 20 Years of Excellence

As one of Canada’s leading facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, MD directs the team at 8 West Clinic and brings extensive experience, having performed facial cosmetic surgery for over two decades.

A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada

Dr. Buonassisi is a distinguished Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon renowned for his expertise and dedication to the medical field. As a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Dr. Buonassisi exemplifies excellence in healthcare and a commitment to advancing medical knowledge and practice. His membership in this prestigious organization underscores his exceptional qualifications and contributions to the profession.

The Journey to Excellence

In addition to 14 years of post-secondary education, Dr. Buonassisi has travelled the globe to train with world-renowned experts in the field, working closely with acclaimed surgeons in the United States and Australia. With a passion for patient care and a wealth of experience, Dr. Buonassisi continues to make significant strides in the medical community, shaping the future of healthcare through his expertise and leadership.

Dr. buonassisi's



  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with a specialty in Otolaryngology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Membership: American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


  • Medical Degree: University of British Columbia School of Medicine; UBC, Vancouver, BC
  • Residency: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at the University of British Columbia; Vancouver, BC
  • Fellowship: Facial Plastic Surgery with the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery


  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Thousands of cosmetic surgeries performed
  • Top RealSelf-verified surgeon
  • Voted "Best Cosmetic Surgeon" in Vancouver for 4+ years (The Georgia Straight)
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The Man Behind the Scrubs

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi is a loving husband and devoted father; to his wife (and 8 West Clinic co-founder), Angie Buonassisi, and his two daughters. As a family, the Buonassisis enjoy everything that British Columbia has to offer, by skiing, kite-surfing, mountain-biking, skate-skiing, camping and hiking their way around this beautiful country in their spare time.  Outside of their active outdoor lifestyle, they are a family dedicated to inclusion, diversity, and philanthropy, and install this throughout everything they do within the clinic and the 8 West Clinic team.

Our Team

Meet some of the other members of our team.

Board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Injectables Specialist (MD, CCFP, FCFP, DPD)
Advanced Nurse Injector
Advanced Nurse Injector & Sclerotherapist
Nurse Director & Advanced Nurse Injector