Dr. Kimit Rai
MBBS, MD, FRCSC – New Westminster, BC
Dr. Kimit Rai is an internationally recognized, award winning, and board-certified plastic surgeon. He is the Founder and Medical Director of the Rai Clinic, a plastic surgery and medical aesthetic practice. With over 25 years of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Rai is dedicated to delivering "beauty without limits" by utilizing cutting-edge technology and innovative techniques that will result in the best outcomes.
About Dr. Kimit Rai
Dr. Rai was born in Kuala Lumpur to refugee parents. He began his medical career in a government general hospital and advanced his knowledge during his mandatory military service in Malaysia. He subsequently left home to pursue his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science (MBBS) degree before receiving his medical degree from the University of British Columbia. He was then board certified in plastic surgery by British Columbia in 1975 and the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1977.
Dr. Rai developed significant skills and experience in dermal fillers and has a passion for sharing his knowledge in medical aesthetics, laser therapy, and advanced skin health. In addition to running a friendly and welcoming clinic, Dr. Rai is the proud President and Founder of Operations Rainbow Canada. This non-profit group of physicians provides free reconstructive surgeries to those with cleft palates in underdeveloped nations such as Cambodia, Lebanon, Mexico, India, and the Philippines.
Dr. Rai is an inspiring leader whose work has changed the lives of thousands of underprivileged children while also providing invaluable hands-on training for Canadian medical residents who donate their time on missions and to health care professionals in the host countries. He also mentors’ Canadian plastic surgery residents, anesthesia fellows, and pediatric residents at BC Children’s Hospital through Operation Rainbow. His extensive knowledge in his respected field has earned him the position of director at Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics & Therapeutics (PTIFA), where he teaches Level 4 and Level 5 dermal filler courses. Dr. Rai currently practices in New Westminster, The Rai Clinic, False Creek Health Care Centre, and A Smile Above in Vancouver, BC, as well as having privileges at Eagle Ridge and Royal Columbian Hospitals.
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
- Medical Degree – University of British Columbia
Memberships & Organizations
- Recipient of the Order of BC Award – the highest award given to civilians in BC
- Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery
- Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Association of Plastic Surgeons
- International Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
Dr. Rai is frequently invited to speak at educational symposiums, and his work has been widely published. He has received numerous awards for his work, mentorship, and teaching, including the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also held prominent roles such as Chief of Surgery for the Simon Fraser Health Region from 1989 to 1999 and past president of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons. Outside of his work, Dr. Rai is an avid runner and is married with two children.
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The Rai Clinic405-301 East Columbia Street New Westminster BC V3L 3W5
I had an amazing experience at The Rai Clinic. Dr. Rai and his team are so friendly and very professional. They take the time to explain everything. The results were also better than I expected! I look forward to my next visit.
Trust him completely
I had breast augmentation in June 2016. I am 100% happy with results. He recommended the perfect size and the scar is non existent now. Recently I’ve been seeing Dr. Rai for my pregnancy mask and acne scars. I started on a vigorous skin care regimen. Kinda pricy but seems to work just fine . I also did a chemical peel with great results. Only reason I gave 4 stars is things aren’t always thorough explained. And location isn’t super convenient for me. But Dr. Rai is amazing and I trust him completely.
Dr. Rai was amazing. He fixed my previous breast augmentation when no other surgeon said it was possible. I finally am happy with how I look and it’s all thanks to him. He was professional, kind, listened, and thorough. Highly recommended surgeon.