Dr. Stan M. Valnicek received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with Distinction in 1986. He interned at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon and his residency training in Plastic Surgery was at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon from 1987-1991.
Dr. Valnicek successfully completed his specialty exams with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1991. On completion of his Plastic Surgery training, Dr. Valnicek undertook an additional two years of advanced fellowship training. From 1991-1993 he received sub-specialty training in Cosmetic Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery as well as Hand and Microsurgery at the Plastic Surgicenter in Saskatoon, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the University Of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Valnicek entered practice in Saskatoon in 1993, where he enjoyed a very busy and diverse practice in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. He was also part of the Medical School Faculty involved in the training of plastic surgeons and medical students. In 1998 Dr. Valnicek relocated his family and his practice to Kelowna, joining the medical staff of the Kelowna General Hospital as well as the Okanagan Plastic Surgery Centre.
Dr. Valnicek is a member in good standing of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Canadian Laser Aesthetic Surgery Society, the American Society for Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. His dedication as a physician and skill as a surgeon have earned him the respect of his collegues and co–workers. He is actively involved in the medical community, having served as president of the Medical Advisory Committee.
As a partner in the Okanagan Plastic Surgery Centre, Dr. Valnicek dedicates a significant portion of his practice to Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and enjoys this aspect of his practice, working in an environment of clinical excellence and personalized patient care.