Dr. Gagnon was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Growing up in Alaska, he learned to love the outdoors hiking in the Chugach Mountains, racing on the Alyeska Ski Team, and being an assistant fishing guide on the Kenai River. After graduating from Service High School, he traveled east to attend Harvard University. There, he graduated with honors in the field of Anthropology. He kept his ties to Alaska by volunteering during the summers at the Alaska Native Medical Center and working at the Providence Alaska Medical Center. Dr. Gagnon received his medical degree at the Oregon Health Sciences University, where he graduated with honors. From there, Dr. Gagnon went on to complete a six-year plastic surgery residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. During his training, Dr. Gagnon received the VCU S. Dawson Theogaraj scholarship for scoring the highest on the 2006 Plastic Surgery In-service Exam. While at VCU, Dr. Gagnon had the privilege of participating in a foreign mission to repair cleft lips, palates, burns, and other congenital deformities for children in Guatemala. Prior to moving back to Alaska, Dr. Gagnon was Chief of Surgery at St. Josephs Hospital in Eureka, California where he practiced for 6 1/2 years. Dr. Gagnon, his wife, Janel, and their two children are enthusiastic about their return to Alaska. He is committed to providing expert quality care to the people of the Mat-Su Valley and greater Alaska. Certification Matters Dr. Gagnon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, one of the twenty-four specialties recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Gagnon continues his education through the annual American Board of Plastic Surgery Maintenance of Certification program.