Professional Statement

Dr. La Via was born in Sweden and spent seven of her childhood years in West Africa before moving to Northern California. Prior to starting her pre-medical undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, she spent one year in Barcelona, Spain, studying Spanish art history and literature. At Berkeley, she completed a double major in molecular and cell biology and integrative biology while also studying French, Italian, as well as Swedish literature. Dr. La Via earned her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, finishing in the top ten percent of her class and being elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. She completed her general surgery training at the University of South Florida in Tampa where she received the Outstanding Intern award.


17 years


English, Spanish




Charlotta La Via, M.D.2001 Santa Monica BoulevardSanta Monica, CA 90404

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center

  • Residency


    University of South Florida

  • Undergraduate School

    Community College of the Air Force

  • Graduate School

    University of California-Irvine, School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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