Dr. Farrugia is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Hailing from a European background, Dr. Farrugia was born and raised in Malta, Europe.
After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Malta, Dr. Farrugia was accepted into the renowned Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Minnesota where he completed an internship in general surgery and received a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences. Dr. Farrugia fulfilled his surgical residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine followed by a subspecialty fellowship in Breast Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Farrugia was inducted as a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a member of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and the Illinois State Medical Society.
Dr. Farrugia is a deeply caring surgeon who listens carefully to his patients and is dedicated to delivering outstanding surgery results. Above all, he is committed to providing safe and appropriate care to his patients and continuously strives to maintain up-to-date techniques and the latest innovations through continuing surgical education.
Well-experienced in cosmetic liposuction procedures, Dr. Farrugia has performed over 500 body contouring procedures in the past year alone.
RESEARCH AND AWARDS
Dr. Farrugia is the author of numerous articles of original research in peer-reviewed international journals which have been subsequently cited by over 1,600 biomedical research teams in their work. He has also presented over 27 works at various regional and international conferences.
Dr. Farrugia received numerous competitive awards throughout his career including a prestigious research fellowship award by the United States Department of Defense, a Merit Award by the Conquer Cancer Foundation, two travel scholarship awards by the Society of Vascular Surgery and American Association for Cancer Research, and an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award by the Department of Surgery at the University of Florida.
In his free time, Dr. Farrugia enjoys traveling off the beaten path, attending live music venues and discovering hole in the wall restaurants.