Expert Qualifications

This highly-qualified plastic surgery expert is dual-board certified in plastic surgery and general surgery and has extensive experience in adult and pediatric reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery, surgeries due to dog bites and motor vehicle accidents, facial fractures, skull base surgery, and cranioplasty. He received his BS in biological sciences from Stanford University before earning his MD from the University of Michigan. He subsequently completed both an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham followed by a residency in plastic surgery at Duke University, serving as the chief resident in both residency programs. During his residency in plastic surgery, he worked with Operation Smile in Jamshedpur, India performing cleft lip and left palate repairs for patients with little access to medical care. He then went on to complete a fellowship in craniofacial and plastic surgery at the University of Southern California. This expert is active in his field as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, AOCMF North America, and the North American Skull Base Society and serves on the credentials committee at two hospitals and the medical executive committee at one. He is also active in research having authored several peer-reviewed articles and spoken at multiple scientific conferences over the course of his career. Previously, he served as an assistant professor of plastic surgery, the director of craniofacial surgery, and the co-director of research at the University of California, Irvine. Currently, he serves as the chief of plastic surgery at a renowned clinic for brain, spine, head and neck conditions in California.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: CA
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Stanford University
  • MD, University of Michigan
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Residency, Plastic Surgery, Duke University
  • Fellowship, Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California
  • Board Certified: Plastic Surgery
  • Board Certified: General Surgery
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, AOCMF North America
  • Member, North American Skull Base Society
  • Former, Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, University of California, Irvine
  • Former, Director, Craniofacial Surgery, University of California, Irvine
  • Former, Co-Director, Research, Plastic Surgery, University of California, Irvine
  • Current, Chief, Plastic Surgery, a prominent clinic for brain, spine, head and neck conditions in CA

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