Dr. Chalekson is a South Bay native, born and raised in Torrance, California. He attended UCLA as an undergraduate where he studied Psychobiology and graduated with departmental highest honors. Subsequently, he attended the University of Southern California School of Medicine where he received his medical degree, completing several distinguished honors and awards.
Dr. Chalekson then had the honor of being selected to attend one of the country’s first 6-year plastic surgery residency programs immediately after medical school as opposed to traditional 2-3 year training programs. Following over six years of postgraduate training in Illinois, Dr. Chalekson attained board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His expertise ranges from aesthetic surgeries of the face, breast and body, microvascular reconstruction to breast reconstruction.
Dr. Chalekson has several published peer reviewed papers and has presented at many national and local plastic surgery meetings. He has won several honors and grants for his research and has been distinguished with the best presentation paper at the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation’s senior resident meeting in 2002.
Dr. Chalekson opened his private plastic surgery practice in his home town of Torrance in 2002. Then he moved his practice to Templeton where he and his family can enjoy the Central Coast.