The decision to embark on surgical enhancement is an intensely personal one. I believe it is very important that you are comfortable with your plastic surgeon and confident in his or her abilities. I would like to tell you a little about myself and my qualifications as a cosmetic surgeon.
Once you have chosen to undergo cosmetic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon becomes a matter of great importance. I am proud to say that I am a board-certified plastic surgeon, which means I have met stringent certification and training requirements that ensure my patients the very best results. Moreover, my diverse plastic surgery experience enables me to choose the best procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area, I encourage you to contact me.
Served His Country as a Navy Seal
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where I earned a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering. I graduated from the academy with distinction, the highest academic honor. Following graduation, I moved to Coronado, California, and reported to Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUDS), also known as Navy SEAL training. After graduating with Class 156, I was assigned to SEAL Team 5. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, I served four busy and exciting years, including duty in Operation Desert Storm.
From Harvard Medical School to Stanford Residency
I then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving my medical doctor degree in 1996. My surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency was conducted at Stanford University Medical Center.
Following the completion of my residency, I served as the Interplast Jerome P. Webster Fellow. Interplast is a non-profit organization based in Mountain View, California, that provides plastic and reconstructive surgery to needy children and adults in the developing world. I have participated in over 20 surgical overseas missions and have performed operations on more than 500 patients in this capacity.
Since completing my residency and fellowship in plastic surgery, I have been in a very busy practice of both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. I have had the honor of being the director of the Regional Burn Unit at Valley Medical Center and serving on the volunteer clinical faculty at Stanford University Medical Center. I am also proud to be a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
In 2005, largely for family reasons, I moved my practice to the Sacramento area and have fallen in love with the community and the wonderful patients that I have had the privilege to treat.
My wife Kate (formerly Shallenberger), sons Trevor and Grant, daughter Ava and I live in El Dorado Hills. Our outside interests include athletics, travel, and volunteer work.