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Triple-Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Meet Dr. Greg Chernoff

Dr. Gregory Chernoff has performed plastic surgery, cosmetic treatments, and reconstructive surgery in California for over 30 years. His experience, skills, and expertise have helped patients reach their aesthetic facial and body rejuvenation goals throughout California and across the country.

Education, Fellowship Training, & Specialized Expertise

Education
  • Medical Degree, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • BS, Anatomy, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Quick Facts

  • Dr. Chernoff is board-certified by three regulating medical authorities, including:
    • The American Board of Facial, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery
    • The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • He completed a five-year residency followed by fellowships in microvascular surgery, breast and body contouring, laser therapy, and a UCSF facial plastic reconstructive surgery fellowship.
  • Dr. Chernoff is a pioneer in laser therapy and completed numerous published studies that helped advance Laser Aesthetic Treatments.
  • He is the first and among the few Plastic Surgeons in California to offer Ellevate Neck Contouring.
  • Dr. Chernoff is the only surgeon in Indiana to offer the Y Lift.
  • He combines meticulous surgical techniques with the latest non-surgical therapies to give his patients consistent, natural-looking rejuvenation results.
  • This training provides Dr. Chernoff with comprehensive expertise matched by very few. His innate aesthetic vision, meticulous surgical skills, and gentle humility provide his patients with the highest-level quality of care that is second to none.

#1 Rated Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Chernoff is consistently rated the #1 plastic surgery doctor by his patients and staff. His top procedures include laser eyelid lift, facelift, rhinoplasty, liposuction, cosmetic injectables, dermal fillers, and a variety of surgical and non-surgical face and body procedures.

Internships, Residency, & Fellowships
  • Internship at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Residency at the University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Fellowship in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Fellowship in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Head and Neck Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, and Breast and Body Contouring
  • Fellowship University of California in San Francisco in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellowship in Flow Cytometry and Laser Surgery in Canada.

Specialized Training

  • Dr. Chernoff’s five-year surgical residency in otolaryngology included extensive training in head and neck surgery, microvascular surgery, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic surgery.
  • During his surgical residency, Dr. Chernoff saw the devastating effects of cancer. He decided to complete additional training to further his surgical expertise to help cancer patients requiring complex facial reconstruction. He completed three fellowships to master the art of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He completed his first fellowship in flow cytometry and laser surgery in Canada.
  • He’s had extensive training in operating complex facial reconstructive cases involving cancer of the head, face, and neck. Most surgical cases required him to operate between 12-18 hours for each patient, some requiring multiple surgeries to complete the reconstruction of facial bones, jaws, noses, and necks.

Plastic Surgery Board Certifications

Board certification is a voluntary and rigorous process completed by passing comprehensive written and oral exams. Board certifications must be maintained through annual requirements of continuing medical education. Dr. Chernoff is board-certified by three regulating medical authorities, including:

  • The American Board of Facial, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery
  • The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

This means that Dr. Gregory Chernoff is triple board certified, which is accomplished by very few plastic surgeons worldwide. He completes, on average, 100 hours of continuing medical education per year.

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Editorial Boards
  • Aesthetics Academy Journal Medical Insights
  • Journal of Cutaneous Laser Therapy
  • Journal of Progressive Clinical Insights Operative Techniques in Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Medical Aesthetic Insights
  • Orbital Reconstructive Surgery Journal
Faculty
  • Aesthetics Academy
  • Allergan National Training Center
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Aestheticians Association
  • Cosmetic Multi-Specialty Meeting
  • International Cosmetic Surgery Conference
Board of Directors
  • North American Academy of Cosmetic & Restorative Surgery
  • Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Board of Directors
  • Survivors of Violence Foundation, Founder & President
  • Indiana Artist Society
Memberships
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • California Medical Society
  • Sonoma County Medical Society

Research, Articles, & Publications Contributions

Over the last 30 years, Dr. Chernoff has significantly contributed to the advancements in plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine. He was one of the pioneers of both surgical and non-surgical laser therapy. He wrote one of the very first papers on CO2 Laser Resurfacing.

Dr. Chernoff’s Plastic Surgery laser research is extensive and has been instrumental in developing and refining accepted laser techniques utilized by physicians worldwide.

Research is important to Dr. Chernoff since it allows him to stay on the cutting edge of new therapies and techniques. He continues to conduct alpha and beta testing for medical and biotech companies. This is the testing used in the clinical trial phase for therapy or technology before FDA approval.

Companies use Dr. Chernoff’s research data to submit these therapies or technologies for FDA approval. He is involved in research studies for cosmetic laser, radio frequency, ultrasound, regenerative medicine, and other specialized therapies.

Early access to new therapies and technologies gives Dr. Chernoff additional experience and expertise. He not only offers these treatments to his patients early but has expertise in the techniques required to administer the treatments to patients.

Dr. Chernoff’s ongoing research in the exciting field of regenerative medicine is providing insight into expanded treatment indications such as acne scars, non-healing wounds, burn scars, and traumatic injury scars.

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Educational Contributions

Dr. Gregory Chernoff has authored numerous scientific papers and medical laser textbook chapters and has given over 800 lectures to physicians worldwide on surgical and non-surgical therapy.

He’s also been featured on news programs such as Dateline NBC, ABC, CBS Nightly News, and BBC World News—as well as periodicals like Time, Newsweek, and W Magazine—to discuss his research and the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery, laser therapy, and regenerative medicine. injectable fibroblast therapy.

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Awards

  • Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Maverick Award for Most Impactful Scientific Presentation, 2023
  • Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Maverick Award for Most Impactful Scientific Presentation, 2022
  • Miami Cosmetic Surgery Maverick Award for Most Impactful Scientific Presentation, 2022
  • Miami Cosmetic Surgery Maverick Award for Most Impactful Scientific Presentation, 2021
  • Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Maverick Award for Most Impactful Scientific Presentation, 2021
  • John Galt Award for Excellence in Patient Outcomes, 2020
  • Aesthetics Academy Overall Best Cosmetic Outcome Award, 2017
  • Sonoma County “Best Plastic Surgeon” Award, 2006
  • Americas Top Doctors Award, 2002 – 2005
  • American Aestheticians Association Best Plastic Surgery Teacher, 2002
  • Canadian Clinical Research Award for original research in Otolaryngology,
  • Triologic Eastern Section Research Award for The Role of Fine Needle Aspiration and Flow Cytometry in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Lymphoma

Survivors of Violence Foundation

Dr. Chernoff, our providers, and staff are committed to giving back to the community and helping others. One organization that Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is committed to supporting is the Survivors of Violence Foundation.

The Survivors of Violence Foundation brings reconstructive surgery and scar improvement to survivors suffering from physical injuries or disfigurements caused by injury, violence, or abuse. Learn more at https://www.violencesurvivor.org.

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