Meet Dr. David Kahn - Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon

In August 2000, Dr. Kahn joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery. He has been recognized for excellence in teaching both throughout his training and as a member of the Plastic Surgery faculty at Stanford. Dr. Kahn has trained over 30 plastic surgeons at Stanford who now practice both locally and throughout the United States. He is a co-director of the cosmetic surgery program at Stanford, and has been since joining the faculty. He is a member of the faculty of the Stanford Plastic Surgery Review Course for future surgeons studying for their board certification exams. He is a member of the cosmetic surgery question writing committee for the annual in-training examination for the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation. In addition he is an associate editor of e-Plasty, the first open access journal of plastic surgery, and has been an invited reviewer for several other peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Kahn is a board certified Plastic Surgeon, and is an active member of several societies including The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgery. In 2010 Dr. Kahn was inducted into the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons. His research interests are in studying how the face changes with age, and toward finding an optimal approach to rejuvenation. He has also authored and is continuing to work on studies that focus on improving the results of surgery on the nose, breast and body contouring. He has authored chapters on facelifts, and other aspects of cosmetic surgery for several textbooks. In addition he has presented his research, and approach to cosmetic plastic surgery at meetings both nationally and internationally. Dr. Kahn’s surgical expertise is in aesthetic surgery focusing on the face, nose, breast and body.

But life does not reside at the office and operating room alone. Dr. Kahn is married and has two children. Outside of work and spending time with his family he enjoys the arts, photography, reading, music, sports and travel. He was the co-founder of Cheap Sox, Tufts University’s improvisational comedy troupe; a passion he hopes to pursue again when time permits. Fortunate enough to be both blessed at home and at work, Dr. Kahn firmly believes in sharing his education, knowledge and experiences. He has volunteered his services both at home and abroad having travelled to several countries including China and Cuba to educate other surgeons and operate on those without access to plastic surgeons.

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Palo Alto, CA 94304
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