David Kahn

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Kahn's clinical focus areas include cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, rhinoplasty, face lift, cleft lip and palate, cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, abdominoplasty, breast reconstruction, plastic and reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, breast implantation, blepharoplasty, botox, body contouring, soft tissue fillers, skin cancer, chemical face peeling, dermabrasion, reconstructive surgical procedures, aesthetic surgery, acquired nose deformities, neck lift, neck plastic surgery, cosmetic reconstructive surgical procedures, post gastric bypass surgery, liposuction, mohs reconstruction, breast augmentation, mommy makeover, mastopexy, revision breast surgery, eyelid surgery, skin resurfacing, deviated septum, and facial implants.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

  • 1000 Welch Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-7001
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Professional Education

Residency: University Of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1996) NJ

Internship: University Of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1992) NJ

Board Certification: Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2001)

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2000) CA

Fellowship: Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery-New York University (1999) NY

Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1998) CA

Medical Education: Albany Medical Center (1991) NY

MD, Albany Medical College, Medicine (1991)

BS, Tufts University, Psychology (1987)

Honors & Awards

Lester Hovey Teaching Award, Stanford University (2006)

Marquis Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who (2012-)

Marquis Who's Who In Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Who's Who (2011-)

Most Compassionate Doctor, Patients' Choice.org (2010, 2011)

Administrative Appointments

Section Chief, Cosmetic Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University (2012 - Present)

Aesthetic Training Task Force, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2013 - Present)

Inservice Committee, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (1999 - Present)

Program Committee, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2013 - Present)

Curriculum Committee, American Society For Plastic Surgery (2013 - Present)

Resident and Fellow Committee, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2013 - Present)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Intraoperative Imaging of Nipple Perfusion Patterns and Ischemic Complications in Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies
Wapnir, I., Dua, M., Kieryn, A., Paro, J., Morrison, D., & Gurtner, G. (2014). Intraoperative Imaging of Nipple Perfusion Patterns and Ischemic Complications in Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies. ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 21(1), 100-106.

Nipple reconstruction after implant-based breast reconstruction: A "matched-pair" outcome analysis focusing on the effects of radiotherapy
Momeni, A., Ghaly, M., Gupta, D., Gurtner, G., Kahn, D. M., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Nipple reconstruction after implant-based breast reconstruction: A "matched-pair" outcome analysis focusing on the effects of radiotherapy. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 66(9), 1202-1205.

Facial Bone Density: Effects of Aging and Impact on Facial Rejuvenation
Shaw, R. B., Katzel, E. B., Koltz, P. E., Kahn, D. M., Puzas, E. J., & Langstein, H. N. (2012). Facial Bone Density: Effects of Aging and Impact on Facial Rejuvenation. AESTHETIC SURGERY JOURNAL, 32(8), 937-942.

Growth and Development of the Orbit
Berger, A. J., & Kahn, D. (2012). Growth and Development of the Orbit. ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 24(4), 545-?.

Aging of the Facial Skeleton: Aesthetic Implications and Rejuvenation Strategies
Shaw, R. B., Katzel, E. B., Koltz, P. F., Yaremchuk, M. J., Girotto, J. A., & Langstein, H. N. (2011). Aging of the Facial Skeleton: Aesthetic Implications and Rejuvenation Strategies. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 127(1), 374-383.

Effectiveness of the Asteame Nipple Guard (TM) in maintaining projection following nipple reconstruction: A prospective randomised controlled trial
Rosing, J. H., Momeni, A., Kamperman, K., Kahn, D., Gurtner, G., & Lee, G. K. (2010). Effectiveness of the Asteame Nipple Guard (TM) in maintaining projection following nipple reconstruction: A prospective randomised controlled trial. JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, 63(10), 1592-1596.

Overview of Current Thoughts on Facial Volume and Aging
Kahn, D. M., & Shaw, R. B. (2010). Overview of Current Thoughts on Facial Volume and Aging. FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY, 26(5), 350-355.

Aging of the Mandible and Its Aesthetic Implications
Shaw, R. B., Katzel, E. B., Koltz, P. F., Kahn, D. M., Girotto, J. A., & Langstein, H. N. (2010). Aging of the Mandible and Its Aesthetic Implications. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 125(1), 332-342.

Periorbital Skeletal Augmentation to Improve Blepharoplasty and Midfacial Results
Yaremchuk, M. J., & Kahn, D. M. (2009). Periorbital Skeletal Augmentation to Improve Blepharoplasty and Midfacial Results. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 124(6), 2151-2160.

Two-year-old girl with cervicomedullary junction stenosis and an unknown type of skeletal dysplasia
Cheshier, S. H., Kalani, M. Y. S., Pendakaur, A., Higgins, D., Kahn, D., & Shuer, L. (2008). Two-year-old girl with cervicomedullary junction stenosis and an unknown type of skeletal dysplasia. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-PEDIATRICS, 2(3), 200-202.

Aging of the bony orbit: a three-dimensional computed tomographic study.
Kahn, D. M., & Shaw, R. B. (2008). Aging of the bony orbit: a three-dimensional computed tomographic study. Aesthetic surgery journal , 28(3), 258-264.

Internal maxillary distraction with a new bimalar device
Kahn, D. M., Broujerdi, J., & Schendel, S. A. (2008). Internal maxillary distraction with a new bimalar device. JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, 66(4), 675-683.

The timing of implant exchange in the development of capsular contracture after breast reconstruction.
Weintraub, J. L., & Kahn, D. M. (2008). The timing of implant exchange in the development of capsular contracture after breast reconstruction. Eplasty.

Infant mandibular distraction with an internal curvilinear device
Miller, J. J., Kahn, D., Lorenz, H. P., & Schendel, S. A. (2007). Infant mandibular distraction with an internal curvilinear device. JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, 18(6), 1403-1407.

Broad nasal bone reduction: An algorithm for osteotomies
Gruber, R., Chang, T. N., Kahn, D., & Sullivan, P. (2007). Broad nasal bone reduction: An algorithm for osteotomies. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 119(3), 1044-1053.

Aging of the midface bony elements: A three-dimensional computed tomographic study
Shaw, R. B., & Kahn, D. M. (2007). Aging of the midface bony elements: A three-dimensional computed tomographic study. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 119(2), 675-681.

Laparoscopic repair for recurrent abdominal wall hernia after TRAM flap breast reconstruction - Case report of 2 patients
Shaw, R. B., Curet, M. J., & Kahn, D. M. (2006). Laparoscopic repair for recurrent abdominal wall hernia after TRAM flap breast reconstruction - Case report of 2 patients. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 56(4), 447-450.

Asian-American Rhinoplasty
Gruber R, Kuang A, & Kahn D. (2004). Asian-American Rhinoplasty. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 24(5).

Biomechanics of mandibular distraction osteogenesis
Safa, B., Kahn, D., Lorenz, H. P., Heegaard, J. H., Kosek, J., & Schendel, S. A. (2001). Biomechanics of mandibular distraction osteogenesis. 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON CRANIAL AND FACIAL BONE DISTRACTION PROCESSES, 27-32.

A preliminary report on the use of semi-buried curvilinear distractor in the human mandible
Schendel, S., Kahn, D., Linck, D., & Hopkins, E. (2001). A preliminary report on the use of semi-buried curvilinear distractor in the human mandible. 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON CRANIAL AND FACIAL BONE DISTRACTION PROCESSES, 255-258.

A novel semi-buried curvilinear osteodistractor for the mandible
Schendel, S. A., Safa, B., & Kahn, D. (2001). A novel semi-buried curvilinear osteodistractor for the mandible. 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON CRANIAL AND FACIAL BONE DISTRACTION PROCESSES, 287-289.