David Kahn, M.D.

Plastic surgeon, Cosmetic plastic surgeon, Facial plastic surgeon, Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Breast reconstructive surgeon

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2000) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery (2001)
  • Fellowship: Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery-New York University (1999) NY
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1998) CA
  • Residency: University Of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1996) NJ
  • Internship: University Of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1992) NJ
  • 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
  • Aesthetic Training Task Force, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2013 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, American Society For Plastic Surgery (2013 - Present)
  • Inservice Committee, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (1999 - Present)
  • Program Committee, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2013 - Present)
  • Resident and Fellow Committee, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2013 - Present)
  • Section Chief, Cosmetic Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University (2012 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Suite 100

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-7001

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Advanced Wound Care Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 721-8800

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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Suite 100

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9868

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Patient Reviews

(63 reviews)

All my care providers were respectful. They fully explained what they would do and asked permission before proceeding. Also, they patiently answered my questions.
Very knowledgeable. Took time to understand, help and explain. Great team.
I didn't know what to expect with Stanford Med. Ctr. being such a large and busy facility but came away very thankful and impressed.
Excellent experience. From his explaining the different options to his listening to my concerns. Nice appointment.
He is more a plastic surgeon. I feel this department should be separated form other facial surgery.
Yes because they are experts & they know what they do.
he didn't seem to know what I was there for. I had to ask how often he had done eye lift surgeries.
I thought that Dr. Kahn was professional and knowledgeable. He spent a good amount of time to answer my questions. He was also personable. However, I didn't feel he was empathetic or showed any care for me. My consultation might be a routine for him but it involved a serious decision for me to consider whether I wanted to have this elective surgery or not.
Dr. Kahn is very nice. He told me what my surgery would consist of and the outcome. Answered my questions. I was happy & impressed with my visit.
Appointment felt rushed and I left very confused, didn't have much of an opportunity to ask questions.
Dr. Kahn & Whitney are the best!
I had an excellent experience at the clinic.
could not have been better thank you
Outstanding professional in all ways.
the visit was very brief
Support staff was terrific. Dr. came across as another very busy physician who had approximately 5 minutes to provide care. Not good!
Dr. Kahn and Carly have explained very well about my concerns with my procedure done. They're patient and very compassionate. They're excellent health care providers.
I like Dr. Kahn very much. He spent quite a bit of time with me during my visit. He examined me to understand my situation. He talked with me about a variety of options that I could choose moving forward. He made sure that I understood everything he told me. I expect to pursue surgery with Dr. Kahn within the next few months.
Although the doctor spoke rapidly and used A LOT of medical, non-layman terms, I did get a good understanding of what could and couldn't be done.
I was very thankful for him accepting me as his patient due to the mix up.
Very good experience in surgery center!
Very good.
Greatest gift one can receive is having one's needs heard and understood. I received just that. Meant a great deal. Thank you.
They are very careful with everything and treat you the best.
Very Good
Very good.
Took time to explain options and answer all questions.
I always had a TEAM for care.
I have one appointment with him, so I can't say much.
Dr. Kahn is an amazing doctor.
Dr Kahn was efficient, knowledgeable and to the point we saw him in rotation w/Dr. Fukaya, she seemed much more interactive, probing and assertive in my mother's care.
My PA, Heather, and Dr. Kahn were very informative, patient, answered all my questions, and gave me the confidence to follow through with surgery.
Good experience.
My care was the best. - Great doctors and staff -
Very good care; the staff is very friendly and respectful. I will recommending this care for my family and friends.
They attended me very good & they explained very good happy.
Absolutely outstanding - Dr. Kahn.
Very impressed with Dr. Kahn. He made feel comfortable, was very humble and set realistic expectations. I am also very happy with end results.
Love Dr. Kahn - He's awesome.
Very good.
Surgeon didn't communicate before making physical contact.
would be good to get written care instructions
Excellent staff and level of care!
I consider Dr. Khan to be an exceptional, caring doctor. He's very kind and even apologized to running 20 minutes late - NEVER had a doctor do that. Best of all, I love my outcome - FANTASTIC surgeon.
Dr. Khan - great!
I baked him a "wickedly delicious chocolate cake."
I am very happy.
excellent experience - doctor was very friendly and understanding, spent lots of time with me and provided clear explanations. also was not judgmental - just listened to me and answered my questions as best as he could. really appreciate this.
Very straight forward & discusses all of my concerns.
Dr. Kahn is a wonderful dr. with a excellent bed-side manner.
The doctor was straightforward and honest about risks, but made sure to minimize risks by being thorough before performing surgery.
Dr. Kahn is an awesome doctor. Really cares about his patients.
Excellent dr. (Dr. Kahn).
Dr. Kahn is a very caring physician. He always calls you back himself. An extremely wonderful trait for a doctor.
Dr. Kahn is an awesome doctor. I would recommend him to everybody.
Dr. Kahn is a very skillful and dedicated doctor. Any patient would be extremely lucky to have him as a doctor.
Dr. David Kahn is a very understanding and caring doctor. Showed a lot of respect for my feelings. Was willing to help if he could.
Provider had pre-conceived assumptions about why I was seeking care & was inflexible in stopping to listen. He became very patronizing and passive/aggressive.
Dr. Kahn is the best.

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