David M. Kahn MD

Palo Alto, CA, US
David M. Kahn MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

From your first visit with us until your last, Dr. Kahn and his staff aspire to fulfill our mission to deliver the highest quality of care with professionalism and compassion as we work together toward reaching your individual goals. During your visits to our office we will take our time, and spend as much time as needed with you to understand your goals and expectations, and to answer your questions. We believe in educating you on all the options available, both surgical and non-surgical, and to the outcomes that can be realistically achieved. Safety is our priority, and we are committed to working together to achieve beautiful results that will withstand the test of time.

We recognize that your choice to undergo cosmetic surgery is a highly personal one, and we will work with you to help you reach the decision that is right for you. We will not try to sell you on our practice, and will be available to help you make an educated choice. When you make your decision to proceed, we want you to be well informed and confident that you made the right decision for the time.

We believe in respecting and maintaining your privacy. To this end we have located our office away from the hustle and bustle of the Stanford Medical Center in a discrete, secluded, and comfortable location. We are confident your experience with our office will be beyond compare. Once we have had the opportunity to provide care for you we are confident that should you desire aesthetic surgery in the future that we will become your go to office for your future needs. And while we will not share your secret, if you are inclined to share, we are certain that you will recommend our office.

Practice Specialization

Our practice focuses on cosmetic surgery. We are specialists in facial plastic surgery, which includes procedures of the face, neck, eyelids, nose and non-surgical treatments such as botox, fillers and skin resurfacing. We also are experienced in breast surgery including augmentation, breast lift (mastopexy), reduction, and revision breast surgery, and body contouring procedures including tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), and liposuction.

Procedures listed:
Facelift, necklift, nose surgery, eyelid surgery, forehead lift, ear surgery, facial implants, chin augmentation, cheek augmentation, Lip augmentation, skin resurfacing, chemical peels, injectables, fat grafting, breast augmentation, breast implants, male breast surgery, breast lift, breast reduction, post-bariatric, tummy tuck, liposuction, body contouring

Additional Information

Outside of the office Dr Kahn enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. His hobbies include photography, playing the guitar, reading, cooking, improvisation and sports. Dr Kahn has also participated in global humanitarian surgery, travelling to underserved parts of the world to educate and assist local physicians and patients with their reconstructive plastic surgical needs.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery (2001 - present)
American Board of Surgery (1997-2007)
National Board of Medical Examiners (1992 - present)

Professional Background

Undergraduate- Tufts University
Medical School- Albany Medical College
Surgical Residency- University of Medicine and Dentistry- New Jersey Medical School
Plastic Surgery Residency- University of California- San Francisco
Fellowship- New York University- Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Fellowship- Stanford University

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Kahn has written numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals including the prestigious Plastic and Reconstructive surgery journal and the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. He has also been an invited author, reviewer, and editor for textbooks, journals, and reference publications on aesthetic surgery. Dr. Kahn has authored works on all aspects of cosmetic surgery including facial surgery and rhinoplasty, breast surgery and body contouring. His up to date CV can be found on the website.

Dr. Kahn has also been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings. He continues to be an active lecturer teaching at courses on aesthetic surgery. He has also been a sought after source for interviews with the media and in the popular press.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Kahn has received many awards and recognition for academics, teaching, and presentations throughout his career. He has been included in Marquis who’s who since 2011. He has also been recognized for excellence in the care of his patients by organizations such Stanford University and Patient’s Choice.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
Plastic Surgery Center Palo Alto
Sequoia Hospital

Society Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Offices Held

Chief of Aesthetic Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University
Director, Resident Cosmetic Training Program, Division of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University
In-service Examination- Aesthetic and Breast Subcommittee. Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
Curriculum Committee. American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Resident and Fellows Committee. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Aesthetic Training Task Force. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Program Committee. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Annals Review Committee. California Society of Plastic Surgeons

Your Consultation

Consultations are available at our discrete location off site form the Stanford University campus. Please call 650-838-9618 for an appointment.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

We offer the following options for the location of your surgery: Stanford hospital, an AAAASF accredited ambulatory surgery center, or in-office depending on the nature of the procedure and the patient’s desires.

Computer Imaging

We offer computer imaging to further the discussion of your goals for surgery.

Skin Care Products

Obagi and Skin Medica

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Payment Options

All major credit cards

David M. Kahn MD

1000 Welch Road, First Floor,
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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