David A. Stoker MD
About the Practice
Welcome to Marina Plastic Surgery
Here you will find a rare combination of exceptional patient care from our highly trained staff, surgical expertise from our internationally recognized, board certified plastic surgeons, and conventional and cutting-edge plastic surgery procedures, treatments and therapies at our state-of-the-art Southern California plastic surgery practice.
Forehead Lift (Browlift)
Breast Asymmetry Correction
Breast Implant Correction
Breast Implant Removal
Breast Reduction (for Men)
Breast Reduction (for Women)
Nipple - Areola Correction
Nipple - Inversion Correction
After Weight Loss
Medical Spa Services
Background & Certification
Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Stoker graduated with honors from Stanford University where he majored in biology and political science. At Stanford he was awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Major Grant for Undergraduate Research. Dr. Stoker studied medicine at the University of California at San Francisco where he graduated at the top of his class as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. During medical school Dr. Stoker was actively involved in plastic surgery research and was awarded a first place prize by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation.
Dr. Stoker did his residency in General Surgery at the New York University Medical Center with Department Chairman Frank C. Spencer, M.D. There he received the British Journal of Surgery Award for the highest score in the department on the National In-Service Training Exam. Dr. Stoker completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine. He was trained in plastic surgery by Drs. Joseph McCarthy, Gerald Pitman, Sherrell Aston, Daniel Baker, and the distinguished faculty of the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.
Dr. Stoker is a member of the clinical faculty of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Stoker has authored over a dozen publications on state of the art cosmetic surgery topics. These include distinguished plastic surgery journal articles on cosmetic facial, breast and body contouring procedures. It also includes authoring the chapters, "Liposuction and Body Contouring" and "Pure Aspirative Lipoplasty" in two of the premier textbooks on plastic surgery. Dr. Stoker has been nationally recognized for his research in power-assisted liposuction and the anatomy of the facial nerve as it relates to facelifts. Dr. Stoker's pioneering research with power-assisted liposuction, the safest and most effective lipoplasty method available, contributed to a major advance in the field of body contouring. Dr. Stoker is one of a handful of surgeons honored by being chosen by two leading breast implant manufacturers to be a clinical investigator for the newest generation of silicone gel breast implants. These cohesive gel implants, otherwise referred to as gummy bear implants, are form stable and less likely to leak or ripple.
Awards & Honors
Dr. Stoker was chosen by The New York Times, in the The New York Times Style Magazine, as one of the top cosmetic plastic surgeons in the nation with special mention of his experience in liposuction, tummy tucks and breast surgery.
1999 - British Journal of Surgery Award for highest score on the American Board of Surgery In-Service Training Exam, Department of Surgery, NYU Medical Center
1995 - Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
1993 - First Place, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Contest, Investigative Category. P. Benhaim, L.M. Ferreira, T. van den Helder, J. Borsanyi, G. de Vellis, D.A. Stoker, T.H. McCalmont, S.J. Mathes, J.P. Anthony. Use of RS-61443 in Long Term Studies of Transplant Rejection and Neuroregulation in Rat Hindlimb Model of Allotransplantation.
1991 - Howard Hughes Medical Institute Major Grant for Undergraduate Research, awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Stanford University.
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Stoker is on the plastic surgery staff at Saint John's Health Center, Marina del Rey Hospital, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, and the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center.
Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of California, San Francisco
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery