Dr. Donald B. Yoo, M.D. is a board certified surgeon, fellowship trained in facial plastic surgery with extensive experience.

He specializes in functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation surgery in addition to laser treatments, facial fillers and Botox.

Dr. Yoo grew up in Dallas, Texas. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University before beginning his medical education at the esteemed Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yoo completed his residency in Head and Neck Surgery at the renowned Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where he also served as chief resident. He then completed a prestigious fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) and Dr. Paul S. Nassif. Throughout his training he has continually garnered praise and recognition for his superlative surgical talent and keen aesthetic eye, and at the completion of his fellowship was hand-selected by Dr. Nassif to join his practice.

Curriculum Vitae

Hometown:

Dallas, Texas

Citizenship:

United States

Personal Information

Business Address:

Spalding Drive Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology 120 S. Spalding Drive, Suite 315 Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Website:

www.spaldingplasticsurgery.com www.rhinoplastyspecialist.com

Phone:

310-275-2467 (Office) 310 275-6651 (Office Fax)

Education

1998-2002

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

B.S. in Biology, magna cum laude, May 2002

2002-2006

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

M.D., May 2006

2006 – 2011

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

New York, NY

Internship & Residency

2011-2012

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery University of Southern California

Beverly Hills, CA

Fellowship


Honors and Awards

Vitals Top Ten Doctor Award – Facial Plastic Surgery

2015

HealthTap – Founding Expert

2013

RealSelf – Top 100

2013

Compassionate Doctor Award

2013-2015

Patients’ Choice Award

2013-2015

RealSelf – Top Doctor

2012-2015

Resident Research Award – Head & Neck Surgery

2010

Minimally Invasive Surgery Laparoscopic Skills Champion

2004

Magna Cum Laude – Duke University

2002

Golden Key National Honor Society

2001-2002

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

2000

Duke University Dean’s List with Distinction

1998-2002

Rensselaer Medal – highest achievement in mathematics and science

1997


Research Experience

Undavia S, Yoo DB, Nassif PS. Avoiding and Managing Complications in the Periorbital Area and Midface. Facial Plast Surg Clin N Am. 2015 2015

Yoo DB, Peng GL, Azizzadeh B, Nassif PS. Microbiology and antibiotic prophylaxis in rhinoplasty: a review of 363 cases. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2015 Jan 1;17(1):23-7. 2015

Yoo DB, Azizzadeh B, Massry GG. Injectable 5-FU with or without added steroid in periorbital skin grafting: initial observations. Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Jul 14. 2014

Yoo DB, Massry GG. Upper eyelid fat repositioning In: Hartstein ME, Holds JB, Massry GG. Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. Springer, New York, NY, 2014. Second Edition. 2014

Yoo DB, Azizzadeh B, Massry GG. Injectable 5-FU With or Without Added Steroid in Periorbital Skin Grafting: Initial Observations. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul 14. 2014

Yoo DB, Massry GG. Fat repositioning in lower blepharoplasty: does the plane of fat transposition affect outcome? In: Hartstein ME, Holds JB, Massry GG. Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. Springer, New York, NY, 2014. Second Edition. 2014

Yoo DB, Griffin GR, Azizzadeh B, Massry GG. The minimally invasive, orbicularis-sparing, lower eyelid recession for mild to moderate lower eyelid retraction with reduced orbicularis strength. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2014 Mar-Apr;16(2):140-6. 2014

Yoo DB, Peng GL, Massry GG. Effacing the orbitoglabellar groove with transposed upper eyelid fat. Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 May-Jun;29(3):220-4. 2013

Yoo DB, Peng GL, Massry GG. Transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning: a retrospective comparison of transposing fat to the subperiosteal versus supraperiosteal planes. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2013 May;15(3):176-81. 2013

Li SF, Siegel B, Hidalgo I, Weinman D, Yoo DB, Gitler D. Laryngopyocele: an unusual cause of a sore throat. American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2012) 30, 1655.e1-1655.e2. 2012

Azizzadeh B, Yoo DB. Rhinoplasty in cleft lip-nasal deformity: a clinical case. Medscape Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, Challenging Cases in Plastic Surgery. 2012

Yoo DB, Jen A. Endonasal placement of spreader grafts: experience in 41 consecutive patients. Archives of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2012;14(5):318-322. 2012

Yoo DB, Schiff BA, Martz S, Fraioli RE, Smith RV, Kvetan V, Fried MP., Open bedside tracheotomy: impact on patient care and patient safety. Laryngoscope. 2011 Mar;121(3): 515-20. 2011

Sturm AK, Rajagopalan L, Yoo D, Brownell WE, Pereira FA., Functional expression and microdomain localization of prestin in cultured cells. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Mar;136(3):434-9. 2007

Ho T, Vrabec JT, Yoo D, Coker NJ., Otomycosis: clinical features and treatment implications. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Nov;135(5):787-91. 2006

Research fellow under Fred A. Pereira, Ph. D., Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2004-2005

Research fellow under Rose-Mary Boustany, M.D., Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC 2002

Undergraduate research fellow under Philip Perlman, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 2000-2001


Presentations

Yoo DB. Asian Rhinoplasty. Cedars-Sinai Multi-Specialty Plastic Surgery Symposium. November 14-16, 2014. Beverly Hills, California. Invited Lecture. 2014

Yoo DB, Nassif PS. Autologous grafting in ethnic and Asian rhinoplasty: the "organic" approach. American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting. September 19th, 2014. Orlando, Florida. Instruction Course. 2014

Yoo DB, Nassif PS. Refinements in the use of PDS plate during primary and revision rhinoplasty. American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting. September 20th, 2014. Orlando, Florida. Instruction Course. 2014

Peng GL, Yoo DB, Azizzadeh B, Massry GG. Current trends in blepharoplasty surgery among ASOPRS members. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 44th Annual Fall Scientific Symposium. November 2013. New Orleans, LA. Poster Presentation. 2013

Yoo DB, Azizzadeh B, Massry GG. Injectable fluorouracil (5-FU) as an adjunct to periorbital skin grafting. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 44th Annual Fall Scientific Symposium. November 2013. New Orleans, LA. Poster Presentation. 2013

Azizzadeh B, Massry GG, Yoo DB. Current trends and contemporary refinements in facial fillers. American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting. October 2013. New Orleans, LA. Instruction Course. 2013

Yoo DB, Peng GL, Azizzadeh B, Nassif PS. Microbiology and antibiotic prophylaxis in rhinoplasty. American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting. October 2013. New Orleans, LA. Podium Presentation. 2013

Peng GL, Yoo DB, Massry GG. Current trends in upper and lower lid blepharoplasty: a national survey of AAFPRS members. American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting. October 2013. New Orleans, LA. Podium Presentation. 2013

Peng G, Yoo DB. The modern dorsal aesthetic in female rhinoplasty: the "cutesy" nose. American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery COSM Spring Meeting. April 2013. Orlando FL. Poster Presentation. 2013

Yoo DB. Current trends and future directions in blepharoplasty. Research Study Club: Recent Advances in Otolaryngology. February 2013. Los Angeles, CA. Lecture. 2013

Yoo DB. Fillers for facial contouring. Research Study Club: Recent Advances in Otolaryngology. February 2013. Los Angeles, CA. Lecture. 2013

Yoo DB, Massry GG. Transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning to the subperiosteal vs. supraperiosteal planes. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 43rd Annual Fall Scientific Symposium. November 2012. Chicago, IL. Podium Presentation. 2012

Yoo DB, Sato M, Schwarcz R. Concomitant use of facial fillers during rhytidectomy for global facial rejuvenation. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 42nd Annual Fall Scientific Symposium. October 2011. Orlando, FL. Poster Presentation. 2011

Yoo DB, Siegel B, Stupak H. The septal-domal ligament (SDL): a newly identified source of nasal valve collapse. American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting. September 2011. San Francisco, CA. Poster Presentation. 2011

Yoo DB, Undavia S. Garfein E. Pediatric Reconstruction Following Resection of Head & Neck Malignancy. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery Fall Meeting. September 2011. San Francisco, CA. Poster Presentation. 2011

Yoo DB, Jen A. Endonasal Placement of Spreader Grafts. Triologic Resident Research Symposium. June 2011. New York, NY. Poster Presentation. 2011

Yoo DB. Head & Neck Malignancies. Mercy College School of Health & Natural Sciences. Physician Assistant Studies Master’s Degree Program. Guest lecturer. 2011

Yoo DB. Rhinology and Laryngology. Mercy College School of Health & Natural Sciences. Physician Assistant Studies Master’s Degree Program. Guest lecturer. 2011

Yoo DB. Pediatric Otolaryngology. Mercy College School of Health & Natural Sciences. Physician Assistant Studies Master’s Degree Program. Guest lecturer. 2011

Yoo DB. Pediatric Otolaryngology. Mercy College School of Health & Natural Sciences. Physician Assistant Studies Master’s Degree Program. Guest lecturer. 2011

Yoo DB. Otolaryngology for the Primary Care Practioner. Mercy College School of Health & Natural Sciences. Physician Assistant Studies Master’s Degree Program. Guest lecturer. 2011

Yoo DB, Schiff BA, Martz S, Fraioli RE, Smith RV, Kvetan V, Fried MP. Open bedside tracheotomy: impact on patient care and patient safety. Albert Einstein College of Medicine Young Researcher’s Symposium. January 2011. Bronx, NY. Podium presentation. 2011

Yoo DB. The nasal valve in rhinoplasty. Long Island Jewish Medical Center, department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. June 2010. New Hyde Park, NY. Grand Rounds presentation. 2010

Yoo DB, Schiff BA, Martz S, Fraioli RE, Smith RV, Kvetan V, Fried MP. Experience with open bedside tracheotomy in the intensive care unit. New York City Resident Research Symposium. June 2010. New York, NY. Podium presentation. 2010

Yoo DB, Schiff BA, Martz S, Fraioli RE, Smith RV, Kvetan V, Fried MP. Open bedside tracheotomy: impact on patient care and patient safety. Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings. April 2010. Las Vegas, NV. Podium presentation. 2010

Yoo DB, Jen A. Endonasal placement of spreader grafts: experience in 41 consecutive patients. American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Spring Meeting. April 2010. Hollywood, Fl. Poster Presentation 2010

Yoo DB, Zimbler MS. Topical anesthesia for staged dermabrasion: aesthetic refinements in Mohs reconstructive surgery. American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Spring Meeting. April 2010. Hollywood, Fl. Poster Presentation 2010

Yoo DB, Lenart C, Schiff BA, Gordon DS, Goodrich JT., Endoscopic transsphenoidal transclival approach to cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex. North American Skull Base Society Annual Meeting. 2009 Oct 16-18. New Orleans, LA. Poster Presentation. 2009

Yoo DB. Sublingual Immunotherapy. Montefiore Medical Center, department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Grand Rounds presentation. August 2009. 2009

Yoo DB. Invasive Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis. Long Island Jewish Medical Center, department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Grand Rounds presentation. September 2008. 2008

Yoo DB. Angioedema. Long Island Jewish Medical Center, department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Grand Rounds presentation. July 2007. 2007

Yoo D, Brownell WE, Pereira FA. Prestin Transport: Temporal and Spatial CoLocalization with Intracellular Markers. Twenty-Eighth Annual Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, New Orleans, LA, February 2005. Poster Presentation. 2005

Yoo D, Brownell WE, Pereira FA. Intracellular Trafficking of Prestin. 6th Annual James K. Alexander Research Symposium, Houston, TX, January 2005. Poster Presentation. 2005


Academic Appointments

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Medical Center (University of California, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA 2011-Present

Assistant Clinical Professor, USC Medical Center (University of Southern California), Los Angeles, CA 2011-Present

Attending Surgeon, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 2011-Present


Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology Certificate 20768 Expires 6/2022

Basic Cardiac Life Support (AHA) Expires 6/2022

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (AHA) Expires 6/2022


Employment

Private Practice 2012-Present

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Medical Center (University of California, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA 2011-Present

Assistant Clinical Professor, USC Medical Center (University of Southern California), Los Angeles, CA 2011-Present

Guest lecturer, Mercy College School of Health & Natural Sciences, New York, NY 2011

Resident, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery 2006-2011

Private tutor for Biology, SAT math/verbal 2002

Duke University peer tutor, physics 2001-2002


Licensure

California A114905


Society Memberships

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery


Personal

Fluent in Korean

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