Dr. Grace Lee Peng is an otolaryngologist, and head and neck surgeon, who specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Born and raised in Palos Verdes, California, Dr. Peng’s talent was recognized early. She attended the University of Southern California (USC) for her undergraduate training in the highly selective Baccalaureate/M.D. program, a rare opportunity to receive medical school admission during high school. She received several merit scholarships including USC’s Presidential Scholarship, and went on to win prestigious Undergraduate Research Awards in both the life sciences and gerontology before going on to earn her earning her M.D. from the Keck School of Medicine at USC. An intern for general surgery and categorical otolaryngology (head and neck surgery)As an intern in the Department of General Surgery, she was sought after for both her surgical skill and intellectual leadership. Dr. Peng completed her residency in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, one of the leading teaching hospitals in the country, where she served as Chief Resident. She was invited to pursue a fellowship with Dr. Paul Nassif and, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, and Dr. Guy Massry in Beverly Hills, where she completed a year of training.
An accomplished clinician and scholar, Dr. Peng has multiple peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters. Her work includes approaches to head and neck surgery, including rhinoplasty, eyelid repair and reconstruction, as well as non-surgical facial rejuvenation as well as rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and facial rejuvenation. Her research has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons – Head and Neck Surgery Division, MEDSTARS USC Surgical Subspecialty Research Competition, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, among others. Dr. Peng has been regularly invited to present at professional conferences, where she shares her research and experience.
Dr. Peng has also shares her skills and expertise through service. She worked with the Department of Health Services in Los Angeles to create a telemedicine system and served for five years as an Advisory Board Member for the Sheila Kar Health Foundation, which works to promote heart disease prevention and early intervention in the local community. In addition, she traveled to Peru with the Global Smile Foundation as a member of a surgical team that performed cleft lip and palate surgeries for patients who were born with facial deformities.
In addition to English, Dr. Peng also speaks fluent Mandarin and Spanish.