Dr. Justin West, MD, FACS

Dr. West received his Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He then interned in the surgical laboratory at the University of California, Irvine, where he helped test new technologies for heart bypass surgery.

During this time, he published journal articles on trauma and cardiac surgery. His commitment to exemplary results is made possible by his ability to bring an artistic eye to each procedure, creating results that are subtle, naturalistic, and that enhance his patients’ natural beauty.

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Extensive Training

After his internship, Dr. West attended a prestigious six-year integrated residency program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he trained under world-renowned surgeons in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. 

After completing his residency, Dr. West pursued a subspecialty in aesthetic surgery at the distinguished Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. During this time, he gained extensive experience and studied advanced techniques in cosmetic surgery of the face and body under the direction of internationally recognized experts. He was also a mentor and instructor for plastic surgery residents from NYU and Cornell University.


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A True Visionary

Dr. West is a true artistic visionary who has restored confidence to thousands of patients throughout his many years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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How Dr. West Gives Back

Dr. West has worked with the KCNT1 Epilepsy Foundation throughout the last few years to increase awareness of this rare mutation that his son also carries.

This foundation is working to connect families affected by KCNT 1 epilepsies, provide patient perspectives to physicians and researchers, and support preclinical and clinical efforts to lead to the development of a cure. 

Education & Training

Aesthetic Surgery Fellow
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, NY

Internship & Residency
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Georgetown University Hospital, DC

Medical School
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Pomona College, Claremont, CA

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Awards & Honors

  • Top Five Surgeons in Newport Beach, Locale Magazine, 2017
  • Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College, 2002


  • Spear SL, West, JE. Nipple reconstruction, In Surgery of the Breast Surgery: Principles and Art, 4th Edition.
  • Spear SL, Dayan JH, West JE. The Anatomy of Revisions After Primary Breast Augmentation:One Surgeon’s Perspective. Clinics in Plastic Surgery.
  • Nahabedian M, West JE . Management of the Contralateral Breast, In Oncoplastic Surgery.
  • West JG, Weitzel NJ, Tao ML, Carpenter M, West JE. BRCA1/2 mutation and the risk of
    angiosarcoma following breast cancer treatment.
  • Ducic I, West, JE. A modification to the biopsy of the sural nerve. Annals of Plastic Surgery.
  • Davison, SP, West, JE. Labioplasty. E-medicine.com.
  • Ducic I, West JE. Management of Chronic Post-Operative Groin Pain. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 60: 294-298, 2008.
  • West, J.G, Qureshi, A, West JE, Chacon M, Sutherland ML, Haghaghi B. Risk of Angiosarcoma following breast-conserving surgery: a clinical alert. Breast J. 2005;11:115-123.
  • Jones BU, Serna DL, Beckham G, West J et al. Recovery of cardiac function after standard hypothermic storage versus preservation with PEG-hemoglobin. ASAIO Journal; 2001, 47:197201.
  • Serna DL, Powell LL, Wallace WC, West J et al. Cardiac function after eight-hour storage using polyethylene glycol hemoglobin versus crystalloid perfusion. ASAIO Journal; 2000, 46: 547-552.
  • Cinat ME, Wallace WC, West J et al. Improved survival following massive transfusion in patients who have undergone massive trauma. Archives of Surgery; 1999, 134: 964-970.
  • West, J.G., Sutherland, M.D., Hays, P.A., West, J.E., Margileth, J. Measuring Physicians’Performances and Marketing the Results: A Breast Cancer Model. The Breast Journal Volume,1998; 5(2):141-147.

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