Leif Rogers, MD, FACS is dedicated to upholding the highest quality standards in reconstructive surgery, cosmetic plastic surgery, and non-surgical aesthetics, to include an optimal balance of artistry with the most sophisticated medical advances. Our commitment to quality extends into every interaction of our patient experience to deliver the level of excellence we ourselves expect from a world-renowned medical practice. By closely connecting with our patients’ needs and desires, LRMD identifies the most suitable surgical and non-surgical options that resolve every unique face and body issue, thereby promoting self-confidence. Together, Dr. Rogers and his trusted team are committed to making our practice the most pleasant aesthetic destination, from the initial consultation through the recovery period. To broaden the reach of its innovative techniques, LRMD aligns itself with organizations that promote patient education and healthy lifestyles.
The Leif Rogers, MD, FACS Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery practice is built on the philosophy of providing the highest quality reconstructive, cosmetic, and non-surgical procedures available today. We value the highest quality of ongoing professional education, therefore, we are regularly trained in the safest and most innovative advances in science that relate to our practice areas. As such, our services are ever evolving in order to offer patients comprehensive options for self improvement.
At Leif Rogers, MD, FACS Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we understand that each patient is unique and requires special treatment and care. Therefore, Dr. Rogers pays detailed attention to resolve each patient’s personal physical issues, rather than using a generalized procedure-oriented approach. His goal is to achieve each patient’s desired outcome in a way that is safe, delivers the most naturally redefined and rejuvenated appearance, and provides a healthy and functioning result.
We work from an optimistic perspective and believe that persistence, strategy, and a proactive approach to care generates superior outcomes. Whether treating a celebrity, a housewife, businessman, or a child, Dr. Rogers and his staff treat all patients with the highest level of discreet care, courtesy, and compassion.
Leif Rogers, MD, FACS obtained his medical degree at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed three years of general surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, as well as a two-year research fellowship focusing on tissue engineering at Columbia and Carnegie Mellon Universities. This was followed by two years of plastic and reconstructive surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he became proficient in advance microsurgical and reconstructive techniques. He completed a cosmetic fellowship at Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals, training with many of the contemporary masters of aesthetic surgery. He is also the recipient of grants from Columbia University, Plastic Surgery Education Fund and the National Institute of Health.
Dr. Rogers has taken part in academic research on subjects including: anorexia nervosa, breast carcinoma, wound healing, skin grafts, tissue engineering and bone regeneration as well as being a co-author on numerous research articles. His research has been published in such medical journals the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal and The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Rogers has also been privileged to participate in the training of surgical residents at the USC Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Rogers is certified in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is thoroughly trained in reconstructive techniques for much of the human body. He was a diplomat for the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2005 for the United States Medical Licensing Examination.
Dr. Rogers has been in private practice since August 4, 2004. Today, he enjoys a combined reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills, California where he devotes his practice to microvascular reconstruction of the breast and the latest techniques in facial rejuvenation and body contouring.
Dr. Rogers is on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA and performs advanced trauma reconstructions as a member of the trauma team at the Cancer Center at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA.
Dr. Rogers is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Peripheral Nerve, as well as numerous professional and community organizations.
Dr. Rogers has been the recipient of the Compassionate Doctor Award from Vitals in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Vitals has also honored him with their Patient’s Choice Award in 2012 and listing him on its Top Ten Doctors list of plastic surgeons in 2012 and 2013. Healthgrades.com has also included him in its honor roll in 2013.
Dr. Rogers is also affiliated with charitable and educational organizations. He is a Member of Iraq Star, a national non-profit foundation dedicated to providing reconstructive surgeries to wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans helping them return to their pre-war lives. He also works as part of a volunteer medical team for HELPs International to bring free medical services to rural communities in Guatemala and Mexico.
Dr. Rogers has also garnered media recognition, having been profiled in non-paid feature articles in New Beauty Magazine and Pasadena Magazine. He also has the distinction of serving as a medical consultant for educational and reality television programming and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, CBS’s The Doctors, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best on WEtv and Pretty Hurts on Logo TV.
DR. ROGERS’ ACCREDITATION & AFFILIATIONS
Dr. Rogers is affiliated with several professional, educational and philanthropic organizations. Below is a list of some of the organizations in which he is currently a member. Click the titles to link to the affiliated website.
AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY
The mission of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification, and maintenance of certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.
AMERICAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
The American Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1997 as a way for people to have access to early detection and a chance for survival. Each year, we receive thousands of calls from women and men in need of our help. Approximately 50 percent of those callers will already have symptoms of breast cancer. The American Breast Cancer Foundation is able to provide financial assistance and hope when all seems lost. We are the only national breast cancer organization providing direct financial assistance to uninsured and underserved individuals for the screening, diagnosis, treatment and survival of breast cancer.
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PERIPHERAL NERVE
ASPN was established to stimulate and encourage study and research in the field of neural regeneration, to provide a forum for the presentation of the latest research and relevant clinical information and to serve as a unifying authority on all areas of neural regeneration and restorative neuroscience.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the society is composed of board-certified plastic surgeons who perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The society advocates for patient safety, such as requiring its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.
BEVERLY HILLS MEDICAL GROUP, INC.
Beverly Hills Medical Group is the largest and only U.S. based, managed and operated state of the art Ambulatory Multi-Specialty Surgery Center in Asia. With locations in Beverly Hills, Pasadena, and now Manila, BHMG offers a complete range of Outpatient medical services to over 300,000 patients from over 102 countries worldwide.
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The California Medical Association represents 35,000 physicians in all modes of practice and specialties. CMA is dedicated to the health of all patients in California.
CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGERY
The mission of the California Society of Plastic Surgery is to advance the profession of plastic surgery through continuing educational activities, advise the public, and act as patient advocates, protecting the welfare of the people of California with respect to cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
CEDARS-SINAI, LOS ANGELES
Cedars-Sinai is known for providing the highest quality patient care that modern medicine has to offer. Our dedication to excellence, compassion and innovation is rooted in the Judaic tradition and its devotion to the art and science of healing, which informs every aspect of our mission to deliver quality healthcare services, expand medical knowledge through biomedical research, educate and train healthcare professionals and to ultimately improve the health of the community.
PROVIDENCE SAINT JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
Saint Joseph’s is committed to providing leading-edge medicine with unwavering compassion and personalized care and has grown into a nationally recognized center of medical excellence.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
The SCCACS is responsible for attaining the objectives of the American College of Surgeons within Southern California region. These include elevating the standards of surgery, establishing a standard of competency and character for practitioners of surgery, providing a method of granting membership in the organization, educating the public and the profession to understand that the practice of surgery calls for special training and that the surgeon elected to Fellowship in this College has had such training and is properly qualified to practice surgery.
Dr. Nima’s approach to aesthetic and reconstructive surgery is one of combining artistry and advanced techniques to provide a natural and long-lasting result. His individualized patient-oriented approach to surgery allows for patients to achieve the results they seek while maintaining a harmonious balance with the body or face. Dr. Nima has a special interest in facial aesthetics, rhinoplasty, breast procedures and reconstruction, complex hernia surgery and body-contouring. He has published many works in the field, including book chapters, anatomic surgical drawings, and national presentations.
Dr. Nima is a graduate of the UPMC Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training program, which was named one of the top programs in the country by Doximity and US News and World Report. Dr. Nima has a unique background with studies in Biomedical Engineering and Psychology at Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh while simultaneously receiving a Masters of Science in Clinical Research. He subsequently completed his plastic surgery training at UPMC. His other interests include surgical device innovation, regenerative medicine and entrepreneurship in plastic surgery. He has completed a fellowship at the Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine (CIRM) where he focused on adipose stem cell therapies and FDA regulatory issues in plastic surgery.
Educational Scholarship and Awards
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Dean’s Merit Scholar
Ross H. Musgrave Award in Plastic Surgery
Dean’s Research Award
Johns Hopkins Provost Research Award
Society of American Military Engineers Scholar
Appointment and Leadership
Former Member, UPSOM Curriculum Committee
Former Member, UPSOM Educational Outcomes Task Force
Course Instructor: Introduction to Being a Physician
Former Chapter Vice President – Alpha Eta Mu Beta – Biomedical Engineering Honors Society
Former Chapter Vice President – Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society
Former Chapter Vice President – Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society
Former Member, Whiting School of Engineering Curriculum Committee
Dr. Nima has multiple publications, national presentations, and book chapters in the areas of Aesthetic surgery, Bariatric surgery, Body Contouring surgery, Rhinoplasty, Facial Reconstruction, and Hand Surgery.
Current Status of Grafts and Implants in Rhinoplasty, Part II: Homologous Grafts and Allogenic Implants. Sajjadian A., Naghshineh N, Rubinstein R, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Mar;125(3):99e-109e
Current Status of Grafts and Implants in Rhinoplasty, Part I: Autologous Grafts. Sajjadian A, Rubinstein R, Naghshineh N. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Feb;125(2):40e-49e. Review.
Nutritional Assessment of Post-Bariatric Surgery Body-Contouring Candidates: A Prospective Analysis. Naghshineh N, McTigue K, Courcoulas A, Fernstrom M, Rubin JP. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Aug;126(2):602-10
Body mass and surgical complications in the postbariatric reconstructive patient: analysis of 511 cases. Coon D, Gusenoff JA, Kannan N, El Khoudary SR, Naghshineh N, Rubin JP. Ann Surg. 2009 Mar;249(3):397-401.
Naghshineh N, Rubin JP. Preoperative Evaluation of the Body Contouring Patient: The Cornerstone of Patient Safety. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. October 2014.
Sajjadian A, Naghshineh N, Magge KT, Kassir R, Nachlas NE, Rofagha R. Nasal Reconstruction. In: Faust RA, Talavera F, Dorion D, Slack CL, Meyers AD, eds. Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery: emedicine/WebMD; 2007. 2nd edition 2010.
Sajjadian A, Naghshineh N, Rofagha R, Tobin GR, Stadelmann W. Lip Reconstruction. In: Ketch L, Talavera F, Newsome RE, Slenkovich N, Aly A, eds. Plastic Surgery: emedicine/WebMD; 2007. 2nd edition 2010.
Silicone Arthroplasty for Nonrheumatic Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthritis: Long Term Clinical Follow Up. Nima Naghshineh, MD, MSc, Kanu Goyal, MD2, Mithun K. Neral, MD, Alexey Markelov, MD, Joel Ferreira, MD, Glenn A. Buterbaugh, MD, and Joseph E. Imbriglia, MD. American Association of Hand Surgeons, February 2015