World-Renowned Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
Dr. David Stoker

Renowned Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Stoker


Dr. Stoker’s distinguished educational background illustrates his lifelong dedication to excellence.

Undergraduate: Stanford University

  • Bachelor of Arts and Science, biology and political science
  • Graduated with honors
  • Recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Major Grant for Undergraduate Research

Medical School: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Graduated top of the class

Postgraduate Training: NYU School of Medicine, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

  • Six-year residency in general surgery and plastic surgery at an internationally renowned plastic surgery training program
  • Mentored by some of the world’s leading plastic surgeons, Dr. Joseph McCarthy, Dr. Sherrell Aston, Dr. Gerald Pitman, Dr. Daniel Baker, and other distinguished faculty

David Stoker, MD, FACS is a board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon and internationally recognized innovator. He is renowned for his state-of-the-art techniques, exceptional results, and rapid recovery procedures. As one of the top plastic surgeons in Southern California, Dr. Stoker has established a reputation for outstanding patient care, uncompromising patient safety, and industry-leading expertise.

Whether you are considering plastic surgery or a noninvasive aesthetic treatment, Dr. Stoker emphasizes the importance of thoroughly evaluating your options and choosing a provider you trust. Learn more about Dr. Stoker’s background and practice philosophy below to help you reach the decision that’s best for you.

If you’re ready to meet with Dr. Stoker in person, please request a consultation online or call our Marina del Rey practice at  (310) 300-1779.

Exceptional Credentials

After completing a rigorous 6-year plastic surgery residency at one of the top training programs in the world, Dr. Stoker earned certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Once in private practice, Dr. Stoker was distinguished by becoming a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)—a prestigious honor conferred for his professional integrity, surgical skill, and contributions to the medical community.

In addition to his involvement with the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Stoker is a member of the following professional societies:

  • The Aesthetic Society (formerly American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Rhinoplasty Society, an elite international society with 200+ members
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Procedural Innovation & Expertise

While Dr. Stoker is world-renowned for his expertise in a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, he is most highly recognized for the following procedures:

Dr. Stoker’s specialized techniques have been honed over thousands of surgeries and go above and beyond the standard practice. For example, Dr. Stoker’s breast augmentation patients typically only require 24 to 48 hours of downtime compared to the typical 2 weeks for most surgeons, which has contributed to his unparalleled safety measures.

Dr. Stoker’s website photo gallery demonstrates that his results are some of the best in the world, as seen in over 10,000 before and after photos spanning procedures of the face, breast, and body. Judge for yourself the quality of his results and the depth of his experience.

He also has over 1,000 videos on his YouTube channel, illustrating his specialized plastic surgery techniques and extraordinary results.

Superior Patient Experience & Education

Regardless of which treatment or surgery you choose, you can trust that Dr. Stoker and his team will give you a world-class experience.

Dr. Stoker’s office and surgery center are state-of-the-art to provide uncompromising care. He has the latest safety equipment and an incredible team of experienced professionals assisting him in meeting the highest standards for safety, comfort, and results.

At every step, Dr. Stoker ensures that YOU are on the same page. He emphasizes patient education and open, honest lines of communication as the keys to making an informed decision about treatment. Dr. Stoker always has your best interests at heart and will take as much time as needed to go over your options until you are comfortable moving forward.

Beyond the glowing 5-star reviews, Dr. Stoker is proud to have earned the trust and respect of his patients. Here are a few things they have had to say about him:

“Dr. Stoker and his staff are at the very top of their profession. The care, communication, and expertise are at a level that is difficult to match. If you want great results and patient care, I can’t recommend them enough.”

“At the consultation, I felt the compassionate, focused, and expert presence of Dr. Stoker and I felt encouraged to ask many questions and process my feelings about having surgery.”

“During my pre-op, Dr. Stoker was sensitive to my preferences and concerns and tailored a plan for the surgery (both the process and content of the day) that felt right for me while getting me the best results.”

“I had interviewed other plastic surgeons, but I found Dr. Stoker to be more personable and he took time to answer all my questions and honestly advise me of expected outcomes. I am amazed at the outcome, his honesty and openness as well as the quality of his work.”

“As busy as they are you will still feel like their top priority.”

Learn more about why patients choose Dr. Stoker as their plastic surgeon of choice in Los Angeles.

Ongoing Research & Publications

In addition to his work with patients, Dr. Stoker advances the field of plastic surgery through his research. He has authored dozens of peer-reviewed studies and textbook chapters and has conducted and presented leading research on facial nerve anatomy as it relates to Deep Plane Facelift surgery. He has also presented his research to medical professionals around the world at national plastic surgery meetings.

Dr. Stoker has notably served as an FDA clinical investigator for cohesive silicone gel breast implants, and his research related to power-assisted liposuction has helped to change the way surgeons perform the procedure.

You can learn more about some of his most important research contributions below:

Peer Education & Leadership

Dr. Stoker has taught dozens of courses to his plastic surgery colleagues for continuing medical education at national meetings. For 2 decades, he has led courses on body contouring surgery at the annual meetings of The Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

In addition, Dr. Stoker is honored to train and educate the next generation of plastic surgeons. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the prestigious Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Media Recognition

Dr. Stoker is a trusted plastic surgery expert on TV, radio, print, and the internet. You may have seen Dr. Stoker treat contestants on “The Biggest Loser” or read about him when The New York Times recognized him as one of the top plastic surgeons in the United States.

His many media appearances have increased awareness, acceptance, and understanding of plastic surgery by the public. He has highlighted the life-changing transformations and renewed confidence that is possible when working with a skilled, compassionate surgeon.

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International Reputation

Patients have flown from nearly 60 countries to have plastic surgery with Dr. Stoker—in fact, he has seen patients from all six habitable continents. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, women and men choose Dr. Stoker for his world-class talent and remarkable results.

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Stoker is affiliated with several hospitals and surgical centers to conveniently serve his patients:

  • Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica
  • Cedars Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital
  • Marina View Surgery Center
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