Dr. Stoker

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Dr. David Stoker, a board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon, crafts results that are beautiful and natural-looking through safe, state-of-the-art techniques. If you’re considering an elective procedure, whether it’s a non-surgical touch-up treatment or a surgical transformation, Dr. Stoker emphasizes the importance of thoroughly researching all of your options. Here, you can review his complete credentials to learn more about his background and practice philosophy and help you reach the decision that’s best for you.

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


Dr. Stoker’s extensive educational background illustrates his lifelong dedication to excellence. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University, double majoring in political science and biology. During his time at Stanford, he contributed valuable research to the medical community thanks to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Major Grant for Undergraduate Research. He then went on to earn his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. As a medical student, he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, graduating at the top of his class.

Postgraduate Training

Following his medical education, Dr. Stoker then went on to complete his training in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine, considered to be one of the best plastic surgery training programs in the world. There he was mentored by Dr. Joseph McCarthy, Dr. Sherrell Aston, Dr. Gerald Pitman, Dr. Daniel Baker, and other distinguished faculty over the course of six intense years.

Procedure Specialties

While Dr. Stoker has refined expertise in a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, he is especially known for the following specialties:

Ongoing Research

In addition to his practice, Dr. Stoker is active in research, commonly authoring peer-reviewed studies and textbook chapters. He has conducted leading research on facial nerve anatomy as it relates to facelift surgery and presented his research to medical professionals around the world. Dr. Stoker served as clinical investigator for the popular cohesive silicone gel breast implants, and his research related to power-assisted liposuction has helped to change the way surgeons perform the procedure.


Dr. David Stoker, a cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles, has authored a dozen publications on state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery topics. These include articles on cosmetic facial, breast and body contouring procedures in a variety of distinguished plastic surgery journals. Read more about his publications.

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
  • The Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills

To learn more about what you can expect when you choose Dr. Stoker for your aesthetic care, check out real reviews from past patients or delve deeper into his credentials.