Renowned, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Stoker

Renowned Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Stoker

Education at-a-Glance

Dr. Stoker’s extensive 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

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 evaluating 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.

Board Certification

  • Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • California No. A74300
  • New York No. 206967

Society Memberships

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Rhinoplasty Society

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 an FDA 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. Stoker has authored dozens publications on state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery topics. These include:

  • W.G. Stevens, L.H. Macias, M. Spring, D.A. Stoker, C.O. Chacon, S.A. Eberlin. One-Stage Augmentation Mastopexy: A Review of 1192 Simultaneous Breast Augmentation and W.G. Stevens, L.H. Macias, M. Spring, D.A. Stoker, C.O. Chacon, S.A. Eberlin. One-Stage Augmentation Mastopexy: A Review of 1192 Simultaneous Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy Procedures in 615 Consecutive Patients. Aesthetic Surg J, 2014, 34(5):723-32.  
  • G.H. Pitman, D.A. Stoker. Pure Aspirative Lipoplasty. In S.J. Aston, D.S. Steinbrech, J.L. Walden, eds. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Philadelphia: Saunders, 2009.  
  • W.G. Stevens, S.J. Pacella, A.J.L. Gear, M.E. Freeman, C. McWhorter, M.J. Tenenbaum, D.A. Stoker. Clinical Experience With a Fourth-Generation Textured Silicone Gel Breast Implant: A Review of 1012 Mentor MemoryGel Breast Implants. Aesthetic Surg J, 2008, 28(6): 642-647.  

Media Recognition


  • “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” on ABC 
  • “The Doctors” on CBS  
  • “The Today Show” on NBC
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  • The New York Times Style Magazine. “THE LIST. A nationwide glossary of experts for all your beauty emergencies.” 
  • The New York Times. “Is the ‘Mom Job’ Really Necessary?”
  • People Magazine.Biggest Loser‘s Neil Tejwani Removes Skin for Wedding”
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Peer Education

Dr. Stoker has taught numerous courses to his fellow plastic surgeons at national symposia. His most recent courses include:

  • Liposuction: Comprehensive and Integrated – With Gerald H. Pitman, MD, at American Society of Plastic Surgery annual meeting, 2006 to present.
  • Liposuction: Comprehensive and Integrated – With Gerald H. Pitman, MD, at The Aesthetic Society annual meeting, 2007 to present.

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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Internationally Renowned

Patients have flown from international locations spanning the globe for plastic surgery with Dr. Stoker—in fact, from all six habitable continents. To learn more about why women and men from Argentina to Zimbabwe consider Dr. Stoker one of the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles and the world, check out real reviews from past patients. Or, delve deeper into his credentials by viewing his CV and class-leading results in his photo gallery of 10,000+ pictures