Dr. Alessi's Credentials


 

EDUCATION
Michigan State University, 9/75 to 3/79, B.S. Biochemistry and Honors College
Wayne State University, 6/79 to 3/82, Pharmacology Department, (Ph.D. Candidate)
Wayne State University Medical School, 8/82 to 6/83, M.D.

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION
Internship, Surgical, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 6/83 to 6/84
Residency, Surgical, U.C.L.A. School of Medicine, 6/84 to 6/85
Resident, Head and Neck Surgery, U.C.L.A. School of Medicine, 7/84 to 6/88
Resident, Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, 11/86 to 12/86
Chief Resident, Head and Neck Surgery, U.C.L.A. School of Medicine, 7/88 to 6/89

MEDICAL LICENSURE
State of California – 1984

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Diplomat, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomat, American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Diplomat, American Board of Forensic Examiners
Diplomat, National Board of Medicine

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
Attending, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Attending, Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 2000-2004
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCLA
Adjunct Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, California State University of Los Angeles

HONORS &AWARDS
“Guide to America’s Top Physicians.” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. 2003
Selected one of the nations “Top Doctors” by Top Doctors in America 2002
Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology
Heritage Who’s Who 2000-2008
Distinction for Biomedical Research, Deans Award for excellence in research and scholarly activities
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Award for selection to and participation in Medical Students Workshop, Chicago, Illinois
Weil Award for best clinical investigation paper at the American Association of Neuropathologists meetings
Awarded Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University 1979.
Graduate of Honors College and Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University 1979
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Fraternity 1979

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS
Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
2003-2004 and 1999-2001 Medical Executive Committee, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
1999-2000 Member, Quality Improvement Committee Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
1997-Active Member in the Los Angeles Surgical Society
1999- Charter Member of the California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
1997 Committee on Quality Assurance, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
1992- Member, Bioethics Committee, Los Angeles County Medical Association
1992-1995 Member, SICU Joint Practice Committee, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
1991-1998 Senate Appointee, Speech Pathology and Audiology Examining Committee, Department of Consumer Affairs, CA
1991- Member, Southern California Academy of Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology
1991-1992 Member, Technical Advisory Committee, California Medical Association, Board of Trustee Appointee
1990 Member, Program Committee for the Martin Haet Lectureship
1989-1991 Commissioner, Senate Advisory Committee on Malpractice Insurance and
Indemnity–California State Senate
1989- Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
1988- Member, American Society for Otolaryngologic Allergy
1985- Member, American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1984- Member California Medical Association
1984-1985 LACMA Committee on Professional Liability
1983- Member Los Angeles County Medical Association
1980- Member of the American Medical Association (AMA)
1980-1983 Member of Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity

PATENTS
Developer of many facial plastic trademarked procedures.
Inventor and holder of two (2) surgical patents for surgical instruments.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Immunobiology of Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Principle investigator: Robert Mickel, M.D., Ph.D., U.C.L.A. Division of Head and Neck Surgery, 3/87-12/87
Auditory Evoked Potential, Feline Investigators Principle investigator: George Lynn, Ph.D., Department of Neurology, Wayne State University, 3/83 to 6/83
Caprice Neurovisceral Storage Disease, Principle investigator: Margaret Jones, M.D., Department of Pathology, Michigan State University, 1/709 to 6/79
Brain hexokinase research for John Wilson, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, Michigan State University, 3/78 to 3/79
Chemistry and biology teaching assistant for Mimi Sayed, Ph.D., Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, 9/77 to 6/78

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
Author and co-author of more than 30 scientific publications and book chapters.

PAPERS
(partial list)
Alessi, D.M., Berci, G.: “Aspiration and Nasogastric Intubation”, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 94:486-489, 1986
Alessi, D., Trapp,, T., Berke, G., Hanson, D.: “An Accurate Method of Teflon Injection Using Functional Phonosurgery”, In press. , Transactions of the International Voice Symposium, Edinburgh Scotland, 1989
Alessi, D., Hanson, D., Berke, and G.: “An Assessment of Postintubation Laryngeal Trauma Using a Portable Videolaryngoscopy System”, Transactions of the International Voice Symposium, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989
Andrews, J.C., Alessi, D., et.al.: “Parotitis and Facial Nerve Function”, Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 115:240-242, 1989
Alessi, D., Maceri, D.: “Histiocytosis X of the Head and Neck in a Pediatric Population”, Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 118:945-948, 1992

PRESENTATIONS
Teacher, lecturer and presenter at more than 400 medical seminars and annual meetings worldwide.
Alessi, D.: “Simultaneous Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Rhinoplasty.” Advances in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Nov 3, 2007.
Alessi, D., Aronowitz, J., et.al.: “Face Lift as an Adjunct in the Surgical Treatment of Partial and Complete Facial Palsy”. International Facial Nerve Symposium, San Francisco, July, 2001.
Alessi, D.: “Medical Management of Professional Singers”, Panelist, Care of the Professional Voice Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, June 8, 1996.
Alessi, D.: “Treatment of Pediatric Dysphonia Secondary to Vocal Fold Paresis”, Instructor of course presented for the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, D.C., September 30, 1996, “Management of the Difficult Airway”, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Resident Lecture Series, October 10, 1995.
“Common Otolaryngologic Problems”, Internal Medicine Lecture Series, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, February, 1992.
“Scar Revision”, Head and Neck Lectures Series, UCLA School of Medicine, November 6, 1991.
Alessi, D., Trapp, T., Fu, Y., Calcaterra, T.: “Sinonasal Adenocarcinoma”, Southern California Section of the American College of Surgeons, Newport Beach, January 1988.
Alessi, D., Trapp, T., Berke, G., Hanson, D.: “An Accurate Method of Teflon Injection Using Functional Phonosurgery”, International Voice Symposium, Edinburgh Scotland, 1987.

INVITED OR SPONSORED PRESENTATIONS
“The Latest in Antimicrobial Therapy: Highlights from the New Treatment Guidelines.” GlaxoSmithKline,
Redondo Beach, Riverside, and Corona, CA.
“Challenges and Change: Exploring Diagnostic Criteria and Treatment Approaches with Acute Sinusitis.”
The Center for Healthcare Education, LLC, Santa Monica, La Mesa and Los Angeles, CA.
“Prescribing Decisions in Acute Otitis Media, CDC Guidelines and Resistant
Pneumococcus”. Glaxo Smith Kline-Long Beach, CA.
“Intranasal Steroids for the Treatment of Rhinitis-Clinical Forum”. Glaxo Smith Kline-
November 6th, Los Angeles, CA.
“Update on Sinusitis”. Lecturer for the San Diego Academy of Family Physician’s 44th
Annual Postgraduate Symposiums Family Medicine Update, San Diego, CA,.
“Modern Management of Dysphagia”. Panel with Questions and Answers – Alessi.
Cedar’s-Sinai Medical Center-Los Angeles, CA.
“Scar Revision”. Head and Neck Lecture Series at the UCLA School of Medicine.

    1. "A doctor who GENUINELY cares about his patients."

    2. S. A. Yelp

    1. "He's the man. Funny too. I highly recommend."

    2. Ryan K. Yelp

    1. "I don't have enough words to tell you how wonderful he is. I recommend him highly."

    2. Miriam G. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Alessi was personable, pretty funny putting me at ease, and very nice."

    2. Julia F. Yelp

About Dr. Alessi

Dr. David Alessi is the founder and medical director of the Alessi Institute for Facial Plastic Surgery. He is board certified by both The American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Alessi’s experience, training, artistic hands and desire to help people feel their best has resulted in thousands of patients from all over the world choosing Alessi Institute for facial rejuvenation. He delivers the most natural-looking results through a variety of trademarked techniques and procedures that he personally developed to reduce scarring and recovery times for patients.

Dr. Alessi serves as the Co-founder and Physician Advisory Board Director of Face Forward, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization helping victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other cruel acts of crime move forward with their lives after suffering from abuse. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.faceforwardla.org

Dr. Alessi is also an active Advisory Member of the Cosmetic & Reconstructive Support Program (CRS™) of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which was created to connect survivors of domestic violence to medical associations and professionals. www.ncadv.org

Read more about his expertise, training, awards and achievements here.

Read more
Alessi Institute

Dr. David Alessi is the founder and medical director of the Alessi Institute for Facial Plastic Surgery. He is board certified by both The American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Alessi’s experience, training, artistic hands and desire to help people feel their best has resulted in thousands of patients from all over the world choosing Alessi Institute for facial rejuvenation. He delivers the most natural-looking results through a variety of trademarked techniques and procedures that he personally developed to reduce scarring and recovery times for patients.

Dr. Alessi serves as the Co-founder and Physician Advisory Board Director of Face Forward, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization helping victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other cruel acts of crime move forward with their lives after suffering from abuse. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.faceforwardla.org

Dr. Alessi is also an active Advisory Member of the Cosmetic & Reconstructive Support Program (CRS™) of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which was created to connect survivors of domestic violence to medical associations and professionals. www.ncadv.org

Read more about his expertise, training, awards and achievements here.


Read less

Services

What we offer

About the Alessi Institute

The Alessi Institute is a cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills focusing on facial plastic surgery. Our practice is also home to some of the finest breast and body contouring specialists around. We offer a host of comprehensive surgical and non surgical treatment options proven to help you maintain a youthful-looking appearance or restore areas of the face and body that have been altered by age, pregnancy, weight loss, sun damage or other factors over the years. We are in the business of helping you look and feel your best, not only on the outside, but on the inside too. The true rewards of our efforts are seen every day in the confidence our patients exude following their procedures. But our belief is that maintaining beauty starts with prevention.

ACHIEVE DRAMATIC, NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS…WITHOUT SURGERY

If you’re not ready to jump into cosmetic improvement through a surgical option, don’t be discouraged. We can provide incredibly, dramatic results through a variety of safe, effective non-invasive treatments that require little to NO downtime! Many of the these treatments are performed within minutes…on your lunch break…having you back to work or other activities within an hour! A combination of in-office, non surgical treatments is popularly referred to as the “Lunch-Time” Facelift. However. Dr. David Alessi developed the FAB Facelift, a combination of treatments that can provide results much like those seen from a traditional, surgical facelift. Patients who have chosen our FAB Facelift™ say they look five to ten years younger.
Read more

Patient Photos

The popular phrases “seeing is believing.” “a picture’s worth a thousand words.” and “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” each ring true for so many things we are able to witness with our own eyes.

And when it comes to cosmetic surgery, it is critical to view the actual patient photo results of any plastic surgeon you’re considering to perform your surgery or non-surgical treatments. Results should look as natural as possible, without revealing exactly what has been altered, but rather revealing–overall–a more refreshed, younger-looking face or a more shapely, proportionate and contoured body.

At the Alessi Institute of Beverly Hills cosmetic surgery office, our goal is to achieve dramatic improvement with the most natural looking results for each patient. Upon scheduling a private consultation, you will be able to view many additional photos of those patients who have given us permission to share their photos “in office” only.
Read more

Patient Resources

We want to help you expedite your initial appointment process so we’ve provided some of our forms here for you to complete ahead of time. Please print out the forms, fill in the requested information, and bring them with you to your appointment.

Patient Registration Form

SERENITY AFTER CARE
If you require after care accommodations following a surgical procedure, we highly recommend contacting Serenity After Care.

Located in Santa Monica, California, within a licensed medical setting, Serenity is a post-surgical aftercare facility meeting the needs of the plastic surgery and elective surgery patient. Serenity combines the best of a luxury hotel with the advantage of a modern hospital, all in a single location. At Serenity, you will experience the care, comfort, and security that are essential to your recovery. They serve doctors and patients from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Los Angeles, as well as patients visiting from other national and international locations.

For more information, contact an Alessi staff member, visit the Serenity After Care website, or contact Serenity at (310) 586-0740.

Read more

Dr. Alessi Named a RealSelf "Top Doctor"

Dr. Alessi has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" on RealSelf.com, the leading online community devoted to cosmetic procedures.

This designation is awarded to a select group of doctors with top credentials, high patient ratings and significant contributions to patient education on cosmetic services and procedures. Less than 10% of RealSelf doctors have achieved this distinction.

Go to Dr. Alessi's RealSelf.com profile to see reviews from real patients.

Read more
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr Alessi is FANTASTIC as a doctor and a wonderful person. Treats me with kindness and respect, is very soothing, and really tries to help."

    Louise B.
  • Yelp

    "I have been a patient of Dr. Alessi for 5 years. I would never go to an other surgeon. I feel confident that my face is in the right hands."

    Deborah A.
  • Yelp

    "Upon meeting Dr. Alessi he was just like the rest of his staff. Warm and friendly and actually kind of funny. (one of the few) He explained everything thoroughly."

    Max P.
  • Yelp

    "I found Dr. Alessi to be a highly skilled physician, attentive to the patient, ie, myself in the pre-operative, post operative and surgical settings."

    G B.
  • "My appearance is enhanced and my self esteem is better. I get compliments on my new look from my relatives and friends."

    D.D.
  • "I feel wonderful, like a new person since surgery. I cannot believe how good I look! Thank you so much Dr. Alessi."

    M.K.
Ask us

Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!

Name
Email Address
Comments
Follow Us
Hours

David Alessi, MD, FACS
9735 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212