Dr. Jonathan Zelken is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He was raised in New England and embraces the artistry in his craft; this is what drew him to a career in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Zelken obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Cornell University. Dr. Zelken went on to pursue a degree in Medicine at Tufts University and committed to a career as a surgeon-scientist. The first two scientific articles he authored have been cited 140 times. After graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Zelken completed his plastic surgery training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was one of only 2 candidates selected for a combined residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, then rated America’s #1 hospital for 22 years in a row.
After serving as chief resident at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Zelken was selected for an equally competitive microsurgery fellowship in Taiwan under the guidance of the world’s most prolific microsurgeon in Taiwan.
Dr. Zelken authored more than 50 scientific articles and has a passion for teaching. He performs reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast, body, and face, and is a trainer for BodyTite (radiofrequency skin tightening device). He is highly regarded in the Orange County community for his willingness and capacity to take on the most challenging facial reconstruction cases. In his boutique Newport Beach clinic, he offers a full array of spa services, IPL, laser, microneedling, PRP, and permanent makeup. He accepts most major insurances.
Miki leads the Nonsurgical Division at the Zelken Institute for Aesthetic Medicine. She is a recent top graduate from West Coast University where she is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction. She has worked in the medical field for over 6 years and has been an apprentice to the some of the industry’s top aesthetic providers and our beloved Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Jonathan Zelken MD.
Miki has graduated from California State University Long Beach with her B.S. in Biophysiology and a minor in Chemistry where she become passionate about aesthetic medicine and strives to continually improve on all aspects of patient care to meeting and exceeding the goals of each patient.
Lori Fitzgerald is a certified medical esthetician and comedienne. She has been practicing since 2001 after she graduated at the top of her class at the prestigious Paul Mitchell the Skin Academy. This propelled her passion for the medical grade skin care and consultancy. Lori has extensive knowledge about skincare treatments as well as a wide arrange of skincare products, with a passion for ingredient technology which enables her to thoroughly educate her clients. Some of her favorite treatments include Hydrafacial, microneedling, and microcurrent technology. These procedures weave in beautifully to Dr. Zelken’s facial plastic surgery practice.
She is naturally likeable and completely dedicated to providing her clients with world-class care. Lori’s facials are all medical grade and based on scientific evidence to ensure lasting results and smooth radiant skin.
Joanna, better known as @joannatheNurse is widely regarded as the up-and-coming nurse injector of her generation. She received her Masters in Nursing from Western University of Health Sciences after graduating at the top of her nursing school class. She is focused on addressing the individual needs of her patients and is perhaps best known for her mastery of fillers for the lips and nose. Her “nonsurigcal” rhinoplasty attracts patients from all over the world. She has years of experience in the plastic surgery and injectables industry and is committed to patient safety and satisfaction.
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