MEET DR. J. TIMOTHY KATZEN
Dr. Katzen believes passionately in the continual pursuit of knowledge and the power of education, and takes pride in keeping abreast of all of the latest technological developments and surgical trends in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He utilizes this knowledge to build a strong foundation for his surgical work, and then passes this information on to his patients, in order to ensure that they are well-informed and educated about their details of their plastic surgery procedure(s), and he takes great care to ensure that his patients are actively involved in the conception of their own individually customized surgical treatment plan. Education & Training
After finishing his three-year training in general surgery, Dr. Katzen went on to complete seven years of training in plastic surgery, and was honored to participate in three, separate, year-long fellowships in plastic surgery at widely renowned teaching hospitals, including: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, NYU Medical Center, and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. Katzen holds a board certification by the esteemed American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is an active member in good standing of a number of prominent professional associations, including:
- American College of Surgeons (FACS)—Fellow
- International College of Surgeons (FICS)–Fellow
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)—Member
- International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) – Member
- American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery—Member
- National Board of Medical Examiners—Diplomat
- Member: J.B. Lynch Society
- Member: J.M. Converse Society
- Member: H.W. Scott, Jr. Society
Dr. Katzen has medical staff privileges at many highly regarded hospitals in Southern California and held the position of Director of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at Century City Doctors Hospital. Dr. Katzen is a strong proponent of giving back to the community, and is involved with numerous non-profit organizations, such as: Obesity Help, Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America, and the Obesity Action Coalition. Dr. Katzen has also received awards including “One of the Top 10 Best Plastic Surgeons for client satisfaction in 2015 by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons.” In 2004, Dr. Katzen received American Top Physicians Award in Plastic Surgery for 2004-2005 by the Consumer Research Council of America.
J. Timothy Katzen, MD has been selected by his peers as one of the “Top Doctors” in Los Angeles magazine. The doctors who make the list are considered to be at the top of their game.
Because of his role as a leader in the plastic surgery community and his steadfast dedication to his patients, Dr. Katzen has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards and honors, including:
- The Aston Award: bestowed to only one plastic surgery resident every year)
- The Founder’s Award: awarded by the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America.
- The Glancey Award: presented at the Southeastern Regional Plastic Surgery Meeting
- “Businessman of the Year 2005”: awarded by the Business Advisory Council in Washington, D.C.
Additionally, Dr. Katzen was featured on TLC’s “The Real Skinny,” a television program documenting the real life body transformations of patients who had undergone weight loss surgery and were faced with the discouraging aesthetic problem of massive amounts of excess skin. Dr. Katzen performed his trademark 360 Circumferential Body Lift procedure on these patients, helping them to finally find peace with their bodies, and to have a positive conclusion to their long and arduous weight loss journeys. Dr. Katzen was also featured on a TV show called “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” on Discovery Health Channel. This show followed a woman who used to be 600 pounds, through her 400 pound weight loss journey. On the show, Dr. Katzen performed his trademark 360 circumferential body lift procedure.
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The countless heartfelt testimonials from his patients demonstrate that Dr. Katzen genuinely understands how potentially daunting and overwhelming the decision to undergo plastic surgery can be, and that he goes above and beyond the call of duty for his patients. Dr. Katzen takes great care to assuage the concerns and fears of his patients, ensuring that they feel safe and comfortable throughout their plastic surgery experience. If you are interested in having Dr. Katzen perform your reconstructive or cosmetic surgery, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your consultation with Dr. Katzen.