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About Dr. Katzen

drKatzenDr. J. Timothy Katzen is dedicated to helping massive weight loss patients achieve a better-contoured shape through cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. He is an experienced and highly trained professional who is committed to providing patients with a safe surgical process.

Dr. Katzen received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. and then went on to participate in fellowship programs for craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, and burn surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and International College of Surgeons.

His attention to detail and compassion towards patients are what provide individuals peace of mind when under his care. Dr. Katzen understands that body contouring procedures after massive weight loss are a delicate matter, which is why he has specialized in minimizing scarring after surgery. Patients may anticipate natural-looking results when undergoing their desired procedure with Dr. Katzen.


  • Undergraduate Education
    Duke University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1987
  • Medical Education
    Medical College of Virginia, 1991
  • Postgraduate Education
    General Surgery Residency University of Hawaii, 1991-1995
  • Plastic Surgery Residency
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1997-1999
  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship
    Burn Surgery Specialty Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1995-1996
  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship
    Microsurgery Specialty St. Joseph’s Hospital, Houston, 1996-1997
  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship
    Craniofacial Surgery Specialty New York University Medical Center, 1999-2000

Hospital Affiliations & Titles

  • Tri-City Regional Medical Center, Active Staff.
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Attending Physician.
  • Olympia Medical Medical Center, Attending Physician.
  • Doctors Hospital of West Covina, Provisional Staff.
  • Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center.

Honors and Awards

  • Glancey Award, Southeastern Regional Plastic Surgery Meeting – 1999
  • Aston Award, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – 1999
  • Scientific Poster Award, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – 1996
  • Graduated with Honors, Dean’s List, Duke University – 1987

Professional Associations and Certifications

  • Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Diplomat: National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow: International College of Surgeons
  • Member: American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member: J.B. Lynch Society
  • Member: J.M. Converse Society
  • Member: H.W. Scott, Jr. Society

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