Dr. Markowitz was born, raised and educated on the East Coast. He graduated from Rutgers College in 1974 and from New York University Medical School in 1979. He went on to complete two residencies, in general surgery and plastic surgery at New York University Medical Center. He continued his training at Johns Hopkins Medical Center for a year long fellowship, specializing in facial trauma and microsurgery. He became board certified in general surgery in 1985, in plastic surgery in 1989.
Dr. Markowitz joined the full-time faculty in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the U.C.L.A. Medical Center immediately after his Johns Hopkins University fellowship in July 1987. Dr. Markowitz’s tenure at U.C.L.A. is noteworthy given the unusual fact that he became renowned for his work in both the reconstructive and aesthetic fields. His work with congenitally deformed children, head and neck cancer patients, and facial trauma patients is widely regarded by both his patients and his peers. Simultaneously, he pursued a noteworthy practice in elective cosmetic surgery, where his innovative techniques and results created a successful private practice. Though Dr. Markowitz left the academic world as a full professor after thirteen years, he remains on the clinical staff and continues to perform surgery and teach at the institution.
Dr. Markowitz is a member of numerous national and regional medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has lectured at many national and local meetings, presenting his innovative philosophy and techniques on diverse plastic surgery topics. He has authored over 30 peer reviewed publications and 7 book chapters on plastic surgery.
Dr. Markowitz specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face and body.
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers College
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Surgical Residency: New York University Medical Center
Plastic Surgery Residency: New York University Medical Center
Plastic Surgery Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Medical Center; Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems
American Board of Plastic Surgery: 1989 – present
Fellow, American College of Surgeons: 1992 – present
National Board of Medical Examiners: 1980 – present
UCLA Medical Center: 1987 – present
Cedars Sinai Medical Center: 2001 – present
Olive View Medical Center: 1987 – 2001
Dr. Markowitz has numerous original, clinically based peer-reviewed publications in the specialty journals Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery. He has also contributed several chapters as an invited author to various reference texts in the field of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Markowitz is a well respected source for the media. He has been quoted and referenced in a multitude of publications including The New York Times, Allure, W, Men’s Health, Teen People, Self, Mirabella, and LA Confidential.
Dr. Markowitz has lectured at numerous regional, national and international plastic surgery meetings as a presenter of original scientific work and as an invited participant on panels.
Clinical Professor of Surgery, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
California Society or Plastic Surgeons
UCLA Plastic Surgery Society
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
California Medical Association
Los Angeles County Medical Association
Dr. Markowitz served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the UCLA-Olive View Medical Center from 1987- 2001. It was during that period that his innovative plastic surgery techniques helped improve the care of the many patients he managed.
Dr. Markowitz serves as an editorial consultant for specialty journals Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Annals of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Markowitz served and continues to work on committees for national organizations and local hospitals:
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Academic Plastic Surgery Position Committee, Current Procedural Terminology Committee, Domestic Clinical Symposia Committee
- American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons: Membership Committee
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Program committee
- California Society of Plastic Surgeons: Ethics Committee
- UCLA Medical Center: Department of Surgery Quality Care Committee, Quality Assurance Coordinator Division of Plastic Surgery, Medical Risk Management Committee, and Outpatient Surgery Center Policy Committee
- Olive View Medical Center: Department of Surgery Executive Committee, Infection Control Committee