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John T. Alexander II, M.D., J.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Alexander II continues a tradition of excellence in plastic surgery, having learned first hand the techniques and systems developed by his father to achieve consistently superb results. In addition, he stays current with the most recent advances in cosmetic plastic surgery and anti-aging medicine, broadening the scope of cosmetic treatments available to his patients.

BIO

He received his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, one of the countries first medical schools, and then had five years of intensive general surgery training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, serving as chief resident in 1993-1994. There he was one of two residents honored “Outstanding Teacher” by the Whitehead Society.

After becoming Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Alexander attended the University of California San Francisco, one of the premiere Plastic Surgery programs in the United States. There he completed two additional years of residency training in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Alexander is double board certified in Surgery and Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

In 1996 Dr. Alexander joined his father’s surgical practice in San Diego. By incorporating innovative new techniques and business practices he was able to double the practice within three years. In 1998 he created Total T Clinic,TM one of California’s first anti-aging clinics, and in 1999 he became a Diplomate of the newly formed Board of Anti-aging Medicine.

Dr. Alexander specializes in facial rejuvenation, and was the first surgeon in California to perform the QuickLift,™ a revolutionary surgical procedure that takes years off the face with less downtime than traditional facelifts. He is a specialist in chemical peels and laser surgery and was selected to author the chapter "Facial Resurfacing" in Plastic Surgery, the premiere textbook of the specialty. He also specializes in facial cancer reconstruction and endoscopic, minimally-invasive procedures, publishing his own original research about endoscopic plastic surgery. He lectures in medical forums and has presented his results at both national and international surgical meetings.

In 2004, Dr. Alexander enrolled in California Western School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree in three years, going to school part-time while maintaining a full-time surgical practice and continuing to see thousands of patients each year. He was on the Dean’s List for four terms and received an Academic Achievement Award in six courses. Dr. Alexander’s chief goal in obtaining a law degree was to help physicians better understand the law and more easily navigate legal waters. He is a member of the California Bar and practices law part time.

Dr. Alexander II is active in professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the San Diego County Medical Society. His interests include art, music, writing, and he is an instument-rated pilot. He and his wife of eighteen years have two children.
SPECIALTIES
· Facial Rejuvenation
  • Face and NeckLift
  • QuickLift™
  • EyeLid Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Chemical Peels
· Facial Countoring
  • Nose Surgery
  • Chin Reduction/Augmentation
  • Ear Reshaping
  • Cancer Reconstruction
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Chemical Peels
· Endoscopic (minimally-invasive) Surgery
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Endoscopic Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
· Breast and Body Contouring
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • VASER LipoSelect Liposuction
  • Arm Lift
  • Thigh Lift
EDUCATION
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 1980-‘85 Bachelor of Science April, 1985 Honors: Dean’s and Trustee’s Scholarship 1980, ‘81, ‘83, ‘84

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 1985-‘89 Doctor of Medicine May, 1989

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1989-‘90 Internship, Surgery Outstanding Intern of the Year, Whitehead Society, 1990

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1990-‘94 Residency, General Surgery Chief Resident 1993-‘94

University of California San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1994-‘96 Residency, Plastic Surgery Chief Resident 1995-96

California Western School of Law, San Diego 2004-‘06 Juris Doctor December, 2006
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE
Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners, 5/90
American Board of Surgery, Certified 6/95, #40207
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Certified 9/98, #107082
Laser Certification, 10/95
California Medical License, 1994
North Carolina Medical License, 1994 (inactive)
California State Bar, 2006

Hospital affiliations: Scripps-La Jolla, Scripps-Encinitas, Scripps Mercy Hospital,
Sharp Hospital
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
California Medical Association
San Diego County Medical Society
San Diego International Plastic Surgery Society
LANGUAGE
Spanish (fluent spoken and written)
PUBLICATIONS
  1. Hennington MH, Lacey SR, Alexander JT, Azizkhan RG. A Simple Method of Removing Residual Intrathoracic Air Post-thoracotomy in Children, Surg Gyn Ob 174 (21): 159-60, 1992.

  2. Fakhry S, Alexander JT, Smith D, Meyer AA, Peterson HD. Regional and Institutional Variation in Burn Care, J Burn Care & Rehab 16 (1): 86-90, 1995.

  3. Alexander JT, Mathes SJ. Radiation Injury in Plastic Surgical Reconstruction, Possibilities in Surgical Oncology I, Surgical Oncology Clinics, Stephan Ariyan, ed. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, October 1996.

  4. Pogrel MA, Podlesh S, Anthony JP, Alexander JT. A comparison of vascularized and non-vascularized bone grafts for reconstruction of mandibular continuity defects, J Oral Maxfac Surg, 55:1200-1206, 1997.

  5. Lee CH, Lee C, Alexander JT, Trabulsy PP, Lee K. A Cadaveric and Clinical Evaluation of Endoscopically Assisted Zygomatic Fracture Repair, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 101(2): 333-345, 1998.

  6. Lee CH, Lee C, Alexander JT, Trabulsy PP. Endoscopic reduction and fixation of malar fracture, British Journal of Plastic Surgery, 104:355-65, 1998.

  7. Young D, Alexander JT, Mankani M. Hand Surgery in Current Surgical Diagnosis and Treatment 11th edition, Way L, Doherty G. ed. McGraw Hill, New York, 2003.

  8. Alexander JT. Endoscopic Browlift, emedicine.com, September 2004.

  9. Alexander JT, Goldman M., Roberts, TL. Facial Resurfacing in Plastic Surgery 2nd edition, vol. 2 p 339, Mathes J ed., WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 2006.

PRESENTATIONS
  1. Regional and Institutional Variation in Burn Care, American Burn Association, Cincinnati OH, 3/12/93.
  2. Coverage for Irradiated Wounds, San Francisco Plastic Surgical Society, San Francisco CA, 6/20/95.
  3. Scalp Reconstruction and Hair Restoration, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, UCSF, San Francisco CA, 9/12/95.
  4. Reduction and fixation of malar fracture using endoscopic assistance, General Surgery Grand Rounds, UCSF, San Francisco CA, 11/8/95.
  5. Endoscopic Assisted Reduction and Fixation of Complex Zygomatic Fractures, Senior Residents Conference, Dallas TX, 4/11/96.
  6. Non-vascularized bone graft vs. the fibula free flap for mandible reconstruction: a review of 65 consecutive patients, Academic Association of Plastic Surgery, Hilton Head SC, 5/8/96.
  7. Endoscopic Assisted Reduction and Fixation of Complex Zygomatic Fractures, Academic Association of Plastic Surgery, Hilton Head SC, 5/10/96.
  8. Repair of Complex Abdominal Hernias, California Association of Plastic Surgery, Indian Wells CA, 5/25/96.
  9. Endoscopic Assisted Reduction and Fixation of Complex Zygomatic Fractures, California Association of Plastic Surgery, Indian Wells CA, 5/26/96.
  10. Endoscopic Applications in Plastic Surgery, Nathan Womack Surgical Society Meeting, Chapel Hill NC, 2/1/97.
  11. Endoscopic Browlift: A Prospective Analysis of 50 Consecutive Patients, UC San Francisco Plastic Surgery Update, San Francisco CA, 6/21/97.
  12. Breast Reconstruction & Secondary Breast Augmentation with Implants, Tagliacozzi Society of Young Plastic Surgeons, Silverado CA, 7/17/99.
  13. Endoscopic Browlift--Predicting Long-term elevation: A Prospective Analysis of 100 Consecutive Patients, Plastic Surgery Update UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 7/99.
  14. Incorporating Anti-aging Medicine into the Plastic Surgery Practice, Plastic Surgery Update UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 7/99.
  15. Plastic Surgery and Trauma, North American Trauma Association, Park City UT, 3/7/00.
  16. Avoiding Complications in Facial Resurfacing, Tagliacozzi Society of Young Plastic Surgeons, Sedona AZ, 7/22/01.
  17. Facial Resurfacing, North American Trauma Association, Big Sky MT, 3/1/02.
  18. Facial Resurfacing with the Delayed Pulse Erbium Laser, Tagliacozzi Society of Young Plastic Surgeons, Carlsbad CA, 7/25/02.
  19. Chemical Peeling with Modified Phenol Solution, Tagliacozzi Society of Young Plastic Surgeons, New Orleans LA, 7/25/04.
  20. The Modified QuickLift Facelifting Technique, Tagliacozzi Society of Young Plastic Surgeons, Los Cabos Mexico, 6/10/05.
  21. Insights in Medical Malpractice, Plastic Surgery Scientific Symposium, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 2/25/06.
  22. Medical Malpractice, Tagliacozzi Society of Young Plastic Surgeons, Charleston SC, 5/7/06.
  23. High Velocity Extremity Wounds, Tagliacozzi Society of Young Plastic Surgeons, Carlsbad, CA, 7/20/07.
  24. Facial Rejuvenation, Tagliacozzi Society of Young Plastic Surgeons, Cornerstone, CO, 8/3/08.
  25. The QuickLift: 4-year Results, Tagliacozzi Society of Young Plastic Surgeons, Austin TX 7/23/09.

John T. Alexander, M.D.
Dr. John T. Alexander has been in practice for over forty years. He has enjoyed an exceptional reputation by consistently providing his patients with excellent, natural looking results. He is a leader in San Diego in facial plastic surgery, having performed more of these procedures than any other surgeon in the area.

BIO

Dr. Alexander graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His general surgery training was completed at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles and Mercy Hospital in San Diego. He trained in Plastic Surgery for two years in Houston, Texas at the world-renowned Cronin and Brauer Clinic, the most prestigious training program in the country.

Dr. Alexander has served as a clinical instructor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. His extra time is spent in church and performing community service, such as serving on the school board, which he did for twenty years.

He and his wife Linda recently served pro bono for 20 months in the Philippines as the Area Medical Director for the Philippines Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They have eleven children and 30 grandchildren.


EDUCATION
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 1951-‘54
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 1954-‘58
Doctor of Medicine May, 1958
White Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles CA 1958-‘59 Internship, Surgery
Mercy Hospital, San Diego CA 1959-‘62n Residency, General Surgery
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Cronin & Brauer Clinic, Houston TX 1962-‘64 Residency,
Plastic Surgery
SPECIALTIES
Facial Rejuvenation
  • Face and NeckLift
  • QuickLift™
  • EyeLid Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Chemical Peels
Facial Countoring
  • Nose Surgery
  • Chin Reduction/Augmentation
  • Ear Reshaping
  • Cancer Reconstruction
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member
California Medical Association
San Diego County Medical Society
San Diego International Plastic Surgery Society (Charter Member)




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