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Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Dr. Choe

Kyle S. Choe, MD, FACS

Dr. Kyle S. Choe is a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face and neck. Dr. Choe decided early in his training to center his surgical practice on a single area of plastic surgery – the face and neck. Dr. Choe has served the greater Hampton Roads since leaving a renown upstate New York plastic surgery practice in 2004.

Dr. Choe received his undergraduate degree with honors from Occidental College and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine Dentistry. He completed his Head Neck surgical training at the New York Eye Ear Infirmary in Manhattan under the tutelage of some of the world’s preeminent head, neck and plastic surgeons. Following his residency, Dr. Choe was one of thirty surgeons selected for an intense facial plastic fellowship at a world-class center for plastic surgery in upstate New York.

Dr. Choe is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Choe has presented lectures and authored several published articles on topics related to facial plastic surgery, such as endoscopic facial surgery, revision rhinoplasty and anthropometric analysis of the face.

His practice specializes in surgical and non-surgical solutions to reverse the visible signs of aging. Dr. Choe has extensive experience with surgical procedures that include minimal-incision endoscopic brow lift and mid-facelift, mini and traditional facelifts; eyelid lift; chin and lip enhancement; nose surgery; and cheek enhancement. Dr. Choe also performs non-surgical and minimal-recovery anti-aging cosmetic procedures, including LASERS, Botox®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Voluma®, Vollure™, Volbella® and several other treatment options for those who wish to delay or avoid surgery altogether.

Dr. Choe Specializes in Facial Rejuvenation and Reconstruction:

ON A PERSONAL NOTE…

A native of Tacoma, WA, Dr. Choe and his wife chose Virginia Beach following his training, to start his practice and raise a family. Although neither Dr. Choe nor his wife Rachel had family here, they felt that this area, with its strong ethical influence and inherent beauty, offered an environment well suited to raising a family and building strong community ties.

Dr. Choe and his wife enjoy community involvement, serving on boards of civic organizations as well as various church activities. He serves on a team of physicians, nurses and other helpers who participate in a yearly medical mission to serve the poor in Central and South America, Asia and Europe treating adults and children with birth defects other serious reconstructive problems.


Accreditation Association
Best Surgeon 2008
Top Surgeons
Top Surgeons
Patients Choice

Education

Fellowship Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellow
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry/
Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
Rochester, New York
Director: Vito C. Quatela, MD

Residency Administrative Chief Resident
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
New York, New York

Resident
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
New York, New York

Internship Intern-General Surgery
Department of Surgery
St. Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center
New York, New York

Medical University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Rochester, New York
Degree Received: Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate Occidental College
Los Angeles, California
Degree Received: BA cum laude Psychology

Certifications

Diplomat, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomat, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Academic Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Clinical Instructor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Publications

Choe, KS., Yalamanchili, H., et al. The Korean-American Women’s Nose: An In-depth Nasal Morphologic Analysis. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 8(5): 319-323

Quatela, VC & Choe, KS: Endobrow-Midface Lift. Facial Plastic Surgery. 20(3): 199-206

Choe, KS, Sclafani, AP, Litner, JA, et al: The Korean-American Women’s Face: anthropometric measurements & quantitative analysis of facial aesthetics. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 6:244-252

Romo, T & Choe, KS: Endoscopic Forehead Rejuvenation. Operative Techniques in Oculoplastic, Orbital, & Reconstructive Surgery (in press)

Romo, T, Sonne, J, Choe, KS, & Sclafani, AP: Revision Rhinoplasty. Facial Plastic Surgery. 19:299-307

Romo, T, Solimandezah, P, Choe, KS: Reduction Structural Rhinoplasty. Facial Plastic Surgery. 19:317-323

Romo, T, Choe, KS, & Sclafani, AP: Secondary Cleft-Lip Rhinoplasty Utilizing Porous High Density Polyethylene. Facial Plastic Surgery. 19:369-377

Romo, T, Choe, KS, & Sclafani, AP: Cleft-Lip Nasal Reconstruction Utilizing Porous High Density Polyethylene. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 5:175-179

Choe, KS, Arigo, J & Zeifer, B: Stapediovestibular Dislocation. Otology & Neurotology. 23:102-103

Choe, KS, Sclafani, AP, & McCormick, S: Angioleiomyoma of the Auricle: a Rare Tumor. Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. 125: 109-110

Choe, KS & Stucki-McCormick, SU: Chin Augmentation. Facial Plastic Surgery. 16:45-54

Dess, NK, Choe, S, & Minor, T: The Interaction of Diet & Stress in Rats: High Energy Food & Sucrose Treatment. Journal of Experimental Psychology. 24: 60-71

Dess, NK & Choe, S: Stress Selectively Reduces Sugar+Saccarin Mixture Intake but Increases Proportion of Calories Consumed as Sugar by Rats. Psychobiology. 22: 77-84

Monographs / DVD

Romo, T & Choe, KS: Endoscopic Forehead Lift-Endoscopic Approach to Upper-Third Facial Rejuvenation. Endo-Press, Tuttlingen, Germany

Book Chapter

Romo, T, Yalamachili, H & Choe, KS: Minimally Invasive Techniques of Oculo-Facial Rejuvenation. New York, NY: Thieme.

Cover of the Top Surgeons 2009 GuideDr. Kyle S. Choe, M.D. has been named one of America’s Top Surgeons for 2009 by Consumers’ Research Council of America

It’s no surprise. Anyone who sees his list of publications, views his education and experience or sees him in person at a seminar soon learns about how knowledgeable Dr. Choe is about his specific speciality: facial plastic surgery. His staff, colleagues and clients know he’s a top surgeon…but now, an independent research agency has named him one.

The Consumers’ Research Council of America has named Dr. Choe a “Top Surgeon” in it’s annual guide, Top Surgeons: 2009. The Consumers’ Research Council of America is a Washington, D.C. based research organization, dedicated to providing consumer information guides for professional services. Since this is an independent research agency proclaiming this, there was no survey involved. The selection criteria follow a points-system, to ensure no personal or emotional factors are involved in selection. The council compiles the list yearly to be a solid starting point for consumers in finding a qualified surgeon for their needs.

Criteria is based on experience, education and continuing education, membership in professional medical associations, and board certifications.

To maintain unbiased selection, no fees, donations, sponsorships or advertising monies are accepted from any individuals, professionals, corporations or associations.

Dr. Choe and his staff believe this inclusion is a great honor, and will strive to continue to be part of this distinguished group of medical professionals for 2010 and beyond. For more information about where to start to find a great surgeon for your plastic surgery, navigate to our Patient Library.

Other Certifications:

Certificate of Accreditation from The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, or AAAHC.