Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, MD

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery • Male • Age 72

2080 Century Park E Ste 501
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Dr. Ellenbogen's Experience

Dr. Ellenbogen's Care Philosophy


  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

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Background Check for Dr. Ellenbogen

0 Malpractice Claims

  • No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction

  • Failure to keep adequate medical records  (11/24/2011)
  • Action Taken: Reprimand
  • Summary: Please reference the following Document
  • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
  • State: California

1 Board Action

  • Disciplinary action in another state  (1/7/2013)
  • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
  • Summary: Please reference the following Document
  • State: New York
  • Documentation: Download here (PDF)

Awards & Recognitions


  • Dr. Ellenbogen received the AMA Physician Recognition Award three times
  • Dr. Ellenbogen is recommended by Working Actors Guide
  • The International College of Plastic Surgeons gave Dr. Ellenbogen the award for Best Presentation, 2002-2003
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was invited to teach courses at the annual ASAPS meeting in 2003, including presentations on breast augmentation, liposuction, facelift and rhinoplasty, and minimally-invasive techniques
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was selected for inclusion in the 2002-2003 "Guide to Americas Top Surgeons" by the Consumers Research Council of America, an independent research company based in Washington, D.C., that evaluates professional services throughout America
  • Dr. Ellenbogen gave two lectures and a course; a lecture on facial reshaping, a lecture on less invasive operations, and a course on faster healing variations of standard operations
  • Dr. Ellenbogen received the California Medical Association Physician Recognition Award twice
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was invited to give presentations at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/ASERF Annual Meeting April 16-21, 2004 in Vancouver
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was named one of the Best Plastc Surgeons in America - Town & Country Magazine
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was selected as the visiting professor for the South African Plastic Surgical Conference in Sun City, Oct. 2001
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was chosen as one of four experts to be a panelist for the "Malar Rejuvenation" article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, March/April 2001

Media & Publications

  • - Dr. Ellenbogen has been quoted in USA Today and Wall Street Journal
  • - Dr. Ellenbogens new technique for facial reshaping was mentioned in the April 27th, 2004 NY Times article, "Plastic Surgery Gets a New Look"
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen has been quoted in Time, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Los Angeles Times Magazine, National Geographic, Money, Bazaar, Shape, and Ladys Home Journal to name a few.
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen contributed to an article in The Enquirer - "Celebrity Noses"
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Allure, May 2002
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in US Weekly, Nov. 2000
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in the March 2004 issue of Plastic Surgery Products Magazine in the article, "Sound Off: Silicone Implants"
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was selected by National Enquirer to evaluate celebrities plastic surgery
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was quoted in the February 9, 2005 article "Surgeons Torn on Ethics of Reality of Plastic Surgery" written by Shayla Dressler on Montana Kaimin (www.kamin.org)
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen co-authored an article entitled "Facial Reshaping using Minimally Invasive Methonds" which was published in the March/April 2005 issue of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen co-authored "Eyebrow Elevation", an article focusing on brow lifts. Featured in the Sept. 2003 issue of Plastic Surgery Products Magazine
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen is a consultant to TV Guide on plastic surgery
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was quoted in the Nov. 10th, 2003 issue of US Weekly and the Nov. 17th, 2003 issue of Newsweek
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Celebrity Focus Magazine, July 2000
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was highlighted in Entertainment Today, a feature article in Oct. 6, 2000 Health and Beauty Issue
  • - Cosmetic Surgery Times article featuring Dr. Ellenbogen: Secondary Rhinoplasty Corrects Bad Nose Job
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Parade Magazines Oscar edition, March 2002
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Los Angeles Magazine, Nov. 2000
  • - Aesthetic Surgery Journal (official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) published an article in its Dec 2004 issue entitled "The Volumetric Face Lift" which was co-authored by Dr. Ellenbogen
  • - GQ Magazine interviews the two best plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Dr. Richard Ellenbogen and Dr. Garth Fisher in the October 2004 issue on male plastic surgery
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen chatted with Laura Ingram on her nationally syndicated radio talk show on Monday June 20th, 2005. In Los Angeles, the show airs on KRLA AM 870
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on Entertainment Tonight in July 2004 with a model makeover
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on Foxs Good Day LA, Feb. 22, 2001
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured Monday, May 10th, 2004 on a LIVE Remote TV segment on KTLAs Channel 5 morning show with Gayle Anderson, featuring Dr. Ellenbogens famous fat grafting technique
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured LIVE in the 3rd and final May TV Sweeps piece on Plastic Surgery on Forehead Lifts on Wednesday, May 26th, 2004 on KTLAs Channel 5 in Los Angeles from 7am to 9am with Gayle Anderson
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on the CNBC show, Scarborough Country, discussing "Hollywood Under the Knife" from the Playboy Mansion in a special segment about celebrities and plastic surgery
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen has been featured on CNNs Showbiz Today, Geraldo, Marilu, Donahue, Hard Copy, 48-Hours, American Journal, A Current Affair, Montel Williams, and other national news programs.
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on E!s TV show series, Doctor 90210 in its first season, and also occasionally in season 2. The series began in July 2004 and featured Dr. Ellenbogen -- from his travels to the Vancouver Plastic Surgery Conference back
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on Entertainment Tonight, May 2002 discussing how breast implants can be made softer
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured LIVE Tuesday, May 18th, 2004 at 6:30am to 8:30am on KTLAs Channel 5 in Los Angeles and LA County local channels featuring Nose jobs. Dr. Ellenbogens rhinoplasty technique (which many refer to as the "no one knows" nosejobs becuase of their natural look) was featured
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on Entertainment Tonight on Saturday Feb. 24th, 2004 where he performed nose, chin and facial reshaping on an Israeli actress for an Extreme-Type Makeover

Education & Training

Medical School

University Of Miami Leonard Miller Medical School-M.D.
Graduated in 1968

Residency Hospital

General Surgery-Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Hand Surgery-Hospital For Joint Disease New York
Pediatric Plastic Surgery-Hague Netherlands Red Cross Hospital
Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery-State University Of New York

Undergraduate Schools

University Of Florida-B.S.
Graduated in 1964

Languages Spoken by Dr. Ellenbogen & Staff

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
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