Dr. Norman Leaf, MD

Dr. Norman Leaf, MD

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 76
Dr. Norman Leaf, MD is a cosmetic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1966 and specializes in cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, facial plastic surgery, and more.Read his story

11661 San Vicente Blvd Ste 101

Los Angeles, CA 90049

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  • Buckeye Community Health Plan

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Dr. Leaf's Experience

Dr. Leaf's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Leaf's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Leaf "EDUCATION & AWARDS Undergraduate: University of Michigan 1959-1962 Ann Arbor, Michigan; General Motors Scholar Medical School: University of Chicago 1962-1966 Chicago, Illinois; Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary; Graduated 3rd in class INTERNSHIP Palo Alto-Stanford Medical Center 1966-1967 Palo Alto, California RESIDENCY General Surgery: University of Chicago Hospitals 1967-1972; Chicago, Illinois Plastic Surgery: University of Chicago Hospitals 1971-1973; Chicago, Illinois FELLOWSHIP United States Public Health Service, 1968-1969; Microsurgical Research, University of Chicago Medical Center BOARD CERTIFICATION American Board of Surgery 1973 American Board of Plastic Surgery 1974 ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS Clinical Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery, U.C.L.A. Medical Center Refer and Follow Staff, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Courtesy Staff, Midway Hospital, formerly Chairman of Surgery Visiting Committee, University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES Member, Advisory Committee, University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences Past chairman, A.M.A. Physician's Advisory Panel for Motion Picture, Television and Radio American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellow, American College of Surgeons California Society of Plastic Surgeons Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society American Medical Association California Medical Association Los Angeles County Medical Association American Society of Outpatient Surgery STATE LICENSURE California G20174 Colorado 24498 Illinois 036-041376 PUBLICATIONS Leaf, N., and Zarem, H.A. 1970. Hand Injuries in Children. Pediatrics Digest 12: 29-39. Leaf, N., and Zarem, H.A. 1970. Construction and use of a Miniaturized Rabbit Ear Chamber. Microvascular Research 2:72-85. Leaf, N., and Zarem, H.A.1970. Microsurgical Transplantation of Rabbit Ear with Mature Transparent Chamber. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 45:335-40. Leaf, N., and Zarem, H.A. 1972. Correction of Contour Defects of the Face with Dermal and Dermal-fat Grafts. Archives of Surgery 105:715-719. Zarem, H.A., Pearson, R.W., and Leaf, N. 1974. Surgical Management of Hand Deformities in Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 27: 176-181. Leaf, N., 1996. SMAS Autografts for the Nasal Dorsum. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 97: 1249-1252. Leaf, N. and Firouz, J.S., 2002 Lip Augmentation with Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System Grafts: Report of 103 Cases. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 109: 319-326. Mueller GP, Leaf N, Aston SJ, Stone CW. The percutaneous trampoline platysmaplasty: technique and experience with 105 consecutive patients. Aesthet Surg J. 2012 Jan; 32(1):11-24. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Leaf "When people don't notice the surgery, I know I have done a good job, my view is the best cosmetic surgery should be invisible."

3  Specialties

  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

10  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1962
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Palo Alto Stanford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • University of Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Usphs Nih
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1969

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leaf's Reviews

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Dr. Leaf's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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