Gordon Sasaki, MD, FACS


 

About Dr. Sasaki

Gordon Sasaki, MD, FACS, is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center serving patients in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and the surrounding communities.

 

Dr. Sasaki received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College and his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery training and fellowships in surgical oncology and breast cancer research at the University of Oregon Medical Center (board-certified in General Surgery) and served as an anesthesiologist during military service in Vietnam. 

After returning to Yale to complete his plastic surgical training and hand fellowship, Dr. Sasaki accepted a full-time faculty position at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Hospital, in Dallas. He continued his academic career as the Associate Chief of Plastic Surgery, Director of Plastic Surgery Research, and Acting Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Hospital. Thereafter, he established his combined academic and private practice in Pasadena and is currently a Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical School.

Dr. Sasaki is a triple board-certified member of plastic surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Stem Cell Society, Founding Member of the Cell Society, International Society of Hair Stimulation, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. He is also a senior member of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, American Burn Association, New York Academy of Sciences, and Society of Head and Neck Surgeons. 

As a nationally-recognized innovator, educator, and clinician, Dr. Sasaki has served on the editorial boards of several distinguished journals. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers, 54 textbook chapters, two books about plastic surgery, and five booklets. He has also presented over 100 teaching videos on noninvasive, minimally-invasive and surgical procedures and was a visiting professor in plastic surgery 80 times in 30 countries. 

Over the past 35 years, Dr. Sasaki and his staff have provided professional education at his private office to hundreds of national and international board-certified health care and aesthetic professionals.

Dr. Sasaki is also an active member of his primary hospital, Arcadia Methodist Hospital, and has served as a Section Chief both at St. Luke Medical Center and the Huntington Memorial Hospital. He is also a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Wellness Community Center and serves as an honorary co-chairman and physician on-site for the annual Los Angeles Cherry Blossom Festival.

Recently, Dr. Sasaki was awarded the San Gabriel’s Valley Best Plastic Surgeon (2020 Reader’s Choice Award), Los Angeles Magazine 2020 Super Doctors Award, Pasadena Weekly’s Favorite 2020 Plastic Surgeon, Southern California Super Doctor (2014, 2015, 2016, 2020), ranked top 10 for article viewed in 2014 in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, ranked #3 in 2013 Top 10 Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists in America by CNN, and Pasadena Magazine “Top Doctor 2020.” In 2001 he was awarded the Jerome R. Klingbeil, M.D. Award: Outstanding Years of Cumulative Teaching Excellence as Course Instructor.

Gordon H. Sasaki, M.D., F.A.C.S. – Awards

In over 35 years of practice, Dr. Sasaki has been recognized as an outstanding researcher, educator and surgeon, having received numerous awards that include:

  • Dr. Sasaki was voted “San Gabriel Valley’s Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2020”
  • Dr. Sasaki was voted the “Best of Pasadena Top Doctors 2020
  • Dr. Sasaki was voted “San Gabriel Valley’s Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2019”
  • Dr. Sasaki was voted the “Best of Pasadena Top Doctors 2019
  • Dr. Sasaki won the “Reader Recommended Best of Pasadena 2018” by San Gabriel Valley News.
  • Dr. Sasaki won the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons’ Plastic Surgeon Best in Patient Satisfaction award in 2017 and 2018.
  • Dr. Sasaki won “Best of 2017” by Pasadena Weekly magazine
  • Dr. Sasaki voted “Reader Recommended Best of Pasadena 2017” by Pasadena Weekly magazine
  • Dr. Sasaki Voted by Pasadena Weekly “Top Doctor” 2017
  • Dr. Sasaki Voted by Pasadena Weekly “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” 2016
  • Dr. Sasaki Voted by Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor 2016
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER DOCTORS 2016.
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER DOCTORS 2015.
  • RANKED TOP 10 FOR ARTICLE VIEWED IN 2014 IN THE AESTHETIC SURGERY JOURNAL, RANKED #3.
  • 2013 Top 10 Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists in America, by CNN
  • SO. CALIFORNIA SUPER DOCTORS 2014
  • PASADENA MAGAZINE “TOP DOCTOR 2013”
  • VOTED SAN GABRIEL VALLEYS “BEST PLASTIC SURGEON 2013”
  • VOTED SAN GABRIEL VALLEYS “BEST PLASTIC SURGEON 2012”
  • VOTED SAN GABRIEL VALLEYS “BEST PLASTIC SURGEON 2011”
  • Dr. Sasaki was voted “San Gabriel Valley’s Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2019”
  • Dr. Sasaki was voted the “Best of Pasadena Top Doctors 2019
  • Dr. Sasaki won the “Reader Recommended Best of Pasadena 2018” by San Gabriel Valley News.
  • Dr. Sasaki won the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons’ Plastic Surgeon Best in Patient Satisfaction award in 2017 and 2018.
  • Dr. Sasaki won “Best of 2017” by Pasadena Weekly magazine
  • Dr. Sasaki voted “Reader Recommended Best of Pasadena 2017” by Pasadena Weekly magazine
  • Dr. Sasaki Voted by Pasadena Weekly “Top Doctor” 2017
  • Dr. Sasaki Voted by Pasadena Weekly “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” 2016
  • Dr. Sasaki Voted by Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor 2016
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER DOCTORS 2016.
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER DOCTORS 2015.
  • RANKED TOP 10 FOR ARTICLE VIEWED IN 2014 IN THE AESTHETIC SURGERY JOURNAL, RANKED #3.
  • 2013 Top 10 Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists in America, by CNN
  • SO. CALIFORNIA SUPER DOCTORS 2014
  • PASADENA MAGAZINE “TOP DOCTOR 2013”
  • VOTED SAN GABRIEL VALLEYS “BEST PLASTIC SURGEON 2013”
  • VOTED SAN GABRIEL VALLEYS “BEST PLASTIC SURGEON 2012”
  • VOTED SAN GABRIEL VALLEYS “BEST PLASTIC SURGEON 2011”





  • Certificate of Special Recognition for Community Service and Volunteerism. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2002.
  • Certificate of Appreciation and Excellence for Aesthetic Surgical Video Journal. “Meloplication of the Malar Fat Pads by Percutaneous Cable Suture Technique”. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2004.
  • Surgical Video Award for the Benefit of Continuing Medical Education in the Field of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2004.
  • Certificate of Appreciation and Excellence as Instructor for Aesthetic Surgical Video Journal. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2004.
  • The Outstanding Faculty Member Award of the Year 2005. Voted by Residents and Faculty in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center.
  • The Ralph Millard Award for the Most Outstanding Presentations as the “Royal College Lecturer and Surgeon.” Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2005.
    Physician’s Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education: American Medical Association (1980-present).
  • America’s Top Surgeons Award: Consumers Research Council of America (2004-present).
  • The Best Doctors in America Award : Woodward/White Inc. (2004-present).






 


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Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center
800 S. Fairmount Ave., Suite 319
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-412-0271
Fax: 626-796-1678
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