Education & Training:
Subspecialty plastics training in facial, breast, and body cosmetic surgery, Beverly Hills, CA
Fellowship in Advanced Cosmetic Surgery
Providence Hospital and Medical Centers & The Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Detroit, Michigan
Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of California Los Angeles, Harbor General Hospital, Torrance California
General Surgery Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Art in Psychology
First Prize: Resident Research Award, Providence Hospital Research Symposium. (April 2002)
First Prize: Resident Research Award at the American College of Surgeons, Southern California Conference. (Jan 1998)
Winner of the Society of Academic Surgery Student Research Award. (June 1994)
Board Certification & Licensure:
Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surger
Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery
Licensed by the California Board of Medicine
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
“F.A.C.S.” stands for Fellow, American College of Surgeons. It means that Dr. Yamini’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the American College of Surgeons.
Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Yamini is part of very select group of two dozen plastic surgeons nationwide who serve on the advisory board of the largest breast implant manufacturers. As a board member, he is closely involved with the latest developments in technologies and products used for cosmetic enhancement.
As a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Yamini is often invited to speak about his work in the areas of injectables and surgical techniques.
“Perioral Dermabrasion” lecture at “The Perioral Plastic Surgery Symposium,”
San Diego, CA, Oct. 2003
Drs. Svehlak and Yamini taught courses at the annual American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting (May 2003), including presentations on minimally invasive techniques for breast augmentation, liposuction, facelift, and rhinoplasty.
American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery International Symposium
Dr. Yamini was invited to present scientific and clinical experience with cosmetic surgery at the most prestigious annual international cosmetic meeting. In New York (2001), he presented exciting results in a technique of removing very large segments of fat along with liposuction. In Las Vegas (2002), Dr. Yamini presented research experience on a very interesting new injection product that is just as safe as collagen, but is permanent (this product is currently in use in Europe but has not been approved yet in the United States).
OHEP Research Symposium Competition of Michigan,
Detroit, Michigan, April 18, 2002
13th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society.
San Diego, California, February 16-19, 2002
Ninth International Congress on Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies.
Göteborg, Sweden, June 25-29, 2001
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Annual Aesthetic Conference.
New York, New York, May 3-8, 2001
The Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
Chicago, Illinois, April 19-20, 2001
American College of Surgeons, Clinical Congress.
Palm Springs, California, Jan 17-19, 1998
Jackson I, El-Musa K, Gonzalez A, Yamini D. Tissue expansion to reposition the displaced frontal hairline in craniofacial deformity. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2002 Oct;25 (4).
Oliak D, Yamini D, Udani V, et. al Initial nonoperative management for periappendiceal abscess. Dis Colon Rectum. 2001 Jul;44(7):936-41.
Farooq M, Kling K, Yamini D, et al. Penetrating ulceration of the infrarenal aorta: case reports of an embolic and asymptomatic lesion. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2001 Mar;15(2):255-259.
Oliak D, Yamini D, Udani V, et. al. Can perforated appendicitis be diagnosed preoperatively based on admission factors? Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2000 Sep-Oct;4(5):470-4.
Stuntz M, Yamini D, Moss J, et al. Bilateral orbital metastases as the presenting finding in a male patient with breast cancer: a case report and review of the literature. The Breast Journal. 2000 May;6(3):204-208.
Oliak D, Yamini D, Udani V, et al. Nonoperative management of perforated appendicitis without periappendiceal mass. American Journal of Surgery. 2000 Mar;179(3):177-181.
Yamini D, Vargas H, Bongard F, et al. Perforated appendicitis: is it truly a surgical urgency? American Surgeon. 1998 Oct;64(10):970-5.
Yamini D, Khalkhali I, “Breast Scintigraphy.” In: A. Bonifacino, M Halliwell, A Buzdar (eds.) Carcinoma della Mammella (Italian: “Breast Cancer”). Poletto Editore, 1999.
Nasal augmentation With Surgical-Wrapped Diced Cartilage: A Review of 67 Consecutive Cases. Ian T Jackson, MD, FACS, Mohammed M Elahi, MD, Dan Yamini, MD, Andrea Moreira-Gonzalez, MD. (ASAPS, April 2002)
Nonoperative Management of Perforated Appendicitis. David Oliak, Roger Lewis, Dan Yamini, Vikram Udani, Hernan Vargas, Michael Stamos. (Presented at the American College of Surgeons, Clinical Congress. October 1999)
Epidermal Growth Factor Immunostaining as a Prognostic Indicator for Colon Cancer. Sasa Periskic, Sven Seiwert, Dan Yamini, Antonio Guglietta, Michael Stamos. (Presented at the American Gastrointestinal Association meeting. May 1998)