Meet Dr. Cat

Mother, Wife, Plastic Surgeon, Harvard & UCLA Graduate, Creator of MD GLAM, Dr. 90210 on E!

Meet Dr. Cat

Meet Dr. Cat

Mother, Wife, Plastic Surgeon, Harvard & UCLA Graduate, Creator of MD GLAM, Dr. 90210 on E!

Early Years

With Dr. Cat’s first exposure to surgery when volunteering at the local hospital in high school and stepping into the OR, she knew that it was her calling and she could do nothing else.

Dr. Cat’s journey to becoming a world-renowned plastic surgeon has not always been easy. A rebellious unapologetic nonconformist with individual style and expression was balanced out with her incomparable record of academic excellence which included a perfect SAT score, rated one USA’s top 25 high school students nationally, to being a Presidential Scholar and recognized science winner invited to the White House twice to meet the President to attending and graduating from Harvard with honors where she majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Early Years
Medical School & Residency

Medical School & Residency

Dr. Cat’s never-ending ambition and belief in herself took her all the way from Harvard to California where she went to UCLA for medical school. Upon completion of her medical degree, Dr. Cat was selected into the highly-competitive Head and Neck Surgery training program at UCLA performing advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery for 6 years. She then completed a second surgery training program in Plastic Surgery at UCLA. The UCLA plastic surgery training program has been rated one of the top training programs in the country in all areas of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery.

At UCLA, Dr. Cat took a special interest in stem cells found in fat and fat injections, publishing many research papers in plastic surgery and scientific journals on the topic.

Plastic Surgery Career

Dr. Cat’s passion for Plastic Surgery and for women’s transformation through procedures she performs while sharing it through social media has positioned Dr. Cat as a top medical influencer with a large loyal 1.2 million followers of women who are enthralled with watching Dr. Cat’s live surgeries and meticulous technique that leaves minimal bruising, nearly invisible scars, and allows for a short recovery time. Although she is well versed in all areas of plastic surgery she is known for her signature “natural looking tummy tuck” and for being a pioneer in vaginal cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation. Most of all she is known for being an unapologetic perfectionist who demands only the best possible results for herself and an unparalleled patient experience. What makes Dr. Cat unique in what she does? She cares, she listens, she’s transparent and she delivers results. It is for that reason that she is one of the world’s most successful plastic surgeons and her patients fly into Beverly Hills for surgery with her from all over the world. Almost half of her patients travel to have surgery with Dr. Cat.

Plastic Surgery Career
MD GLAM Skincare

MD GLAM Skincare

Dr. Cat is also a skincare and beauty expert, having performed scientific research on anti-aging and skincare and is the founder and CEO of her revolutionary skincare line MD GLAM.

MD GLAM also embodies the essence of self compassion and self care that is part of Dr. Cat’s message to the world.

During her time at UCLA, Dr. Cat extensively researched anti-aging skin products and became an expert in the field, speaking at national conferences and publishing her findings in the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Journal. More about MD GLAM on mdglam.com.

Women Empowerment

Dr. Cat is a champion of women empowerment and a source of inspiration for many young women. Her persona, brand, and social media platform are a tribe where women have come together in a safe and positive environment to celebrate each other. Dr. Cat’s essentials for success and happiness is to never forget to make time for self reflection, self care, personal growth, and family. Becoming balanced and well rounded as a mother and wife has also helped her become a more compassionate and loving surgeon as well. Dr. Cat’s motto is: Whatever you can dream you can accomplish. Believe in yourself, pursue it from a place of love and truth and do it with self caring and self compassion. Every single person is unique and creates their own path in life that is just as valid and important as anyone else’s.

Women Empowerment

Academic CV

Academic CV

Undergraduate Education

September 1994 – June 1998
Harvard University
Degree: B.A. – CUM LAUDE HONORS

Medical Education

September 1998 – June 2002
UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles, CA
Degree: M.D.

Postgraduate Surgical Training

July 2002 – July 2003
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
General Surgery Internship

Facial Plastic Surgery Residency

July 2003 – July 2008
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Head & Neck Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency

July 2008 – July 2010
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Awards and Honors
Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 – Best of Beverly Hills Award in the Cosmetic Surgeons
    Category
  • 2014 – Best of Beverly Hills Award in the Cosmetic Surgeons
    Category
  • 2013 – Best of Beverly Hills Award in the Cosmetic Surgeons
    Category
  • 2007 – American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons/Synthes CMF
    Research Grant Award
  • 2007 – American College of Surgeons – San Diego Chapter
    Resident Paper Competition 3rd place award
  • 2006 – American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons/Synthes CMF
    Research Grant Award
  • 2006 – 99th percentile on Facial Plastics section of Head & Neck
    in-service exam

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Memberships & Associations

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

As Seen

Dr. Cat is the new Dr. 90210 show on E! Premiering on Monday, September 28.

Dr. Cat uses every media opportunity to showcase plastic surgery and plastic surgery patients in the deeper and more meaningful emotional way that it truly is. Life transformations, new beginnings, hope, and the most intimate relationships that are nurtured between doctor and patient. Dr. Cat has been featured in “The Doctor’s” TV show, “Entertainment Tonight”, Fox News, CBS, “Spike TV”, Fitness RX, Ironman Magazine, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed News and many others.

Dr. Cat

Plastic Surgery Consultation
Beverly Hills

Dr. Cat has a special understanding of beauty from a woman’s perspective and focuses on making her patients feel and look their best. She believes plastic surgery is a combination of science, art and creativity and she enjoys seeing great results. She makes herself readily available to her patients and has built great relationships with her clients over the years.

“I understand that getting a plastic surgery procedure is one of your biggest life decisions. It takes time, planning, and resources. I want you to know that myself and my team are here to help you every step of the way.” Dr. Cat.

Dr. Cat’s Plastic Surgery Office

Dr. Cat and her staff are committed to taking the time to understand the individual needs and desires of each patient. She approaches each surgery with care and takes pride in the quality of her work. Dr. Cat will take the time to assess each patient’s individual situation and help each patient set realistic expectations. We encourage you to research your procedure and ask questions to make you as comfortable as possible through the process. Dr. Cat feels a close bond with her patients and never takes for granted the patient-doctor relationship of mutual respect.

“For me, being a surgeon is more than using a scalpel or suturing. It’s more than changing a part of someone’s body, removing excess fat, tissue or creating a different shape to someone’s face or body. For me, being a surgeon is sharing a life changing transformation, improving someone’s quality of life, and taking care of a patient every step of their journey.” Dr. Cat.

Step 1

Free Phone Consultation

Schedule a free phone consultation with one of our knowledgeable surgical consultants who are trained by Dr. Cat. They will answer many of your questions and you can decide if you are ready for your consultation with Dr. Cat.

Step 2

Consultation with Dr. Cat

Meet Dr. Cat for your initial consultation in-person or video consultation. The consultation cost is $500 and it’s applied towards your plastic surgery procedure.

Step 3

Preparation & Surgery day

After you reserve your surgery date, Dr. Cat and her team will make sure you are well informed and prepared for your big day. Preparation is a very important part of your plastic surgery journey.

Step 4

Enjoy Results

The post-op phase is an important time of healing and recovering so you can enjoy your amazing results and your improved quality of life that you have envisioned.