Dr. David Lieberman is a double board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery and hair restoration in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is certified by both the American Board of Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Lieberman began his hair restoration practice under the guidance of world-renowned hair transplant surgeon Dr. Vito C. Quatela, a past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Upon completion of his training, he was awarded the Jack R. Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence after achieving the highest score in the country on the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examination. Dr. Lieberman has continued to advance his own understanding of hair loss and restoration and to offer the latest techniques in hair transplant surgery at the practice in Palo Alto and San Jose.
Education is top priority for Dr. Lieberman. He studied neuroscience at Stanford University and graduated with honors. He began his medical education at Cornell Medical College, where he was awarded several academic distinctions, including the school's top prize given to the three top performers throughout medical school. For his academic achievement, he was inducted early into the Alpha Omega honor society. Dr. Lieberman's academic achievements led him back to Stanford University for surgical training in the highly competitive field of head and neck surgery. Through his experience and mentorship at Stanford, he chose to pursue a career dedicated to the cosmetic and reconstructive enhancement of the face.
Following residency, he was accepted into one of the top fellowships in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and hair restoration with Dr. Vito C. Quatela. He received extensive training in facial plastic surgery and hair restoration, including the full spectrum of hair loss presentations and treatment options. At that time, the primary method of hair restoration was Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), or the "strip" technique. Under Dr. Quatela's guidance, he became expert in the nuances of hair placement in order to achieve consistently natural and robust results. He has used these principles to develop the cutting edge Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) practice offered at the Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration.
Humanitarian work is an essential component of Dr. Lieberman's surgical and clinical career. He has traveled abroad to Ecuador, Vietnam, Guatemala, and Cuba as part of these efforts. He performs ear reconstruction for children born without an ear (microtia repair) as a surgeon in the Help Us Give Smiles (HUGS) organization. Dr. Lieberman has been featured on local and national radio, speaking on behalf of this organization, and is honored to continue this work.
Locally, Dr. Lieberman has partnered with the Domestic Violence Advocacy Consortium to offer treatment to domestic violence survivors in the Bay Area. He also works as a volunteer facial plastic surgeon at Valley Medical Clinic in San Jose, working with Stanford Residents to provide pro-bono surgery to uninsured patients.
Dr. Lieberman is proud to live and work in one of the most dynamic and beautiful communities in the world. He lives in the area with his wife and three children. He is credentialed at EI Camino Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital.