Dr. Sarmela Sunder is a double board certified and fellowship trained surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Sunder believes that you should put your best face forward. She dedicated years of training to the face and neck, knowing that a surgeon should properly focus on one field in order to be truly exceptional. Her extensive training combined with her innate sense for aesthetics gives her a distinctive approach for patient counseling and management.
Dr. Sunder studied at the Johns Hopkin University and continued her medical education at Cornell Medical College. In addition to earning her medical degree, she spent years doing research, and published several articles in leading scientific journals. Her academic excellence took her to an elite residency program at Stanford University culminating with her serving as Chief Resident.
During her residency, she trained under the mentorship of a pioneer in Rhinoplasty and a mentor who is a former president of both the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Sunder was able to merge her artistic ability with her passion for medicine when she was accepted to a prestigious fellowship accredited by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She trained under an internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon, and another past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Sunder's surgical practice focus is on enhancing the face, with mid-face lifts, facelifts, neck lift, eyelid lift and rhinoplasty (both cosmetic and those procedures to correct difficulties with breathing). She also has a busy injectable, laser and hair restoration practice to enhance her surgical practice. Dr. Sunder has been in practice for over 8 years and is adored by her patients.
Sarmela Sunder, MD
Double Board Certified
Facial Plastic Surgeon
AAFPRS – American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
ABFPRS -American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
American Medical Association
American Rhinologic Society
2017 Super Doctor Rising Star – Los Angeles Magazine
2016 Super Doctor Rising Star – Los Angeles Magazine
2008 Resident Research Award, Stanford University Medical Center
2003 Woman Leader of the Year Award, Cornell University Weill Medical College
2000 Phi Beta Kappa, The Johns Hopkins University
2000 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award, The Johns Hopkins University