Dr. Marc Kerner

Medical Director


About Dr. Kerner

Our Medical Director, Marc Kerner, MD, FACS, is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  He is one of only approximately 850 surgeons who have achieved this designation.  Dr. Kerner graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California School of Medicine.  While there he received the Outstanding Student Research Award, Dean’s List honors, and was elected to the elite all-university honor society, The Skull and Dagger Society for outstanding contributions to the university.  He was the co-founder of the USC Journal of Medicine, a student-run, peer-reviewed journal that published articles from both faculty and students, and had a distribution of over 25,000 each quarter.

Dr. Kerner completed his surgical training at UCLA under the guidance of Paul Ward, MD, a pioneer in head and neck surgery.  He completed a Fellowship in surgical research under a joint appointment with the Department of Molecular Pathology, as well as advanced microsurgical techniques with the Department of Plastic Surgery. Following the completion of his formal training, Dr. Kerner attended mini-fellowships in facial plastic surgery, sinus surgery, and minimally invasive thyroid surgery.

Dr. Kerner remains on the clinical faculty at UCLA and has attended to teaching medical students and residents at Olive View-UCLA medical center as well as providing yearly instructional courses for advanced sinus and facial plastic surgical techniques.

He has written numerous articles, developed a number of cutting edge surgical techniques and instruments, and has lectured nationally and internationally.  Dr. Kerner has been recognized as the best ENT by the Los Angeles Daily News, the California State Assembly, the California State Senate, and received numerous awards from national societies. He has been featured in the media and is sought after for his opinions by both the print media and TV.

Dr. Kerner was the first to use computer-aided image guided technology for sinus surgery in southern California, the first to introduce powered instrumentation in sinus surgery to UCLA and the community, and balloon sinus technology, as well as the introduction of platelet gel technology in maxillofacial and facial plastic surgery.