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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Beverly Hills

Posted On: June 24, 2014 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Media, Plastic Surgery

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stuart Linder

Last week, Haute MD Network published an article about why I decided to become a doctor. They asked two questions, and I was happy to share my thoughts regarding them. I enjoyed putting this together and reflecting on how I found my career and passion so early in my life.

Why did you decide to become a doctor? As a child, what profession did you aspire to achieve? 

At the age of 13, I decided to become a physician as I followed my father as a role model.  My father was an anesthesiologist who worked not only at a large university hospital in Los Angeles as an associate professor of anesthesia, but also as chief of staff at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica in the early 70s. After observing several cases at the age of 13, with my father performing the anesthesia for plastic and reconstructive surgeons, I was intrigued and excited to become a Beverly Hills board certified plastic surgeon.

Despite all the high tech medical advancements, what is one old-school technique you still utilize on a regular basis in your practice?

The most common old-school technique that I utilize in my practice on a regular basis is simply having common sense and judgment. The three things that will get you the farthest in medicine as a physician are having common sense, excellent judgment, and the experience of having performed thousands of surgeries. Having common sense makes sense, but it is not always that obvious.