Kirk A. Churukian MD, FACS is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Churukian completed training in general surgery, plastic surgery, and hand surgery. He was board certified in general surgery and is currently board certified in plastic surgery.

Dr. Churukian is a member of several local, state, and national professional societies and has practiced in the Los Gatos/San Jose areas for more than 20 years. He tries to bring a friendly, creative, and patient focused approach to his cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice.

In addition to his private cosmetic practice, Dr. Churukian serves the community as a trauma specialist at San Jose Regional Medical Center. At this level II Trauma Center, he specializes in facial and orbital fracture repair and complex reconstructive surgery of the trunk and extremities. He also maintains an ongoing commitment to enhancing self-image with breast reconstruction for cancer survivors.

Dr. Churukian grew up as a first generation eldest son of Armenian parents in Southern California and attended the University of Southern California, graduating with a degree in Psychobiology. Always interested in athletics, He participated in swimming and water polo throughout high school and played club water polo in college. This interest in aquatics was transferred to his children, all of whom are swimmers, and two of whom are avid water polo players. He currently resides in Menlo Park, California and is currently still married to his first wife ;-). He enjoys supporting Stanford athletics, except when the USC Trojans come to town!

Clinical Focus

  • Plastic Surgery

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, VIP Surgicare. LLC Ambulatory Surgical Center (2005 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (2000 - Present)
  • Member, American Society for Aesthetic Surgery (2005 - Present)
  • Member, California Society of Plastic Surgeons (2000 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (1995 - Present)
  • Member, Santa Clara Medical Society (1995 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery (1999)
  • Medical Education: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (1986) CA
  • Residency: UCSF Fresno Pediatric Residency (1992) CA
  • Fellowship, Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, Hand Surgery (1995)
  • Residency: University of Louisville Department of Surgery (1995) KY
  • Residency, University of Louisville, Plastic Surgery (1995)
  • Fellowship: University of Southern California (1993) CA
  • Fellowship, University of Southern California-Joseph H. Boyes Foundation, Hand Surgery (1993)
  • Residency, UCSF/Valley Medical Center, Surgery (1992)
  • Internship: Oregon Health Sciences Univ Hospital (1987) OR
  • Internship, Oregon Health Sciences University, Surgery (1987)
  • MD, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (1986)