Meet Dr. Keith Hurvitz - Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Keith Hurvitz is a native of Southern California. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with Honors. He then moved across town to complete his medical education at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine. He graduated from medical school with Highest Distinction at the top of his class, earned the prestigious Dean’s Scholar award, and was admitted into the coveted Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
After completing medical school, he was accepted into the highly sought after Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency program at USC. This five year surgical residency program exposed him to the multiple facets of facial surgery. Dr. Hurvitz decided early on to focus his efforts on perfecting his techniques in nasal surgery (rhinoplasty/septorhinoplasty), facelift surgery (rhytidectomy), and eyelid lifting surgery (blepharoplasty). With respect to rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty surgery alone, Dr. Hurvitz had completed hundreds of nasal surgeries by the time he finished his residency at USC.
In pursuit of perfection, Dr. Hurvitz sought out further specialty training after completing his Otolaryngology residency. Instead of following with a limited 1 year facial plastic surgery fellowship as most ENT surgeons do, Dr. Hurvitz applied for, and was accepted into, a full 3 year General Plastic Surgery residency program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical Center. While there, he broadened his skills in surgery to encompass full body plastic surgery. In addition to becoming proficient in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, he also learned the skills of body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, and body lifting. He has since published peer reviewed papers on both the topics of abdominoplasty and liposuction. While still at UCI, he worked closely with many experts in the field of Plastic Surgery, including one of the world’s most renowned rhinoplasty surgeons.
Dr. Hurvitz has been practicing in Long Beach and the South Bay since 2007. He was awarded the Long Beach Press-Telegram Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Cosmetic Surgeon in 2014 and 2015. He continues to serve as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center since 2012. He is a volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine where he educates and trains the plastic surgery residents of the future. He is an active member of the Long Beach Memorial Cleft Lip and Palate Team and regularly performs complicated reconstructions on infants born with facial deformities. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Chief of Plastic Surgery, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (2012 – present)
- Vice-Chiefl of Pediatric Surgery, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (2012 – present)
Medical Specialty Board Certifications
- American Board of Plastic Surgery (2008 – present)
- American Board of Otolaryngology (2005 – present)
- Physician and Surgeon, Medical Board of California (2001 – present)
Medical & Surgical Training
- Resident Physician, Division of Plastic Surgery
University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California (2004 – 2007)
- Resident Physician, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
LAC/USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (2000 – 2004)
- Surgical Intern, Department of General Surgery
LAC/USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (1999 – 2000)
- University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
Doctor of Medicine, Graduation with Highest Distinction, May 1999
- University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology, Cum Laude, June 1995
- Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
High School Diploma, June 1990
Academic and Clinical Appointments
- Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California
- Active Member, Long Beach Memorial Craniofacial, Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Team
- Active Member, Long Beach Memorial Wound Healing Center
- Clinical Instructor, University of California Los Angeles, Registered Nurse First Assist Extension Program
- Clinical Instructor, Long Beach Memorial Podiatry Residency Program
Professional Committee Appointments
- Board Member, Miller Children’s Specialty Group (2014)
- Board Member, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Medical Executive Committee (2010 – 2011)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- California Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity
- Golden Key National Honor Society
Honors and Awards
- House Officer of the Year Teaching Award 2001, LAC/USC Medical Center
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, USC School of Medicine
- Graduation with Highest Distinction, USC School of Medicine
- Dean’s Scholar, USC School of Medicine
- Cum Laude, UCLA
- Golden Key National Honor Society, UCLA
- Honors Program, UCLA
Editorial and Review Postitions
- Manuscript Review Committee, Journal of Wound Care (2012 – present)
- Manuscript Review Committee, Clinical Anatomy, John Wiley & Sons (2006 – 2007)
- Hurvitz K, Evans GRD. Bone and Soft Tissue reconstruction of the Mandible. Manuscript submitted and accepted as chapter for publication in upcoming edition of Advanced Manual of Internal Fixation in the Craniofacial Skeleton. (Ed.) J. Prein.
- Hurvitz K, Olaya WA, Nguyen A, Wells JH. Evidence-based medicine: abdominoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May;133(5):1214-21.
- Hurvitz K, Wells J. An evidence based approach to liposuction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Feb;127(2):949-54.
- Hurvitz K, Sundine MJ. (2007). Cleft Palate. In J. Persing & G. Evans (Eds.), Soft-tissue Surgery of the Craniofacial Region. (p.337). London: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
- Lee E, Hurvitz K, Wirth G. Cross facial nerve grafting. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg. 2007:61(3): 250-256.
- Kosins A, Hurvitz K, Evans GRD, Wirth G. Facial paralysis for the plastic surgeon. Canadian J Plast Surg. 2007:15(2): 77-82
- Hurvitz K, Kobayashi M, Evans GRD. Current options in head and neck reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Oct;118(5):122e-133e.
- Karamanoukian R, Hurvitz K, Evans GRD. Short track training in plastic surgery. Ann Plast Surg. 2006;56:369-374.
- Hurvitz K, Rosen H, Smith E, Meara J. Pediatric cervicofacial tissue expansion. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005;69:1509-1513.
- Sinha UK, Young P, Hurvitz K, Crockett D. Functional outcomes following palatal reconstruction using a folded radial forearm free flap. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004;83:45-48.
- Palmer F, Hurvitz K, Koire B, Sinha U, Rice D. Soft tissue augmentation of the lips using alloderm: a review of post-operative complications. American J Cosmetic Surg. 2002;19:229-232.