Dr. Chalekson is a California native and has been practicing on the Central Coast of California since 2003. He is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He is a member of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Association of Hand Surgery and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
As an undergraduate, Dr. Chalekson attended UCLA where he graduated with departmental highest honors. Then he attended medical school at USC where he graduated with several distinguished honors and awards.
Following medical school, Dr. Chalekson had the honor of being selected to attend one of the best plastic surgery residency programs in the country. At Southern Illinois University, he completed one of the first six-year plastic surgery residency programs, as opposed to the usual 2-year programs. During this time, Dr. Chalekson worked under the supervision of the presidents of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Hand Surgeons, and American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
Dr. Chalekson’s expertise includes cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the entire face and body. He operates at Twin Cities Community Hospital, French Hospital, Marian Medical Center, as well as numerous outpatient surgery centers in the area. Dr. Chalekson is firmly committed to providing top-quality care and communication. Your safety and satisfaction are his highest concern. In order to ensure this, Dr. Chalekson believes in having an open, honest discussion with his patients about surgical options.
Dr. Chalekson has several published, peer-reviewed papers and has presented at many national and local plastic surgery meetings. He has won many honors and grants for his research and was honored with the best presentation paper at a prior Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation meeting.