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Visalia, CA 93291 300 E Mineral King 105
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Dr. Yoho's Professional Resume

Curriculum Vitae | Cosmetic Surgeon
Robert Yoho, M.D.

797 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105
Tel: (626) 585-0800 / Fax: (626) 585-8887

DATE OF BIRTH October 3, 1953


Children, weight lifting, rock climbing, psychology, writing, kayak, Ashtanga and Bikram yoga. Bookworm: Reading averages 3 new books a week. Climbed El Capitan 4 x, Half Dome, Sentinel, Astroman (5.11c), Crucifix (5.12b) in Yosemite. New routes:a grade 5 in Zion and El Matador (5.11) at Devil's Tower, others at Joshua Tree. Climbed regular route on Half Dome in 17 hours 2004.


1971-1975 : Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio

1975-1981 : Case Western Reserve Univ. Medical School
10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio. 44106-4920


1981 - 1982 : Internal Medicine Internship R 1 year
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1982 - 1983 : Dermatology Residency R 2 years
Hanover, New Hampshire at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire

1983 - 1985 : Emergency Medicine Residency Training
Los Angeles County Hospital LAC/USC Medical Center
1200 N. State St. Room 1011, Los Angeles, CA
Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA


1992-present: Cosmetic surgery practice, Pasadena, Visalia, and Oxnard, California. Liposuction, breast implantation specializing in through the umbilicus (belly button), laser blepharoplasty, face-lifts, facial implants, laser resurfacing, vein treatments, hair transplantation. Operated medical hyperbaric chamber between 1996 and 2000.

1987-1994: General practice in Pasadena, California.

1984-1987: Employed by the Huntington Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine Group, Huntington Memorial Hospital. Pasadena, CA


Dr. Yoho has one of the most extensive experiences in the United States with tumescent liposuction and Brazilian butt lift with fat. Some of our liposuction supply vendors say we are their largest account internationally for several years.

Trans-umbilical breast augmentation is a surgery that many try, but few become proficient. Dr. Yoho has performed thousands.

Dr. Yoho is one of only two surgeons in the United States who passed the specialty boards in both cosmetic surgery and emergency medicine.


Los Angeles County Medical Society
California Medical Association
American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery


Drew-King Medical Center, assistant clinical professor, Department of Dermatology. Training residents in cosmetic surgery techniques.


American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), 1987. Re-certification examination passed l999 and 2009. 3000 Coolidge
Rd., East Lansing, Michigan 48823-6319

American Board Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery passed in 1999. Recertification passed ten years later. 18525 Torrence Ave., Lansing Illinois 60438. (708) 474-7200.

American Board Laser Surgery passed in 2000.
417 Palmtree Dr. Bradenton, Florida 34210-3009.

ACLS re-certification 1999, 2002, 2005. ATLS in past.

Member, Fellow, and Past President, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery: testing included written and oral examination as well as peer observation of surgical technique.


Produced with Robert Goldweber, M.D., Socrates Emergency Medicine Oral Boards Review Course, 1987. This was distributed nationwide for over 5 years.

Emergency Medicine Residency Director Huntington Memorial Hospital (coordinated and trained Los Angeles County Hospital emergency medicine residents) 1985-1987.

Board of Directors of California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 1998-present.

Outpatient surgical facilities reviewer training for IMQ surgical centers and AAAHC surgical centers. (Inactive in 2003)

Testified before California Medical Board 6/01 regarding liposuction standards and 11/02 regarding expert witness problems.

Testified as expert witness for negligence cases before California Medical Board Licensure hearings several times.

Qualified as expert witness in several medical malpractice cases for plaintiff and defense.


1996 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery meeting, Orlando, FL:

1998 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery meeting, New Orleans, LA:

1998 AACS, World Liposuction Congress, 10/98, Pasadena, CA.

2000 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery meeting, January 2000, Orlando, FL:

6/2002: American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, CA:

10/2002: World Congress of Liposuction Surgery, Denver, CO:

5/2003: American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, CA:

5/2004: American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, CA:

5/2005: American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, CA:


Lateral elbow epicondylitis treated while continuing to perform surgery, American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.

Benign Symmetrical Lipomatosis Treated by Tumescent Liposuction, International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, vol 2, no. 2, 2000.

Experience with hair transplantation using an impulsive force device, Hair Transplantation Forum. July l999.

Liposuction related deaths. International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Volume 7, number 1, 1999. letter.

Is using an aftercare facility for your practice? California Cosmetic Surgeon, Oct. 1999.

IV Versed is inappropriate for hair transplantation. Hair transplant forum. 3/00.

The Adonis Complex. Book review. American Journal Cosmetic Surgery vol 17 no. 4, 2000.

Liposuction Skin Contraction: Case Reports of Success and Danger Areas. International Journal of Cosmetic surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, volume 3, number 1, 2001.

Lidocaine Toxicity. Editorial. International Journal of Cosmetic surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, volume 3, number 1, 2001.

Digital camera system: to use or not to use. Int J of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology. Vol 3 no. 3, 2001.

Description of gynecomastia excision surgery using tumescent liposuction and scissors dissection technique. American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery vol. 19 no. 3, 2002.

Commentary on abdominoplasty. International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology Volume 4, no. 1, 2002.

Hepatitis C: a review. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2003, vol. 112, No. 2, p 597-605, "special feature".

Bradycardia reported after clonidine administration. Letter. Am J of Cosmetic Surg. Vol 19, no. 4. 2002.

State of Emergency: The Medical Malpractice Crisis, with Ken Zuetel, Esq., International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology. Volume 4, no. 2 summer 2002, pp 75-80.

Liposuction Regulations. California Cosmetic Surgeon, volume 5, issue 1.

Modified Propofol-Ketamine (PK) Cosmetic Surgery Anesthesia Technique for Surgeon-Administered Anesthesia with Particular Reference to Liposuction. American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Volume 20, no. 3, 2003, page 149-154.

Review of the liposuction, abdominoplasty, and face-lift mortality and morbidity risk literature. Dermatol Surg. 2005 Jul;31(7 Pt 1):733-43; discussion 74. Yoho RA, Romaine JJ, O'Neil D.

Duration of general anesthesia and surgical outcome. Robert Yoho, M.D., Jeremy Romaine, P.A, and Deborah O'Neil, PhD. Submitted for publication.

Case reports and literature review of negative mamographic results after breast liposuction. Robert Yoho, M.D. and Kevin Mullen, P.A. Submitted for publication.

A New Tool for Assessing Standard of Care in Medical Malpractice Cases. Arthur Hartz, PhD, Michael D. Green, JD, Robert Yoho, MD, Harrison Lee, MD. Accepted for publication by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Combined Approach Can Surpass Face Lift Results, Skin and Allergy News, Volume 29,#3. (Report on facial fat transfer technique).

Hyperbaric Oxygen May Speed Cosmetic Healing, Skin and Allergy News, Volume 28,#5. (My facility was the first cosmetic surgery center in the USA to have a hyperbaric chamber in-house.)

The Erbium Laser Buff Peel combined with Ultra Pulse laser resurfacing, Cosmetic Surgery News 4/00.


As of mid 2003, over fifty physicians have observed or worked with Dr. Yoho performing his cosmetic surgery techniques. These preceptorships have ranged from 1 day to three months in length. Liposuction, face-lift, fat transplantation, cosmetic breast augmentation, blepharoplasty, laser peeling all have been covered.


Over fifty (50) 1991-present. These are from 1 day to a week in length.


(Live Surgical Observation or Training)

Over seventy (70) 1992-present.