Dr. Zoumalan grew up with a passion for science and medicine. He completed his undergraduate training the University of California, Los Angeles in Biology and Psychology. During his college years, Dr. Zoumalan was involved in various research projects and published numerous articles in prestigious journals such as Nature. Prior to starting medical school, he was awarded the coveted Stanley Fellowship at Harvard Medical School where he continued his research interests in neuroscience. Dr. Zoumalan attended the Medical College of Wisconsin, where his interests in eyelid and plastic surgery blossomed. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society, which is the most esteemed honor society in medical training. He later received the Merck Award, which is awarded to the graduates with the highest academic achievements (top 1%).
Dr. Zoumalan received his Ophthalmology training at Stanford University’s prestigious Department of Ophthalmology. He was awarded the position of Chief Resident his last year of training. He then went on to complete a two-year sub-specialized multidisciplinary fellowship program in Oculoplastic Surgery at various world-renowned New York City-based hospitals including: NYU Medical Center, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. This fellowship is arguably one of the busiest and most sought-after fellowship programs in the country, and through these various hospitals, Dr. Zoumalan performed aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries involving all aspects of the eyes and face. He is one of a handful of surgeons that is both board-certifed by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a graduate of an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (www.ASOPRS.org) fellowship training program.
During his fellowship, Dr. Zoumalan served as a clinical professor to over 50 residents from various specialties including plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery within New York City. He performed thousands of surgeries during his training, and as a clinical professor , was responsible for a significant component of the residents’ clinical and surgical experience. Dr. Zoumalan also became an expert in the use of Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers (such as Juvederm and Restylane). Given his talented work, Dr. Zoumalan received a prestigious educational grant to train other physicians how to safely and properly administer Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers in Facial Aesthetics.
Dr. Zoumalan now practices in Beverly Hills where he is sought after for his expertise in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Oculoplastic Surgery. Dr. Zoumalan is a compassionate and caring physician regarded for his gentle care and outstanding work. He continues to teach as a Clinical professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He takes great pride in his work and continuously strives to satisfy his patients. Dr. Zoumalan is also an active staff member at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and an expert panel member of the Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center as the panel’s Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon.
Dr. Zoumalan is one of a handful of surgeons around the country that has completed such specialized training both as a board member of the American Board of Ophthalmology and as a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).
In his spare time, Dr. Zoumalan enjoys playing tennis, road biking, and listening to music of all sorts.
Christopher I Zoumalan, MD FACS is also an active reviewer for several internationally recognized peer-reviewed medical journals in his area of expertise which include:
- Ophthalmic and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal
- Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery
- Aesthetic Surgery Journal
- Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
- Archives of Ophthalmology