James Wilford

Dr. Jay Calvert is a world class surgeon. His surgical skills and aesthetic eye are unbelievable. If you are searching for a competent surgeon, I highly recommend you meet with Dr Calvert.

Stacey Cofino

I am extremely pleased with my recent procedure done by Dr. Dorfman. He is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. He is exactly what people are looking for in a surgeon. I have already referred him to many friends and family.

Elizabeth Hoydell

I’ve had problems with my jaw and bite ever since I was a little girl, and I was honestly a bit terrified to have surgery.  But then I met with Dr. Dorfman and Dr. Jacobson, and they put my mind at ease.  The entire process went smoothly and I felt taken care of every step of the way.  The results are amazing, I’m so happy I found them.

Arifa Yasmin

I am pleased to have come across Dr. Jacobson’s practice. He is very warm and personable. He took a generous amount of time to listen to my concerns. He gives you the best recommendations and helps you decide what is most suitable for you.

Olesja Herzhaft

I had the best experience with Dr. Dorfman. My recovery was so easy after my surgery and Dr. Dorfman was very supportive. It made the whole process much easier. I highly recommend this doctor.

Robert Novley

I would highly recommend Dr. Richard Jacobson and his excellent staff to anyone seeking treatment. The whole experience from start to finish was wonderful.

Marcie Husband

I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and met with Dr. Amoils after a friend recommend him.  He and the other doctors at JCLA  worked their magic, and now I’m sleeping through the night for what feels like the first time in my life.

Brian Dombrowski

Dr. Amoils is a genuinely happy, positive, and nice guy. His positivity overshadows patient fears. My daughter was very scared to have the procedure, but Dr. Amoils took the extra time to make her comfortable and treated her like family. I would recommend him to anyone.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Dr. Jay Calvert is a world class surgeon. His surgical skills and aesthetic eye are unbelievable. If you are searching for a competent surgeon, I highly recommend you meet with Dr Calvert.

James Wilford

I am extremely pleased with my recent procedure done by Dr. Dorfman. He is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. He is exactly what people are looking for in a surgeon. I have already referred him to many friends and family.

Stacey Cofino

I’ve had problems with my jaw and bite ever since I was a little girl, and I was honestly a bit terrified to have surgery.  But then I met with Dr. Dorfman and Dr. Jacobson, and they put my mind at ease.  The entire process went smoothly and I felt taken care of every step of the way.  The results are amazing, I’m so happy I found them.

Elizabeth Hoydell

I am pleased to have come across Dr. Jacobson’s practice. He is very warm and personable. He took a generous amount of time to listen to my concerns. He gives you the best recommendations and helps you decide what is most suitable for you.

Arifa Yasmin

I had the best experience with Dr. Dorfman. My recovery was so easy after my surgery and Dr. Dorfman was very supportive. It made the whole process much easier. I highly recommend this doctor.

Olesja Herzhaft

I would highly recommend Dr. Richard Jacobson and his excellent staff to anyone seeking treatment. The whole experience from start to finish was wonderful.

Robert Novley

I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and met with Dr. Amoils after a friend recommend him.  He and the other doctors at JCLA  worked their magic, and now I’m sleeping through the night for what feels like the first time in my life.

Marcie Husband

Dr. Amoils is a genuinely happy, positive, and nice guy. His positivity overshadows patient fears. My daughter was very scared to have the procedure, but Dr. Amoils took the extra time to make her comfortable and treated her like family. I would recommend him to anyone.

Brian Dombrowski

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THE TEAM

Dr. David Dorfman

Dr. David Dorfman

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Dr. David Dorfman is highly trained and a skilled double board certified plastic surgeon here at Jaw Center LA. His background encompasses cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dorfman is one of the more highly sought after plastic surgeons in North America.

After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychobiology and his degree in Dentistry from the University of California, Los Angeles he enrolled in the University of California, Davis to receive his medical degree. His academic achievements earned him a spot in the highly competitive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at the University of California, San Francisco.

He continued his education at the University of California, San Francisco where he gathered is General Surgery training in their highly heralded surgical program. Dr. Dorfman then went on to complete his full residency program in plastic surgery at U.C. Davis, where he underwent training in the most advanced reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures available today. Dr. Dorfman completed his surgical training with a fellowship in craniofacial surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Stanford University.

Dr. Dorfman brings to Jaw Center LA his many years of expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as his broad education and artistic talent to his cosmetic practice. He is well attuned to his patients’ aesthetic concerns and goals, working with each individual to create a highly customized surgical plan.

Dr.  Dorfman was recruited as a Fellow for Operation Smile to perform cleft lip and palate surgery in countries around the world due to his extensive training and experience in Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Richard Jacobson

Dr. Richard Jacobson

FOUNDER/CEO

Dr. Jacobson began Jaw Center Los Angeles in 2007 with Dr. Stephen Schendel, Professor Emeritus Stanford University and retired Chief of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University Medical School, Department of Plastic Surgery.  It began as a boutique practice focusing on the art of facial reconstructive, orthognathic surgery and aesthetic rejuvenation.

Soon, word spread about our unique approach, and FCLA rapidly grew into a full service multi-disciplinary Plastic Surgery Center, including surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments.

Dr. Schendel recruited Dr. David Dorfman from Stanford University, Department of Plastic Surgery to succeed him as the Medical Director and Chief of Maxillo-facial and Plastic Surgery due to his dual board certification and extensive experience in Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery).

Doctors Jacobson and Schendel

Dr. Jacobson recruited the world renowned board certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jay Calvert and his surgical team including the talented and sought after Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Millicent Rovelo from the prestigious USC School of Medicine, Department of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Jacobson serves as Chief of Orthodontics and works with the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and Otorhinolaryngologists in the multi-disciplinary Med Center LA on patients in need of jaw surgery or obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Jacobson graduated with a Masters in Oral Biology from UCLA and a specialty Certification in Orthodontics from UCLA. He has been in private practice in Pacific Palisades for over 30 years and has personally analyzed and treated more than 12,000 patients.

Dr. Jacobson continues to bring in state-of-the-art technology, lasers and imaging based upon the philosophy that surgery is as much a science as an art.

Dr. Jay Calvert

Dr. Jay Calvert

PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

Dr. Calvert is considered to be one of the most talented, experienced and sought after plastic surgeons in the world. He was recruited by Dr. Steven Schendel (Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, department of Plastic Surgery) when he served as Chief of Surgery at FCLA

Dr. Calvert performs all types of plastic surgery, but is sought after worldwide by patients to perform rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty.  Dr. Calvert has published many articles about rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty and pioneered many new techniques that have helped fellow surgeons as well as his patients to get the best results possible.

Dr. Calvert is a board certified Plastic Surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.

He attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN for his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology.  He then moved to Manhattan and attended Cornell University Medical College on the upper East Side of New York City.  It was there that he realized that Plastic Surgery was his calling and achieved admission into the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Health Sciences Combined Plastic Surgery /General Surgery residency program.  He spent two years there and secured two patents with his co-researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the Robotics Institute.

Dr. Calvert is an international speaker on plastic surgery attending and speaking at conferences and seminars ongoing all over the world. He is featured on national television on shows, most recently, The Doctors and The Tyra Banks Show.

He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Rhinoplasty Society, and a variety of other medical/surgical associations.
Dr. C. Philip Amoils

Dr. C. Philip Amoils

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON/E.N.T. SPECIALIST

C. Philip Amoils, MD is board certified Ear, Nose & Throat Otolaryngologist (ENT Specialist) at Med Center LA, and Chief of Surgery here at Sinus Center LA here in Pacific Palisades.

Dr. Amoils is considered to be one of the most experienced ENT surgeons in the world for sinus surgery and obstructive sleep apnea. He has helped many thousands of patients over more than 25 years in Los Angeles.

Dr. Amoils is a luminary for robotic guided sinus surgery for Entellus at Sinus Center LA. Doctors throughout the USA and around the world can attend his courses and watch him work in his onsite AAAHC Surgical Center. He also provides educational seminars in his onsite teaching center and demonstrates protocols he has developed for sinus congestion, snoring, mouth breathing, nasal obstruction and obstructive sleep apnea using minimally invasive procedures and surgery.

Dr, Amoils graduated from University of the Witwatersrand in 1987 and was invited to study and conduct research in hearing and balance at University of San Francisco Medical Center.  He completed his residency and certification in Otorhinolaryngology at the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center in 1990.

As a fourth generation physician, you could say Dr. Amoils was born with medicine in his blood. The tradition continues as Dr. Amoils’ niece is currently studying otorhinolaryngology at Stanford University.

Dr. Amoils is board certified in Otolaryngology, ENT and Plastic Surgery,  by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He has a special interest and 30 years of specialty experience in Allergy.

 

SPECIALTIES
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)

Specialty Interests:

·         Sinus surgery

·         Minimally invasive robotic guided procedures for sinus congestion

·         Obstructive sleep apnea

·         Mouth breathing and nasal congestion.

·         Allergy

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
Keck Hospital of USC

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
Dr. Edna Ma

Dr. Edna Ma

ANESTHESIOLOGIST

Dr. Edna Ma, a practicing board certified anesthesiologist with extensive experience.  She was recruited by by Dr. Dorfman from St. Johns Hospital  to join the Jaw Center LA team and is fully accredited for anesthesia in our AAAHC OR.

Dr. Ma earned her M.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and completed her post-graduate specialty and anesthesia training at the highly competitive and prestigious UCLA Department of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, where she completed a comprehensive curriculum in pain medicine and management.

Patients and staff love and respect Dr. Ma.  Patients also have access to her personal cell number for any questions and concerns before and after any procedure.

Dr. Ma is a mother of two beautiful children and happily married to a fellow MD; a Doctor of Otorhinolaryngology at Ceders Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Stephen Schendel

Dr. Stephen Schendel

CO-FOUNDER

Dr. Schendel, who created Jaw Center LA in 2007 with Dr. Jacobson, is a plastic, craniofacial and maxillofacial surgeon who is Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Stanford University and former Chairman of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at Stanford University.

Double board certified in Plastic Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he is qualified in craniofacial surgery, having completed a fellowship with Paul Tessier, M.D., the founder of this specialty, in Paris.

Dr. Schendel specializes in jaw-face surgery and complex craniofacial conditions. In addition, he is a facial plastic surgeon, offering advanced cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the face, nose and neck.

Dr. Schendel is considered to be one of the most talented and experienced facial plastic surgeons in the world today. He is one of only a few elite surgeons in the world to be double board certified in both facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery.

At Stanford University, where he served as Chief of Surgery, he is known as the ”surgeon’s surgeon.”

Gloria Erickson

Gloria Erickson

Surgical Assistant

Gloria has worked with our organization in patient care for 12 years and is gentle, kind, considerate and loved by our patients. She is also available, by special arrangement, for at home/work  concierge appointments with one of our doctors.

Dr. Lawrence Myers

Dr. Lawrence Myers

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Dr. Myers was recruited to Jaw Center LA by Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Amoils, Chief of Surgery at Sinus Center LA, due to his extensive experience in physical rehabilitative medicine.

Dr. Myers is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine with a special interest in Physical Rehabilitative Medicine Nutrition and weight loss.

Dr. Myers is available for patients in need of physical therapy before and after surgical and non surgical procedures. He is also available for counseling, behavioural advice and physical therapy.

Dr. Myers has worked with many thousands of patients over more than thirty years including many hundreds of professional athletes. He has worked with numerous Olympic athletes including currently, a seven time Olympic gold medalist. During the last Olympics Dr. Myers was invited to and successfully accompanied, coached and trained  his third Olympic Gold Medalist.

Dr. Myers also enjoys  working with non-athletes and people to help them achieve optimal health. He is also has a very effective  weight loss programs for anyone, but especially patients with mild, moderate or severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Dr. Myers is available for consultation and treatment at Med Center LA in Pacific Palisades and for coaching and therapy at your home when needed.

Kimberly Milner

Kimberly Milner

PATIENT RELATIONS DIRECTOR

Kimberly is Director of Patient Relations and has has spent her professional career in health and hospitality. We know you will find her warm and helpful, making sure your visits with us are comfortable and confidential.

Mariel Jimenez

Mariel Jimenez

Imaging Technician/Surgical Assistant

Mariel  has worked with our organization for 9 years in patient care and will be on maternity leave with her second child in September 2017 but plans to return full time. She is highly experienced  and certified in cbct, 3dMD and 3d IO imaging.

Elena Eigirdas

Elena Eigirdas

FACILITIES MANAGER

Elena has been with our organization for 21 years and  is responsible for sterilization including AAAHC OR protocols that are specified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Dr. H. William Gottschalk

Dr. H. William Gottschalk

ANESTHESIOLOGIST

Dr. Bill Gottschalk is one of the most talented and experienced anesthesiologists in his specialty in Los Angeles.  He was invited to be fully accredited at our AAAHC OR by Dr. Stephen Schendel MD FACS (Professor Emeritus Stanford Medical Center, Department of Plastic Surgery) when he served as Chief of Surgery at FCLA, due to his extensive knowledge and experience.

Dr. Gottschalk began his higher education studying biology at the University of Southern California where he excelled and received early admission to the prestigious University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

He then completed two advanced specialty residencies; one a general practice-hospital practice residency at LA County / USC Medical Center, the other an advanced specialty anesthesiology residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gottschalk served as a member of the clinical faculty at the USC School of Dentistry in the Department of Anesthesia administering and teaching Anesthesia.  He continues to teach practicing anesthesiologists in his sought after courses and lectures in California and nationally and has published numerous peer reviewed articles and  chapters in textbooks on Anesthesia.

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881 Alma Real Drive, Suite 204
Pacific Palisades, CA  90272

Business Hours

Mon-Fri:  8:30am – 5:30pm
Weekends:  By appointment

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(310) 857-2088

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