Dr. Jon Kurkjian [Kurk-gin] is a board-certified plastic surgeon with highly specialized training by many of the most renowned plastic surgeons in the world. Dr. Kurkjian’s education began in Oklahoma City where he attended the college preparatory Heritage Hall School. During his time there, Dr. Kurkjian earned honors as a National Merit Scholar Finalist. He then attended the University of Oklahoma on a full academic scholarship. While in Norman, Dr. Kurkjian majored in microbiology earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average, graduating summa cum laude and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Dr. Kurkjian was awarded his medical degree at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he graduated in the top 3% of his class. He was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for outstanding academic achievement. During medical school, Dr. Kurkjian conducted laboratory and clinical research on topics including cosmetic lasers, DIEP/TRAM breast reconstruction, liposuction and abdominoplasty.
After medical school, Dr. Kurkjian was selected to complete his plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, which was recently ranked the #1 training program in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report. As a resident, Dr. Kurkjian co-authored research focused on rhinoplasty, non-invasive cosmetic medicine, soft tissue fillers, brow-lifting, liposuction and abdominoplasty. He received the general surgery resident teaching award by the UTSW medical student class of 2009. In his last year of residency, Dr. Kurkjian was chosen by the faculty to serve as the administrative chief resident for the Department of Plastic Surgery. While in Dallas, Dr. Kurkjian was afforded the opportunity to learn from numerous international leaders in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Kurkjian chose to pursue a full year of additional training, in New York City, focused exclusively on cosmetic surgery. He was selected by the distinguished Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship to train with internationally renowned aesthetic surgeons and NYU professors. During his year in New York City, Dr. Kurkjian enjoyed the opportunity to hone his skills in what was considered to be the highest volume cosmetic surgery hospital in the United States.
Dr. Kurkjian is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he participates in the education of plastic surgery residents and fellows as a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery. He continues his involvement on a national level as an active member and invited speaker with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
- Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas – Southwestern at Dallas, TX
- Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship – Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital, New York, NY
- Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Texas – Southwestern at Dallas, TX
- Medical Doctorate at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
- Bachelor of Science – University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK