Meet Dr. Navid Pourtaheri
Dr. Pourtaheri is our lead surgeon at Bay Area Esthetics Plastic Surgery. He grew up in New Orleans, LA where he attended Tulane University on a full scholarship. He received two Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and graduated with Departmental Honors. He then attended Duke University on a full scholarship where he obtained his Masters and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering as well as his Medical Doctorate (MD).
As a medical student, he was elected student-body president and inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a top-8 student in his class. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for scholastic performance, humanism, and scientific achievement. Dr. Pourtaheri completed Plastic Surgery residency training at Case Western Reserve University with Dr. Bahman Guyuron, a world-renowned expert in plastic surgery of the face and nose. Due to his interest in improving facial appearance and function, he then pursued fellowship training in Craniofacial Surgery at Yale University where he was also a Clinical Instructor and worked alongside Dr. Derek Steinbacher, a world expert in jaw surgery, rhinoplasty, and craniofacial surgery. He was subsequently recruited to Indiana University as Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Director of Cleft and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Pourtaheri moved to Northern California during the COVID-19 pandemic to be near family, where he started Bay Area Esthetics.
Dr. Pourtaheri’s passion for plastic surgery stems from the artistry, creativity, and compassion involved in the work he performs, and the relationships he builds with his patients. His unique problem-solving approach and genuine desire to understand his patients makes the solutions he provides truly unique and patient-centered. Having trained with several of the best plastic surgeons in the world, Dr. Pourtaheri acquired a discerning eye and advanced techniques to optimize a patient’s appearance and function. He approaches every procedure as an opportunity to provide his patients with the best outcome possible.
Outside of work, Dr. Pourtaheri enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, hiking, and traveling. He is also a pretty good cook, or at least his wife would tell you that.