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Craig J. Ball, M.D.

 

 

SPECIALITY

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Body Tumescent Liposculpturing

 

DATE OF BIRTH

June 21, 1949

 

PLACE OF BIRTH

Fort Worth, Texas

 

EDUCATION

High School Armona Union Academy Armona, California, September 1963 - June 1967

DEGREE: Diploma

 

Pacific Union College Aungwin, California, September 1967 - June 1971

DEGREE: B.S Biology

 

Biology, Biochemistry research, student teaching, PUC, September 1971 - June 1973

 

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, September 1973 - May 1977

DEGREE: DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

 

LICENSURE

California State License - (G38467), October 1978

 

RESIDENCY

Rotating Internship - General Surgery

Valley Medical Center 445 South Cedar Fresno, California, June 1977 - June 1979

 

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Facial Plastic Internship)

White Memorial Medical Center 1720 Brooklyn Avenue Los Angeles, California, July 1979 - June 1982

 

PRACTICE

ENT,Head and Neck, Facial Plastic Surgery

Private Practice at White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

June 1982 - October 1999

 

Chief of ENT, Head & Neck, Facial Plastic Surgery

Private Practice at Serra Medical Center & Pacifica Hospital of the valley,Los Angeles, California

June 1982 - October 1999

 

Facial Plastic Surgery, general Liposuctioning

Joined Ray Henderson, MD in private practice; Palm Desert, California

November 1999 - October 2000

 

Facial Plastic Surgery, general Liposuctioning

Partner with Andrew Orden, MD in Plastic Surgery Institute Rancho Mirage, California

January 2001 - December 2002

 

Facial Plastic Surgery, general Liposuctioning

Built & Established cosmetic Surgery Institute; Palm Desert, California

December 2003 - December 2007

 

Reliquished License 12-31-2007;sold practice to Mo Zakhireh,MD

December 2007

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Clinic Director - Rancho Los Amigos Hospital

Department of Otolaryngology

 

Chief of ENT/Head and Neck Surgery-Facial Plastics

Serra Medical Clinic and Pacifica Hospital of the Valley, 1985 - 1999

 

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Los Angeles County Medical Association

California Medical Association

California Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons

American Society of Liposuction Surgery

 

STAFF APPOINTMENTS

White Memorial Hospital

1720 Brooklyn Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90033

 

Washington Hospital

12101 West Washington Boulevard

Culver City, California 90232

 

Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital

4450 Lincoln Boulevard

Marina Del Rey, California 90291

 

Pacific Hospital

9449 San Fernando Road

Sun Valley, California 91352

 

Rancho Los Amigos Hospital

7601 East Imperial Highway

Downey, California 90242

 

LECTURES GIVEN

Neuronanatomy of the Head and Neck

White Memorial Medical Center, Guest Lecture Series, November 11, 1982

 

Diagnosis and Treatment of Glomus Jugular Tumors

White Memorial Medical Center, Pediatric Surgery Conference, October 22, 1986

 

Copying With Ear Pain at High Altitudes

United Airlines, LAX S.W., Los Angeles International Airport, Health Safety Fair, October 30, 1986

 

Paroid Gland Tumors and Surgical Pitfalls

Grand Rounds, UCSD, Residents and Faculty, September 22, 2000

 

Multiple Board-Review Lectures to Residents, 1982-1986

 

Multiple Conferences on lasers, i.e, 532 Iriderm Diolite, 595 Cynosure Pulse Dye

2940 Sciton Earbium Laser, Lumenis CO2 Laser, Coherent Diode, Q-Switched YAG, since 1994

 

Multiple International Conferences on body liposculpturing, including hands-on workshops in Denver, Iowa, Klein, Sothern California.

 

While in private practice at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles and Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Palm Desert, taught facial plastics and body contouring to cosmetic surgeons, one-on-one in office.