Robert Kotler, MD, FACS, practices cosmetic facial surgery in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Kotler attended the University of Wisconsin and is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. He served his general surgery residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. His specialty residency training in surgery of the face, head, and neck was served at Cook County Hospital, Northwestern University Hospitals, and the University of Illinois Hospitals. Kotler is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Major Kotler was chief of head and neck surgery at the DeWitt Army Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Va., and a consultant and residency program instructor at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., during his service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
Following military service, Kotler served a fellowship in cosmetic facial surgery in Los Angeles, sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Kotler is the founder of the Cosmetic Surgery Specialists Medical Group of Beverly Hills. In addition to his private practice, he is a clinical instructor in the division of head and neck surgery at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He is a consultant and attending surgeon at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center in West Los Angeles. Kotler has served as a commissioner and regional consultant to the Medical Board of California and as a Medical Consultant to the City and County of Los Angeles.
Kotler is the author of The Essential Cosmetic Surgery Companion: Don’t Consult a Cosmetic Surgeon Without This Book! , Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon: The Expert’s Guide to Safe, Successful Surgery, and The Consumer's Guidebook to Cosmetic Facial Surgery. He also wrote the medical text, Chemical Rejuvenation of the Face, used by physicians worldwide.
Kotler is credited with 52 medical publications and presentations and he has been a contributor to 14 medical textbooks and books for the public.