Meet Dr. Steven A. Curti

Dr. Steven Curti is a board-certified head and neck surgeon and fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving Palo Alto and Los Gatos, CA. He trained in the San Francisco Bay Area directly under Dr. David Lieberman and Dr. Sachin Parikh, elevating his aesthetic skills and sensibilities to provide the caliber of natural-looking results the surgeons are renowned for.

After years of studying head and neck surgery, Dr. Curti discovered a love for facial plastics after a moving experience with a woman who had been abused.

“We performed a reconstructive and cosmetic rhinoplasty on a lady who was in an abusive relationship, resulting in a deformed nose she couldn’t breathe out of. Not only did it help her heal physically, but it also did wonders for her emotionally, being able to partially put the abusive memories in the past.”

Since then, Dr. Curti has been devoted to honing his aesthetic abilities and providing customized care to those he has the privilege of treating. He believes that because everyone is unique and looking to achieve different goals, there is no single treatment that fits all needs. He works closely with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan, complete with the most advanced and reliable surgical and nonsurgical techniques to help people meet their personal goals.

Today, Dr. Curti works primarily out of our Los Gatos office as the location’s medical director, in partnership with Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parikh, who work primarily out of our Palo Alto office.

Dr. Curti’s Credentials At-a-Glance

  • Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City – graduated summa cum laude from concurrent undergraduate and medical school programs
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center – residency training in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery
  • University of Mississippi – Master of Business Administration graduate
  • Highly awarded for research and scholastic achievement
  • Previous resident member of the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Previous volunteer at the Sojourner Health Clinic and American Cancer Society “Relay for Life”
  • Vice-President, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Class of 2015
  • Secretary, Medical Student Advisory Council, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010 to 2012

Education & Training

Dr. Curti completed both his undergraduate and medical education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he graduated summa cum laude and second in his medical school class. He continued his training with a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

After attaining a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi, Dr. Curti relocated to Palo Alto to complete fellowship training under Dr. Lieberman, Dr. Parikh, and Dr. Harry Mittelman. During this fellowship, Dr. Curti refined his expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery before joining the L&P Aesthetics team as a surgeon.

Giving Back

Philanthropy is an ongoing priority for Dr. Curti. He previously volunteered at the Sojourner Health Clinic, which provides free outpatient care to Kansas City’s underprivileged population. During the Beta Theta Pi fraternity’s “Beta Week,” he helped raise funds to support the clinic.

After the 2016 flood in Baton Rouge, Dr. Curti traveled to the area to assist in demolition and cleanup efforts. He has been an active member of the Catholic men’s service group Knights of Columbus since 2016.

“My philosophy on facial plastic surgery revolves around achieving natural-looking results and treating people well by providing compassionate and detail-oriented care. I believe that inner and outer beauty are linked and that they have a synergistic relationship. By helping one realize their outer beauty, it can increase positivity and self-confidence.”

Dr. Steven A. Curti

When he’s not seeing patients or operating, Dr. Curti enjoys cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, traveling, and spending time with his family. He is an avid runner and always enjoys an opportunity to experience the outdoors.

Awards & Honors

  • UMMC ENT Resident Research Award for best overall research project presented at senior resident research presentations
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Resident of the Year, one of two residents inducted to the medical honor society selected from all residents training at the University of Mississippi
  • Resident Academic Award, awarded to the resident who scores highest on the annual in-service training exam
  • Resident Teacher of the Year, awarded to Resident Teacher as voted by medical students in otolaryngology
  • Extra Mile Award, nominated award for excellence in teamwork
  • Merck Manual for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education
  • Missouri State Medical Association Honors Graduates: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Craig Lee Turner Scholarship Award, award and scholarship awarded to the member of Beta Theta Pi with the highest cumulative GPA through 6 semesters
  • Golden Key Honor Society, a national academic honor society recognizing top graduating seniors
  • Greek Scholar of the Year, awarded to one UMKC Sorority or Fraternity member for outstanding academic achievement and success
  • Flarsheim Scholarship, awarded through the School of Medicine and chosen by the dean for outstanding scholastic achievement
  • Missouri State Medical Association Scholarship, awarded to a student member who shows initiative and scholastic excellence
  • Leadership Award – Mortar Board for outstanding achievement leadership; nominated by peers and selected by active members
  • Phi Kappa Phi national academic honor society; recognizes top 7.5% of juniors in their respective class
  • Order of Omega academic Greek honor society; recognizes top 3% of students in the University of Missouri Greek life system
  • Bright Flight Scholarship, merit-based scholarship awarded to Missouri’s top high school students attending a University of Missouri system school
  • Eagle Scout Award: Highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America

Presentations

Research Presentations

  • “Gelfoam Injection for Type 1 and 2 Laryngeal Clefts”
    • May 2014, ASPO section of the COSM in Las Vegas, NV.
    • May 2014, Children’s Mercy Research Summit in Kansas City, MO.
  • “Cutaneous Auto Flap Closure for Large, Obstructive Rhinophyma”
    • May 2019, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery section of the COSM meeting in Austin, TX
  • “The Effect of Marketing on Patient Preferences for Facial Injectables”
    • May 2019, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery section of the COSM meeting in Austin, TX
    • June 2019, UMMC resident graduation
  • “Resource utilization and management for Secondary Triage of Isolated Facial Trauma”
    • May 2019, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery section of the COSM meeting in Austin, TX
  • “Relationship of overall cardiovascular health and hearing loss in an African-American population: The Jackson Heart Study”
    • May 2019, Triologic section of the COSM meeting in Austin, TX
    • May 2019, Deep South Otolaryngology Meeting in Point Clear, AL
    • June 2020, UMMC resident graduation

Academic Presentations

  • “Laryngeal Clefts and Injection Laryngoplasty”: University of Mississippi Otolaryngology Grand Round October 2016
  • “Endoscopic Ear Surgery”: University of Mississippi Otolaryngology Grand Round September 2017
  • “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Head and Neck”: University of Mississippi Otolaryngology Grand Round September 2018
  • “New Trends in Rhinoplasty”: University of Mississippi Otolaryngology Grand Round November 2019
  • “How to Establish a Patient Care Pathway: The Post Laryngectomy Pathway”: University of Mississippi Otolaryngology Grand Round May 2020

Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Mississippi Society of Otolaryngology
  • American Medical Association
  • Kansas City Barbeque Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Order of Omega Greek Honor Society
  • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

Request your consultation with Dr. Curti online or call  (650) 327-3232 to schedule an appointment in the San Francisco Bay Area at our Palo Alto office.

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