Dr. Pepper is a double-board certified surgeon who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, in particular surgery for the treatment of facial paralysis. He is the Director of the Stanford Facial Nerve Center. His areas of expertise include facial reanimation surgery, facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, and the reconstruction of the face after skin cancer resection. Dr. Pepper performed his undergraduate studies at Brown University, majoring in Neuroscience. He completed a one-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in preparation for a career in academic medicine. He was awarded his M.D. at the University of California, Irvine, graduating with highest honors and Alpha Omega Alpha designation in 2007. He went to the University of Michigan for residency training in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery in 2012. He then completed fellowship training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in 2013, also at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Pepper and was honored to receive the highest board score in the nation on the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery examination in 2013. For this accomplishment, he was given the Jack R. Anderson Award for Scholastic Achievement.
While on faculty at the University of Southern California from 2013-2017, Dr. Pepper established the USC Facial Nerve Center, and also established a basic science lab that explored new treatments for facial paralysis. His research was recognized by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, for which he was given the Research Scholar Award in 2014. This award, with other grant support, has permitted the growth of a basic science research program under his direction which is dedicated to facial nerve regeneration.
In 2017, he joined the faculty at Stanford School of Medicine, and was specifically recruited to launch the Stanford Facial Nerve Center.
- Facial Paralysis Surgery
- Facial Plastic Surgery
- Skin cancer reconstruction
- Facelift Surgery
- Facial Reconstructive Surgery
- Aesthetic Surgery
- Filler and Botox(tm)
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Assistant Professor - Med Center Line, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Divisions
Director, Stanford Facial Paralysis Center (2017 - Present)
Honors & Awards
Faculty Scholar Award, Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation (2015)
Research Scholar Award, American Association of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons (2015)
Research Scholar Award, American Association of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons (2014)
Jack Anderson Award (Given for highest national board score), American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2013)
Dr. Paul Holinger Resident Research Award, Triological Society (2010)
Zeta Chapter, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2007)
Board Certification: Facial Plastic Surgery, American Board of Facial Plas Recon Surgery (2016)
Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2013)
Fellowship:University of Michigan Health System Internal Medicine Residency (2013) MI
Residency:University of Michigan Health System (2012) MI
Medical Education:University of California, Irvine (2007) CA