GRACE KIM AUSTIN, M.D.


Dr. Grace Kim Austin has dedicated years of extensive training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She completed a seven-year residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the University of North Carolina that included two years of National Institutes of Health sponsored research studying head and neck cancer and reconstruction of facial defects. Following that, she specialized in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the world-renowned Quatela Center of Plastic Surgery in New York. She has also traveled the globe including New York City, Beverly Hills, Seoul, Korea where she participated in “mini-fellowships” spending time to learn from pioneers in the field and specialize in Asian aesthetic plastic surgery.

Dr. Austin has extensive research experience to include at least 17 peer refereed articles in competitive journals including JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, and Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy. The value of her research has been recognized by the National Health Institutes, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute as she has been awarded several grants. She has given numerous presentations at various universities and national meetings, as well as directed clinical resident training courses on Facial Rejuvenation Technical Skills and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Soft Tissue skill course. She has won several honors including “Excellence in Teaching,” “Cool Under Pressure,” and “Distinction in Research”.

MEDICAL & STATE LICENSES:

2016-2020     California State Physician and Surgeon License
2016-2018     New York State Medical License
2010-2017     North Carolina State Medical License
2018    American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2016    Medical Laser Safety Program

CERTIFICATIONS:
American Board of Otolarynology – Head and Neck Surgery
Certified by InMode

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2019-current
Medical Staff
Hoag Hospital
Department of Surgery

2018-current
Medical Staff
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Department of Surgery

2018-current
Medical Staff
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
Department of Surgery

2018-current
Medical Staff
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Department of Surgery

2017-2018
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow
Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY

MEMBERSHIPS:
2014-2017       Association for Women in Surgery
2013-2017       American Society of Clinical Oncology
2012-2017       American Association for Cancer Research, Associate
2012-Present   American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2011-2017       American Rhinologic Society
2011-2017       American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
2011-2017       North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
2010-2017       American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2010-2017       Triologic Society
2009-Present   American College of Surgeons, Associate Fellow
2003-Present   American Medical Association, Member

LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS:

2018-present    American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellowship Committee
2018-present    American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Young Physicians Committee
2018-present    American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Women in Facial Plastic Surgery Committee
2016-2017        University of North Carolina Otolaryngology Resident Admissions Committee
2011-Present    National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program, Ambassador
2008-2010        Camden Curriculum Subcommittee, Leader
2008-2010        Whitman Society of Learners, Leader

For additional information on Dr. Austin, please visit https://www.drgracekimaustin.com/