About Dr. Park
Background and Education
Stephen S. Park, MD is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology. After receiving a BA at Amherst College, he pursued his medical education at the University of Michigan Medical School, residency at Tufts University Medical Center, and fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon.
His training includes six years of head and neck surgery with specialization in facial cosmetic procedures. Dr. Park joined the faculty at the University of Virginia Medical Center in 1994 as the Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is widely recognized as an expert in the field of facial plastic surgery, lecturing nationally and internationally on his surgical techniques and medical philosophy. He has been an invited guest professor to many universities around the country and the Guest of Honor at a number of large, international symposia around the world. Dr. Park has been the guest speaker at such places as Korea, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Mexico, Brazil, and Columbia,. He has also published numerous books and chapters on different topics of facial plastic surgery and is considered an international leader and innovator in the areas of rhinoplasty, nasal reconstruction, and facial aesthetic surgery. He is committed to the educational mission and serves as a professor and vice-chair at the University of Virginia. He is the immediate past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and currently a director with the American Board of Otolaryngology, and Vice-President of the Triological Society.
“My mission as a facial plastic surgeon is to improve and enhance the quality of life for my patients through their face.” The impact of even minor and subtle modifications in one’s face can be powerful and should not be underestimated. While looking natural remains a premium, small changes can reach deeper and influence such powerful virtues as self-confidence, morale, and feeling of health. Performing facial plastic surgery and nurturing one’s sense of well-being is a privilege that is never taken for granted.
Outside the hospital, a majority of time is spent with his family, wife Eileen and two sons. He travels extensively for professional purposes but has been fortunate to visit many exotic areas of the world. Dr. Park played football and wrestled in college and remains active with physical fitness. He continues to play basketball a few times each week and is an avid golfer. He is a sport enthusiast and enjoys spectating many events, especially his sons’ lacrosse games.
About Dr. Christophel
Background and Education
Dr. Jared Christophel is a lifelong Virginian. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary. He received his medical school education at the University of Virginia. He then completed an internship in General Surgery followed by four years of postgraduate residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, all at the University of Virginia. After residency, he completed a one year fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under Dr. Peter Hilger at the University of Minnesota.
After completing his training, Dr. Christophel returned to the University of Virginia where he has advanced to Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Christophel sees patients at the Fontaine Research Park and operates at the Virginia Outpatient Surgery Center.
Dr. Christophel enjoys offering his patients the full spectrum of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Services include facial trauma, reconstructive and aesthetic rhinoplasty, cleft lip and palate repair, facial reconstruction after treatment for skin cancer, laser treatment for congenital and aesthetic problems, and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Christophel is specifically trained to perform facial plastic surgery. He does not perform plastic surgery on the lower body.
Dr. Christophel enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He and his wife met on a medical trip to Peru, and have since spent time serving in Honduras and Ghana, Africa. Dr. Christophel gained a love of all things outdoors growing up on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley and is an avid backpacker, fisherman, and cyclist.