Dr. Russell B. Stokes was born,
raised, and educated in California.
He practiced aesthetic Plastic Surgery for 13 years in Santa Barbara and has recently relocated to beautiful Pinehurst, North Carolina.

A condensed version of his
Curriculum Vitae is shown below.
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please contact us personally.

Find out why so many patients are choosing Dr. Stokes for their
Plastic Surgery Needs!


 Personal Information:

    Dr. Stokes was born and educated in California, graduating from UCLA Medical School, earning many awards and honors. He did a General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residency at UC Davis and has kept current on trends and techniques in the many aspects of aesthetic Surgery by attending conferences and extracurricular courses over the years.   Dr. Stokes maintained a purely aesthetic private plastic surgery practice in Santa Barbara for 13 years before relocating to North Carolina where he currently practices in the Plastic Surgery Center at the Pinehurst Surgical Clinic.

    Dr. Stokes has been married to his high school classmate and sweetheart since 1988.  They live in Pinehurst, North Carolina with their two sons. 

 Office Locations (July 1, 2010):

      Pinehurst Surgical Clinic
           5 First Village Drive
           Pinehurst, NC 28374

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    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude

    UCLA School of Medicine, Class of 1991, Alpha Omega Alpha

    University of California, Davis
    Residency in Surgery and Plastic Surgery


    American Board of Medical Examiners, 1992
    American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1999

 Professional Activities:

    American College of Surgeons (FACS)
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
    California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
    Lipoplasty Society
    Kern County Medical Society (KCMS)
    Santa Barbara County Medical Society (SBCMS)

    Dr. Stokes has authored over a dozen national and internationally published articles and abstracts (see the Publications section of this website). His areas of special interest include body contouring (liposculpture, abdominoplasty, arm contouring), and breast surgery, but his practice includes all facets of aesthetic plastic surgery.  He has also recently written an article on An Insiders Guide to Choosing a Plastic Surgeon.  We highly recommend that anyone researching a Plastic Surgeon read this!