Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Terry Dubrow obtained degrees in medical sciences from Yale University in 1980 and the UCLA School of Medicine in 1986. He completed a residency in general surgery, became chief resident in surgery at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, and completed a plastic and reconstructive fellowship at the UCLA Medical Center in and went into private practice in 1993. He has authored more than 30 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured extensively to professional groups in surgery. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is also a certified expert for the California Medical Board, working extensively since 2000 as an expert in medical malpractice. He is the author of The Acne Cure and writes extensively about health and wellness.