Ethan Baughman, M.D., Ph.D.

Meet Dr. Baughman

Dr. Baughman is a classically trained scientist who has studied under world-renowned plastic surgeons and respected doctors. His years of education and training in plastic surgery allow him to perform the latest plastic surgery techniques so he can deliver amazing results for patients in and around Westlake Village, CA. Since earning a combination medical doctorate (M.D.) and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Dr. Baughman has contributed to plastic surgery textbooks and published numerous scientific papers. He is also an active member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, which helps children with facial deformities.

Skills and Specialties

At his practice in Westlake Village, Dr. Baughman offers a wide range of plastic surgeries. Some of his most popular procedures are breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), breast lifts (mastopexy), and facelifts (rhytidectomy). Dr. Baughman uses his skill to deliver results that look beautiful and natural. Every patient receives a thorough examination and consultation during which Dr. Baughman will customize their treatment plan to fit their needs and goals.

Education and Training

Dr. Baughman has received years of plastic surgery training in comprehensive plastic surgical and nonsurgical care of the face, breast, and body. Following in the footsteps of his parents and older brothers, Dr. Baughman started his higher education at Kansas State University where he was mentored by distinguished professor and accomplished lipid biologist Dr. Ruth Welti. Dr. Baughman graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Dr. Baughman then accepted a position in an elite program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he earned his medical doctorate (M.D.) along with his doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.). His doctoral thesis, "CD8+ T cells in multiple sclerosis," was done under the supervision of hematopathologist Dr. Nitin Karandikar. Dr. Baughman gained interest in plastic surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Rod Rohrich, Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel, and Dr. Jeffrey Janis. Dr. Baughman then accepted a position in the integrated plastic surgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis where he received research mentorship from craniofacial surgeon Dr. Kamlesh Patel. In training, he acquired specialized training in nerve repair and reconstruction, which requires expertise in nerve anatomy and function.

Honors and Awards

The Rohrich Family Excellence in Plastic Surgery Award

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Scholarship


Dr. Baughman was born and raised in rural western Kansas. His decision to go into the medical field was influenced by his father, a veterinarian. Dr. Baughman is happy to be in California with his wife and two children where they can enjoy outdoor activities in the great weather. An avid cyclist and triathlete, Dr. Baughman loves to keep in shape while raising money for great causes, such as cancer, juvenile diabetes, and multiple sclerosis research efforts. Dr. Baughman also holds a private pilot's license, and he loves exploring the hills of Southern California from the air.


Dr. Baughman is honored to be appointed as the newest member of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to being involved in Chamber activities and community events.  Please see the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce website to find out more about the Chamber and the work they do.


"Dr. Baughman is an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate plastic surgeon! From training at one of the most comprehensive residency programs in the country, he is prepared for any possibility. He's always caring to his patients and pays close attention to each and every detail in pre-op and post-op care. Nothing escapes his eye, and the Thousand Oaks area is lucky to have him."



"Dr. Baughman has a beautiful office with state of the art equipment. He is both knowledgeable and personable and I would be comfortable recommending him for any treatment you need!"



"Dr. Baughman and Danielle deliver the experience everyone deserves, but is hard to find.  Beautiful office, cutting edge technology, and the personalized touch for all your cosmetic & aesthetic needs.  I would highly recommend coming in for a consult."



"Had an abscess on the webspace and it was fixed up pretty nicely. Compassionate and nice"



"I went to Dr. Baughman’s office in Westlake Village for Botox (frown lines) and to try out Juvederm filler. He used a 3D camera to help me decide where I wanted to use the filler, and I was really pleased with the result. After he reviewed the 3D simulation with me, I chose to add a little filler to my lips and my chin. He explained his technique for injecting lips so there is only one injection on each side to minimize swelling and avoid looking “overdone”. Overall it’s a very nice office with a knowledgeable and friendly plastic surgeon doing the consults and procedures. Nice new option in the area!"



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