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 commercial 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.

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"I had a breast reduction 6 weeks ago. Even though I had little set back with my healing, Dr. Baughman has been there to answer every question that I have had with my recovery. Very professional and supportive during this process."



"Dr. Baughman did such an amazing job on my breast reduction. He was a travel surgeon at our local hospital where I was scheduled to do my reduction. I was a little nervous, but once I did my own research and meeting with him, I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon to do my procedure. He made me feel so at ease! Dr. Baughman was so kind and patient with all my questions and so professional! I feel so blessed having Dr. Baughman as my doctor and I couldn’t recommend him enough! If I ever do any other plastic surgery, I will be flying to CA to see him! 😊 Thanks for the amazing work and making me feel confident again! I can’t thank you enough!"



"Dr. Baughman was a joy to work with! Love the results! So glad he braved the nasty weather in ND!"



"I had a great experience with Dr. B! He’s personable & professional. He listened to my goals and took the time to give me a complete overview of my procedure and kept me well-informed throughout the process. Post-op, I feel great and Dr. B has been easy to reach and extremely helpful in recovery. Thankful to be well taken care of."



"Dr Baughman help my dear son with surgery on his left wrist after he dislocated in the gym he really take care of my dear son we are very happy with the results on behalf of my family and my son we sincerely thank you and appreciate you thanks for everything"



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