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

Meet Dr. Baughman

Dr. Baughman is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, FAA designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME), and classically trained scientist (Ph.D) 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

American Plastic Surgery Board Certification

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 an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and 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 saw Dr. Baughman in the emergency room at Los Robles. He explained the surgery he needed to perform and made me very comfortable during a scary procedure. He followed up with me often and was very attentive during my recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Baughman."



"Dr Baughman (and staff) went well beyond expectation in their attentiveness, availability and expertise. Excellent results on suturing and leaving virtually no scar. Dr. Baughman went way out of his way to come to the hospital to do a minor procedure on me while I was sedated for a different surgery. A great experience for me!"



"Dr Baughman did my wrist surgery a couple of months ago. He is expert in his field, I have full movement of my wrist thanks to him. He also updated my husband and daughter by text. I would highly recommend him."



"Dr Baughman was the on-call hand surgeon that handle my case in a prompt, professional and straightforward manner. He is personable and pleasant and I would recommend him for others whom experience a hand injury like mine"



"Dr Baughman has been amazing in looking after my brother after he was badly hurt in a car accident. The work he has done on his jaw and foot is brilliant and the care and time he has shown to my brother-in-law and myself has been incredible, we couldn’t have ask for a better doctor to be looking after my brother."



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