Dr. David Fellows is truly an artist of the human form. In addition to his extensive medical training, Dr. Fellows holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Chicago. He is an accomplished artist and has shown his sculptural works of the human head, face and figure at both private and public galleries, including Chicago’s Gallery 312 and the historic Midway Studios. His unique background in art informs his work as a surgeon, as he possesses a keen understanding of the structural and aesthetic principles of advanced human anatomy. One of very few surgeons with this kind of ability, Dr. Fellows has taught courses in sculpture for plastic surgeons. As a researcher and lecturer, he is recognized for his unique perspective as both surgeon and artist.
Dr. Fellows is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in facial aesthetic surgery and breast and body sculpting. Dr. Fellows graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology and earned his medical degree from Northwestern University. After a five-year general surgical residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, he returned to Southern California to complete his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency, accepting one of only three positions offered annually by the renowned training program at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Fellows has co-authored publications in both plastic and reconstructive surgery, and maintains an active role in teaching and lecturing. He is the recipient of a teaching award from the University of Iowa and devotes himself to the pursuit of excellence in both procedure and patient care. Dedicated to community service and possessing a genuine concern for patient needs, he has volunteered at children’s hospitals both in the Midwest and Los Angeles and makes himself available to all of his patients, pre- and post-operatively. And in his free time, Dr. Fellows enjoys fencing and cinema in addition to the fine arts.