Amit Kochhar

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Areas of treatment:

Brow Lift
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
Facial Nerve Reanimation
Facial Plastic Surgery
Fillers and Botox
Gracilis Free Tissue transfer
Hair Transplantation
Head and Neck Reconstruction
Nerve Transfer
Temporalis Tendon Transfer


  • Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery


  • Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


  • English

Amit Kochhar, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Downtown Los Angeles

About this doctor:

Dr. Amit Kochhar provides consultation for surgical management of the aging face and nasal airway, hair transplantation, and minimally invasive procedures for facial rejuvenation using laser, pulsed light, ultrasound, and radiofrequency energy.

In addition to his expertise in facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kochhar is one of a select few surgeons who perform complex (microvascular) head and neck reconstruction. He performs these procedures following cancer resections, facial trauma and in rehabilitation for facial paralysis, an area of which he has specific clinical expertise and research interest.

Dr. Kochhar has published over 20 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on the management of facial nerve disorders, head and neck reconstruction, facial trauma and rhinoplasty. In addition to his clinical duties caring for patients, and teaching residents, he continues to perform research and present at national meetings. He is excited to bring his unique combination of aesthetic and reconstructive surgical techniques to the patients of Southern California.

His training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has provided him with a diverse skill set that he can provide to each patient. He believes that each patient has unique experiences and perspectives that shape their goals of treatment. Thus, his aim is to learn about his patients in depth and create a plan of care that meets each of their individual needs.


MD with Research Distinction, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, 2008
BS in Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Maryland, 2002


General Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2008-2009.


Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2009-2014


David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 2015-2016

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, MD Resident Research Award, Triological Society Southern Section, 2013
Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, 2006-2007
Phi Beta Kappa, 2002