Jon-Paul Pepper

Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Director, USC Facial Nerve Center Caruso Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Department of Dermatology
Jon-Paul Pepper, MD

Areas of treatment:

Facial Paralysis
Rhinoplasty
Nasal Reconstruction
Facial rejuvenation
Facial reconstruction
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
Brow Lift

Specialty:

  • Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Department:

  • Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Jon-Paul Pepper, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director, USC Facial Nerve Center
Caruso Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Dermatology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Downtown Los Angeles
  • Keck Medicine of USC - La Cañada Flintridge
  • USC Healthcare Center 4

About this doctor:

Dr. Pepper is a double-board certified surgeon who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face. He is the Director of the USC Facial Nerve Center, which offers multidisciplinary care for patients with facial paralysis. His areas of expertise include facial reanimation surgery, rhinoplasty, facelift surgery, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), among others.

Dr. Pepper completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University, majoring in Neuroscience. After a research internship at the Harvard School of Medicine, he completed a one year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. He was awarded his MD at the University of California, Irvine, graduating with highest honors and Alpha Omega Alpha designation in 2007. He then completed both his residency and fellowship at the University of Michigan, and was recruited to the University of Southern California in 2013.

Dr. Pepper was honored to receive the highest board score in the nation on the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery examination in 2013. For this accomplishment, he was given the Jack R. Anderson Award for Scholastic Achievement. He is also a two-time recipient of the Research Scholar Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. This has permitted the growth of a basic science research program at the USC Facial Nerve Center, guided by Dr. Pepper. This is one of the few facial nerve treatment centers in the country that features productive basic science research.

Dr. Pepper’s goal is to bring together his experience and expertise on his patient’s behalf, and to do so in a caring and understandable manner.  As an academic facial plastic surgeon, he is dedicated to the highest standard of care for his patients.

 

Education:

BS, Neuroscience, Brown University, 1999
MD, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 2007

Internships:

University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007-2008

Residencies:

University of Michigan Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2008 - 2012

Fellowships:

University of Michigan Hospital, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 2012-2013

Certifications:

American Board of Otolaryngology
Candidate Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Professional society memberships:

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

Awards:

Jack Anderson Award (Highest National Score on 2013 Facial Plastics Board Examination)
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Zeta Chapter
Stanley Grant Recipient, Harvard University School of Medicine
Stanley Grant Recipient, Harvard University School of Medicine (re-awarded)
National Institutes of Health, Intramural Research Training Award
Zumberge Individual Grant, University of Southern California
Baxter Foundation Fellowship Award
Robert E. and May R. Wright Foundation Pilot Grant Program
Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society
Paul S. Sypherd Award for Achievement in Microbiology
John H. McClure Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Academy of Family Physicians, First Place Research Award
American Academy of Family Physicians, Travel Grant
Triological Society Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting Poster Award
Resident Leadership Grant, American Acad. of Otolaryngology–HNS
Dr. Paul Holinger Resident Research Award (Triological Society)
Resident Travel Grant, Triological Society Middle Section 2011 meeting
Resident Research Award, Michigan Otolaryngologic Society
Resident Leadership Grant, American Acad. of Otolaryngology
Research Scholar Award, American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
Research Scholar Award, American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (re-awareded)
Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine, 2015
Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2016