Meet Dr. Krugman


Dr. Mark Krugman, Orange County Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Mark E. Krugman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing Southern Californians with plastic surgery and hair restoration for more than 20 years.

He has authored and co-authored over 50 articles and book reviews in the medical literature, and currently teaches at UC Irvine. With his artistic background and scientific training, Dr. Krugman has received widespread recognition as one of the best plastic surgeons in the U.S.

Dr. Krugman’s Surgery Center in the Tustin/Santa Ana area is a fully accredited facility, staffed with highly trained, board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses.

He performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, including breast augmentation, face lifts, reconstructive facial surgery, and liposuction. His facility also offers hair restoration, cosmetic injections, and laser treatments.

Professional Background

Dr. Krugman has provided excellent care in the areas of plastic surgery and hair restoration since 1976. The ongoing success of his Orange County practice rests on glowing referrals from his patients, who are frequently amazed by the natural quality of their surgical results.

Dr. Krugman’s expertise in the art and science of plastic surgery arises from his unique background, which took him from the art galleries of New York to his plastic surgery clinic in the Tustin/Santa Ana area in California.

Dr. Krugman inherited his appreciation for art from his mother, who was a portrait artist and gallery owner. When Dr. Krugman completed his B.A. in humanities at Union College in Schenectady, New York, it was fitting that he took his major field examinations in art history. His specialty was in photography, which has remained a lifelong passion. Science, however, soon beckoned.

Dr. Krugman In the Media

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Local and national publications have recognized Dr. Krugman as a leading plastic surgeon. In the past several years, he has been named by his peers as one of "The Best Doctors" in Orange County, as well as one of the "Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association. Honorees are published in Orange Coast Magazine.

One of Dr. Krugman's most recognized patients is Signe Nordli, a 2003 Playboy playmate who had a breast augmentation with Dr. Krugman.

When Dr. Krugman entered medical school at the University of Maryland, he became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After medical school, Dr. Krugman performed internships and residencies in surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

During his residency, Dr. Krugman realized that he had a passion for plastic surgery, but continued to work in the field of head and neck surgery.

After serving as a major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps at Strategic Air Command Headquarters, Dr. Krugman joined the faculty at the UCLA Division of Head and Neck Surgery.

However, his interest in plastic surgery continued, and he soon left his prestigious position at UCLA to pursue further studies. From 1974 to 1976, he served a residency in plastic surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He has practiced in Orange County, California since 1976.

Plastic Surgeon in Tustin/Santa Ana, California

Dr. Krugman’s background in art history and photography has given him an artistic eye that is rare among surgeons.

“Plastic surgery is artistic,” he says. “You must be a fabulous technician, and also have an aesthetic eye.” By bringing an artistic sense of balance and proportion to his practice, Dr. Krugman offers long-lasting results that look and feel natural.

Dr. Krugman is currently a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He also holds membership in the following medical organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

He works to uphold this reputation through his ongoing commitment to patient care and professionalism. From extreme makeovers to subtle enhancements in Orange County, Dr. Krugman offers natural results that look anything but plastic. Call 714-972-1811 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Krugman.