Zein Obagi, MD | Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Meet skincare’s foremost game changer, Dr. Zein Obagi. Board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Obagi is the world-renowned trendsetter of his field.

More than 30 years ago, Dr. Obagi began a worldwide movement based around true Skin Health. Today his work is an inspiration for thousands of doctors who embrace his thinking, adopt his protocols and recommend ZO® products. His brilliant concepts and contributions have forever changed skincare and made him a hero among patients and physicians the world over.

Dr. Zein Obagi is unique among physicians. He thinks differently, acts differently and formulates his acclaimed ZO® Skin Health products differently. As a result, he has made a remarkable difference in the very nature of skincare.

At the Pasadena ZO® Skin Centre, together with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raj Terkonda, Dr. Obagi brings his experience, revolutionary protocols and proven products to this fashionable community. ZO® Skin Centre promotes the message of Skin Health and makes it possible for anyone to enjoy clear, firm, even-toned healthy skin.

In addition to his work at ZO® Skin Centre, Dr. Obagi operates a successful California medical practice with clinics at the Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach and San Gabriel.

Zein Obagi, MD  |  Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Dr TerKonda is triple board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and sleep medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

After graduating as valedictorian from high school, Dr. Raj TerKonda immediately entered the six-year BA-MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). During medical school, he achieved numerous honors including the John C. Hunter award for academic excellence in anatomy; Lange Publishing Company medical student award; grand prize winner and best presentation awards at UMKC's First Annual Research Day; Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship (only 50 awarded in the nation); and junior inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

He continued to excel during his six year residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Minnesota. He received a National Research Service Award from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Albert Hohmann Award for resident research. During residency, he also completed a Master's of Science (M.S) degree with research on bone healing. After residency, Dr. TerKonda completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California-Davis under Jonathan Sykes, MD. During fellowship, he won the John Orlando Roe Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for the best clinical research paper by a graduate fellow.

Dr. TerKonda's interest in medical skin care started during fellowship and became an important throughout his career in facial plastic surgery to provide superior results in his surgical practice. After seven years of training, Dr. TerKonda became an assistant professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery for three years. The next fourteen years were spent in Colorado,where he had a very active practice encompassing medical skin care; noninvasive and laser procedures; cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face; rhinoplasty and functional nasal/sinus surgery; and headache and sleep apnea surgery. In 2009, he was selected by his peers as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery of the Head & Neck in Denver's 5280 magazine. For over a decade, he was a sponsor of the Mrs. Colorado contest, for which he provided the winners skin care and noninvasive procedures, and prepared them for the Mrs. USA pageant. He was named sponsor of the year in 2006.

As a culmination of his career. Dr. TerKonda has the honor of joining Dr. Zein Obagi at the Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills, where he is bringing his wealth of experience in facial plastic surgery to provide the world-class comprehensive facial rejuvenation results.