Dr. TerKonda brings his wealth of experience in facial plastic surgery

After graduating as valedictorian, Dr. Raj TerKonda entered the six-year BA-MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) immediately after high school. 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.

Skin Care Interest

Dr. TerKonda's interest in medical skin care started during his fellowship and became 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 at the Longmont Clinic, PC, 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 the 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.

Joining Dr. Zein Obagi

As a culmination of his career. Dr. TerKonda had 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 world-class facial rejuvenation results.

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).

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