African American Rhinoplasty
African American Rhinoplasty

Jason S. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Director – Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Osborne Head & Neck Institute, Los Angeles, California
Board Certified-American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Board Certified-American Board of Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery
Fellow-American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow-American College of Surgeons

Meet Dr. Hamilton

Jason S. Hamilton, M.D. is the Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Osborne Head and Neck Institute based at Cedar-Sinai Medical Towers, Beverly Hills, California.  Dr. Hamilton began his love of medicine at Duke University, and completed his formal training with a prestigious fellowship in facial plastics and reconstructive surgery awarded through the American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. This one-on-one training, under internationally renowned Master Plastic Surgeons, constitutes the finest training in Plastic Surgery in the world. Dr. Hamilton has a particular interest in African American rhinoplasty and is sought after internationally for his expertise.

Dr. Hamilton is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In addition to his extensive practice experience, Dr. Hamilton has also held numerous teaching appointments, for which he has been recognized for excellence in teaching. He serves as an Attending Surgeon and Clinical Faculty member in the Department of Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he teaches facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has lectured internationally and published over 54 peer-reviewed scientific articles and books chapters. Learn More


Dr. Hamilton is a member of several community service programs that benefit patients who need plastic and reconstructive surgical services on a pro bono basis.  One such program under the umbrella of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s humanitarian arm called Face-To-Face, services two distinct programs; The National Domestic Violence Program, which provide pro bono services to battered women who are victims of domestic violence, and Faces of Honor program in supported of our wounded warriors which supports injured troops who may need reconstructive surgical services.  The programs are facilitated through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and implemented locally through the division of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute (OHNI) supported by the OHNI Foundation.

The National Domestic Violence Program

The National Domestic Violence Program helps individuals within our local community who have been victims of a physically abusive relationship. Cigarette burns, fractured noses and cheekbones, or facial lacerations, can be painful daily reminders of the unwanted abuse they have suffered.  Due to financial reasons and/or feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem many are not able to seek out and receive the treatment they need.  Even though emotional scars will heal over time with the support of others, the physical ones do not fade on their own. Some live with their scars for the rest of their lives. These individuals, primarily women, are a forgotten segment of society.

AAFPRS was the first surgical group to take a firm stand and become involved in assisting survivors of domestic violence. AAFPRS surgeons offer consultation and surgery pro bono to survivors of this violence thereby enhancing their self-esteem and aiding them in rebuilding their lives and recovery.


Dr. Hamilton is a dedicated clinical research scientist and has published extensively in over 80 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles and online publications. Many of Dr. Hamilton’s research papers have focused on the diagnosis and management of nasal and sinus disorders, facial plastic surgery, facial trauma, revision nasal surgery, and the reconstruction of head and neck defects after cancer surgery.

Dr. Hamilton continues to actively investigate and develop minimally invasive procedures in cosmetic and functional nasal surgery and has been an invited guest speaker at many national and international meetings for facial plastic surgery.

Trauma Surgeon

Dr. Hamilton serves on the emergency and trauma call panels for Cedars-Sinai and California Hospital Medical Centers both located in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the craniomaxillofacial surgery and head & neck surgery teams which focus on the surgical management of patients with facial, head and neck trauma.

Dr. Hamilton’s skills were highlighted recently on a national level in the management of USC football player Stafon Johnson who suffered a life threatening injury after a 275lb weight bar crushed his neck during a training session. Read More


Dr. Hamilton mentors high school students with a keen interest in medicine or the sciences.  The students have an opportunity to enter a clinical setting and observe patients and the practice of medicine with a physician mentor. The students shadow an OHNI surgeon one afternoon a week for six weeks.  The goals are to expose students to patient care that is humanistic, patient-centered, and comprehensive. Students are provided with the opportunity to observe patient evaluation, treatment and where possible, procedures and surgery at our Cedars-Sinai Medical Tower offices. Read More

Faces of Honor

Faces of Honor provides pro bono surgical services to veterans deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan who have suffered facial or neck injuries. The purpose of the program is to give a small thank you to the brave men and women who have served our country so well.  The Osborne Head and Neck Foundation provides the funds for surgery, transportation and operating room expenses and supplies and Dr. Hamilton has agreed to provide pro bono surgical services for patients who qualify. Read More