Dr. Som is a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Board-Certified General Surgeon. He grew up in Westlake Village, then attended UCLA, where he graduated with honors with a degree in Cybernetics while specializing in Physiologic Science and a minor in Mathematics. Next, he attended UC San Diego Medical School, where he spent an additional year conducting Plastic Surgery research focused on reconstructive surgery. During this time he also visited multiple underserved cities in Mexico as part of the Interface outreach program to provide reconstructive surgery.
He then moved back to Los Angeles, where he completed his residency training in General Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. During his training he performed a research fellowship in Reconstructive Surgery in collaboration with UC San Diego. During this time, he presented at multiple regional and national meetings while also publishing multiple research articles in the fields of General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, and Plastic Surgery – with a particular focus upon breast surgery and its reconstruction. Upon the completion of his General Surgery training, he earned his Board Certification from the American Board of Surgery.
He then completed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at the University of Alabama Birmingham with the world-famous Luis Vasconez (one of the pioneers in breast reconstruction), where he trained in all aspects of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Additionally, he spent significant time gaining expertise in both microsurgery and complex breast surgery and its reconstruction.
Dr. Som has presented over 50 projects locally, nationally, and internationally at the International Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery in Santiago, Chile. While there, he also had the opportunity to operate side-by-side with international surgeons and learn techniques from the other side of the world. He continues to strive to make advancements in breast surgery with cutting-edge research and investigation, bringing the newest art and science to Southern California.
It was through this desire and particular interest in breast care, including breast cancer reconstruction, that Dr. Som gathered an expert team and created the Breast Center of Beverly Hills to bring the cutting-edge of research and technology to care for breast diseases and care of all kinds
Double Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Plastic Surgery
Undergraduate - Cybernetics (B.S.)University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)University of California, San Diego
General Surgery ResidencyCedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery FellowshipUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham