Dr. Stark was inspired to become a plastic surgeon as a teenager when she met a man with a congenital deformity and saw how it affected his life and self-esteem. This had a profound effect on her, and she felt at that moment her "purpose" was born.  Since then, she has dedicated her life to helping instill confidence in others through Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.

Artistry in Plastic Surgery

Dr. Stark has a unique and strong background as an artist. She is classically trained in drawing, painting, and sculpting. You are her canvas!  It was apparent that plastic surgery was the perfect marriage between her passions for art and medicine. She takes pride in practicing as an ethical surgeon and meticulous perfectionist. With Dr. Stark, you will have an individualized comprehensive approach from a woman’s perspective with an artist’s touch.

As a Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specializing in all aesthetic procedures of the face, breast, and body, Dr. Stark stays up to date on the latest advances and techniques--she is an unapologetic perfectionist with a commitment to detail. She is known for stellar patient care and for delivering customized and natural results. The relationship she develops with each patient is unique and sacred. She personally follows up with patients during the post-operative period and is responsive throughout the healing process.

Dr. Stark earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida in Nutritional Sciences. She went on to complete her doctorate at Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She then started her residency training in General Surgery before completing her Plastic and Reconstructive residency from St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, and served as chief resident.

There she was nominated for the Gold Humanism Award, which recognizes physicians who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. Dr. Stark participates in research and is a published author in numerous Plastic Surgery journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) global open and Eplasty.

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Curriculum Vitae Jennifer Stark, D.O.

Board Certification

Hospital Affiliations

Society Memberships

Internship/Residency Training

Medical Education

Research & Publications


Hospital Affiliations

Los Robles Regional Medical Center ( Thousand Oaks, CA)
Westlake Cosmetic Surgery Center (Westlake Village, CA)

Society Memberships

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American Osteopathic Association
American College of Surgery
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Women in Plastic Surgery

Internship/Residency Training

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency
St. Joseph’s University Medical Center
Paterson, NJ

General Surgery Residency
St. Joseph’s University Medical Center
Paterson, NJ

General Surgery Internship/Residency
St. Barnabas Hospital
Bronx, NY

Medical Education

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bachelor’s in Nutritional Science
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Research & Publications

Improving Wound Healing in Pressure Ulcer Reconstruction: Our Protocol and the C.O.P. (Cone of Pressure) Flap
Published in PRS GLOBAL OPEN (12/2017)
Stark, Gargano, Edstrom, Szymanski, Schmidt, Bevivino, Paterson, Taylor, Podda, Liu

Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma to the Scalp and Calvarium: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Published in EPlasty 2016 PMID: 27909467
Stark, Szymanski, Podda

Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar Revision and the Use of Misonix
Prospective Study (2016-2020)
Stark and Baruch
To evaluate the effectiveness of the use of an ultrasound device (Misonix) with keloid and hypertrophic scars

StatPearls for Plastic Surgery
Book Chapters (2017-2018)
Split Thickness Skin Grafts (STSG) and Questions
Musculocutaneous Flap

Time to OR and Rate of Perforation in Patients Presenting to ER with Appendicitis
Stark, To, Mariano, Madlinger

Effect of Use of the On-Q Pump with Bupivicaine Infusion on Post-Operative Pain Following Emergent Trauma Laparotomies
(March 2016- 2018)
Stark, Abolghasemi, Elsawy
Prospective study investigating the benefit of the On-Q pump medication delivery system in trauma patients


Jun 2019 European Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association - Utrecht, Netherlands
May 2018 The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS): Residents Night - New York, NY
Apr 2018 Educating Leaders AACOM Annual Conference - Washington, DC
May 2017 The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS): Residents Night - New York, NY
May 2017 Neomen Annual Research and Scholarship Forum - Maine
May 2016 Neomen Annual Research and Scholarship Forum - Maine

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