Steve Dayan, MD, FACS

Founder & Director / President

Denova Research / SDMD


Facial plastic surgeon, professor and researcher has published over 125 articles in medical journals and 5 books. He is a NY Times and USA TODAY Best Selling Author. His accolades include the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s Leadership Award and “Top Doc” recognition by numerous organizations including Castle Connolly and U.S News & World Report as well as being ranked the #1 Aesthetic Physician in the USA by the peer-voted Aesthetic Everything in 2016. As a founder of a Denova, medical research company, a medical marketing company, a skin care training center and a medical education company, he remains on the cutting edge of aesthetic products, thinking and education. He is a member of ASAPS, AAPFRS, ASDS, Board of AAFPRS, JAMA FPS, ASJ, Cosmetic Dermatology, New Beauty Magazine. He is the current Co-editor of Modern Aesthetic Magazine. He has authored 5 books. An engaging educator, internationally recognized key note speaker, and big thinker but best known for his ability to challenge the status quo and conventional wisdom of medicine.