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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Dresner

Steven C. Dresner, M.D.

Dr. Steven C. Dresner continues to impress with his skills in the field.  He developed these skills through numerous years of intensive training and on-field experience.  He completed his MD studies at the University of Michigan Medical School and also underwent training as an intern at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Dresner then travelled to New Orleans to complete his ophthalmology at Louisiana State University.  This experience has certainly proved invaluable to his career.  After the conclusion of his residency program, he trained in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at McGill University under Francois Codere.

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) recognized Dr. Dresner’s accomplishments by presenting him with the Senior Honor Award.  In addition to his education, he also published numerous articles that can be viewed on various journals and oculoplastic text books.

The development of the Medpor MCOI Implant and Medpor SST implant has also received contributions from Dr. Dresner.

When he is not in the operating room, Dr. Dresner enjoys the free time he spends with his wife and children.

Dr. Burnstine

Michael A. Burnstine, M.D.

Dr. Michael A. Burnstine has earned his position as an outstanding doctor through his extensive educational background.  He received his MD from the Harvard Medical School and completed his internship in medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

After completing his ophthalmology residency, he served as the chief resident at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Burnstine followed up on his training by studying ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery under Allen Putterman at the University of Illinois Chicago Eye and Ear Infirmary.

As a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), Dr. Burnstine received various accolades.  These include the Merril Reeh pathology award, the Quicker thesis award, and the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

He contributed numerous work that was published in prestigious journals and text books.  Before his tenure at Eyesthetica, Dr. Burnstine was the director of ophthalmic plastic surgery at the Doheny Eye Institute at USC.

Serving an Associate Clinical Professor at USC, Dr. Burnstine continues to enjoy training fellow professionals in oculoplastic surgery.

Dr. Burnstine is happily married to his wife, Diana Lorden, and enjoys spending quality time with his two children.

Dr. Samimi

Dr. David B. Samimi M.D.

A graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. David B. Samimi is a professional who strives to consistently augment his proficiency in the field.  After completing his internship at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center, he travelled to Miami to serve as a resident of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Samimi trained for two years in oculoplastic surgery from certified professionals Dr. Dresner, and Dr. Burnstine.  He also teaches oculofacial plastic surgery as a clinical professor at the prestigious USC Keck School of Medicine.  At Eyesthetica, he established himself as an associate preceptor for the fellowship in oculofacial and cosmetic surgery, which is a certified program that is sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

The various honors that Dr. Samimi has received include the Dean Mellinkoff Scholarship, the Bascom Palmer Oculoplastics Award, and the first place award at the Florida Society of Ophthalmology Research Symposium.  He provides regular lectures at international conferences and continues to have his work published in medical journals.

Dr. Samimi lives in Southern California where he enjoys outdoor exercise and travelling to foreign countries.  He is a fluent speaker in both Farsi and Spanish.

Dr. Merritt

Dr. Christopher C. Lo

Graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelors in Biology and Health Policy and earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai in New York City where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society. After graduating, he completed his medical internship and ophthalmology residency at New York University and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Lo then moved to Los Angeles for fellowship training in oculofacial plastic surgery at UCLA’s Doheny and Jules Stein Eye Institutes. During his fellowship, he specialized in eyelid, lacrimal, orbital, and reconstructive surgery. While at UCLA, he honed his facial cosmetic surgery skills at several top private practices in Beverly Hills. He is particularly interested in double eyelid surgery, facial reconstruction, and orbital surgery. Dr. Lo is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), an elite society of 500 members specializing in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and face.

Dr. Lo is dedicated to service, teaching, and research. He founded a free eye clinic while in medical school and volunteered on an international surgical mission with the Virtue Foundation. He has taught at various facial and orbital surgery courses, lectured at domestic and international conferences, published in peer reviewed medical journals, and authored several book chapters in medical textbooks. He has a teaching appointment and hospital privileges at the UCLA Doheny and Jules Stein Eye Institutes and the UCLA-Harbor Hospital, where he was awarded the Fellows Teaching Award in 2018. He is now involved in the ASOPRS-sponsored fellowship training program in oculofacial and cosmetic surgery at Eyesthetica.

A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Lo attended grade school in Taiwan and China before moving back to the United States for college. He enjoys distance running, music, and exploring the LA food scene. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin and Cantonese and conversant in Spanish.

Dr. Lo is available for consultation for reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid or facial surgery in Eyesthetica’s Downtown Los Angeles and Torrance office locations.