ZIV M. PELED, md
San Francisco, California
Ziv M. Peled, MD is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon trained to perform the full spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgical procedures. He completed his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he earned honors in multiple surgical disciplines. He subsequently completed four years of rigorous general surgical training at the University of Connecticut during which he also completed an additional two-year, post-doctoral Basic Science Research Fellowship at Stanford University under the tutelage of Dr. Michael T. Longaker, a pioneer in the field of scarless wound healing. During that time, Dr. Peled not only helped establish Dr. Longaker’s laboratory at Stanford, but was also awarded a 5-year NIH grant for his work in keloid biology and scarless wound repair. Ziv then completed a prestigious and highly sought-after plastic surgical residency at Harvard University. While there, he was awarded an “Excellence in Teaching” award from the Harvard medical students. Dr. Peled continued to hone his specialty skills with an additional year of training in peripheral nerve surgery at the Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve and Plastic Surgery. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which means that he graduated from an accredited medical school, completed numerous years of residency training, and successfully passed a series of comprehensive written and oral examinations. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is one of only a select few specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and is the only ABMS board which certifies candidates in the specialty of plastic surgery of the entire body. Dr. Peled is also a member of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons.
In addition to his aesthetic and reconstructive work, Dr. Peled helped found a peripheral nerve surgery institute here in San Francisco. In that institute, he served as Director and Chief Plastic & Peripheral Nerve Surgeon. His specific training enables him to perform a unique set of surgical procedures designed specifically to restore sensation and minimize/eliminate pain in patients suffering from chronic headaches such as migraines as well as neuropathy due to diabetes, chemotherapy and thyroid disorders. Along with his wife Anne, (also a renowned oncoplastic surgeon) they have pioneered an operation to restore/preserve sensation to women undergoing mastectomy for cancer treatment or cancer prevention. Ziv Peled has also treated many patients with various forms of nerve trauma as well as many other types of nerve disorders.
Dr. Peled has authored and co-authored over 40 manuscripts and book chapters on all aspects of plastic surgery and has presented his work at numerous national and international meetings. He has performed hundreds of peripheral nerve procedures of various kinds. Ziv is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and an active member of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN). This latter honor recognizes and highlights Dr. Peled’s breadth of work with peripheral nerve patients suffering from chronic headaches such as migraines and diabetes as well as his published work on peripheral nerve surgery. As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he has served numerous times as a lecturer and instructor on headache/migraine surgery, helping to teach other surgeons at the annual, international meeting of the Society.
As a member of the ASPN, he has moderated panels on peripheral nerve surgery at several of the annual, international meetings of the Society, served on several committees and is a former associate editor of the ASPN newsletter. Dr. Peled won the Best Paper Award at the annual meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2015 for his work on a novel approach to treating temporal headaches and again in 2019 for his work on sensation-preserving mastectomy with his wife. Dr. Peled also serves as an editor for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the world’s leading plastic surgical publication and its open access counterpart, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open. He has previously volunteered for the American Diabetes Association and has traveled to South America to provide reconstructive surgery to underprivileged children. In his spare time, he actively competes in both Half-Ironman and Ironman-distance triathlons.