About Gary J. Alter, M.D.

Dr. Alter is a double-board certified plastic surgeon, specializing primarily in male and female genital plastic surgery as well as most aesthetic procedures. He has pioneered many genital reconstructive procedures that are widely used worldwide.

Gary J. Alter, M.D.

Founder, Medical Director & Plastic Surgeon

Gary Alter, M.D. is a rare plastic surgeon certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Urology. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine.

Due to his unique training, he specializes primarily in male and female genital plastic surgery but also performs most aesthetic procedures. He has innovated and developed many new genital procedures that are now used worldwide. He has published 39 medical articles in major medical journals and authored twenty book chapters. He is co-editor of the major medical textbook Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia that was published by W.B. Saunders Co., the first book of its kind in over 25 years. Due to his unique skills, he is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings

After practicing urology for ten years, he returned to plastic surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota followed by a fellowship in genital reconstructive surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and the American Urological Association. He is also a member of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons.

Dr. Alter’s expertise and knowledge have led him to educate the world on genital reconstruction on the television show “Dr. 90210”, which ran for six seasons and is now in syndication in more than 100 countries. He was also a guest surgeon on the E! show “Botched”. He was recently highlighted on the TLC show “Strange Sex” talking about hidden penis. He has appeared on the Discovery Health Network, TLC, CNN, The Larry King Show, and was a recurring guest on “Red Eye” on Fox News Channel. Dr. Alter was also the featured plastic surgeon on the Alexis Arquette’s transsexual documentary, “She’s My Brother,” which played at the Tribeca Film Festival; the movie ‘Modify’ also featured at Tribeca; and the Showtime movie, “The Other Side: Jamie’s Story.” 

In addition, he has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Allure, Self, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Health. He has also been featured on many national and local radio stations. 

Dr. Alter is in private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, since 1993 with secondary offices in New York, NY, and Dubai, UAE.

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