Jonathan M. Sykes, MD, FACS is full professor and director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center.
He is editor of 6 textbooks and has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and other papers in the medical literature.
He is a highly sought after lecturer, having given over 1000 lectures locally, nationally, and internationally. Last year, Dr. Sykes gave over 150 lectures.
He has reviewed scientific papers for the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Laryngoscope.
He has performed over 20,000 surgical procedures, and is an expert in rhinoplasty, aging related surgeries such as facelift, browlift, and eyelid lift surgery. He has a special interest in Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS). He has instructed many people on the anatomy and injection technique for neuromodulators, such as Botox, and is an instructor for many filling agents such as Sculptra. He has been asked to perform live demonstration surgeries in over 15 countries.
Dr. Sykes has a passion for children and enjoys surgery for cleft deformities and craniofacial surgery. He has gone on over 25 humanitarian missions to many countries including the Phillipines, El Salvador, Honduras, Russia, Bolivia, Brazil, and China.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 10 years, having been Western Region Vice President, VP of Education, and most recently, elected President of the AAFPRS in 2010. He recently co-chaired the Many Faces of Giving campaign for the AAFPRS and helped raise over $4 million for FPS education, humanitarian efforts, and research.
He has been awarded the prestigious William Wright teaching award by the AAFPRS and has been awarded the 1887 award for community service and humanitarian missions by this organization.
Dr. Sykes is most proud of his teaching, having contributed to the training of over 75 residents and personally training 25 fellows in facial plastic surgery.
His fellowship in FPS is highly sought after, and commonly receives over 40 applicants for a single position. He commonly has visitors from other countries, having taught over 100 international visitors facelift, rhinoplasty, eyelid, and congenital cleft surgery at UCDavis Medical Center.