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About Shumway Cosmetic

About Us | Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer the latest cosmetic surgery, hormone replacement therapy, and skin rejuvenation treatments in San Diego. Dr. Shumway and his staff work diligently to ensure each patient feels comfortable and at ease from the moment they step through the door.

Our practice is accredited by the Joint Commission and was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval, which reflects our commitment to excellence and quality patient care.

Meet Dr. Shumway

Dr. Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS is the Director of Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla. Drawing on his aesthetic talents as an artist and master jeweler, Dr. Shumway adds a refreshing dimension to the field of cosmetic medicine. He specializes in modern body shaping and facial rejuvenation techniques for both women and men, and personally guides each patient in choosing the most appropriate procedures to achieve their cosmetic goals. 


As a trustee of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Shumway stresses the importance of close post-operative care

and carefully instructs his patients on how to play an active role in their recovery. Dr. Shumway and his staff use a variety of techniques and products to accelerate the healing process so each patient can see their results quickly, safely, and with as much comfort as possible.

Dr. Shumway is past president of the AACS (American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery) and has achieved two medical board certifications and four Diplomate status certifications. He is a fellow of more than a dozen medical organizations and is in constant pursuit of the latest techniques that will provide his patients with exceptional results.

Our Team

Cherise, Patient Care Coordinator

Cherise has worked in the cosmetic surgery industry for over 10 years. A certified Medical Assistant, Cherise’s primary focus is to help Dr. Shumway’s patients achieve their aesthetic goals through education of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Our patients feel at ease with Cherise throughout this process because she is attentive, compassionate, and thorough.

Kathy, Practice Manager

Kathy, a graduate of Arizona State University, brings exceptional organizational skills and patience to her role as Practice Manager at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery. Her administrative efficiency and attention to detail result in a highly functional environment where the entire Shumway team can shine.

Heather, Licensed Esthetician

Heather is Dr. Shumway’s Licensed Esthetician and has worked in the medical skincare industry for 12 years. Her thorough understanding of professional product lines allows her to develop customized regimens for each of our patients. Heather’s services include hydrating facials, dermaplaning, brow and lash tinting, and medical grade peels.

Zenia, Medical Assistant/Surgical Tech

Zenia is excited to be the newest member of the Shumway Cosmetic team! She has seven years of medical assistant experience, and is also bilingual. She currently assists with pre- and post-operative patient care.  She is warm, friendly, and a welcomed addition to the office and assists Dr. Shumway before, after and during surgery.

Raquel, RN, BSN

Raquel is our amazing operating room nurse. She assists our surgical patients before, during, and after their cosmetic procedures with meticulous care and compassion. Raquel is bilingual.

Our Location

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery practices from two office suites in the H. M. Poole Building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus in La Jolla.

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery
9834 Genesee Ave, Suite 225
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-587-2640