Dr. Irvine is dedicated to  achieving the most beautiful and natural results for her patients


Dr. Leslie Irvine is a board certified otolaryngologist and fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Dr. Irvine received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College with honors in neurobiology. In addition to focusing on the very demanding curriculum, she also captained the cross country team and was a member of the track and field team for four years. Dr. Irvine then went on to complete her medical studies at Harvard Medical School. During those four years, she served on the admissions committee, volunteered to provide healthcare to the local homeless population in Cambridge, and participated in clinical research evaluating the delivery of primary care to rural areas in Greece.

Following her graduation from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Irvine completed a rigorous five-year residency program in head and neck surgery at the University of Southern California. Along with performing over 2000 surgeries during that time, she was appointed Chief Resident in her final year.

After residency, Dr. Irvine chose to pursue her surgical passion and specialize in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She was accepted to one of the most prestigious fellowship programs in the country with Drs. Nassif, Azizzadeh, and Massry in Beverly Hills, California. During this intense program Dr. Irvine participated in over 500 surgical cases learning specialized surgical approaches and techniques that these world renowned surgeons have perfected in their more than 50 years of combined experience.

Facial plastic surgery allows Dr. Irvine to combine her creativity and love of art and drawing with the uncompromising science of medicine. She is very detail oriented and meticulous in the operating room, always striving to achieve the most desirable aesthetic results for her patients. After 6 years of extensive training in Los Angeles, Dr. Irvine practiced in Santa Barbara for two years and recently moved her practice to Manhattan Beach to serve the South Bay and surrounding communities.

Outside of work, Dr. Irvine is an avid runner and has completed two marathons. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, playing tennis, cooking, and spending time with her husband and daughters.

Education & Training
2016 – 2017
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine
Drs. Paul Nassif, Babak Azizzadeh, and Guy Massry,
Beverly Hills, CA

Internship & Residency
University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Los Angeles, CA

2007 – 2011
Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

2003 – 2007
Harvard College
A.B. in Neurobiology, cum laude
Cambridge, MA

Board Certification

Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology.


Captain, Women’s varsity cross country team, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

2006 – 2007
Co-Director, Eating concerns hotline and outreach, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

2007 – 2008
Non-resident pre-medicine tutor, Kirkland House, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

2009 – 2010
Student member, Harvard Medical School admissions sub-committee, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2010 – 2011
Fourth year tutor, Harvard Medical School patient-doctor two course, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Research Experience

Role of macrophages in endothelial cell death in mouse renal cells. Undergraduate summer research assistant, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Department of developmental biology.


Muller cell function in mutant Lazy Eyes zebrafish. Undergraduate research assistant, Harvard University. Department of neurobiology.


Evaluation of Greek general practitioners’ knowledge attitudes and practices regarding cancer screening. Harvard Medical School and University of Crete Medical School. Department of social medicine.


Hyoepiglottic collagen and elastin fiber composition and changes associated with aging. University of Southern California. Department of otolaryngology and department of biomedical engineering.

Presentations and Publications

Robert T. Cristel, Leslie E. Irvine. Common Complications in Rhytidectomy. In: Revision Facial Plastic Surgery: Correcting Bad Results, An Issue of Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 1st Edition. Eds: Paul S. Nassif, Julia L. Kerolus. 2019 Nov.

Babak Azizzadeh, Leslie E. Irvine, Jackie Diels, William H. Slattery, Guy G. Massry, Babak Larian, Kiersten L. Riedler, Grace Lee Peng. Modified Selective Neurectomy for the Treatment of Post-Facial Paralysis Synkinesis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 May;143(5):1483-1496.

Babak Azizzadeh, Leslie E. Irvine, Donald B. Yoo, Babak Larian, Guy G. Massry, Grace Lee Peng. Single‐incision sural nerve harvest: Technical considerations for cross‐facial nerve grafting. The Laryngoscope. 2019 Apr 26. doi: 10.1002/lary.28023.

Leslie E. Irvine, Paul S. Nassif. Use of 5-Fluorouracil for Management of the Thick-Skinned Nose. Facial Plast Surg 2018;34:1–5.

Leslie E. Irvine, Eric J. Kezirian, Zhi Yang, Marcel E. Nimni, Bo Han: Hyoepiglottic ligament collagen and elastin fiber composition and changes associated with aging. The Laryngoscope, In Press, January 2018.

Leslie E. Irvine, Babak Larian, Babak Azizzadeh: Locoregional Parotid Reconstruction. Otolaryngol Clin N Am, 2016;49:435-446.

Leslie E. Irvine, Babak Azizzadeh, Paul S. Nassif: Improving Results in Primary and Revision Open Rhinoplasty: A Protocol for the Treatment of the Compromised Skin and Soft Tissue Envelope. Presented at: The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation 2017 Annual Conference, October 2017.

Leslie E. Irvine, Babak Azizzadeh: Contralateral Selective Neurectomy for Management of Marginal Mandibular Palsy. Presented at: The 13th International Facial Nerve Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, August 2017.

Grace Lee Peng, Leslie E. Irvine, Babak Azizzadeh: Selective neurectomy of the distal branches of the lower division of facial nerve and cervical platysmal myotomy. Presented at: The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, October 2016.

Leslie E. Irvine, Eric J. Kezirian, Zhi Yang, Marcel E. Nimni, Bo Han: Hyoepiglottic ligament collagen and elastin fiber composition and changes associated with aging. Presented at: The Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 23, 2015.

Leslie E. Irvine, Christos Lionis, Athanasios I. Zavras: Current protocols for cancer screening. Presented at: The Conference on Cancer Control at the Cyprus International Institute for the Environment and Public Health, Nicosia, Cyprus, July, 2008.

California medical license: A125702