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Steven A. Burres

Expert Witness  | Los Angeles, California

Steven A Burres, MD, QME

I have 30 years of extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery including hair, forehead, eyelids, nose, lip, facelift, neck lift, ear pinning and reshaping, cheek and chin implants, fillers, Botox, lasers, skin, scars, liposuction and others except for breast implants and tummy tuck,. I have experience in all aspects of ear, nose and throat for 30 years, including broken noses and other facial fractures, hearing loss, vertigo, dizziness, smell, taste, nasal obstruction, sinusitis, tinnitus, hoarseness, GERD, sleep apnea, cancer, headaches, TMJ, skin disorders.facial nerve, and others.
At times, I have been on the clinical faculty at Stanford, USC, UCLA, and Cedars-sinai. I have published over 30 scientific papers and won the research award for my medical school and the American Academy of OTO/HNS. I am Board certified OTO/HNS and Facial Plastic Surgery. I have performed thousands of all the surgeries in my fields and am expert in their proper performance, techniques, patient management and complications. I have served as an expert witness and done WC and PI work for over 20 years. I am a QME in California and do consults in 10 offices. I have spoken at dozens of conferences and meetings of all kinds. I invented my own injectable filler product and a set of ear tools sold at major retailers. I perform thorough, detailed, accurate and persuasive evaluations that supply the most definitive counsel possible. My rates are fair and reasonable.

Expert Witness  | Los Angeles, California

Steven A Burres, MD, QME

Expert Services

I have a general specialty in Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology with a specialty focus in the following:

  1. Facelift
  2. Nose
  3. Rhinoplasty
  4. Liposuction
  5. Scar
  6. Hearing
  7. Vertigo
  1. Neck
  2. Ear
  3. Cosmetic surgery
  4. Hair
  5. Implants
  6. Voice
  7. Skin


I have been providing medical-legal evaluation for 25 and am very experienced with the needs of the medical-legal community in QME, IME, and PI reports from all sources. I provide services equally to defense and plaintiff. The reports are exceptionally thorough, comprehensive accurate and persuasive with a strong direction to support the needs of the client. My reports are prompt as well. Most clients are surprised at my ability to support their arguments in ways they had not anticipated. Combining my experience with thousands of surgical procedures and patient care, along with a history of medical-legal work. My writing skills are attested to by the 30 scientific publications I have authored. My academic credentials have included staff work at Stanford, UCLA, Cedars-sinai hospital and USC-County Medical Center.


  • MD, University of Chicago
  • Otolaryngology Residency, Wayne State U
  • Facial Plastics Fellowship, Stanford University
  • Ear/Hearing Fellowship, University of Zurich