In 2001, Atherton Plastic Surgery was founded with a primary focus on aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body. Dr. Weston has since earned a reputation in her community as a careful and skilled plastic surgeon who provides honest opinions to her patients.
Dr. Weston received her M.D. degree and plastic surgery training at Stanford University Medical School. She completed her training in 1985 and received certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgeons in 1986. Dr. Weston received additional training in cranial-facial surgery and cosmetic surgery during a fellowship in Paris, France. In 1987 she was elected into fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
The California Society of Plastic Surgeons honored Dr. Weston in 1985, awarding her first place in a competition for the best scientific research presentation by a resident. A silver bowl, engraved with her name, remains in the Stanford Plastic Surgery Department in honor of this achievement.
Northern California Woman magazine named Dr. Weston the 1992 Woman of Excellence in Health Care. Committed to improving communication between physicians and patients, Dr. Weston served as chair of the Women Plastic Surgeon’s Committee of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS) from 1993-1996. In 1996 she was elected to serve on the Ethics Committee of the ASPRS and served as a member until 1998, when she was elected chair from 1998- 1999.
I was born and raised in New York. I studied the harp as a youngster and then attended New York University, majoring in theater and music. I spent my junior year studying in London and upon my return to the States, decided to pursue a career using theater as a therapeutic modality for children. I changed majors and graduated with a BA in Biology in 1975. I graduated from Stanford Medical School in 1979 and remained at Stanford for an additional 6 years completing my residency in Plastic Surgery. I completed a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery with Daniel Marchac, M.D., in Paris, France.
From 1985-1990, I worked as a plastic surgeon with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Santa Teresa. In 1990, I moved to Palo Alto, joining one of my mentors in the private practice of plastic surgery. In 2001, I moved to my current office in Atherton, CA, establishing my practice as Atherton Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Weston is married to Jan K. horn, trauma surgeon at San Francisco General Hospital and professor of surgery at UCSF. They live in Emerald Hills with their two teenage children and mini-labradoodle.
As a spokesperson for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Weston has been extensively quoted in local and national print media regarding various aspects of plastic surgery.
In September 2003, Dr. Weston was profiled in USA TODAY in an article depicting the true life of a plastic surgeon. The article intended to show a contrast between plastic surgeons and the characters depicted in the FX drama Nip/Tuck. Click here to read the article.
Before my children were born, I spent many years involved with Interplast both as a volunteer surgeon and in an administrative capacity. I served on the board of directors and was an associate director of Interplast, coordinating efforts in Brazil during my final years with the organization.
I have also been involved with the leadership of ASPS. I co-founded the Women Plastic Surgeons Committee and served as the committee’s first chair for several years. I have chaired the Ethics Committee and the Judicial Council as well as the Marketing Committee and I have been a member of the board of directors of the ASPS. I am also involved with the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, having served on the Board of Directors of the society and as chair of the Public Education Committee.
I have done non-profit work as a member of the board of directors of a local theater group and have also been part of Leadership Palo Alto, a program that develops effective leadership on a community level.
I have served on the board of governors of the Stanford Medical Alumni Association and am on the adjunct clinical faculty of the Division of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery at Stanford Medical School.
In support of our patients, our office staff participated in the Susan G Komen Walk for the Cure in San Francisco