Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)
Awards & RecognitionAustraliasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Top Cosmetic Presenter
UNDERGRADUATE & MEDICAL SCHOOL
Medical: MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
Undergraduate: BS in Biology and Physiological Nutrition, Washington State University
POST-MEDICAL SCHOOL TRAINING
Internship: Medicine and Surgery, Sacred Heart Medical Center
Residency: Dermatology, University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowships: Dermatology, Mohs Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Chesnut is recognized worldwide as a key opinion leader and innovator in both minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He was fellowship trained in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, laser surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery at UCLA, training in the most demanding cosmetic and surgical environments of Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles.
His fellowship at UCLA featured a rigorous, full integration of plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and dermatologic surgery. Through this one-of-a-kind integration, Dr. Chesnut is a well-rounded and cross-pollinated surgeon. He has an unparalleled foundation in skin cancer treatment, plastic reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, as well as laser and aesthetic dermatology.
Dr. Chesnut is an international expert on both the art and science of facial aging, utilizing an approach that relies not just on surgery, but addresses all aspects of aging. He loves to utilize this knowledge and skill of cosmetic surgery to improve the results of his skin cancer patients during their plastic reconstructions.
Dr. Chesnut is a leader in the fields of dermatologic and cosmetic surgery. He is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning speaker and has been invited by his peers to present throughout the world on numerous cosmetic and reconstructive topics. He is a regular contributor to the surgical literature, continues to author numerous book chapters, and has been recognized for his research and innovation in cosmetic surgery, lasers and noninvasive treatments.
A native of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Dr. Chesnut has returned home to the Inland Northwest. He graduated with Honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his dermatology residency at UCLA where he was selected as the Chief Resident and subsequently was selected for the integrated Procedural Dermatology Fellowship, also at UCLA.
Outside of surgery, Dr. Chesnut enjoys active time with his wife, Aubree, and his children Torin and Tatum. He is an avid surfer, passionate skier, loves beach volleyball, tennis and playing on the river.