Erik Nuveen, MD, DMD

Dr. Nuveen’s practice is one of the largest individual practices of cosmetic surgery in the United States. Dr. Nuveen is an instructor to other physicians in cosmetic surgery and spends a significant portion of his professional life involved in the education and training of physicians in the area of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Nuveen’s father was an orthodontist, which inspired him to earn his first graduate degree in dentistry from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, widely considered the finest dental school in the United States. He additionally devoted one year to research in the area of immunology and rheumatology.

It was during this period that Dr. Nuveen developed his dedication to the subspecialty of cosmetic surgery. This came as a result of his exposure to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face of children with facial differences and deformity.

Dr. Nuveen then completed a total of five years of post graduate training in surgery of the maxillofacial and craniofacial region at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After completion of his first residency in surgery, he achieved his medical degree from the prestigious Case Western University School of Medicine. This was followed by an additional year of general surgery residency at Penn State/Hershey Medical Center. Throughout this educational course, Dr. Nuveen focused all of his elective time to the area of facial and cosmetic surgery with experts from Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in order to provide his patients the highest level of care available.