Dr. Steven Dayan, a facial plastic surgeon, professor and researcher has published over 110 articles in medical journals and 5 books. He is a NY Times and USA TODAY Best Selling Author. His accolades include the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s Leadership Award and “Top Doc” recognition by numerous organizations including Castle Connolly and U.S News & World Report. As a founder of a medical research company, a medical marketing company, a skin care training center and a medical education company, he remains on the cutting edge of aesthetic products, thinking and education.
He is a member of ASAPS, AAPFRS, ASDS and serves in an elected position within the Facial Plastic Surgery society as well as on the editorial board of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal ASJ (the official journal for ASAPS), Facial Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology. He is the current Co-editor of Modern Aesthetic Magazine. He has authored 5 books. But it is in his role as an adjunct professor —teaching a popular undergraduate course: The Science of Beauty and Its Impact on Culture and Business – that his Best Selling book Subliminally Exposed is based. An engaging educator, internationally recognized keynote speaker, and big thinker with an insatiable appetite for deeper knowledge and understanding of human behavior, Dr. Dayan is known for his ability to challenge the status quo and conventional wisdoms of medicine.
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What Makes Dr. Dayan so Different?
Dr. Dayan is a Facial Plastic Surgeon who is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. He is a frequent lecturer, physician educator and active researcher in emerging cosmetic medicine technologies and techniques. Additionally, he is an adjunct Professor at DePaul University teaching an undergraduate course in the “Science of Beauty and Attraction and Its Impact on Culture and Business.”
Dr. Dayan has published over 70 articles, book chapters and monographs. He has authored four books. His book, Fillers, Neurotoxins and Beyond, has an international distribution. One of his books, Thrive, has resulted in a national series of training seminars educating physicians on optimizing minimally invasive office based procedures in their practices.
His latest book, Subliminally Exposed was created to help us all better understand the motives behind human interactions and our subconscious communication. After years of research, his latest book Subliminally Exposed exposes the impact beauty has on us socially and psychologically. Through exploring lust, love and attraction; readers will be empowered to better understand their own thoughts and actions. This book provides a rarely told exploration of our biological drives and how they affect every decision we make.
Dr. Dayan has appeared on over 45 news segments and has filmed with CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX, WGN, ABC and most recently was on the History Channel. He has also contributed to several magazines including Elle, Marie Claire and W. In addition to regular news appearances, Dr. Dayan has a consumer book recently released by Hatherleigh Press (New York, N.Y) titled Instant Beauty which guides readers through the world of cosmetic medicine.
Through his role as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois and monthly preceptorships, Dr. Dayan has trained over 3,500 physicians worldwide. He holds medical licenses in seven states. In addition to a practice that sees over 6,500 patients a year, Dr. Dayan has founded and serves as a medical director for a skin care center (True Skin Care), an educational center for estheticians (True University) and a medical marketing company (IF Marketing).
He also is founder and medical director for a research company (DeNova Research). DeNova has been involved in many Phase II, III and IV FDA clinical trials evaluating safety and effectiveness of new treatments, products and devices.
For his professional achievements, in 2008, Dr. Dayan received the Foundation Leadership Award from the American Medical Association (AMA), the Public Service Award from the Chicago Medical Society in 2009, and in March of 2011 was appointed by the Governor of Illinois to the State of Illinois Medical Licensing Board. He has also been recognized as a “Top Doc” by both the Castle Connolly and Consumer Check Book Guides.
A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Dayan achieved Phi Beta Kappa honors and attended the University of Illinois Medical School. After graduating with AOA honors, he completed a residency at the University of Illinois, where he served as chief executive resident in his final year. Following his residency, Dr. Dayan completed a Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship. Among the many committees Dr. Dayan participates in, he is currently a Chicago Public School Advisory Board Member and serves on the editorial board of Facial Plastic Surgery Journal and Cosmetic Dermatology.
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Dayan’s Community Efforts
Dr. Dayan is founder of Enhance Foundation (www.enhancefoundation.org). A passion for education, love of children and commitment to the city’s future inspired Dr. Dayan to this not-for-profit organization. Enhance Foundation raises funds and resources for Chicago Public School students and provides underprivileged students with mentoring and internships opportunities. Additionally he has awarded over $130,000 in college scholarships to Chicago Public School students. This organization has raised thousands of dollars for Chicago Public School students. Dr. Dayan has dedicated his life to helping people attain their goals, and he firmly believes that education is a fundamental part of that path.
Dr. Dayan also contributes to FACE TO FACE (www.facetofacesurgery.org). This project was founded by the AAFPRS to provide survivors of domestic violence with access to reconstructive surgery from board-certified facial plastic surgeons. Cosmetic medicine not only helps the survivors mend their injuries, but often their esteems and their lives.