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About Dr. Gregory Chernoff

Greg Chernoff
Gregory W. Chernoff, M.D. F.R.C.S.
Triple Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Quick Facts

After medical school, Dr. Chernoff completed 8-years of intensive training in the areas of:

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive
  • Laser Therapy
  • Breast Rejuvenation
  • Body Contouring

There are many excellent cosmetic surgeons in the country. Few have dedicated so much to their art and science as Dr. Chernoff. After medical school, Dr. Chernoff completed a five-year residency followed by three years of intensive fellowship training in Facial Plastic/ Reconstructive Surgery, Laser Therapy, Breast Rejuvenation and Body Contouring.

This training provided him with comprehensive expertise matched by very few. His innate aesthetic vision, meticulous surgical skills, and his gentle humility, provide his patients with a quality of care that is second to none.

Dr. Chernoff combines meticulous surgical techniques with the latest non-surgical therapies to give his patients consistent rejuvenation results.

Dr Chernoff Board Certified

Background & Expertise


Dr. Chernoff received a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. After Medical School, Dr. Chernoff began the practice of medicine in Canada. He completed his surgical residency in Otolaryngology which included extensive training in Head and Neck Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, and Cosmetic Surgery.

During his surgical residency, Dr. Chernoff saw the devastating effects of Cancer. He decided to complete additional training to further his surgical expertise in order to help Cancer Patients requiring complex facial reconstruction.

Dr. Chernoff completed three fellowships to master the art of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chernoff completed his first fellowship in Flow Cytometry and Laser Surgery in Canada. To further his expertise, he completed his second in Indianapolis in Head and Neck Surgery,


Microvasculer Surgery, Breast, and Body Contouring. This extensive training allowed Dr. Chernoff to operate on the most complex facial reconstructive cases involving cancer of the head, face, and neck. Most surgical cases required Dr. Chernoff to operate between 12-18 hours for each patient some requiring multiple surgeries to complete the reconstruction of facial bones, jaws, noses, and necks.

After demonstrating expertise in complex reconstructive plastic surgery, Dr. Chernoff was selected to complete a fourth fellowship, training under one of top plastic surgeons in the world.

Dr. Chernoff completed this fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As a result of Dr. Chernoff's training, his surgical expertise was sought after in both California and Indiana. He began his cosmetic surgical practices in both states.

Board Certifications

Board Certification is a voluntary and rigorous process completed by passing comprehensive written and oral exams. Board certifications must be maintained through annual requirements of continuing medical education.

Dr. Chernoff is board certified by three regulating medical authorities. He completes on average 100 hours of continuing medical education per year.


Dr. Chernoff is certified by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

This means that Dr. Chernoff is Triple Board Certified, accomplished by very few plastic surgeons in the world.

Research Contributions

Over the last 20-years, Dr. Chernoff's has significantly contributed to the advancements in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr. Chernoff was one of the pioneers of both surgical and non-surgical laser therapy. He wrote one of the very first papers on CO2 Laser Resurfacing. Dr. Chernoff's laser research is extensive and has been instrumental in developing and refining accepted laser techniques utilized by physicians worldwide.

Research is important to Dr. Chernoff since it allows him to stay on the cutting edge of new therapies and techniques.

Dr. Chernoff continues to conduct alpha and beta testing for medical and biotech companies. This is the testing that is used in the clinical trial phase for a therapy or technology prior to FDA approval.

Companies use Dr. Chernoff's research data to submit these therapies or technologies for FDA approval. Dr. Chernoff is involved in research studies for cosmetic laser, radio frequency, ultrasound, injectable fibroblast, and stem cell therapy companies.


Early access to new therapies and technologies give Dr. Chernoff additional experience and expertise. Dr. Chernoff not only offers these treatments to his patients early, but has expertise in the technique required to administrator the treatments to patients.

Dr. Chernoff was one of the original clinical research investigators for injectable fibroblast therapy. His ongoing research in the exciting field of cellular medicine is providing insight into expanded treatment indications such as acne scars, non-healing wounds, burn scars, and traumatic injury scars.

Dr. Chernoff has authored numerous scientific papers and medical laser textbook chapters. He has given over 600 lectures to physicians around the world on both surgical and non-surgical therapy.

Dr. Chernoff has been featured on news programs such as Dateline NBC, ABC and CBS Nightly News, BBC World News, and in Time, Newsweek and W Magazines. He discusses his research and the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery, laser therapy, and injectable fibroblast therapy.

Aesthetic Vision

Dr. Chernoff has an innate aesthetic vision creating beautiful and natural looking results. Prior to his surgical training, Dr. Chernoff created art in the form of paintings and sculptures.

In 1998, Dr. Chernoff was honored and received an award by the Colorado Arts Counsel at a national exhibition for his inspired work of Visual Elements and Gestures of Language.

Dr. Chernoff's brings his natural artistic ability to the operating room. His patients never look "done" and do not advertise a trip to the operating room.


Dr. Chernoff uses all techniques and technology available and frequently combines approaches (surgical, laser, injectable) to achieve optimal results.

Dr. Chernoff will thoroughly discuss your goals and suggest an approach to achieve them in a way that looks natural.

Dr. Chernoff has perfected the art of facial injections and was one the first physicians to offer laViv, a new FDA-approved personalized cell therapy. Additionally, Dr. Chernoff trains physicians in the art of meticulous injection techniques.

Team Approach

Dr. Chernoff is the first to shift the focus away from him, and shine the spotlight on his tremendous team. He relies on his staff, a talented team of experts to extend his ability to provide excellent patient care.

For the past sixteen years, Dr. Chernoff, and Julie Leonetti, RN, have helped thousands of people improve their self-esteem and overall well-being.

Together, they form the therapeutic core of Chernoff and Associates, Cosmetic Surgeons. Leading by example, their gentle demeanor displays the epitome of "taking good care" of people, and not just "doing things to people".

Chernoff and Julie are one of, if not the longest running cosmetic surgeon/nurse teams in Indianapolis. Together, they have earned a solid reputation for excellence in patient care.


Whether a consultation, an injection of Botox, a laser treatment, or follow-up to surgery, they are informative, comforting and nurturing.

Julie Leonetti is a Registered Nurse and has over 25-years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery field of medicine. Julie is a certified nurse injector and trains nurses and physicians on the art of meticulous injection techniques.

Julie is an expert in surgical and nonsurgical options. She has performed thousands of laser treatments and trains physicians and nurses in laser therapy technique.

Julie uses her knowledge and expertise to educate patients before, during, and after procedures.

Commitment To Patients

Dr. Chernoff is known best for his down to earth personality and genuine caring approach. He is a firm believer that patients need to be informed and educated prior to any cosmetic procedure from injectable therapy to surgery.

Dr. Chernoff spends time talking with his patients and develops a surgical, non-surgical, or combination approach suited to patients' individual needs. Dr. Chernoff feels that because cosmetic surgery is elective, there are emotional elements involved for most patients.


Dr. Chernoff believes that caring for his patients requires a high degree of empathy and compassion which he displays daily.

Dr. Chernoff sees his surgery patient's everyday after surgery including weekends to provide reassurance and follow-up care.

Dr. Chernoff is one of the few remaining physicians who will make house calls for patients requiring additional follow-up care or support.

Awards & Recognition

Dr. Chernoff has received numerous awards and is recognized for his commitment to quality, research, and patient care.

In 1991, Dr. Chernoff received the Canadian Clinical Research Award for original research in Otolaryngology. He demonestrated "The Potential Clinical Impact of Fine Needle Aspiration and Flow Cytometry in the Diagnosis and Treatments of Malignant Lymphoma." This research was instrumental in early diagnosis for these patients.


In 1992, Dr. Chernoff received the Triologic Eastern Section Research Award for The Role of Fine Needle Aspiration and Flow Cytometry in the Diagnosis and Treatments of Malignant Lymphoma.

In 2002, the American Aestheticians Association awarded Dr. Chernoff with the "BEST PLASTIC SURGERY TEACHER" award.

Dr. Chernoff received Americas" Top Doctors Award" in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. In 2006, he received Sonoma County's "Best "Plastic Surgeon" award.

Giving Back

Dr. Chernoff is the founder of the Victims of Violence foundation, providing treatment for victims who might not otherwise have the financial means to cover the cost reconstructive surgery, treatment for injury, scar therapy and follow-up care.

Dr. Chernoff has first hand experience with the physical and psychological damage caused by violence and abuse.


As a result of this experience, Dr. Chernoff connects with victims and has made it his personal mission to help victims heal their physical wounds. He believes that by helping heal the physical wounds, victims emotional healing can begin.

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