Professional Statement

Clinical Professor and Program Director, UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery Dr. George Rudkin is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCLA and a Board-certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Rudkin has been a UCLA faculty member since 1999. He serves as the program director for the UCLA plastic surgery training program. In addition, he is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the West Los Angeles Veteran Association Medical Center. Throughout his career, Dr. Rudkin has maintained clinical interests in skin cancer treatment and reconstruction, as well as in rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction. Dr. Rudkin has been widely published in peer-reviewed publications. He received the Veterans Administration Career Development Award for his work on the effects of retinoids on skin cancer, and is a co-investigator for a VA Merit Review grant studying bone formation in a three dimensional cellular scaffold. Dr. Rudkin earned his bachelor’s degree from John Hopkins University and his medical degree from Columbia University. He completed residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


22 years






UCLA Health100 Medical Plaza DrivewayLos Angeles, CA 90024

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Residency


    UCLA School of Medicine

  • Undergraduate School

    Johns Hopkins University

  • Graduate School

    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - Vascular

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

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