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Steven H. Dayan

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Department of Otolaryngology


Building & Room:

2.42 MC 648

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Steven H. Dayan, M.D., FACS, is a facial plastic surgeon, professor and researcher. He 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.


Specialties & Services

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Neck Lift
  • Forehead/Brow Lift
  • Otoplasty
  • Fat Transfer


  • Phase II, III and IV FDA clinical trials evaluating safety and effectiveness of new treatments, products and devices
  • Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of RZL-012 for Submental Fat Reduction
  • Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonist VLY-686 in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
  • Filler Injection for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
  • Safety and Efficacy of the Onix Microneedling Fractional Radiofrequency System for Neck and Jaw Lifting and Tightening


  • Founder of Enhance Foundation (
  • Best Plastic Surgeon Midwest Male 2018. MyFaceMyBody
  • Aesthetic Everything #1 Aesthetic Doctor in the US October, 2016

Selected Publications

  • Dayan SH, Cristel RT, Gandhi ND, Fabi SG, Placik OJ, Montes JR, Kalbag A. Perception of Beauty in the Visually Blind: A Pilot Observational Study. Dermatol Surg. 2020 Jan 20. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002327. Online ahead of print. PMID: 31977501
  • Cristel RT, Dayan SH, Akinosun M, Russell PT. Evaluation of Selfies and Filtered Selfies and Effects on First Impressions. Aesthet Surg J. 2020 Jan 31:sjz362. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjz362. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32003427
  • Dayan S, Demesh D. The illusions of time, truth, and aesthetic medicine. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 May;19(5):1266-1267. doi: 10.1111/jocd.13142. Epub 2019 Sep 6.PMID: 31489985
  • Bacos JT, Dayan SH. Superficial Dermal Fillers with Hyaluronic Acid. Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Jun;35(3):219-223. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688797. Epub 2019 Jun 12. PMID: 31189193


Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology
Board Certification: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Residency: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Medical School: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science: Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Professional Memberships

  • Board Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)