Training & Certification

Among Campbell and San Jose plastic surgeons, Dr. Daryl Hoffman’s qualifications are most exceptional. Below is a summary of his training certifications.

Undergraduate Education

University of California, Los Angeles, 1977 – 1981. Phi Beta Kappa, 1981. Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology, 1981.

Medical Education

University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. Albuquerque, NM. Doctorate of Medicine granted May, 1985. President, Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.


Stanford University Medical Center. Completed six year program in General and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. June 1985 to July 1991.


Lawrence B. Robbins fellowship in cosmetic surgery. Lawrence B. Robbins M.D. & Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL. July 1989 to October 1989.

Scholarship to study Cleft Lip & Palate. Takuya Onizuka, M.D. Showa University School of Medicine. Tokyo, Japan. December 1989.

Hand and Microsurgery. San Jose Medical Center, Center for Microvascular Surgery & Replantation. January 1990 to May 1990.

Board Certification

Certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, November 1993.


Clinical Instructor, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA. August 1991 to July 1993.

Voluntary Clinical Faculty, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University, 1991 to 2005.

Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Division of Plastics Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University, 2005 to 2010.

Breast Cancer Connections, Board of Directors, 2006 to 2011.

Deputy Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, June 1994 to 2002.

Community Breast Health Project, Board of Directors, September 2005 to April 2007.

Medical Board of California, Expert Reviewer, 2003 to 2010. Currently reappointed to 2-year term.

Breast Cancer Connections, Medical Advisory Committee, 2006 to 2012.


American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member, 1993 to 2012.

California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member, 1993 to 2012.

Santa Clara County Medical Society, Active Member, 1991 to present.

Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1995 to present.

Zedplast, Stanford Plastic Surgery Alumni Foundation, 1991 to present.

Post Graduate Courses

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, San Jose, CA. 2005

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, San Jose, CA. 2007

Thermage® Principle and Treatment, San Mateo, CA. 2005

Cellulaze™, Live Surgical Didactic Course on Principles and Use of Cellulaze Laser, Los Angeles, CA. March 2012

Smartlipo®, Live Surgical Didactic Course on Principles and Use of Smartlipo Laser, Mountain View, NJ. April 2008

Transumbilical Breast Augmentation, Hands On Surgical Course Including Intraoperative Training, Houston, TX. 2004

Ultrasonic Liposuction, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Training Course in the Use and Principles of Ultrasonic Liposuction, San Mateo, CA. 1996

CO2 Laser Resurfacing, Training in Resurfacing with Ultrapulse CO2 Laser, Santa Barbara, CA. 1993

Endoscopic Surgery Course, Didactic Session with Cadaver Lab Including Mid-face and Browlift Techniques and Principles, Santa Barbara, CA.

Honors, Awards, Distinctions, and Certifications

Patients’ Choice Awards, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

2007 Best of Silicon Valley Reader Survey, “Best Plastic Surgeon” Metro, Silicon Valley’s Weekly Newspaper, September 26, 2007.

California Society of Plastic Surgeons “Best Resident Research Paper,” March, 1991.

Thuss Foundation Research Grant, Stanford, 1985.

Faculty Award of Excellence, University of New Mexico, 1985.

Valedictorian Upjohn Award of Excellence, University of New Mexico, 1985.

Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, University of New Mexico, 1984.

Phi Beta Sigma honor society, UCLA, 1978.

Charitable Interests

Breast Cancer Connections: a non-profit organization providing information and support to breast cancer patients and their families. Contributor since 2002. Medical Advisor group since 2003. Board Member from 2005 to 2011. Liaison to Medical Advisor Group 2008-2011.

Interplast: a non-profit organization providing plastic surgical training and operations to underdeveloped countries. Contributor and surgeon including missions to Vietnam, Mexico, and Peru.

Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation: a non-profit organization promoting plastic surgery education and research funding. Sterling level contributor.

Vista Center for the Visually Impaired. Gold-level contributor.

Stanford Division of Hand Surgery, Fellowship Endowment, 2011 to 2016.

Hesperian Foundation: a non-profit health information and health education source that supports individuals and communities in their struggles to realize right to health. Cooperated with the foundation to provide pro bono surgery to indigent individuals in Central America.

Children’s Health Council: a non-profit organization offering therapeutic and educational support for children’s health issues, 2010, 2011,2012.

Yale men’s tennis: Co-founder of a program to install an educational video program for training and outreach, 2011 to 2012.


Board of Directors, Community Breast Health Project (non-profit), 2005 to 2006.

Board of Directors, Breast Cancer Connections (non-profit), 2006 to 2011.

Board of Directors, Menlo Circus Club (non-profit), 2010 to 2012.

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