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Robert Menard, MD

Job Title

Plastic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to visit my webpage. In my current role as the Surgical Director of the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Regional Craniofacial Clinic, I oversee the surgical care of infants, children, adolescents, and adults with cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies. Caring for these patients is one of my prime motivations in working for Kaiser Permanente, and the coordinated care that we provide has passed the standards for approval set by the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association guidelines. I look forward to being able to provide state of the art care for you or your child here at Kaiser Permanente.

I graduated first semester Phi Beta Kappa (given to the top five students) from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, with a B.A. in both Classics and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. I was a United States Fulbright Scholar and studied in Rome, Italy under the Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini. I went on to receive my Medical Degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1992, where I graduated with the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. I then completed General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residencies at Stanford. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 1998, I completed a one-year Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at the Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide, South Australia, specializing in the latest craniofacial surgery and endoscopic and facial recontouring techniques.

My medical interests include craniofacial surgery and cosmetic surgery. In the past ten years, I have performed over 4,000 plastic and reconstructive procedures, including craniofacial procedures such as endoscopic craniosynostosis correction, cleft lip and palate repair, and correction of complex craniofacial anomalies, as well as cosmetic procedures such as endoscopic brow lift, facelift (rhytidectomy), cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy), and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).


I have been recognized for my research in Craniofacial Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on both the national and international levels, including presentations to the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Member of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery
  • Member of the European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
  • I am a Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    Medical Education

    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA


    Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA
    Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA


    University of Adelaide Faculty of Medicine, Adelaide, Australia

    Board Certification

    Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

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