About Dr. Elias
Husam Elias, MD, DMD, FACS, is the lead surgeon, founder, and medical director of Southern California Center for Surgical Arts. Dr. Elias belongs to an elite group of surgeons performing innovative surgical techniques in cosmetic and maxillofacial surgery. His patients in and around Sherman Oaks, California, depend on his extensive skill, surgical expertise, and artistic eye to restore function while achieving aesthetic results. Born and raised in East Africa, Dr. Elias graduated with his undergraduate degree from the University of Khartoum in Sudan, then relocated to the United States to pursue his dream of becoming a surgeon. He received his degree in dental medicine, graduating with honors from the prestigious Boston University at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Elias obtained his medical degree from the world-renowned Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He went on to complete an internship in general surgery and a maxillofacial surgery residency at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. During this time, Dr. Elias worked at the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute and was chief of the Maxillofacial Surgical Department. He was also selected to join a subspecialty fellowship accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in general cosmetic surgery. Dr. Elias completed his fellowship under the expertise of Dr. Jacob Haiavy at the Inland Cosmetic Surgery Medical Center in Southern California, where he learned many of the innovative techniques that inspired the work he strives to pioneer today. Dr. Elias is a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He’s also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a distinction given to surgeons who pass a rigorous evaluation and exhibit exemplary character, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct. Dr. Elias is an avid sports enthusiast and a season ticket holder for the Los Angeles Clippers. As a family man, he spends much of his free time with his son and lovely wife, Dr. Zainab Mahmoud, who’s a family physician.