Dr. Jacqueline T. Cheng and Dr. Elbert T. Cheng are the only brother and sister facial surgery team practicing in the United States.
How we work: Its synergy.
What is most advantageous about working as a brother-sister team is that, although we bring the same instincts and dedication to our work, we also bring two sets of experience, two minds, and two sets of eyes to benefit of our patients. We often work independently with patients, but in some more complex cases, we work together before, during and after surgery. This flexibility allows for true collaboration and very successful results.
Elbert T. Cheng, MD
Dr. Elbert Cheng is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon in Saratoga, California. He was raised in Mountain View and attended Stanford for his undergraduate studies, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors. Still wanting to pursue his love for science, he traveled to England and undertook research and additional studies at Oxford University.
Once back in the US, he completed his Medical Degree at Duke University and returned to his roots, Stanford, for his residency in Head and Neck Surgery. After five years of intense training, he traveled to Indianapolis for one additional year of focused study with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This sparked a passion in aesthetic surgery, where he was able to combine his love for teaching, medicine and helping patients achieve their idea of beauty.
After his fellowship, he decided to return to the Bay Area to embark on his own journey alongside his sister, Dr. Jacqueline, to create a practice unique to their dynamic and unmatched skill. Dr. Elbert is passionate about many things in his life, and his wife and children are at the top of the list. He is a sports enthusiast and is an avid runner, swimmer and golfer.
Background & Credentials
Dr. Elbert is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Santa Clara County Medical Society. He has been an Advanced Allergan Trainer and Instructor for over 15 years; training over 500 doctors and providers all throughout the state of California.
Above all else – Dr. Elbert biggest passion in the field of facial plastic surgery is the cycle of learning and teaching, as he strongly believes the best teachers are the best learners. Throughout 17 years, Dr. Elbert and Jacqueline Cheng have consistently mentored high school and college students with a passion for surgery and held externships for medical assistants. For this reason, Dr. Elbert continues to partake in medical research to always have the most up to date knowledge of the field to better educate his audience. Most importantly, he feels he learns the most from his daily interactions with his patients, and becomes a better doctor because of it.
In addition to his love for teaching, Dr. Elbert holds a strong passion for helping those who need it most. During a trip to Honduras in 2015 with FootSteps Missions, he was able to help economically orphaned children by building housing and teaching facilities to aid in their mental, physical and emotional development. This passion translates into Dr. Elbert’s daily interactions with his patients – providing them with compassion and support to not only help them with their idea of physical beauty, but help them reach their highest level of emotional and mental confidence as well. These ideals shared between Dr. Elbert and his staff is what will always set Cheng Plastic Surgery apart from the rest.
Jacqueline T. Cheng, MD
Background & Education
Dr. Jacqueline Cheng is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon born in Akron, Ohio and raised in Mountain View, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts and her Medical Degree in a combined six-year BA-MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She graduated with high distinction and received numerous honors including junior membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Merck Manual Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education.
After graduation, she completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois-Chicago where she was fortunate to train under two internationally known facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Eugene Tardy and Dr. Dean Toriumi. After her residency, Dr. Jacqueline also completed advanced fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Meridian Plastic Surgery Center in Indianapolis under the direction of Dr. Stephen Perkins, who is a well-respected facial plastic surgeon and past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Upon completion of her fellowship, she realized the true passion she had for aesthetic medicine and returned to the Bay area. She has since created a very well-known and respected medical practice alongside her brother, Dr. Elbert. They are able to combine each of their personal styles and expertise to create the most beautiful and natural results for all of their patients. Although she finds surgery rewarding, it cannot compare to the enjoyment Dr. Jacqueline receives from spending time with her husband and sons.
Credentials & Approach
Dr. Jacqueline is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as well as numerous local and national medical societies. Although surgery and aesthetic procedures are what she loves to do, Dr. Jacqueline finds the relationships she cultivates with her patients to be the most rewarding part. Her patients and staff jokingly describe Dr. Jacqueline as a “full time doctor, part time therapist” because of her genuine care and compassion for her patients, not just surgically but in their personal lives as well. As she guides each patient through their physical and emotional aesthetic journey, they not only become her patient but a life-long friend.
Trainer of other surgeons
Being a respected expert in her field, she is often called upon to train other physicians. She has published many articles and chapters on Facial Plastic Surgery that have been presented at national meetings, and has been recognized in the media for her unique expertise on facial aesthetics. She is a continually invited speaker with Allergan - being one of their top Advanced Trainers and Instructors for over 15 years – training over 500 doctors and providers all throughout the state of California. Her genuine passion for her work is what sets the standard for Cheng Plastic Surgery high above the rest, and to Dr. Jacqueline doing what she loves never feels like work at all.