DR. CHRISTOPER ELLSTROM
BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Christoper Ellstrom is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Newport Beach. He has a specialized interest in the surgical treatment and reconstruction of advanced skin cancers and other facial injuries as well as aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body. From a young age Dr. Ellstrom always had a keen interest in both science and art and found plastic surgery to be the natural intersection of these two passions. He attended the University of Southern California where he pursued a double major in cinema-television and biology. He then obtained his M.D. at Loma Linda University where he graduated in the top of his class and was inducted in the national honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. He went on to complete a six year integrated plastic surgery residency at the University of California Irvine. While there he spent time developing a skill set that incorporates some of the most cutting edge reconstructive and aesthetic surgery techniques from nationally renown plastic surgeons.
Throughout his professional career Dr. Ellstrom has published multiple peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters on a range of topics that include complex facial injuries, wound healing, tissue imaging and others. He was awarded the J.K. Hardesty Best Resident Paper Award by the California Society of Plastic Surgeons for research on tissue flap perfusion. He continues to actively contribute to the academic community and has ongoing research on the physiology of the aging face.
Dr. Ellstrom places an emphasis on a personalized approach to surgery. He takes the time to listen to patient concerns and goals in order to design optimal treatment strategies utilizing proven techniques. He approaches all surgeries with the intent to optimize the aesthetic result and is committed to insuring patient comfort and satisfaction with outcomes.
He currently lives in Newport Beach with his wife Laura, a pediatrician, and enjoys photography, travel, and skiing.
My goal is to provide beautiful and natural results through a personalized surgical approach. Comfort and safety are paramount in delivering excellent care.
SURGERY COORDINATOR, ASSISTANT TO DR. ELLSTROM
Kaelyn joined our practice in 2014. She quickly became the person in the back office everyone went to when they had a question or needed to solve a problem. She loves to learn new things and challenge herself and has found here at NBDPS opportunities to grow from Medical Assistant to managing the back office, to Coolsculpting coordinator and now surgical coordinator and assistant to Dr. Ellstrom. She is dedicated to our patients and constantly strives to provide the best patient care. She tackles tasks with gusto and a happy disposition. Patients are comforted by her caring words and demeanor while getting confidence from her excellent comprehension of medical care.
CHRISTINA O’CONNELL MSN RN,
Christina graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Chemistry. She then went on and graduated with a Masters of Science in Nursing. After graduating, she began working as a registered nurse in a multi- specialty surgery center. From gaining exposure to the many different specialties over the years, she became most passionate about plastic surgery and dermatology. She works under Dr. Ellstrom assisting with in office procedures, treating patients with TruSculpt and Coolsculpting, and aids in all nursing facets around the entire office. Christina and her college sweetheart, now husband, moved to Orange County from Arizona with their son, Kevin (a Dalmatian) in January 2018. They enjoy all aspects of Southern California especially hiking and spending time at the beach. Christina is extremely kind and loves putting a smile on everyone’s face. She can’t wait to meet you.