Meet Dr. House

Adrian E. House, MD is a Board-Certified, Beverly Hills-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes exclusively in cosmetic and functional surgery of the nose, face, neck, and eyes.

Adrian E. House, MD
Adrian E. House, MD

Education & Training

Dr. House grew up in the Tri-Valley of the San Francisco Bay Area and earned his medical degree from Boston University, where he served in several roles, from Editor of the BU Whorl Creative Arts magazine to Professional Dissector and Instructor for head and neck anatomy at the BU School of Dentistry.

He then completed his surgical internship and specialized Otolaryngology – Head & Neck surgical residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he published several scientific manuscripts and book chapters focused on Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

While serving as Chief Resident, he was awarded the Best Clinical Research Award and received the prestigious UCSF Catalyst Grant for medical device development. Dr. House has two US patents related to implants and devices combating inflammation in the head and neck.

Prior to medical school, he received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Davis, and completed a Master’s degree at Boston University with a Biomedical Engineering thesis in conjunction with The California Institute of Technology (CalTech).

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Education & Training

Through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. House was selected for the highly competitive fellowship in Beverly Hills with world-renowned surgeons, Dr. Paul Nassif, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, and oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Guy Massry.

While training with Dr. Nassif, Dr. House studied and performed complex revision rhinoplasty, rib and ear cartilage harvests, and deep plane facelift surgery with the star of the E! show, “Botched.”

With Dr. Azizzadeh, the founder of the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, and president of the Sir Charles Bell Society, he immersed himself in the latest medical and surgical management for facial paralysis, helping patients regain the ability to smile and restoring a sense of normalcy to those affected by Bell’s palsy, Ramsey Hunt, and other facial nerve injuries.

With Dr. Guy Massry, he perfected the art of brow lifts and upper and lower blepharoplasties, with focus on cutting-edge lower lid fat repositioning.

Dr. House also worked with numerous leading physicians and surgeons in Beverly Hills, including Dr. Ben Talei learning deep plane facelift and lip lift techniques, Dr. Justin Rome learning robotic hair transplant techniques, and Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald studying non-surgical Botox, filler, and laser treatments.

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Global health Experience

Dr. House has a lifelong passion for service, and is actively involved in global health outreach.

In 2009, he co-founded the Walk-A-Mile-In-My-Shoes program, a movement to bring donated shoes and clothing to impoverished communities in Belize City and Ambergris Caye, Belize. In 2011, Dr. House met with the Minister of Health of Belize, Hon. Pablo Marin, to ensure duty-free transportation of goods from individuals and several organizations in the US. Since then, a total of 24 trips have been completed to deliver donated goods to numerous local families and businesses. These efforts were superseded and amplified by, a US 501c(3) organization run by the owners of Canary Cove on Ambergris Caye. 

In May 2022, he was nominated to the Global Smile Foundation, an organization that provides comprehensive cleft care for patients in underserved areas around the world. Studies have shown that untreated cleft lip/palate can have serious consequences for a child’s physical health and development. Dr. House’s most recent trip with the organization was to Trujillo, Peru, during which 60 procedures were performed on 39 children affected by cleft lip and palate malformations. Please consider donating to this life-changing organization.

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Dr. House is also an accomplished, award-winning photographer, and enjoys mixing and producing music, and mountain biking.

He has a dog, Hamilton, and resides in the Bay Area with his wife, Sasha.

Training & Societies

Boston University School of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

AAFPRS Fellow to Dr. Paul Nassif, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Dr. Guy Massry Beverly Hills, California

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
   • AAFPRS Website and Electronic Media Committee Member
   • AAFPRS Young Professionals Committee Member
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
The Triological Society California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery


  • David, A., House, A., Tang, S., Park, A., Seth, R., Knott, PD. “Objective Outcomes of Trichophytic Brow Lift and Hairline Advancement in Facial Feminization Surgery” Poster session presented at: 2022 Triological Combined Sections Meeting. 1st Place Winner, Outstanding Poster Contest. January 19-21, 2022; San Diego, CA.
  • Azizzadeh, B., House, A. “Commentary on: Greene et al’s ‘The Tinel Sign and Myelinated Axons in the Cross-Face Nerve Graft: Predictors of Smile Reanimation Outcome for Free Gracilis Muscle Transfer?’” Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2022 Jul-Aug;24(4):260-261. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2022.0027.
  • House, A., Zebolsky, A., Jacobs, J., Likhterov, I., Behr, S., Glastonbury, C., Seth, R., Heaton, C., Knott, PD. “Surveillance imaging following head and neck cancer treatment and microvascular reconstruction.” The Laryngoscope. June 22, 2021.
  • House, A., Romano, M., Orczykowski, M., Zumwalt, A., Devaiah, A. “Multimodal microvascular mapping for head and neck, skull base research and education: an anatomical donor study.” J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. March 1, 2021. DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725026
  • Wang, N., Xu, M., House A., Strohl, M., Goldberg, A., Murr, A. "Communication chaos from discrepancies in personal protective equipment and preoperative guidelines.” The Laryngoscope. 2021;131(3).
  • House, A., Han, M., Park, A., Seth, R., Knott, PD. (2019). “Temporalis Tendon Transfer/Lengthening Temporalis Myoplasty for Midfacial Static and Dynamic Reanimation After Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery.” Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2021;23(1):31-35.
  • Strohl, M., Junn, J., House, A., Heaton, C., Seth, R., Park, A., Knott, PD. “Long-term stability of vascularized adipofascial flaps in facial reconstruction.” Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. 2020;22(4):262-267.
  • House, A., Mehta, U. (2020). “Cranial Tip Suture in Nasal Tip Contouring." Rhinoplasty Archive, edited by Becker, D., & Palma, P., surgical E-textbook book chapter,
  • David, A., House, A., Chan, D. “Endoscope-assisted open rhinoplasty approach for removal of nasal dermoid with intracranial extension.” Otolaryngology Case Reports. 2020;17:100211.
  • Du, S., Ng, T., House, A., Tang, T., Zheng, L., Tu, C., Peake, J., Espiritu, I., Kwan-Liu, M., Pinkerton, K., Jacobs, R., Louie, A. (2019). “Contrast-Enhanced, Molecular Imaging of Vascular Inflammation in the Mouse Model by Simultaneous PET/MRI.” bioRxiv, 2019.12.16.878652; doi:
  • Fridirici, Z., House, A., Han, M., Ochoa, E., Park, A., Heaton, C., Seth, R., Knott, PD. (2019). “Perforator Dissection for Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap: Worth the extra length?” Poster session presented at: AAFPRS Spring Meeting. 2nd Place Winner, Outstanding Poster Contest. October 3-5, 2019; San Diego, CA.
  • House, A., Han, M., Knott, PD. (2019). “Temporalis Tendon Transfer for Midface Reanimation After H&N Oncologic Surgery.” University of California, San Francisco. Presented at: Sooy Research Symposium. June 7, 2019; San Francisco, CA.
  • House, A., Han, M., Knott, PD. (2019). "Clinically Relevant Outcomes Using Temporalis Tendon Transfers for Reanimation Following Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery.” University of California, San Francisco. Poster session presented at: COSM, AHNS Section. May 1-5, 2019; Austin, TX.
  • House, A., Coleman, N., Virbalas, J. (2019). “Resolution of intraosseous CSF leak following trauma: A pediatric case report.” Presented at: Bay Area Residents' Research Symposium in Otolaryngology (BARRS). May 17, 2019. Oakland, CA.
  • House, A., Orczykowski, M., Siwek, D., Zumwalt, A., Devaiah, A. (2015). “Microvascular Mapping In A Cadaveric Model: Implications For Endoscopic Skull Base Reconstruction.” Poster session presented at: North American Skull Base Society 25th Annual Meeting. February 19-21, 2015; Tampa, FL.
  • House, A., Orczykowski, M., Siwek, D., Zumwalt, A., Devaiah, A. (2014). “Trimodal CT/Endoscopic Visualization of Cadaveric Nasal Vasculature.” Boston University Departments of Otolaryngology & Anatomy & Neurobiology. Poster session presented at: 9th Annual Massachusetts Medical Society Research Poster Symposium. December 5, 2014; Waltham, MA.
  • House, A., Louie, A. (2012). “The Development of a Multimodal Iron-Oxide Nanoparticle Targeting VCAM-1 for In Vivo Imaging of Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaques (Master's thesis).” Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.
  • Tu, C., Ma, X., House, A., Kauzlarich, S. M., & Louie, A. (2011). “PET imaging and biodistribution of silicon quantum dots in mice.” ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2(4), 285-288. doi:10.1021/ml1002844
  • Tu, C., Ng, T. S., Sohi, H. K., Palko, H. A., House, A., Jacobs, R. E., Louie, A. (2011). “Receptor- targeted iron oxide nanoparticles for molecular MR imaging of inflamed atherosclerotic plaques.” Biomaterials, 32(29), 7209-7216. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.06.026
  • House, A. (2009). “Molecular targets for therapeutic lymphangiogenesis in lymphatic dysfunction and disease.” Presented at: Stanford University Department of Cardiovascular Roundtable Discussion. August 19, 2009; Stanford, CA.

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