Meet Our Team

Dr. Jeffrey Riopelle
Cosmetic Surgeon

Donna Riopelle
Nurse Practitioner

About Dr. Jeffrey Riopelle
Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmetic Surgeon and Innovator

A Life Dedicated to Beauty and Wellness

Dr. Jeffrey Riopelle, born in San Francisco, California, embodies the fusion of science and art. He graduated in the top 15% of his class at UC Irvine Medical School and completed residency training in Ventura as part of the esteemed UCLA system. Since 2001, Dr. Riopelle has practiced cosmetic surgery and dermatology in San Ramon, fulfilling his passion for helping people achieve their aesthetic goals.

Artistic Roots and Medical Expertise

The Riopelle family boasts a strong lineage in the arts, including Jean Paul Riopelle, the renowned French-Canadian artist, and Jerry Riopelle, the celebrated singer-songwriter. Dr. Riopelle’s own artistic inclinations, coupled with his scientific background, led him to pursue a career in cosmetic surgery. He approaches each procedure with the precision and vision of an artist, meticulously sculpting each individual as if crafting a masterpiece.

Empathy and Rapport: Pillars of Patient Care

Dr. Riopelle’s exceptional patient care stems from his genuine ability to connect with individuals. He is known as a patient listener, meticulously understanding their needs and desires to create personalized treatment plans. This exceptional rapport earned him recognition in Barry Lycka’s book, “Don’t Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon Without Me,” which lauded Dr. Riopelle’s listening skills and patient communication.

Dedication to Family and Community

A devoted family man, Dr. Riopelle, alongside his wife Donna (co-founder of their practice), actively contributes to the community. Their commitment extends to sports, where they coach their four children, all high-achieving students. This dedication reflects Dr. Riopelle’s belief in holistic wellness, encompassing physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

A Leader in Innovation and Technology

Dr. Riopelle’s medical career is marked by innovation and a dedication to staying ahead of the curve. He has been recognized as a TopDocAmerica for two consecutive years and elected as a Top Dermatologist in San Ramon by the International Association of Dermatologists. He has trained with renowned experts, himself teaching Thermage and other techniques internationally.

Dr. Riopelle’s pioneering spirit is evident in his numerous firsts:

  • Combining IPL with Laser Genesis before commercialization.
  • Performing early fat transfers for the Brazilian Butt Lift.
  • Being among the first in the US to perform the Vampire facelift.
  • Inventing the RioLift, a 3D facial rejuvenation technique.
  • Learning fat processing and injection techniques for joint revitalization.

He currently collaborates with the Ageless Regenerative Group on studies for treating joint problems, asthma, diabetes, and ED.

A Trusted Authority in Cosmetic Medicine

Dr. Riopelle’s expertise is sought by leading companies like Thermage and Zeltiq (CoolSculpting) as a research consultant. He actively participates in renowned medical societies, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery.

His knowledge extends beyond aesthetics, encompassing preventive medicine and anti-aging, allowing him to treat the skin holistically. This expertise is further enriched by his wife, Donna, who is board-certified in anti-aging.

Beyond the Scalpel: Author, Speaker, and Advocate

Dr. Riopelle’s contributions extend beyond the clinic. He has authored a book and numerous articles, appeared in over 50 videos, and been featured on television and radio programs like CBS News, the Fabulous U Magazine TV show, and Don Blue’s radio program. His childhood acting experience in films like “Economics in Action” and “Spanish in Action” honed his communication skills, allowing him to connect with audiences effectively.

Dr. Riopelle’s fluency in Spanish enables him to cater to Spanish-speaking patients. Additionally, his commitment to social responsibility is evident in his board membership of The Mastermind Group, promoting high-quality, cutting-edge medicine, and his pro-bono work at Shepherd’s Gate, a shelter for battered women. He also initiated an annual Halloween candy buyback program, promoting health in children while supporting the Blue Star Moms.

Dr. Jeffrey Riopelle is more than just a cosmetic surgeon; he is an innovator, communicator, and advocate dedicated to beauty, wellness, and community.

About Donna Riopelle
Nurse Practitioner

A Healthcare Leader and Advocate for Wellness

A Journey of Dedication and Innovation

Born and raised in Southern California, Donna Riopelle’s passion for healthcare and wellness has led her on a remarkable journey of continuous learning and service. From graduating valedictorian at Mater Dei High School in 1976 to pursuing a doctorate program at Samuel Merritt University, Donna has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation.

A Foundation in Nursing and Clinical Expertise

Donna’s educational background is a testament to her dedication to patient care. She earned a Bachelor’s in Nursing with honors from Cal State University, Long Beach, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing and Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner from UCLA. This strong foundation in nursing, coupled with over twenty-five years of clinical experience working with diverse physicians and specialties, has equipped Donna with a comprehensive understanding of healthcare.

Expanding Horizons: Anti-Aging and Nutritional Medicine

Recognizing the growing importance of preventative medicine and holistic wellness, Donna furthered her expertise by completing a Master of Science in Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida Medical School and obtaining Board Certification in Anti-Aging in 2013. This additional knowledge allows her to address the root causes of health concerns and promote optimal well-being through personalized strategies.

Continuing Education: A Commitment to Growth

Donna’s dedication to lifelong learning is evident in her pursuit of a doctorate program at Samuel Merritt University, California, with an expected graduation in 2017. This continuous pursuit of knowledge ensures she remains at the forefront of healthcare advancements, allowing her to provide patients with the most current and effective treatments.

Beyond the Clinic: A Focus on Wellness and Community

Donna’s passion for health extends beyond the clinical setting. She actively promotes wellness through various initiatives, including:

  • Collaborating with her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Riopelle, in their cosmetic surgery practice, offering a holistic approach to aesthetics that integrates anti-aging principles.
  • Engaging in public speaking engagements, sharing her knowledge and expertise on anti-aging and nutritional medicine.
  • Actively participating in professional organizations, contributing to the advancement of healthcare practices.

Donna Riopelle represents the embodiment of a dedicated healthcare professional, constantly striving to improve her knowledge and skills to better serve her patients and community. Her unwavering commitment to wellness and innovation serves as an inspiration to all.