Marina del Rey, CA - May 6, 2013 - Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Marina Plastic Surgery (www.marinaplasticsurgery.com), Los Angeles, received a RealSelf 100 Award for commitment to patient education through social media. Only 100 physicians out of more than 5,000 board certified specialists are recognized as a top social media influencer. RealSelf, the world's largest consumer source for cosmetic surgery information, gave the award to Dr. Stevens to recognize his commitment to ensuring millions of consumers get access to expert information about cosmetic procedures, treatments and aesthetic concerns.
By volunteering significant time responding to the thousands of questions asked each month by RealSelf visitors, Dr. Stevens, who has five stars on the site, helps prospective patients from all over the world make confident decisions about cosmetic surgery and medicine.
"By routinely posting helpful answers and information for consumers, the RealSelf 100 doctors are setting the standard by which patients and physicians can engage thoughtfully on the social web without creating patient-doctor relationships," said RealSelf CEO Tom Seery. "We looked at our data and found that each RealSelf 100 doctor is building up a large base of fans and followers, which leads to significant inbound interest in their practices. That's the power of social media and engagement with consumers."
"I am delighted to receive this award," said Dr. Stevens. "RealSelf noted my strong, ongoing commitment to patient education through the web and social media. We are proud of being an early adopter, beginning this web-based educational outreach as early as 1996."
W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, serves as the medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates in Marina del Rey, CA. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and The International College of Surgeons. Dr. Stevens is a Professor of Surgery at USC Division of Plastic Surgery and the Director of the USC-Marina del Rey Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, on the editorial board of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal and on the board of directors of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Stevens was recognized by his peers as one of America's Best Physicians in "The Guide to Top Doctors." He is past chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery. He has received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California. He is an approved traveling professor for both the American and International Societies for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Stevens has performed surgery on patients from all 50 states and 63 foreign countries.
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