Bovey Zhu, MD

Facial plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon

Dr. Bovey Zhu is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in procedures of the head and neck. He performs rhinoplasty, face-lifts and noninvasive facial rejuvenation techniques, such as Botox injections and dermal fillers. He also performs facial reanimation to correct facial paralysis, facial feminization surgery and reconstruction of facial defects after injury or surgery for cancer.

Zhu's current research investigates using various facial reconstructive techniques — ranging from skin grafts to tissue transfer from other body areas — to achieve a closer match with an individual patient's skin color .

After earning a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Zhu completed his medical degree at New York University. He then completed a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at UCSF.

Zhu belongs to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as well as American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In his free time, he enjoys running, tennis and photography.


Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2320 Sutter St., Suite 102
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9500
Fax: (415) 885-7785

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885–7528
Fax: (415) 885–7711

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More about Bovey Zhu


United States Military Academy 2008
New York University School of Medicine 2012


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2017


UCSF, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Zhu BZ, Bishop JA, Chien WW.. A case of allergic fungal otomastoiditis with aural polyps. Otolaryngology Case Reports. 2017; 2:4-6.
  2. Zhu BZ, Saleh J, Isgrig KT, Cunningham LL, Chien WW. Hearing Loss after Round Window Surgery in Mice Is due to Middle Ear Effusion. Audiol Neurootol. 2016; 21(6):356-364.
  3. Sand JP, Zhu BZ, Desai SC. Surgical Anatomy of the Eyelids. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2016 May; 24(2):89-95.
  4. Wang G, Kim RY, Imhof I, Honbo N, Luk FS, Li K, Kumar N, Zhu BQ, Eberlé D, Ching D, Karliner JS, Raffai RL. The immunosuppressant FTY720 prolongs survival in a mouse model of diet-induced coronary atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2014 Feb; 63(2):132-143.
  5. Cosetti MK, Friedmann DR, Zhu BZ, Heman-Ackah SE, Fang Y, Keller RG, Shapiro WH, Roland JT, Waltzman SB. The effects of residual hearing in traditional cochlear implant candidates after implantation with a conventional electrode. Otol Neurotol. 2013 Apr; 34(3):516-21.

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