Curriculum Vitae

Work History

Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery/ Lombardo Surgical, Inc.
Cosmetic Surgeon & General Surgeon
Rancho Mirage, CA
October 2009 - present

Fragen Cosmetic Surgery Center
Cosmetic Surgeon
Palm Springs, CA
2008 – October 2009

Desert Regional Medical Center
General & Cosmetic Surgeon
Palm Springs, CA
2008-2017, 2019- 2020

JFK Memorial Hospital
General Surgery
Indo, CA

Lombardo CVWeekly award

Maria Lombardo, DO, FACOS

Rockford Memorial Hospital
Trauma Surgeon
Rockford, IL

Metropolitan MD
General and Cosmetic Surgeon
Glenview, IL


Midwestern University
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Downers Grove, IL
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Minor in Chemistry
August 1997

DePaul University
Chicago, IL
Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art

University of Illinois
Champaign/Urbana, IL

Post Graduate Training

Dr. Robert Jackson
Marion and Indianapolis, IN
Fellowship: Cosmetic Surgery
July 2006-June 2007

Midwestern University-St. James
Olympia Fields, IL
Residency: Department of General Surgery
June 2002-June 2006

Midwestern University-St. James
Olympia Fields, IL
June 2001-June 2002


“Top 12 Most Interesting and Influential Women in Coachella Valley” CV Weekly News 2016
Inducted as Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons November 2013
Nominated for Robert C. Irwin Resident Research Award, October 2006


  • A Combination Technique for Resection of Redundant Scrotal SkinThe American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery June 2010, peer reviewed.
  • Investigator in Erchonia Low-level Laser study evaluating topical vs. oral niacin administration in conjunction with laser application for body contouring. 2006
  • Infective sinusitis of the trauma patient in the ICU. Literature review completed July 2003. Study design and protocol IRB approved August 2003. Case Report completed July 2004. Data collection through July 2005. Final paper submitted June 2006. Nominated for Robert C. Irwin Award October 2007.
  • MRI pixel intensity research project correlating to palpated somatic dysfunction of the cervical spine. Project designed in 1998, data gathered in 1998-1999, abstract published in JAOA August 2000 and research poster presented at the national AOA convention in October 2000.


  • WiCS AACS Discussion Leader New Orleans, 2024
  • “NAC Suturing Technique” CACS San Diego, 2023
  • Virtual Residents Forum AACS Presenter, Jan 2021
  • AACS Body Surgery Panel Moderator, Rosen Shingle Creek, FL 2019
  • “Fillers: Off Label, Off Face – Updated” CACS, San Diego 2019
  • “Fillers: Off Label, Off Face” CACS, Los Angeles 2018
  • “Practice Metrics & Data Analysis to Know the Health of Your Practice”, AACS, Las Vegas, 2018
  • AACS Panel Moderator, Las Vegas, 2018
  • “Keep your cell phone out of your bra!” AACS, Las Vegas, 2018
  • “What happens After Massive Weight Loss? – Available Procedures”, Bariatric Support Group, Eisenhower Hospital, Rancho Mirage, CA March 2016
  • “Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) a case presentation and literature review -update” AACS Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, Jan 2015
  • CACS Panel Moderator, Santa Monica October 2015
  • “The hCG diet” Seminar on nutrition and the hCG diet, Rancho Mirage, Jan 2014
  • “Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL): A case presentation and historical review” AACS Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, Jan 2013
  • “Paleo Cooking Demonstration”, Desert Crossfit Gym, Jan & July 2012, Feb & July 2013, March 14
  • “What to expect after Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss”, Bariatric Support Group, Palm Springs, CA May 2010
  • Nutrition 101: Understanding Human Nutrition, Palm Springs, CA February 2010
  • “Small Volume Breast Reduction to Accomplish a Lift” AACS Annual Scientific Meeting, Phoenix, AZ January 2007
  • Faculty Member: Live Breast Surgery Workshop, Marion, IN September 2006

Professional Organizations

  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
    2010 – present

    • Board of Trustees Member
      2016 – present
    • Oral Board Examiner
      2012 – present
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
    2006 – present

    • Member Conference Planning Committee
      2017, 2024
    • Member Judicial Advisory Council
  • California Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
    2007 – present

    • Past President
    • President
      2017 – 2019
    • President Elect
    • Executive Board Secretary
      2015 - 2016
    • Board of Trustees Member
      2014 – 2020
  • Women in Cosmetic Surgery Member
    2020 - present
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
    2002 – present

    • Member In-depth Review Committee
  • American Osteopathic Association
    1997 – present
  • American Medical Association, practice specialty: Cosmetic Surgery
    2013 – present
  • Student Osteopathic Medical Association
    1997 – 2001


Diplomate of the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons, 2007, Recertification 2016
Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgeons, 2010, Recertification 2020
Diplomate of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, 2015


General Surgery


General Cosmetic Surgery


  • Illinois 125-043357
  • Indiana 02003081A
  • California 20A 10320

Special Interests:

“Sculpting for Surgeons” course, Boulder, CO 2019
Partners with Living Free Animal Sanctuary in Fundraising Events 2015 – present
Partners with Martha’s Village and Kitchen in Fundraising Events 2016 - present
Surgical Mission Team, Elais Santina Hospital, Santo Domingo, DR -- 2007

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