We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you as a patient and to thank you for choosing New Body MD Surgical Centers and Med Spa serving Stockton and Northern California. It is our goal to assist you with all of your cosmetic and plastic surgery needs. We wish to make not only your initial visit, but also your total experience as pleasant as possible. We are a complete plastic surgery practice devoted to rejuvenating and enhancing your natural beauty using state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, natural results that make you look better and feel more confident about your appearance!
Meet Dr. John Burnett
Dr. John Burnett grew up in Bakersfield, California and has been in practice in Fresno for over 25 years. He has built a trusted reputation as the area’s most caring and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Burnett believes looking good and feeling good are closely connected. He will listen to your concerns and will help you discover the many surgical and nonsurgical options available to help you reach your beauty potential.
After graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in business, Dr. Burnett attended the University of California, Davis for his pre-med studies. His first two years of medical school were in Mexico where he quickly learned the language and to this day is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Burnett transferred to the Medical College of Virginia and completed his medical degree in 1980.
Surgery was of particular interest to Dr. Burnett. Following the completion of a general surgery residency in Fresno, California, Dr. Burnett spent two years at Southern Illinois University training under Dr. Elvin Zook in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. After completing his training, Dr. Burnett returned to Fresno and has been practicing since 1988. As a Board-Certified General and Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Burnett’s practice includes reconstructive, cosmetic and hand surgery. In addition, he offers an array of non-surgical treatments including injectables and laser treatments.
Personal and Community Involvement
Dr. Burnett is a car and sports enthusiast and speed is of no concern to him. In the summer you can find him competing in time trials in his sand dragster and in the winter you will find him racing down the mountain side at our local ski resort. Restoring old cars is also a passion of Dr. Burnett’s as well as partaking in all of the local car shows and exhibits. Golf is another favorite past-time of Dr. Burnett’s and he’s always proud to boast his 10 (?) handicap with his patients.
Giving back to his patients and others is of great importance to Dr. Burnett. Over the course of his time practicing, Dr. Burnett saw firsthand the intense financial and emotional struggles of single mothers undergoing cancer treatment. Out of his concern and desire to assist these women, Dr. Burnett founded Mighty Moms Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides resources and financial assistance for women struggling to maintain their households during this very difficult time.
Meet Dr. Javad Tavassoli
Dr. Tavassoli is a cosmetic surgeon who has been practicing cosmetic and Aesthetic surgery in California since 2010. He has focused most of his practice on Breast and Body Aesthetics, having operated on thousands of patients with a particular concentration on Liposuction-based procedures and body-contouring. Dr. Tavassoli is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship-trained in Cosmetic Surgery through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
After completing medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, he completed residency in General Surgery at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He completed a dedicated fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery in Southern California. Dr. Tavassoli is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and serves of the Board of Trustees for the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Meet Dr. Kimberly Cockerham
- Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology 1993, 2003, 2013
- Fellowship-trained in cosmetic, laser and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyelids, and eye muscles
- Fellowship-trained in neuro-ophthalmology and orbital disease
- Decorated Veteran: National Service Ribbon, two Superior Unit Awards, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal
- Honored clinician and surgeon: Who’s Who in American Women, Lifetime Achievement, Who’s Who in Medicine, Best Doctors in America, two UCSF Star Awards for Excellence, American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, Senior Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award and a Special Recognition Award
- Founder of Let’s Face It Together Foundation that provides medical and surgical care for patients without the financial means to address their facial disfigurement and dysfunction
- Chief of Oculofacial Plastics, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
- Chief of Oculofacial Plastics, University of California, San Francisco
- Founder, Let’s Face It Together Foundation
“ I look forward to meeting you. I am committed to providing you with the most advanced and least invasive medical therapeutics, laser and surgical approaches to address your concerns. Communication is very important to the success of our relationship. Please text, call or email me directly whenever you have a concern. I want to exceed your expectations. Over the last two decades, I have had the privilege to care for so many wonderful people. I continue to learn every day from my patients and their families, through my teaching, and every minute of my collaborative research with amazing colleagues.”
– Dr Cockerham
Meet Dr. Millicent Odunze - Geers
Dr. Odunze’s warm and caring personality inspires trust and confidence in her patients. A distinction of Dr. Odunze is her ability to put her patients at ease and to provide them with information in an easy-to-understand manner.Dr. Odunze has never settled for less than the best, whether it comes to her patients or her personal aspirations. Her tireless pursuit of academic excellence resulted in her acceptance into one of the nation’s finest universities, Harvard University.
After graduating from Harvard University with honors, her persistent endeavor for excellence continued as a medical student at Duke University School of Medicine, another distinguished educational institution. While attending medical school, she simultaneously earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ranked one of the best Public Health programs in the nation.
After medical school, Dr. Odunze completed a residency in plastic surgery at one of the premier plastic surgery training programs in the country, Northwestern University. After her residency, she trained alongside one of the world’s most renowned plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills. During this intensive one-year advanced aesthetic plastic surgery fellowship she honed her skills in the fine art of aesthetic plastic surgery.During her seven-year residency at Northwestern University, Dr. Millicent Odunze trained in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
In addition to her surgical training, she was active in clinical research and has presented several research projects at local and national medical conferences on the topics of wound healing, racial differences in facial aging patterns, and surgical treatment for localized chronic pain. Dr. Odunze has authored several scientific plastic surgery articles and has authored a chapter in a plastic surgery text. Additionally, she is the Guide for the Plastic Surgery site at About.com. As a volunteer plastic surgeon with Operation Smile, she uses her skills to help provide free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.