About Jennifer Keagle
Dr. Keagle's connection to Southern California actually began in Chicago, where she earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Northwestern University — and met her husband, a Los Angeles native. From there, she began ten years of postgraduate training, including residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). While at UCSF, Dr. Keagle studied the basic science and biology behind scar and wound healing in a two-year research fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health. The scene then changed to Westwood, where she was selected for the Craniofacial Fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, dedicated to helping children and adults with cleft lip and palate deformities. The UCLA fellowship gave Dr. Keagle uncommonly precise knowledge of how the facial appearance is affected by surgical procedures. Working under the tutelage of Dr. Henry Kawamoto, she was only the third woman among more than two-dozen fellows in the program’s history to gain this intensive training and experience operating on the facial bones, soft tissue and skin. Following her work at UCLA, Dr. Keagle became an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she performed surgeries, taught fellows, residents and medical students, and received a Seattle Children’s Hospital grant for basic science research. Then in 2008, she and her family moved back to Southern California to be closer to family.