The 5th annual Daytime Beauty Awards have revealed their 2023 honorees.
Dr. Ben Talei will be honored with Outstanding Achievement in Medicine. He will accept the award at the October 1st ceremony in Los Angeles.
The Daytime Beauty Awards and its sister show, Hollywood Beauty Awards have honored many notable surgeons and doctors in the past, including: Dr. Steven Zeitels, Dr. Tess Mauricio, Dr. Stafford Broumand, Dr. Jason Champagne, Dr. Rady Rahban, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Dr. Mariana Vergara and more.
Last year, Tony Danza presented to his friend and surgeon Dr. Robert Klapper.
An honoree luncheon ceremony, the Daytime Beauty Awards recognizes science behind beauty and spotlights health and wellness professionals in the fields of medicine, health and fitness, aesthetics, skincare, color and styling, CBD & cannabis, beauty innovation and more.
Meet the fellow honorees here.
A native of California, Dr. Talei graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in physiological sciences, receiving both college and departmental honors. While studying at the University of Menedez Pelayo in Spain, Dr. Talei worked for the Sisterhood of Blood Donors and the Red Cross promoting blood donations in Andalucia, Spain.
He then received his medical degree at one of the nation’s top medical schools – University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD). Dr. Talei was nominated to the Gold Humanism Honor Society after having donated immense amounts of time and energy to the free clinic in San Diego, along with other charitable foundations.
Dr. Talei then completed his residency training in head & neck surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, Cornell University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital. There, he worked with some of the most prominent facial plastic surgeons, including his primary mentor Dr. Steven Pearlman. Dr. Talei then served as chief in his residency at Columbia University and Cornell University. He also served as a fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Following his residency training, Dr. Talei became one of the unique group of surgeons in the country to complete two separate fellowships in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. First, he completed one of the most revered and prestigious fellowships in the country at the New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery. Simultaneously, he offered his skills and training while serving as voluntary staff and teacher for the resident head and neck surgeons at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Dr. Talei then furthered his training with Dr. Milton Waner at the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York, a part of Lenox Hill and Manhattan Ear, Eyes and Throat Hospitals. There he treated the most rare and devastating vascular birthmarks and congenital anomalies while refining his techniques in pediatric facial plastic surgery. Dr. Talei is dual board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Following his pursuit to educate growing surgeons, Dr. Talei has become an International Professor for facial plastic surgery for the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico which is one of the top plastic surgery training programs in the country along with a rich history of education. Surgeons from all around the world visit the Beverly Hills Center on a weekly basis to learn Dr. Talei’s techniques. Integrated fully into the Beverly Hills community, Dr. Talei is a member of the Beverly Hills Health & Wellness Committee. Dr. Talei is also the Advisory Chair for the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA).