Jeffrey Riopelle, MD

Smart Weight Loss | Dr. Jeffrey RiopelleDr. Jeffrey Riopelle was born in San Francisco, California.  He attended medical school at UC Irvine, graduating in the top 15% of his class, and did his residency training in Ventura, part of the esteemed UCLA residency system.  Dr Riopelle has practiced cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dermatology in San Ramon since 2001. 

Cosmetic surgery is both an art and a science.   The Riopelle family is filled with well-known artistic and creative people including famous French Canadian artist Jean Paul Riopelle, famous singer- song writer Jerry Riopelle, and famous inventor Fleming Riopelle (Dr Riopelle’s grandfather), inventor of the first automobile air conditioner.   Dr Riopelle became a cosmetic surgeon in order to be able to combine his talents in both the arts and the sciences.  For example when doing liposuction he carefully sculpts each individual as if working to create a fine masterpiece.

Dr Riopelle relates well to patients.  He is a great Listener.  He understands patient’s needs and desires and in turn creates the optimal treatments for them.  In fact Dr Riopelle was featured in Barry Lycka’s ground-breaking book Don’t Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon Without Me, in which Dr Lycka noted Dr Riopelle’s exceptional listening skills and patient rapport.

Donna Riopelle, RN, ARNP, FNP

Smart Weight Loss | Donna Riopelle, RN, ARNP, FNPDonna Riopelle was born in Southern California and grew up in Huntington Beach. She attended Mater Dei High School where she was Valedictorian of her class in 1976. She continued her education at Cal State University, Long Beach, obtaining a Bachelor’s in Nursing with Honors in 1984.

Donna continued her education at UCLA earning a Master of Science in Nursing and Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in 1987. She has worked with multiple physicians and specialties over her twenty-five years of clinical experience.

More recently in 2013, she completed a Master of Science in Regenerative and Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida Medical School, obtaining Board Certification in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Most recent to broaden her knowledge, Donna is pursuing a doctorate program at Samuel Merritt University, CA, with sights to graduate in 2017.