Richard D. Zeph M.D., F.A.C.S.

Richard D. Zeph M.D., F.A.C.S.

An experienced, double board certified specialist.

In 1975, Dr. Zeph received an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Indiana University. After obtaining his Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1979, he completed two years of training in general surgery at Loyola University Hospital in Chicago. He spent three years as a resident in Head and Neck Surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center, and completed an additional year of fellowship training in facial plastic surgery in Portland, Oregon and New Orleans, Louisiana through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

In 1985, Dr. Zeph received his board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. He also accepted an academic appointment at the Indiana University School of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, a position he still holds. In 1992, he received his board certification for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Zeph is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He maintains surgical privileges at Indiana University Health, St. Vincent, and Riverview hospitals. In a survey of his peers conducted by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, he was named one of the top doctors in Indianapolis for rhinoplasty (nasal surgery). He has taught other physicians and has spoken at numerous professional association meetings, classes and symposiums across the United States and Canada.

  • Val Petrisin
    Val Petrisin
    Medical Office Assistant

    Val is a native of Indiana and is married with one son. She joined Zeph Cosmetic Surgery in May of 1989 starting as a receptionist and working her way up to Medical Office Assistant. 

    If you are a patient of Dr. Zeph’s, then you know that she brings a high level of energy to our office. She assists Dr. Zeph in the rooms during patient visits, fillers, and injectables. Val is also a trained Coolsculpting technician and provides assessments and treatments to our patients. She assists with patient care and collaborates with the office to maintain an efficient office flow. Val is readily available to assist patients at any time, and happy to answer questions regarding procedures and post-operative care.

    She strives to make every patient’s experience the best it can be.

  • Jan Talmage
    Jan Talmage
    Business Administrator

    Jan was raised in New Jersey, but now calls Indiana home. She joined Zeph Cosmetic Surgery in February 1993. If you are currently a patient of Dr. Zeph’s, then you have already met her and know her well. Jan is our surgery scheduler and can answer any question that comes her way regarding the logistics of surgery. Her expertise in insurance verification, pre-certification, and deductibles makes her a valuable addition to our team. She also has experience as a marketing and sales coordinator and helps the office function efficiently. Jan is a trained Coolsculpting technician and provides assessments and treatments to our patients. Rest assured that she will go out of her way to make your experience as easy and pleasant as possible.

  • Debbie Graber, LE--Licensed Medical Aesthetician
    Debbie Graber, LE--Licensed Medical Aesthetician
    Licensed Medical Aesthetician

    Debbie joined our practice in October 2014.   Debbie brings 26 years of experience in aesthetics to our office. Her certifications include skin peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, Intense Pulse Light (IPL), laser hair removal and her new favorite micro-needling!  This field is constantly evolving and she loves finding new treatments that will help you feel your best. Schedule an appointment with Debbie today and she will customize a plan to keep your skin in great shape!

  • Jenny Horn
    Jenny Horn
    Receptionist

    Jenny was hired in April of 2017. Jenny is our receptionist and will greet you at our Front Desk. She schedules and checks-in/checks out patients, prepares charts, office filing and fields phone calls. When Jenny isn’t assisting patients at Dr. Zeph’s office she enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters.

  • Linda Adams, LE--Licensed Medical Aesthetician
    Linda Adams, LE--Licensed Medical Aesthetician
    Licensed Medical Aesthetician

    Linda joined our practice in June of 2015.  Linda has worked in medical esthetics since 1984, primarily working with both Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists. Her expertise is quite broad but Linda’s specialty focuses on reversing and preventing sun damage for the face and body.  Services include: Microdermabrasion, IPL, Dermaplaning, medical grade chemical peels, superficial chemical peels, and Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).  In addition to medical esthetics she also provides customized facials, European facials and Pressure Point (deep tissue) facials and a variety of other anti-aging treatments.

    “With so many treatments and products on the market it can be overwhelming to know what is the right skin care regime.  I enjoy helping and educating my patients on the best products and treatments for their skin care needs.”  “Usually after just a few treatments my patients are pleased with the results and surprised with how their family and friends notice their healthier and younger looking skin.”

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    – Bill N.