Dr. Michael Cerni is an Allergan certified Master Injector. Dr. Cerni is highly skilled in state of the art techniques for the application of dermal fillers and neuromodulators used for facial rejuvenation. As the founder and Medical Director of Physicians Center for Renewal Dr. Cerni was been nominated by the Orange County Business Journal as one of the top Family Owned Businesses. Presently, Physicians Center For Renewal has locations in Newport Beach and Laguna Niguel. Dr. Cerni received a Bachelor of Science degree from Youngstown State University graduating on the dean’s list with a Biology major and Chemistry minor. He received his postgraduate degree from The College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines Iowa. A Family Practice Physician in Southern California for thirty-five years, he was the founder and medical director for Primary Care Associates, a multi-physician multi-specialty group practice and its subsidiary New Dimension Weight Management Center, an innovative disciplined approach for nutrition and healthy lifestyle. During that time he was privileged to serve as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine for the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and as a Preceptor for students, externs and interns from a wide range of medical disciplines. He was a partner and sat on the Board of Directors for Care Medical Group, an independent physician Association representing over one hundred doctors, overseeing operations, risk management, quality assurance and finances until the eventual sale of the corporation. He was also a founding partner for Pro Care Medical, and practice management consultant for CareMore Medical Group, both large Southern California medical management services organizations. Dr. Cerni has been on the staff of St Jude Medical Center, Whittier Hospital and Brea Community Hospital. Long time residents of Laguna Niguel, California Dr. Cerni and wife Zara have played active roles in the community and charitable organizations. Dr. Cerni served on the Board of Directors of Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center Foundation, Mission Hospital’s CEO Council, and previously sat on the Board of Directors for The Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley and its steering committee. At the request of and in collaboration with Superior Court judges Dr. Cerni lectures on nutrition and related topics for the Orange County Community Courts Foundation as well as Valiant women and Women of Chapman.
He is an active member of:
- The American Osteopathic Association,
- Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
- American College of Family Physicians of California
- Orange County Medical Society
His special interests include medical aesthetics, biomechanics, preventative medicine, and nutrition, being the first physician in Southern California to be certified in anti-inflammatory nutrition by the non-profit Inflammation Research Foundation.
He recently completed work on his first novel, God’s Favorites.