About Bharat Kothakota, MD, MPH

Boutique Aesthetic Spa & Body Contouring Specialist located in Santa Monica, CA

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Bharat Kothakota, MD, MPH

Bharat Kothakota, MD, MPH, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician specializing in aesthetic injections and procedures. He is the medical director and primary provider at Self Care LA in Santa Monica, California, where he strives to perform procedures with the utmost safety and care while delivering exceptionally natural results.

Dr. Kothakota grew up in Washington, DC, before completing his undergraduate studies at Washington University (WashU or WUSTL) in St. Louis, Missouri.He then returned to the east coast to finish medical school at Howard University (Howard or HU) in Washington, DC.

After a residency in emergency medicine at Lincoln Medical Center in the South Bronx, New York City, Dr. Kothakota relocated to Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Kothakota changed his focus from emergency medicine to aesthetics after his wife asked him to perform her Botox injections. Since then, he has performed hundreds of procedures at Self Care LA and perfected his craft with additional training.

In addition to his role at Self Care LA, he is also the assistant medical director at Sollis, a concierge emergency room in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, California. 

At Self Care LA, Dr. Kothakota invites patients in for complimentary consultations and can customize treatments like Botox® and fillers, CoolSculpting, several microneedling procedures, and EvolveX by InMode®.

Dr. Kothakota has a master’s degree in public health and has spent substantial time in Kenya on a vaccination program. Outside of his work in health care, he enjoys spending free time with friends and family and traveling with his dog, Baxter.