Judith B. Zacher, MD, FACS - Rancho Mirage, CA - Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon

Judith B. Zacher, MD, FACS

Dr. Zacher combines surgical experience and medical expertise with an artistic sensibility in order to provide the best care for her patients.  Over the years, both in her own private practice and as a clinical assistant professor of surgery, Dr. Zacher has performed thousands of procedures and has seen a wide variety of patients.  Several medical journals have published articles authored by Dr. Zacher, and she keeps herself up-to-date on the latest developments in her field.  Dr. Zacher finds her work very rewarding, especially when she is able to use her knowledge to help women understand their options — and then use her skills to achieve the desired results.

After getting her medical degree and working for much of her career in Ohio, Dr. Zacher returned to Southern California in 1994, and she now enjoys being part of the Palm Desert community.  An accomplished pianist herself, Dr. Zacher promotes music education in local schools by serving on the board for the Steinway Society, and also serves on the board of the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition.

Education & Training

  • B.A. – University of California, Riverside 1966
  • M.D. – The Ohio State University 1970
  • Internship – Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 1970-71
  • Surgical Residency – Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 1971-74
  • Chief Surgical Resident – Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 1974-75
  • Plastic Surgery Residency – The Ohio State University 1975-77


  • American Board of Surgery 1977
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 1978


  • American Society of Plastic and Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S)

Our Team

We bring years of experience and a high level of skill to our practice. Patients know we follow through with consistency and integrity, and we value their trust. We share Dr. Zacher’s love for helping patients and strive to create a positive experience for each individual we see.  We look forward to meeting with you and taking care of your plastic and reconstructive needs.

Mary Sakemi, Receptionist and Accounts Payable

As our receptionist, Mary will greet you when you visit us and answer any questions you may have about our policies. Patients appreciate Mary for her ability to put them at ease and help them feel comfortable in our office. With her caring approach, Mary greatly adds to the warmth and comfort of our office.

Mary has lived in Coachella Valley most of her life and has raised her two sons here.