Stacey E. Whitehead, M.D.

Dr. Whitehead earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and her medical degree from University of Iowa College of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery residency at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She joined Physician’s Clinic Council Bluffs as a general surgeon in 2003. Dr. Whitehead continued in Council Bluffs Surgical Associates from 2005-2012 adding clinic based aesthetic treatments to her general surgery practice in 2008. In 2012, CB Skin Secrets was started as a sole proprietorship when Dr. Whitehead “retired” from General Surgery. She fills in at the Advanced Wound Center at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, however.

Dr. Whitehead is board certified in General Surgery and has undergone additional training and education in the physics of laser and light for aesthetic applications from Sciton and Medical Laser Dynamics. She has completed advanced training in use of Botox, Jeuveau, multiple fillers like Revanesse Versa Lips and Juvederm family of fillers, PRP, PDO lifts and rejuvenating treatments, Morpheus8 including Resurfacing and Brand New Body modalities, thermiTight, thermiVa and was a clinical investigator with the studies on thermiSmooth gaining FDA approval for that treatment in the temporary reduction of cellulite and soft tissue pain reduction.

Dr. Whitehead was part of the first group of physicians in the United States to be trained in the use of SPYDR lift for rejuvenating multiple body areas in a clinic setting.

Products used, recommended and sold are specifically chosen and all (minimally as well as many non) invasive procedures are performed by Dr. Whitehead herself. If patients have any concerns, critiques or questions, they are invited to share them with Dr. Whitehead directly and openly. A true partnership in attaining your aesthetic goals and creating a maintenance skincare regimen which works well for each patient is a founding principle at CB Skin Secrets.

She and her husband have two children.



  • Double B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa 1989-1993, Summa Cum Laude
  • M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 1993- 1997
  • Postgraduate Research Assistant, Autosomal Dominant Non-Syndromic Hearing Loss in a Large Kindred Dr. R. J. H. Smith, Dept. of Molecular Otolaryngology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA June 1997 – May 1998


  • General Surgery Saint Joseph Hospital Denver, Colorado 1998-2003


  • Whitehead, Stacey and Peter Jochimsen. “Contour Conserving Surgery For Breast Cancer After Augmentation Mammoplasty.” Surgical Rounds March 1999: 134-140.
  • Whitehead, Stacey and George Peters. “Medical Error and Mammography.” American College of Surgeons, Colorado Chapter Meeting, Breckenridge, CO, June 2000.
  • Whitehead, Stacey and George Peters. “Medical Error and Mammography.” Southwestern Surgical Conference, Cancun, Mexico, April 2001.
  • Whitehead, Stacey, Michael Fenoglio, and Erik Ratzer. “The Importance of Preoperative Imaging for Patients with ITP Prior to Laparoscopic Splenectomy” The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Conference, New York, NY, Dec 2001.