Ryan B. Tsujimura, M.D.
While studying at the University of Washington in Seattle, Ryan Tsujimura graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology and went on to finish at the top of his class in medical school.
Dr. Tsujimura initiated his postgraduate training at the Oregon Health Sciences University (University of Oregon) in Portland, Oregon where he did his internship in General Surgery. He then moved to Phoenix where he finished his residency in General Surgery. During this time he became Chief Resident of the Burn Unit and then Chief Resident of Surgery in his last year of training.
He was given various awards during his training, but the most meaningful was the distinction made by the Chairman of Surgery/Program Director and Mentor: “I’ve been training surgeons for over a decade, nd you’re the best surgeon I’ve been fortunate enough to train.”
After becoming certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tsujimura took an Attending Trauma Surgeon at Maricopa County Hospital. This gave him the opportunity to “give back” to the community and to teach future surgeons. During this time, he also entered practice and joined the staff of the Scottsdale Healthcare System performing general and vascular operations.
In the continued pursuit to perfect his skills, Dr. Tsujimura entered a fully accredited Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery program at the University of Tennessee. Before becoming Administrative Chief Resident, he published and lectured on various topics in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Following his extensive training and surgical experiences around the country, he returned to his home in Arizona and rejoined the medical staff of the Scottsdale Healthcare System. Now certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he resumed practice performing exclusively Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. His attention to detail allowed his Aesthetic surgery to flourish, while his experience has made him the surgeon who receives the most complex reconstructive and reoperative problems. Dr. Tsujimura has been elected to the Arizona Physician’s Honor Society, The Maricopa Medical Society, The Scottsdale Plastic Surgery Society, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is listed in”America’s Top Surgeons.” Believing that one’s surgical skill should never be static, he continues to acquire new techniques to keep him on the “cutting edge.”
From the tradition and honor of his Japanese American background, a culture in which the pursuit of perfection and refinement of beauty is both an art and way of life, he has applied that same traditional value and discipline to his surgical career. Dr. Tsujimura has honed his surgical skills for over a decade and attained “both the precision of a surgeon and the vision of an artist.” He is committed to helping patients achieve the same refinement of beauty and stride to perfection that his culture embraces.