Our Doctor performs plastic surgery treatments to enhance the appearance of the face, breasts, body, and skin. He teaches medical students and surgical residents, in plastic surgery, at the Stanford University Plastic Surgery Training Programs. As an educator and practitioner, he is renowned for his friendly, compassionate manner and the exceptional quality of the results that he is able to provide. His education and training at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, and other prestigious institutions prepared our Medical Providers to provide outstanding care from the moment he first opened his practice in California. Now with over twenty years of experience as a San Jose and Bay Area plastic surgeon, he has become one of the leaders in his field.

Education And Training

our Medical Providers studied plastic surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, garnering national recognition for his research on skin healing and tissue vascularity. He was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa and Biochemistry Excellence Awards, among other distinctions.

After finishing his surgical internship and residency at Stanford University, our Medical Providers completed fellowships in plastic surgery at the Robbins Institute in Miami and in microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. He is committed to staying up-to-date with new technologies and techniques in order to provide his patients with the best possible results.

Certification And Membership

our Medical Providers is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the California Medical Board. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and of the volunteer clinical faculty, at Stanford University.

Personal Interests And Community Involvement

In his spare time our Medical Providers enjoys painting, drawing, and other creative activities. He has found that his passion for art and beauty helps him to visualize and achieve beautiful, naturallooking results for his plastic surgery patients.

Throughout his career, our Medical Providers has focused on giving back to the community and to those who are less fortunate from around the world. He has traveled to Bangladesh, Vietnam, Laos, and Mexico with Interplast, an organization that provides free cleft lip and cleft palate surgery to children whose families cannot afford the treatment. our Medical Providers also has an avid love of animals and has participated in life-saving surgeries for felines.

To discuss your plastic surgery goals with Our Doctor, we invite you to contact our practice today and schedule a consultation.

Howard S. Sutkin, MD, Facs – Curriculum Vitae


Medical School:
Univ. of Chicago 1985-1989
Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Doctor of Medicine (Honors)

State University of New York 1981-1985
Univ. Center at Binghamton
Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry

State University of New York 1980
Center at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York
Advanced Program in Engineering

Stanford University Hospital – Surgical Services 1989-1990
Stanford, California

General Surgery 1990-1992
Stanford University Hospital

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1992- 1995
Stanford University Hospital

Chief Residency
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1994-1995
Stanford University Hospital

Robbins Aesthetic Surgery Fellow – The Miami Heart Institute 1994
Miami, Florida

Clinical Fellow – The Harry Buncke Clinic 1993
Davies Medical Center – San Francisco, California

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • California Medical Board
  • Board Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • United States DEA
  • American Heart Association – Basic Life Support
  • American Heart Association – Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Laser Surgery Certified – Ultrapulse Co2, Pulsed Dye, and Q switched Nd: Yag
Community Service
  • Interplast Surgical Committee 1993-1995 Palo Alto, California
  • Interplast Volunteer Surgeon 1991 Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Interplast Volunteer Surgeon 1993 Dhaka City, Bangladesh
  • Interplast Volunteer Surgeon 1995 Saigon, Vietnam
  • Interplast Team Leader 1997 Surin, Thailand
Community Service
  • University Center at Binghamton Biophysical Laboratory 1982 – 1985 Director of Project H2 Dibenzamidyl Sulfonic Stilbene and Interaction with Band 3, The Anion Transport Protein in the Human RBC Membrane
  • University of Chicago Department of Surgery 1985 – 1987 Research Associate Skin Graft Survival – The Effect of Bacterial Presence in an in vitro Wound Model
  • New York University Department of Surgery 1985 Research Fellowship Transplantation of Musculocutaneous Allografts The Langerhan Cell Interaction
  • University of Chicago Department of Surgery 1988 Research Associate Effects of Aspirin on Platelet Adhesion in Arterial Microvascular Anastomosis
  • The Buncke Clinic – Davies Medical Center 1993 Clinical Fellow Microvascular Salvage in Foot and Ankle Trauma
  • Stanford University Medical Center 1994 Functional Deficit in Latissimus Dorsi Transplantation

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