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Stephen J. Ronan, MD FACS CV

Office Location:

Blackhawk Plastic Surgery
3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA 94506
925.736.5757 Office
925.736.5763 Fax

Board Certification:

American Board of Plastic Surgery
9/14/02

Fellowship:

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery
Medical College of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
7/99 – 6/01

Residency:

General Surgery
Department of Surgery
Medical College of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
7/96 – 6/99

Internship:

General Surgery
Department of Surgery
Medical College of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
7/95 – 6/96

Medical School:

Medical College of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
Degree: MD
8/91- 5/95

College:
University of California, at Davis
Davis, California
Degree: BS Physiology
8/86 – 6/91

Licensure:

Commonwealth of Virginia
July 1997 – Present

State of California
May 2000 – Present

State of Nevada
January 2014 – Present

Certification:

Advanced Burn Life Support
American Burn Association

Advanced Trauma Life Support
American College of Surgeons

Advanced Cardiac Life Support
American Heart Association’

Professional Association of Diving Instructors
Rescue Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver

Employment:

Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, A Medical Corporation, Inc.
Private Practice Plastic Surgery
President and Founder
Blackhawk, CA
March 2002 – Present

Blackhawk Surgery Center
Outpatient Surgical Center
Founder and Medical Director
Blackhawk, CA
2004 – Present

Cutera Clinic
Aesthetic Laser Research Center
President and Medical Director
Brisbane, CA
2012 – Present

Chief Surgical House Officer, Columbia Hospitals
Chippenham Medical Center
Johnston-Willis Medical Center
John Randolph Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia
August 1997 – June 2001

Professional Organizations

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Active Member
2005 – Present

American Society of Plastic Surgery
Active Member
2003 – Present

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
Active Member
2003 – Present

American College of Surgeons
Fellow
2003 – Present

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Active Member
2009 – Present

The Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation
Active member
2005 – Present

Plastic Surgery Education Foundation
Active member
2001 – Present

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Active Member
2003 – Present

California Medical Association
2001 – Present

American Medical Association
2001 – Present

Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
2001 – Present

American College of Surgeons
Associate Fellow
2001 – 2003

American College of Surgeons
Candidate Fellow
1999 – 2001

American Medical Association
Resident Physician Section
1995 – 2001

American Medical Student Association
1991 – 1995

Professional Organization Activities:

American Society of Plastic Surgery
Product Advisory Committee
2007 – Present

American Society of Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Sub Committee, In-Service Committee
2007 – Present

American Society of Plastic Surgery
Instructional Course Committee
2006 – Present

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Public Education Communications Committee
2006 – Present

American Society of Plastic Surgery
Scientific Program Evaluation Committee
2004 – 2007

American Society of Plastic Surgery
Young Plastic Surgeons Committee
2000 – 2005

American Society of Plastic Surgery
Device and Technique Assessment Committee
2001 – Present

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Ethics Committee
2004 – Present

Honorary Societies:

Maliniac Circle
American Society of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
Life member as of 2001

Heritage Foundation
Medical College of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Life member as of 2001

Hospital Appointments:

Blackhawk Surgery Center
Danville, CA
2005 – Present

San Joaquin General Hospital
French Camp, CA
2001 – Present
Chief of Plastic Surgery, 2001 – 2008

ValleyCare Medical Center
Pleasanton, CA
2012 – Present

Honors, Awards:

"Presidential Champion Level"‚Äč at Galderma (Highest Level) 2015

Aesthetics Everything
Voted Among the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America
2015

Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
In-service Exam 99th percentile
2002

Best of the Bay
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon
2010 and 2012

Best Doctors in East Bay
Best Plastic Surgeon
2012

Super Doctors San Francisco Bay Area
Selected for inclusion to the Super Doctors List
2012 and 2013

S Dawson Theogaraj Award
Plastic Surgery Scholastic Excellence
2000

Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
In-service Exam 94th percentile
2000

Top 5 score on Medical National Board Exam, selected to represent MCV at
the American College of Physicians Conference,
March 1994

A.D. Williams Research Fellowship
Richmond, VA
1992

EMT, Yolo Ambulance, ‘89 – ‘91, full-time while in college,
received Letter of Commendation from the California Highway Patrol and
from California Governor Pete Wilson for field duty

National/Regional Presentations:

Body Contouring after Morbid Obesity Surgery
Complications and Revelations in 259 Consecutive Cases
Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery
Orlando, Florida
June 2001

Minimally Invasive Approach to Familial Multiple Lipomatosis
American Society of Plastic Surgery
New Orleans, Louisiana
September 1999

Published in:

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic Surgical Forum
Annals of Surgical Oncology
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
Journal of Comparative Physiology A

Bibliography:

Walfre F, Amogh K, Ronan SJ, Grekin RC, McCalmont, TH. Hyperthermic injury
to adipocyte cells by selective heating of subcutaneous fat with a novel
radiofrequency device: Feasibility studies
. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2010, vol 42, Issue 5, 361-370.

Mehrhof AI, Ronan SJ, Pozez AL. Body contouring and incisional herniorraphy
in 259 patients after morbid obesity surgery. Prepared for Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery.

Ronan SJ, Bandak AZ. The pedicled radial forearm ‘free flap.’
Submitted to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Ronan SJ, Broderick T. Minimally invasive approach to Familial Multiple
Lipomatosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2000, 106(4), 878 – 880.

Ronan SJ, Broderick T. Minimally invasive approach to Familial Multiple
Lipomatosis. Plastic Surgical Forum. 1999, 22, 365 – 367.

Lipshy KA, Ronan SJ, Lawrence W Jr., et al. Complications of mastectomy
and their relationship to biopsy technique. Annals of Surgical Oncology.
1996, 3(3), 290 – 294.

Sillman AJ, Ronan SJ, Loew ER. Scanning electron microscopy and microspectrophotometry
of the photoreceptors of the Ictalurid catfish. Journal of Comparative
Physiology A. 1993, 173, 801 –807.

Sillman AJ, Ronan SJ, Loew ER. Histology and microspectrophotometry of
the photoreceptor of a crocodilian, Alligator mississippienis. Proceedings
of the Royal Society of London. 1991, 273, 93 – 98.

Sub-InvestigatorTruSculpt Feasibility StudyThe objectives of this study
are to evaluate the safety and assess the optimal treatment parameters
of the Cutera RF system in the delivery of thermal energy to the skin.

Research Studies:

Protocol # Role Protocol Title Study Objective:
C-11-TS02 Sub-Investigator TruSculpt Feasibility Study The objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and assess the
optimal treatment parameters of the Cutera RF system in the delivery of
thermal energy to the skin.
C-12-TS04 Principal Investigator The Thermal Effects of Radio Frequency Exposure in the Subcutaneous Fat Tissue The objective of this study is to evaluate the thermal and histological
changes observed in the subcutaneous tissue following RF exposure.
C-12-TS05 Principal Investigator The Cutera TruSculpt Device for Thigh Circumference Reduction The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the
Cutera RF system in the reduction of thigh circumference.
C-09-TF02 Principal Investigator Cutera TruForm™ Study This is a pilot study to evaluate the Cutera TruForm™ Radio-Frequency
System for reduction in size of localized areas of the body, including,
but not limited to, areas on the abdomen, leg, and arm.
C-11-TN01 Principal Investigator Titan II Phase I – Pilot Study of Cutera Titan II Device for Tissue
Tightening
The objective of this pilot study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety
of Titan II for reducing periorbital wrinkles and facial skin laxity of
the face and neck.
CTCS002 Principal Investigator Trusculpt Callisto: Thigh Circumference Reduction Study The purpose of this randomized multi-center study is to evaluate the Cutera
Callisto™ Radio-Frequency System for a new indication of the reduction
of thigh circumference.
C-12-TPS01 Sub-Investigator Pilot Investigation of Tattoo Removal with Cutera Picosecond Q-switched
Nd:YAG Laser
To demonstrate the safety, histological effects and efficacy of tattoo
removal with Cutera Picosecond Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064 and/or 532 nm lasers.
C-12-LPS02 Sub-Investigator Pilot Investigation of Cutera Picosecond Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser in the
Treatment of Benign Pigmented Lesions
To demonstrate the safety and efficacy of Cutera Picosecond Q-Switched
Nd:YAG 1064 and/or 532 nm lasers for the treatment of benign pigmented
lesions/pigmentation.
C-13-LPS03 Sub-Investigator Safety and Efficacy of Cutera Picosecond Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser in the
Treatment of Benign Pigmented Lesions
To demonstrate the safety and efficacy of Cutera Picosecond Q-Switched
Nd:YAG 1064 and/or 532 nm lasers for the treatment of benign pigmented lesions.
CCS001 Principal Investigator Cutera Calisto™ Handpiece Study The purpose of this dose-response study is to determine the safe and effective
parameters for heating fat cells through histological, visual, gross,
temperature and other evaluations of effects of various energy levels
on subcutaneous abdominal fat using the Cutera Calisto™ Radio-Frequency
Handpiece.
C-13-TPS04 Sub-Investigator Randomized, Split-tattoo Study comparing Safety and Efficacy of Picosecond
and Nanosecond Q-switched Nd:YAG Lasers for Tattoo Removal
The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of the
investigational device (Picosecond Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser) with the comparator
device (Nanosecond Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser) for tattoo removal.

Foreign Missions:

Operation Kids
Guatemala City, Guatemala
March 2014

Operation Kids
Guatemala City, Guatemala
March 2012

Operation Kids
Guatemala City, Guatemala
March 2010

Operation Kids
Guatemala City, Guatemala
March 2009

Operation Kids
Guatemala City, Guatemala
March 2007

Operation Kids
Guatemala City, Guatemala
February 2006

Operation Kids
Guatemala City, Guatemala
March 2005

Operation Kids
Guatemala City, Guatemala
February 2004

Operation Kids
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Relief mission, operated on children with cleft lips/palates, burns, congenital
anomalies, etc.
February 2001

Operation Kids
Relief mission, operated on children with cleft lips/palates, burns, congenital
anomalies, hand injuries, etc.
Guatemala City, Guatemala
March 2000

Service Organizations:

San Francisco 49ers Foundation
Director
2006 – 2011

Rotary International
Tri-Valley Club
President 2003-2004
President-Elect 2002-2003
Past-President 2004-2005
Foundation Chair 2004-2005
International Chair 2005-2007
Charter Member

Operation Kids
Plastic Surgery Medical Relief Organization
Director
2004 – Present

Moment by Moment Foundation
momentbymoment.org
Director
2012 – Present

Lectures:

Lasers and Injectables Training
San Francisco, CA
July 2011

Lasers and Injectables Training
San Mateo, CA
March 2011

Aesthetic Lasers and Surgery
San Jose, CA
November 2010

Aesthetic Lasers and Surgery
Honolulu, HI
January 2010

Lasers and Combination Therapy in Anti-Aging
Sacramento, CA
September 2009

Aesthetic Lasers and Surgery
Palo Alto, CA
May 2009

Aesthetic Surgery and Adjunctive Procedures
Vancouver, Canada
February 2009

Anti-Aging Laser and Non-Laser Therapy
Walnut Creek, CA
December 2008

Lecturer and Live Demonstrations, Clinical Symposium
Cutera Corporation
Newport Beach, CA
March 2008

Lasers in Aesthetic Medicine
Modesto, CA
September 2007

Aesthetic Lasers and the 3D Concept
Cutera Corporation
Las Vegas, NV
November 2006

Aesthetic Laser Principles and Application
Cutera Corporation
San Jose, CA
August 2006

Foreign Plastic Surgery Missions
Kiwanis of San Ramon Valley
Danville, CA
March 2005

Operation Kids
Tri-Valley Rotary
Pleasanton, CA
February 2005

Plastic Surgery
Brentwood Golf Club
Women’s Breast Cancer Luncheon
Brentwood, CA
June 2004

Modern Aesthetic Surgery
Women’s Council of Realtors
Dublin, CA
November 2002

Aesthetic Surgery Update
Brentwood Golf Club
Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
Brentwood, CA
August 2002

Modern Aesthetic Surgery
Hilton Hotel, Livermore
February 2002

New Techniques in Aesthetic Surgery
Marriott Hotel, San Ramon
January 2002

Aesthetic Surgery
San Leandro Hospital
September 2001

Update on Aesthetic Surgery
Blackhawk Surgery Center
July 2001

Body Contouring after Morbid Obesity Surgery
MCV Research Day
June 2001

Blepharoptosis: Evaluation and Repair
Grand Rounds, MCV Plastic Surgery
March 2001

Aesthetic Surgery Update
San Leandro Hospital
February 2001

Asian Blepharoplasty
Plastic Surgery Conference, MCV
December 2000

Breast Augmentation
Plastic Surgery Conference
May 2000

Physical Symptoms and Body Image in Reduction Mammaplasty
Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds
January 2000

Modern Aesthetic Surgery
Blackhawk Surgery Center
January 2000

The Lateral Circumflex Artery
Plastic Surgery Conference
May 1999

Mallet Finger
Hand Surgery Conference
April 1999

Phases of Skin Graft Survival
Plastic Surgery Conference
April 1999

Flexor Tendon Avulsions and Ruptures
Hand Surgery Conference
March 1999

Accurate Nodal Staging of Malignant Melanoma
Surgery Rounds
Medical College of Virginia
February 1999

Melanoma: New Strategies
Plastic Surgery Conference
February 1999

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment: Diagnosis and Treatment
Plastic Surgery Conference
January 1999

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hand Surgery Conference
January 1999

Parathyroid Gland: Disease and Treatment
General Surgery Conference
December 1998

Mirizzi’s Syndrome
General Surgery Conference
September 1998

Meckel’s Diverticulum
General Surgery Conference
July 1998

Facial Injuries in Children
Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds
Medical College of Virginia
November 1998

Congenital Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity
Grand Round, MCV Plastic Surgery
April 1994

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Its Injury
Primary Care Grand Rounds
December 1993

Wound Care and Wound Healing
OB/GYN Grand Rounds Lecture at MCV
August 1993

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