Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS
An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.
From high fashion magazines like Glamour, to national TV appearances on The Doctors, Dr. Ronan is sought after by the media to provide expertise on the newest cosmetic innovations.
Dr. Ronan is a trainer and educator for Galderma Laboratories, Allergan, Suneva Medical, Cutera, Medicis Pharmaceuticals, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals and Thermi Aesthetics, training other doctors on how to perform various aesthetic procedures. He is also a regular contributor to HintMD.com, ObesityHealth.com, MyNewExpert.com and RealSelf .com. He serves as the medical director of the Cutera Clinic, which is the clinical research center for Cutera, a leading medical laser manufacturer.
Born and raised in the California Bay Area, Dr. Ronan knew from a young age that he wanted to be a doctor. After graduating with honors from St. Vincent High School in Petaluma he went on to earn a degree in Physiology at the University of California, Davis. While earning his undergraduate degree he also worked as an EMT and earned a Letter of Commendation from Governor Pete Wilson for his EMT fieldwork. He went on to graduate from the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond, Virginia where he was awarded the prestigious S. Dawson Theogaraj Scholarship for Excellence in Plastic Surgery. He then continued his training (residency and fellowship) in general and then plastic surgery at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University).
During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Ronan served as the Chief Surgical House Officer at Columbia Hospitals (Chippenham, Johnston-Willis and John Randolph) for multiple years. He was also the Chief Fellow in Plastic Surgery for two years. Dr. Ronan went on to work as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at San Joaquin General Hospital where he taught reconstructive plastic surgery.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he scored in the 99th percentile on his Plastic Surgery In-service Exam. Dr. Ronan is a member of multiple professional organizations and is the founder of the American Society of Hair Restoration. He is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery, The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, The American College of Surgeons, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation, The Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, The American Society for Laser Medicine, The Heritage Society of the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, The American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, and The Maliniac Circle (Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation). Additionally, he is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Burn Life Support and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Ronan has medical licenses in California, Nevada and Virginia. He performs most of his surgery at the Blackhawk Surgery Center, which he founded. This is an accredited surgery center (AAAASF and Medicare), where he works with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.
Philanthropically, Dr. Ronan has always believed in using his reconstructive surgery skills to treat those most in need. He serves on the board of directors for the International Surgical Support Mission, Operation Kids, where he travels to Central America to repair cleft lips, palates, burns, and other congenital deformities in children.
Dr. Ronan is also very active in the local community. He has served as President of the Tri-Valley Rotary, Director of the 49ers Foundation, and Director of the Moment-by-Moment Foundation, which captures pictures of children with life threatening illnesses. He also has a long history of coaching youth football and lacrosse in the Tri-Valley area.