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Plastic Surgery

Thomas R. Stevenson, M.D. View profile as PDF

Thomas R. Stevenson

Clinical Interests

Dr. Stevenson has clinical interests in cosmetic surgery, general plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, and microsurgery. He is a reviewer for several medical journals, a widely published author, and a frequent presenter at national and international seminars. Dr. Stevenson has conducted research on the protective effect of staurosporine in skeletal muscle after ischemia, contributions of SMAS to blood supply in lateral facelift flap, and effects of ischemic preconditioning on recovery of skeletal muscle following tourniquet ischemia.


Chief of Plastic Surgery




Plastic Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation:


Cannery Building
Plastic Surgery
3301 C St., Suite Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-7844
Phone: 916-734-0171

UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, 1972
B.A., University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, 1968


Emory University, Atlanta , Georgia, 1980-82
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1972-78

Board Certifications:

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1983
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery , 1994
American Board of Surgery, 1979

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Association of Academic Chairmen in Plastic Surgery
California Medical Association
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Select Honors and Awards:

Best Doctors in America, 2011

Chairman, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2007

Chairman, Association of Academic Chairmen in Plastic Surgery, 2006

Board of Governors, American College of Surgeons, 2001

President Elect, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1999

Vice President, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1998

Select Recent Publications:

Albrecht H, Durbin-Johnson B, Yunis R, Kalanetra KM, Wu S, Chen R, Stevenson TR, Rocke DM. Transcriptional response of ex vivo human skin to ionizing radiation: comparison between low- and high-dose effects. Radiat Res. 2012 Jan;177(1):69-83. Epub 2011 Oct 26.

Rosing JH, Wong G, Wong MS, Sahar D, Stevenson TR, Pu LL. Autologous fat grafting for primary breast augmentation: a systematic review. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Oct;35(5):882-90. Epub 2011 Apr 1.

Tseng WH, Stevenson TR, Canter RJ, Chen SL, Khatri VP, Bold RJ, Martinez SR. Sacramento area breast cancer epidemiology study: use of postmastectomy breast reconstruction along the rural-to-urban continuum. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Dec;126(6):1815-24.

Patel KB, Bartholomew SV, Wong MS, Stevenson TR. Distally based sural lesser saphenous neuro-veno-adipo-fascial (NVAF) flap for reconstruction in the foot: lessons learned. Foot Ankle Surg. 2010 Sep;16(3):e79-83. Epub 2010 Jun 2.

Patel KB, Wong MS, Whetzel TP, Pu LL, Stevenson TR. Breast cerebrospinal fluid after ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Nov;126(5):261e-262e.

Rogers CR, Gutowski KA, Munoz-Del Rio A, Larson DL, Edwards M, Hansen JE, Lawrence WT, Stevenson TR, Bentz ML. Integrated plastic surgery residency applicant survey: characteristics of successful applicants and feedback about the interview process. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 May;123(5):1607-17.

Stevenson TR. Surveys: what are they and why should I respond? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Oct;122(4):1281.

To see if Thomas R. Stevenson is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).