About The Practice
Walter W. Tom, MD, FACS
Dr. Walter Tom is a proud Diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and American Board of Surgery. His core specialty of 24 years was general, vascular and organ transplant surgery. Dr. Tom has practiced cosmetic surgery for 17 years in Santa Rosa and Napa, CA. as the medical director of the Aesthetic Laser & Vein Centers.
Dr. Tom has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. He then attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Tom completed a general surgery residency at William Beaumont Hospital and his organ transplant fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Dr.Walter Tom’s additional positions and associations:
- Cosmetic Surgeon, Director of the Aesthetic Laser & Vein Centers
- President Elect, California Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons (2015)
- Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Member, American Academy of Phlebology
- Associate, American Society of Liposuction Surgery
- Board of Trustee, California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- Board of Medical Advisors, American Society of Cosmetic Physicians
Dr. Tom offers a full menu of cosmetic medical procedures. His surgical niche is performing all cosmetic surgeries completely under local tumescent anesthesia including breast augmentation, breast lifts, facial and body fat grafting, abdominoplasty, liposuction and endovenous laser ablation/phlebectomies.
Dr. Tom hosts a weekly radio show “Ask the Expert” on KSRO. He also speaks both nationally and internationally for multiple professional societies. Dr. Tom embraces the tenet of promoting cosmetic surgery education without boundaries.
Body, Breast & Extremity Cosmetic Surgery - 2012
Diplomat, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery 2014
National Board of Examiners Diplomat July 1, 1981
Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery
Initially 1987, and successful recertification 12/2006
Fellow, American College of Surgeons October, 1989 – Present
American Society of Transplant Surgery July, 1988 – 2004
Western Association of Transplant Surgeons 1989 – 2004
Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Associate of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Member, American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery
Member, American Society of Cosmetic Physicians
Member, American College of Phlebology
Past-Member, Society of Vascular Ultrasound
University of Michigan Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology
Regents Alumni Scholar 1972
Graduated High Distinction – Honors
Wayne State University School of Medicine
September 1976 – June 1980
Academic Rank – Upper third
PGY-1 through PGY-5 in General Surgery
Administrative Chief Surgical Resident
July 1, 1976 – June 30, 1980
William Beaumont Hospital
3601 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48072
Organ Transplant Fellow:
University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
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