About The Practice



Walter W. Tom, MD, FACS

2016 Bibliography

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:

  1. Cosmetic Surgeon, Director of the Aesthetic Laser & Vein Centers
  2. President Elect, California Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons (2015)
  3. Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  4. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  5. Member, American Academy of Phlebology
  6. Associate, American Society of Liposuction Surgery
  7. Board of Trustee, California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  8. 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.



ABCS Certification

Body, Breast & Extremity Cosmetic Surgery - 2012

Additional Certifications


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

Medical School:     

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Detroit, Michigan

September 1976 – June 1980

Academic Rank – Upper third

Surgical Residency: 

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


Cincinnati, Ohio


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