Meet the Doctor

Doctor Douglas J. Ramos, is a Midwest native who has returned to the Midwest after extended periods of time in training and practice in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. Doctor Ramos is a graduate of Cornell College and attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed a six year general surgery residency at Tufts- New England Medical Center in Boston. This was followed by a post doctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Division of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as part of the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology Program. Doctor Ramos then completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at Harvard School of Medicine. Following completion of residency Doctor Ramos joined the full time faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Functional Restoration. In that capacity, he was the Director of Stanford University Plastic Surgery Research Laboratories, Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center, Plastic Surgery Consultant for the Stanford University Breast Health Center, and Attending Surgeon at Stanford Medical Center and Lucille Salter Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford.

Doctor Ramos has received several awards and recognition throughout his training and career. He was elected to the National Medical Honor Society and received the Excellence in Teaching Award three successive years from the Tufts University School of Medicine. He was also the recipient of the Chairmans’s Award from the Tufts-New England Medical Center Department of Surgery, given to the most outstanding surgical resident in the program. While in Boston and at Harvard University, Doctor Ramos had the opportunity to to be mentored by a Nobel laureate, spend a year with the two doctors who popularized the current techniques in breast reduction surgery, and train under one of the doctors that introduced liposuction into this country.

Doctor Ramos has received some of the most extensive plastic surgery training available anywhere in the world. While in training he had the opportunity to learn from over twenty preeminent plastic surgeons at Harvard University and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel and Deaconess Hospitals and The Massachusetts General Hospital.

While at Stanford University Doctor Ramos designed the surgical approach and led the surgical team that removed the worlds largest tumor, weighing three hundred and six pounds. This operation is still showing on several different medical television shows. Doctor Ramos also led the surgical team when a young child was born with a rare defect with her heart outside of the chest. The two day old and less than two pound child had the heart placed back in the chest and closed. A year later he led the team again to repair the hard tissues of the chest (breast bone) so that the heart could be protected and the child lead a normal life.

Doctor Ramos has served on national committees of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as a Plastic Surgery Consultant to the world champion San Franciso Forty Niners, and as a consultant to past United States Presidential Candidates and several of Hollywoods actors and actresses. Doctor Ramos has appeared on numerous television shows and has been quoted in TIME magazine. He has served as tournament physician for the NCAA College World Series for several years, the NCAA Basketball Regional Tournament, and is team physician for the Division I Creighton University Blue Jays. He is also the Physician for Qwest Center Omaha and all of its visiting performing artists.

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