Staff Biographies

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, Inc.

How does one select a plastic surgeon? Your choice of a plastic surgeon should be based upon your assessment of their training, competence, caring and experience. You may obtain a referral from your personal physician or from acquaintances who have undergone cosmetic surgery.

To be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a physician must first complete a course of five to eight years of training after graduation from medical school. This residency includes at least two to three years of specialty training in plastic surgery at a university center. After this training the physician must pass a written and oral examination. Drs. Briscoe, Chang and Hutter are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

The doctors of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons are part of the clinical faculty of the University of Washington Medical Center. Both medical students and plastic surgery residents spend time at this office. This continuous educational exchange assures you of the most updated care possible.

Patricia A. Briscoe, MD

Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery-1995


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Residency and General Surgery.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Residency and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Biography: Dr. Briscoe did her undergraduate work at the University of Oregon, having studied architecture and biology. She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School. She went on to complete her general surgery residency, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She joined P&RS in 1993.

Dr. Briscoe specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body, as well as breast reconstruction and surgical treatment of skin lesions. She has extensive experience with noninvasive aesthetic procedures, as well as injectable fillers.

As one of the clinical instructors for the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington, she has been an integral part of the aesthetic training for the residency for over 20 years.

Dr. Briscoe is native of Salem, Oregon. She currently lives in Bellevue with her husband, Bob, and their 3 children. She enjoys playing tennis, running, and biking. Other interests include painting, drawing, architecture (and operating room design).

Chad Bailey, MD


The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Doctor of Medicine.
University of California Davis Medical Center, Plastic Surgery Residency.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Fellowship in Complex Reconstructive and Microvascular Surgery.


Dr. Bailey earned his Bachelor of Arts from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, followed by a medical degree from The University of Texas at Houston Medical School. He completed a six-year Plastic Surgery residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center, and a one-year fellowship in complex reconstructive and microvascular surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. During his time at both institutions Dr. Bailey was instrumental in obtaining approval and grant funding for multiple studies from those evaluating surgical outcomes, to studies examining the out-of-pocket costs patients endure. Dr. Bailey specializes in advanced and complex reconstructive surgery procedures of the head and neck, breast, body and limbs. His expertise allows him to perform reconstructive procedures in support of a wide range of surgical specialties including general, cardiac, thoracic, spine, urologic, gynecologic, dermatologic and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bailey performs several types of free flap breast reconstruction, including the abdominally based DIEP flap and the thigh based PAP flap. Dr. Bailey will also combine or stack flaps to provide the optimal volume for an aesthetic reconstruction.

Dr. Bailey's area of expertise is in microvascular perforator flap reconstruction for the entire body after cancer or trauma, as well as lymph node transfers for lymphederna. In addition to this, he has special interest in Mohs reconstruction, aesthetic surgery, body contouring, hand surgery and robotic-assisted plastic surgery.

Dr. Bailey has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and has presented and won awards at several local, regional and national meetings.

Jonathan J. Hutter, MD

“My training in some of the most complex cases of trauma, cancer reconstruction, and congenital anomalies have given me a great foundation for working all over the body and with all other disciplines of surgery. My early love of art and sculpting always seemed to be a different world from my medical track, but my practice has allowed me to merge these qualities- combining form with function, reconstruction with aesthetics. It is an absolute privilege to use my mind and my hands to help people.”

Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery-2006.


Harvard Medical School, Doctor of Medicine.
University of Washington School of Medicine, residency in general surgery.
University of Washington School of Medicine, residency in plastic surgery.

Biography: Dr. Hutter received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, and his undergraduate studies focused on biology and sculpture at Georgetown University. He joined P&RS in 2004 after the completion of his combined training in general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Washington.

He performs cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and body, including hand surgery, skin cancer, and pediatric procedures. He is a clinical instructor for the University of Washington and has operating privileges at Valley Medical Center and Overlake Hospital.

Dr. Hutter was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and is the youngest of five in a family of doctors. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife, Kristin, and their 2 children, Anna and Henry. When not working, Dr. Hutter enjoys time spent with his family. Favorite activities include hiking, boating, cooking, and getting together with friends.

Heidi Sivertsen

Our Aesthetician, Heidi Sivertsen, has been an employee of P&RS for over 20 years. She is a Master Aesthetician, a member of The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists and a clinical cancer care provider. Heidi can help you with your skin care plan throughout the surgical process or as a non-surgical patient. Set up your free consultation with her today 425-228-3187.