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. Barker, 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.
“My desire is to provide my patients with compassionate care combined with technically excellent surgery to meet the specific needs of each individual”
Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1979
Indiana University, Doctor of Medicine.
University of Michigan, Residency and General Surgery
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Residency and Plastic Surgery.
Biography: Dr. Barker received his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School and completed his internship at Duke University Medical School. He completed his general surgery residency at University of Michigan Hospitals and his plastic surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School at Norfolk, Virginia. He went on to complete a fellowship at the West of Scotland Regional Plastic Surgery Unit, Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland. He is currently a clinical professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington where he has received the honor of Teacher of the Year (by the residents).
Dr. Barker and his wife have 2 children, Ben and Kristina, who live in the area. His wife is an artist, calligrapher, and medical illustrator. The Barkers are active in their church, and they enjoy hiking, biking, and other outdoor sports.
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).
“Experience derived from 40 years of active clinical practice and feedback from teaching residents has given me the flexibility and perspective to give every patient individualized care to meet his or her specific needs.”
Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Duke University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Residency, and General Surgery.
University of Pittsburgh Health Center, Residency and Plastic Surgery.
Biography: Dr. Chang received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency, training in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, followed by plastic surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a professor and chairman of the Division of Plastic surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School from 1971 to 1982.
Dr. Chang is the author of many scientific papers and editor of 2 textbooks on plastic surgery. He is a past president of the American Association for Hand Surgery and former senior examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He remains involved with residency training as Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. Chang lives with his wife Heidi in Edmonds. He continues to devote several weeks every year volunteering on plastic surgical mission trips to foreign countries, including Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and China, performing reconstructive surgery on children with cleft lips and palates. His interests include travel, as well as collecting antiques and art. He enjoys skiing and scuba diving.
“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.
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.