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DR. Evan Ransom

Medical Licenses & Board Certification

  • California (active)
  • New York (inactive)
  • Pennsylvania (inactive)
  • Double Board-Certified, American board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (2012) & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2014)

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco
  • Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae (Marin County)

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) – New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery (Director: Andrew A. Jacono, MD, FACS)
    • Scored in Top 10% nationwide on Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Examination
    • Extensive training in aesthetic facial and nasal surgery, fat grafting, Mohs reconstruction, facial trauma and scar revision, functional nasal surgery, cleft lip and palate repair
    • Extensive experience with laser therapy (CO2, Fraxel, YAG, KTP, and IPL), Ulthera, and injectibles (neurotoxins and all varieties of soft tissue fillers)
  • Residency, Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    • Department ranked “Top 10 in the Nation” by U.S. News & World Report
    • Performed over 2,000 surgeries exclusively in the head and neck region
    • House staff representative to Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Initiatives Committee
  • Internship, General Surgery – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    • Management of complex surgical patients, including intensive care unit (ICU), Emergency Department, and Anesthesia training
  • Medical Education – Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
    • Honors in all major clinical rotations; anatomy review instructor
    • Doris Duke Charitable Research Foundation (DDCRF) fellow in clinical research, Columbia University Medical Center
    • National Institutes of Health (NIH) summer research fellowship
  • Undergraduate Education – Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Evanston, IL
    • Major: Biological sciences (Neurobiology concentration); Minor: Cognitive science
    • Director, Northwestern Community Development Corps
    • Director, Freshman Urban Program

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Member, Regulatory and Socioeconomic Affairs Committee
    • Member, Face to Face Committee
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Honors & Awards

  • Best clinical paper, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2010
  • Clinical Pilot Project grant recipient (Department of Veterans Affairs)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society (top 10% of graduating class), Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Departmental honors, Biological Sciences, Northwestern University (Honors Thesis)

Selected Publications

  • Ghosh A, Philiponis G, Bewley A, Ransom ER, Mirza N. You can’t pay me to quit: the failure of financial incentives for smoking cessation in head and neck cancer patients. J Laryngol Otol. 2016 Mar;130(3):278-83. doi: 10.1017/S0022215116000037. PubMed PMID: 26878376.
  • Jacono AA, Ransom ER. Anatomic predictors of unsatisfactory outcomes in surgical rejuvenation of the midface. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013 Mar 1;15(2):101-9. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2013.443. PubMed PMID: 23348366.
  • Ransom ER, Jacono AA. Double Opposing Rotation-Advancement Flap for Repair of Forehead Defects. Arch Facial Plast Surg, in press. 2012 Sep-Oct;14(5):342-5. doi:
    10.1001/archfacial.2012.7. PubMed PMID: 22986941.
  • Jacono AA, Ransom ER. Patient-Specific Rhytidectomy: Finding the Angle of Maximal Rejuvenation. Aesth Surg J, in press. 2012 Sep;32(7):804-13. doi:
    10.1177/1090820X12455826. PubMed PMID: 22942107.
  • Ransom ER, Stong BC, Jacono AA. Long-term Improvement in Lower Eyelid-Cheek Contour following Transtemporal Midface Lift. Aesth Plast Surg, in press. 2012 Dec;36(6):1277-82. doi: 10.1007/s00266-012-9963-5. Epub 2012 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 22936382.
  • Jacono AA, Ransom ER. Using a New Classification of Midfacial Aging to Direct Surgical Rejuvenation. Arch Facial Plast Surg, in press
  • Ransom ER, Antunes MB, Bloom JD, Becker DG. Osteotome Sharpness: Comparing the Major Manufacturers. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 146(5): 707-711
  • Ransom ER, Antunes MB, Bloom JD, Greco T. Concurrent Structural Fat Grafting and Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing for Perioral and Lower Face Rejuvenation. J Cosmetic Laser Therapy, 2011; 13(1) 6-12
  • Ransom ER, Doghramji L, Palmer JN, Chiu AG. Global & Disease-Specific Health-Related Quality of Life Following Completely Endoscopic Resection of Anterior Skull Base Neoplasms. Am J Rhinol All, 2012; 26(1): 76-79
  • Bloom JD, Ransom ER, Antunes MB, Becker DG. Quantifying the Sharpness of Osteotomes for Dorsal Hump Reduction. Arch Facial Plast Surg, 2011; 13(2) 103-108
  • Ransom ER, Chiu AG. Complications and Prevention in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. Oto Clin of N Am, 2010; 43(4): 875-95
  • Bloom JD, Ransom ER, Miller C. Reconstruction of Nasal Ala Defects. Facial Plast Surg Clin of N Am, 2011; 19(1): 63-83
  • Ransom ER, Leibowitz J, Ma C, Puttaswammy K, Troxel A, Lee WE, Feldman M, Brose MS. Quantified Immunohistochemistry Demonstrates Cellular Level Targets of an Oral Multikinase Inhibitor in Metastatic Thyroid Cancer. Laryngoscope, 2010; 120 (S3): S47
  • Ransom ER, Lee J, Lee JYK, Palmer JN, Chiu AG. Endoscopic Transcranial/Intracranial Resection: Case Series and Design of a Perioperative Management Protocol. Skull Base, in press
  • Ransom ER, Judy KD, Bigelow DC. Concurrent cochlear implantation with resection of skull base hemangiopericytoma following sudden deafness in an only hearing ear. Skull Base, 2010; 20(4) 279-284
  • Becker DG, Ransom E, Guy C, Bloom J. Surgical treatment of nasal obstruction in rhinoplasty. Aesth Surg J, 2010; 30:347-378
  • Ransom ER, Antunes MB, Smith LP, Jacobs IN. Microdebrider Resection of Subglottic Cysts: Case Series and Review of the Literature. Intl J Ped Oto, 2010; 73(2):1833-36
  • Mocco J, Ransom ER, Komotar RJ, Schmidt JM, Sciacca RR, Mayer SA, Connolly ES, Jr. Preoperative Prediction of Long-Term Outcome in Poor Grade Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurosurgery, 2006; 59(3):529-38
  • Ransom ER, Yoon C, Manolidis S. Single Stage Near-Total Resection of Massive Head and Neck Plexiform Neurofibromas. Intl J Ped Oto, 2006; 70(6):1055-1061
  • Mocco J, Ransom ER, Komotar RJ, Sergot PB, Ostapkovich N, Schmidt JM, Kreiter KT, Mayer SA, Connolly ES, Jr. Long-Term Domain-Specific Improvement after Poor Grade Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. J Neurol. 2006; 253(10):1278-84

Selected Presentations

  • AAFPRS 2012 (Washington, DC): “Patient-specific rhytidectomy: finding the angle of maximal rejuvenation”
  • AAFPRS 2012 (Washington, DC): “Using a new classification of midfacial aging to evaluate and direct surgical rejuvenation”
  • ARS 2011 (Chicago, IL): “Disease-Specific and Health-Related Quality of Life are Maintained or Improved following Endoscopic Resection of Skull Base Neoplasms: A Pilot Study”
  • AAFPRS 2010 (Boston, MA): “Concurrent CO2 laser resurfacing and Structural Fat Grafting for Perioral and Lower Face Rejuvenation”
  • ARS 2010 (Las Vegas, NV): “Assessing Risk/Benefit of Lumbar Drains in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery”
  • Triological Society 2010 (Las Vegas, NV): “Use of Quantitative Immunohistochemistry to Identify Predictors of Response in Patients with Advanced Thyroid Cancer Treated with Sorafenib”
  • Triological Sociey, Combined Sections 2010 (Orlando, FL): “Quality of Life and Self-Image in Patients Undergoing Tracheostomy for Benign Disease”
  • ARS 2009 (San Diego, CA): “Endoscopic Intracranial Surgery: Design of a Perioperative Management Protocol”

Skills & Interests

  • Written and oral proficiency in Spanish, including medical Spanish
  • Participant in medical/surgical humanitarian missions to Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, and Thailand, including cleft lip and palate surgery
  • Proficient in basic statistical analysis of clinical and epidemiological data
  • Figure drawing, painting, and colored pencils
  • Avid athlete, including tennis, cycling, running, hiking, snowboarding, and climbing
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Our Patient Reviews

San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery

5 / 5.0

Based on 23 reviews

Christina G.

I had several nasal/sinus issues including a severely deviated septum and a dorsal hump, which I wasn't crazy about. Dr Ransom did both the medical and aesthetic parts of my surgery and he did a wonderful job! While I did have some swelling, I didn't experience much bruising at all. I loved that he left the natural look of my nose just making small corrections. My breathing has GREATLY improved. His office staff was super helpful in scheduling and making sure payment and everything was very clear. I am very, very, very pleased with my results!!

Tk I.

I had a terrible surf accident in Bali and needed to get 50 stitches to repair what the reef did to my face. I had emergency cosmetic surgery in Bali the day of the accident. Immediately when i got back to the states i was introduced to Dr Ransom through some mutual friends. I was searching for the best cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco to help in my recovery. He and his team have been amazing! he helped establish a plan for my post-op wound care/treatment and administered some initial laser treatments. Dr Ransom and his team are extremely knowledgeable and very patient / helpful. I am very grateful for their help and support. I am finally looking normal again!

Joey B.

I had three issues with my nose - which inhibited my breathing: 1- broken nose, 2 - narrow nostrils that collapsed when I inhaled through my nose, 3 - deviated septum. When I was living in New York, I went to see a doctor about my breathing issues, and he said my skin was too thin and there was likely nothing he could do to rectify the problem. Dr. Ransom was recommended by an ENT I saw through One Medical. As soon as he saw him, he said he could easily fix my nose, and remove the bump that had formed from the trauma. His confidence and strong sense of self immediately put me at ease, and I had little doubt that he could accomplish exactly what he promised. He showed me a modified picture of my nose , and really liked what he proposed. The end result very closely matched what he promised. Not only can I now breath much more easily through my nose, it looks much better. He managed to make it look like an improved version of itself, however I still look like me, and unless I tell anyone I had it done, it's not overly noticeable, which I prefer. I'm pretty vain and very critical, and I can say that Dr. Ransom is great, and comes highly recommended.

Edward T.

Doctor Evan Ransom took my surgery on relatively short order and did a wonderful job. He is very talented and has a nice friendly professional support staff. I can not thank him enough, he was calm, caring, professional and interested in the follow results of his work . He seemed to bring a certain artistry to the profession.

Lisa C.

Dr. Ransom is a talented physician. He is knowledgeable, professional and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. He has been blessed with an artistic eye which brings wonderful results. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom and would refer all of my friends and family members to choose him as their physician.

Cheryl H.

Dr Ransom is very kind, honest, and conscience doctor. I was referred by my best friend, she is also Doctor Ransom patient. She has so much good things said about Doctor Ransom. So I had a face lift done by Doctor Ransom on July 2015. He did a wonderful job on my face and I have a lot of compliments on my face. So if anyone want to get their face done. I would highly recommended Doctor Ransom to you. I give Doctor Ransom a five stars.

Jill P.

I have currently been getting botox regularly with Dr. Ransom and he does a fantastic job. My previous doctor's office moved to another location where it was no longer convenient. I didn't realize what I was missing until I went to Dr. Ransom. I felt really comfortable, but most important he did a terrific job blowing my previous doctor out of the park. (Sometimes it's good switch it up a bit to make sure you are getting the best treatment.) On top of that, Dee the office manager is an incredible asset to the office. She personalizes your visit and relationship with the office to an extent I have never experienced before. I even get follow up calls to see how I am doing after a treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom for his great work, and his team's impeccable customer service.

Arielle C.

Dr. Ransom and Dee are the BEST! Whether it's aesthetic or reconstructive, I'd trust him over and over again with my face.