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Dr Ransom with a girl patient Each year, tens of thousands of children worldwide are born with facial birth defects, including congenital anomalies such as cleft lip, cleft palate, and microtia (small, malformed, or even absent external ear). In our country, medical expertise and resources are available in nearly all cases. In other parts of the world, however, these children are often left untreated – and face a lifetime of difficulty and discrimination. For each of these birth defects, social stigma can be crippling. And for cleft lip and palate patients, feeding and developmental problems can lead to malnutrition, delayed speech, and even abandonment.

Dr. Ransom is proud to dedicate a week of his time every year to helping these children. In addition to previous volunteer and medical education missions to Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, and Thailand, he is an attending surgeon on an annual trip to northwest Peru. In this area, cleft lip and cleft palate are endemic, and a largely poor and indigenous population has little access to modern healthcare. As part of a medical team organized by Healing the Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to medical, dental, and surgical care of children abroad, Dr. Ransom performs pro bono surgeries for babies and children with facial birth defects, congenital lesions, and burns. For more information about Healing the Children, please visit their website at Please visit the Photo Gallery to see some pictures from recent missions to South America and Southeast Asia.

In addition to his work abroad, Dr. Ransom is committed to caring for people in need of reconstructive procedures at home in California. Through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), Dr. Ransom works with the Face to Face program, which provides surgical and non-surgical treatment for facial injuries resulting from domestic violence, and the Faces of Honor program, which provides pro bono surgery for soldiers who have suffered facial, head, and neck injuries in the line of duty. Lastly, in the Bay Area, Dr. Ransom is a volunteer with Operation Access, providing free surgical specialty care to the underserved.

To learn more about these charitable organizations, please visit the AAFPRS site at and Operation Access at To inquire about a consultation for any of these services, please call 415-550-1077 or click here to e-mail us.


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.