Scott M. Nishikawa, MD
Dr. Nishikawa is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in delivering care at the highest standard while combining the most recent advances in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. He is dedicated to working closely with his patients to ensure the best outcomes in a safe and caring environment.
Dr. Nishikawa was born and raised in Northern California. He graduated from the University of San Diego and received his medical degree from George Washington University. He completed a combined residency in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group.
Dr. Nishikawa has been named in Honolulu Magazine’s list of Top Doctors for 2015 in the area of plastic surgery. The list is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd which publishes a nation-wide list to help guide consumers to top doctors and top hospitals.
Dr. Nishikawa is interested in the full spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Specific areas of interest include; facial aesthetic surgery, breast augmentation, breast lifting, liposuction, body contouring after massive weight loss, breast reduction, and breast reconstruction. While training, he traveled to Brazil and Miami to gain experience in modern trends within aesthetic surgery. In his free time, he has traveled to Guatemala, Vietnam, and Honduras to treat children with cleft lip and palate as well as various congenital hand disorders.
Bachelor of Arts, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, Magna cum Laude
Medical Degree, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, Graduated with Honors
Residency in Combined Plastic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
Nishikawa SN, Ariyan S., Determining the Level of Sentinal Lymph Node Dissection for Melanoma of the Lower Extremity.
Nishikawa, SN, Thomson JG, The Impact of Video Games on Microsurgical Training.
Nishikawa SN, Matthew M, Prevention of Wound Infection in Reduction Mammaplasty; A Systemic Review and Meta-analysis of Antibiotic Prophylaxis.
Changing Children’s Lives – Nha Trang, Vietnam 2009Hands Help – San Pedro Sula, Honduras 2008
Hospital De La Familia – Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007