Dr. Scott Nishikawa

Scott M. Nishikawa, MD
Hawaii Permanente Medical Group
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

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

Professional Affiliation

Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society

Research Presentations

Nishikawa SN, Ariyan S., Determining the Level of Sentinal Lymph Node Dissection for Melanoma of the Lower Extremity.
Presented at the plastic surgery research day, New Haven, CT, April 2010.

Nishikawa, SN, Thomson JG, The Impact of Video Games on Microsurgical Training.
Presented at the plastic surgery research day, New Haven, CT, April 2009.

Nishikawa SN, Matthew M, Prevention of Wound Infection in Reduction Mammaplasty; A Systemic Review and Meta-analysis of Antibiotic Prophylaxis.
Presented at the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Manchester, Vermont, June 2008.

Volunteer Experience

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