Dr. Terry E. Restivo combines the precision of the surgeon with the eye of an artist to create natural, beautiful results for her patients.
Utilizing her extensive surgical training and artistic background, Dr. Restivo provides cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery, working closely with each patient to determine the most beneficial procedure(s) to help them reach their ideal outcome.
By utilizing the safest and most effective surgical techniques, Dr. Restivo has helped countless patients achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. Take a moment to explore Dr. Restivo's credentials below, and please contact us if you have any questions.
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
California Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), 2012-2015
General Surgery, UCSF East Bay Department of Surgery, Oakland, CA, 2003-2011
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA, Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, 1999-2003
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Master of Arts, Biology with an emphasis in Physiology, 1996-2002
Mills College, Oakland, CA, Bachelor of Arts, Biology,1988-1990
Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
Cosmetic injectables including VOLUMA and Sclerotherapy
Aesthetic procedures of the face, breast, and body
Project Vietnam, Volunteer mission to perform cleft palate and lip repair, March 2008
LIGA Int., Volunteer mission to perform various plastic surgeries, November 2009
Queen of the Valley, Napa, CA
Maui Memorial Medical Center, Wailuku, HI
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, 2007-2008
UCSF Department of Surgery, 21 Annual Resident Research Symposium, Outstanding Abstract Presentation, April 2008
Hongo, J. S.; Laramee, G.R.; Urfer, R.; Shelton, D. L.; Restivo, T.; Sadick, M.; Galloway, A.; Chu, H.; Winslow, J. W. Antibody binding regions on human nerve growth factor identified by homolog- and alanine-scanning mutagenesis. Hybridoma 19:215-227; 2000.
Laundry, Y.; Le, O.; Restivo, T. E.; Mace, K. A.; Beausejour, C. Ionizing Radiation Delays Wound Healing by Preventing SDF-1alpha Induction and is Reversed by Multipotent Stromal Cells Injection. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, September 2009. [Epub ahead of print].
Mace, K. A.; Restivo, T. E.; Rinn, J. L; Paquet, A. C.; Chang, H.Y.; Young, D. M.; Boudreau, N. HoxA3 Modulates Injury-Induced Mobilization and Recruitment of Bone Marrow-Derived Cells. Stem Cells Vol. 27 No. 7 July 2009, pp. 1654 -1665.
Restivo, T. E. The establishment of a serum-free medium for the TR-1 cell line. San Francisco: San Francisco State University; 2002. Thesis.
Restivo, T. E. et al. Intra Aortic Balloon Pump, Pericardiocentesis, Bronchoscopy Chapters ICU Recall 3rd Edition.
Laundry, Y.; Le, O.; Mace, K.A.; Restivo, T.E.; Beausejour, C. Secretion of SDF-1a by bone marrow-derived stromal cells enhances skin wound healing of C57BL/6 mice exposed to Ionizing radiation. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Vol.14, No. 6b, June 2010, pp. 1594-1604.
Restivo, T. E.; Mace, K. A.; Harken, A. H.; Young, D. M. Application of the Chemokine CXCL12 Expression Plasmid Restores Wound Healing to Near Normal in a Diabetic Mouse Model, Journal of Trauma, Vol. 69, Issue 2: August 2010, pp. 392-398.
Wood, W.; Restivo, T. E.; Axelsson, K.; Svahn, J. Myelolipoma in the Spleen: A Rare Discovery of Extra-Adrenal Hematopoietic Tissue, Journal of Case Reports. Accepted, February 2013.
Bannon, P.; Wood, S.; Restivo, T. E.; Campbell, L.; Hardman, M. J.; Mace, K. Diabetes Induces Stable Intrinsic Changes to Myeloid Cells that Contribute to Nov-Dec, 2013, 6(6):1434-47
Vascular Anomalies: Grand Rounds UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX, November 2013
Breast Reconstruction: Grand Rounds UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX, August 2013
Tension Pneumothorax: Grand Rounds UCSF East Bay, Oakland, CA, April 2010
Perioperative Nutrition is Beneficial: Grand Rounds UCSF East Bay, Oakland, CA, July 2009
Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Action Potential: Ground Rounds UCSF East Bay, Oakland, CA, July 2009