Dr. Restivo


Dr. Terry E. Restivo

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

Medical School

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, 1999-2003
  • 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
  • Labiaplasty

Humanitarian Work

  • Project Vietnam, Volunteer mission to perform cleft palate and lip repair, March, 2008
  • LIGA Int., Volunteer mission to perform various plastic surgeries, November, 2009

Hospital Affiliation

Queen of the Valley, Napa


  • 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

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