accessibility ACCESSIBILITY
Richard K. Vanik, MD, JD, FACS
Concierge Plastic Surgery

Meet Dr. Vanik

RICHARD K. VANIK, M.D., J.D., F.A.C.S.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Richard Vanik is a double-board certified plastic surgeon offering over 30 years of plastic surgery experience.  Trained in plastic surgery at Duke University, he is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is Certified with Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery.  What truly sets him apart from other plastic and cosmetic surgeons is his extensive experience in the specialty, his success with difficult plastic surgery problems, and his thoughtful approach to your cosmetic surgery needs.

7777 Southwest Freeway, Suite 500
Houston, Texas  77074

(713) 981-7900 Main Office phone

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Houston, Texas.1984-present.

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Family Practice, Houston, Texas.1990-present.

Instructor, Duke University Medical Center, Division of Plastic, Oral, and Maxillofacial Surgery, Durham, North Carolina.1983-1984.

Assistant Instructor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Surgery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.1979-1982.

GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

PLASTIC SURGERY RESIDENCY: Chief Resident and Resident, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. July 1982-November 1984.

HAND SURGERY FELLOWSHIP: Christine Kleinert Fellow in Hand Surgery, University of Louisville Hospitals, Louisville, Kentucky. July 1982-December 1982.

MICROSURGERY: Basic and Advanced Courses, University of Louisville Hospitals, Louisville, Kentucky. July 1982-September 1982.

GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY: Chief Resident and Resident, Medical College of Wisconsin Hospitals, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. July 1978-June 1982.

GENERAL SURGERY INTERNSHIP: Surgical Intern, Medical College of Wisconsin Hospitals, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. July 1977-June 1978.

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Doctor of Medicine. University of Illinois at the Medical Center [Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine], Chicago, Illinois. June 1977.

LAW SCHOOL

Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude. University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas. May 1998.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science (Biology), 1973. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. September 1972-June 1973.

Bachelor of Science (Zoology), 1972. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. September 1968-June 1972.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

Texas Board of Medical Examiners, License G7365.

Texas Board of Law Examiners, State Bar Number 24014492.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Advanced Placement in Medical School. Entered directly into second year of medical school, with full credit given for first year, 1974.

Advanced Placement in college for proficiency in French, 1968.

Order of the Barons. University of Houston Law Center, 1996-1998.

Houston Law Review. University of Houston Law Center. Executive Editor, Board 33, 1995-96. Member, 1994-95.

Best Student Paper on a Subject of Tort or Workers' Compensation. Awarded by Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1995.

Best Student Paper on a Subject of Health Law. Awarded by State Bar of Texas Health Law Section, 1996.

Best Student in Advanced Real Estate Courses. Awarded by Houston Bar Association Real Estate Section, 1998.

Best Brief Award in Legal Writing. University of Houston Law Center, Spring 1994.

Honors in Legal Research. University of Houston Law Center, Fall 1993.

New Dean's Scholarship. University of Houston Law Center, Spring 1994.

Who's Who of American Law Students. 1994-95.

Dean's List for High Scholarship. University of Washington, 1968-1973.

AMA Physician's Recognition Award.1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996.

Outstanding Young Men of America.1984.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1985. Certificate No. 3113. No expiration date.

Certified with Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery by American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1989. Certificate No. 25. Recertified 1999; Recertified 2009 (expiring 2019).

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery,1983. Certificate No. 29303.

Diplomate, American Board of Medical Examiners, 1978. Certificate No. 182904. No expiration date.

COMMITTEE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Common Hope. Volunteer Surgeon in Guatemala, October 2014.

Chief of Surgery, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. 2004-2005.

Operating Room Committee, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Chairman, 2004-2005.

Governing Board, River Oaks Surgical Center, Houston, Texas. Chairman, 2005-2013. Member, 2003-2013.

Governing Board, Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Southwest, Houston, Texas. Member, 2005-2009.

Professional Standards Committee, River Oaks Surgical Center, Houston, Texas.Member, 2003-2013.

Medical Executive Committee, Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Southwest, Houston, Texas. Member, 2005-present.

Steering Committee, Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Southwest, Houston, Texas. Member, 2005.

Team Plastic Surgeon for Houston Aeros Professional Hockey Team. 1999-2013.

Board of Ethics, Harris County Medical Society. Chairman, 1998. Member, 1996-1998.

Executive Board, Harris County Medical Society. Member 1998.

Board of Trustees, Houston Academy of Medicine. Trustee, 1998.

Board of Directors, Houston Academy of Medicine Memorial Education and Research Foundation. Director, 1998.

Faculty Development Committee, University of Houston Law Center. Member, 1996-1997.

Public Grievance Committee, Harris County Medical Society. Chairman, 1992. Member, 1990-1992.

Credentials and Medical Ethics Committee, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Chairman, 1994. Member 1987-1989; 1991-1993; 1995, 2006.

Nominating Committee, Harris County Medical Society. Member, 1998.

Professional Liability Outreach Team (PLOT), Harris County Medical Society. Member, 1999-2002.

Cancer Committee, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.Member, 1992-2000.

Executive Committee, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Member, 1994, 2004-2005.

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Christine H. Kleinert Society

Texas Medical Association

Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons

Harris County Medical Society

Order of the Barons

Texas State Bar

PUBLICATIONS

Vanik, R.K., and Georgiade, G.S., Congenital Anomalies of the Breast, in Georgiade, N.G. (Editor), Essentials of Plastic and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1985.

Vanik, R.K., Dermal Grafting, in Georgiade, N.G. (Editor), Essentials of Plastic and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1985.

Vanik, R.K., Composite Tissue Transfer, in Kortz, W. and Lumb, P., (Editors), Surgical Intensive Care, Yearbook Medical Publishers, Chicago, 1984.

Vanik, R.K., Weber, R.C., Matloub, H.S., Sanger, J.R., and Gingrass, R. P., The Comparative Strengths of Internal Fixation TechniquesJournal of Hand Surgery.9A:216, 1984.

Vanik, R.K., Emotional Distress for Fear of Exposure to AIDS: An Infection Headed for Texas, 32 Houston Law Review 1451-91, 1996.

PRESENTATIONS

Moderator, Cosmetic Surgery Abstracts Session, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2014. 

Co-Moderator, Cosmetic Surgery Abstracts Session, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, 2015.

"The Comparative Strengths of Internal Fixation Techniques." American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 1981.

"Treatment of Hand Infections." Lunda Trauma Symposium, Milwaukee, 1984.

"Reconstructive Microsurgery." First International Medical-Surgical Symposium, Houston, 1986.

"Care of Severe Hand Injuries." University of Texas Trauma Update 1986, Houston, 1986.

"Plastic Surgery in the Care of the Diabetic Foot." University of Texas Annual Diabetes Symposium, Houston, 1987.

"Reconstruction of Difficult Diabetic Foot Wounds." University of Texas Diabetes Update 1993, Houston, 1993.

"Plastic Surgery in the Treatment of the Diabetic Foot." University of Texas Diabetes Update 1994, Houston, 1994.

"Update in Care of the Diabetic Foot." Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston, Texas 1997.


Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the contact form below.
SpamBlocker