Board certified in both plastic/reconstructive surgery and acupuncture, Dr. Stephen Ray is experienced in oncology surgery of the breast, skin and soft tissues, including head and neck surgery. He has played a key role in developing the breast surgery team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, where he focuses on all aspects of breast oncology and reconstructive surgery.
Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Ray ran private practices in both acupuncture and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California at Berkeley and a medical degree from the University of Rochester Medical School, where he also completed his residency and taught. Dr. Ray is one of the first leaders in medicine to bring reconstructive breast surgery to Rochester, New York.
The well-regarded reconstructive surgeon has given numerous seminars on holistic care for surgical patients. He has also taught communication skills to residents and medical students.
Dr. Ray has seen the empowering effects of combining conventional treatments with complementary therapies firsthand. He is excited about the options that are available to CTCA patients in plastic and reconstructive surgery and medical acupuncture. These options can improve quality of life for people living with cancer.
Dr. Ray is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.