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Dr. James L. Pertsch MD – Founder of San Mateo Plastic Surgery

Dr. James Pertsch is the Founder and Leading Surgeon at San Mateo Plastic Surgery. He doesn’t just want you to look better but also to feel better! For more information, contact us. We serve patients from San Mateo CA, Foster City CA, Hillsborough CA, Millbrae CA, Belmont CA, and Redwood City CA

James L. Pertsch. MD

Name: James L. Pertsch, M.D.

Primary Address: 104 St. Matthews Avenue San Mateo, California 94401
Secondary Address: 34 N. San Mateo Drive Suite 1, San Mateo California 94401

Date of Birth: August 11, 1955

Place of Birth: Norfolk, Virginia

Education:
08/73-06/77 B.S. Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore,

Maryland
07/77-06/81 M.D. University of Maryland Medical School Baltimore, Maryland

Postdoctoral Training:

Internship and Residencies:

  • 07/01/81-06/30/82 Intern in General Surgery,
  • Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital,
  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • 07/01/82-06/30/85 Resident in General Surgery,
  • Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital,
  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • 07/01/85-06/30/86 Chief Resident in General Surgery,
  • Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital,
  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • 07/01/86-06/30/87 Resident, Plastic Surgery,
  • Harvard/Brigham/Children’s Hospital,
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • 07/01/87-06/30/88 Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery,
  • Harvard/Brigham/Children’s Hospital,
  • Boston, Massachusetts

Licensure and Board Certification:

  • 1982-1988 State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
  • 1986-1990 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Medical License
  • 04/18/88- present State of California Medical License
  • 09/29/87-07/01/97 Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • Certificate # 032592
  • 1990-present Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Certificate #3846 issued 11/8/1990, no expiration
  • 1992-12/31/22 Certificate of Added Qualification, Surgery of the Hand
  • Certificate #221 issued 08/31/1992,
  • reissued 08/27/01,
  • reissued 09/22/12
  • reissued 12/31/2022 expiration

Academic Appointments

  • 1985-1986 Assistant Clinical Instructor in Surgery,
  • Brown University School of Medicine
  • 1986-1988 Clinical Fellow in Surgery,
  • Harvard University
  • 1990-1995 Voluntary Clinical Faculty,
  • Stanford University School of Medicine

Awards and Honors:

  • 1973-1977 Presidential Scholarship
  • 1987 Von L. Meyer Award

Professional Societies:

  • 1985-present American College of Surgeons – Associate Fellow
  • 1986-1990 Massachusetts Medical Society
  • 1986-1995 American Medical Association
  • 1987-1990 American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
  • 1988-2013 San Mateo County Medical Association
  • 1988-2013 California Medical Association
  • 1988-1995 San Francisco Medical Society (Associate member)
  • 1989-1995 Santa Clara County Medical Association (Associate member)
  • 2002-2012 Santa Clara County Medical Association (Associate member)
  • 1990-2012 California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 1990-present American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • 1990-2010 American Association for Hand Surgery
  • 2001-present American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
  • 2005-present American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Other Professional Activities and Offices:

  • 1983-1984 Vice President, Rhode Island House Officer Association
  • 1984-1985 Instrument and Procedure Committee, Rhode Island Hospital
  • 1985-1986 Utilization Review Committee, Rhode Island hospital
  • 1989-1993 Peninsula Hospital Clinical Research Committee
  • 1989-1997 San Mateo County Medical Association
  • Fee and Insurance Mediation Committee
  • 1990-2012 San Mateo County Medical Association
  • Medical-Legal Liaison Committee
  • 1990-1994 Professional Advisory Committee Visiting
  • Nurse Association of San Mateo County
  • 1992-1995 Chairman, San Mateo County Medical Association
  • Fee and Insurance Mediation Committee
  • 1993-present President, Medical Director, ABJ Surgery Center, Inc.
  • 1994-2012 San Mateo County Medical Association Finance Committee
  • 1998-2000 California Medical Association Alternate Delegate
  • 1998-2000 San Mateo County Medical Association Board of Directors
  • 2000-2001 San Mateo County Medical Association Secretary-Treasurer
  • 2003-2007 President, James L. Pertsch, M.D. A Medical Corporation
  • 2006-2010 Chairman, Mills-Peninsula Hospitals Plastic Surgery Section
  • 2007-present President, California Hand & Wrist Surgery, Inc.
  • 2007-present President, San Mateo Plastic Surgery, Inc.
  • 2014-2018 President, Medical Director St. Matthews Surgery Center, LLC
  • 2016-2018 American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) Medicare Deemed Surveyor

Invited lectureships:

  • 03/27/87 “Pierre Robin Syndrome”, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds,
  • The Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 04/20/87 “Facial Trauma”, Emergency Room Rounds,
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 10/22/87 “Plastic Surgeon’s Approach to Pediatric Facial Trauma”,
  • The Children’s Hospital Emergency Room Grand Rounds, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 12/04/87 “Pierre Robin: The Children’s Hospital Experience”, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Brown University/Rhode Island
  • Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Regional/National Conference Presentations

  • 03/09/88 “Pierre Robin: What’s in an Eponym”,
    Biannual Boston Plastic Surgery Residents Dinner, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 03/28/88 “Pierre Robin Management: The Children’s Hospital Experience”, Senior Residents Conference, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 04/28/88 “Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Following Pharyngeal Flap Procedure”, American Cleft Palate Association, Memphis, Tennessee

Bibliography:

Journal Articles:

Pertsch, J. L., Kenny, P. R. Bilateral Axillary Aneurysm.
A Case Report. Contemporary Surgery. 1984; 24:47-49.