Dr. Tanya Judge skillfully blends an innate artistic eye with years of surgical experience in plastic surgery. She discovered her love for science at a young age, which led her to pursue a career in medicine. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley and during medical school, Dr. Judge realized that her love for science was only matched by her love of art — she is an avid photographer, woodworker, interior designer, and painter (including some of what you see on this site). It was clear that plastic surgery was the only field of medicine that could uniquely take advantage of her artistic talents and zeal for medicine.
Her approach to medical care is to understand her patient’s aesthetic goals and then to set realistic expectations about the results that are achievable for them. She believes in natural beauty, a simple idea that great aesthetic surgery is imperceptible to even the most trained eye. She achieves this by focusing on the visual ideas of achieving symmetry and balance.
Dr. Judge is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. She completed her General Surgery residency at Cornell University and Temple University and is board certified in General Surgery. In addition, she completed a residency in Plastic Surgery from UC Davis and is board certified in Plastic Surgery.
UC Davis Medical Center Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency
Plastic Surgery, July 2014 – June 2017
Temple University Surgery Residency
General Surgery, July 2011 – June 2014
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Surgery Residency
General Surgery, July 2009 – June 2011
St. George’s University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, August 2005 – May 2009
University of California at Berkeley
B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology; Neuroscience, August 2001 – December 2004
Judge NT; Boudreault DJ; Pu LQ. Secondary Correction of Enophthalmos, an Algorithmic Approach and Index Case. UC Davis Medical Center, Plastic Surgery. CSPS May 2015
Hughes D, Judge T, Spigland N. Tension pneumoperitoneum in a child resulting from high-frequency oscillatory ventilation: a case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Oct: 47(2): 397-399
Tubbs RS, Loukas M, Shahid K, Judge T, et al. Anatomy and quantitation of the subscapular nerves. Clin Anat. 2007 Aug;20(6):656-9
Loukas M, Myers CS, Wartmann CT, Tubbs RS, Judge T, Curry B, Jordan R. The Clinical Anatomy of the Cephalic Vein, in the Deltopectoral Triangle. Folia Morphologica. 2008 Feb;67(1):72-7
“Common Complications and Management of the Post Blepharoplasty Patient” Grand Rounds, UC Davis Medical Center, Division of Plastic Surgery. November 2015
“Breast Reconstruction: Current Techniques and Clarifying a few Questions” Grand Rounds, UC Davis Medical Center, Division of Plastic Surgery. April 2016
“Wound Healing” General Surgery Intern Grand Rounds, UC Davis Medical Center, June 2016
Investigation of expression of NADPH oxidase homologs and proton secretion in human airway epithelia. Primary Investigator: Terry Machen, Ph.D, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley; 2002-2003
Investigation of Glycerol Kinase Deficiency in order to demonstrate that presence of the GK genotype does not necessarily translate into expression of the GKD phenotype. Primary Investigator: Edward McCabe, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; 2001-2002
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