Brian Cripe, M.D.

Experienced Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon Serving Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona, and Verde Valley

Brian Cripe, M.D., is an award-winning, board-eligible plastic and reconstructive surgeon proudly working with the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona practice. Dr. Cripe specializes in cosmetic surgery, limb salvage, peripheral nerve microsurgery, hand surgery, and oncologic reconstructive procedures. He has performed over 6,000 surgical cases during his nine-year career as a surgeon.

Education & Training

Brian Cripe, M.D., received his medical education at the University of Queensland and Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, before completing Virginia Tech Carilion’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery six-year residency program. He has authored numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters and has presented his research findings at national plastic surgery conferences.

The University of Queensland
M.D., Medicine and Surgery
Clinical Rotations Completed at Ochsner Health

University of Miami
M.S., Marine Biology

Michigan State University
BA, Journalism
B.S., Zoology

Carilion Clinic – Virginia Tech Carilion
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency (2016 – 2022)
General Surgery Intern Year (2015 – 2016)

  • Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Flap: Harvest Technique and Prophylactic Volar Locked Plating” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Nov. 2023)
  • “Predictors of Mortality and Revision Following Digital Amputation for Infection and Necrosis” Journal of Hand Surgery (March, 2023)
  • “Functional and Surgical Anatomy of the Face”
  • “Improving Consistency and Completeness in Clinical Photography” Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2020. | Awarded Outstanding Resident Presentation
  • “Predictors of Mortality and Revision Following Digital Amputation” Southeastern Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, 2020 | Runner-up, Glancy for Outstanding Resident Presentation
  • “Long-Term Effects of a Diabetes Boot Camp on Measures of Diabetic Care” The Ochsner Journal, 2015
  • “Joint Replacement Outcomes after Abdominal Organ Transplantation” Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, 2015
  • “A Study Comparing 3 Unique Injection Protocols Used During Knee Arthroscopy on Patient Outcomes in the Immediate Post-Operative Period” Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, 2014
  • “A Comparision of Perioperative Injections on Postoperative Pain Control in Knee Arthroscopy” Ochsner Research Day, 2014
  • “Impact of Intra-Operative Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection During Knee Arthroscopy on Post-Operative Pain” Ochsner Research Day, 2014
  • “Long-Term Effects of a Diabetes Boot Camp on Measures of Diabetic Care” Ochsner Research Day, 2014
  • “A Comparision of Perioperative Injections on Postoperative Pain Control in Knee Arthroscopy” Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, 2014



Breast Surgery

Enhance breast symmetry, volume, and shape while achieving natural-looking results.


Face and Neck Procedures

Accentuate naturally beautiful features, rejuvenate aging skin, while sculpting the face, neck, and chin.


Body Contouring

Sculpt, slim down, and reshape the arms, abdomen, flanks, thighs, and buttocks while maximizing results.


Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

Relieve pain, swelling, numbness, and restore function by rejuvenating nerves, tendons, and tissues throughout the lower arm and hand.


Reconstructive Surgery

Repair damaged tissues, bones, and nerves throughout the face and body to restore healthy function, appearance, and form.


Surgical Oncology

Excision and biopsy of cancerous masses in the skin, soft tissues, and sentinel lymph nodes while preserving healthy tissue and minimizing scarring.


Non-Surgical Cosmetic

Prevent signs of aging and accentuate natural features with non-invasive botox, fillers, and laser resurfacing treatments.

Book a Consultation

To book a consultation with Dr. Cripe or one of his partners, please contact Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona. The practice serves Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona, Kingman, and Verde Valley in Arizona.

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