Vivian Ting, M.D.,F.A.C.S, is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery

She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF Medical Center where she begin her practice in 2013 before coming to Walnut Creek in 2006. Her Practice, Veritas Plastic Surgery, is located in Walnut Creek near John Muir Medical Center. She specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face and body and reconstruction for breast and skin cancer. She has full privileges at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, and courtesy privileges at UCSF Medical Center. She operates at both John Muir Medical Center and Aspen Surgery Center, where she is a member of the Medical Executive Committee.


Dr. Ting graduated magna cum laude in biology from Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1988. She received her medical degree in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and was elected to the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). After completing an internship in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, she decided to pursue a career in surgery. She completed a full general surgery residency at the University of Rochester in New York. During this time, she also completed a year-long fellowship in tissue engineering and microsurgery research with the prestigious Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center where she created a technique to engineer ear and nose-shaped cartilages for potential surgical use.

She then decided to follow her true passion and returned to Boston to complete a full plastic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Program in 2003. where she was Chief Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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She completed a traveling fellowship to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, a center of renowned international microsurgical excellence and Asian aesthetic surgery, and a visiting cosmetic surgery fellowship at the Manhattan Eye and Ear Institute under the tutelage of Drs. Sherell Aston, Daniel Baker and Alan Matarasso, all internationally recognized for excellence in cosmetic surgery. She has been able to utilize her extensive training and experience to craft outstanding results in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Ting is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and a member of the following organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS)
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)

She has frequently addressed the local community on breast reconstruction topics and is a panel member of the John Muir Breast Tumor Board. She is a member of  the Medical executive Committee at Aspen Surgery Center.

Dr. Ting has been awarded Talk of the Town distinction for excellent patient review ratings, and is listed as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. Her high patient satisfaction rate is reflected in the positive feedback registered with Healthgrades, Yelp and other online medical evaluation sites.

In her spare time, she raises her son Michael, is a room parent in the Chinese American International School, and is interested in organic gardening and bilingual education. Her charitable interests include cleft lip and palate surgery on mission trips and fundraising for the annual John Muir Breast Health Services “Evening in pink” event which provides free screenings and diagnostic studies to unserved women in Contra Costa County.


  • Harvard University, 1988 – Magna cum laude, Biology

Medical School:

  • University of Pennsylvania, 1993 [Ivy League] Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society


  • Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery – New York and California – 2004, recertified 2014

Residency and Fellowship Training:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Internship, Internal Medicine)
  • University of Rochester Medical Center (General Surgery), 2000
  • Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program (Plastic Surgery), 2003
  • New York University Medical Center (Microsurgery and Tissue Engineering Research Fellow, Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), 1996
  • Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan (Visiting Scholar, Plastic Surgery), 2003