Meet Dr. Tina Ho - Facial Plastic Surgeon

Now seeing patients in Wayne and the surrounding Main Line area and Center City Philadelphia

Dr. Tina Ho is a fellowship-trained female facial plastic surgeon serving Center City Philadelphia and the surrounding metropolitan region and greater tri-state area including the Main Line, Montgomery County (King of Prussia), Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, New Jersey (Cherry Hill), New York (New York City), and Delaware.

Dr. Tina Ho
Dr. Tina Ho
Dr. Tina Ho

Thuy-Van Tina Ho, MD
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Tina Ho is a fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and board-certified head and neck surgeon serving greater Philadelphia. She attended the College of William and Mary as a 1693 Scholar, part of the university’s most selective merit-based scholarship program. Dr. Ho then obtained a degree in medicine at the University of Virginia, where she received several honors, including the Vietnamese American Medical Association National Scholarship. She matched into the highly competitive specialty of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and completed a five-year residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, one of the top clinical programs in the country. Dr. Ho then pursued a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago and trained under Dr. Dean Toriumi and Dr. Steven Dayan, world-renowned leading authorities in rhinoplasty and injectable procedures.

Dr. Ho is a highly respected female surgeon in the medical community, noted for her charitable work, scientific contributions, and impressive leadership. She is a proud member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. As a female facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho is both approachable and relatable to her patients and strives to empower them with beautiful, natural results. Her philosophy is to provide the highest standard of individualized care in greater Philadelphia for a broad spectrum of facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures.​​

“I am so impressed with Dr. Tina Ho”

– Written on October 23, 2020
Understanding the Challenges Women Face with Plastic Surgery I am writing this review because I am so impressed with Dr. Tina Ho. About 7 years ago, I had plastic surgery by one of the best plastic surgeons in the Manhattan/Greenwich, Ct area. A surgeon whose clients include many tv personalities including Kathy Lee. I was very pleased with the results. Needless to say, years later I looked to have some refresher work done, luckily I found Dr. Tina Ho who specializes in plastic surgery in the Bucks County/Philadelphia area. She has extensive experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery techniques. She also strives to provide meticulous, creative, and personalized care throughout the entire surgical process with the end goal of delivering beautiful and natural results.
So why do recommend Dr. Ho? While women continue to make up the majority of plastic surgery patients, most surgeons are male. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the female-to-male ratio of plastic surgeons is approximately 1:5. Opening up to a stranger about your insecurities can be nerve-wracking. That said, a female plastic surgeon better understands the feelings you have about your body and its aging process. With a female plastic surgeon, you can trust that you’ll be treated with the utmost compassion. You may also feel more comfortable showing another woman the areas of your body you’d like to enhance without fear of judgment. I can attest to the fact that sitting in front of a male plastic surgeon, even one of the best, (picking apart your face/body) is both embarrassing, intimidating, and humiliating. Plus, it is hard to point out concerns about our faces or body to a man. However, a female plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Ho, can identify more closely with how women’s bodies develop over time. Ultimately it’s easier to talk to woman-to-woman about your problem areas, so it might be best to work with a female surgeon. It is a given that all plastic surgeons want you to feel more confident in your appearance, but a woman can better understand your body and why you’re seeking plastic surgery. As a female plastic surgeon and mother, Dr. Ho can help you translate your treatment goals into realistic outcomes. If you’re a woman looking into cosmetic surgery and to achieve your desired aesthetic, it’s worth your time to consult with Dr. Tina Ho who’s not only qualified and experienced, but your same gender. She takes the time to discuss your surgical goals and expected outcomes, as well as, the surgery and recovery process. She is extremely accessible, and makes it a point to address any questions or concerns you may have, and she focuses on recommending the right procedure(s) for you. Dr. Tina Ho has a passion for combining surgery with aesthetics to help you achieve a youthful face and body that’s beautiful, proportional and natural-looking. She knows that no two patients are the same and she takes the time to understand your unique surgical goals. Dr. Ho takes great pride in seeing her patients enjoy a boost in their confidence and self-esteem following plastic surgery. A very satisfied, Dr.M Dr. M
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CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2017-2018Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Mentors: D Toriumi, MD; S Dayan, MD
2012-2017Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Residency
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
2008-2012Doctor of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine,
Charlottesville, VA
2004-2008Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Second Major in International Relations (Summa cum laude)
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
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    Dr. Ho has volunteered on several medical and surgical mission trips (Antigua, Guatemala, 2016).
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    Dr. Ho completed a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
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    At the University of Kansas, Dr. Ho trained under facial plastic surgeon mentors Dr. J David Kriet and Dr. Clint Humphrey.
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    Dr. Ho is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon and trained with Dr. Steven Dayan, world-renowned leading authority in injectable procedures and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
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    Dr. Ho is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon and trained with Dr. Dean Toriumi, world-renowned leading authority in rhinoplasty.
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    Dr. Ho is an avid admirer of Impressionist Art (Musee de l’Orangerie, Paris).
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    Dr. Ho is an avid admirer of Impressionist Art (Monet’s gardens, Giverny)
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    Dr. Ho has volunteered on several medical and surgical mission trips (Operation Smile Vietnam, 2009).
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    Dr. Ho has presented her research in facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery at numerous national meetings (AHNS International Conference, 2016).

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2020-Present Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Center City Dermatology, Philadelphia, PA
2020-Present Adjunct Faculty, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
2020-Present Adjunct Faculty, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
2019-PresentFacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Rejuvenation Medical Aesthetics, Newtown, PA
2018-2019Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology, Philadelphia, PA
2017-2018Clinical Instructor, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
2008-2009Intern, Operation Smile Vietnam Headquarters, Hanoi, Vietnam
2006Intern, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
2005Intern, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD
2003-2008Intern, Reconstructive surgery practice of Anne M. Nickodem, MD, Annandale, VA
2002Executive Intern to the Executive Director, Association for Women in Science National Office, Washington, D.C.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2019John Orlando Roe Award
Honors the AAFPRS Fellow who submits best clinical research paper submitted during the current fellowship year
​2016Third Place Poster, AHNS 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer
2016Devaiah Award for Excellence in Scientific Contributions
Honors best resident-published paper at University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology
2012Edgar J. Shannon Award of the Z Society
Honors one graduating student from each school selected by their peers for academic success and extracurricular involvement at the University of Virginia
2012University of Virginia School of Medicine Leadership Award
2012University of Virginia Center for Global Health Scholar Award in Medicine
2011Vietnamese American Medical Association National Scholarship Recipient
2011The Raven Society (University of Virginia’s most prestigious honorary society)
2009-2012Florence L. Smith Medical Scholarship Recipient
2009Tylenol National Scholarship Recipient
2004-20081693 Scholar, College of William & Mary
William & Mary’s most selective merit-based scholarship with benefits including full tuition, general fees, and room and board annually and a $5000 stipend for an independent research project
2007-2008Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, District IX (Ohio & Virginia)
2008Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity Nu Rho Chapter Distinguished Service Key
2008William & Mary Career Center Multicultural Achievement Award
2006-2008Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society (Chapter President 2006-2007)
2007-2008Mortar Board, Inc. Leadership Honor Society
2004-2008Commonwealth of Virginia’s Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Recipient
2006Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Scholarship Recipient
2004Lasallian Alumni Association’s “Illuminating the Way” Service Award

Publications

Ho TT, Cerrati EW, Gandhi ND, Kalbag A, Dayan SH. Premaxillary injection for perioral rejuvenation and lip enhancement. Aesthetic Surgery Journal (In press, published online March 2019).

Dayan S, Ho T. Nose augmentation in men – cannula technique. In: Calcium Hydroxylapatite Soft Tissue Fillers: Expert Treatment Techniques. J van Loghem, ed., CRC Press, Abingdon, United Kingdom (In press).

Ho T, Toriumi D. Primary and secondary Asian rhinoplasty: personal approach. In: Global Rhinoplasty: Multi-Ethnic Approaches to Surgery of the Nose, Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, USA (In press).

Ho T, Dixon T. Racial and ethnic considerations in facelift. In: Expert Techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery: An Analytical Approach to Face and Neck Lifts Surgery, Jaypee Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India (In press).

Dayan SH, Bacos JT, Ho TT, Gandhi ND,Gutierrez-Borst S, Kalbag A. Topical skin therapies in subjects undergoing full facial rejuvenation. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019;00:1-8. (DOI: 10.1111/jocd.12977)

Ho TT, Bacos JT, Dayan SH. Corner of the mouth — reversing the earliest sign of aging. Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Apr;35(2):172-175.

Dayan SH, Bacos JT, Gandhi ND, Ho TT, Arjun K. Assessment of the impact of perioral rejuvenation with hyaluronic acid filler on projected first impressions and mood perceptions. Dermatol Surg 2018; 00:1-9. (DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001613)

Dayan SH, Bacos JT, Ho TT, Ghandi ND, Arjun K. A pilot study evaluating the efficacy and safety of ARTISS human fibrant sealant in external rhinoplasty. Aesthet Plast Surg 2018: Apr; 42(2):590-597. (DOI: 10.1007/s00266-017-1039-0)

Dayan SH, Ho TT, Bacos JT, Ghandi ND, Arjun K, Gutierrez-Borst S. A randomized study to assess the efficacy of skin rejuvenation therapy in combination with neurotoxin and full facial filler treatments. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018: Jan; 17(1):48-54. (PMID: 29320587)

Ho TT, Hamill CS, Sykes K, Kraft SM. Work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among otolaryngologists by subspecialty: a national survey. Laryngoscope 2018 March; 128:632-640. (DOI: 10.1002/lary.26859)

Ho TT, Sykes K, Kriet JD, Humphrey C. Cartilage graft donor site morbidity following rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction patients. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr 2017. Advance online publication. (DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607065)

Ho TT, Cochran T, Sykes K, Humphrey C, Kriet JD. Costal and auricular cartilage grafts for nasal reconstruction: an anatomic analysis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2017 Oct; 126(10): 706-711. (DOI: 10.1177/0003489417727549)

Ho T, Chowdhury N, Kandl C, Hoover C, Robinson A, Hoover L. Genealogical databases as a tool for extending follow-up in clinical reviews. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2016 Aug; 6(8): 880-882. (PMID: 27013063)

Ho T, Weatherly R, Kaye A. Oral synechiae: a case presentation of airway and surgical management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol Extra 2016 Jan; 12: 7-9. (DOI: 10.1016/j.pedex.2016.01.003)

Lin KY, Black JS, Wang JS, Kerpelman J, Ho TT, Borowitz K. An outcome study of a 2-flap pushback palatoplasty used in the treatment of wide cleft palates. J Craniofac Surg 2015; 26(3): 620-4. (PMID: 25978777)

Presentations

Ho TT, Cerrati EW, Gandhi ND, Kalbag A, Dayan SH. Premaxillary injection for perioral rejuvenation and lip enhancement. Oral presentation at AAFPRS Fall Meeting, San Diego, California, October 23, 2019.

Ho TT, Cochran T, Sykes K, Humphrey C, Kriet JD. Costal and auricular cartilage grafts for nasal reconstruction: an anatomic analysis. Oral presentation at LSU Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Didactic Day, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 3, 2017.

Ho TT, Sykes K, Kriet JD, Humphrey C. Cartilage graft donor site morbidity following rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction patients. Oral presentation at LSU Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Didactic Day, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 3, 2017.

Ho TT, Sykes K, Kraft SM. Work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among facial plastic surgeons: a national survey. Poster presentation at AAFPRS Fall Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, October 26, 2017.

Ho TT, Hamill CS, Sykes K, Kraft SM. Work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among otolaryngologists by subspecialty: a national survey. Oral presentation at Triological Society Spring Meeting, San Diego, California, April 29, 2017.

Ho TT, Sykes K, Shnayder Y, Kakarala K. Assessment of patient education for free flap reconstruction of the head and neck. Poster presentation at AHNS International Conference, Seattle, Washington, July 18, 2016.

Ho TT, Yalamanchali S, Ransom E, Shnayder Y. An unusual presentation of carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the sublingual gland with pleomorphic adenoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma components. Poster presentation at AHNS International Conference, Seattle, Washington, July 18, 2016.

Ho TT, Cochran T, Sykes K, Humphrey C, Kriet JD. Costal and auricular cartilage grafts for nasal reconstruction: an anatomic analysis. Oral presentation at AAFPRS Spring Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 2016.

Ho TT, Sykes K, Kriet JD, Humphrey C. Cartilage graft donor site recovery in rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction patients. Oral presentation at AAFPRS Spring Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 2016.

Ho TT, Weatherly R, Kaye A. Oral synechiae: a case presentation of airway and surgical management and review of the literature. Poster presentation at SENTAC Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, December 4-6, 2015.

Ho TT, Chowdhury N, Kandl C et al. Genealogical databases as a tool for extending follow-up in clinical reviews. Poster presentation at American Rhinologic Society Spring Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, April 22-26, 2015.

Black J, Ho TT, Lin KY. Modified two-flap pushback palatoplasty without nasal mucosal closure: an outcome study. Oral presentation at American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, April 17-21, 2012.

Chen PG, Ho TT, Payne SC. Radiographic analysis of posterior ethmoid sinus height. Poster presentation at Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida, January 26-28, 2012.

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES

2019-PresentAmerican Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Committees
Fellowship Committee: Research Review and Fellowship Subcommittees
Publications Committee
Young Physicians Committee
Women in Facial Plastic Surgery Committee
June 2016Medical Missions Foundation volunteer surgeon (Antigua, Guatemala)
2008-2012SMD Class of 2012 President, University of Virginia School of Medicine
2012-PresentElected Class Representative, University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association
2005-2006William & Mary Medical Relief medical missions to Nicaragua and Costa Rica
2004-2008Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Nu Rho Chapter (Secretary 2006)
2004-2008Up ‘til Dawn philanthropic organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
2005-2006Elected Member, College of William & Mary Undergraduate Honor Council
2006-2008Elected Student Representative, College of William & Mary Board of Visitors
2004-2008W&M Vietnamese Student Association (Co-President 2007)
2004-2007Volunteer Youth Sports Coach in Soccer, Basketball, Field Hockey

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2015-PresentAmerican Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2012-PresentAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery - American Academy of Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgery, inc.
American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

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