Faculty Details

Peter D. Ray, MD

Title

Associate Professor

Specialty

Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Bio

Dr. Ray is a native of Buffalo, New York. He moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1995 to pursue his surgery career. He obtained board certification in 2002 in general surgery and board certification in plastic surgery in 2009. He completed his fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery under Dr. Luis O. Vasconez and pursued further sub-specialty training in pediatric and craniofacial surgery under Dr. John H. Grant, III. He practiced surgery for the care of facial trauma, pediatric cleft, craniofacial, and burn reconstruction at Children's of Alabama Hospital until moving to Huntington, West Virginia to join the growing Marshall Plastic Surgery Service in 2015.

As a member of the US Army Reserves he served as the Chief of Surgery of the 6250th US Army Hospital in Bosnia-Herzogovina in 2003, as the medical director of the Salerno detachment of the 325th Combat Support Hospital in Afghanistan in 2004-2005, and as the Chief of the 946th Forward Surgical Team in Afghanistan in 2011-2012. He was recently awarded a Bronze Star for his service.

Honors & Memberships

  • Member - American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Member - American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association
  • Member - Southern Medical Association
  • 2014 Kids' Favorite Doctor - Birmingham Parents Magazine
  • 2003, Chief of Surgery of the 6250th US Army Hospital in Bosnia-Herzogovina - U.S. Army Reserves
  • 2004-2005, Medical Director of the Salerno Detachment of the 325th Combat Support Hospital in Afghanistan - U.S. Army Reserves
  • 2011-2012, Chief of the 946th Forward Surgical Team in Afghanistan - U.S. Army Reserves
  • Bronze Star Medal recipient - U.S. Army Reserves

Certifications

  • Board Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Education & Training

  • Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (Buffalo, N.Y.)
  • Residency: University of Alabama - Birmingham - General Surgery (Birmingham, Ala.)
  • Residency: University of Alabama - Birmingham - Plastic Surgery (Birmingham, Ala.)
  • Residency: University of Alabama - Birmingham - Microsurgery and Transplantation Research (Birmingham, Ala.)
  • Fellowship: University of Alabama - Birmingham - Pediatric and Craniofacial Surgery (Birmingham, Ala.)