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.
Dr. Cripe 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.
Dr. Cripe grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan State University, where he was a National Merit Scholar and received bachelor’s degrees in both zoology and journalism. He attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, completing clinical training at Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans. He graduated with honors in 2014.
He is a multi-sport endurance athlete, who enjoys mountain biking, triathlons, rock climbing, scuba diving, and trail running. Dr. Cripe is also an accomplished photographer, with prior experience working on National Geographic projects and leading expeditions internationally.
The variety of practice afforded at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona drew Dr. Cripe and his family to the Flagstaff area. His prior trauma and reconstructive experience led him to seek a diverse work environment.
“Plastic surgery is unique in that it both addresses functional needs and can help restore patient confidence, which is what drew me to the field.”
Dr. Cripe and his wife love the beautiful setting and abundant outdoor opportunities that Flagstaff has to offer, and they welcomed their first child in 2023. They are delighted to be raising their family in Flagstaff.