Stephen Lex, M.D. - Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona

Brian A. Cripe, M.D.


 Dr. Brian Cripe joined the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona Staff in August of 2022. He moved from Roanoke, VA after completing his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Carilion Clinic, where he served as Chief Resident. During residency Dr. Cripe authored multiple scientific articles and textbook chapters and presented research at conferences nationwide. 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. 

Dr. Cripe is a multisport endurance athlete, enjoying mountain biking, triathlon, and trail running. He is also an accomplished terrestrial and underwater photographer, with prior experience including leading expeditions throughout the world. 

The variety of practice afforded at PSNA drew Dr. Cripe and his family to the Flagstaff area. His prior trauma and reconstructive experience led him to seek a diverse work environment, and his special areas of interest include limb salvage, peripheral nerve surgery and oncologic reconstruction. “Plastic surgery is unique in that it both addresses functional needs and can help restore patient confidence, which is what dew me to the field.” 

Dr. Cripe and his wife have been enjoying the beautiful setting and abundant outdoor opportunities that Flagstaff has to offer, and are expecting their first child in 2023. They are delighted at the prospect of raising their family in Flagstaff.