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Raymond W. Tse, MD

Raymond W. Tse, MD

Plastic Surgery, Brachial Plexus, Orthopedics, Craniofacial, Hand and Upper Extremity

On staff since November 2009

Children's Title: Brachial Plexus Program Director

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

"It’s funny how life and dreams can take you places. After training as a plastic surgeon, then a hand surgeon, and then a cleft surgeon, life has brought me to Seattle Children’s. Treating the most important people in the world (kids) with irregularities that were there from day one or sometime not too long afterwards is highly rewarding. Whether the focus is on a child with a cleft, an ear anomaly, a birth paralysis, or a congenital hand difference, the approach is the same – to partner with the family and provide the best possible care. I’ve had many mentors throughout my career and I continue to learn and grow everyday but now it’s mostly the kids and their families that I learn from. I continue to strive for the unattainable because I know that my work is making an impact now and will last a lifetime."

Making a Difference


DeniseAuburn, Washington10.03.12
This team was a Godsend to my grand daughter, Kayla. She was born with severe Brachial Plexus injury to her left arm. Dr. Tse completed two nerve transfers for Kayla at 6 months of age. We have spent many hours with this wonder doctor and his team of therapists (Heidi & Sarah) and hospital staff. What an amazing place. You would never find a doctor or therapists more loving and caring then these. They have the children totally at heart. Thank you so much for what you do! You all will never know what you have meant to Kayla and our family. God bles you all.
AngelicaGreenville, SC04.16.12
Having a child born with a physical deformity is a scary and challenging thing. Choosing the person who will affect your child's face and life forever is a huge decision, and I'm glad that I found Dr. Tse when I needed to. He is incredibly compassionate, very knowledgeable and competent and did an amazing job repairing my son's cleft lip and palate. He had joined the SCH team right when my son was getting ready for his first surgery, so he was one of Dr. Tse's first patients at SCH. I am still in awe at the wonderful gift he gave my child, and would be proud to recommend him to yours if you're facing that difficult choice. The whole team at SCH was great, and it's kind and awesome doctors like this one that are part of it.
Recommend Dr. Raymond Tse


Board Certification(s)
Plastic Surgery (Non-ABMS)
Medical/Professional School
University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario
Plastic Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London
Hand Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford
Pediatric Plastic Surgery (Non-Board Specialty), Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Clinical Interests

Cleft Lip and Palate, Brachial Plexus Palsy, Congenital Hand Anomalies, Ear Reconstruction

Research Description

Cleft lip and palate
Brachial plexus palsies


Suprascapular nerve reconstruction in obstetrical brachial plexus palsy: spinal accessory nerve transfer versus C5 root grafting.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2011 Jun: 2391-6
Thumb Reconstruction
Weinzweig J, ed. Plastic Surgery Secrets Plus, 2nd Edition , 2010: 755-60
Sensibility following innervated free TRAM flap for breast reconstruction: Part II. Innervation improves patient-rated quality of life.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2009 Nov: 1419-25
Objective measurements for grading the primary unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2008 Sep: 874-80
Late reconstruction for ulnar nerve palsy.
Hand clinics , 2007 Aug: 373-92, vii
Rounding of the inferior rectus muscle as an indication of orbital floor fracture with periorbital disruption.
The Journal of otolaryngology , 2007 Jun: 175-80
Rounding of the inferior rectus muscle as a predictor of enophthalmos in orbital floor fractures.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery , 2007 Jan: 127-32
The white-eyed medial blowout fracture.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2007 Jan: 277-86
Sensibility following innervated free TRAM flap for breast reconstruction.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2006 Jun: 2119-27; discussion 2128-30
Sentinel node biopsy as an adjunct to limb salvage surgery for epithelioid sarcoma of the hand.
World journal of surgical oncology , 2005 Jun 29: 41
Enhanced Dupuytren's disease fibroblast populated collagen lattice contraction is independent of endogenous active TGF-beta2.
BMC musculoskeletal disorders , 2004 Nov 12: 41
Plastic Surgery
M, Rottenberg R, eds. 2000 MCCQE Review Notes and Lecture Series. 16th ed , 2000


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Team Building for Cleft CarePan African Association of Cleft Lip and PalateKumasi, GhanaJuly 13, 2011
Alveolar Bone Grafting for Cleft Lip and PalatePan African Association of Cleft Lip and PalateKumasi, GhanaJuly 12, 2011
Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair - Principles and TechniquePan African Association of Cleft Lip and PalateKumasi, GhanaJuly 11, 2011
Update on Surgical Care for Brachial Plexus PalsiesWashington Society of Plastic Surgeons ConferenceLake Chelan, WAJune 25, 2011
Brachial Plexus Palsies in Infants and ChildrenAnchorage Alaska Pediatric Grand Rounds Anchorage, AKJune 7, 2011
A Report of a Newborn with Isolated Lower BrachialXVII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus SurgeryLisbon, PortugalMay 19, 2011
Surgical Treatment of the Brachial PlexusWashington State Hand Therapy GroupBothell, WAMarch 29, 2011
Brachial Plexus Palsies in Infants and ChildrenNorth Pacific Pediatric Society 182nd Scientific ConferencePortland, ORMarch 11, 2011
A Review of Congenital Hand DifferencesCanadian Plastic Surgery Chief Resident Review CourseOttawa, CanadaFeb. 27, 2011
Congenital Hand DifferencesVisiting Professor VIHA Plastic SurgeryVictoria, CanadaJuly 5, 2010
Microtia Reconstruction - The Nagata TechniqueWashington Society of Plastic Surgeons ConferenceSuncadia, WAMay 2, 2010

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.9.220 - Plastic Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Seattle Children's Tri-Cities Clinic
900 Stevens Dr.
Suite 204
Richland, WA 99352-3557

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