Shoichiro Tanaka, MD,

Shoichiro Tanaka, MD, MPH

Specializes In
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand & Wrist Surgery, Reconstructive
Languages Spoken
  • Spanish


Sees Patients For

Reconstructive plastic surgery, head to toe breast reconstruction, implant and tissue-based extremity reconstruction hand surgery, microvascular surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, comprehensive skin cancer care, aesthetic surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Alton Memorial Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Christian Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital Shiloh



Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Research Interests

Clinical treatment of skin cancer, plastic surgery in rural settings, outcome studies in hand and upper extremity surgery, assessing accuracy and efficacy of joint injections of the hand, hand injuries related to video game playing

Publications & Research

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Fellowship: Hand and Microsurgery

2021 Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, Louisville, KY

Fellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

2020 Summa Health System, Akron, OH

Residency: General Surgery

2017 Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA

Medical Degree

2012 Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Medicine, Byran, TX

Master's: International Health and Development, Tropical Medicine

2008 Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA