Meet Dr. Erika Sato - Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Erika Sato is a Houston area plastic surgeon board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Sato earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Missouri where she graduated Cum Laude from the Honors College. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri College of Medicine, where she received her Doctorate of Medicine and graduated in the top 25% of her class. She completed both her general surgery and plastic surgery training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. She received multiple awards during her training from both faculty and peers including Resident of the Year as a junior resident and Chief Resident of the year for Memorial Hermann’s storied James “Red” Duke trauma service. Dr. Sato was also selected as an Administrative Chief Resident of Surgery for her final year of general surgery training.

In the course of her plastic surgery training Dr. Sato developed a substantial interest in the field of breast reconstruction, specifically microvascular free tissue transfer. She trained at Memorial Hermann, home to the nation’s busiest trauma service, as well as MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the nation’s premier hospitals for cancer treatment, and performed over 100 microvascular breast and trauma reconstructions during her training.

Dr. Sato also trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, which has a long history of being a recognized leader in providing excellent cosmetic and general plastic surgery care. During this time Dr. Sato studied extensively in the latest techniques in facial and breast aesthetic surgery. Outside of her formal training, she also dedicated much of her time to studying under many regional and national leaders in cosmetic plastic surgery in the Houston area.

Dr. Sato joined HPCS in August 2014 and has built a very busy plastic surgery practice. She has been “second surgeon” in over 75 bilateral free flap breast reconstruction cases consisting of DIEP free flaps and PAP flaps. She specializes in cosmetic body contouring specifically 360 liposuction and fat grafting, and is one of the leading plastic surgeons in Houston when it comes to the very popular Brazilian Butt Lift and natural breast augmentation with fat grafting.

In her free time, Dr. Sato enjoys spending time with her husband, English bulldog “Bucky” , traveling, spinning, running, and pilates/barre at Define.

Professional Organizations and Societies

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Active Member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Candidate for Membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society

Honors and Awards

Rising Star

  • Top 100 by RealSelf 2017
  • Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors: Rising Stars 2017
  • Houston Top Doctor by Texas Magazine 2016 & 2017
  • Top 500 by RealSelf 2015 & 2016
  • Cover MD Monthly Magazine August 2017
  • Featured in VoyageHouston July 2017
  • Chosen as a cast member on Bravo’s Married to Medicine Houston 2016