James R. Payne M.D.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

1334 Nelson Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
209.524.9904 T
209.524.4 1 0 1 F

Curriculum Vitae


  • Lincoln High School: Stockton, California (1967–1971)
  • University of the Pacific: Stockton, California (1972–1975: entered medical school after 3 years of college prior to graduating)
  • University of California at San Francisco Medical School (1976–1980)
  • General surgery residency at Valley Medical Center: Fresno, California (1980–1982)
  • ENT residency at the University of Arizona: Tucson, Arizona (1982–1985)
  • Plastic surgery residency at the University of Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky (1985–1987)
  • Amelia Brown Frazier Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery at the University of Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky (1987–1988)
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at Merritt Hospital: Oakland, California (1989)

Special Awards

Recipient of the William E. Brohm Award for “Oustanding Graduating Surgery Resident” at the University of Louisville. Presented by Dr. Hiram Polk, Chairman of the Department of General Surgery and by Dr. Leonard Weiner, Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Division to Dr. Payne upon completion of his residency in Plastic Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose, and Throat Surgery) Board Certified: 1985
  • Plastic Surgery Board Certified: 1992

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • California Medical Association
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Maliniac Fellow American Society of Plastic Surgery

Additional Distinguishing Activity in the field of Plastic Surgery:

  • Dr. Payne has traveled to Mexico, Guatemala, and the Philippines to participate in medical missions to help impoverished people. The surgery being performed includes cleft lip and palate work, reconstructive surgery post burns, hand and upper extremity surgery, treatment of a variety of tumors, and other reconstructive plastic surgery
  • Served 2 years as a Stanislaus County Young Physician Representative to the California Medical Association: 1992–1994)
  • Served 4 years on Doctors Medical Center Board of Governors: 1998–2002
  • Served 2 years as Chief of Surgery Department at Doctors Medical Center: 2000–2002
  • Chief of Surgery at Stanislaus Surgical Hospital: 2005–2007
  • Emergency Room On-Call Director/Coordinator for Facial Trauma Panel at Modesto Area Hospitals: 1999-present
  • Has participated in various physician committees at Modesto area hospitals

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