JANIGA MDs

Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Center

Dr. Timothy Janiga

While Dr. Timothy Janiga is well-versed in all facets of plastic surgery, he’s especially passionate about cosmetic facial surgery, body contouring, and breast surgery.  To honor his hard work and dedication, Dr. Janiga has been awarded with multiple “Top Doctor in Nevada” awards and Patient Satisfaction awards. Dr. Janiga takes the phrase “Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might” to heart. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he brings meticulousness and confidence to everything he takes on.

With Dr. Janiga’s training at a top plastic surgery program, the University of Michigan, board certification, and specialization in cosmetic surgery of the body and face, patients can be sure they are in excellent hands. His highly-respected credentials, academic achievements, and decade of experience are used every day for his patients. Dr. Janiga’s background enables him to make the best decisions for his patients.

Dr. Janiga is emotionally invested in every patient and takes the success of each procedure personally. He routinely takes the time to listen to patients’ concerns in a kind and humble manner to ensure they are comfortable. He is drawn to the detailed nature of plastic surgery and the tremendous sense of accomplishment that comes from the immediate physical and psychological changes that take place for his patients.

Dr. Janiga has always been passionate about community service: he’s an annual sponsor of the Susan G Komen walk, and he gives back to his community through his work on the hospital tumor board and with his breast cancer reconstruction work. In his free time, Dr. Janiga enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and spending time with his family.

Learn about Dr. Timothy Janiga

Dr. Timothy Janiga is an excellent plastic surgeon who consistently delivers excellent results for his patients based on their individual needs.

At Janiga MDs, Dr. Timothy Janiga specializes in plastic surgery and Dr. Jennifer Janiga specializes in dermatology, giving their practice a unique, comprehensive perspective on their patients’ cosmetic needs in the Reno, Nevada area.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2009-Present
  • Selected American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2011-Present
  • Residency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001 – 2007 Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program
  • Educator: Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Toledo, 2007-2009
  • Medical Doctor: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, 2001
  • Dean’s list all four years, member of Golden Key and Phi Kapa Phi Honors Societies
  • 1997 Senior Scholar Award, #1 ranked graduate from the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science: University of Nevada, Reno, 1997

Memberships and Associations

  • American Institute of Plastic Surgeons (AIOPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Elected member of the elite Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society
  • Reed. O. Dingman Society
  • University of Michigan Plastic Surgery Alumni Association
  • Washoe County Medical Society
  • Nevada State Medical Society

Honors

Professional

  • 10 Best Plastic Surgeons in Nevada, American Institute of Plastic Surgeons , 2017, 2016
  • American Registry America’s Most Honored Professionals 2017 – Top 5%
  • Real Self Top Doctor 2017, 2016
  • Finalist, Best Family Owned Business 2016
  • Elected Delegate Nevada State Medical Society

Medical School

  • President and Junior Elected Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, Nevada Chapter
  • The National Dean’s List 2000-2001
  • LMN Bach Achievement Award in Physiology
  • 1999 Gopal Jeanette Das Scholarship Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Outstanding Student in Pathology 1999
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists Award for Academic Excellence
  • Western Student Medical Research Committee Excellence in Research
  • Golden Heart Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Undergraduate

  • Senior Scholar Award- Top ranked graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences 1997
  • Golden Key Honor Society 1995-1997
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 1994-1997
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society 1994-1997
  • Academic Scholarship 1993-1997
  • Dean’s list 1993-1997
  • Member of University of Nevada Honors Program 1993-1999

PUBLICATIONS:

Articles:

1. Dunya M. Atisha, Amy K. Alderman, Timothy A. Janiga, Edwin G. Wilkins. “The Efficacy of the Surgical Delay Procedure in Pedicle TRAM Reconstruction”. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2009.

2. Timothy A. Janiga, Atisha, DA, Wilkins, EG, Alderman, AK. “Ipsilateral Pedicle TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: Are They As Safe As Contralateral Techniques? Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery. 2008; 11: 1-5.

3. Timothy A. Janiga. “Lip and Cheek Reconstruction”. Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery. 2004.

4. Timothy A. Janiga. “Malignant Skin and Soft-Tissue lesions.” Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery. 2004.

5. Timothy A. Janiga, Howard B. Rind, Christopher S. von Bartheld. 2000 “Differential Effects of the Trophic Factors BDNF, NT-4, GDNF and IGF-1 on the Isthmo-Optic Nucleus in Chick Embryos” Journal of Neurobiology 43: 289-303.

6. Timothy A Janiga, Christopher S. von Bartheld. “Differential Effects of Neurotrophic Factors on the Isthmo-Optic Nucleus in Chick Embryos” Journal of Investigative Medicine 1999; 47: 34A-35A.

Abstracts:

1. Dunya M. Atisha, Amy K. Alderman, Timothy A. Janiga, Edwin G. Wilkins. “The Efficacy of the Surgical Delay Procedure in Pedicle TRAM Reconstruction”. American Association of Plastic Surgeons. 2008.

2. Timothy A. Janiga, P. Chang, A. Shaaban, Z. Zheng, D Coberly, AE Cram, and PS Cederna. “The Effects of Low Intensity Direct Current Electrical Stimulation on Capsular Contracture in the Rat Model”. Reed O. Dingman Resident Program and Abstracts 2007.

3. Timothy A. Janiga, Ian F. Lytle, Edwin G. Wilkins, Amy K. Alderman. “Ipsilateral Pedicle TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: Are They as Safe as Contralateral Techniques?” Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference Program and Abstracts 2007.

4. Timothy A. Janiga, Ian F. Lytle, Edwin G. Wilkins, Amy K. Alderman. “Ipsilateral Pedicle TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: Are They as Safe as Contralateral Techniques?” Dingman Resident Program and Abstracts 2006.

5. Timothy A. Janiga, Ian F. Lytle, Edwin G. Wilkins, Amy K. Alderman. “Ipsilateral Pedicle TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: Are They as Safe as Contralateral Techniques?” Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Program and Abstracts 2006.

6. Timothy A. Janiga, Christopher S. von Bartheld. 1999 “Differential Effects of Neurotrophic Factors on the Isthmo-Optic Nucleus in Chick Embryos” Sixteenth Annual George G. Bierkamper Student Research Convocation Program and Abstracts 16: 6.

Presentations:

  • Health of Your Skin Inside and Out, Nevada State Dental Society Meeting, Reno, NV; 2016
  • Health of Your Skin: Inside and Out, Associated Operating Room Nurses Annual Meeting; Reno, NV; 2013.
  • Timothy A. Janiga. “Why Rhinoplasty”. Presented at the Reed O. Dingman Society Research Program. Ann Arbor, Michigan 2010.
  • Timothy A. Janiga. “Dupuytren’s Disease” Rising Stars in Hand Surgery Hand Panel. Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI July 2008.
  • Timothy A. Janiga. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Hand Injuries” Presented at Firelands Regional Medical Center – Meet the Professor Conference – Sandusky, OH June 2008
  • Timothy A. Janiga. “The Efficacy of the Surgical Delay Procedure in Pedicle TRAM Breast Reconstruction”. Presented at The Plastic Surgery Research Council 53 rd Annual Meeting, Springfield, IL May 2008
  • Timothy A. Janiga. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Hand Injuries”. Presented at St. Charles Hospital Grand Rounds, Oregon, Ohio 2007.
  • Timothy A. Janiga, P. Chang, A Shaaban, Z. Zheng, D Coberly, AE Cram, and PS Cederna. “The Effects of Low Intensity Direct Current Electrical Stimulation on Capsular Contracture in the Rat Model”. Presented at the University of Michigan Section of Plastic Surgery Dingman Society Research Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2007.
  • Timothy A. Janiga, Ian F. Lytle, Edwin G. Wilkins, Amy K. Alderman. “Ipsilateral Pedicle TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: Are They as Safe as Contralateral Techniques?” The 2007 Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Pasadena, California 2007.
  • Timothy A. Janiga, Ian F. Lytle, Edwin G. Wilkins, Amy K. Alderman. “Ipsilateral Pedicle TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: Are They as Safe as Contralateral Techniques?” The 52 nd Clinical Meeting of the Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2006
  • Timothy A. Janiga, Ian F. Lytle, Edwin G. Wilkins, Amy K. Alderman. “Ipsilateral Pedicle TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: Are They as Safe as Contralateral Techniques?” Presented at the University of Michigan Section of Plastic Surgery Dingman Society Research Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2006
  • Timothy A. Janiga, Christopher S. von Bartheld. “Differential Effects of the Trophic Factors BDNF, NT-4, GDNF, and IGF-1 on the Isthmo-Optic Nucleus in Chick Embryos”. Presented at the Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, California 1999
  • Timothy A. Janiga, Christopher S. von Bartheld. “Differential Effects of the Trophic Factors BDNF, NT-4, GDNF, and IGF-1 on the Isthmo-Optic Nucleus in Chick Embryos”. Presented at the Sixteenth Annual George G. Bierkamper Research Convocation , Reno, Nevada 1999