My goal is to make the most of a person?s natural beauty while striving for balance and harmony between features, As an art collector, I have an appreciation for the visual form and am more aesthetically inclined. I have also treated patients abroad, gaining an international perspective and additional insight into various skin conditions. I survived stage-four melanoma cancer and wrote a lot of articles on that; it reinforced my zest for life, enabling me to relate better to patients.
San Antonio is home to Dr. Vivian Bucay, M.D., her husband Moises Bucay, a cardiologist and their three daughters. Dr. Bucay is recognized nationally for her expertise in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation through the combined use of neuromodulators, injectable dermal fillers, and skin resurfacing, Considered to be one of the pre-eminent dermatologists in the country, Dr. Bucay's credentials span a wide scope of biomedical research, patient care, and medical education. Licensed in both the United States and Mexico, she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, completing her undergraduate studies in 1983 while serving as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center. She earned her MD in 1987 from Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine. After completing an internship in pediatrics in 1988, Dr. Bucay began a residency in dermatology at The University of Miami School of Medicine which she then completed at Baylor College of Medicine in 1991. Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Bucay serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Bucay serves as faculty on several continuing medical educational initiatives in the USA. She is sought for speaking engagements and has been featured as a keynote speaker across the globe on a wide scope of topics ranging from innovations in facial aesthetics to neuromodulators to cancer survival. A personal battle with stage 4 melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, has enabled Dr. Bucay to connect with her patients in a unique way. Dr. Bucay's patient empathy is borne of the mental, social, and physical challenges she experienced as a patient in her fight with cancer. Cancer free since August 2007, her victory has been an inspiration to her patients. Passionate about skin wellness, Dr. Bucay has been featured as a skin expert in several publications, including Allure, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Elle, More, Shape, Prevention, and Good Housekeeping. Since 2004, Dr. Bucay has been recognized yearly as a Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly Magazine. Dr. Bucay is a Distinguished Physician Member of the Liquid Face Lift Association and is the author or co-author of many publications and is involved in several studies evaluating emerging cosmeceuticals. Undergraduate Johns Hopkins University (full scholarship) Baltimore, MD Aug 1979 – May 1983 Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences Medical School Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Aug 1983 – June 1987 Medical DoctorateInternship Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX July 1987 – June 1988 Internship, Pediatrics Residency University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL July 1988 – June 1989 First-year Residency in Dermatology Residency Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX July 1989 – June 1991 Residency in Dermatology Honors National Merit Scholar (1979) Phi Beta Kappa Teamster International Scholarship (1979-1983) Baylor Trustee Scholarship (1985)