Meet Dr. Rath

Meet Dr. Rath

Stephen A. Rath, MD is a highly esteemed physician and Board Certified Anesthesiologist who specializes in the practice of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Rath has remained dedicated to the pursuit of educational excellence throughout the course of his career, beginning with an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He then went on to receive his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, during which time he served as a Research Assistant for the Department of Anesthesiology and as a Paramedic for the Galveston EMS.

Fervently committed to serving his country, Dr. Rath has also held the positions of: Helicopter Crew Chief in the U.S. Army’s Aviation Brigade, and Anesthesiologist, Field Surgeon, and Flight Surgeon in the Texas Army National Guard. Dr. Rath was then hired as an Anesthesiologist for the Lincoln County Medical Center, where his daily interactions with patients triggered the realization that many individuals (both men and women) had serious concerns about their physical appearance, but did not have access to trained medical practitioners who could safely and effectively address these issues.

This awareness of his patients’ unmet aesthetic enhancement needs led him to explore the rapidly growing field of Aesthetic Medicine, and to undergo extensive training in state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures, focusing on minimally invasive, laser-based skin rejuvenation treatments.  As the Owner and Medical Director of Fusion Medical Spa, located in Ruidoso, New Mexico, Dr. Rath adheres to a patient-centric treatment philosophy rooted in clinical excellence, comprehensive patient education, and the employment of meticulous techniques to highlight the natural beauty of his patients.

Dr. Rath is acutely aware that aesthetic preferences are highly subjective, and that patients benefit from the creation of uniquely personalized treatment plans, which have been tailored to fulfill the specific cosmetic goals of each patient. He takes the time to truly listen to the concerns of his patients, maintaining a high level of accessibility in order to answer any questions that may come up before, during, and after the treatment session.

Dr. Stephen Rath is an Allergan Consultant and physician trainer for the Allergan portfolio of products. He is also a certified physician trainer for the ALMI procedures, the Vampire procedures, and for prolotherapy/stem cell therapy for orthopedic and musculoskeletal pain.  Dr. Rath’s continuing commitment to keeping abreast of the latest trends in aesthetic medicine is evidenced by his membership in prominent medical societies, such as the:

  • American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

If you would like additional information about Dr. Rath, or any of the aesthetic enhancement services offered at Fusion Medical Spa, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to answering your questions and setting up an initial consultation with Dr. Rath.