About Dr. James Wire
Dr. James Wire is a go-to expert for self enhancement surgery in the Midwest. Dr. Wire specializes in facial and breast enhancements as well as antiaging skin care with services including neurotoxins, fillers, lasers, and cosmotology services.
Dr. Wire is native to Minnesota and grew up in Plymouth. After graduating from Armstrong High School, he earned an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies while attending North Hennepin Community College. He transferred to the University of Minnesota and earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics with a Minor Degree in Latin. While an undergraduate, he pursued his interest in aerospace science by participating in an internship program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasedena, CA and also worked in the Bioscience Division of 3M.
While in medical school he worked as a research assistant for Dr. Paul Letourneau in the Department of Cell Biology. His interest in image processing and cell biology resulted in a research paper publication and cover illustration on the Journal of Neurocytology.
Formal general and plastic surgery was completed in Grand Rapids, MI from 1994 to 1999 under the Direction of Dr. Steven Ringler and Dr. Bradley Bengston. The accelerated training program was exceptional for its dedicated exposure to all the specialties of plastic surgery including pediatric, burn, hand, breast reconstruction, microsurgery, trauma, and cosmetic from a staff of over 20 faculty surgeons of national and international recognition.
Dr. Wire chose to focus his interest in hand surgery and after the completion of his plastic surgery residency he accepted a Fellowship in Orthopedic Hand Surgery at SUNY Stonybrook University on Long Island, New York under the supervision of Dr. Lawrence Hurst and Dr. Steven Sampson. During this one year period Dr. Wire also sought out further training in cosmetic surgery with the plastic surgeons at the Manhatten Eye, Ear, and Thoat Hospital.
Finally, after 16 long years of post graduate education, Dr. Wire returned to Minnesota to reunite with family and establish his practice in the Southwest metro area. Dr. Wire has been practicing in Chaska and the surrounding community for over 17 years. His practice has evolved from a broad range of services to now focus on self enhancement procedures (We don’t care for the term “cosmetic”).
Dr. Wire is a strong advocate for patient rights and choices and is committed to patient safety as demonstrated by his commitment to performing all procedures under local anesthesia.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certification for Hand Surgery
BS – University of Minnesota, 1989
MD – University of Minnesota, 1994
General Surgery – Grand Rapids, MI, 1997
Plastic Surgery – Grand Rapids, MI, 1999
Hand Fellowship – State University New York at Stonybrook, 2000
Hospital Appointment Medical Staff
St Francis Hospital, Shakopee, MN
Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, MN
Past President of the Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
University of Minnesota Faculty Instructor Department of Plastic Surgery
Private Pilot Aircraft Certification
Private Pilot Glider Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
Avid Scuba Diver With Over 1000 Dives