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Staff ~

Dr. Ritz’s staff reflects the same high level of excellence he maintains, and each member is dedicated to extending the personalized and attentive patient care he provides.  Staff members pool their combined eighty years of medical experience in assisting Dr. Ritz in the high standard of medical care he is known for here in the U.S. and internationally.

Staff members include Office Manager, Chris Mitchell, Registered Nurse, Kellie McCullough, and Front Office Reception, Patient Care, and Scheduling, Jenna Ceschin.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Dr. Ronald Ritz, M.D.


Dr. Ritz’s approach to medicine has always been simple and straightforward; to take excellent care of his patients.  In his skilled, compassionate, down to earth, yet highly professional way, he does this with each patient, every day. 

Prior to moving to Durango, Dr. Ritz, had one of the busiest and most successful practices in Los Angeles, California. In his quest to stay true to his principles and fundamental motivations, he relocated to Durango to offer his surgical skills to a smaller community, and enjoy a lifestyle closer to the earth.

Aside from his broad range of experience in surgical technique here in the U.S., Dr. Ritz has practiced extensively in various remote locations around the globe.  His investment in World Medicine and International Surgical Good Will, has enabled him to work with and train many other surgeons in conditions where the need is great. This has allowed him to offer greater depth of empathetic patient care to those he treats here at home.






Dr. Jeffrey Williams

Dr. Jeffrey Williams

Dr. Jeffrey Williams is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the Four Corners area. Besides the normal fellowship in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, he completed additional fellowship training in Hand and Microsurgery at the Kleinert Kutz Institute in Louisville, Kentucky as well as fellowship training in Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Primary Childrens Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Williams has been Board Certified since 2014. He joined Dr. Ritz’s practice in Durango in August 2015.

Dr. Williams’s extensive training provides him with multiple tools to deliver the best care possible to every patient. As an osteopathic surgeon, he practices a holistic approach to patient care which includes a personable bedside manner.

Some areas of clinical expertise are:

  • Breast reconstruction after mastectomy, including DIEP flaps
  • Breast enlargement, reduction, lift, and reconstruction
  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Cleft lip and palate repair
  • Skin care, injectable fillers, and Botox

Dr. Williams also has a passion for helping the underserved through medical missions. He has volunteered and coordinated multiple trips throughout the world including trips to India, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, and Belize. He also volunteers for medical relief during times of major disasters such Hurricane Mitch in Honduras and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Dr. Williams is a member of:

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • The La Plata County Medical Society
  • The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • The American Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ASCFS)