Dr. Hustak was born on an Apache Indian Reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona. She started to develop her fine dexterity as an artistic young child while beading Native American jewelry at her grandmother’s trading post. Her mother worked as a surgical first assist for an aesthetic plastic surgeon, and Dr. Hustak, at age 14, eagerly watched her first surgery. This sparked her passion for the field. Her father, a proud Mexican American businessman, instilled the drive and determination necessary to reach her ambitious goals.
Dr. Hustak’s training started in Ohio where she lived for 8 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Medical Technology from The Ohio State University in 2004. She subsequently enrolled in medical school and completed a medical mission in Trujillo, Peru, where she expanded her international surgical interests. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2008, Dr. Hustak married her best friend and classmate, Dr. Erik Hustak, and settled in Texas.
For 6 years, Dr. Hustak completed a highly competitive integrated plastic surgery program at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. She rotated through multiple well-respected hospitals including John Sealy Hospital, Shriner’s Burn Hospital for Children, MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, Clearlake Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, and Mainland Medical Center.
Dr. Hustak’s commitment to excellence in plastic surgery is evident. While at UTMB, she was recognized with multiple accolades. In 2013, her peers recognized her as the UTMB Plastic Surgery Resident of the Year. In 2014, she was an Overall Outstanding UTMB Resident of the Year Nominee, an award only bestowed to a few residents that year out of over 500 residents. She also earned the UTMB 2014 Outstanding Resident Leadership Award and the 2014 Golden Scalpel Outstanding Surgical Resident of the Year.
Dr. Hustak is a loving wife and mother. Her husband is an academic anesthesiologist, specializing in cancer pain management. During residency, they were blessed with two beautiful children, Trenton Kade and Tatum Belle. With her family’s love and support, Dr. Hustak is committed to utilizing her talents to rejuvenate your body and restore form and function, while refreshing your soul through the art of plastic surgery.