Ralph touches on subjects from plastic surgery to pro wrestling to wine.

Ralph W. Bashioum (@nipntuck) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Thelma and John Bashioum on December 9, 1951. He grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and graduated from Peters Township High School in 1969. After completing the Chemistry Honors Program at Arizona State University, he graduated summa cum laude in 1973. He entered the University of Utah as a chemistry graduate student and completed the Surgery Honors Program and received his Medical Doctorate in 1978. His post graduate study continued at Northwestern University as a general surgery resident for three years, with an additional three years training in the specialty of plastic surgery.