Education & Postdoctoral Training

1981 B. S. Degree City University of New York

1983 M. D. Degree New York University School of Medicine

1983-1988 Internship/Residency in General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York

1988-1990 Residency in Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

1990-1991 Fellowship in Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA 

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

1984 New York License Registration

1989 California License Registration

1994 American Board of Plastic Surgery Certificate

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1990-1991 Clinical Assistant Professor in Plastic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine

1991- 1996 Assistant Professor in Plastic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine

1997- 1997 Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine

1997-present Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

1990-1997 Active Staff, UCLA Medical Center

1990-1997 Active Staff, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

1991-1997 Consultant, Olive View Medical Center

1995-1997 Consultant, Century City Hospital

1997-present Attending Staff, NYU Langone Medical Center Attending Staff, Bellevue Hospital

1998-present Attending Staff, MEETH (Manhattan, Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital)

2008-present Attending Staff, Lenox Hill Hospital

OTHER PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND MAJOR VISITING APPOINTMENTS

1995 Visiting Lecturer, International Visiting Professor Lecture Series,Italy

1995 Developing Consultant, Clinical Protocol for Inflatable Balloon Dissector in Plastic Surgery, McGhan Corporation

1995 Plastic Surgery consultant on Implant Rupture research-FDA Study Section Commissioner David Kessler

1996 Grand Review Committee, Ad Hoc Review Study Section, National Institutes of Health

1996-97 Surgical and Invasive Procedures Oversight Committee, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

1996-97 Surgical Education Committee, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

1998-Present Resident Education Committee, NYU Medical Center, New York, New York

2003-2004 Breast Cosmetic/Reconstructive (ASPS) Subcommittee of the Scientific Program Committee

AWARDS AND HONORS

1982 Winner of Yearbook Cover Design Competition, NYU School of Medicine

1983 Medical Student Representative, Art Exhibition Committee, NYU School of Medicine

1985 First Prize in Painting, Mount Sinai Medical Center Art Festival, New York

1989 Basic Science Research Award, Robert H. Ivy Society

1990 Basic Science Research Award, Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society

2001-Present Castle Connolly Medical: Top Doctor: New York Metro Area Award

2003-Present Consumers' Research Council of America: America's Top Surgeons Award

2004-Present Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: Gay Clark Stoddard Memorial Award

2006 ASPS/PSEF Recognition Award

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

International 

1992 Panel Chairperson, Breast Reconstruction Section, International Microsurgery Society - Greece

1995 International Panelist, "Management of Symptomatic Breast Implant Patients," International Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Society - New York

National and Regional
1995 Plastic Surgery Consultant on Implant Rupture Research, FDA Study Section with Commissioner David Kessler

1995 Chairperson for National Panel, "Management of Symptomatic Breast Implant Patients," American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons - Canada

1995 Grant Review Committee, Ad Hoc Review Study Section, National Institutes of Health

1996 National Panelist, "Reconstructive Surgical Management of Post-Implant Removal Patients," American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Florida

1996 Panel Participant, "Point-counterpoint Free TRAM vs Pedicle TRAM," 13th annual American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery meeting - Scottsdale, Arizona

2000 Scientific Session Moderator "69th Annual Scientific Meeting" American Society of Plastic Surgeons

2004 Scientific Committee Program "73rd Annual Scientific Meeting" American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Philadelphia

2005 Scientific Committee Program "74th Annual Scientific Meeting" American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Chicago, Illinois

University of California, Los Angeles
1993 Surgical Faculty Retreat-Retirement Plan Committee, UCLA Medical Center

1993-1996 Legislative Assembly, UCLA Academic Senate

1996-1997 Surgical and Invasive Procedures Oversight Committee, UCLA Medical Center

1996-1997 Surgical Education Committee, UCLA Medical Center

New York University, New York1998-Present Resident Education Committee, NYU Medical Center

2006-Present Breast Surgery Committee

2006-Present IRPS Futures Committee




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