Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Assistant Adjunct Physician
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, Assistant Attending
  • St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Assistant Attending

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

License

  • New York
  • California
  • Connecticut

Society Membership and Honors

Editor, ISRN Plastic Surgery Online Journal, 2012- present

Associate Editor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal – 2009-present

Editor, Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2009- 2012

Technical Editor, Aesthetic Surgery Journal – 2003-2008

Aesthetic Section Editor, Plastic Surgery Education Network – 2011 – present

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc.

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Editorial Board Committee – 2010 – present
  • Federal Affairs Committee- 2008- 2009
  • Instructional Course Subcommittee Chair of the Practice Enhancement Subcommittee- 2012 – 2014
  • Practice Enhancement Committee- Co-Chair – 2013
  • Annual Meeting and Instructional Course Committee – 2008 – 2014
  • ASPS Spokesperson Network 2006 – present
  • Exhibits/Poster committee member – 2003-2006

New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • Trustee – 2009 – 2013
  • President – 2008
  • President-Elect – 2007
  • Vice President – 2006
  • Treasurer – 2005
  • Masters Series Chairman – 2005 – present
  • Co-Chairman Program Committee – 2005-present
  • Secretary – 2004
  • Executive Committee member- 2004-2013
  • Program Committee member – 2003-present
  • Excelsior Newsletter contributor – 2003 – present

Reviewer for Aesthetic Surgery Journal – 2002-present

Reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal – 2001-present

Reviewer for Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Journal – 2010 – present

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.

  • Maintenance of Certification Committee- 2017
  • Radar Resource Editorial Committee- 2017- present
  • Patient Safety Committee- 2017 – present
  • Aesthetic Training Committee- 2014- Present
  • Traveling Professor Program Committee Chair- 2014 – Present
  • Application Review Committee (Northeast) – elected position 2014-2017, three year term
  • Application Review Committee (Northeast) – elected position 2014
  • Aesthetic Immersion Module (AIM) Body Contour Module Leader – 2014 – Present
  • Participated in 1st Leadership Development Program – May and Sept. 2013
  • Endorsed Fellowship Oversight Committee – 2012 – present
  • Finance and Investment Committee- 2012- 2015
  • Continuing Medical Education Committee- 2010 – present
  • Continuing Medical Education Committee Vice Chair -2016
  • Continuing Medical Education Committee Chair– 2017- present
  • Teller at ASAPS Business Meeting- 2010
  • Cosmetic Medicine Commission – Injectable Safety Committee – 2009- 2015
  • Time & Place Committee- 2008 – present
  • Head Teller for ASAPS Business Meeting 2009
  • Body Contouring Committee Vice Chair – 2009
  • Body Contouring Committee- 2007- 2013
  • Teller for the ASAPS Business Meeting 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Spokesperson Network – 2007- present
  • Body Contouring Following Massive Weight Loss Immediate Response Committee (ad hoc) 2005-2007
  • Program Committee 2005– 2015
  • Participated in Weekend Retreat for 2012 Scientific Program
  • Aesthetic Surgery Journal Editorial Board Committee- 2004-2012
  • Teaching Course Subcommittee- Chair 2011 – 2015
  • Teaching Course Subcommittee – 2004 – 2015

Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Medical Society of the State of New York 1996-2010

New York County Medical Society 1996-2010

Residency Education

  • Bruce F. Connell, M.D. Aesthetic and Cosmetic Postgraduate Fellowship from July 1996 – October 1996
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center – Program: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery July 1994-June 1996
  • Bronx Municipal Hospital Center – Program: Burn Fellowship, July 1993-June 1994
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center – Program: General Surgery Categorical 5-year position, completed 3 of 5 years from July 1990-June 1993

Medical Education

New York University School of Medicine

  • Degree: M.D., May 1990
  • Student Activities:
    Hippocrates Project– an interactive computer learning model for medical education
    Honors Program Research, Summers of 1987-1989

Undergraduate Education

University of Pennsylvania

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts, June 1986
  • Major: Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Emory University

  • Attended Freshman year (9/82-5/83)

University of Iowa

  • Attended Eight Week Secondary Student Training Program – Summers 1980 & 1981

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