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Curriculum Vitae

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Accreditations

  • Passed Diplomat National Boards in 1986
  • Medical Licensure:
    • State of Michigan - Issued 1986 #406022
    • State of Tennessee - Issued 1990 #MD020855
    • State of Wisconsin - Issued 1991 #32197
  • Passed Written Boards in Plastic Surgery in 1992
  • Passed Oral Boards in Plastic Surgery in 1994

Education

Post Graduate Education

  • Oral Boards in Plastic Surgery, 1994
  • Written Boards in Plastic Surgery, 1992
  • Fellow in Hand and Microsurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1991-1992
  • Fellow in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery, The Institute for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Baptist Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, 1990-1991
  • Medical Licensure for State of Wisconsin - Issued 1991
  • Medical Licensure for State of Tennessee - Issued 1990
  • Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1988-1990
  • Intern and Resident in General Surgery, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Saint Mary's Health Services, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1985-1988
  • Diplomat National Boards, 1986
  • Medical Licensure for State of Michigan - Issued 1986

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Teaching Appointments

Organizations & Awards

  • First Prize Clinical Award for "Latissimus Dorsi Musculocutaneous Flaps and Tissue Expanders/Implants in Immediate Breast Reconstruction," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons - Iowa City, IA; 1995
  • First Prize Clinical Award at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons – Mackinac Island, MI; 1994
  • Doran Scholar Award for research project and publication "Endoscopic Tattooing of the Colon: Clinical Experience.”; 1992
  • First Prize President’s Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society – New Orleans, LA; 1991
  • Clifford C. Snyder Award for "Computerized Morphologic Analysis of Tissue Expander Shape Using a Biomechanical Model" for the best paper by a plastic surgery resident or fellow at the Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council – Charlottesville, VA; 1991
  • Best Paper Award for "Pharmacological Manipulation of Rat Flaps: Fact or Friction."at the Annual Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference – New York, NY; 1990
  • First Prize Clinical Award at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Surgical Association – Mackinac Island, MI; 1988
  • First Prize Basic Science Award at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons - Mackinac Island, MI; 1988

Professional Memberships

Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Visiting Professor/Lectureships

  • Baylor College of Medicine; Houston, Texas. Life Skills for the Plastic Surgeon – November 29, 2001. The Periareolar Approach to Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast – November 30, 2001.
  • Brown Medical School; Providence, Rhode Island. Latiss Flap Breast Reconstruction – February 26, 2002. Strategies in Skin Sparing Mastectomy – February 27, 2002. TRAM Flap Reconstruction – February 27, 2002.
  • University of California, Irvine; Orange, California. Implant Selection in Augmentation Mammaplasty – April 8, 2002. SPAIR Mammaplasty – April 8, 2002.
  • Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons; Orange, California. An Algorithm for Mastopexy – April 8, 2002.
  • University of Southern California; Los Angeles, California. SPAIR Mammaplasty – April 10, 2002. Implant Selection in Augmentation Mammaplasty – April 10, 2002.
  • Loma Linda University; Loma Linda, California. SPAIR Mammaplasty – April 11, 2002. Implant Selection in Augmentation Mammaplasty – April 11, 2002. Life Skills for the Plastic Surgeon – April 12, 2002. TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction – April 12, 2002.

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Invited Visiting Professorships

  • Emory University School of Medicine; Atlanta, Georgia. Latissimus Breast Reconstruction – December 6, 2001.
  • Emory University School of Medicine; Atlanta,Georgia. SPAIR Mammaplasty – December 7, 2001.
  • Emory University School of Medicine; Atlanta, Georgia. SPAIR Surgery – December 7, 2001.
  • University of Michigan Health System; Ann Arbor, Michigan. SPAIR – January 31, 2003.
  • University of Michigan Health System; Ann Arbor, Michigan. Latissimus Flap Breast Reconstruction – January 31, 2003.
  • Northwestern; Chicago, Illinois. Computer Pot Pourri – October 14, 2003.
  • Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery; Chicago, Illinois. Latissimus dorsi Breast Reconstruction – October 14, 2003.
  • Northwestern; Chicago, Illinois. SPAIR Mammaplasty – October 15, 2003.
  • Medical College of Georgia; Augusta, Georgia. Circumvertical Breast Reduction - November 27, 2006.
  • Medical College of Georgia; Augusta, Georgia. The Team Approach to Improved Results in Breast Reconstruction - November 27, 2006.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor

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