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Curriculum Vitae

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Undergraduate Education

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
B. S. in Nursing
1984 - 1988

Post-Baccalaureate/Pre-Medical Education

University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio College
1996 - 1999

Medical Education

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
M.D.
1999 - 2003

Post-Doctoral Education and Training

Combined General Surgery/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency
Washington University in St Louis, MO
Timothy Eberlein, M.D., Chief of Surgery
Susan E. Mackinnon, M.D., Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2003 - 2009

Craniofacial Research Fellowship
St Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University in St Louis
Alex A. Kane, M.D., Director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
2006 - 2007

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, Marina Del Rey, CA
W. Grant Stevens, M.D., Fellowship Director
July 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009


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Medical Licensure

  • Michigan 2009 - present
  • California 2009 - present
  • Missouri 2003 - 2009

Educational Honors and Awards

  • Resident of the Month, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO
  • Outstanding Student in Surgery for the academic year, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Dean's List, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Peer Nomination for Excellence in Critical Care Clinical Practice, American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Academic Affiliations

  • Michigan State University, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery
  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Teaching Faculty for the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Mary's Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Spectrum Health- Blodgett Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Spectrum Health-Special Care Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Spectrum Health-Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
  • MetroHealth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

Professional Memberships

  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Kent County Medical Society

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Research

  • 2006 - 2007: Craniofacial Research Fellowship, St Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University in ST Louis. Mentor: Alex A. Kane, M.D.
  • 1998 - 1999: University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center, Department of Anesthesiology. Mentor: Charles Hantler, M.D.
  • Phase II Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled Study of CJ-12,974 for the Treatment of Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Vaginal Hysterectomy (Pfizer Inc.)
  • A Multicenter Study of Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Coronary Revascularization or Valve Surgery (Ischemia Research and Education Foundation)
  • Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of MAK 195F in Severe Sepsis (Knoll Pharmaceutical)
  • The Safety and Efficacy of Electrotransport (E-TRANSTM) Compared to IV PCA Morphine for the Treatment of Post-Operative Pain (FEN-USA-29) [Janssen Pharmaceutica]
  • The Safety and Efficacy of E-TRANSTM (fentanyl) for Management of Postoperative Pain in Elderly Patients (FEN-USA-59) [Janssen Pharmaceutica]
  • Genomic Polymorphism and Perioperative Ischemia in Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery (Ischemia Research and Education Foundation)
  • Safety and Effects of HemolinkTM (O-Raffinose Crosslinked Human Hemoglobin) in Patients Undergoing Coronary Bypass Surgery [Hemosol (USA), Inc.]
  • 1997 - 1998: University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Earth and Physical Sciences. Mentor: George Negrete, PhD.
  • Use of trimethylaluminum as catalyst for transamination of epoxides for carcinogenesis studies.

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