Training/Credentials of the Medical Director

Diploma
Specialty

  • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Education

  • BA, Stanford University June, 1989, Major Department: English
  • MBA, Graduate School of Business, The University of Chicago June, 1992
  • Certificate in Health Administration, The University of Chicago June, 1992, Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy
  • MD, Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago June, 1994
LACMA UoC Patients award AACS AAAM UCLA CMA SU Best of Cosmetic Surgery Patients award Patients Choice Award NQA

Residencies

  • General Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 1994-98
  • Plastic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 1998-2001

Languages

  • English, Spanish

Hospital Appointments

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Northridge Hospital

Teaching Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery

Publications

  • Author of more than 20 articles for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official plastic surgery journal
  • Author of more than 80 articles on healthcare systems and medical quality issues for the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications

Awards

  • Three research grants from American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Best research project, UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery, 2001
  • Sherrel J. Aston Award, Best Candidate Presentation at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual Meeting, 2003

Professional Honors

  • Invited member of Young Plastic Surgeons Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 2002-present
  • Invited member of Scientific Program Evaluation Committee, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 2003-present
  • Peer reviewer of scientific articles for JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,and Managed Care, 1994-present
  • Member of editorial board of Cost & Quality Medical Journal, 1995-present
  • Contributing editor and monthly columnist for The Health Care News Server, an Internet health finance web site
  • Columnist for Healthcare Financial Management, 1997-2001
  • Frequent invited lecturer about plastic surgery quality and practice issues for American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons

Professional Society Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

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