From the Doctor
I serve as Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and hold appointments as an attending Plastic Surgeon with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, in Boston, Massachusetts. I graduated medical school from Northwestern Medical School in 1998, completed residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2003 and Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery in 2006 at Northwestern University Medical School, and completed fellowship training in Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Texas/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2007. Upon completion of my training, I began practicing plastic surgery in the Boston area.
Board certification is a rigorous process that serves as a primary indicator of a physician’s competency to practice in a medical specialty. For all physicians who train in the United States, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is the gold standard for physician certification in the United States and has only 24 member boards – I am certified by 2 of those member boards of medicine, Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The ABMS has recognized only the American Board of Plastic Surgery as identifying board certified plastic surgeons who practice in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Currently, I serve as Associate Program Director of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program and co-director of the Harvard Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Fellowship at BIDMC. I also serve as an Associate Editor on the Editorial board for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the main journal for plastic surgery. Our team and collaborators have regularly published scientific papers in the literature to further knowledge about plastic surgery and other topics. I am an active Board Member of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Bright Pink Foundations.