- Category: Profiles
- Issue: Oct 2013
Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Years in practice: 10
Why did you choose plastic surgery?
The uniqueness and creativity required for each surgical procedure is what drew me toward plastic surgery.
Is there a specific type of plastic surgery you specialize in?
I specialize in craniofacial plastic surgery, which is focused on the head and neck.
What are the most important things someone can do or research if they are considering plastic surgery?
Patients should make sure that their surgeons are well-trained and board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. All of our training documents and records as surgeons are public information that is easily accessible via the Internet.
What distinguishes your practice from others?
I am fellowship-trained at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in craniofacial surgery, and the focus of my practice is pediatric craniofacial surgery, which includes birth anomalies and trauma to the face. (There are only three or four plastic surgeons in the Valley who focus on pediatric plastic surgery.)