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Medical Professional Partners by State
Michael S. Beckenstein M.D., FACS
Alabama Breast Cancer Cooperative
Dr. Beckenstein is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Surgery and he’s a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). It’s important that your surgeon is ABPS-certified because it requires rigorous training and experience not matched by cosmetic surgery boards with names that sound official. In addition, Dr. Beckenstein is an active member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), in which only 30% of plastic surgeons gain entry, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Beckenstein is the author or co-author of several articles published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as several textbook chapters on the subjects of breast, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery. He also holds a U.S. patent on a medical device and he is a reviewer for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Christopher Newman, DO
Saint Petersburg, FL
Dr. Christopher Newman completed his medical school at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, now named Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2001. He studied General Surgery completing a five year residency at South Pointe Hospital of the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Dr. Newman continued his surgical training completing a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Doctors Hospital of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. As a Double Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Newman has met the requirements that demonstrate his exceptional expertise in both specialties of General Surgery and Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Newman then entered private practice offering Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in both Columbus and Mansfield, Ohio, until he relocated to his hometown state of Florida and established a new practice, Florida Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Newman enjoys riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, playing guitar, and flying aircraft out of St. Petersburg/Clearwater airport.
Silvia Rotemberg, M.D.
S Rotemberg Plastic Surgery
Dr. Silvia Rotemberg M.D. is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon in South Miami, Florida. She is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a world leader in her industry having worked at the highest levels of plastic surgery, including the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic where she practiced for many years. Through her focus on individualized procedures, efficient recovery, and organic results, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg’s plastic surgery South Miami office has become a highly sought-after location for tasteful cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.
Dr. Silvia Rotemberg believes plastic surgery is both a science and an art. Dr. Silvia Rotemberg’s passion for aesthetics is demonstrated through her artistic eye as well as a wealth of scientific know-how.
Asaf Yalif, M.D.
Y Plastic Surgery
Dr. Asaf Yalif established a boutique plastic surgery practice in 2011 to provide patients with an unsurpassed level of personal care in an upscale yet comfortable environment. A triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Yalif is considered by many to be the area’s best plastic surgeon. In Alpharetta, Roswell, and Woodstock, GA, Dr. Yalif and his team offer a range of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and nonsurgical procedures.
Dr. Yalif devotes much of his time to help women understand their breast reconstruction options following lumpectomies or mastectomies. Dr. Yalif works on the Wellstar North Fulton Hospital’s STAT Breast Cancer Care Team, seeing breast cancer patients weekly. He says helping breast cancer patients—and volunteering in other ways—is a fundamental part of his practice.“Giving back to the community is very important to the heart and soul of Y Plastic Surgery,” says Dr. Yalif. “We always want to educate, enrich, and help the best that we can. Through running, raising funds, and engaging the community, we can bring about great change.”
Sammy Sinno, M.D.
TLKM Plastic Surgery
After graduating cum laude with a medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago, Dr. Sinno was recruited to the highly competitive combined plastic surgery residency program at New York University. For 6 years he trained at some of the nation’s finest medical centers and aesthetic practices in New York City. He served as the Executive Chief Resident for the Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Medical Center in 2016.
Dr. Sinno’s lifelong interest in innovation through science and research initially attracted him to the medical field, but what really drew him to medical school was knowing that hard work and a commitment to excellence ultimately benefit his patients. Plastic surgery allows Dr. Sinno to not only demonstrate his technical skill as a surgeon, but also apply the creativity and artistry that are required to create superb results. Dr. Sinno offers patients both surgical and nonsurgical procedures, including facelift, breast augmentation, and fat transfer surgeries.
Center for Restorative Breast Surgery
New Orleans, LA
The Breast Center was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women affected by breast cancer. Our holistic, team-centered approach combines the most advanced methods of surgical breast cancer care, including nipple sparing mastectomy, with sophisticated reconstructive plastic surgery advancements. Our surgeons are pioneers in the recreation of the breast with natural tissue, including the APEX, SGAP, Body-Lift, and Stacked Flap procedures. We are the leading center in the world for women seeking the most advanced treatment options.
Whitten Wise, M.D.
Center for Restorative Breast Surgery
New Orleans, LA
Dr. Whitten Wise is part of a world renowned team pioneering revolutionary breast reconstruction techniques at the St. Charles Surgical Hospital and Center for Restorative Breast Surgery.
Dr. Wise graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and received his Medical Degree from University of South Alabama in Mobile. He served both his internship and residency in general surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center, followed by an additional residency in plastic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Dr. Wise has performed over 2500 advanced microsurgical and other reconstructive and aesthetic procedures in the New Orleans region since 2005. Dr. Wise has served as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center and as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. He oversaw the development and implementation of the plastic surgery curriculum at both LSU and Tulane, directed several programs for residents at LSU Health Sciences Center and the School of Medicine, as well as served as Site Director for the Interim LSU Public Hospital, LSU Plastic Surgery Residency Program.
Dr. Wise is a member of the Association of Academic Chairmen in Plastic Surgery and the Cohn-Rives Society. He has presented numerous papers and lectures at seminars and national conferences, and published book chapters, journal articles and abstracts.
Asaad H. Samra, M.D., F.A.C.S
Samra Plastic Surgery
Fares Samra, M.D.
Samra Plastic Surgery
Jonathan Bank, M.D.
NYBRA Plastic Surgery
Great Neck, NY
Jonathan Bank, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon with specialty training in microsurgery. His areas of expertise include breast and body contouring with a three-dimensional methodology, breast reconstruction, and reversal of lymphedema. A particular area of interest is sensory restoration of the reconstructed breast, in which Dr. Bank has one of the longest standing experiences in America. He performs all aspects of facial, breast, and body cosmetic surgery in the New York area.
Dr. Bank is passionate about supporting and empowering women through their breast reconstruction journey and helping them reclaim their identity after treatment. He created Project Reconstructed with Form to showcase an inspiring artistic approach to overcoming breast cancer. Stemming from his interests in autologous breast reconstruction and sensory restoration of the reconstructed breast, Dr. Bank created Breast Relief, a clinical and research initiative geared towards addressing Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome, which ultimately aims to shift paradigms in surgical breast cancer treatment.
Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery
Great Neck, NY
The Friedman Center was created through the generosity of the Friedman New York Foundation for Medical Research. Dedicated to helping women who have breast cancer or are at high risk for breast cancer, we offer state-of-the-art breast reconstruction and support services in a serene and comforting environment.
Our surgeons have decades of experience and lead the field in research and innovation, making us the premier destination for breast cancer reconstruction. We take a comprehensive approach to care management, working closely with a woman’s entire cancer treatment team to offer an integrated and supportive experience before, during, and after surgery.
Alexes Hazen, M.D.
NYU Plastic Surgery Associates
New York, NY
Alexes Hazen graduated from Brown Medical School in 1996 and went on to Residency in the combined General Surgery/Plastic Surgery program at NYU. After completing Residency at NYU she did a one year Microsurgical Fellowship at NYU.
In 2001 she began work as an Assistant Professor in Plastic Surgery at NYU and Bellevue Hospital. She is the Director of the NYU Aesthetic Center. In 2004 she became Chief of the Manhattan Veterans Administration in Plastic Surgery performing reconstruction on veterans. She has done research focused on lipoaspirate and developed an animal model to study lipoaspirate, as well as an animal model to study radiation damage. Her previous PSEF and National Foundation Grant focused on her work in examining the mechanism by which lipoaspirate alters the environment in which it presents. She has done research on developing 3D animation and surgical simulation to help educate both patients and residents regarding surgical procedures. This Grant will focus on the evaluation of surgical simulation and 3D animation to educate surgical residents in specific procedures.
David Light, M.D.
New York Breast Reconstruction & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Great Neck, NY
David Light, MD is a fellowship trained, board certified plastic surgeon with a dual practice, focused on breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Light approaches aesthetic and reconstructive patients with a commitment to compassionate, personalized care that delivers beautiful, natural-looking results.
Dr. Light completed his plastic surgery residency at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. He went on to the University of Pennsylvania and Fox Chase Cancer Center to complete a reconstructive microsurgical fellowship. He has expertise in microsurgical breast reconstruction techniques, including DIEP flaps, surgical treatment of lymphedema and sensory restoration of the reconstructed breast. Dr. Light has a special interest in helping those who were either not offered reconstruction or are unsatisfied with their current reconstruction. He performs delayed and complex revisionary breast reconstructions for patients who were previously refused, both regionally and nationally. Dr. Light also performs all forms of implant-based breast reconstruction.
Dr. Light has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and lectured on breast reconstruction nationally. He is a contributor to BreastReconstruction.org and Outcomes4me, and serves on the American Cancer Society Long Island Board of Advisors.
Hani Sbitany, M.D., FACS
Mount Sinai Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
New York, NY
Dr. Sbitany received his medical degree from Columbia University in 2005. He went on to complete residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital, followed by a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.
Dr. Sbitany specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, particularly in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction which incorporates microsurgical free tissue transfers, implant-based techniques, and fat grafting. Being trained in reconstructive microsurgery, he has expertise in the most advanced procedures to restore form and function after breast cancer surgery. Dr. Sbitany is internationally recognized for helping to define new, less-invasive procedures for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction (prepectoral breast reconstruction).
Mark Smith, M.D.
Northwell Health Plastic Surgery
Great Neck, NY
Dr. Mark Smith is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who leads the Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery at Northwell Health and is the Director of Reconstructive Oncology at Northwell’s Cancer Institute. He is a Full Professor of Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zuckor School of Medicine and also serves as the System Vice Chair for the Department of Surgery at Northwell.
With over 20 years of experience performing complex microsurgery, Dr. Smith is regularly consulted for challenging breast reconstruction cases as well as revision surgery for patients seeking to correct a prior breast reconstruction.
His passion for providing the best care for his patients has earned him numerous Patient’s Choice Awards and recognitions, including being named one of Newsweek Magazine’s America’s Top Doctors for Cancer and New York Magazine’s Best Doctors. He has published extensively on breast reconstruction and has been an invited speaker at numerous major national and international plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Smith is passionate about educating women about breast cancer treatment options and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for BreastCancer.org.
Neil Tanna, M.D.
Northwell Health Plastic Surgery
Great Neck, NY
Dr. Neil Tanna is a Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with Northwell Health. He currently serves as Vice President of Women’s Surgical Services at the Katz Women’s Surgical Center. In 2018, Dr. Tanna was promoted to the rank of Professor of Surgery with the Zucker School of Medicine, making him one of the youngest full professors at Northwell Health. After completing his medical training in one of the few combined six-year accelerated track medical programs in the country. He completed a residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). This was followed by a fellowship in advanced reconstructive and microvascular surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University (NYU).
Dr. Tanna has authored over 125 peer-reviewed articles and been invited to present at hundreds of national and international scientific meetings. He is currently Associate Editor for the leading Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) Journal. As a leader in his field, Dr. Tanna has been featured in national and international media outlets. Among several noteworthy honors and awards, Dr. Tanna has also been listed in the New York Magazine Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York Times Super Doctors, and Newsday Top Doctors lists. Finally, Dr. Tanna is dedicated to advocating for women’s healthcare in the community. He is a certified physician member of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and an Advisory Board Member of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Support Program.
Laurence I. Arnold, M.D., F.A.C.S
Plastic Surgery of Asheville
Laurence I. Arnold, MD specializes in the area of plastic surgery of the face, breast and body including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction and reconstruction after mastectomy. Dr Arnold graduated from Loyola University of Chicago/Stritch School of Medicine, did his residency at Boston University/Lahey Clinic in Boston and is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He serves as President of the Small World Foundation, a 501c3 non profit organization whose mission is to provide reconstructive surgery for children in developing countries.
Eric G Halvorson, M.D.
Halvorson Plastic Surgery
My clinical practice and research have focused on improving outcomes in cancer reconstruction and plastic surgery of the breast. I have written numerous journal articles and chapter, and I have presented my research at national and international conferences. I serve on the editorial boards of Annals of Plastic Surgery and the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. I am certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and I am an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Binh Nguyen, M.D.
TriHealth Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
As a sculptor and painter, Binh Nguyen, MD, calls on his creative side when solving challenging problems with plastic surgery. He finds it rewarding to help people work through the process of recovery, restoring both form and function taken by disease. Dr. Nguyen specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, treating youth and adults. He places an emphasis on aligning with the patients’ goals and expectations before surgery, making them feel comfortable as they work together to achieve the desired results. With a background in research and publishing, Dr. Nguyen continues to stay abreast of new technologies in the field and employs the most advanced plastic surgical techniques in caring for his patients. Originally from Vietnam, Dr. Nguyen grew up in Texas, coming to Cincinnati to complete a fellowship in plastics. He and his wife fell in love with the city and the people, making this their home to raise their two sons. In addition to a passion for arts, he also enjoys reading, sports, traveling and culinary adventures, both through restaurants and cooking.
Tracy L. Cordray M.D.
Cordray Plastic Surgery
Dr. Tracy Cordray is a plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery, microsurgery and other plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Cordray graduated with honors from the prestigious College of Charleston in South Carolina. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina where she received her Doctorate of Medicine degree. Following graduation, Dr. Cordray spent time as a Resident in General Surgery also at the Medical University of South Carolina. After her Residency was complete in 2002, Dr. Cordray moved to the Los Angeles area were she took part in several specialized Fellowships in Breast Oncologic (Cancer) Surgery, MICROSURGERY, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Cordray received excellent training in surgical oncology at the world-renowned John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. She learned the very important surgical techniques involved in breast cancer surgery during her training at the John Wayne Cancer Institute.
Following her Oncology Surgery fellowship, Dr. Cordray went on to successfully complete her Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at UCLA, as well as a year of specialized training in MICROSURGERY. She is fully qualified to perform ALL types of breast reconstruction, including those which require microsurgical techniques. Dr. Cordray has performed over 150 DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flaps for breast reconstruction throughout her training and professional career. This is her field of expertise.
Deniz Basci, M.D.
Dallas Premier Plastic Surgery
Combining exceptional skill with her passion for aesthetics, Dr. Basci founded Dallas Premier Plastic Surgery to create a first-class practice based on outstanding cosmetic outcomes, discretion, and empathy. As a woman-owned business, the practice is uniquely positioned to understand patient’s goals and help them realize their dreams in a safe and supportive setting. At Dallas Premiere Plastic Surgery, patients are the priority, and Dr. Basci ensures that their safety and satisfaction are paramount.
Frederick J. Duffy, M.D.
Texas Center for Breast Reconstruction
Dr. Frederick J. Duffy, Jr., is a board-certified plastic surgeon in private practice in the Dallas, TX area. His practice focus is on breast reconstruction following mastectomy, particularly microsurgical breast reconstruction. Dr. Duffy was the first surgeon to perform the DIEP flap procedure in North Texas and particularly enjoys helping women who have had a failed prior breast reconstruction or have had a poor outcome elsewhere. Dr. Duffy practices in north Dallas. His primary office is at Medical City Dallas Hospital but he also operates at North Central Surgical Center, Star Medical Center in Plano, and Methodist Richardson Hospital, as well as other facilities.
Dr. Landon S. Perry, M.D.
Plastic Surgery Associates
Dr. Landon S. Perry specializes in plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery in Plano, Texas. Dr. Perry has dual training in both general surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Perry is a native of Dallas, and after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, he attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, graduating in 1995.
Dr. Perry holds membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has authored and presented several scientific papers before prestigious medical conferences.
The hallmark of Dr. Perry’s practice is the individualized, caring approach he takes for each patient. He feels a personal responsibility for all of his patients, and strives to deliver safe and high quality care in an ethical fashion.
PRMA Plastic Surgery
San Antonio, TX
The surgeons and staff of PRMA strive to provide top quality, personalized care and results beyond expectations for all patients seeking reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgery. PRMA is one of the leading breast reconstruction practices in the world, routinely welcoming out-of-state and international patients.
We are dedicated to promoting an environment of compassion, concern and support for every patient regardless of social or economic status or type of insurance. We will strive to not only support the patient and their family but also to support each other as the ever-changing field of medicine becomes more complex.
Honesty and Integrity, Compassion and Caring, make up the foundation of PRMA and at no point shall these principles be compromised.
Denton Watumull, M.D., FACS
Regional Plastic Surgery Center
Dr. Denton Watumull is the founding physician of Regional Plastic Surgery Center. Dr Watumull has held multiple positions of leadership in the medical community, including Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at local hospitals. He is renowned as an exceptionally gifted breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck and facial plastic surgery specialist including rhinoplasty and face lift.
Dr. Watumull was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated with academic honors from Punahou High School as an All-American athlete in water polo. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College Magna Cum Laude and received the award for the top science student of the college. He graduated from University of Hawaii Medical School as member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor society. His entire residency was at the top ranked University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed training programs in General/Trauma surgery, Plastic Surgery and Hand/Microvascular surgery (his residency was 9 years after medical school!).