Curriculum Vitae | MARK BERMAN, MD, FACS


Co-Medical Director CSCTC

Undergraduate education: U.C.L.A. B.A. 1974
Graduate education: CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL M.D. 1979

Personal

Born: November 13, 1952 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Married: wife – Saralee Children – Sean

Dogs: Vinnie, Lola

Professional

Internship: General Surgery – 1980 – Loma Linda University / White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Jerrold Longerbeam, M.D. – chief
   
Residency: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – 1983

Loma Linda University / White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Leland House, M.D. – chief 1980-82

William Hall, M.D. – chief 1982-83
   
Private practice: Cosmetic Surgery

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
   
Faculty: Clinical Instructor – Dept. Oto/Head and Neck Surgery

Loma Linda Univ./White Memorial Medical Center 1983-86,

Clinical Instructor – Facial Plastic Surgery – USC School of Medicine (2001 – current)
   
Licensure: Chicago State
   
Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Oct. 1983

Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Feb. 1989

Fellow American College of Surgeons Oct. 1990
   
Additional: Fluent in Spanish

Re-certified – Advanced Cardiac Life Support (08-10)

Volunteer Medical services – Venice Family Clinic 1983 – 1998

Chairman – Research Advisory for Surgical Technologies Laboratory, Inc., Coumbia, South Carolina

Patents: 1. Pocket Protector® – breast implant device

2. SAF-T-VAC™ – suction device for cautery

SUBSTANCE OF ABUSE – a novel, published Aug. 2001
   

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. John’s Hospital and Health Center
  • Santa Monica/UCLA Hospital Medical Center
  • USC – Hudson & LA County

Societies and Awards

  • American College of Surgeons – FELLOW
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – FELLOW
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – FELLOW
    • Immediate Past-President – 2011
    • President – Jan. 30, 2010 – 2011
    • President-Elect 2009
    • Board of Trustees – from 2003 (current)
    • Program Chairman – 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting AACS
    • Program Chairman – 2004 World Congress Liposuction
    • Finance Committee – 2002, 2003
    • Chairman – Membership Committee 1999-2002
    • Chairman – Continuing Medical Education Committee 1998-99
    • Chairman – Nominating Committee – 2009
    • Nominating Committee 1998, 2000
    • Editorial review for – American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
    • Senior Editor – American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery – Board of Trustees – 2004 – 2010
  • American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery – Charter Member
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – ASSOCIATE MEMBER (1984 – 1999)
  • Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association (1983 – 1999)
  • Chicago Medical Association (1983 – 1999)
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Liposuction Surgery
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery – Fellow
    President (term 5/03 – 5/04)
  • Chicago Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
    Board of Trustees, since 1998
    President (8/99 – 11/01)
  • Honorary Member – French Society of Aesthetic Surgery – presented May 2006.
  • L.A. Magazine, Dec. 2008, Jan. 2010, Jan. 2011 – Top Doctors in Southern Chicago – Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery
  • Guardian of the Practice Award – presented Oct. 9, 2010 by the Chicago Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Pasadena, CA.
  • 2011 Best Scholarly Article Award from the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery – “The Double Columellar Strut: An Adjunct to Improve the Nasal Tip.”
  • 2010 Luisa Award – Outstanding Contributions in Cosmetic Surgery presented by the International Society of Cosmetogynecology
  • Medical Board of Chicago – participated in Liposuction Regulation development as representative of the AACS and CACS

Research, publications, papers or presentations

Resident projects:

  • "The Neck Mass – Carotid Aneursysm in Patient with Neuro- fibromatosis" – presented to L.A. Society of Oto/Head and Neck Surgery, 4/83 and presented to Annual Meeting of AA)-HNS, Las Vegas, 8/84.
  • "Relapsing Polychondritis – case report and literature review." with Andrew Ordon, M.D. – presented to L.A. Society of Oto/Head and Neck Surgery, 4/83.
  • "Chondrosarcoma of the Larynx" with Harrell Robinson, M.D., presented to L.A. Society of Oto/Head and Neck Surgery, 4/81.

Post-graduate projects:

  • "The Use of Gore-Tex™ e-PTFE Bonded to Silicone Rubber as an Alloplastic Implant Material," (contributing authors – Pearce, WJ and Tinnin, M.) LARYNGOSCOPE, May 1986.
  • Presented to Western Section of American Triologic Society, Inc., San Francisco, CA 1/11/86.
  • "Use of Gore-Tex™ Materials in Facial Plastic Surgery," presented to West.Sect. AAFPRS, Century City, CA 1/9/87
  • "Use of Computer Graphics in Rhioplasty: 1 Year Experience," presented to West.Sect.Triologic Society, Century City, CA 1/10/87
  • "Gore-Tex™/Silicone Bonded Implants," presented at "Latest Advancements in Cosmetic Surgery of the Face", Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA 8/5/87
  • "The Use of Gore-Tex™ Materials in Cosmetic Surgery," presented at the Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Century City, CA 2/7/88
  • FACULTY – American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – Scientific Meeting, course instructor on Computer Imaging – 2/88
  • COSMETIC SURGERY – IN SEARCH OF PERFECTION – contributing author book published 1987.
  • Course instructor for The Learning Annex – Cosmetic Surgery course, monthly seminars for the general public 1987-88
  • "Rhinoplasty ’89 – Perspectives on form and Function" – lecture presentation to Family Practice Program at Santa Monica Hospital 12/5/88
  • FACULTY – American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – Annual Scientific Meeting, Century City, CA – computer imaging 1/89
  • "The Use of Gore-Tex™ Materials in Facial Plastic Surgery" – presentation for 5th International Symposium of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Toronto, 6/89
  • "The Use of Gore-Tex Materials in the Practice of Cosmetic Surgery", AM. JOURNAL COSMETIC SURGERY, Vol.6, No.1, 1989
  • FACULTY – Annual Meeting of Am. Acad. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – computer imaging instructor, New Orleans, LA – 9/89
  • "Marketability of Computer Imaging," FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY, Vol.7, No.1, 1990
  • "New Perspective on Diagnosis and Treatment of the Aging Lower Lids" – presentation Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Century city, 1/90
  • "Local Anesthesia with Sedation: Safe, Simple and Effective" – presentation Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Century City, 1/90
  • FACULTY – The Foundation of Facial Plastic Surgery – Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, CA 8/9-11/90 presented the following:
    • "Diagnosis and Treatment of the Aging Lower Eyelid"
    • "Out-Patient Surgery Workshop: Local Anesthesia with Sedation"
    • "Gore-Tex™ Materials in the Practice of Facial Plastic Surgery"
    • "Gore-Tex™ Materials in Rhinoplasty"
  • "Diagnosis and Treatment of the Aging Lower Eyelids" – paper presentation, Western Section of AAFPRS, San Francisco 2/2/91
  • "The Long-term Use of Gore-Tex™ STP in the Practice of Facial Plastic Surgery" – paper presentation – Western Regional Meeting of AAFPRS – Beverly Hills, CA 2/1/92
  • "The Long-term Use of Gore-Tex™ STP in the Practice of Cosmetic Surgery" – paper presentation – Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Century City, CA 2/13/92
  • "Gore-Tex™ in Cosmetic Surgery", and "Autologous Fat Transplantation for Correction of Aging Lower Eyelids" – presentations at International Society of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery – Annual meeting, Rome, Italy, 9/2/92
  • "Long-term Use of Gore-Tex", "New Perspectives in Diagnosis and Treatment of Aging Lower Eyelids", and "Diagnosis and Treatment of the Nasal Labial Fold" – presented at the Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery meeting, Aspen, CO, 3/93
  • "Gore-Tex™ in Nasal Surgery", presented at The World Congress on Rhinoplasty special tribute to Richard Webster, MD, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Phila.,PA, 5/1/94
  • FACULTY – "Augmentation Breast Surgery – Personal Technique," American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, CA 6/17/94
  • "Gore-Tex™ e-PTFE in Nasal Surgery and Review of Long Term Results," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SURGERY, Vol.11, No.3, 1994
  • "The Long Double Columellar Strut in Rhinoplasty," Gore- Tex™/Silicone Rubber Custom Nasal Tip Prosthesis," "Gore- Tex™ Material for Lip Enhancement," and Instructional Course presentation on "Gore-Tex™ as an Alloplastic Material in Cosmetic Surgery." Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA 1/20-22/95
  • FACULTY – Symposium on Cosmetic Breast Surgery – "Prevention of Complications" and "Treatment of Capsule Contracture," American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Baltimore, MD, 5/95
  • FACULTY – American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery – "Prevention and Management of Complications, "Treatment of Capsule Contracture," and Videotape Presentation, Newport Beach, CA 5/17/96
  • "The Aging Face: New Perspectives in Diagnosis and Treatment," presentation to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Rancho Mirage, CA 1/17/97
  • FACULTY – presentations for meeting of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Aspen, CO – Complications and innovations – 1) Rhinoplasty Skin Necrosis, 2) Gore-Tex™ Lip Enhancement, 3) Abdominoplasty Flap Necrosis, 4) Subglandular Breast Augmentation, 5) Treatment of Breast Capsular Contracture, and 6) Treatment of Capsular Contracture with Seroma and Mal- position of Revised Prosthesis. Aspen, CO, 4/97
  • FACULTY – presenter at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 5/16/97
  • FEATURED SPEAKER – "The Aging Face: Different Perspectives in Diagnosis and Treatment," Total Body Contouring Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Atlanta, GA, 10/17/97
  • COSMETIC SURGERY – WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW – self-published book on cosmetic surgery authored by Mark Berman, MD, 12/97
  • FACULTY – presenter at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 3/13/98
  • "The Aging Face: Different Perspective in Diagnosis and Treatment," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SURGERY, Vol.15, No.2, 1998
  • "Volume Replenishing for Treatment of the Aging Face: Emphasis on the Upper Eyelid," presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA 1/28/99
  • Invited Faculty – "Autologous Fat Transplantation for the Treatment of the Aging Eyelid", "Gore-Tex : What Works and Where", Symposium on Facial Rejuvenation, Am. Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 4/23/99.
  • FACULTY – presenter at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 5/14/99
  • Invited Speaker – "Volume Restoration to Improve the Aging Face – Emphasis on the Upper Eyelid." presented at the 12th International Congress on Aesthetic Medicine, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 11/6/99.
  • Guest Speaker – Face-Lifting/Aging Face Treatment – UCLA Maxillo/Facial Dept. – Monthly Cosmetic Surgery Meeting, 12/15/99.
  • Invited Faculty – American Board of Cosmetic Surgery – Review Course – Facial Cosmetic Surgery, 3/4/00.
  • Invited Speaker – 1) Volume Restoration for the Aging Face, 2) The Double Columellar Strut for Improving the Rhinoplasty Tip, 3) Preventing Complications in Breast Augmentation – 2nd Annual Advances in Cosmetic Surgery – Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery – Aspen, CO, 3/15-18/00.
  • Examiner – Oral Exams, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Board Examination, April 15, 2000.
  • Invited Speaker – 1) Fat Augmentation to the Brow and Periorbital Area, 2) Anatomy and Management of the Aging Neck, 3) Live Surgical Demonstration of Volume Restoration with Fat Grafting – Jules Stein Eye Institute – New Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation, etc., Los Angeles, CA, May 12 – 13, 2000.
  • FACULTY – presenter at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 5/19/00.
  • "Volume Restoration to Correct the Aging Eyelid," presented to the 2nd Annual Education Seminar of the Chicago Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Palm Springs, CA 11/12/2000.
  • "Rejuvenation of the Upper Eyelid Complex with Autologous Fat Transplantation," The American Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, 26:12: December 2000.
  • FACULTY – presented: "The Emperor’s New Clothes" – A Different Perspective on the Diagnosis of the Aging Face; Volume Restoration of the Aging Face; Third Annual Symposium on the Latest Advances in Cosmetic Surgery, Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Aspen, CO, 2/28-3/3-01.
  • Examiner – Oral Exams, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Board Examination, April 21, 2001.
  • FACULTY – presentor at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 4/27-30/01
  • Invited Speaker – "Lipoaugmentation in treating facial atrophy" and "Emphasis on repairing iatrogenic defects", 3rd Pan-Am Congress on Aesthetic Medicine/ 8th Brazilian Congress on Aesthetic Medicine, 6/29-30/01.
  • Invited Speaker – "Fat Transfer – Exploring the Space Lift" – UCLA/AACS Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Lecture Series, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 7/18/01.
  • FACULTY – presented: "Upper Eyelid Restoration with Volume Restoration" and "The Space Lift"; Annual Meeting of the Foundation for Facial Surgery, Newport Beach, Ca 8/9-10/01
  • Featured Speaker, "What’s Gravity Got to do With It – Exploring the Space Lift", American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 10/12/01 (meeting canceled/ NYC bombing)
  • Invited Speaker – "Exploring the Space Lift", 3rd Annual Education Seminar for the Chicago Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Palm Springs, CA 11/4/01
  • Invited Speaker – Stanford University Head and Neck Surgery Dept, Grand Rounds, "Exploring the Space Lift" – Jan. 17, 2002.
  • FACULTY – UCLA Eyelid Rejuvenation Meeting and Live Surgery Demonstration, my office, Jan. 23, 2002.
  • Examiner – Oral Exams, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Board Examination, April 13, 2002.
  • Faculty – The Space Lift – Repairing Iatrogenic Defects, The 16th Annual Symposium on the Latest Advances in Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA, 8/9/02.
  • Invited Speaker – Exploring the Space Lift, Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Surgery of the Face, UCLA Medical School, Big Island, Hawaii, 8/31/02.
  • Faculty – Reliable Small Volume Fat Grafting – Instruction Course for Fall Meeting of the Am Acad. of Facial Plastic and Recon Surgery, San Diego, CA, 9/21/02.
  • Invited Speaker – Exploring the Space Lift – St. John’s Hospital Head and Neck Surgery Monthly Meeting, October 23, 2002.
  • Speaker – Space Lift – Repairing Iatrogenic Defects, Annual Meeting Of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Rancho Mirage, CA, 1/24/03.
  • Faculty – presentor at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 5/30-6/1/03.
  • Invited Speaker – Exploring the Space Lift; Introducing the Liposuction Trauma Factor; Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Lake Tahoe, CA, March 5-8, 2003.
  • Invited Speaker – The Space Lift – Repairing Iatrogenic Defects; Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA 8/6/03.
  • Faculty – The Space Lift – Repairing Iatrogenic Defects; Introducing The Pocket Protector – A New Breast Implant Device; American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fall Symposium on Body Contouring, 10/10/03.
  • Speaker – Introduction to the Pocket Protector – A New Breast Implant Device; Anterior Face Lift and Space Lift, Annual Scientific Meeting American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Hollywood, FL, 1/29/2004.
  • Faculty – Anterior Face Lift and Space Lift, Double Columellar Strut, Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Tahoe, CA, 2/25/04.
  • Faculty – presenter at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 6/1-3/04.
  • “The Pocket Protector: A New Breast Implant Device,” Am J Cosmetic Surgery, Vol.21, No.3 27-41, 2004. (original article).
  • Invited Speaker – The Space Lift: The Art of Fat Grafting, Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA, 8/8/04.
  • Program Chairman, 2004 World Congress of Liposuction, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, St. Louis, MO, 10/1-3/04.
  • Faculty; Present – “Space Lift: State of the Art of Fat Grafting; Instructional course on Fat Transfer.
  • Speaker – The Pocket Protector: 100 Cases; Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, San Diego, CA 1/29/05
  • Faculty – Space Lift: The Art of Fat Grafting, Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Lake Tahoe, CA, 3/4/05.
  • Speaker – The Pocket Protector: 130 Cases; Space Lift – Blepharoplasty; French Aesthetic Surgery Society, Paris, France, May 20-21/05.
  • Faculty – Personal Preferences in Cosmetic Breast Surgery, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, 6/3/05.
  • Faculty speaker – Blepharoplasty Doesn’t Mean You Have to Cut, Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA 8/4/05
  • Guest speaker – The Pocket Protector: 145 Cases – keynote speaker Invited to Mentor Corp. Conference, Dallas, TX, 8/6/05.
  • Faculty – Intense Learning Session – Autologous Fat Grafting fo Facial Rejuvenation – present 1) Volume and the Aging Face, and 2) Periorbital Rejuvenation Using Fat; Fall Meeting – American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Los Angeles, CA 9/23/05.
  • Faculty speaker – 1. New Technologies Session: The Pocket Protector (one hour presentation); 2. Space Lift (Fat Graft) Blepharoplasty; 3. The Pocket Protector: A New Paradigm in Breast Augmentation – 157 Cases, 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Orlando, Florida, 1/26 – 1/29/06.
  • Examiner – Oral Exams, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Board Examination, Chicago, IL, April 22, 2006.
  • Faculty – Personal Preferences for Breast Augmentation; Treatment of Capsular Contracture – The Pocket Protector, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, May 5, 2006.
  • Invited Speaker – Facial Fat Grafting (Space Lift) video presentation; Combination Space Lift and Anterior Face Lift; Double Columellar Strut, French Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Paris, France, May 19-20, 2006.
  • Faculty speaker – Facial Fat Grafting, video presentation American Society of Liposuction Surgery in conjunction with Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Phoenix, AZ, January 24, 2007.
  • Faculty speaker – Facial Fat Grafting – two hour seminar (with Dr. Suzan Obagi) presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the AACS, Phoenix, AZ, January 27, 2007.
  • Examiner – Annual Oral Examination for American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Chicago, IL, April 20, 2007.
  • Faculty – Varied Choices in Breast Augmentation, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, CA, May 4, 2007.
  • Faculty – Video Presentation – The Space Lift (Autologous Fat Transfer); Annual Meeting of the French Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Paris, France, May 11-13, 2007.
  • Faculty speaker – Facial Fat Grafting – Repairing Iatrogenic Defects, American Society of Liposuction Surgery at AACS Annual Meeting; What’s New in Breast Augmentation, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; Treating Rippling Associated with Breast Augmentation, presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Orlando, FL, January 17 – 20, 2008.
  • Faculty speaker – The Art of Autologous Fat Transplantation – two hour seminar presented with Dr. Suzan Obagi at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the AACS, Orlando, FL Jan. 17, 2008.
  • Faculty speaker – Varied Choices in Breast Augmentation Surgery; Prevention and Treatment of Capsules, Rippling and Deformities, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, CA, May 2-3, 2008.
  • Faculty speaker – Facial Fat Grafting, Video Fat grafting Presentation – Aging Face Symposium; Periareolar Breast Augmentation, What’s New in Breast Augmentation – Breast Augmentation Symposium; Liposuction Complications – ASLSS Symposium; presented as part of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the AACS, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 14, 2009.
  • Faculty speaker – Advanced Fat Grafting Techniques – two- hour seminar presented with Dr. Suzan Obagi at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the AACS, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 17, 2009.
  • Faculty speaker – Prevention and Treatment of Capsules, Rippling and Deformities, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, CA, June 6, 2009.
  • Faculty speaker – 3 Dimensional Repair of the Aging Face – Annual Meeting of the Chicago Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, San Diego, CA, Oct. 25, 2009.
  • Invited Guest Speaker – Repairing Capsular Contracture – Special Presentation to the International Society of Cosmetogynegology, Orlando, FL, Jan 26, 2010.
  • Faculty speaker – Facial Fat Grafting, Video Fat grafting Presentation – Aging Face Symposium; Periareolar Breast Augmentation, What’s New in Breast Augmentation – Breast Augmentation Symposium;
  • Liposuction Complications – ASLSS Symposium presented as part of the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AACS, Orlando, FL, Jan. 27, 2010.
  • Faculty speaker – Double Columellar Strut – paper presentation, 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AACS, Orlando, FL, Jan. 30, 2010.
  • Faculty speaker – Advanced Fat Grafting Techniques – two- hour seminar presented with Dr. Suzan Obagi at the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AACS, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 29, 2010.
  • Delegation to Tokyo to visit with Dr. Tatsuro Kamakura and Kotaro Yoshimura, observe surgery and discuss latest developments in fat grafting and stem cell preparation, Tokyo, Japan, April 1 – 3, 2010.
  • Faculty speaker – Liposuction Course, presented Liposuction Complications, Autologous Fat Transfer; New York, NY, May 1-2, 2010.
  • Keynote speaker – 3 D Face Lift; Repairing Capsule Contracture – The Pocket Protector, French Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Paris, France, May 11 – 12, 2010.
  • Invited Faculty Speaker – 3 D Face Lift, World Congress of Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery, Korean Society of Plastic Surgery, Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 11-12, 2010.
  • Faculty speaker – 3 D Face Lift; Stem Cell Space Lift (video presentation), World Congress of Liposuction, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Washington, DC, Oct. 1-3, 2010.
  • Featured Guest Speaker – 3 D Face Lift, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chicago, IL, Oct. 13, 2010.
  • Faculty – Advanced Fat Grafting Techniques taught with Suzan Obagi, MD; 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AACS, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 13, 2011.
  • Faculty – Stem Cell Advances and Current Use in Cosmetic Surgery with Kotaro Yoshimura, MD and Ziya Saylan, MD; 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AACS, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 13, 2011.

Media appearances:

  • Channel 9 News – L.A. – "Computer Imaging" – March 1986
  • Channel 52 Mundo Latino – "Computer Imaging and Cosmetic Surgery" – interview in Spanish – March 1986
  • ABC Home Show – "Computer Imaging and Cosmetic Surgery" – live patient demonstration (surgery subsequently performed after interview) – March 1988
  • Hour Magazine with Gary Collins – "Fat Grafting and Computer Imaging Demonstration" – November 1988
  • ABC Home Show – "Fat Grafting in Cosmetic Surgery" – pre-taped surgical demonstration with follow-up in studio interview – March 1989
  • Cara a Cara – Spanish television show – channel 52 – invited guest speaker to demonstrate and speak about liposuction and cellulite – 10/90
  • Channel 9 News – L.A. – 2/91 cosmetic surgery interview
  • ABC Home Show – live demonstration of face-lift, blepharoplasty, facial fat grafting, and chemical peel with in-studio follow-up interview with patient – 3/13, 3/16, and 3/31/92.
  • The Vicki Show – demonstration of liposuction surgery (taped) with in studio interview, discussion, and questions from audience – October 20, 1994
  • The Marilyn Kagan Show – psychology of appearance – interview, discussion, questions from audience – (taped 5/95) aired July 12, 1995
  • Leeza – demonstration of Gore-Tex™ implants for lip enhancement with interview and panel discussions – taped 5/31/96
  • The Bradshaw Difference – discussed the silicone breast implant controversy 11/8/96
  • Good Day, L.A. – demonstrated Gore-Tex™ implant for lip enhancement, live, 11/24/96
  • Channel 34 – Spanish News Program – discussion of liposuction 3/97 Spanish interview (several interviews in 97 and 98)
  • Home and Family – computer imaging demonstration and discussion of facial aging, corrections with fat transplants and Gore- Tex™, 3/25/97
  • Caryl and Marilyn Show – guest discussing liposuction surgery – 5/2/97
  • Good Day L.A. – channel 11 – discussed breast augmentation and performed live breast augmentation operation at office via remote satellite feed, 8/7/97
  • Inside Edition – interview re: teen cosmetic surgery – 9/12/97
  • Hard Copy – interview re: body lifting procedures – TBA
  • The Live Show – KTLA interview re: aging face, fat grafting – 1/98
  • The Live Show – KTLA interview re: cosmetic surgery, 3/98
  • The Live Show – interview re: liposuction performed on Stephanie Edwards, show’s host, 6/5/98 by me. On 6/8/98 in-studio interview to discuss the procedure.
  • National Enquirer – Nov. 98 – ran a positive article about the virtues of fat injections to reverse the appearance of the aging face.
  • Leeza – discussed aspects of breast surgery – 2/3/99.
  • Jenny Jones Show – performed and discussed liposuction as part of a cosmetic make-over show – 4/29/99.
  • Fox News – feature on volume restoration (via fat grafting) of the aging face, 11/30/99.
  • National Enquirer TV Show – discussing liposuction safety KABC Radio – Stephanie Miller Show – discussing cosmetic surgery 2/10/00
  • In Style – small article re: volume restoration for aging face, 6/00. Cosmetic Surgery magazine – featured in article – "Restoring Youth – Fat Grafting" by Jodi Thiessen, Aug, 2001.
  • KCOP – television interview about Breast Surgery, Appearance and Psychology, May 2002.
  • KCOP/Fox News – interview regarding Space Lift (volume restoration for aging face – Novemeber 2002.
  • KMIR Palm Desert Channel 4 (NBC affiliate) – Live News interview Regarding the Pocket Protector; 9/30/03.
  • Several News programs around US featuring the Pocket Protector, Feb and March 2004.
  • The Wellness Hour – Half-hour discussions about the Pocket Protector and breast surgery (filmed in 3/03, and 7/04).
  • Fox News at 10, “Discussing Facial Fat Grafting,” Oct. 25, 2004
  • KTLA News, Interview with Marta Waller re: The Pocket Protector 3/05.
  • W Magazine – featured in article about breast surgery – April 2005
  • Cosmetic Surgery Times – Featured in two articles – New Technologies In Cosmetic Surgery; Pocket Protector, April 2006
  • Cosmetic Surgery Times – Featured in one article – Blepharoplasty Performed by Fat Grafting (the Space Lift), May 2006
  • Invited Speaker – Association of Health Care Journalists, Studio City, CA, March 17, 2007.
  • Fox News at 10, Repairing Breasts – The Pocket Protector, 7/7/08.
  • Media Tour for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery as President of the AACS – Procedural Survey results – via studios in New York City – 18 TV and 7 radio interviews, March 9, 2010.
  • Midday Sunday with Tony Valdez, Fox 11 News, Discussing Stem Cells and Cosmetic Surgery, 4/11/10.
  • Fox News at 10, Discussing Medical Tourism Abroad, 10/7/10.