About The Practice

We are a fully accredited facility for outpatient surgery and maintain the highest certification for a surgical center by the state of Arizona. We have been serving the greater Phoenix area and Valley of the Sun for over 23 years.

ABCS Certification

Cosmetic Breast Surgery - 1992

Recertified

  • Lifetime Certification

Education

EDUCATION
1966 to 1971 Medicine Doctor of Osteopathy College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Des Moines, Iowa

1963 to 1966 Chemistry/Sociology Wayne State University

1961 to 1963 Liberal Arts Highland Park College
Highland Park, Michigan

1957 to 1961 Biology/Chemistry Cass Technical High School
Detroit, Michigan

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

1970 to 1971 Addictionology Haight-Asbury Clinic
San Francisco, California

INTERNSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1974 to 1978 General Surgery Residency Oakland General Hospital
Madison Heights, Michigan

1971 to 1972 Rotating Internship United States Public Health Services
New Orleans, Louisiana

CERTIFICATION

1992 American Board of Cosmetic Surgery – Breast

1981 American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

HONORS

1996 Fellow, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

1988 Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

LICENSURE

Arizona, California

INVESTIGATIONAL STUDIES

1993 to Present Institutional Review Board – Principal Investigator for Silicone Study

2006 to Present Essex I.R.B. – Investigator for Effect of Accent Radiofrequency Treatments on Cellulite

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2001 to Present Adjunct Clinical Instructor – Physician Assistant Program
Midwestern University of Osteopathic Medicine
Glendale, Arizona

1997 to Present Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Midwestern University of Osteopathic Medicine
Glendale, Arizona
1996 to Present Director of Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Body Sculpting Center
Scottsdale, Arizona

1988 to Present Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

1988 to Present Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
California Osteopathic Medical School
Pamona, California

1972 to 1973 Clinical Instructor
College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Des Moines, Iowa

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

1997 to Present Attending Staff Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn
Scottsdale, Arizona

1995 to Present Medical Director Outpatient Surgery Center
Scottsdale, Arizona

1987 to Present Attending Staff Mesa General Hospital
Mesa, Arizona

1987 to 1995 Medical Director Outpatient Surgery Center
Mesa, Arizona

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

2007 to Present Case Reviewer for Arizona Medical Board

1991 to 1993 Co-host: The Breakfast Club
Medical Talk Show on KFNN
Phoenix, Arizona

1987 to 1990 Surgical Associate: University Surgical Associates
General and Breast Surgery
Mesa, Arizona

1985 to 1986 President: Specialist Provider Group
Michigan Health Plus
Flint, Michigan

1985 to 1986 Clinical Consultant: Home Health Care of America (Caremark, Baxter)
Newport Beach, California

1985 to 1986 Member: Michigan Peer Review Organization
Flint, Michigan

1985 to 1986 Secretary, Board of Directors: Michigan IPA
Flint, Michigan

1982 to 1986 Board of Directors: Independent Practice Associates, P.C.
Michigan Health Plus
Flint, Michigan

1978 to 1986 Private Pratice
General and Bariatric Surgery

1978 to 1986 Attending Staff: Lapeer County General Hospital
Lapeer, Michigan

1984 to 1985 Producer/Moderator: Medical Journal, WDEY
Lapeer, Michigan

1982 to 1983 Chairman: Department of Surgery
Lapeer County General Hospital
Lapeer, Michigan

1972 to 1973 Medical Director/Associate: Professor of Clinical Medicine
Free Clinic
Des Moines, Iowa

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

1999 to Present Secretary/Treasurer, Arizona Society of Cosmetic Surgery (Former President)
Active Member: Webster Society
Active Member: Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
Active Member: American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Active Member: American Osteopathic Association
Active Member: American Society of Cosmetic Surgery
Active Member: American Society of Liposuction Surgery
Active Member: American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Active Member: Maricopa County Medical Society
Past Member: American Board of Medical Management
Past Member: American Academy of Physician Executives
Past Member: Bariatric Surgical Society

OTHER PUBLIC SERVICES

2003 to Present Trustee

Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association

1998 to Present Alternate Delegate District 4
Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association

1969 to 1971 Representative
College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Iowa Drug Abuse Council
Des Moines, Iowa

MAJOR ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

2002 to Present Chairman: Reference Committee E-Advocacy, Young Cosmetic
Surgeons
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Chicago, Illinois

1992 to 1994 Chairman: Department of Surgery
Mesa General Hospital
Mesa, Arizona

1992 to 1993 Chairman: Surgical Quality Assurance
Mesa General Hospital
Mesa, Arizona

1988 to 1990 Chairman: Library Committee
Mesa General Hospital
Mesa, Arizona

EDITORIAL BOARDS

2001 to Present Member: JAOA Associate Editorial Board
American Osteopathic Association

2001 to Present The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery

INVENTIONS/PATENTS

Breast Implant Filler Device
Electrocautery Smoke Evacuator
Transumbilical Disector
Transumbilical Implant Insertor

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1997 to Present Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Midwestern University of Osteopathic Medicine
Glendale, Arizona

1988 to Present Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

1988 to Present Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
California Osteopathic Medical School
Pamona, California

1972 to 1973 Clinical Instructor
College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Des Moines, Iowa

1971 to 1972 Clinical Instructor
Free School of New Orleans – Soft Tissue Massage and Manipulative Therapy
New Orleans, Louisiana

RECENT COURSES

October 23-26, 2009 CACS 11th Annual Conference San Diego, California

June 5-8, 2009 ASCBS 25th Annual Workshop on Breast Implant Surgery Newport Beach, California

January 15-18, 2009 25th Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Phoenix, Arizona

January 17-20, 2008 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Orlando, Florida

October 29-31, 2007 World Congress on Liposuction Surgery and Advances in Cosmetic Surgery Dubai, UAE

August 2, 2007 Sculptra Hands-On Injection Training Program, Scottsdale, Arizona

May 25-27, 2007 The Aesthetic Show, Las Vegas, Nevada

January 25-28, 2007 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Phoenix, Arizona

September 28 through October 1, 2006 15th International Symposium on Cosmetic Laser Surgery, Las Vegas, Nevada

January 26-29, 2006 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Orlando, Florida

September 29 through October 2, 2005 14th International Symposium on Cosmetic Laser Surgery, Las Vegas, Nevada

January 27-30, 2005 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery San Diego, California

October 1-3, 2004 World Congress on Liposuction Surgery, St. Louis, Missouri

January 29 through February 1, 2004 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hollywood, Florida

August 28-30, 2003 Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 27, 2003 One-on-one with Dr. John Tebbetts and Terrye Tebbetts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

October 2, 1999 Micro-dermabrasion course in Seattle, Washington

May 30, 1999 Exoderm Chemoabrasion-E.C.A. with Dr. Yoram Fintsi in Washington, D.C.

January 1994 Liposuction course with Dr. Tobin in Texas

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Lecture – “Liposuction: Past, Present, and Future,” American Academy of Esthetic Practitioners, Phoenix, Arizona, November 1, 2008

Lecture – “Why Medspas Fail,” American Academy of Esthetic Practitioners, Phoenix, Arizona, November 1, 2008

Co-author – “Breast Augmentation Via an Efficient, Near-Bloodless and Patient-Friendly Technique, and its Role in a Comprehensive Patient Management Protocol for a Safe Surgery and Rapid Recovery,” August 2006.

Co-author – “Cosmetic Umbilicus,” American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Volume 23, Issue 1, Page 17-20, March 2006

Co-author – “24-Hour Breast Augmentation,” American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Volume 22, Issue 1, Page 62, March 2005

Co-author/Arizona Representative – Federation of State Medical Boards Report of the
Special Committee on Outpatient Surgery, “Proposed Guidelines on Outpatient
Surgery in Arizona,” Nov. 2001

Lecture – “Advances in Cosmetic Surgery for Seniors” Senior Citizens Center, Mesa,
Arizona, May 2001

Co-host – M.D.T.V., Arizona Medical News Television Program, Nov. 1999

Lecture – “Liposuction; Past and Present” Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona, May 1997

Lecture – “Techniques of Mastectomy” Mesa General Hospital, Mesa, Arizona, Nov. 1992

Course Planner and Associate Director – “Medicare Reimbursement for Outpatient Treatment” Jan. 1989

Lecture – “Peptic Ulcer Surgical Management” Mesa General Hospital, Mesa, Arizona, June 1989

Lecture – “PCA in Morbidly Obese Patients” University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, Feb. 1988

Lecture – “Bariatric Surgery” Mesa General Hospital, Mesa, Arizona, June 1988

American Journal of the Osteopathic Association, Jan. 1977, “Low Dose Heparin Therapy – A Suggested Protocol”

One – Project 1 House Organ, articles on communicable diseases, Oct.-Nov. 1970

D.O. – Volume 11, Number 4, “Treatment of the Heroin Addict,” Dec. 1970 (with
Simpson, Mayes, and Fitz)

Pulse – COMS Student Newspaper, articles on drug abuse, 1969-1970