Allen Gabriel, FACS, MD

Plastic Surgeon

Allen Gabriel

EDUCATION
Baptist Hospital; Nashville Plastic Surgery: Patrick Maxwell, MD
•    Breast and Aesthetic Fellowship , June 2008

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
•    Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency, June 2007

University of Nevada School of Medicine
•    M.D., May 2001
University of Utah    
•    Honors Bachelor of Science in Chemistry,  June 1996
Boulder City High School
•    High School Diploma, June 1991
 

PRESENT APPOINTMENTS
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Department of Plastic Surgery
Assistant Professor
Director of Research

Southwest Washington Medical Center
SMG Plastic Surgery
Chief, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery
Private Practice


RESEARCH
2000-2001: Medical Student Research Fellowship
“Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Ischemia-Reperfusion Induced PMN CD18 Polarization.” Advisor:  William A. Zamboni, M.D.  Microsurgery and Hyperbaric Laboratory.  Division of Plastic Surgery.  University of Nevada School of Medicine.  Las Vegas, NV.
1999-2000: Summer Research Fellowship
“Effect of L-Arginine on Leukocyte Function in Ischemia-Reperfusion Skeletal Muscle-Microcirculation.” Advisor:  William A. Zamboni, M.D.  Microsurgery and Hyperbaric Laboratory.  Division of Plastic Surgery.  University of Nevada School of Medicine.  Las Vegas, NV.


1998-1999: Summer Research Fellowship
“Effect of Total Venous Occlusion on Capillary Flow and Necrosis in Skeletal Muscle.”  Advisor:  William A. Zamboni, M.D.  Microsurgery and Hyperbaric Laboratory.  Division of Plastic Surgery.  University of Nevada School of Medicine.  Las Vegas, NV.
1995-1996: Diabetes Research Fellowship
“Expression of Glut-1 transporter.”  Advisor: Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, M.D., Ph.D. Division of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology.  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Cleveland, OH.

HONORS
•    California Society of Plastic Surgeons Research Award; co-author (2007)
•    AOA (2006)
•    California Society of Plastic Surgeons Research Award (2005)
•    Humanism in Medicine Honor Society (2005)
•    Walter E. Macpherson Research Award (2004)
•    Loma Linda University Department of Surgery Research Award (2004)
•    2001 Humanism in Medicine Award
•    4th place, Investigator Award in Plastic Surgery (2001)
•    Area Health Education Award
•    4th place, Investigator Award in Plastic Surgery (2000)
•    Excellence in Research Award, Western Medical Student Research Forum
•    Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award
•    Walter D. and Grace G. Bonner Memorial Award
•    Leon Watters Memorial Award
•    Carl Elenora Memorial Scholarship
•    Lawrence Pyle Memorial Scholarship
•    University of Utah President’s Award
•    Phi Kappa Phi , Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Golden Key
PUBLICATIONS (ABSTRACTS)
Wong W, Gabriel A, Gupta S. Soft tissue reconstruction over Joints with artifical substitute and split thickness skin graft. American College of Surgeons (Western Region), 2010.

Wong W, Gabriel A, Gupta S. A case series using negative pressure therapy over closed surgical incisions  American College of Surgeons (Western Region), 2010.

Wong W, Gabriel A, Gupta S. Single Stage Reconstrution with a Combination of Integra, Split Thickness skin graft and negative pressure therapy American College of Surgeons (Western Region), 2010.

Wong W, Gabriel A, Gupta S. A novel technique in Postoperative Pain management with implatnation of a pain relief system for flexor tenosynovectomy American College of Surgeons (Western Region), 2010.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Efficacy of Manual and 3D imaging in identifying breast asymmetries. California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2009.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Botulism Toxin Infiltration in Chest Wall Musculature for Mastectomy and Reconstruction.  California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2009.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Effects of PEMF Therapy on post surgical pain.  California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2009.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  The Neo-pectoral Pocket in Revisionary Breast Surgery.  California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2008.

Driessen N., Gabriel A, Gupta S, Maxwell GP.  Breast Reconstruction with Form Stable Highly Cohesive Gel Anatomical Implants in Poland Syndrome.  California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2008.

Champaneria M, Gabriel A, Gupta S, Maxwell GP. Deflation evaluation in revisionary saline breast implant surgery. California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2008.

Gabriel A, Haws M, Gingrass M, Maxwell GP.  The trend in breast augmentations following silicone implant approval.  California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2008.

Harrington H, Gabriel A, Gupta S, Maxwell GP. Revisionary Breast Augmentation and Augmentation/Mastopexy with acellular dermal matrix.  California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2008.
 
Cho D, Gabriel A, Shores JT.  Management of Pediatric Extremity Trauma with Vacuum Assisted Closure Silver Dressing and NPWT.  California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2007.

Hiersche M, Shores JT, Gabriel A, Rogers F, Gupta S.  The integra-split-thickness skin graft “single stage application: A novel technique. American College of Surgeons (Western Region), 2007.

Hiersche M, Shores JT, Gabriel A, Gupta S. New approach to tendon coverage using integra. American College of Surgeons (Western Region), 2007.

Davis M, Gabriel A, Shores JT, Gupta S.  Photodynamic therapy combining intense pulsed light and topical 5-aminolevulinic acid for the treatment of rosacea associated erythema. American College of Surgeons (Western Region), 2007.

Peterson B, Shores JT, Gabriel A, Gupta S.  Treatment of recurrent and intractable keloid with excision and placement of integra dermal matrix: results and rationale.  American College of Surgeons (Western Region), 2007.

Gabriel A, Shores JT, Heinrich C, Carter J, Davis M, Gupta S.  Lifestyle outcome study following body contouring in massive weight loss patients.  Bariatric Plastic Surgery, 2006.

Harrington HH, Gabriel A, Heinrich C, Shores JT, Baqai WK, Gupta S.  Effect of NPWT silver sressing on bacterial bioburden. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006.

Machado G, Gabriel A, Heinrich C, Shores JT, Baqai WK, Kalina S, Sogioka N, Gupta S. Manageing infected wounds using NPWT instillation. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006.

Heinrich C, Gabriel A, Han T, Gupta S.  Assessing tissue viability with tissue oxygen saturation.  California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006.

Gabriel A, Shores JT, Chrisler J, Baqai WK, Gupta S. Effect of Agmatine in Ischemia reperfusion injury.  Plastic Surgery Research Council, 83A, 2006.

Shores JT, Gabriel A, Gupta S. Effect of Collagen Based Nerve Conduit on Peripheral Nerves. Plastic Surgery Research Council, 85A, 2006 and California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006.

Gabriel A, Shores JT, Kalina S, Sogioka N, Gupta S.  Case Series:  Four Wounds Treated with VACinstill Therapy.  VAC Therapy Case Series 2005 1: 1-4.

Gabriel A, Heinrich C, Shores JT, Brown C, Gupta S.  Case Series: Four Patients Treated With V.A.C.® Therapy and GranuFoam® Silver™ Dressings.  VAC Therapy Case Series 2005 1: 1-4.

Benett DC, Gabriel A, Kang KY, Chrisler J,  Pearce WJ, Gupta S.  Effect of 1400W inhibition of iNOS on ischemia reperfusion injury in skeletal muscle. Plastic Surgery Research Council, 13B, 2005.

Gabriel A, Benett DC, Shores JT , Chrisler J,  Pearce WJ, Gupta S.  Effect of nitric oxide synthase isoforms in ischemia reperfusion injury in mouse skeletal muscle.  Plastic Surgery Research Council, 10P, 2005.

Gabriel A, Gupta S, Gollin G.  Management of complicated abdominal wall defect with small intestinal submucosa and VAC therapy.  American College of Surgeons (Western Region), 2005 and Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 2005.   

Henry A, Gabriel A, Bennett DC, Shores JT, Timek E, Chrisler J, Gupta S. Effect of L-Arginine in a Mouse Ischemia Reperfusion Skeletal Muscle Model.  Journal of Investigative Medicine 2004: 52(1) 217.

Shores JT, Gabriel A, Heinrich C, Gupta S. Comparison and Sequential Study of Laser and Intralesional Corticosteroid Injection Treatments of Keloids.  Plastic Surgery, 2004.

Porrino ML, Gabriel A, Stephenson LL, Zamboni WA.  Effect of L-Arginine and L-NAME on Leukocyte Adhesion in ischemia Reperfusion Injury.  Plastic Surgery Research Council, 24A, 2003.

Carpin MK, Khiabani KT, Gabriel A, Stephenson LL, Nataraj C, Wang WZ,  Zamboni WA.  Ischemia Reperfusion:  The Inhibitory Effect of HBO on PMN CD18 Polarization is NOS Dependent.  Plastic Surgery Research Council, 23A, 2003.

Bolton M, Bajaj KA, Gabriel A, Gupta S.  Reassessing the indications for digit replantation:  A meta-analysis of functional outcomes.  Plastic Surgery, 2003.

Bajaj KA, Creamer D, Gabriel A, Gupta S.  An evaluation of a collagen based neural conduit xenograft.  Plastic Surgery, 2003.

Bennett DC, Gabriel A, Komorowska-Timek E, Gupta S.  Characterizing the Changing Gene Statement of Chronic Wounds.  Plastic Surgery Research Council, 45A, 2002.

Gabriel A, Bennett DC, Komorowska-Timek E, Cheng C, Miles D, Gupta S.  A Novel Method of Tendon Coverage in Reconstructive Surgery.  California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2002.

Komorowska-Timek, Gabriel A, Bennett D, Miles D, Cheng C, Gupta S.  Artificial Dermis for Coverage of complex Scalp Defects.  California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2002.

Khiabani KT, A. Gabriel, Nataraj C, Stephenson LL, Zamboni WA.  A quantitative Method of Assessing Surface membrane Protein Polarization with Mean Fluorescent Intensity. Microsurgery, 2002.

Khiabani KT, Nataraj C, Gabriel A, Stephenson LL, Zamboni WA . Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Ischemia-Reperfusion Induced PMN CD18 Polarization. Plastic Surgery Research Council, 34A, 2001.

Gabriel A, Stephenson LL, Zamboni WA  Effect of L-Arginine on Leukocyte Function in Ischemia-Reperfusion Skeletal Muscle-Microcirculation. Plastic Surgery Research Council, 69B, 2000.

Gabriel A, Stephenson LL, Zamboni WA.  Effect of Total Venous Occlusion on Capillary Flow and Necrosis in Skeletal Muscle. Plastic Surgery Research Council, 11A, 1999 and Journal of Investigative Medicine, 47(2): 92A, 1999.

Ybarra J, Behrooz A, Gabriel A, Ismail-Beigi F.  Induction of Glut-1 Glucose Transporter Expression by Cobalt Chloride in Diabetic Rats.  Journal of Endocrinology. Endocrine Society Meeting, 1997.

Behrooz A, Gabriel A, Ismail-Beigi F. Hypoxia Stimulated Glut-1 Gene Expression Independent of Inhibition of Oxidative Phosphorylation.  Journal of Endocrinology.  Endocrine Society Meeting, 1996.

 

PUBLICATIONS (MANUSCRIPTS)

Maxwell GP,  Gabriel A,.  Use of Acellular Dermal Matrix in Revisionary Aesthetic Breast Surgery.  Aesthetic Surgery Journal, in press NOV 2009..

Maxwell GP,  Gabriel A,.  Efficacy of the  Neo-pectoral Pocket in Revisionary Breast Surgery.  Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 29(5). 379-385, 2009.

Gabriel A, Shores J, Baharestani M, Gupta S.  A Review and Clinical Experience for Treating Infected Wounds with VAC Therapy.  International Wound Journal., 6(s2): 1-25,  2009.

Baharestani M, Amjad I, Bookout K, Fleck T, Gabriel A, Kaufman D, McCord SS, Moores DC, Olutoye OO, Salazar JD, Song DH, Teich S, Gupta S.  VAC Therapy in the Management of Pediatric Wounds:  Clinical Review and Experience.  International Wound Journal, 6(s1): 1-26, 2009.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  The Evolution of Breast Implants.  Clinics in Plastic Surgery. January 2009.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Possible Future Development of Implants and Breast Augmentation.  Clinics in Plastic Surgery. January 2009

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Discussion for Augmentation Mastopexy.  Clinics in Plastic Surgery. January 2009

Maxwell GP,  Gabriel A,.  The Neo-pectoral Pocket in Revisionary Breast Surgery.  Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 28(4) 463-467, 2008.

Sasaki GH, Komorowska-Timek ED, Bennett DC, Gabriel A.  An Objective Comparison of Holding, Slippage, and Pull-Out Tensions for Eight Suspension Sutures in the Malar Fat Pads of Fresh-Frozen Human Cadavers.  Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 28(4) 387-396, 2008.

Gabriel A, Heinrich C, Shores JT, Baqai WK, Moores D, Miles D, Gupta S.  Reported Outcomes of Vacuum Assisted Closure for the Treatment of Pediatric Wounds:  Case Series of 58 Patients and Literature Review.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, in press, 2008.

Gabriel A, Heinrich C, Shores JT, Baqai WK, Kalina S, Sogioka N, Gupta S. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation:  New Method for Treating Infected Wounds.  International Wound Journal, in press, 2008.

Gabriel A, Shores JT, Poblete M, Victorio A, Gupta S.  Abdominal Wall Endometrioma: Case Report and Review.  Ann Plast Surg, 58(6):691-693, 2007.

Shores JT, Gabriel A, Gupta S. Skin Substitutes and Alternatives: A Review.  Adv Skin Wound Care. 20(9):493-508, 2007.

Gupta S, Bates-Jensen B, Gabriel A, Holloway A, Niezgoda J, Weir D.  Differentiating Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices: An Illustrative Case Series. Wounds, 10 (1 Suppl):  1-9, 2007.

Gabriel A, Heinrich C, Shores JT, Brown C, Gupta S.  Reducing Bacterial Bioburden in Infected Wounds with Vacuum Assisted Closure and a New Silver Dressing—A Pilot Study.  Wounds, 18(9):  245-255, 2006.

Gabriel A, Gollin G.  Management of complicated gastroschisis with porcine small intestinal submucosa and negative pressure wound therapy.  J Pediatric Surg, 41(11): 1836-1840, 2006.

Komorowska-Timek E, Gabriel A, Bennett D, Garberoglio C, Cheng C, Miles D, Gupta S.  Artificial Dermis as an Alternative for Coverage of Complex Scalp Defects following Excision of Malignant Tumors.  Plast Reconstr Surg, 115(4):  1010-1017, 2005.

Khiabani KT, Stephenson LL, Gabriel A, Nataraj C, Wang WZ, Zamboni WA. Quantitative Method for Determining Polarization of Neutrophil Adhesion Molecules Associated with Ischemia Reperfusion.  Plast Reconstr Surg, 114(7):  1846-1850, 2004.

Gabriel A,  Porrino ML, Stephenson LL, Zamboni WA.  Effect of L-Arginine on Leukocyte Function in Ischemia-Reperfusion Skeletal Muscle-Microcirculation   Plast Reconstr Surg,  113(6):  1698-1702, 2004.

Mazraany W, Gabriel A, Machado GR, Bojalian MO, Reeves ME.  Massive Pneumoscrotum Following Open Gastrostomy.  Contemp Surg.  2004 60(5):  219-221.

Gupta S., Gabriel A., Shores JT.  The peri-operative use of vacuum-assisted closure in skin grafting.  Ostomy Wound Mngmt 2004 50(4): 32-34.

Shestak KC, Gabriel A, Landecker A, Peters S, Shestak A, Kim J.  Assessment of Nipple Long-Term Projection- A Comparison of Three Different Techniques. Plast Reconstr Surg, 110(3): 780-786, 2002.

Gabriel A, Chaney N, Stephenson LL, Zamboni WA.  Effect of Total Venous Occlusion on Capillary Flow and Necrosis in Skeletal Muscle.  Plast Reconstr Surg, 108(2): 430-433, 2001.

Ybarra J, Behrooz A, Gabriel A, Ismail-Beigi F.  Glycemia-Lowering Effect of Cobalt Chloride in the Diabetic Rat: increased GLUT-1 mRNA expression.  Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 133: 151-160, 1997.

Gabriel A, Epstein WW.  Synthetic Methods for Production of Prenylated Peptides.  Thesis, University of Utah Libraries, 1995.

PUBLICATIONS (CHAPTERS)
Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Principles of Augmentation Mammaplasty. Plastic  Surgery.   3rd Edition. 2011.

Gabriel A, Gingrass M.  Large Volume Liposuction.  Plastic Surgery Textbook   emedicine publishing.  2010

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  BioProsthetic Material for Plastic Surgery of the Breast.  Surgery of The Breast.   3rd Edition. 2010.

Maxwell GP, Baker M, Gabriel A.  Augmentation Mammaplasty.  Surgery of The Breast.   3rd Edition. 2010.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Nipple Sparing Mastectomy.  Surgery of The Breast.   3rd Edition. 2010.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Ultrasound Assisted Lipoplasty.  Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting in the Massive Weight Loss Patient.  1st Edition. 2010.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Breast Reduction with Ultra-Sound Assisted Liposuction.  Mastopexy and Breast Reduction: Principles and Practice. 1st Edition. In press 2010.

Cho D, Gabriel A, Sasaki G.  Blepharoplasty, Lower Lid, Canthal Support.  Plastic Surgery Textbook   emedicine publishing.  2009. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1282499-overview

Gabriel A, Gingrass M.  Ultrasound Assisted Lipoplasty.  Advances in Aesthetic Surgery. 1st Edition. 2009.

Gabriel A, Gingrass M.  Body Contouring: Liposuction of the Trunk  Plastic Surgery Textbook   emedicine publishing. 2009. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1272262-overview

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.   Breast Embryology.  Plastic Surgery Textbook   emedicine publishing.  2009. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1275146-overview

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.   Breast Anatomy.  Plastic Surgery Textbook   emedicine publishing.  2009. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1273133-overview

Maxwell GP, Gabriel A.  Augmentation Mastopexy  Techniques in Plastic Surgery.  2009.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Breast Reconstruction.  Advances in Aesthetic Surgery. 1st Edition. 2009.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  Nipple Reconstruction.  Advances in Aesthetic Surgery. 1st Edition. 2009.

Losken A, Gabriel A.  BCT Deformity with Implant Correction.  Partial Breast Reconstruction: Oncoplastic Techniques. 1st Edition. 2009.

Gabriel A, Maxwell GP.  The Multidisciplinary Approach.  Partial Breast Reconstruction: Oncoplastic Techniques. 1st Edition. 2009.

Gabriel A, Mussman J.   Wound Healing: Growth Factors.  Plastic Surgery Textbook   emedicine publishing.  2009. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1298196-overview

Maxwell GP, Walldman J, Stover S, Gabriel A.  Augmentation Mastopexy  Plastic Surgery: Indications and Practice: Expert Consult Premium Edition.  November 2008.

Gabriel A, Camp M.   Vascular Ulcers.  Plastic Surgery Textbook   emedicine publishing.  2008. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1298345-overview

Gabriel A, Shores JT, Gupta S.  Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. 2nd Edition. 2008.

Gabriel A, Gupta S, Freeman BG.  Body Contouring: Abdominoplasty.  Plastic Surgery Textbook   emedicine publishing.  2007. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1271693-overview

Gabriel A, Hiltabidel E, Valenzuela A, Gupta S.  Management of wound environment with negative pressure wound therapy. 683-697. Wound Care: A Collaborative Practice Manual for Health Professionals.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 3rd edition,  2007.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS
Management of complicated reconstructive cases
•    Annual Meeting of California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2009.

Management of Pain in Aesthetic Surgery
•    Annual Meeting of Mexican Plastic Surgery Association, 2009.

Management of Infected Wounds with NPWT
•    Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 2008.

The Science  of Inflammation and The Role of PEMF Therapy
•    Science of Electroceuticals Symposium, 2007.

The Pathophysiology of Inflammation Following Breast Surgery
•    Allergan Executive Council Symposium, 2007.

Management of Acute Traumatic Wounds
•    Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 2007.

Managing Wound Bioburden with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
•    Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing Society Annual Meeting, 2007.

Management of wounds with NPWT
•    Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 2006.

Lifestyle outcome study following body contouring in massive weight loss patients.  
•    Bariatric Plastic Surgery, 2006.

Effect of Agmatine in Ischemia reperfusion injury.  
•    Plastic Surgery Research Council, 2006.
•    California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006.

Effect of nitric oxide synthase isoforms in ischemia reperfusion injury in mouse skeletal muscle.  
•    Plastic Surgery Research Council, 2005.
•    California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2005.

Management of complicated abdominal wall defect with small intestinal submucosa and VAC therapy.
•    American College of Surgeons (Western Region), 2005.
•    Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, 2005.   

A Novel Method of Tendon Coverage in Reconstructive Surgery using bilaminate skin substitute.  
•    California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2002.
•    John A. Boswick Burn and Wound Care Symposium, 2002.

Effect of L-Arginine on Leukocyte Function in Ischemia-Reperfusion Skeletal Muscle-Microcirculation.
•    Plastic Surgery Research Council, 2000.

Invited Speaker at White Coat Ceremony.  University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada, 2000.
Effect of Total Venous Occlusion on Capillary Flow and Necrosis in Skeletal Muscle.
•    Plastic Surgery Research Council, 1999.
•    American Federation for Medical Research, 1999.
•    Bierkamper Research Convocation, 1999.

The University of Nevada Student Outreach Clinic:  A model for the initiation and management of a student-run screening clinic for the homeless and underserved.
•    American Medical Student Association, March 1999.
Invited Speaker at Hooding Ceremony.  University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada, 2001.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

•    Golf Tournament Committee Chairman.  UNSOM.  2000-2001.
•    Graduation Chairman.  UNSOM.  2000-2001.
•    Hooding Chairman.  UNSOM.  2000-2001
•    Grant funded for Student Outreach Clinic
                 Authors:  Allen Gabriel, Peggy Dupey.    
                 Source:  Washoe County Medical Alliance
•    Class President.  2000-2001.
•    Surgery Interest Group President. 1998-1999
•    Steering Committee Member.  University of Nevada Student Outreach Clinic.  1997-1999.
•    Student Ambassador.  University of Nevada School of Medicine.  1997-2001.
 

EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER

•    Medical Mission trip to Ethiopia.  Loma Linda University Operation Good Samaritan.  March 2006.
•    Student Outreach Clinic Coordinator.  University of Nevada School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinic, 1997-1999.
•    Chemist & Research Analyst: Datachem Laboratories, Salt Lake City, Utah.  1996-1997.
•    Volunteer work in medical laboratories and emergency rooms: Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale, CA; UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson, NV.  1990-1992.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
•    American Medical Association:  1997-present
•    American Academy of Family Physicians: 1997-2001
•    Nevada State Medical Association:  1998-2001
•    Student National Medical Association:  1997-2001
•    California Medical Society:  2004-present
•    San Bernardino County Medical Society:  2004-present

RESEARCH SUPPORT
Ongoing Research Support

KCI Research Grant
2007-present
Co-investigator
Title:  Evaluating the effect of NPWT in pressure ulcers.  Lifestyle outcome study.


Completed Research Support

Integra Life-Sciences Research Grant
2004-2007
Co-investigator
Title:  Evaluation of Neuragen Peripheral Nerve Guides as a “Wrap” to Improve Outcomes in nerve Repair and Decompression Surgery

Completed Research Support

Loma Linda University School of Medicine Seed Grant
2004-2005
Co-investigator
Title: Effect of L-arginine on NOS KO mouse skeletal muscle in ischemia reperfusion

Completed Research Support

Loma Linda University School of Medicine Seed Grant
2003-2004
Co-investigator
Title: Effect of L-arginine on mouse skeletal muscle in ischemia reperfusion: new animal model.

REVIEWER
•    Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS); Elsevier
•    Aesthetic Surgery Journal
•    Abstracts Reviewer for American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
•    Scientific Committee and Abstract Reviewer; California Society of Plastic Surgeons

CURRENT COMMITTEES
•    Executive Department of Surgery Committee, SWMC
•    Cancer Committee, SWMC
•    General Surgery Committee, SWMC
•    Breast Clinic Development Committee, SWMC
•    Residency Review Committee, Loma Linda
•    Research Committee, Loma Linda
•    Scientific Committee and Abstract Reviewer; California Society of Plastic Surgeons
•    Candidate Liaison Committee, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

COMAPANY SPONSORED EVENTS
•    Multiple Educational Seminars (national and international events)
•    Participated in multiple advisory seminars