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Art Photography Show!

Hopefully you had the chance to see my photography on display at the Hillsdale Mall earlier this month! I presented a sampling of my travel photos as part of the San Mateo Medical Society’s “Work of Physician Artists” exhibit. The event was very well attended and my entries were well received.   But don’t worry, I’m […]

The Surgical Checklist: An Update

My surgical checklist “manifesto” continues to catch the attention of my colleagues!  I have been asked to sit on the safety committee for the Aesthetic Society Association and the actual checklist is now featured on the largest aesthetic surgery associations website…Take a look:

“World Renowned”

“World Renowned”: I was recently asked to join the faculty of a prestigious annual meeting in aesthetic surgery held in Chicago.  On the literature describing the meeting I was listed as “world renowned”.  Needless to say, my family and friends all got a copy!  I presented an update of my checklist, “pinch” blepharoplasty and “comprehensive […]

Signature Skin Care

Move over Dr. Perricone! In collaboration with Silvia, my expert medical aesthetician, we are excited to have recently launched our own skin care product line. As you know, I am always looking for the “science” in anything that I bring to the practice. As such, these products contain ingredients that have been proven to be […]

Pinch Facialplasty

I am always striving to design the best surgical techniques which will deliver the best aesthetic results.   Then I put down on paper a “how-to” for my fellow plastic surgeons for publication, presentation and teaching purposes.  My latest contribution is going to be describing my “Pinch Facialplasty”:  a kinder, gentler facial rejuvenation technique which delivers […]

Operation Access

In the wake of the past economic downturn, I decided that instead of travelling beyond our borders to offer my services to those in need, I would try to accomplish the same mission right in my own backyard. So, after much organization, I am proud to say that I now will be able to deliver […]

Checklist for Surgeons

My clinical influence has crossed the ocean! I have always been obsessive about safety in the operating room. So, last year I published a pilot’s type checklist for surgeons to institute in their operating rooms in an effort to create an “error-free” zone. This paper was very well received in this country. But to my […]

“Art of Aesthetic Surgery” Chapter Contributions

One of my passions is developing new and better techniques in plastic surgery. Well, I just reviewed the newest addition of the definitive surgical text in aesthetic plastic surgery called the “Art of Aesthetic Surgery” ..with two chapters authored by yours truly! In this three volume tome, I describe my newest techniques in both facial […]

Upcoming Allure article

As I always say to my patients, I do not believe in supporting blatant advertising and aggressive marketing: magazine ads, billboards (!), direct mail or being managed by public relations firms who will, for a price, “insert” me in popular magazines and t.v. shows. So when an editor from Allure magazine called me recently, my […]

Promotion at Stanford

As many of you know, I teach the resident plastic surgeons at both medical schools in the Bay Area:  UCSF and Stanford.  Last year, I was promoted to a Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCSF and now I will soon be elevated to an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Stanford!