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Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon Professional Résumé

BOARD CERTIFICATION

2006-Present Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

2011-Present American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
2008-Present Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
2007-Present American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Active Member)
2007-Present Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

FELLOWSHIP

2004-2005 Fellow, 12 month ASAPS Approved Aesthetic Surgery/ Laser Surgery Fellowship, Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, Marina Del Rey, CA (Program Director: W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS)
2004-2005 Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Fellowship Affiliation with the University of Southern California Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Los Angeles, CA (Division Chief: Randy Sherman, MD)

RESIDENCY

2003-2004 Chief Resident, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH (Section Chief: Carolyn Kerrigan, MD)
2002-2003 Resident, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH (Section Chief: Carolyn Kerrigan, MD)
1999-2002 Intern and Resident, Department of General Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH (Department Chair: Richard Dow, MD)

EDUCATION

1995-1999 Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Doctor of Medicine Degree
1991-1995 Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Biology (Double Major)

LICENSURE

Arizona Medical Board: 32548
Medical Board of California: A86975
United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2, and 3
Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

2006-Present Paradise Valley Outpatient Surgery Center, Scottsdale, AZ
2005-Present Scottsdale Healthcare Shea / Piper Surgery Center, Scottsdale, AZ
2005-Present Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn / Greenbaum Specialty Hospital, Scottsdale, AZ
2005-Present Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center, Paradise Valley, AZ
2004-2005 Marina Outpatient Surgery Center, Marina Del Rey, CA
2004-2005 Daniel Freeman Hospital, Marina Del Rey, CA
2004-2005 University Hospital, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1999-2003 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

EDUCATIONAL HONORS/ AWARDS

Dean's List, Emory University
Order of Omega, National Honor and Leadership Society
Alpha Epsilon Delta, Premedical Honor Society
Phi Sigma, National Biology Honor Society
Phi Sigma Tau, National Philosophy Honor Society

PROFESSIONAL HONORS/AWARDS

2015 Faculty at American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting "Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium", Santa Fe, NM August 2015
2014–Present Course Instructor for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2014 Faculty at American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting "Dueling Perspectives", Washington DC, June 2014
2013–Present Course Instructor for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
2013 Member of the Mentor LEAD Advisory Board to help guide Mentor in future product and program offerings.
2013 Sientra Anatomical Implant, Best Breast Practice Preceptorship. Preceptorship director: Dr. Charles Randquist, Victoria Kliniken, Stockholm, Sweden, February 2013
2012–2013 Member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Media Relations Committee
2012–Present Speaker/Consultant for Sientra
2012–Present Speaker/Consultant for Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc.
2010–Present Speaker/Consultant for Lifecell

PUBLICATIONS

Journals

Stevens WG, Nahabedian MY, Calobrace MB, Harrington JL, Capizzi PJ, Cohen R, d'Incelli RC, Beckstrand M. "Risk Factor Analysis for Capsular Contracture: A 5-Year Sientra Study Analysis Using Round, Smooth, and Textured Implants for Breast Augmentation". Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 132(5):1115-1123, November 2013.
Stevens WG, Repta R, Pacella SJ, Tenenbaum MJ, Cohen R, Vath SD, Stoker DA. "Safe and Consistent Outcomes of of Successfully Combining Breast Surgery and Abdominoplasty". Aesthetic Surg J, 29(2) 129-134, March/April 2009.
Stevens WG, Gear AJL, Stoker DA, Hirsch EM, Cohen R,  Spring MA, Vath SA, Schantz SA, Heck RT. "Outpatient Reduction Mammaplasty: An Eleven Year Experience”". Aesthetic Surg J, 28(2)171-79, March 2008.
Stevens WG, Stoker DA, Freeman M, Quardt S, Cohen R, Hirsch E. 'One-Stage Mastopexy with Breast Augmentation: A Review of 321 Patients.' Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 120(6): 1674-1679, November 2007.
Stevens WG, Spring M, Stoker DA, Freeman M, Cohen R, Quardt SM, Hirsch EM. "A Review of 100 Consecutive Secondary Augmentation Mastopexies". Aesthetic Surg J, 27(50 485-492, September/October 2007.
Stevens WG, Spring MA, Stoker DA, Cohen R, Vath SA, Hirsch EM. "Ten Years of Outpatient Abdominoplasties: Safe and Effective". Aesthetic Surg J, 27(3)269-75, May 2007.
Stevens WG, Stoker DA, Freeman ME, Quardt SM, Hirsch EM, Cohen R. "Is one-stage breast augmentation with mastopexy safe and effective? A review of 186 primary cases". Aesthetic Surg J, 2006, 26(6): 674-681, Nov/December 2006.
Stevens WG, Cohen R., Schantz SA, Stoker DA, Vath SD, Hirsch EM, Heck R, Freeman ME. "Laser-assisted breast reduction: A safe and effective alternative. A study of 367 patients". Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Vol 26(4), 432-39, July/August 2006.
Stevens WG, Hirsch EM, Stoker DA, Cohen R. "In Vitro Deflation of Prefilled Saline Breast Implants". Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 118(2):347-349, August 2006
Stevens WG, Cohen R., Vath SD, Stoker DA, Hirsch EM. "Is It Safe to Combine Abdominoplasty with Elective Breast Surgery? A Review of 151 Consecutive Cases." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol 118(1):207-12, July 2006.
Stevens WG, Hirsch EM, Stoker DA, Cohen R. "A Comparison of 500 Prefilled Textured Saline Breast Implants versus 500 Standard Textured Saline Breast Implants: Is There a Difference in Deflation Rates? ". Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol 117(7), 2175-78, June 2006.
Stevens WG, Cohen R., Vath S, Stoker DA, Hirsch EM. "Does liposuction really add morbidity to abdominoplasty? Revisiting the controversy with a series of 406 cases". Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Vol. 25(4) 353-58, July 2005.
McDonald WS, Lo T, Thurmond M, Jones C, Cohen R., Miller A, Beasley D. "Role of Nitric Oxide in Skin Flap Delay" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 113:927-31, March 2004.
Shawa T, Cohen R., Jansen D, McKinnon W. "Revisiting breast masses with the plastic surgeon: suggestions for biopsy and resection". American Surgeon, 66(11): 1077-79, November 2000.

Chapters

Rosen JM, Cohen R., Grigg E: "Robotics in Plastic Surgery".
In: Mathes SJ, Hentz VR: Plastic Surgery, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co. 2005.

Abstracts

Quardt SM, Stoker DA, Hirsch EM, Cohen R, Stevens WG. "Extreme Breast Asymmetry Corrected with One-Stage Breast Augmentation Combined with Mastopexy: A Review of 40 Cases for Safety and Efficacy". Accepted to the California Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, Las Vegas, NV, June 2, 2006
Quardt SM, Stoker DA, Hirsch EM, Cohen R, Stevens WG. "Preoperative Indicators of Risk for Primary Breast Augmentation Combined with Mastopexy: A Review of 172 Cases". Accepted to the California Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, Las Vegas, NV, June 3, 2006
Cohen R, Stevens WG, Vath S, Stoker, DA, Hirsch EH. "Is It Safe to Combine Abdominoplasty with Elective Breast Surgery? A Review of 151 Consecutive Cases." Accepted to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting, Chicago, IL 2005.
Cohen R, Stevens WG, Vath S, Stoker DA, Hirsch EH. "Does liposuction really add morbidity to abdominoplasty? Revisiting the controversy with a series of 406 cases". Accepted for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery annual meeting, New Orleans, LA 2005.
Hirsch EH, Stevens WG, Cohen R, Stoker D, Collins T. "Assessing the deflation rates of 500 pre-filled textured saline breast implants versus 500 standard textured saline breast implants: Is there a difference?" Accepted to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting, Chicago, IL 2005.
Cohen R, Rosen JM. "Robotics in Plastic Surgery: Adding a Limb to the Reconstructive Ladder". Accepted at the Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Milwaukee, WI 2004.

Articles

Cohen R. "Body Lifts: The Ultimate Tailoring". Palos Verdes Style magazine. April/ May 2005; Vol. 12, No 3:31.

ACADEMIC LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS

2015 Cohen R., (Course Instructor at ASPS sponsored Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium). "Complex Revisions in Aesthetic Breast Surgery". Santa Fe, NM, August 2015.
2015 Cohen R., (Course Instructor at ASPS sponsored Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium). "Avoiding and Managing Complications in Breast Augmentation". Santa Fe, NM, August 2015.
2015 Cohen R., (Course Instructor at ASPS sponsored Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium). "Circumareolar Versus Circumvertical Mastopexy: Techniques, Patient Selection, and Avoiding Complications". Santa Fe, NM, August 2015.
2015 Cohen R., (Course Instructor at ASPS sponsored Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium). "Marking Technique for Mastopexy- Live Patient Demonstration". Santa Fe, NM, August 2015.
2015 Cohen R., (Course Instructor at American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery International Meeting): "Solving Complex Aesthetic Breast Problems with Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) – Techniques, Pearls and Patient Discussions.." Montreal, Canada, May 2015.
2014 Cohen R., Reisman N. (Course Instructor at American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting): "Managing Patient Expectations in Aesthetic Breast Surgery." Chicago, IL, October 2014.
2014 Cohen R., Bengtson B., Calobrace B. (Course Instructor at American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting): "Complications in Breast Augmentation: Prevention and Management." Chicago, IL, October 2014.
2014 Cohen R., Haws M., Calobrace B., Schwartz M. Sientra Panel on Textured and Anatomical Implants, and Advancements in Breast Augmentation Surgery. American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2014.
2014 Cohen R. "Transitioning from Residency to the Real World: Ten Tips for Starting Your Practice in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery." Sientra Education Forum and American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2014.
2014 Cohen R. "Solving Complex Aesthetic Breast Problems with Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) - Techniques, Pearls and Patient Discussions." Eatin' Meetin, Scottsdale, AZ, July 2014.
2014 Cohen R. (Course Instructor at American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting): "Managing Patient Expectations in Aesthetic Breast Surgery." Washington, D.C., June 2014.
2014 Cohen R. (Course Instructor at American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting): "Dual Plane Breast Augmentation: The Best of Both Worlds." Washington, D.C., June 2014.
2014 Cohen R. (Course Instructor at American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting): "Complex Aesthetic Breast Revision without Acellular Dermal Martix (ADM)." Washington, D.C., June 2014.
2014 Cohen R. (Course Instructor at American Society of Plastic Surgeons National Meeting): "One Stage Augmentation Mastopexy: A Safe and Patient Preferred Procedure." Washington, D.C., June 2014.
2014 Cohen R. "My Implant Evolution: Transitioning from Smooth to Textured Implants." Eatin' Meetin, Scottsdale, AZ, June 2014.
2014 Cohen R. (Course Instructor at American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Meeting): "Solving Complex Aesthetic Breast Problems with Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) - Techniques, Pearls and Patient Discussions." San Francisco, CA, April 2014.
2014 Cohen R. (Course Instructor at American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Meeting): "My Implant Evolution: Transitioning from Smooth to Textured Implants." San Francisco, CA, April 2014.
2014 Cohen R. "My Implant Evolution." Sientra National Sales Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA, January 25, 2014.
2013 Cohen R. "Optimizing Outcomes in Breast Surgery: Innovative Techniques and Technology." Bioskills Lab, Las Vegas, NV, November 2013.
2013 Cohen R. (Course Instructor at American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgey National Meeting): "Solving Complex Aesthetic Breast Problems with Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) - Techniques, Pearls and Patient Discussions." New York, NY, April 2013.
2012 Cohen R. "Incorporating Strattice Tissue Matrix into an Aesthetic Breast Plastic Surgery Practice." California Plastic Surgeons Presentation, Beverly Hills, CA, July 2012.
2012 Cohen R. "Incorporating Strattice Reconstructive Tissue Matrix into a Breast Plastic Surgery Practice: Optimizing Outcomes and Patient Discussions." Lifecell Western National Sales Conference, Dallas, TX, June 2012.
2012 Cohen R. "Optimizing Outcomes in Aesthetic Breast Surgery with Strattice Reconstructive Tissue Matrix." Presented at 3rd Annual Northwest Breast Symposium, Seattle, WA, May 2012.
2012 Cohen R. "Using Strattice in Complex Breast Revision Surgery: Optimizing Aesthetic Outcomes." Arizona Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2012.
2008 Stevens WG, Cohen R., Vath SD, Stoker DA, Hirsch EM. "Is It Safe to Combine Abdominoplasty with Elective Breast Surgery? A Review of 151 Consecutive Cases."  Presented at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting, Melbourne, Australia, February 2008.
2008 Stevens WG, Cohen R., Vath S, Stoker DA, Hirsch EM. "Does liposuction really add morbidity to abdominoplasty? Revisiting the controversy with a series of 406 cases".  Presented at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting, Melbourne, Australia, February 2008.
2008 Stevens WG, Spring MA, Stoker DA, Cohen R., Vath SA, Hirsch EM. "Ten Years of Outpatient Abdominoplasties: Safe and Effective".  Presented at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting, Melbourne, Australia, February 2008.
2008 Stevens WG, Stoker DA, Freeman M, Quardt S, Cohen R., Hirsch EM.  "A review of 100 Consecutive Augmentation/Mastopexies."   Presented at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting, Melbourne, Australia, February 2008.
2008 Cohen R. Coding for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Presented to the Grand Canyon Coders Local Chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders. Mesa, AZ, February 9th, 2008.
2007 Cohen R. Circumareolar Mastopexy: A Key Technique for My Breast Practice. Presented at the Radford C.Tanzer Plastic Surgery Symposium. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, September 28, 2007.
2006 Cohen R. CPT Coding for Plastic Surgery. Presented to the Grand Canyon Coders Local Chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders. Phoenix, AZ, February 11, 2006.
2006 Quardt SM, Stoker DA, Hirsch EM, Freeman ME, Cohen R, Stevens WG. Preoperative indications of risk for primary breast augmentation combined with mastopexy: a review of 186 consecutive cases. Presented at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, June 3 2006.
2006 Quardt SM, Stoker DA, Hirsch EM, Freeman ME, Cohen R, Stevens WG. "Extreme Breast Asymmetry" Corrected with One-Stage Breast Augmentation Combined with Mastopexy. Presented at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, June 2 2006.
2005 Cohen R, Stevens WG, Vath S, Stoker, DA, Hirsch EH. "Is It Safe to Combine Abdominoplasty with Elective Breast Surgery? A Review of 151 Consecutive Cases." Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting, Chicago, IL. September 25, 2005.
2005 Cohen R, Stevens WG, Vath S, Stoker D, Hirsch E. "Does Liposuction Really Add Morbidity to Abdominoplasty? Revisiting the Controversy with a Series of 406 Cases". Presented at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2005 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. May 1, 2005.
2005 Wilkinson T, Stevens WG, Cohen R. "Variations and Complications of Aesthetic Abdominoplasty". Didactic course presented by Wilkinson T and Stevens WG at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2005 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. May 1, 2005.
2004 Cohen R, Rosen J. "Robotics in Plastic Surgery: Adding a Limb to the Reconstructive Ladder". Presented at the Senior Residents Conference, Scientific Paper Presentation, Milwaukee WI. March 18, 2004
2004 Cohen R "Wound Healing". Presented at the Section of Urology Grand Rounds, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. March 10, 2004.
2004 Cohen R. "Breast Reconstruction and Reduction". Presented to the School of Surgical Technology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. February 20, 2004.
2003 Cohen R. "Breast Reconstruction- Choices and Outcomes". Presented at the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Regional Meeting, Lebanon, NH. October 11, 2003.
2003 Cohen R. "Upper Extremity Burn Management" Presented at the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. June 4, 2003.
2003 Cohen R. "Robotics in Plastic Surgery- Adding a Limb to the Reconstructive Ladder" Guest Lecturer for Healthcare Technology in the 21st Century, Dartmouth College/ Thayer School of Engineering, April 22, 2003.
2002 Cohen R. "Robotics in Upper Extremity Trauma" Presented at the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. December 11, 2002
2001 Cohen R. "The History of Charity Hospital". Presented at the Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. September 14, 2001
1999 Jansen D, Cohen R. "Revisiting Breast Masses with a Plastic Surgeon: Suggestions for Biopsy and Resection". Presented to the American College of Surgeons (Louisiana Section), New Orleans, LA. May 1999
1998 Thurmond M, Miller A, Cohen R, Bristol R, Jones C, McDonald WS. "Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibition Reduces Vasodilation and Flow in Skin Flap Delay". Presented to the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Scottsdale, AZ. January 1998.

OTHER RESEARCH

1998 Role of Micro-W Plasty in Browlift Surgery. Supervising Attending Jansen D, Tulane Plastic Surgery.
1998 Primary Sarcoma of the Breast: A 50-Year Retrospective Study at Charity Hospital. Supervising Attending McKinnon W, Tulane Surgical Oncology.
1996-1997 Role of Nitric Oxide in the Delay Phenomenon in Standard Mouse Skin Flap Model, Supervising Attending McDonald WS, Tulane Plastic Surgery.
1995-1996 Video Microscopic Assessment of Perfusion in Standard Guinea Pig Skin Flap Model, Supervising Attending McDonald WS, Tulane Plastic Surgery.
1994 "Impact of Fin Fisheries on Queen Conch and Spiny Lobster Populations of South Caicos" Supervising Professor Green E, PhD, School for Field Studies, South Caicos.

LOCAL MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Arizona Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Maricopa County Plastic Surgeon's Society

OTHER EDUCATION

1995 Dante Alighieri School for Italian Studies, Florence, Italy
Advanced Italian Language Studies, Summer Semester
1995 National Association of Underwater Instructors, Divemaster Certification
1994 School for Field Studies, South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Conservation, Summer Semester
1993 National Outdoor Leadership School, Lander, Wyoming
Wilderness Leadership and Rescue, Summer Semester
1992 University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Italian Language Immersion Program, Summer Semester

ACTIVITIES/ VOLUNTEER

2004 Project Vietnam, Medical Mission in Ha Nam Province, North Vietnam for cleft lip and palate repair
2003-2004 Suture Course Instructor, Dartmouth Medical School
2003-2004 Chief Developer, Analgesia Management Protocol (AMP) Project, (Prototype Surgery/ Pain Service Collaboration for Complex Postoperative Pain Management)
2003 Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (CECS) at Dartmouth, Outcomes study course focusing on postoperative pain management
1999-2003 House Staff Association Representative, (General and Plastic Surgery)
1997-1998 Vice Chair, Louisiana State Medical Society, Medical Student Section
1996-1997 Treasurer/ Membership Recruiter AMA, Medical Student Section
1997 AMA Medical Student Delegate, Interim Meeting, Atlanta, GA
1995-1999 Ozanam Inn Homeless Shelter, Volunteer
1995-1997 Brantley Center Homeless Shelter, Volunteer
1995 Doctors Ought to Care (D.O.C.), Founding Member, Tulane Chapter

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

Extensive travel throughout North and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Middle East. 18+ years of wilderness and mountaineering leadership. Hobbies include skiing, rock climbing, SCUBA diving, and mountain biking.

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