R. Michael Koch, MD, FACS

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Get to know Dr. Koch

Dr. Koch is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, and microsurgical reconstruction. He completed his plastic surgical training at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and also completed an additional year-long Fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

 

Dr. Koch is a diplomate of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of many well-known professional societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

 

Born in London, raised in Perthshire, Scotland, and transplanted to Southern California, Dr. Koch attended the University of California at Santa Barbara (BA 1989) and Hahnemann University School of Medicine (MD 1993). Prior to his training in plastic surgery at the UCLA Medical Center, he completed an Internship and Residency in General Surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC as well as a Research Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Dr. Koch has a strong belief in sharing his surgical skills and expertise overseas and has made numerous trips to Africa, Vietnam, South America and the Philippines to provide plastic surgical care. He is also an avid bicycle rider and has a keen interest in the culinary arts. See Dr. Koch’s patient reviews on RealSelf

Credentials

Education:

Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Medicine, May 1993

University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Bachelor of Arts, May 1989 (Biological Sciences)

Trinity College Glenalmond
Perthshire, Scotland
Oxford and Cambridge O Level Certificates

Post-Doctoral Training

 

Intern, General Surgery
The George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC
July 1993-June 1994

 

Resident, General Surgery
The George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC
July 1994-June 1999

 

Research Fellow
Laboratory of Chemoprevention
National Cancer Institute, N.I.H., Bethesda, MD
July 1996-June 1997

 

Resident, Plastic Surgery
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
July 1999-June 2001

 

Fellow, Aesthetic Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY
July 2001-June 2002

Research

 

Tissue regeneration utilizing stem cells
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Co-investigator: Paul Lucas, Ph.D.
December 2008 to present
Study of ASC-impregnated implants in tissue regeneration.

 

Molecular biology of wound healing.
National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Supervisor: Anita B. Roberts, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Anita B. Roberts, Ph.D.
July 1996-June 1997
Studied wound healing in TGF-b1 null mice.

 

Bone density assessment.
Ames Research Center Contract (NASA
Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Department of Rheumatology
Supervisor: Vincent J. Zarro, M.D., Ph.D.
June 1992-July 1993
Clinical study of an in vivo, bone-density measuring device.

 

Substance abuse prevention in urban elementary schools.
Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Department of Pharmacology
Supervisor: Vincent J. Zarro, M.D., Ph.D.
June 1990 May 1992
Developed substance abuse prevention curriculum and drug use trends.

Hospital Staff Affiliations

 

Westchester Medical Center
July 2003 to present
Ex-Chief, Microsurgery and Replantation Service
Member, Trauma Committee

 

Maria Ferrari Children’s Hospital
July 2003 to present
Chief, Pediatric Vascular Surgery Service
Member, Pediatric Trauma Committee

 

Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry
July 2003 to present
Attending Surgeon

 

Hudson Valley Hospital Center
October 2009 to present
Director, Institute of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Member, Ethics Committee

 

White Plains Hospital
March 2013 to present
Attending Surgeon

Licensure

 

  • New York State Medical Board, 2001
  • State of California Board of Medicine, 1999
  • District of Columbia Board of Medicine, 1997
  • State of Maryland Board of Medicine, 1996
  • ACLS recertified, 2013
  • ATLS certified, 1994

Board Certification

 

  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS Candidate # 108010), 2003. Recertified 2013
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1994
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, October 2007

Patents

 

United States Patent
Patent No.: 8,109,943 B2
Date of Patent: Feb. 7, 2012
Systems and Methods for Suture Anchor Deployment

 

United States Patent
Patent No.: 7,824,419 B2
Date of Patent: November 13, 2010
Systems and Methods for Suture Anchor Deployment

Awards/Honors

 

  • Best Basic Science Research Presentation” “Tibial Exposure Regeneration Using Multipotent Adult Stem Cells, presented at the Twelve Annual Louis RM Del Guercio Surgical Research Day, New York Med. College, Valhalla, NY. December 9, 2015.
  • Lancaster Society, UCSB Alumni Foundation, May 2014
  • Sponsor/Rider 10th Annual Tour de Pink, Young Survival Coalition, NYC October 2013
  • Mount Sinai Plastic Surgery Resident Teaching Award, June 24, 2013.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation, New York Gala, May 2013.
  • Honored as “Superhero” to breast cancer/ high-risk community by FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) in national fundraising campaign, April 2013.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation and the 39th Military Hospital, Accra, and Cape Coast Regional Medical Centre, Ghana. May 2012.
  • Certificate of Achievement, Project Viềtnam Foundation, Bac Kan and Vinh Phuc, March 2011.
  • Highly Commended” 2010 British Medical Association’s Medical Book Awards, Dec 10, 2010.
  • Fundacion El Cielo Para Los Ninos del Ecuador, Salinas, Ecuador, November 2009
  • Sponsor/Rider, Hershey’s Tour de Pink, Young Survival Coalition-NYC & Atlanta, October 2009
  • Best Buddies Challenge, Hearst Castle, California, September 2009
  • Ashikari Breast Center Recognition of Service, White Plains, NY, October 2008
  • Best Buddies Challenge, Hearst Castle, California, September 2008
  • Mount Sinai, Golden Globes Award, for Resident Education, May 2007
  • Gobernación del Meta, Colombia, Agradecimiento, Por su valiosa colaboración y aporte en la      -Jornada de Cirugias Plasticas y Reconstructivas, November 2006
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Healing the Children—Florida/Georgia, April 2006
  • Distinguished Lecturer, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, February 2005
  • UCLA Plastic Surgery, Division “Sous Chef”, Certificate of Appreciation, June 2000.
  • Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Ministry of Health, Certificate of Appreciation, April 1999.
  • Republic of the Philippines, Province of Leyte, Governor’s Award, January 1998.
  • Consolata Hospital, Nyeri District, Kenya, May 1997.
  • Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Student Affairs Committee Award, May 28, 1993.
  • 809th Point of Light awarded by President George Bush for co-directorship of the Hahnemann
  • University Medical Student Homeless Clinic, June 1992.
  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society “Certificate of Recognition”, March 1991.
  • South Philadelphia Partnership Service Support Group, December 1990.

Professional Societies

 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Aesthetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • New York Academy of Science
  • Surgical Society of the New York Medical College

 

Insurance Plans Accepted:

  • Affinity (WP only)
  • CT Medicaid
  • Workers Comp
  • No Fault
  • Fidelis
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Medicaid Only
  • Pomco
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Corvel Workers Comp PPO

Books

 

Koch R.M. and Taub P.J. (Eds.). (2009) Plastic Surgery Clinical Problem Solving. New    York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-148150-2. “Highly Commended” at the 2010 British Medical Association’s Medical Book Awards, December 10, 2010.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Koch RM, Hedrick MH, Miller TA: Rhytidectomy and Cervico-Facial Contouring in Handbook of Plastic Surgery. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
  2. Koch RM: Tuberous Breast Deformity in Plastic Surgery, Clinical Problem Solving. New York: McGraw Hill Medical.
  3. Salzberg CA, Koch RM: Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix in Surgery of the Breast, Principles and Art, Third Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  4. Salzberg CA, Koch RM: Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix in Innovations in Plastic Surgery—Acellular Dermal Matrices in Breast Surgery. QMP Clinical Series, Volume 2 (1). St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. LM Hunsicker, AY Ashikari, C Berry, RM Koch, CA Salzberg. Short-Term Complications Associated with Acellular Dermal Matrix-Assisted Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 00(0): 1-6, January 2016.
  2. CA Salzberg, AY Ashikari, RM Koch, E Chabner-Thompson. An 8-Year Experience of Direct-to-Implant Immediate Breast Reconstruction Using Human Acellular Dermal Matrix (AlloDerm®). Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 127(2): 514-524, February 2011.
  3. JA Lampert, M Harmaty, E Chabner Thompson, S Sett, RM Koch. Chest Wall Reconstruction in Thoracoabdominal Ectopia Cordis: Using the Pedicled Osteomuscular Latissimus Dorsi Composite Flap. Annals of Plastic Surgery 65(5):485-489, November 2010.
  4. S Boraiah, TJ Kemp, J Kreshak, A Erwtman, BS; RM Koch, DE Asprinio. Outcome Following Open Reduction Internal Fixation and Free Tissue Transfer in the Management of Complex Open Pilon Fractures. Submitted to The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care.
  5. S Boraiah, EJ Southard, M Harris, DE Asprinio, RM Koch. A New Treatment Based Classification System for Open Tibia Fractures. Submitted to the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
  6. G Xipoleas, Levine E, Silver L, Koch RM, Taub PJ. A Survey of Microvascular Protocols for Lower –Extremity Free Tissue Transfer II Postoperative Care. Annals of Plastic Surgery 61(3):280-284, September 2008.
  7. G Xipoleas, Levine E, Silver L, Koch RM, Taub PJ. A Survey of Microvascular Protocols for Lower –Extremity Free Tissue Transfer I Perioperative Anticoagulation. Annals of Plastic Surgery 59(3):311-315, September 2007.
  8. Koch RM. Cancer Care—a Surgeon’s Perspective. Glenalmond College Chronicle. October 2007: 34-36.
  9. Taub PJ, Koch RM. Orbital Dystopia Managed with Unilateral Brow Suspension. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 73(7): 1031-1032, November 2006.
  10. Addona T, Koch RM, Taub PJ. Management of Lower Extremity Tendon Exposure in Pediatric Patients Using Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy. Submitted to Annals of Plastic Surgery.
  11. Taub PJ, Schulman M, Sett S, Koch RM. Revisiting Vascularized Muscle Flaps for Complicated Sternal Wounds in Children. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 55(5): 535-537, November 2005.
  12. Taub PJ, Koch RM, Merer D, Geldzhaler G. Mandibular Distraction in a Neonate with Muscular Dystrophy. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 55(5): 519-523, November 2005.
  13. Taub PJ, O’Connell J. Sett S, Singh A, Pinto A, Kaklein M, Goltzman C, Koch RM. Acute Ischemia of the Lower Extremity in the Neonate: A Protocol for Management. Mt Sinai Journal of Medicine. 73(8):1074-8, December 2006.
  14. Small S, Taub PJ, Buckley KM, Koch RM. Free Flap Reconstruction for Bilateral High Voltage Electrical Injury. Submitted to: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.
  15. Schulman NH, Koch RM, Aesthetic Fellowship: The Lenox Hill Model. (manuscript in progress).
  16. Koch RM, Roche NS, Parks WT, Ashcroft GS, Letterio JJ, Roberts AB. Incisional Wound Healing in Transforming Growth Factor-b1 Null Mice. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 2000 May-June, 8(3): 179-91.
  17. Koch RM, Sackier J: History of Gastric Surgery, in Digestive Surgery. Medic-online.net. 1998.
  18. Grossberg RI, Koch RM, Gelbach SA, Zarro VJ. Medical Students Volunteer in Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Project. ADAMHA NEWS, Vol XVI, number 3 (May-June 1990):6-7.
  19. Koch RM, Grossberg RI, Substance Abuse Prevention Training Manual, Hahnemann, University Press, 1990.

MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • Ongoing blog entries on plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures
  • Regular blog contributor to the Patch online newspapers on reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
  • Quoted in hundreds of online news stories across the country and internationally on microsurgery for trauma and injury, including:
    • CNBC
    • Reuters
    • Health News Digest
    • Boston Globe
    • Los Angeles Daily News
    • Canada.com
    • Trauma News Blog (Russia)
  • “Advances in Breast Cancer Reconstruction” Interview with Amy Nay, News 12 Westchester   Morning Show, October 24, 2008.
  • “Burn Reconstruction utilizing Microvascular Surgery” Interview with Antoinette Biordi, News 12 Westchester, December 23, 2007.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

  • Protecting Legs and Feet When Motorcycle Riding is Critical, By Andrea Ziltzer, Featured in Motorcycle Central, April 22, 2013
  • Saving Children with Sophisticated but Simple Surgeries, By Lanning Taliaferro, Featured in the Westchester Patch, April 25, 2013
  • Mt. Kisco Surgeon Performs Plastic Surgery Abroad, By Liz Button, Featured in the Mt. Kisco Daily Voice, July 2012
  • Skillful, Helping Hands—US Plastic Surgeons Donate Services for Sick, Injured in Ghana, By Kathy Swanwick, Featured in the Times Herald-Record, July 2012
  • Tarrytown Doctor Takes Smile Train on Behalf of Children with Cleft Lip, By Rich Monetti, Featured in the Hudson Independent, August 2011
  • Doctor Distributes Donated Toys in Vietnam, By Barabara Bedell, Featured in the Times Herald-Record, April 2011
  • Through the Eyes of a Daughter, By MaryAnne Curry Shultz, Featured in the Cal State Fullerton Daily Titan, March 2011
  • New Hands, New Life, By Melissa Hoon, Featured in the Cal State Fullerton Daily Titan. March 2011
  • Leeches—Suckers for Surgery, By Heather L. Conners, Featured in the Times Herald-Record, August 2004

PRESENTATIONS

“Gauchos in Medicine—Alumni Spotlight: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Koch ‘89“, RM Koch, presented at University Center—UCSB campus, Santa Barbara, CA October 27, 2017.

 

“Advances in Breast Cancer Reconstruction—Direct-to-Implant with Dermal Matrix” RM Koch, presented at the 5th Annual White Plains Hospital Breast Cancer Symposium, White Plains, NY October 6, 2017.

 

“Tibial Exposure Regeneration Using Multipotent Adult Stem Cells” L O’Garro, A Goff, R Talley-Bruns, B Doherty BS, RM Koch, PA.Lucas, presented at the Twelve Annual Louis RM Del Guercio Surgical Research Day, New York Med. College, Valhalla, NY. December 9, 2015.

 

“Advances in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction”, presented at the 1st Danang Cancer Prevention Conference 2015, Danang, Vietnam, April 28, 2015

 

“Lower Extremity Reconstruction with Free Tissue Transfer”, presented at the Hue University Hospital Trauma Conference, Hue City, Vietnam, April 27, 2015.

 

“Direct to Implant with Alloderm® Breast Reconstruction” RM Koch, presented at the annual YSC Conference, Houston, TX. March 2015

 

“Direct to Implant with Alloderm® Breast Reconstruction” RM Koch, presented at the annual FORCE Conference, Philadelphia, PA. June 14, 2014.

 

“Advances in Breast Cancer Reconstruction” RM Koch, presented at the 1st Annual White Plains Hospital Breast Cancer Symposium, White Plains, NY October 18, 2013.

 

“Reconstruction of Weight-Bearing Surfaces of the Distal Lower Extremity”, Yao AS, Nocera N, Dunavant C, Koch RM, presented at the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Conference, New York, NY, March 11, 2013.

 

“Free Cross-Leg flap for Distal Lower Extremity Defects”, Yao, A. Koch RM., presented at the ASPS Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Chicago, IL, December 15, 2012.

 

“Medical Outreach—Providing Charity Care Overseas” RM Koch, presented at “It’s a Give and Take World”, HVHC 12th Annual Women’s Symposium, Cold Springs, NY, November 3, 2012.

 

“Direct to Implant with Alloderm® Breast Reconstruction” RM Koch, presented at the annual FORCE Conference, Orlando, FL. October 20, 2012.

 

“The Injured Lower Extremity—Principles of Reconstructive Management” RM Koch, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, April 16, 2012.

 

“Reconstruction of the Injured Lower Extremity” RM Koch, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, March 5, 2012.

 

“One Stage Breast Reconstruction” RM Koch, presented at Breast Reconstruction: State of the Art, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY. November 18, 2011.

 

“The Role of Alloderm in Breast Reconstruction” RM Koch, presented at Breast Reconstruction: State of the Art, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY. November 18, 2011.

 

“Direct to Implant with Alloderm® Breast Reconstruction” RM Koch, presented at the annual FORCE Conference, Orlando, FL. June 24, 2011.

 

“Free Cross-Leg Flap for Repair of Distal Lower Extremity Defects Offers Decreased Morbidity and Better Outcomes” RM Koch, C Snider, presented at the Ninth Annual Louis RM Del Guercio Surgical Research Day, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. May 4, 2011.

 

“Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” RM Koch, presented at Bệnh Viện Da Khoa Kiện Giang Hospital, Rach Giắ, Kiện Giang, Việtnam, March 2011.

 

“A New Treatment Based Classification for the Treatment of Open Tibia Fractures.” S Boraiah, RM Koch. Podium presentation at the 41 Eastern Orhtopaedic Association (EOA), Naples Florida, Oct 2010.

 

“DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: Indications and Technique” RM Koch. Presented at The Westchester Breast Group. Sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, March 31, 2009.

 

“Microvascular Breast Reconstruction—from TRAM Flap to DIEP Flap” RM Koch, The Fourth Annual Symposium, Breast Cancer Update 2008, Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, NY, June 6, 2008.

 

“Mandibular Reconstruction with the Fibula Osteocutaneous Flap” RM Koch, Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY, January 25, 2007.

 

“Microsurgery and Burn Reconstruction” RM Koch, XIII Congress da Sociedad Brasileria de Queimaduras, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, September 2006

 

“A Novel Approach to Congenital Sternal Cleft Repair” J Dore, M Harmaty, D Yu, SS Sett, RM Koch, presented at the Fifth Annual Louis RM Del Guercio Surgical Research Day, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. May 17, 2006

 

“Plastic Surgical Emergencies—Lower Extremity Trauma, Amputations and Pediatric Burns” RM Koch, Roadside to Bedside Conference, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, June 17, 2005

 

“Multi-Follicualr Hair Transplant in a Fasciocutaneous Free Flap” NK Graff, PJ Taub, RM Koch, Fourth Annual Louis RM Del Guercio Surgical Research Day, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, May 18, 2005

 

“Reconstruction of the Injured Lower Extremity” RM Koch, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY March 28, 2005.

 

“Plastic Surgical Practice—The First Year” RM Koch, PJ Taub, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, U.C.L.A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, February 7, 2005.

 

“The Plastic Surgical Management of Breast Cancer” RM Koch, 10th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Forum, Rye Hilton, Westchester, NY, September 2004.

 

“Microsurgical Applications in the Injured Lower Extremity” ” RM Koch, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Jamaica, NY, September 22, 2004.

 

“Reconstruction of the Injured Lower Extremity” ” RM Koch, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, May 11, 2004.

 

“Bilateral Lower Extremity Limb Salvage with Free Tissue Transfer after High Voltage Electrical Injury” L Fasulo, SE Small, KM Buckley, RE Salisbury, RM Koch. Accepted for poster presentation at the Third Annual Louis R.M. Del Guercio Surgical Research Day, New York Medical College, NY, May 19, 2004.

 

“Advances in Rhytidectomy” RM Koch, Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY, March 15, 2004.

 

“The Management of Massive Facial Injuries” RM Koch, Department of Surgery, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, November 11, 2003.

 

“The Plastic Surgical Management of Breast Cancer” RM Koch, 9th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Forum, Rye Hilton, Westchester, NY, September 2003.

 

“Progression Through Reduction, The Principles of Plastic Surgery” RM Koch, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, July 8, 2003.

 

“Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” RM Koch, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD, January 7, 2003.

 

“Incisional wound healing in TGF-b1 null mice treated with rapamycin,” RM Koch, WT Parks, NS Roche, JJ Letterio, AB Roberts. Accepted for poster presentation at the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society, Nashville, TN, June 12-14, 1997.

 

“New insights into the role of TGF-b1 in wound healing from mice with dysregulated expression of TGF-b,” RM Koch, M Shah, NS Roche, S Thorgeirsson, M Ferguson, JJ Letterio, AB Roberts. Accepted for poster presentation at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Galveston, TX, February 26-March 1, 1997.

 

“Creating a Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum for medical students,” RM Koch, RI Grossberg, VI Zarro. Accepted for poster presentation at the Annual American Medical Student Association Meeting, Miami, FL, March 25-28, 1993.

 

“Substance Abuse Prevention of Urban Elementary School children: the role of medical students,” RM Koch, RI Grossberg, VJ Zarro. Accepted for poster presentation at the Eighth Annual Hahnemann University affiliates day educational symposium, Philadelphia, PA, April 24, 1991.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Fireman’s Fund. For microsurgical applications to burn reconstruction, October 2003.
  • PennFree Grant from Gov. Robert Casey’s Office. For ongoing work in the field of substance abuse prevention, June 1995.
  • The Allen Hilles Fund. For continuing work in substance abuse. June 1995.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Trantien Foundation, Orange County, California. Surgical Mission to Hue City, Vietnam, April 2015
  • Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation, New York. Surgical Mission to assist at the 39th Military Hospital, Accra, Ghana. April 2013.
  • Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation, New York. Surgical Mission to assist at the 39th Military Hospital, Accra, and Cape Coast Regional Medical Centre, Ghana. May 2012.
  • Project Viet Nam Foundation. Surgical Mission to Rach Gia and Bac Kan, Viet Nam. Breast reconstruction, cleft lip/palate repair and burn reconstruction. March 2011.
  • Healing the Children, Ecuador. Surgical Mission to Salinas, Ecuador. Cleft lip/palate repair and burn reconstruction. November 2009.
  • Rider/Sponsor, Hershey’s Tour de Pink. Young Survival Coalition 235 mile ride, October 2009
  • Team Leader, Best Buddies Challenge, Hearst Castle 100 mile ride, September 6, 2009
  • Team Leader, Best Buddies Challenge, Hearst Castle 100 mile ride, September 6, 2008
  • Healing the Children, Colombia. Surgical Mission to Vilavicencio, Colombia. Cleft lip/palate repair and burn reconstruction. October 2006.
  • Member, New York City Medical Reserve Corps, 2003 to present.
  • Fresh Start, Surgical Gifts, Inc., Encinitas, CA, Assisted with craniofacial procedures. May 2001.
  • Operation Smile, Viet Nam, Assisted with cleft lip and palate surgery. February 1999.
  • Philippine Medical Association Mission, Leyte. Surgical mission to Taclobin General Hospital. January 1998.

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