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The PSC 2013 presents high quality international and local speakers on a range of reconstructive and aesthetic topics, focusing on cutting edge technology and practice. This page will be updated regularly with the latest confirmed speakers. Check back soon for the latest highlights.
Dr. Nazim Cerkes MD
Dr. Nazim Cerkes started his plastic surgery training at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1983. During his residency he specifically worked in the field of microsurgery and performed the first clinical applications of reconstructive microsurgery at the department. After completing his plastic surgery residency, between 1990 - 1991 he worked as research and clinical fellow in UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) at the Department of Plastic Surgery. Between 1992-2002 Doctor Nazim Cerkes served as Associate Professor at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine and mainly worked in the field of reconstructive microsurgery and hand surgery.
In 2002 Dr. Cerkes left Istanbul University to found the Cosmed Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center in Istanbul. He has been in private practice ever since. Dr. Cerkes' main focus in the last 10 years has been rhinoplasty. He has been invited to a number of international meetings as speaker. Dr. Cerkes is the Past President of Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is the Vice President of the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe, a Board Member of ISAPS and has been serving as Chairman of ISAPS Educational Council since 2010. Dr. Cerkes is Editorial Board Member of the Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) Journal, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ) and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (APS) Journal.
Professor Gregory R. D. Evans MD
Dr. Gregory Evans completed Medical School at the University of Southern California in 1985. He entered a General Surgery Residency at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. Upon completion of his General Surgery in 1990, he entered his Plastic Surgery Residency at the Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland combined program. Following these three years of training under the direction of Dr. Paul Manson, he moved to the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1993.
Between 1993 and 2000, Dr. Evans rose through the ranks to Associate Professor. He established an international reputation and was instrumental in assisting with the advancement and initial establishment of the research laboratory. His early research career focused on tissue engineering specifically as it involves nerve regeneration and the creation of nerve constructs.
In 2000, Dr. Evans assumed leadership over the program at the University of California, Irvine. During the last ten years, Dr. Evans has established a pivotal program expanding the residency to six years and creating an integrated program for medical students for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Currently Dr. Evans remains active in the laboratory and has established a practice that consists of microvascular surgery, aesthetic surgery, and cancer reconstruction. He is currently Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and Chief of the Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute. He has over 323 publications which include editorials, book chapters, and peer reviewed manuscripts. He has edited 7 books and has over 710 national and international presentations.
Dr. Jeff Fialkov is an associate professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto and a staff plastic surgeon at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Fialkov graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1989 and completed his Plastic Surgery training in the University of Toronto Surgeon Scientist Program obtaining his MSc in 1992 and Royal College Fellowship in 1997. He was appointed to the faculty at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 1998 after completing fellowships in Melbourne, Australia and Southfield, MI. Dr. Fialkov’s clinical interests are in adult craniomaxillofacial and cleft-related surgery. Dr. Fialkov oversees an active graduate research program at The University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in biomechanics of the craniofacial skeleton.
Joseph S Gruss M.B., B.Chir.F.R.C.S.(C.)
Joseph S. Gruss completed medical school at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1969. He began surgical training in London, England. He spent eight years training in surgery and then in Plastic Surgery in London, the at the University of Toronto in Canada. Following his Plastic Surgery Training, he completed one and a half years of fellowship training in craniofacial and head and neck surgery. On completion of his fellowship training in 1978, he was recruited to an academic practice at University of Toronto where the first regional trauma centre in Canada had been established. Dr. Gruss was able to apply the techniques he had learned in the treatment of craniofacial deformities in young children and apply these to the treatment of trauma patients. He established a protocol of management that set out to completely reconstruct the entire craniofacial skeleton in the first operation. These techniques are now standard practice around the world.
In 1991 Dr. Gruss was recruited as a full Professor to the University of Washington in Seattle to set up a comprehensive craniofacial surgery program, particularly at the Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Centre. The multidisciplinary program at Children’s Hospital rapidly became the largest and busiest program of its time in North America providing state of the art care to children and young adults afflicted with major birth defects, trauma and tumors. In 1998, Dr. Gruss became the first holder of the Marlys C. Larson Professor and Chair in Craniofacial Surgery. Additionally, he holds an adjunct appointment in Neurosurgery. He has received numerous awards in his field and has been elected as a member of a number of prestigious surgical societies. He has over 100 publications to his credit and has presented over 300 local, national and international lectures including over 100 professorships.
Roger Khouri, MD, FACS
Doctor Khouri is a Plastic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience with breast reconstruction. Fifteen years ago, while a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Washington University he published what was then the world’s largest experience with microsurgical breast reconstruction. Over the past 7 years, he has perfected a much more patient friendly alternative method of breast reconstruction. He is invited with great acclaim all over the World to present and teach this minimally invasive new procedure. The procedure is minimally invasive, done as outpatient; it involves no incisions, no new scars, no implant, and gives the patient the bonus benefit of a few liposuction body-contouring improvements.
Julian J. Pribaz MD, FRACS
Dr. Julian J. Pribaz obtained his FRACS in Plastic Surgery in 1982, and in 1986 went on to complete his American Boards in Plastic Surgery. After 5 years as a consultant at St. Vincent’s Hospital, he was recruited to Harvard Medical School. He began his faculty experience at Harvard in 1987 as a Clinical Instructor in Surgery. In 1989 he was promoted to Assistant Professor of Surgery and in 1994 to Associate Professor of Surgery. In 1997 he was appointed Program Director of the then new Combined Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program, which is the largest training program in the United States, and which he ran until June 2010. In 2002 he was promoted to full Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Pribaz has been the author of over 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, over 50 book chapters and 130 other reviews, discussions and publications. He has served on the editorial board of 5 major plastic surgery journals. He has been a visiting professor at over 50 national/ international institutions. He has been course director and invited lecturer at many institutions, and has given over 590 presentations nationally/ internationally. He is a member of numerous national/ international surgical and plastic surgical societies.
Dr. Pribaz’s research interests are primarily in the area of microvascular surgery and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, breast, as well as, extremity reconstruction and more recently face and hand allotransplantation.
Dr. Bryant A. Toth MD, FACS
Dr. Bryant Toth received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Brown University. He completed both general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at the Massachusetts General Hospital through Harvard University. He was the first recipient of the Kazanjian Fellowship from Harvard University which allowed him to continue his training in pediatric craniofacial surgery under Daniel Marchac in Paris. Dr. Toth has published over 50 journal articles, 22 book chapters, seven instructional videotapes and has been the co-editor of three books. His most recent publication the “International Textbook on Aesthetic Surgery” in which he is the co-editor with Nicolo Scuderi of Rome, Italy was published in 2012. He has been in private practice in San Francisco for the past 28 years and is currently an attending surgeon at California Pacific Medical Center-San Francisco and Children’s Hospital of Northern California-Oakland. He is one of the founders and is the current Director of the Craniofacial Department at Children’s Hospital Oakland. In addition, he is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco and an adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. His private practice encompasses aesthetic surgery and craniofacial surgery.
Michael Yaremchuk MD
Dr. Michael Yaremchuk is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. An innovator and teacher, he uses state-of-the-art techniques and knowledge to care for his patients. Dr. Yaremchuk has authored three textbooks, 40 book chapters, and over 100 scientific articles. His most recent book, Atlas of Facial Implants, was awarded an Association of Medical Illustrators 2007 Award for surgical atlases. His research laboratory focuses on the potential of bioengineered tissues and transplantation to enhance or reconstruct the face and facial skeleton.Dr. Yaremchuk has lectured at premier medical conferences, and at some of the best medical universities all over the world.
Other Invited International Speakers
- Gabrielle Kane
- Peter Neligan
- Shane Barker, South Africa
- Sean Carroll, Ireland
- Irene Mathijssen, The Netherlands
- Michael McGuire, USA
- Michael Neumeister, USA
- Graeme Perks, UK
- Charles Verheyden, USA
- Richard Bloom
- Charles Baillieu
- Perry Burstein
- Peter Callan
- Ian Carlisle
- David Chong
- Heather Cleland
- Chris Coombs
- Rod Cooter
- David David
- Charles Davis
- Stephen Floreani
- David Gillett
- Richard Harvey
- Matthew Hansen
- Tony Holmes
- Ian Holten
- Dan Kennedy
- Howard Klein
- Richard Lewandowski
- Steven Liew
- Geoff Lyons
- George Marcells
- Greg McDermant
- Bryan Mendelson
- Tony Moore
- David Morgan
- Wayne Morrison
- Keith Mutimer
- Warwick Nettle
- Tony Penington
- Anand Ramakrishnan
- Broughton Snell
- Swee Tan
- James Trott
- Angelo Tsirbas
- Fiona Wood
Visit the Wound Management Forum page for a list of speakers.
Visit the Private Practice Staff Forum page for the list of speakers.