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Rouzbeh K. Kordestani, M.D., M.P.H.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Education
1994 M.D. Degree
Tulane University, School of Medicine
1992 M.P.H. Degree
Tulane University, School of Public Health
1988 B.A. in Genetics
University of California, at Berkeley
1984 Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, California)

Professional Training
7/2002 – 6/2004 Plastic Surgery Resident Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, under the guidance of Drs. Norman Levine and Jayash Panchal, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
7/1999 – 6/2002 Residency: Resident III-V, in General Surgery, University of California at San Francisco-East Bay,
under the guidance of Dr. Claude Organ, Oakland, CA
7/1997 – 6/1998 Residency: Resident III, in General Surgery University of Texas, Houston, TX
7/1996 – 6/1997 Residency: Resident II, in General Surgery Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, CA
6/1995 – 6/1996 Internship: Intern in General Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, under the guidance of Dr. Carmak Holmes, Los Angeles, CA

Research Experience
1998 – 1999 Research fellow, Laboratory for Regenerative Bioengineering and Tissue Repair, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1994 – 1995 Cerebrovascular Research Fellow, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, 
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fall 1993 Research Intern, Department of Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
1991 – 1994 Research Assistant, Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Work Experience
2005 Dec – Present Four Points, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK
Involved with the day to day activities of a limited liability group with particular interest in the real estate commercial markets in Oklahoma City, OK
2004 Nov – Present Managing Director, Rouzbeh K. Kordestani, MD, P.A., Amarillo, TX
Involved with the day to day activities of a private practice plastic and reconstructive office
with emphasis on complex microsurgical and cancer reconstruction; Involved with day to 
day affairs and office and business finances
2002 – Present Limited Partner, General Biomatix, Inc, Sussex, UK
Involved as a limited/silent partner in firm emphasizing in complex body/motion animation
2004 Aug – May 2005 Medical Director, Invitrx Corporation, Irvine, CA
Involved with the medical aspect of the organization including the establishment of IRB
protocols, studies, and experiments; Involved with the day-to-day affairs of the corporation
with specific mindset for marketing and application of the new product line including the 
alternative human skin substitute
2001 – 2002 Co-founder/Managing Director, First-Aid-for-American, Phoenix, AZ 
Involved with the organization and establishment of a non-profit organization with the purpose
of gathering and disbursing funds to non-profit organization and families hurt by the
September 11th, 2001 attacks
1997 – 2002 Limited Partner, Analogous, Inc., San Francisco, CA (Bought by Biomatrix, Sussex, UK in 2002)
Involved with the business activities of a complex visual arts/motion arts company; Assisted in the development of new products; Organized marketing and advertisement for new product line
1997 – 1998 Co-founder, HealthSupport.com, Orange County, CA.
Developed a new online internet medical support system with complete referral base in the 
Los Angeles/Southern California market
1988 – 1990 Limited Partner, Bayco Enterprises, Los Gatos, CA.
Helped to develop various investment projects primarily with real estate price manipulations
and value speculations in both the commercial and residential markets of California, Nevada
and Arizona
1988 – 1990 Consultant/Project Foreman, Frank Kord Corporation, Fremont, CA.
Managed the acquisition of new projects; Advised group of profitable opportunities in the surrounding markets; Involved in the planning of Hope Medical Center project (a 53,000 sq.ft. medical center for private physicians) in Rancho Mirage, California; Oversaw the planning, financing and construction of Bayside Technology II (a 60,000 sq.ft. light industrial complex built specifically for software companies) in Fremont, CA.

Hospital Committees
2004 Nov – Present Member, Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Committee, Harrington Cancer Center, Amarillo, Texas
2004 Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, OUHSC
2003 – 2004 Chairperson, Resident Orientation Committee, University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
Member, OR Committee, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK
Member, Resident Council, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK

Academic Appointments
2005 April – Present Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University School of Medicine and
Medical Center, Amarillo, TX

Hospital Appointments
2004 – Present SCCI/Triumph Hospital, Amarillo, TX
Plum Creek Long term Care Facility, Amarillo, TX
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Amarillo, TX 
Northwest Surgi-Center on Soncy, Amarillo, TX 
Baptist Hospital and Medical Center, Amarillo, TX
Panhandle SurgiCenter, Amarillo, TX
2003 – 2004 Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Manhattan Eye and Ear, New York, NY
Edmond Medical Center, Edmond, OK
Oklahoma Surgicare, Oklahoma City, OK
St. Anthony's Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Bone and Joint Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK
Southwest/Orthopedic Medical Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK
2002 – 2004 Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (Presbyterian Hospital, University Hospital, Children's Hospital of Oklahoma, and Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Oklahoma City), Oklahoma City, OK
2001 – 2002 California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
1999 – 2002 Alameda County Medical Center (Highland Hospital), Oakland, CA
1999 – 2002 Kaiser Permanente Hospital System-Northern California, East Bay
(Hayward, Fremont, Walnut Creek, and Oakland)
1999 – 2002 Summit Hospital, Oakland, CA
1999 – 2002 Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, CA
1999 – 2002 Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA
1998 – 1999 UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1998 – 1999 Sherman Oaks Medical Center, Sherman Oaks, CA
1998 – 1999 Kaiser Medical Center, Baldwin Park, Baldwin Park, CA
1997 – 1998 Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX
1997 – 1998 M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
1997 – 1998 Lyndon B. Johnson Medical Center, Houston, TX
1996 – 1997 St. Mary's Hospital, Long Beach, CA
1994 – 1997 UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1994 – 1997 Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Honors and Awards
2006 Candidate for Republican of the Year-Texas
2006 Honorary Chairman, Business Advisory Council
2003 Runner-up, Resident Paper Competition, Annual Resident Research Day, University of Oklahoma, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1997 Runner-up, Resident Paper Competition, Southwest Section, American College of Surgery, Los Angeles
1994 Runner-up, Resident Paper Competition, Neurotrauma Society Annual Meeting, Miami
1994 Merck Sharp Dhome Student Achievement Award Recipient
1994 John Riley Medical Student Merit Scholarship Recipient
1994 Burkin Rhodes Scholarship Recipient
1994 Joseph C. Menendez Medical Student Merit Scholarship Recipient
1993 Dean's Leadership Award Recipient
1992 Jack Aron Combined Degree Scholarship Recipient
1991, 1993 Medical Student Research Grant Recipient
1990 Forgetstone Medical Student Scholarship Recipient
1984 Regents Scholarship, University of California, (declined)
1983, 1984 National Merit Scholar

Society Memberships
Better Business Bureau, Amarillo/Panhandle, Texas
Chamber of Commerce, Amarillo, Texas
Potter-Randall County Medical Society, Active Member
Tissue Engineering Society, Resident Member
Claude H. Organ, Jr, Surgery Society, Charter Member
American College of Surgery, Candidate Member
American Civil Liberties Union, Member
The Guggenheim Society, Member (Inactive)
Kurdish National Congress, Junior Charter Member
Kurdish Relief Fund, Junior Charter Member
The Owl Club, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1991-1992, Senior Associate Member
Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, Tulane University School of Medicine, Associate Member
Tulane Asian Medical Association, 1990-1994, Senior Associate Member
American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Tulane Chapter, 1990-1994, Senior Associate
Mu Epsilon Delta (MED), University of California, at Berkeley, 1987-1988, Director

Licensure and Certifications
Nevada State Medical License, 11372 (Active)
Texas State Medical License, M0133 (Active)
Texas Controlled Substances Registration, Available on request
Oklahoma State Medical License, 22819 (Active)
Oklahoma State Board of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, Available on request
California State Medical License, A063450 (Active)
Certification, Drug Enforcement Agency, Available on request
Certification, Contour Thread/Thread Lifts Physician Training Course, Dallas, TX
Certification, VelaSmooth/Syneron Physician Training Course, Dallas, TX
Certification, Ascencion Arthroplasty Physician Training Course, Miami, FL
Certification, Operative Treatments of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma, AO/Synthes, Dallas, TX
Certification, Wound Management Therapies, Physician Training Course, Johnson and Johnson/Ethicon, 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Certification, Abdominal Ultrasound Course, American College of Surgery, San Francisco, CA
Certification, Thoracoscopic Surgery, Veteran's Administration, West Los Angeles
Certification, Midas Rex Surgical Tools
Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Certification, Advanced Trauma Life Support
Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Journal Board Appointments
May 2006 – Present Clinical Reviewer/Editor, Section of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, The Panhandle Health Journal, Potter-Randle County Medical Society, Amarillo, TX

Bibliography

I. PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  1. Kordestani, RK, Panchal J. Letter to the Editor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, (in print).
  2. Ahmad, N, Kordestani, RK, Panchal, J. The role of donor site angiography before mandible reconstruction utilizing free flaps—Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, (in print).
  3. Kordestani, RK. Plastic and reconstructive contouring surgery after massive weight loss, The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol 16 (4), Fall 2006.
  4. Podda, S, Wolfe, A, Kordestani, RK, Panchal, J, Vela, G. Craniosynostosis management, at www.eMedicine, June 28, 2006.
  5. Kordestani, RK, Traumatic Hand Injuries, The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol 16 (2), Spring 2006.
  6. Kordestani, RK, Patel, S, Bard, DE, Gurwitch R, Panchal, J. "Neurodevelopmental delays in children with deformational plagiocephaly." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 117 (1): pp. 207-18, January 2006.
  7. Panchal J, Kordestani RK, Vela G. "Craniosynostosis management." eMedicine at www.eMedicine.com, July 2004.
  8. Feeney C, Abdel-Malek M, Kordestani RK, Lambert L, Young N. "Actinomyces meyeri causing tamponade and constrictive pericarditis." Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Vol 12 (4): pp.233-235, July 2004.
  9. Godfrey R, Kordestani RK. (Letter to the Editor). Surgical Rounds, Vol 25 (9): pp.429-30, 2002.
  10. Kordestani RK, Godfrey R. "Internal mammary nodes and sentinel node biopsy in malignant breast disease."Surgical Rounds, Vol 25 (3): pp 111-6, 2002.
  11. Goldstein LJ, Helfend LK, Kordestani RK. "Post-operative edema after vascular access causing nerve compression secondary to the presence of a perineuronal lipoma: Case report." Neurosurg, Vol 50: pp 412-4, 2002.
  12. Auberson S, Lacroix JS, Kordestani RK, Lundberg JM. "Pre-junctional control of pH 6-induced bronchoconstriction by NK1, NK2, mu-opoid, alpha2-adrenoceptor and glucocorticoid receptors in guinea-pig isolated perfused lung." J Pharm Pharmacol 50 (8): pp 899-905, Aug 1998.
  13. Kordestani RK, Canalis G, McBride DQ, Martin NA. "Cerebral arterial spasm after penetrating craniocerebral gunshot wound: Tanscranial Doppler and cerebral blood flow findings." Neurosurg, Vol 41 (2), Aug 1997, pp 351-360.
  14. Kelly DF, Martin NA, Kordestani RK, Counelis G, Hovda DA, Bergsneider M, McBride DQ, Shalmon E, Harmon D, Becker DP. "Cerebral blood flow as a predictor of outcome following traumatic brain injury." J Neurosurg, Vol 86, April 1997, pp 633-641.
  15. Kelly DF, Kordestani RK, Martin NA, Nguyen T, Hovda DA, Bergsneider M, McArthur DL, Becker DP. "Hyperemia following traumatic brain injury: relationship to intracranial hypertension and outcome." J Neurosurg, Vol 85, Nov 1996, pp 762-771.
  16. Martin NA, Alsina GA, Kordestani RK, Lee JH. "The Simonsen cerebrograph cortexplorer." Neurosurg, Vol 39 (5), Nov 1996, pp 1059-1061.
  17. Kordestani RK, McBride DQ, Martin NA. "Cerebral hemodynamic disturbances following penetrating craniocerebral injury and their influence on outcome." in Penetrating Craniocerebral Injuries, Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, Vol 6 (4), Oct 1995, pp 657-667.

II. PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

  1. Alsina GA, Martin NA, Kordestani RK, Hovda DA, Kelly DF, Becker DP. "Cardiac output and cardiac index correlate with cerebral blood flow in moderate and severe head injury." Neurosurg, Vol 37 (3), September 1995, p 570.
  2. Kelly DF, Kordestani RK, Shalmon E, McBride DQ, Martin NA. "Hyperemia does not predict intracranial hypertension after traumatic brain injury." J Neurotrauma 12: p125, 1995.
  3. Kelly DF, Kordestani RK, Shalmon E, Icolano S, McBride DQ, Hovda DA, Martin NA. "Hyperemia-associated intracranial hypertension following traumatic brain injury is uncommon." J Neurotrauma 12: p. 490, 1995.
  4. Kordestani RK, Alsina GA, Thomas-Lukes K, Martin NA. "The TCD Waveform ‘Diastolic Notch' serves as a poor differentiation marker between hyperemia and vasospasm." Stroke, Vol 26 (4), April 1995, p 726.
  5. Kordestani RK, Kelly DF, McBride DQ, Martin NA, Becker DP. "Cerebral blood flow as a predictor of outcome following severe head injury." J Neurosurg, Vol 82, February 1995, p 375A.

III. PAPERS SUBMITTED (IN PREPARATION)

  1. Levine, NS, Allen, D, Tytle, T, Kordestani, RK. Major vascular occlusion in Raynaud's phenomenon--submitted toJournal of Hand Surgery, June 2004
  2. Kordestani RK. Total abdominal wall reconstruction using Alloderm: a new approach to a difficult problem (in preparation)
  3. Abramson, D, Kordestani, RK. Body contouring following gastric bypass surgery (in preparation)
  4. Kordestani RK, Levine NS. Digital Sympathectomy (in preparation)
  5. Kordestani RK, Beraka G. Nipple areolar reconstruction using excess abdominal skin: a win win proposal (in preparation)
  6. Kordestani RK, Goldstein LJ. "External iliac artery aneurysm repair in the face of groin hidradenitis: A unique therapeutic intervention." (in preparation)
  7. Kordestani RK, Seidman AJ. "Mallet finger injury: A resident's perspective." (in preparation)
  8. Kordestani RK, Navaran P, McDonald M. "The genetics of carotid body tumors." (in preparation)

IV. BOOKS/BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. "Lacerations," in Pearls and Pitfalls, The UCSF-East Bay Surgical Handbook, 1st Edition, June 2001.

Presentations
Oct 2006 Kordestani, RK, "Review of Hand Trauma," Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX
May 2006 Kordestani, RK, "Plastic Surgery Case Studies," Oral Presentation at Texas Tech Medical School, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX
March 2006 Kordestani, RK, "Plastic Surgery Case Studies," Oral Presentation at Texas Tech Medical School, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX
December 2005 Kordestani, RK, "Plastic Surgery Options: Case Studies and Review," Oral Presentation at Texas Tech Medical School, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX
November 2005 Dixon, MT, Kordestani, RK, "Special Topics in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery," Oral Presentation, Amarillo, TX
September 2005 Dixon, MT, Kordestani, RK, "Special Topics in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery," Oral Presentation, Amarillo, TX
August 2005 Kordestani, RK, "Plastic Surgery Options: Case Studies," Oral Presentation at Texas Tech Medical School, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX
April 2005 Kordestani, RK, "Aesthetic Surgery in Plastic Surgery: A Review," Oral Presentation at the Women's Health Annual Symposium (2005), Texas Tech Medical Center, Amarillo, TX
March 2005 Kordestani, RK, "Plastic Surgery Options in Wound Care: A Review," Oral Presentation at the Wound Care Management Update 2005, Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX
May 2004 Kordestani, RK, Elmore, E, Steinberg, JS, Radovic, P, Torfi H, "Development of a novel composite skin substitute for clinical and research application," Poster Presentation at the In-Vitro Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
April 2004 Kordestani, RK, "Early and Late Reconstruction of Flexor Tendon Injuries," Presented at the Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds, Oklahoma City, OK
December 2003 Kordestani, RK, "Vasospastic Disease and Digital Sympathectomy," Presented at the citywide Hand Surgery Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
October 2003 Kordestani, RK, "Nasal Reconstruction," Presented at the Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds, Oklahoma City, OK
June 2003 Kordestani RK, "Case Presentation: Multiple Finger Replantation." Presented at the citywide Hand Surgery Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
May 2003 Kordestani RK, Wittenborn WS, Panchal P, Marsh J, and Sekar K, "Mandibular distraction reduces obstructive apnea and the need for tracheotomy in neonates with mandibular hypoplasia." Presented at the Annual Resident Research Day, University of Oklahoma, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
February 2002 Kordestani RK, "Pathophysiology and treatment of burns: a brief overview (Part 2)." Presented at the Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds, Oklahoma City, OK
February 2002 Kordestani RK, "Pathophysiology and treatment of burns: a brief overview (Part 1)." Presented at the Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds, Oklahoma City, OK
October 2002 Kordestani RK, "Case Presentation: Thumb Hypoplasia." Presented at the citywide Hand Surgery Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
August 2002 Kordestani RK, "Autografts: a brief overview." Presented at the Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds, Oklahoma City, OK
May 2002 Kordestani RK, "Paradoxical Emboli." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the East Bay Surgical Society, Yosemite, CA
May 2002 Kordestani RK, "Stem cells and Tissue engineering." Presented at the UCSF/East Bay Grand Rounds, Oakland, CA
May 2002 Kordestani, RK, "Penetrating Craniocerebral Trauma." Grand Rounds Presentation for the Division of Trauma, Highland Hospital/Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA
June 2001 Kordestani, RK, "Lacerations." Presented at the Annual Residency Orientation, UCSF East Bay Surgical Residency and the Alameda County Residency Orientation, Oakland, CA
May 2001 Kordestani, RK, and Chu, M. "Diabetic Tissue Infections." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the East Bay Surgical Society, Monterey, CA
November 2000 Kordestani, RK. "Chest Trauma: Diagnosis, Treatment and Other Stories." Grand Rounds Presentation for the Division of Trauma, Highland Hospital/Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA
January 2000 Kordestani RK, Smith AD, Katz AJ, Huang CK, Mirkia K, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP, Hedrick MH. "Liposuctioned fat aspirate: a novel source of cells for tissue engineering." Presented at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA
January 2000 Smith AD, Huang CK, Kordestani RK, Katz AJ, Torfi H, Lorenz HP, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH. "Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow and human adipose tissue exhibit multilineage potential." Presented at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA
November 1999 Hedrick MH, Katz AJ, Kordestani RK, Smith AD, Jeong J, Kang M, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP. "Mesodermal-lineage stem cells from human fat tissue." Presented at the Second BioValley Tissue Engineering Symposium, Tissue Engineering Society, Freiburng, Germany
October 1999 Smith AD, Kordestani RK, Hedrick MH, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP. "TGF-beta isoforms, receptors and activity modulators are differentially expressed in fetal compared to adult fibroblasts." Presented
at American College of Surgeons Meeting, Surgical Forum (Plastic Surgery section), 
San Francisco, CA
August 1999 Wang M, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH, Kordestani RK. "Characterization of stromal-vascular fraction cells with osteogenic potential from liposuctioned fat aspirate." Presented at the UCLA Medical Student STTP Research Presentation Seminar, Los Angeles, CA
June 1999 Smith AD, Kordestani RK, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH, Lorenz HP. "TGF-beta isoforms, receptors, and bioavailability modulators are differentially expressed in fetal compared to adult fibroblasts." Presented at the UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Symposium,
Los Angeles, CA
June 1999 Kordestani RK, Smith AD, Lorenz HP, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH. "Liposuctioned fat: a novel source of autologous cells for tissue and cell-based therapies." Presented at the UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA
May 1999 Kordestani RK, Smith AD, Mirkia K, Katz AJ, Lorenz HP, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH. "Liposuctioned fat: a novel source of autologous cells for tissue and cell-based therapries." Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA (poster)
April 1999 Kordestani RK, Nunn DR, Hedrick MH, Lorenz HP, and Kawamoto HK. "The Modified Ortichochea Procedure: A retrospective review." Accepted for presentation at the Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Galveston, TX
October 1995 Kelly DF, Kordestani RK, McBride DQ, Martin NA, Becker DP. "Hyperemia, elevated intracranial pressure and outcome following severe closed head injury." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
October 1995 Alsina GA, Martin NA, Kordestani RK, Hovda DA, Kelly DF, Becker DP. "Cardiac output and cardiac index correlate with cerebral blood flow in moderate and severe head injury." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
April 1995 Kordestani RK, Kelly DF, McBride DQ, Martin NA, Becker DP. "Cerebral blood flow as a predictor of outcome following severe head injury." Platform presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, Florida;
February 1995 Kordestani RK, Alsina GA, Thomas-Lukes K, Martin NA. "The TCD Waveform ‘Diastolic Notch' serves as a poor differentiation marker between hyperemia and vasospasm." Presented at the IAPM Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina;
November 1994 Kelly DF, Kordestani RK, Shalmon E, McBride DQ, Martin NA, Becker DP. "Hyperemia does not predict intracranial hypertension after traumatic brain injury." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Neurotrauma Society, Miami, FL
April 1993 Kordestani RK, Lippton HL, Hyman AL. "Mechanisms of signal transduction for adenosine and ATP in the pulmonary circulation." Presented at the National Student Research Forum, 
Galveston, TX
Community Presentations
April 2006 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership-Conference, Amarillo, TX

Society / Scientific Meetings Attended
PSEF Annual Meeting on Breast Surgery & Body Contouring, Santa Fe, NM, Aug 2006
ASPS Board Review Course, Chicago, IL, Aug 2006
Contour Thread/thread lift Educational Conference, Dallas, TX Feb 2006
Rainey Williams Educational Conference, Plastic Surgery Sect, Oklahoma City, OK, Sept 2005
PSEF Annual Meeting on Breast Surgery & Body Contouring, Santa Fe, NM, Aug 2005 
Syneron Cosmetic Symposium, Dallas, Texas July 2005
2005 Upper Extremity Arthroplasty Workshop, Ascension Orthopedics, Miami, FL, April 2005
American Academy of Dermatology, 63rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2005
Southeastern Section, Plastic/Reconstructive Society, Breast Symposium, Atlanta, GA, Jan 2005
New York Academy of Medicine, Annual Resident Research Conference, NY, NY, Mar 2004
ASPS/Dallas Rhinoplasty Course, UT/Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, Mar 2004
38th Gordon/Baker Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, Miami, FL, Feb 2004
American Society of Plastic Surgery Coding Workshop, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2003
GE Medical Protective Seminar, Oklahoma City, OK, Oct 2003
KCI / Wound V.A.C. Educational Seminar, San Antonio, TX, Oct 2003
Oklahoma University Annual Resident Research Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, May 2003
AO Surgical Meeting, Operative Treatments of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma, Dallas, TX Jan 2003
UCSF Resident Research Conference, Oakland, June 2002
East Bay Surgical Society, Annual Meeting, Yosemite, CA, May 2002
American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, October 2001
UCSF Resident Research Conference, Oakland, June 2001
East Bay Surgical Society, Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, May 2001
UC Davis Resident Research Conference, Oakland, June 2000
American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, September 1999
American College of Surgeons, Trauma Section (Southwest), Los Angeles, CA, 1997
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, April 1995
Brain Injury Consortium, Brain Injury Research Center, Los Angeles, CA, October 1995
Neurotrauma Society, Miami, Florida, November 1994
International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology (ICRAN), Brisbane, Australia, September 1994
National Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX, April 1993 
American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, September 1992
Extracurricular Activities
June 2006 – Present Surgeon, and Team member, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, Amarillo Police Department, Amarillo, TX
May 2006 – Present Head Team Physician, Amarillo Gorillas Hockey Team, Amarillo, TX
Nov 2004 – Present Team Physician, Amarillo Gorillas Hockey Team, Amarillo, TX
Spring 1994 Student Doctor, Jamaican National Health Service, Hanover, Jamaica
Spring 1994 Student Doctor, Jamaican National Health Service, Hanover, Jamaica
1993 – 1994 Medical School Senator, Associated Student Body, Tulane University
1993 Finance Chairman, Charity Hospital Benefit and Fundraiser
1992 – 1993 Student Director, T3-T1 Clinical Preceptorship Program, Tulane University School of Medicine
Summer 1991 Clinical Intern, Anthropometry Bank, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Summer 1991 Clinical Intern, Anthropometry Bank, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Fall 1990 Captain, Medical School Intramural Volleyball team
1985 – 1986 Member, CAL Varsity Tennis Team, NCAA Division I
1984 – 1985 Member, CAL Lightweight Crew, NCAA Division I