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Dr. Ortega’s Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ortega’s Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

Undergraduate:

Texas A&M University
Biomedical Science, Aug. 1988-May 1992
College Station, Texas
Bachelor of Science, May 1992

Graduate:

University of Texas Medical Branch
College of Medicine, Aug. 1993-May 1997
Galveston, Texas
Doctor of Medicine, May 1997

Postgraduate:

Combined General Surgery/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program
Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center
Michigan State University
Spectrum Health and St. Mary’s Hospitals
Grand Rapids, Michigan July 1997-June 2002

Chief Resident July 2001-June 2002

Fellowship:

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Center for Breast and Body Contouring
Grand Rapids, Michigan
July-December 2002

Cosmetic and Oculoplastic Surgery
Paces Plastic Surgery
Atlanta, Georgia
January–June 2003

LICENSURE:

State of Michigan, issued July 2000 #4301070258
State of Georgia, issued December 6, 2002 #052302
State of Florida, issued September 2003, #ME88562
State of Tennessee, issued September 2007, #MD0000042864

CERTIFICATIONS:

Advanced Trauma Life Support
(American College of Surgeons)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
(American Heart Association)

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

Instructor
Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Patient Evaluation Course
College of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
Aug. 1996 – May 1997

Gross Anatomy, Microanatomy, and Biochemistry
College of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
May – Aug. 1994

Service Representative
Viral Testing Systems
Houston, Texas
March-August 1993

Research Assistant
Macromolecular Design
Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Texas A&M University
Houston, Texas
June 1992 – March 1993

Research Assistant
Urology Research Laboratory
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Aug. – Dec. 1990

Eye Bank Laboratory Technician
Lions Eye Bank
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Aug. – Dec. 1989

INVITED PRESENTATIONS:

LightenUp Expo
Keynote Speaker
Topic: Plastic Surgery and Massive Weight Loss
Atlanta, Georgia, January 2009

Westhaven Community
Community Education Presentation
Guest Speaker
“Cosmetic Surgery: What You Need to Know”
Franklin, Tennessee, December 2008

Northside Hospital
Obesity and Massive Weight Loss Support Group
Plastic Surgery Guest Speaker
Atlanta, Georgia, May 2008

North Fulton Hospital
Obesity and Massive Weight Loss Support Group
Plastic Surgery Guest Speaker
Atlanta, Georgia, December 2007

Obesity Help Annual Conference
Keynote Speaker
Topic: Plastic Surgery and Massive Weight Loss
Atlanta, Georgia, September 2007

Sandy Springs Health Show (radio)
Plastic Surgery Guest Expert
Atlanta, Georgia, February 2006

Sandy Springs Health Show (radio)
Plastic Surgery Guest Expert
Atlanta, Georgia, August 2005

The Bert Show on AllTheHits Q100
Plastic Surgery Guest Expert
Atlanta, Georgia, June 2005

Fox 5 News at 10:00
Feature on Dr. Simon and SPAIR Breast Surgery
Atlanta, Georgia, May 2005

The Bert Show on AllTheHits Q100
Plastic Surgery Guest Expert
Atlanta, Georgia, April 2005

HOT 107.9 morning radio show
Plastic Surgery Guest Expert
Atlanta, Georgia, August 2004

Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta
Plastic Surgery Guest Expert
Atlanta, Georgia, July 2004

KICK’s 101.5 morning radio show
Plastic Surgery Guest Expert
Atlanta, Georgia, May 2004

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Orlando, Florida, November 2001
“Unipedicled and Bipedicled TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction: Physical Function and Patient Satisfaction”
Simon AM, Bouwense CL, McMillan S, Lamb S, and Hammond DC

American Burn Association
New York City, New York, April 2001
“Rating of Disfigurement (ROD) Scale Correlated with Post-Burn Attractiveness Rating (PAR) Visual Analog Scale as a Method of Evaluating Post-Burn Facial Disfigurement”
Simon AM, Thompson AM, Mlakar JM, Mancoll JS, and Herndon DN

American Burn Association
New York City, New York, April 2001
“Burn Injuries from Recreational Outdoor Fires: A Three-Year Review”
Simon AM, Joque L, Wilcox R

Grand Rapids MERC Research Day
Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 2001
“Unipedicled and Bipedicled TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction: Physical Function and Patient Satisfaction”
Simon AM, Bouwense CL, McMillan S, Lamb S, and Hammond DC

Grand Rapids MERC Research Day
Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 2001
“Burn Injuries from Recreational Outdoor Fires: A Three-Year Review”
Simon AM, Joque L, Wilcox R

Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons
Mackinac Island, Michigan, July 2000:
“Unipedicled and Bipedicled TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction: Physical Function and Patient Satisfaction”
Simon AM, Bouwense CL, McMillan S, Lamb S, and Hammond DC

PUBLICATIONS:

Simon AM. Before and after photographs of Dr. Simon’s work published in the feature article titled The Lower Body. New Beauty Magazine 4(2): 153, 2008.

Simon AM. Before and after photographs of Dr. Simon’s work published in the feature article titled The Secrets of Weight Loss. New Beauty Magazine 3(2): 93, 2007.

Simon AM, Khuthaila D, Hammond DC, Andres A. Pyoderma Gangrenosum Following Reduction Mammaplasty. Can J Plast Surg 14(1): 37-40, 2006.

Simon AM. Breast Augmentation Answers: Part 3. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(12): 137-138, 2006.

Simon AM. Breast Augmentation Answers: Part 2. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(11): 161-162, 2006.

Simon AM. Breast Augmentation Answers: Part 1. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(10): 155-156, 2006.

Simon AM. Great Expectations. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(9): 179-180, 2006.

Simon AM. Facial Rejuvenation. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(8): 171-172, 2006.

Simon AM. Top Plastic Surgery Safety: Anesthesia Options. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(7): 163-164, 2006.

Simon AM. Plastic Surgery: Is It Safe? Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(6): 157-158, 2006.

Simon AM. The Question is “When.” Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(5): 179-180, 2006.

Simon AM. Choose Your Plastic Surgeon Wisely. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(4): 169-170, 2006.

Simon AM. SPAIR the Scars for a Beautiful Shape. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(2): 149-150, 2006.

Simon AM. Know Your Botox. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(3): 179-180, 2006.

Simon AM. Lower Body Contouring. Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 21(1): 155-156, 2006.

Simon AM. Lower Body Contouring. New You Atlanta 1(6): 52-53, 93, 2005.

Simon AM. SPAIR the Scars. New You Atlanta 1(1): 32-33, 2004.

Hammond DC, Simon AM, Bouwense CL, McMillian S, Lamb S. Comparison of Unipedicled and Bipedicled Tram Flap Breast Reconstructions: Assessment of Physical Function and Patient Satisfaction. Plast Reconstr Surg 113(1): 136-140, 2004.

Hammond DC, Arnold JF, Simon AM, Caproro PA. Combined Use of Ultrasonic Liposuction with the Pull-Through Technique for the treatment of Gynecomastia. Plast Reconstr Surg 112(3): 891-897, 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

“Rating of Disfigurement (ROD) Scale Correlated with Post-Burn Attractiveness Rating (PAR) Visual Analog Scale as a Method of Evaluating Post-Burn Facial Disfigurement”
Simon AM, Thompson AM, Mlakar JM, Mancoll JS, and Herndon DN
(submitted for publication)

“The SPAIR Pattern for Skin-Sparing Mastectomy”
Hammond DC, Simon AM, Arnold J
(submitted for publication)

“Unipedicled and Bipedicled TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction: Risk Factors and Surgical Outcomes”
Simon AM, Bouwense CL, McMillan S, Lamb S, and Hammond DC

“SPAIR Breast Reductions Over 1000 grams”
Simon AM, Hammond DC
(submitted for publication)

“Latissimus Flap Salvage of Partial TRAM Flap Necrosis”
Hammond DC, Simon AM, Sohn S, Hoberman LB
(submitted for publication)

HONORS:

Schlumberger International Scholarship, 1988-1992

Texas A&M University Scholarship, 1988-1992

Kingwood Civic Club Scholarship, 1988-1990

Harris County Association of PTAs Scholarship, 1988

Distinguished Student, Texas A&M University, 1989

Dean’s Honor Roll, Texas A&M University, Spring 1991, Fall 1991, Spring 1992

Cum Laude, Texas A&M University, 1992

Patricia Ward Scholarship in Medicine, 1993

Award for Outstanding Clinical Pathologic Correlations, Department of Pathology,
University of Texas Medical Branch, 1995

Dean’s List, College of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch, 1995

Crash Test Award, Department of General Surgery Butterworth Hospital/Spectrum Health Trauma Surgery Team, 1998

Honored Physician, Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, 2006

Lifetime Member, The Global Directory of Who’s Who, 2007

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

bluebulet Dr. Ortega’s Curriculum VitaeAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons

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