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Fellowship Directory

Here is a current list of fellowship program directors and descriptions of their programs. Visit the fellowship training page for guidelines, applications and frequently asked questions.

Rhys L. Branman, MD
 
Cosmetic Surgery Center
littlerockcosmeticsurgery.com
Little Rock, Arkansas
501.227.0707

Description of Program: General cosmetic surgery fellowship covering all aspects of facial and body
cosmetic surgery. 

Prerequisites for Fellows: See AACS fellowship guidelines


Angelo Cuzalina, DDS, MD

Tulsa Surgical Arts
www.tulsasurgicalarts.com/
Tulsa, Oklahoma
918.392.0880

Description of Program: Tulsa Surgical Arts offers a General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program, which includes a high volume of all types of cosmetic breast surgery, major body contouring, liposuction, and major facial cosmetic surgery procedures of all types. The average fellow is directly involved in over 1000 surgical procedures over the course of the program. The fellowship does not include hair transplants but will allow specific time for this training if desired by fellow at another location.

The fellows are involved with all aspects of a cosmetic surgery practice and patient care, including consultation, pre-op, marking, surgery, post-operative follow up, treatment of complications, and practice management. There is daily instruction and teaching with most patients, and the typical surgical case log is an average of 3 patients under general anesthesia for major surgery every day Monday through Friday.

Didactic lectures are given on most Saturday mornings during a brief staff breakfast. Lectures are also required to be given during the annual live surgery workshops. Oral questioning and instruction are given throughout year. A reading list and written guidelines will be sent to the fellow who accepts the position.

The main location is in an AAAHC accredited facility in south Tulsa. Fellows have an office with a library and individual computer for personal use and logging cases. Two overnight patient suites are on site, and there is a theater for workshops and a workout room on site. Additional faculty are on site two days per week, and the fellows also have access to other faculty nearby. One main hospital is also used for patients with health concerns or riskier procedures, and the fellow is required to obtain bridging privileges as TSA fellows at the hospital prior to starting the fellowship.

There is a $30,000 per year stipend. Two fellows are taken per year (one begins January 1 and the other on July 1 each year). The program is one year with vacation as per AACS guidelines.

Prerequisites for Fellows: Fellow must qualify per the AACS fellowship guidelines. They must be able to obtain an unrestricted Oklahoma medical license and obtain personal malpractice insurance preferably through Medical Protective’s program designed for AACS fellows. The applicant must be either MD or DO trained and board eligible from one of the surgical specialties listing in the AACS fellowship guidelines.


R. Chad Deal, MD and Carey Nease, MD

Southern Surgical Arts
www.southernsurgicalarts.com/
Chattanooga, Tennessee
423.266.3331

Description of Program: Southern Surgical Arts’ General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program includes a full faculty, including: Primary Faculty Chad Deal, MD (Board Certified General Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon); Carey Nease, MD (Board Certified ENT, Facial Plastic, and Cosmetic Surgeon) AND supportive Faculty: Lionel Meadows, MD (Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon and OB/GYN); James White, MD (Board Certified Cosmetic and General Surgeon); and Vince Gardner, MD (Board Certified Cosmetic and General Surgeon). 

The program operates out of two offices, one of which includes an accredited AAAHC surgery center, and has established relationships with two hospitals and one outpatient surgery center.  The fellowship has a very high volume and comprehensive training in all of the branches of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine. This also includes training in numerous non-invasive aesthetic devices and procedures. Only vascular aesthetics and hair transplantation procedures are not provided on-site but are available from the local additional teaching faculty. 

Fellows will be given a 360° learning experience. This includes the initial consultation to hands-on procedural training to the follow-up visits. Our goal is to make the fellow’s year as comprehensive as possible to include all aspects of becoming a successful and safe Cosmetic Surgeon. This includes many non-academic subjects such as photography, staff training, vendor relationships, creating and managing hospital affiliations, as well as strategic business planning and marketing. There are two fellow positions open each year during the regular AACS Fellowship calendar schedule and includes the following benefits: $30,000 annual stipend; paid malpractice coverage up to $5,000; company cell phone for patient interactions; paid fees for attendance to AACS National Annual Meeting- flight and hotel; two weeks’ vacation and additional approved time for Board Review Courses and interviews; access to an extensive aesthetic book and video library and several key journals. 

Prerequisites for Fellows: This program accepts Board Certified or Board Eligible General Surgeons, ENT’s, Plastic Surgeons, OMFS, and OB/GYN. Candidates who have recently completed their primary residency training are preferred.


James English, MD

English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
www.surgeoncosmetic.com
Little Rock, Arkansas
501.227.9556

Description of Program: Dr. English is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. English’s facilities are accredited.

The focus of this program is approximately 50% cosmetic body surgery and 50% facial plastic surgery. The surgical teaching method(s) are by assisting Dr. English with his private patients. The Fellow performs all laser procedures within the program. Previous fellows have had over 1,000 cases.

No stipend is offered, though malpractice insurance is covered during the fellowship tenure. Moonlighting opportunities do exist as long as they do not interfere with the fellowship.

Prerequisites for Fellows: The applicant must be either MD or DO trained and board eligible.



Fardad Forouzanpour, DO FACOS

Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group
www.PerfectSelf.com
Beverly Hills, California
310.360.0504

Description of Program: Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour founded Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group in Beverly Hills California in 1998. The General Cosmetic Fellowship was established in 2005 and is designed to educate and train qualified surgeons to learn the art of cosmetic surgery. The fellowship training program encompasses facial, breast and body contouring as well as non-invasive techniques such as fillers, laser, Botox and more. 

Dr. Forouzanpour specializes in breast augmentation, breast lifts and reductions, abdominoplasty, liposculpture, labioplasty, vagionplasty, rhinoplasty and other minimally invasive techniques. The fellows are involved in all aspects of patient care including consultation, pre op, surgery, and post op care. All the procedures are done at the surgical suite in the office in Beverly Hills. There are multiple affiliates, including Forever Young in Los Angeles, directed by Dr David Rahimi, and other colleagues that are happy to share their expertise and knowledge with the program’s fellows.

Prerequisites for Fellows: See the AACS fellowship guidelines for specific information.


Jacob Haiavy, DDS, MD

Inland Cosmetic Surgery
www.inlandcosmetic.com/
Rancho Cucamonga, California
909.987.0899

Description of Program: Dr. Jacob Haiavy established his general cosmetic surgery fellowship at Inland Cosmetic Surgery in Rancho Cucamonga, CA in 2005. The fellowship is designed to educate and prepare qualified surgeons for successful practice in cosmetic surgery. The fellows are encouraged to challenge the board examination given by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery after completion of fellowship.

The fellowship program encompasses facial, breast and body contouring as well as non-invasive techniques of rejuvenation. On average, we perform approximately 700 major cosmetic surgical cases per year.

Dr. Haiavy specializes in the transumbilical method of breast augmentation. He also performs endoscopic brow lifts and mid face lifts, abdominoplasty, liposculpture, post massive weight loss body contouring, body lifts, breast lifts and reductions, rhinoplasty and other minimally invasive techniques.

The fellows are involved in all aspects of patient care including consultation, pre op, surgery, and post op care. We offer a stipend of $36,000. The fellows are required to obtain their own malpractice policy.

The fellowship is located at a free standing state of the art surgery center with two operating rooms on site, as well as a conference room with full capability of viewing live surgery for education and courses. The program has multiple affiliates, including Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, Loma Linda University, Jules Stein Eye Institute in UCLA, and other colleagues that are happy to share their expertise and knowledge with the program’s fellows.

Prerequisites for Fellows: See the AACS fellowship guidelines for specific information.


David A. Hendrick, MD, ABCS, ABFPRS, ABO

Salina Surgical Arts
www.salinasurgicalarts.com
Salina, Kansas
785.309.0900

Description of Program: Full-body cosmetic surgery practice with two practice sites in Salina and Manhattan, Kansas. Private, Medicare-certified ASC. Emphasis on facial and nasal surgery, body contouring surgery, TUBA, varicose vein procedures, and breast reconstruction. $24,000 stipend. Moonlighting allowed. Surgical participation by fellows commensurate with fellow's surgical skills and judgment.

Prerequisites for Fellows: Completion of ACGME-approved residency in Otolaryngology, OMFS, General Surgery, or OB/GYN. Malpractice insurance and license to practice in Kansas. Must have a strong desire for the field of Cosmetic Surgery and to assume leadership roles in our specialty.


Robert F. Jackson, MD and Chris Lowery, DO 

Surgeons, Inc.
rjlipodr.com
Indianapolis, Indiana
765.662.8303

Description of Program: The focus of this program is general cosmetic surgery, involving all aspects of cosmetic surgery. Fellows are expected to come with operative experience and will be taught safe cosmetic surgery. The faculty consists of three cosmetic surgeons and one facial plastic surgeon. Therefore, there is a fairly wide exposure to techniques and didactic learning.

There are three to four faculty members involved with each fellow. The fellows will be operating from day one, and they routinely have a case log of 600 to 800 procedures by the end of their fellowship. In addition, journal club is offered, as well as teaching in the office and at the table.  The fellows are expected to study classic and current literature during their fellowship.

Each fellow will be taken to the annual scientific meeting of AACS. The fellows are incorporated into the practice and treated as colleagues.

There is a stipend of $2,000 per month, and fellows are assisted in obtaining medical malpractice insurance. Housing is not offered, but fellows are assisted in researching available lodging. The Indianapolis area is an excellent place to live, with a significant amount of extracurricular activities available.

Prerequisites for Fellows: Applicant has to be from one of our core specialties with the ability to become board-certified in that original discipline. He/she must come with adequate hands-on operative experience from his/her previous residency or fellowship. The program requires a face-to-face interview with the applicant.


Mark K. Mandell-Brown, MD

The Plastic Surgery Experts
www.mandellbrown.com
Cincinnati, Ohio
513.984.4700

Description of Program: The Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center offers a one-year American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery approved fellowship in facial and body cosmetic surgery.

The program has a Medicare, state licensed, AAAHC-approved one operating room surgery center. The practice is 40% face and 60% body cosmetic surgery. Surgeons perform all aspects of facial plastic surgery and body cosmetic surgery, including liposuction, breast augmentation, breast mastopexy, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, and thigh lifts. Facial cosmetic procedures include facelifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek augmentations, brow lifts, otoplasty, facial liposuction, hair transplants, laser skin resurfacing, soft tissue fillers, and facial peels. 

The program offers a $25,000 salary, covers individual health, and pays a claims-made malpractice policy through Medical Protective for a one-year fellowship. In addition, the center assists in finding moonlighting opportunities as long as it does not interfere with the fellowship training.

The goal of the program is to have fellows assist the first six months and then, depending on skill level and progress, have their own patients the second six months, where fellows would operate as the primary surgeon. While most fellows focus on the surgical skills, the reality is it is the sum total of the practice—staff, facility, marketing, and surgery—that enable building a successful cosmetic practice. During the year, a fellow should have ample opportunity to learn these necessary and non-surgical aspects of a cosmetic practice.

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, fellows will find the city charming with professional sports, college sports, interesting topography, and new energy downtown with multiple development projects.

Please contact info@mandellbrown.com or 513-984-4700 with any questions.

Prerequisites for Fellows: See the AACS fellowship guidelines for specific information.


Lionel D. Meadows, MD

Meadows Surgical Arts
www.meadowssurgicalarts.com/
Commerce, Georgia
706.335.3555

Description of Program: Dr. Meadows offers a General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program, which includes direct involvement in over 750 surgical procedures over the course of the program. The fellowship covers all types of cosmetic breast surgery, major body contouring, liposuction, and major facial cosmetic surgery procedures.

The fellows are involved with all aspects of a cosmetic surgery practice. Working closely with the physician, office administrators, and marketing director, fellows will be equipped with the knowledge for their own practice. Fellows are directly involved with patient care including: consultation, pre-op, marking, surgery, post-operative follow up, treatment of complications, and practice management. There is daily instruction and teaching with most patients, and the typical surgical case log is an average of 3 patients under general anesthesia for major surgery every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Oral questioning and instruction are given throughout the year. A reading list and written guidelines will be sent to the fellow who accepts the position.

The main location is in a large AAAHC accredited facility in Commerce. Fellows have an office with access to an extensive library. Two full-time physicians on site, and the fellows have access to other faculty nearby. One main hospital is also used for breast reductions.

There is a $30,000 per year stipend, paid malpractice up to $5,000, and one annual facial plastics conference. One fellow is taken per year.

Prerequisites for Fellows: Fellow must qualify per the AACS fellowship guidelines. They must be able to obtain an unrestricted Georgia medical license and obtain personal malpractice insurance through Medical Protective’s program designed for AACS fellows.


Erik Jon Nuveen, MD, DMD

Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates
www.csaok.com
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
405.842.6677

Description of Program: The fellowship includes 52 weeks of high volume exposure to breast, abdomen and facial cosmetic surgery. The fellow is involved in all aspects of clinical, management and strategic practice development.

This progressive education and experiential fellowship is ideal for the highly skilled technician and those interested in heavy involvement with the business of practicing elective cosmetic surgery at the highest level in the world. This program is NOT for the timid. The ideal candidate must be ready for intense exposure and heavy surgical involvement from day one until the final hour of fellowship.

Each fellow is treated as a junior faculty member and will be assigned his own room for consultations, patient education and examination. A stipend of $40,000 per year is currently offered, with ample room for outside clinical practice that does not interfere with our schedule.


Prerequisites for Fellows: Optimism. Care. Empathy. Gratefulness beyond your years. Complete comfort with basic surgical skills and principles. A deep appreciation for the psychological aspect of patient care within the realm of elective surgery. A willingness and effort to learn critical aspects of business and how to participate effectively in a multimillion dollar practice with vision and plans for growth and further development.


Neil Sadick, MD and Victoria Karlinsky, MD

Sadick Dermatology & New Look New Life Surgical Arts
www.sadickdermatology.com
www.newlooknewlife.com
New York, NY
212.772.7242 & 646.559.2854

Description of Program: Victoria Karlinsky, MD, FACS is pleased to offer a New York cosmetic surgery fellowship program at her New Look New Life Surgical Arts practice. Dr. Karlinsky performs the full range of cosmetic surgery procedures from body sculpting to facial sculpting. Working side-by-side with Dr. Karlinsky, you will learn the latest and safest techniques for facial injections, facelifts, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and various other body lift and cosmetic procedures. Her patients include both men and women, many of whom have recently achieved significant weight loss. The prospective fellow will be exposed to a variety of procedures and will develop a comprehensive understanding of how to manage a cosmetic surgery patient.

Learn more about Dr. Karlinsky's medical training and cosmetic surgery research.

New Look New Life Surgical Arts is currently accepting applications for an accredited American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) fellowship under Dr. Karlinsky. The fellowship program will begin July 1st and continue for a full year. Those wishing to further their post-residency education in general cosmetic surgery and enhance their clinical skills are encouraged to apply.

Prerequisites for Fellows: Submit the completed application form and all supporting materials directly to: New Look New Life Surgical Arts Residency Program, 200 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview with Dr. Karlinsky. There is no fee to apply.

Please direct all questions to ask@newlooknewlife.com


Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery of La Jolla
http://www.shumwaymd.com/
La Jolla, CA
858.391.6429

Description of Program: The AACS Shumway 1-2 year Fellowship experience maintains the full array of Cosmetic Surgery in Southern California including the busy satellite practices of Dr. Maurice Sherman & Dr. Charles Sarosy. The fellow will perform & assist on all Cosmetic Surgery cases since Shumway Cosmetic Surgery has it's own Joint Commission certified surgical center & performs only Cosmetic Surgery. An approved scholarly Cosmetic Surgery paper is expected to be published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery by each fellow. The AACS Cosmetic Surgery Journal Club is part of the core curriculum.

Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS
Director: Shumway Cosmetic Surgery of La Jolla
Trustee: AACS, ABCS, CACS


Alexander Sobel, DO, FAACS

Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery
www.800theface.com
Bellevue, Washington
614.353.8175

Description of Program: Anderson·Sobel Cosmetic Surgery offers full-body cosmetic surgical training. Areas of particular emphasis include contemporary surgery of the aging face, rhinoplasty, breast, body contouring, and fat grafting. Fellows will also perform laser surgery and chemical peels.

The fellowship is extremely hands on and fellows are encouraged to treat the practice as if it were their own. Fellows are expected to actively participate in surgery as their level of accomplishment allows and will perform surgery under direct supervision and guidance. Further, fellows are required to actively participate in consultations, preoperative and postoperative patient care.

Training faculty includes:

3 general cosmetic/facial plastic surgeons
2 general cosmetic surgeons
1 general cosmetic/bariatric surgeon
1 general plastic surgeon
1 oral maxillofacial/cosmetic
 
1 oculoplastic surgeon
1 facial plastic/hair transplant surgeon

Other sub specialty experience may be accommodated as well. On-site reading library includes more than 75 texts as well as journals and online journal access. Most surgeries are performed in our two-operatory on-site suite while few will be performed at a nearby hospital.

Pre-interviews are required via phone upon receipt of application with formal onsite interview on a rolling basis. Medical malpractice insurance is provided as well as moonlighting.

Positions available: July 1; January 1

Email contact: drsobel@800theface.com

Prerequisites for Fellows: The fellow must qualify for a WA state license.


Drake Vincent, MD, DMD, FAACS

Vincent Surgical Arts
www.vincentsurgicalarts.com
Cottonwood Heights, UT 
801.942.1111

Description of Program: Dr. Drake Vincent offers a one-year fellowship program at Vincent Surgical Arts. The facility has two operating rooms running five days a week in an AAAHC accredited outpatient surgery center, averaging close to 1,000 cases annually. 

The surgeons perform a wide array of cosmetic procedures at Vincent Surgical Arts, including breast augmentation, breast mastopexy, breast reduction, liposuction, abdominalplasty, brachioplasty, thigh lifts, gynocamastia, pectoral implants, bicep implants, fat transfers, facelifts, browlifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, cheek and chin augmentation, laser skin resurfacing, facial liposuction, hair transplants, and phalloplasty. 

The fellowship will include training on all cosmetic procedures offered beginning to end. Starting with the initial consultation, pre-op, photographs, markings, hands on surgery, and post-operative care follow ups. The facility has a fully equipped medspa, which includes training on laser procedures, hormone replacement therapy and training with a PA, who has over 15 years of experience in a wide range fillers and injectables. You will also get extensive training on practice management skills and marketing in the cosmetic surgery industry. 

There is a $30,000 per year stipend and half of malpractice is paid; health insurance is not included. 

Physicians are expected to: 

  • Act as co-surgeon 
  • Take first call with physician backup 
  • Participate in monthly lunch and learn with staff (participation is based on skill level and progress) 
Prerequisites for Fellows: Must qualify per AACS fellowship guidelines, must be able to obtain a Utah Medical License and must have an active DEA.


Suzanne W. Yee, MD

Dr. Suzanne Yee, a Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Center
www.drsuzanneyee.com
Little Rock, Arkansas
501.224.1044

Description of Program: The program is focused on cosmetic facial and body procedures. Surgical training will be primarily assisting with surgery cases and observation. There is also a high volume of nonsurgical procedures including botox, fillers, cosmetic laser procedures, and skin care. Photography is also a major emphasis for before and after photos. Hair transplantation is not offered.

Stipend and Malpractice has not been determined yet.

Prerequisites for Fellows: Board certified or eligible general surgeons, ENT'S, Plastic Surgeons
Maybe DO or MD

 

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