Fellowship Program Directors

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Marvin A. Borsand, DO

Body Sculpting Center

Scottsdale, Arizona

480.464.8000

The Body Sculpting Center offers a state-certified out-patient surgical center, medical offices, and a fully equipped and staffed medical spa. 

Dr. Borsand’s cosmetic surgery program includes training in the following areas:

  • All aspects of breast female and male procedures, from pectoral implants, augmentation, to lift and reductions
  • Liposuction, abdominoplasties, and fat transfers to face, breast and buttocks
  • Male and female cosmetic genital surgery, including phalloplasty and all aspects of vaginal rejuvenation
  • A medical spa experience with introduction to laser procedures and all aspects of fillers
  • An introduction to hyperbaric medicine.

The teaching of practice management and marketing is a significant part of the training.

In regards to the program format, there is typically a two-week initial observation, quickly followed by acting as the co-surgeon, depending on the skill level of the fellow. In addition, there is a weekly journal club and case review. Fellows are expected to produce two publishable papers and take first call with a nurse and physician backup. Though no stipend is currently offered, fellows may moonlight if it does not interfere with fellowship training.

Prerequisite Information: Applicants must be a board certified or eligible surgeon in any surgical specialty. The applicant must be in good standing with the licensing board, have a current DEA number, and be eligible for a license in Arizona.

Rhys L. Branman, DDS, MD

Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery

Little Rock, Arkansas

501.227.0707

The Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery offers a general cosmetic surgery hands-on experience for fellows in their in-office surgery center, as well as hospital-based surgery.

Medical malpractice insurance is paid for by the program, but there is currently no stipend offered.

Prerequisite Information: The program prefers 1-2 years of general surgery experience and an Oral Maxillofacial Dual Degree residency.

Angelo Cuzalina, DDS, MD

Tulsa Surgical Arts

Tulsa, Oklahoma

501.227.0707
 

 

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 a large 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 large theater for workshops and a workout room on site. Two full-time faculty are on site, and the fellow has 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).

Prerequisite Information: 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.

R. Chad Deal, MD

Carey Nease, MD

Southern Surgical Arts

Chattanooga, Tennessee

423.266.3331

Southern Surgical Arts’ General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program includes a full faculty, including: Co-Director Chad Deal, MD; 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 offices includes an accredited AAAHC surgery center, and has established relationships with two hospitals and one outpatient surgery center.

There is a high volume and comprehensive training in all of the branches of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine, including all non-invasive aesthetic practices, as well. 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 and vendor relationships, 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.

More information about the practice and physicians can be found at: www.southernsurgicalarts.com.

Prerequisite Information: 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

Little Rock, Arkansas

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.

Meals are served on OR days, and fourteen days of absence are permitted during the twelve-month fellowship.

Prerequisite Information: The applicant must be either MD or DO trained and board eligible.

T William Evans, DDS, MD, FACS

Facial Aesthetic Surgery, LLC

Columbus, Ohio

614.224.0905

The Maxillofacial and Facial Aesthetic Surgery center’s one-year fellowship program is a facial cosmetic surgery fellowship. The fellow assists Dr. Evans and learns by observation. During the last three months of the fellowship, the fellow will have opportunities to perform surgeries with Dr. Evans’ supervision.

There is a stipend of $60,000 for the year, which is either provided through a grant by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, or from the surgery center itself. Medical malpractice insurance is tied into the center’s insurance, and the fellow must pay the premium.

Prerequisite Information: Although all applicants are welcomed, preference is given to oral and maxillofacial surgeons, with a MD/DDS dual degree. However, highly qualified applicants from another specialty will be equally considered.

Fardad Forouzanpour, DO

Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group

Beverly Hills, California

310.360.0504

The focus of the program to get the fellows trained in order to be comfortable and competent in general cosmetic surgical procedures, which include body contouring, facial rejuvenation, invasive and non-invasive procedures, laser therapy, and more.

There are two offices through which the fellow will rotate: Dr. Forouzanpour’s and Dr. Rahimi’s (a dermatologist). In Dr. Forouzanpour’s office, depending on the fellow's comfort and competency level, he/she will be assistant and co-surgeon. In Dr. Rahimi's office, it is more of an assistant role.

The program has assisted in the past with portion or the entire malpractice coverage for the fellow, and while there is no current stipend, this is subject to change.

Prerequisite Information: There are no specific restrictions for applicants; however, the program is particularly seeking applicants that are qualified and are going to be taking the ABCS board exam to become certified.

Jacob Haiavy, DDS, MD

Inland Cosmetic Surgery

Rancho Cucamonga, California

909.987.0899

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.

We have 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. We have 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 our fellows.

Prerequisite Information: See the AACS Fellowship Guidelines for specific information.

David A. Hendrick, MD

Heartland Cosmetic Surgery

Salina, Kansas

785.309.0900

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Robert F. Jackson, MD

Surgeons, Inc.

Marion, Indiana

765.662.8303

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.

Prerequisite Information: 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. We require a face-to-face interview with the applicant.

Mark K. Mandell-Brown, MD

The Plastic Surgery Experts

Cincinnati, Ohio

513.984.4700

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

We have a Medicare, state licensed, AAAHC-approved one operating room surgery center. Our practice is 40% face and 60% body cosmetic surgery. We 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. 

We offer a $25,000 salary, cover individual health, and pay 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.

Our goal is to have you assist the first 6 months and then, depending on your skill level and progress, have your own patients the second 6 months where you would operate as the primary surgeon. While most fellow's 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 your year you should have ample opportunity to learn these necessary and non-surgical aspects of a cosmetic practice.

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

For any questions please contact: info@mandellbrown.com or 513-984-4700.

Prerequisite Information: See the AACS Fellowship Guidelines for specific information.

E. Antonio Mangubat, MD

La Belle Vie Cosmetic Surgery Centers

Tukwila, Washington

206.575.0300

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Lionel D. Meadows, MD

Meadows Surgical Arts

Commerce, Georgia

706.335.3555

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.

Prerequisite Information: 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

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

405.842.6677

The general cosmetic surgery program at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates offers an AAAHC-accredited surgery center with heavy emphasis on breast and abdominal surgery (85-90% of cases) and no hospital care involved. The facility sees approximately one thousand major procedures per year, and the fellow will have case presentation 6-7 times per day.

The fellow will take calls secondarily, be offered a didactic review, and be required to submit an article twice in the span of the year-long fellowship. There is a yearly stipend of $30,000.

Prerequisite Information: The preference is for general surgeons or OMFS with at least one full year of general surgery training.

Neil Sadick, MD

Victoria Karlinsky, MD

New Look New Life Surgical Arts

Brooklyn, New York

212.772.7242

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Robert Shumway, MD, FACS

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery

La Jolla, CA

858.587.2640

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Alex Sobel, DO

Anderson-Sobel Cosmetic Surgery

Bellevue, Washington

425.453.9060

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Carlos Spera, MD

Carlos Spera Plastic Surgery

Davie, Florida

954.577.8585

The Carlos Spera Plastic Surgery center performs nearly one thousand procedures per year. In order of most to least common, they include: liposuction, breast augmentation and lift, tummy tuck, and complete facial rejuvenation. The center utilizes a hands-on teaching method, where all fellows perform as first-assist, with the possibility of advancing to co- or primary surgeon, depending on level of competency.

There is a $700 per week stipend included in the program, and malpractice insurance is provided.

Prerequisite Information: The requirements are similar to those of ABCS, and include: having completed a surgical residency, being a diplomate or board eligible in an ABMS surgical specialty, and obtaining an unrestricted medical license in the state of Florida.

Howard Tobin, MD

Facial, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center

Abilene, Texas

325.695.3630

The focus on this fellowship program includes all aspects of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. The practice is almost entirely surgical with very limited non-surgical treatment.

This is a preceptorship; the fellow directly participates in care of patients, taking increased responsibility based on knowledge and initiative. Also, the fellow assists in all surgery, with degree of participation based on individual ability. There is limited independent work. 

There is a $1000 per month stipend, and medical malpractice insurance must be provided by the fellow.

Prerequisite Information: The fellow must have a Texas license and malpractice insurance, as well as apply for privileges at Abilene Regional Medical Center.

Drake Vincent, DMD, MD

Vincent Surgical Arts

Cottonwood Heights, Utah

801.942.1111

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Suzanne W. Yee, MD

Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center

Little Rock, AR

866.529.6061

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