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Awards + Honors


awards + honors


1. Keynote Speaker- The 1st International Congress of the Turkish Cleft Lip and Palate Society (2014). Cleft Lip and Palate Repair: Surgical Technique and Outcomes that Take Advantage of Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding

2. American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Best Clinical Paper of the Year (2013). Parameters of Care for Craniosynostosis: Craniofacial and Neurologic Surgery

3. Keynote Speaker- The 1st Annual Meeting of Chang Gung Craniofacial Research Congress (2012). Innovations In Craniofacial And Cleft Surgery

4. Best Paper of the Year- Journal of Craniofacial Surgery (2012). Current Concepts in Deformational Plagiocephaly

5. America’s Top Surgeons (2009-2010). Selected as one of the most accomplished surgeons in the United States

6. Keynote Speaker- 2nd Annual Meeting of the European Plastic Surgery Research Council (2009). Innovation in Craniofacial and Cleft Regeneration

7. Plastic Surgery Education Foundation- D. Ralph Millard Investigator Award (2009). Combination Therapy Improves Diabetic Wound Healing

8. European Plastic Surgery Research Council (2009). US Ambassador

9. Keynote Speaker- Inaugural Meeting of the European Plastic Surgery Research Council (2009). The History and Development of Craniofacial Surgery

10. The American Association of Plastic Surgeons- Academic Scholar Award (2008). Lineage-Enriched Precursor Cell Co-Culture for Exogenous and Endogenous Vascularized Bone Engineering

11. The Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation Research Grant- Bernd Spiessel Award, Sponsoring Investigator, Co-author (2007). 3D Stem Cell Co-Culture for Bone Engineering

12. Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals (2006-2007).  Honors edition of the most accomplished professionals in the United States

13. American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, CRANIO Fellowship (2006).  Traveling fellowship to exchange ideas at craniofacial centers of excellence

14. Physicians Recognition Award, American Medical Association (2004). Presented to physicians who demonstrate a high level of commitment to their continuing education

15. Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (2004). Massachusetts State Representative

16. Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, University of California, Riverside (2004). Presented to an alumnus 35 years of age or younger who demonstrates significant career or civic achievements and promise in his/her profession

17. Stanford Surgery Resident Research Competition, Co-author (2003). Mechanisms of Murine Cranial Suture Patency by a Dominant Negative Transforming Growth Factor a Receptor Adenovirus

18. Northwestern Society of Plastic Surgeons- Resident Clinical AwardCo-author (2003). Long-term Follow-up Results of the Simplified Vertical Reduction Mammaplasty

19. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons- Resident Research Award (2002). The BMP Antagonist Noggin Regulates Cranial Suture Patency

20. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons- Resident Clinical Award, Co-author (2002). The Vertical Reduction Mammaplasty

21. Plastic Surgery Education Foundation- Basic Science Research Grant (2002). Mechanisms of FGF-Mediated Osteogenesis

22. Peter J. Gingrass Memorial Award. Plastic Surgery Research Council (2002). Apert And Crouzon Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor Gain-Of-Function Mutations Suppress Noggin: A Mechanism For FGF-Mediated Cranial Suture Fusion

23. The Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation Research Grant- Bernd Spiessel Award, Co-author (2001). Dura Mater-Osteoblast Interactions in Calvarial Healing: The Effects of Equibiaxial Strain

24. Peter J. Gingrass Memorial Award. Plastic Surgery Research Council (2001). Noggin Maintains Cranial Suture Patency

25. Plastic Surgery Education Foundation- Basic Science Research Grant (2001). The Functional Genomics of Cranial Suture Biology

26. Plastic Surgery Education Foundation- Lyndon Peer Fellowship (2001). Noggin Actively Maintains Cranial Suture Patency

27. Plastic Surgery Education Foundation- Basic Science Research Grant (2000). The Expression of BMPs and Noggin in Cranial Suture Biology

28. Peter J. Gingrass Memorial Award, Co-author. Plastic Surgery Research Council (2000). Gene Therapy of Cranial Sutures with a Truncated, Dominant/Negative FGF Receptor In Vitro and In Vivo

29. Plastic Surgery Education Foundation- D. Ralph Millard Investigator Award (2000). Rat Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis: Gradual Distraction vs. Acute Lengthening

30. Outstanding Intern of the Year (1997). Oregon Health Sciences University

31. Alpha Omega Alpha Award for Meritorious Research in the Biomedical Sciences. Retroviral Transduction of Murine Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes with the Genes for Human Tumor Necrosis Factor-α and Human Interleukin-2

32. Howard Hughes Medical Institute- Research Scholar (1992-1994). National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Surgery Branch. Cellular Immunology and Adoptive Immunotherapy

33. Cum Laude- University of California, Riverside/Los Angeles (1991). Biomedical Sciences

34. Ernst A. Noltmann Biomedical Research Award (1991). Investigation of Humoral Profiles in Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis

35. American Cancer Society, Outstanding Student Research Achievement Award (1989). Trisomy 21: T-Cell Education and Drop-Out