Professional Activities

Academic appointments:

  • Clinical Instructor (Resident) in Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, July 1980 to June 1983
  • Clinical Instructor (Resident) in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas, Galveston, July 1983 to June 1986
  • Scientific Staff, Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, July 1985 to July 1986
  • Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery, Harvard University, Boston, July 1986 to June 1987
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, July 1987 to August 31, 1993
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, September 1, 1993 to Present

Hospital and university committees:

  • Infection Control Committee, Children's Memorial  Hospital, 1988-1997
  • Fetal Assessment Team, Northwestern University Perinatal Center, 1988-Present
  • Department of Surgery Committee on Research, Northwestern University Medical  School, 1990-1992
  • Institutional Review Board, The Children's Memorial Institute for Education and Research, 1990-1992
  • Ad Hoc Task Force on AZT Post HIV-Exposure Prophylaxis, Children's Memorial   Hospital, 1991
  • Animal Care Committee, Children's Memorial Hospital, 1991-1992
  • Faculty/Student Advisory Group, Northwestern University Department of Surgery, 1991-1997
  • Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University Medical School,
  • 1992-Present
  • Search Committee for Head, Division of Neurosurgery, Northwestern University
  • Medical School, 1994
  • Operating Room Committee, Evanston Hospital, 1995-1996

National committees:

  • Scientific Program Evaluator, ASPRS Annual Meeting, October 2-7, 1988
  • Maxillofacial News Committee, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS), l990-Present
  • Associate Editor, Maxillofacial Newsletter, ASMS, l990-Present
  • Membership Committee, ASMS, l990-1991
  • Alternate Delegate of the ASMS to the Young Physicians Section of the AMA, l991-1992
  • Delegate of the ASMS to the Young Physicians Section of the AMA, Dec. l992-1994
  • Best Paper Award Committee, ASMS, 1992-1995
  • CPT Subcommittee, Section of Plastic Surgery, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1995
  • Chairman, Maxillofacial News Committee, ASMS, 1996-1997
  • Auditing Committee, ASMS, 1996-1997
  • Chairman, Practice Parameters Committee, ASMS, 1997-2000
  • Quality Advisory Committee, Aetna U.S. Healthcare, 1997-Present
  • ASMS Representative, ASPRS Guidelines Subcommittee of Medical Effectiveness
  • Research Committee, 1997-1999
  • Web Page Ad Hoc Committee, ASMS, 1999-2000
  • 2000 Nominating Committee, Society of University Surgeons, 2000


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Chicago Chapter
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.     
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons [ASPS]
  • (formerly American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons [ASPRS])
  • Blocker-Lewis Plastic Surgery Society
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society
  • Society of University Surgeons





Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Northwestern University Medical School