Honors, Certifications, and Leadership

Selected Certifications & Honors:

Active Medical License, State of California (#A68940)

Board Certified by the American College of Surgeons, General Surgery, 2003

2016 Los Angeles Magazine “Top Doctors”


Innovations:

Among the first surgeons in the U.S. to perform Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy (TARGIT), in 2005


Pioneering Researcher in cancer cryoablation (tumor freezing)

First Surgeon in the World to perform Minimally Invasive Lumpectomy with Intraoperative Radiotherapy, November 9, 2010

First Surgeon in the World to use the Intrabeam Balloon Applicator for delivery of intraoperative radiotherapy. November 9, 2010

First Surgeon in the United States to report performing Minimally Invasive Mastectomy for Breast Cancer October 30, 2009


National Leadership Posts:

Oncoplastic Approaches to Intraoperative Radiotherapy.
American Society of Breast Surgeons, Dallas, TX.
April 15, 2016

Personalized Approach to Breast Cancer Surgery.
William Beaumont Hospital, Detroit, MI.
March 19, 2016.

Partial Breast Irradiation: Why Not?
American Society of Breast Surgeons Meeting. Orlando, FL.
April 29, 2015.

Treatment and Prognosis of Rare Breast Cancers.
American Society of Breast Surgeons Meeting. Orlando, FL,
May 1, 2015.

Management of the Axilla while Minimizing Morbidity—The Roles of Surgery, Radiation, Systemic Therapy & Observation.
25th Annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference. Las Vegas, NV.,
March 14, 2015

Atypias: What Are They and What To Do With Them. 25th Annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference.
Las Vegas, NV.,
March 14, 2015

Design and Results of TARGIT A.
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH,
December 11, 2014.

Complications and Management of IORT.
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH,
December 11, 2014.

Patient Selection for IORT.
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH,
December 11, 2014.

IORT Clinical Trial Updates.
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH,
December 11, 2014.

New Technology for Intraoperative Margin Assessment.
American Society of Breast Surgeons Meeting.
Las Vegas, NV.
April 30, 2014.

Update on Intraoperative Radiotherapy.
Breast Coordinated Care Conference (BC3).
Washington, DC.
February 23, 2014.

Cryoablation: Alternative to Conventional Surgery and Radiotherapy in the Management of Early Stage Breast Cancer.
19th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Cancer,
Amelia Island, FL.
February 16, 2014.

Alternatives to Lumpectomy: Ablative Technologies for Management of Breast Cancer.
24th Annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference.
Las Vegas, NV.,
March 17, 2014


Recent Invited Lectures: Distinguished-International

Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy for the Management of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast.
10th Zeiss Intrabeam System User Meeting.
Mannheim, Germany
July 1, 2016 (accepted)

Optimizing Local-Regional Therapeutic Strategies.
Villa-Marie Medical Center 20th Annual Breast Care Conference.
Montreal, Canada.
October 23-24, 2014

Appropriate Surgical Management of the Breast and Axilla.
Villa-Marie Medical Center 20th Annual Breast Care Conference.
Montreal, Canada.
October 23-24, 2014

Radiotherapy and IORT from a Surgical Viewpoint.
Villa-Marie Medical Center 20th Annual Breast Care Conference.
Montreal, Canada.
October 23-24, 2014

Surgical Management of DCIS.
National Congress of Mastology.
Maracaibo, Venezuela.
October 9-12, 2013

Sentinel Node Biopsy in Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.
National Congress of Mastology.
Maracaibo, Venezuela.
October 9-12, 2013.

Intraoperative Radiotherapy.
National Congress of Mastology.
Maracaibo, Venezuela.
October 9-12, 2013.

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