ASAPS Traveling Professor

On Thursday, I fly to Wake Forest University to be the ASAPS Traveling Professor at the Division of Plastic Surgery for a full day on Friday, lecturing to the Division and meeting with the residents. On Saturday, I fly to Austin, Texas, to speak at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting at the […]

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Take My Nose Please

Two weeks ago, I flew to Miami for one day – – vigorous even for my schedule – – but the reason was important. I was there to honor former Allure Magazine Editor Joan Kron, whose documentary, “Take My Nose Please” was making its debut. The film explores the themes of cosmetic plastic surgery, perceived […]

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Trip to Armenia

In September my scrub nurse, Charlotte, and I went to Armenia to operate. Gagik Stamboltsyan, one of the surgeons that Yale plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Ariyan had trained after the 1998 Spitak, Armenia earthquake had come with his son to the American Association of Plastic Surgeons meeting in 2015 to honor Dr. Ariyan in his […]

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The Face of Trauma

My third book, The Face of Trauma, is nearly complete, with 9 of the 10 chapters written, illustrations being produced by Dr. Ruston Sanchez, and our childhood trauma research about to be processed with the physicians and biostatisticians at the University of Wisconsin. Like last year, I took two weeks in February to hide out […]

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Writing a book in Arizona

I just returned from two weeks at the Flying E Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona, where I went to work on my new book. I know the manager and her husband and several of the wranglers pretty well, so when I stepped out of my monk-like existence in the bunkhouse, I had some nice visits with […]

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