AWARDS:

2011: Foreign Scholars’ Award. The 27th annual Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium. Southern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Atlanta, Georgia.

2011: International visiting Scholar, The Division of Plastic Surgery. Birmingham, Alabama.

2007: Dr. Hagi Zur prize for the best presentation at the 34th annual international meeting of the Israeli Society of Plastic Surgery, November 2007 , Tel-Aviv: Spectrally Resolved Imaging (SRI) for Noninvasive Detection of Melanoma. A. Liran, G. Kostenich, S. Kimmel, A. Orenstein.

2004: Diploma from medical school with distinction in ophthalmology- ” Color Doppler Imaging (CDI) for the differential diagnosis of Malignant Choroidal tumors. Can pathognomonic vascular patterns be identified?

2002: Dr. Moshe Lahav award for distinction in ophthalmology for the year 2001.

VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES:

Member of “Israeli Flying Aid” – A humanitarian organization which gives aid around the world.

2005: A member of a search and rescue team to New-Orleans after hurricane “Katerina”.

2005: Humanitarian aid at Kashmir after earth quake.

2006: Helping to organize a team that went to Indonesia after an earth quake.

2006: Aid during the bombing at the 2nd Lebanon war.

RESEARCH:

  1. Spectral Resolved Imaging (SRI) for noninvasive detection of melanoma.
  2. The use of Topical testosterone derivative for skin anti-aging.
  3. The use of γδ T-cells for wound repair.
  4. The use of Spectral Resolved Imaging (SRI) for evaluation of tissue oxygenation after remote preconditioning.
  5. Cell-replacement therapy for diabetes – the use of human skin cells as a source of autologous insulin producing cells.
  6. Stem cells-enriched fat grafts – Do they take better? Are they more predictable?
  7. The long term effects of large scale liposuction.

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Terror Inflicted Thermal Injury: A Retrospective Analysis of Burns in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict, During the Years 1997-2003.
  2. Management of Genital Lipomatosis in Familial Partial Lipo-Distrophy Dunnigan Type: Labia Majora Reduction.
  3. Burns in Israel, a retrospective study of the Demographic, Etiologic and clinical Trends during 1997-2003.
  4. Severity of Terror Related Burn Injuries in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
  5. Early and Late Complications after a Nonabsorbable Hydrogel Polymer Injection: A Series of 14 Patients and Novel Management.
  6. Skin necrosis after Abdominoplasty in a MS patient treated with Intra-Muscular Interferon β-1-a.
  7. Pigmented lesions clinic for early detection of Melanoma: Preliminary results.
  8. How to avoid eyebrow pull-up in forehead reconstruction.
  9. Do Burns Increase the Severity of Terror Injuries?
  10. Partially Torn Ear Lobe Repair Using a Cross-Stitching Technique.
  11. Increased levels of soluble CEACAM1 in the serum of melanoma patients.
  12. Silicone-Based Scar Therapy: a review of the literature.
  13. Color flow mapping: A non-invasive tool for characterizing and differentiating between uveal melanomas and choroidal metastases.
  14. Silicone Nipple Shields: An Innovative Postoperative Dressing Technique After Nipple Reconstruction.
  15. Is Prophylactic Acyclovir Treatment Warranted for Prevention of Herpes Simplex Virus Infections in Facial Burns? A Review of the Literature.
  16. Examining National Burn Care Policies – Is the Israeli Burn Care Alignment Based On National Data?
  17. Our Experience with Treating Open Wounds Due To Flap Necrosis Following Facial Rhytidectomy with Charged Polystyrene Microspheres (Polyheal-1).
  18. 3D Mohs Surgery, a New Concept.
  19. Third Generation Cellular Multimedia Tele-consultation in Plastic Surgery.
  20. Evading a surgical pitfall: mastopexy–augmentation made simple.
  21. A new simple, safe and easy solution for upper lip dermabrasion.
  22. Radiotherapy-Induced Basal Cell Carcinomas of the Scalp: Are they Genetically Different?
  23. Examining national burn care policies–is the Israeli burn care alignment based on national data?
  24. Validation of the Hebrew version of the Burn Specific Health Scale-Brief Questionnaire.

SUBMITTED MANUSCRIPS:

  1. Reversing the Vasovagal Effect – a useful tool in ambulatory procedures.
  2. Postoperative Anti-thrombotic Therapy in Free Flap Reconstructive Surgery

PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Color Doppler Imaging (CDI) for the differential diagnosis of Malignant Choroidal tumors. Can pathognomonic vascular patterns be identified?
  2. Terror & Burns. A Retrospective Analysis of Burns in The Israeli Palestinian Conflict, During The Years 1997-2003 and ISRAEL Demographic, Etiologic, and Clinical Trends During 1997-2003.
  3. Burns in ISRAEL, Demographic, Etiologic, and Clinical Trends During 1997-2003
  4. How to avoid eyebrow pull-up in forehead reconstruction.
  5. Severity of terror related burn injuries in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  6. Our first experience with Hyalomatrix & Recell for the reconstruction of burns.
  7. Management of Genital Lipomatosis in Familial Partial Lipo-Distrophy Dunnigan Type: Labia Majora Reduction.
  8. Spectrally Resolved Imaging (SRI) for Noninvasive Detection of Melanoma.
  9. Treatment Of Complicated Lower Limb Wounds Due to Anti-Tank Missiles.
  10. Cell-replacement therapy for diabetes – the use of human skin cells as a source of autologous insulin producing cells.
  11. The burn alignment in Israel-Is it based on the national data?
  12. Preparedness of Israel’s Health Service for a Burn Disaster.
  13. Severity of terror related burn injuries in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  14. Spectrally Resolved Imaging (SRI) for Noninvasive Detection of Melanoma.
  15. Our Experience with a Modified Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery.