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B. Aviva Preminger, MD

969 Park Avenue #1E
New York, NY 10028
Office:  212-706-1900
Fax:  917-382-4126

EMPLOYMENT

  • Preminger Plastic Surgery, New York, NY Private Practice
  • Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Affiliation at Harlem Hospital, New York, NY
    Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery
  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
    Instructor in Public Health, Division of Medical Ethics

EDUCATION

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell University, New
    York, NY, Resident, Plastic Surgery
  • Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
    Masters in Public Health Degree (* 3.9/4.0 GPA)
  • Clinical Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Burn Center, New York, NY
    Burn Fellow
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell University, New York, NY
    Resident, General Surgery
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
    Doctor of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Magna Cum Laude BA in the History of Science
    Dean’s list all semesters

CERTIFICATION

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

HONORS/AWARDS

  • Certificate of Achievement in Medical Ethics Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Public Health, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Resident Representative to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Women Plastic Surgeons Forum Scholarship
  • Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Art and Science Award Preminger BA, Fins JJ. Plastic Surgery, Aesthetics, and Medical Professionalism: Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder.
  • Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
    Awarded to those female students who graduate in the top 10% of their medical school class.
  • Max Kade Fellowship of the American Austrian Foundation. Fellowship for medical study in Austria to help foster a broader, more international view of medicine. Focused on the Vienna plastic and reconstructive surgery experience under the supervision of Dr. Manfred Frey.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    President of Cornell Chapter
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Student Essay Contest Third Prize: “The Case of Chester Southam: Research Ethics and the Limits of Professional Responsibility.”
  • American Osler Society William B. Bean Student Research Award in the History of Medicine
  • Cornell Class of 1959 Barr Fellowship for Research
  • Harvard College Scholarship, an honorary, non-stipendiary scholarship based on an annual rank list.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Preminger BA, Hansen J, Gosman A.  The Divergence of Ethics and Professionalism in the Social Media Arena.  Plast Reconstr Surg.  Accepted for publication November 2017.
  • Preminger BA, McCarthy JG.  The Development of Surgery of the Craniofacial Skeleton:  A March from South to North (or Caudad to Cephalad). J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Jul;28(5):1142-1160.
  • Ogunleye AA, Leroux O, Morrison N, Preminger BA.
    Complications After Reduction Mammaplasty: A Comparison of Wise Pattern/Inferior Pedicle and Vertical Scar/Superomedial Pedicle. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jul;79(1):13-16.
  • Silva AK, Preminger A, Slezak S, Phillips LG, Johnson DJ.  Melting the Plastic Ceiling: Overcoming Obstacles to Foster Leadership in Women Plastic Surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3):721-9.
  • Preminger BA, Yaghoobzadeh J, Ascherman JA.  Management of sternal wounds by limited debridement and partial bilateral pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps in 25 patients: A less invasive approach. Ann  Plast SurgAnn Plast Surg. 2014 Apr;72(4):446-50.
  • Preminger BA, Trencheva K, Chang CS, Chiang A, El-Tamer M, Ascherman J, Rohde C.  Improving access to care:  Breast surgeons, the gatekeepers to breast reconstruction.  J Am Coll Surg.  2012 March; 214(3): 270-6.
  • Preminger BA, Lemaine V, Sullimanoff I, Pusic AL, McCarthy CM. Preoperative Patient Education for Breast Reconstruction:  A Systematic Review of the Literature.  J Cancer Ed.  2010 Dec 22.
  • Preminger BA, Hiltzik DH, Segal J, Morrison NG.  An Operative Approach to the Treatment of Cutaneous Nasal Sarcoid:  A Case Report and Review of the Literature.   Ann Plast Surg.  2009 Dec; 63(6):685-7
  • Preminger BA, Fins JJ.  Plastic Surgery, Aesthetics, and Medical Professionalism:  Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder.  Ann Plast Surg.  2009 Apr; 62(4):340-3.
  • Preminger BA, McCarthy CM, Hu QY, Mehrara BJ, Disa JJ. The Influence of AlloDerm on Expander Dynamics and Complications in the Setting of Immediate Tissue Expander/Implant Reconstruction: A Matched-Cohort Study.  Ann Plast Surg. 2008 May; 60(5):510-513.
  • Preminger BA, Pusic AL, McCarthy CM, Verma N, Worku A, Cordeiro PG.  How Should Quality of Life Data Be Incorporated into a Cost Analysis of Breast Reconstruction? A Consideration of Implant versus Free TRAM Flap Procedures.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Apr; 121(4):1075-82.
  • Preminger BA.  The Jew and the Nose:  Plastic Surgery and Popular Culture.  Jews and American Popular Culture.  Vol. 3.  Sports, Leisure, and Lifestyle.  Ed.  Paul Buhle.  Connecticut:  Praeger Perspectives, 2007.  221-227.
  • Preminger BA, and Fins, JJ.  Face Transplantation:  An Extraordinary Case with Lessons for Ordinary Practice.  Plast Reconstr Surg.  2006  Sept., 118(4):  1073-1074
  • Shaikh-Naidu N, Preminger BA, Rogers K, Messina P, Gayle LB.  Determinants of Aesthetic Satisfaction Following TRAM and Implant Breast Reconstruction.  Ann Plast Surg.  2004 May; 52(5):  465-470
  • Costantino PD, Hiltzik DH, Moche J, Preminger BA.  Minimally Invasive Brow Suspension for Facial Paralysis.  Arch Facial Plast Surg.  2003 Mar-Apr; 5(2):  171-174.
  • Preminger BA. The “Jewish Nose” and Plastic Surgery: Origins and Implications.  msJAMA. 2001 Nov 7;286(17):2161.
  • Preminger BA.  “The Case of Chester Southam:  Research Ethics and the Limits of Professional Responsibility.”  The Pharos 2002 Spring; 4-9.
  • Preminger BA, Talmor M, Specht MC, Suzman M, Hoffman LA.  The legacy of Icarus in the 21st century: report of a case of aggressive submental basal cell carcinoma resulting from frequent use of a metallic ultraviolet reflector.  Ann Plast Surg. 2001 Feb;46(2):192-3.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Preminger, BA.  Update on Patient Before & After Imaging Systems.  ASPS October 2017.
  • Preminger, BA.  Plastic Surgery- Past, Present, Future Scope, Ethics, Policy, Controversy.  ASPSN September 2016.
  • Ogunleye AA, Leroux O, Morrison N, Preminger AB Complications after Reduction Mammaplasty: A comparison of Wise Pattern/Inferior Pedicle and Vertical Scar/Superomedial Pedicle.  American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. Washington, DC.  October 2016.
  • Ascherman J, Preminger BA, Yaghoobzadeh, J.  Management of sternal wounds by limited debridement and partial bilateral pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps in 25 patients: A less invasive approach. Plastic Surgery at the Red Sea International Symposium. Eilat, Israel. March 2011.
  • Preminger BA, Chiang, AL, Kieserman-Shmokler C, Trencheva K, El-Tamer
  • M, Ascherman JA, Rohde C.  Understanding Breast Surgeon Referral Patterns and their Influence on Breast Reconstruction Rates.  ACS Presentation October 2009.
  • Preminger BA, Trencheva K, Morrison NG.  Is Combining Liposuction and Extensive Abdominoplasty a Safe and Effective Approach to Body Contouring? ASAPS Poster Presentation.  May 2009.
  • Preminger BA, Chiang, AL, Kieserman-Shmokler C, Trencheva K, El-Tamer M, Ascherman JA, Rohde C.  Understanding Breast Surgeon Referral Patterns and their Influence on Breast Reconstruction Rates.  PSRC Presentation. May 2009.
  • Preminger BA, Chiang, AL, Kieserman-Shmokler C, Trencheva K, El-Tamer M, Ascherman JA, Rohde C.  Understanding Breast Surgeon Referral Patterns and their Influence on Breast Reconstruction Rates.  ASPS Senior Residents Conference Presentation.  January 2009.
  • Preminger BA, McCarthy MC, Pusic AP, Cordeiro PC.  Preoperative Patient Education for Breast Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of the Literature.  ASPS Poster Presentation.  October 2008.
  • Preminger BA, Fins JJ.  Plastic Surgery, Aesthetics, and Medical Professionalism:  Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder.   ASPS Presentation.  October 2007.
  • Preminger BA, McCarthy CM, Mehrara BJ, Disa JJ.  The Influence of AlloDerm on Expander Dynamics and Complications in the Setting of Postmastectomy Tissue Expander/Implant Reconstruction:  A Matched-Cohort Study.  NESPS Presentation.  October 2007.
  • Preminger BA, McCarthy CM, Mehrara BJ, Disa JJ.  The Influence of AlloDerm on Expander Dynamics and Complications in the Setting of Postmastectomy Tissue Expander/Implant Reconstruction:  A Matched-Cohort Study.  ASPS Poster Presentation.  October 2007.
  • Preminger BA.  “The Case of Chester Southam:  Research Ethics and the Limits of Professional Responsibility.”  New York Presbyterian Hospital Ethics Committee Meeting, June 2001.  New York, New York.
  • Preminger BA.  “The Case of Chester Southam:  Research Ethics and the Limits of Professional Responsibility.”  American Osler Society Annual Meeting, April 2001.  Charleston, South Carolina.

RESEARCH

  • Medical Ethics Division, New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Research tutorial. Sponsors: Dr. Joseph J. Fins, Chief, Division of Medical Ethics and Associate Professor of the Departments of Public Health and Medicine. An examination of medical ethics, professionalism and surgery, specifically, plastic surgery.
  • Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Clinical Research Fellow. Sponsors: Dr. Peter Cordeiro,
    Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, and Dr. Andrea Pusic.  Developing means of assessing and improving patient satisfaction with reconstructive breast surgery. Conducted a systematic review of patient education methods in reconstructive breast surgery. Collaborated with the Dartmouth University Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on a project to develop and apply a quality of life survey for breast surgery patients. Explored the relative cost effectiveness of various breast reconstructive options.
  • Medical Ethics Division, New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Research tutorial. Sponsors: Dr. Joseph J. Fins, Chief, Division of Medical Ethics and Associate Professor of the Departments of Public Health and Medicine, and Dr. Jeremiah Barondess, President of the New York
    Academy of Medicine. “The Case of Chester Southam: Research Ethics and the Limits of Professional Responsibility.” Examined and reconstructed the case of Dr. Chester Southam, a tumor immunologist accused of committing research abuses in clinical investigations involving human subjects.
  • Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital.
    Research Assistant. Sponsor: Dr. Lloyd A. Hoffman. “The Role of Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) Expression in the Flexor Tenosynovium of Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.” Studied the role of COX-2 in both carpal tunnel syndrome and microvascular limb transplants using both PCR and immunoassay techniques.
  • Department of the History of Science, Harvard University
    Honors thesis. Advisors: Dr. Robert Goldwyn, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Nick King, Doctoral Candidate in the History of Science. “Saving Face: Plastic Surgery and Jewish Identity from 1880 to the Present.” Explored the history of labeling individuals based on physical characteristics and how plastic surgeons may have contributed to this phenomenon. Focused on the fledgling field of plastic surgery’s struggle for legitimacy and the parallel development of the fields of plastic surgery and psychiatry.

AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • Board of Directors (2014-2017)
  • Essentials of Leadership Graduate (2016)
  • Chair of the Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee (2014-2017)
  • Nominating Committee (2017)
  • Aesthetic Surgery Advisory Committee (2016)
  • Practice Management Committee (2016-2017)
  • Women Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee (2013-present)
  • Private Practice Task Force (2015)
  • Leadership Development Committee (2014-present)
  • Plastic Surgery Educational Network- Aesthetic Section Editor (2016-present)
  • Ethics Committee- Northeast Representative (2017-present)
  • Legislative Advocacy Committee (2015-present)
  • Plastic Surgery News Editorial Board (2013-2014)
  • Resident Representative to the Board (2009)

New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • Trustee
  • Past President (2017)
  • Board of Directors (2010-present)

 New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • Treasurer
  • Board of Directors (2016-present)

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 

Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Harvard College Committee on Admissions

American Osler Society

Independent Doctors of New York

 Sharsheret Medical Advisory Board (National non-for-profit organization supporting women and their families facing breast cancer)

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

  • Lenox Hill Hospital/Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital
  • St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital
  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Hospital
  • Harlem Hospital
  • Lawrence Hospital

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