Curriculum Vitae for Michael Beckenstein, MD

EDUCATION

EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL
Norfolk, Virginia
6/83 – 5/87
Doctor of Medicine

UNION COLLEGE
Schenectady, New York
9/78 – 6/82
Bachelor of Science (Biology)

LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL
Lawrence, New York
8/75 – 6/78

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

FELLOWSHIP
AESTHETIC SURGERY/BREAST RECONSTRUCTION

Birmingham, Alabama
James C. Grotting, MD
9/97- 9/98

FELLOWSHIP
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION/AESTHETIC SURGERY

Georgetown University Medical Center
Dept. of Plastic Surgery
Scott Spear, MD – Chairman
7/95 – 12/95

FELLOWSHIP
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION

Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PA
Atlanta, Georgia
Carl Hartrampf, Jr., MD
1/95 – 6/95

FELLOWSHIP
PLASTIC SURGERY RESEARCH

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Dept. of Plastic Surgery
Brian Windle, MD – Chairman
7/94 – 12/94

RESIDENCY
PLASTIC SURGERY

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Dept. of Plastic Surgery
Brian Windle, MD – Chairman
7/92 – 6/94

RESIDENCY
GENERAL SURGERY

St. Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, New Jersey
Dept. of Surgery
F.C. Nance, MD – Program Director
7/88 – 6/92

INTERNSHIP
GENERAL SURGERY

St. Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, New Jersey
Dept. of Surgery
F.C. Nance, MD – Program Director
7/87 – 6/88

LICENSE/BOARDS

  • ABMS MOC Re-Certification in Plastic Surgery (2010)
  • Diplomate of American Board of Plastic Surgery (2001)
  • Diplomate of American Board of Surgery (1993)
  • Alabama State Medical Board (1997)
  • Indiana State Medical Board (1996)
  • Georgia State Medical Board (1994)
  • District of Columbia Medical Board (1994)
  • Ohio State Medical Board (1992)
  • New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (1988)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners (1987)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Microsurgery (Tulane University 1994)
  • AO Rigid Fixation (University of Pittsburgh 1993)
  • Laser Surgery (SBMC 1992)
  • CO2 Laser Certification (Bethesda,MD; Georgetown University(1996)
  • Ultrasound Assisted Lipectomy (Birmingham, AL 1999)
  • Gentlelase Certification (Candela 1998)
  • Scleropulse Certification (Candela 1998)
  • Alexandrite Certification (Candela 1998)
  • Scalp Hair Follicle Simulation Tattoo (Andrea Darby) 2015

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • B-Metro Best Plastic Surgeons 2012-2017
  • Vitals Top Plastic Surgeon 2012-2015
  • America’s Top Surgeons 2004, 2005, 2009 Consumer Research Council
  • Leading Providers Plastic Surgeons of the United States, Goldline Research 2009
  • Patient Choice 2009 Castle Connolly
  • Best of Birmingham Magazine Plastic Surgeon 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018
  • BMW Ultimate Drive Local Hero Award 2008
  • American Cancer Society Life Saver Inspiration Award 2006
  • Excellent Clinical Presentation: Resident’s Competition – OVPRS 5/94
  • Achievement Award for Academic Excellence in Surgery(Opsite) – SBMC 6/92
  • Herbert Schulte Award for Excellence in Surgery – SBMC 6/91
  • Physicians Choice Award – AMA 3/90 & 4/93
  • Who’s Who in Upcoming Professionals – 4/90
  • Sandoz Pharmacology Award – EVMS 5/87
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – EVMS 5/87 (Charter Member)

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Current Concepts in Breast Reconstruction”, Invited speaker, Busom Buddies Birmingham Chapter. Birmingham, AL. September, 2000.
  • “Breast Reconstruction Options” , Invited panelist. Breast Cancer Awareness Month Symposium. Metrowest Medical Center. Birmingham, AL. October, 2000.
  • “Monitoring Free Flaps Post-operatively”, Beckenstein, M.S. Greater Birmingham PACU Nurses Association, Birmingham, AL June 1999. (invited speaker)
  • “A Ten Year Experience With the Free TRAM Flap”, Grotting, J.C., Beckenstein, M.S. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Colorado Springs, CO. May, 1999. (JCG). Annual Breast Symposium, Atlanta, GA, Jan, 1999. (JCG). Breast Surgery Symposium, Santa Fe, NM, Aug, 1998 (JCG).
  • “Major Complications After TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction”, Core, G.B., Beckenstein, M.S., et al. American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, 1998 (GBC).
  • “Safety Guidelines for Lidocaine and Epinephrine in Body Contouring Procedures”, Beckenstein, M.S., Alabama Interdisciplinary Plastic Surgery Symposium, Birmingham, AL, April, 1998.
  • “Update on Trilucent Breast Implants”, Beckenstein, M.S., Alabama Interdisciplinary Plastic Surgery Symposium, Birmingham, AL, April, 1998.
  • “Current concepts and treatment of Gynecomastia”, Beckenstein, M.S., Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1996.
  • “Techniques of Nipple Reconstruction”, Beckenstein, M.S., Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1996.
  • “Successful Transplantation of Abdominal Wall Fat Between Identical Twins”, Beckenstein, M.S., Hartrampf, C.R., Beegle, P.H., Elliott, L.F., Bennett, G.K., Montreal, Canada, 1995.
  • “Anatomical parameters for Nipple Position and Areolar Diameter in Males”, Beckenstein, M., Windle, B., Stroup, R.; Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Cleveland, OH, 1995.
  • “A New Technique for Breast Reduction”, Windle, B., Beckenstein, M.; OVSPRS, Cleveland, OH, 1995.
  • “The Evolution of Nipple Reconstruction Without Skin Grafting”, Beckenstein, M., Hartrampf, C.; Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Ponte Vedre, FL, 1995.
  • “Postrhydidectomy Hematomas and Relative Hypertension”, Beckenstein, M., Guyuron, B. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic & Reconstruction ,OVPRS, Indianapolis, IN, 1994.
  • “Extensive Full Thickness Urethral Defects: Muscle Flap Aids in Urethral Regeneration”, Ohio Valley Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, Indianapolis, IN, 1994.
  • “Extensive Full Thickness Urethral Defects: Muscle Flap Aids in Urethral Regeneration”, Senior Residents Conference, Poster, ASPRS; Boston, MA, 1994.
  • “The Benefits of Exercise on Stress Tolerance in Firefighters”, Beckenstein, M., Doline, R., Community Health Symposium, Norfolk, VA, 1986.
  • “The Effects of Legislation on Genetic Research”, Beckenstein, M., Pavecic, J., 1980 Bioethics Conference, Boston, MA, 1981.
  • “Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature”, Beckenstein, M., Forman, M.; Senior Residents Day, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J., 1991.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Beckenstein, M.S., Kuniaki, T., et al., The Effect of Scarguard on Collagenase levels using a full thickness Epidermal Model. Aesthet Surg J. 6:542, 2004.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Grotting, J.C. Are third party payers pushing autogenous tissue breast reconstruction towards extinction? ( Invited Letter). Breast J. 4:471, 1998.
  • Spear, S.L., Beckenstein, M.S. The nipple guard: A new method to protect reconstructed nipples. Plast Reconstr Surg. 100:1509, 1997.
  • DeLuca, L., Beckenstein, M.S., Guyuron, B. Yucatan pig: An optimal hairless model for a true random cutaneous flap. Aesth Plast Surg. 21:205, 1997.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Beegle, P.H., Hartrampf, C.R. Thermal injury to TRAM flaps: A report of five cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 99:1606, 1997.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Windle, B.H., Stroup, R.T. Nipple position and areolar diameter in males. Ann Plast Surg. 36:33, 1996
  • Spear, S.L., Beckenstein, M.S. Mammography before abdominoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 97:131, 1996.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Smith, A.A., Dinchman, K., et al. Muscle flap reconstruction aids in urethral regeneration. Ann Plast Surg. 36:641, 1996.
  • Windle, B.H., Stroup, R.T., Beckenstein, M.S. The inferiorly based rectus abdominis island flap for the treatment of complex hip wounds. Plast Reconstr. Surg. 98:99, 1996
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Windle, B.H. Basal cell carcinoma in the groin of a black patient with femoral vessel invasion and a second primary malignancy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 98:846, 1996.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Windle, B.H. A new vessel occluder for microvascular anastamoses. J Reconstr Microsurg. 12:55, 1996.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Windle, B.H. A new suction device for microsurgery. J Reconstr Microsurg. 12:127, 1996.
  • Hartrampf, C.R., Beckenstein, M.S. The use of the TRAM flap after abdominoplasty (Discussion). Sozer, S., Cronin, H., et al. Ann Plast Surg. 35:411, 1995.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Windle, B.H. Basal cell carcinoma in blacks: The need to keep it in the differential diagnosis. Ann Plast Surg. 35:546, 1995.
  • Grotting, J.C., Beckenstein, M.S. Ultrasonic assisted lipectomy using the solid probe. Invited paper. Plast Reconstr Surg. 105:1917 , 2000
  • Grotting, J.C., Beckenstein, M.S. Ultrasonic assisted lipectomy: The solid probe technique. Clin Plast Surg. (1999).
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Steenerson, R.L., Elliott, L.F., et al. “Use of a superficial temporal fascia flap for coverage of an exposed cochlear implant”. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 120:940, 1999.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Grotting, J.C. Cervicofacial rejuvenation utilizing ultrasound assisted lipectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg, March, 2001.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Grotting, J.C. Breast reconstruction with free tissue transfer. Breast Journal. Accepted for publication.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Grotting, J.C. Breast reconstruction with free tissue transfer. CME article: Plast Reconstr Surg. Accepted for publication.

TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS

  • Beckenstein, M.S., Ch. 67, NIPPLE RECONSTRUCTION. In Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery, sixth ed., Lippincott and Williams, 2007.
  • Spear, S.L., Beckenstein, M.S. BREAST RECONSTRUCTION USING TISSUE EXPANDERS AND IMPLANTS. Ch. 55 In Operative plastic surgery. Evans (Ed). McGraw Hill, NY, 1999.
  • Beckenstein, M.S., Core, G.C. ULRASONIC ASSISTED LIPECTOMY WITH THE SOLID PROBE. In Ultrasonic assisted lipoplasty. Zocchi, Core, 1999.
  • Grotting, J.C., Beckenstein, M.S. PERIAREOLAR APPROCH USING THE FREE TRAM. In Periareolar breast surgery. Goes and Grotting. Spranger, Phila, 1999.
  • Beckenstein, M.S. BREAST ANATOMY RELATING TO PERIAREOLAR SURGERY.Goes and Grotting. Spranger, Phila, 1999.
  • Spear, S.L., Beckenstein, M.S. MASTOPEXY: THE UNFAVORABLE RESULT IN PLASTIC SURGERY; AVOIDANCE AND TREATMENT. 3d ed. Goldwyn and Cohen. Lippincott-Raven, Phila, 1999.
  • Spear, S.L., Beckenstein, M.S. Ch. 29, SECONDARY PROSTHETIC CASES. In Surgery of the breast: Principles and art. Spear, Lippincott-Raven, Phila, 1998
  • Spear, S.L., Beckenstein, M.S., Ch. 31 RECREATING THE INFRAMAMARY FOLD: THE INTERNAL APPROACH. In Surgery of the breast: Principles and art. Spear, Lippincott-Raven, Phila, 1998.
  • Spear, S.L., Beckenstein, M.S. Ch..41 TRAM FLAPS WITH IMPLANTS. In Surgery of the breast: Principles and art. Spear, Lippincott-Raven, Phila, 1998.
  • Spear, S.L., Beckenstein, M.S. Ch. 65 THE INFRAMAMMARY APPROACH TO AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY. In Surgery of the breast: Principles and art. Spear, Lippincott-Raven, Phila, 1998
  • Spear, S.L., Beckenstein, M.S. Ch. 66 THE PERIAREOLAR APPROACH TO AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY. In Surgery of the breast: Principles and art. Spear, Lippincott-Raven, Phila, 1998.
  • Spear, S.L., Beckenstein, M.S. Ch.68 AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY: DIMENSIONAL CONCEPTS. In Surgery of the breast: Principles and art. Spear, Lippincott-Raven, Phila, 1998.

PAPERS

  • “The Effect of Bromelain on Postoperative Bruising: A Clinical Study”. Beckenstein, M.S., Grotting, J.C. (work in progress)
  • “Does Ultrasonic Energy Effect the Bone/Cement and Cement/Joint Interface?” Beckenstein, M.S., Grotting, J.C., Lemmons, J. (work in progress)
  • “Metastatic Breast Carcinoma Found in the Medial Thigh Skin After Scar Revision: A Case for Systemic Disease?” Beckenstein, M.S., Grotting, J.C., et. al. (work in progress)
  • “The Free TRAM Flap: A Ten Year Experience”. Grotting, J.C., Beckenstein, M.S. (work in progress)
  • “Major Complications Following TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction”. Core, G.C., Beckenstein, M.S., et. al. (work in progress)
  • “Complications Resulting in Hospitalization Following Outpatient Aesthetic Procedures”. Beckenstein, M.S., Grotting, J.C. (work in progress)
  • “Experience With the Ruben’s Flap, A Peri-Iliac Fat Flap for Breast Reconstruction”. Beckenstein, M., Hartrampf, C., Elliott, L.F., Beegle, P., Bennett, G.K.
  • “The Evolution of Nipple Reconstruction Without Skin Grafts”. Hartrampf, C., Beckenstein, M.
  • “Successful Transplantation of Abdominal Wall Fat Between Identical Twins for Breast Reconstruction”. Hartrampf, C., Beckenstein, M., Elliot, L.F., Beegle, P., Bennett, G.K.
  • “Mohs’ Surgery: A Strategy for the Treatment of Aggressive Basal Cell Carcinoma”. Beckenstein, M., Lam, G., Windle, B.H.
  • “Incisions for the Skin Sparing Mastectomy”. Windle, B.H., Beckenstein, M.
  • “A New Technique for Reduction Mammaplasty”. Windle, B.H., Beckenstein, M.
  • “The Nasal Quilting Suture: A Method in the Correction of the Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity”. Windle, B.H., Beckenstein, M.
  • “The Use of a Porous Polyethylene Implant for the Reconstruction of a Traumatic Ear Deformity- A Case Report”. Beckenstein, M., Windle, B.H.
  • “Postrhydidectomy Hematomas and Relative Hypertension”. Beckenstein, M., Guyuron, B., 1994 (Submitted for Publication)
  • “The Effects of Sequence of Chemical Peels on Flaps”. DeLuca, L.M., Beckenstein, M., Guyuron, B.H.
  • “The Effect of Shape on Flap Survival”, DeLuca, L.M., Beckenstein, M., Guyuron, B.H.
  • “The Diagnosis of Ruptured Breast Implants”, Beckenstein, M., Windle, B.H., Anderson, J.M.
  • “Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, A case report and review of the Literature”, Beckenstein, M., Forman, M., 1990.
  • “Enteric Bacterial Translocation Associated with Several Models of Sepsis”, McCullough, J., Rush, B., Beckenstein, M., Machiedo, G., 1991 (Submitted to Journal of American Research)

PATENTS

  • #5569237 Breast Marking Device
  • Pending, Extender for Sponge Tip Applicator
  • Pending, Overhead Surgical Video System
  • Pending, Laser Pointer/Slide Remote Control

COMMITTEES

  • Medical Advisory Board; Y-Me Organization
  • Scientific Committee: XII Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, San Francisco, CA,1999.

COURSES AND SEMINARS

  • Breast Reconstruction Symposium, Atlanta, GA, 1999 ,2000. Editing and video presentations.
  • Breast Reconstruction Symposium, Atlanta GA, 1995. Participated in live surgery.
  • Alabama Interdisciplinary Plastic Surgery Symposium, Birmingham, AL., 1998, invited faculty.

RESEARCH

  • Research Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, Ohio from 7/94 – 12/94
  • Participated in the Hemorrhagic Shock studies conducted by
    Dr. Benjamin Rush at the University of Medicine and Dentistry
    of New Jersey, from 3/90 – 6/90.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) 2015
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) 2013
  • International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgeons 2017
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) 2011
  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2001)
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgery (2001)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (2004)
  • Fellow, International College of Surgeons (1994)
  • Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2007)
  • Member, Alabama Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Member, Jefferson County Medical Society
  • Member, Medical Society of the State of Alabama
  • Dolphin Research Center
  • Y-Me Organization (1996)
  • International Society of Ultrasonic Surgery (1999)
  • Susan Komen Foundation (2000)

DIVERSIONS

  • Weightlifting
  • Baseball
  • SCUBA Diving (NAUI Cert.)
  • Pastel Artwork
  • Civil War History
  • Gourmet Cooking
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