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Unclean Wound? Bring Out The Maggots!

My new article for CNN.com: As a surgical resident, I spent several months working in the local wound clinic. One day, a 60-year-old old man named John arrived, several weeks after undergoing a cardiac bypass. The surgeon had harvested a large vein from his leg for the operation. I entered the exam room. John’s left […]



Plastic Surgeons: The Rock Stars Of Medicine?

I was asked by Medscape (WebMD’s sister site for doctors) to write an article about the career of plastic surgery.  How hard is it to become a plastic surgeon?  What does it take?  What types of people should consider plastic surgery as a career choice?  Exactly what do plastic surgeons do, anyways?  Well, here’s what […]



Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon And Fiance Found Dead

This is a strange story out of Utah.  A plastic surgeon, previously convicted of kidnapping his fiance, was recently released early from jail for good behavior.    Four days later, he and his fiance were found dead in his home in Orem.  It reads like a story straight from Dateline.  From the Salt Lake Tribune: Berg appeared […]


Gynecologists Alarmed By Female Genital Plastic Surgery

There is an interesting article on Yahoo News about the current trend in female genital plastic surgery.  From the article: Female genital cosmetic surgery is a small segment of the U.S. plastic surgery market, but it is growing, with thousands of women estimated to undergo such procedures every year. That growth comes despite a warning […]




Are Eggs The New Cigarettes?

I hope not!  This afternoon I did an interview on HLN’s Evening Express (fast becoming one of my favorite news programs) on a new study published in Atherosclerosis.  From CNN.com: A new study suggests eating egg yolks can accelerate heart disease almost as much as smoking. The study published online in the journal Atherosclerosis found […]


Plastic Surgery For Bullied Kids?

This is an interesting segment from Sanjay Gupta and CNN where he follows a young woman who has an otoplasty, rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation to help prevent her from being bullied. It’s a sad statement on society that children feel the need to have plastic surgery in order to prevent bullying. It’s the bullies that […]


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