Dr. Andres' Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine
East Lansing, MI
9/1998 – 5/2002

Harvard University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences/Medical School
Cambridge, MA

8/1994 –7/1998
Department of Neurobiology: Neuroscience/Biochemistry

Columbia University
New York, NY
8/1990 –5/1994
Pre-Medical/Biology major, Political Science concentration


BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Plastic Surgery


EXPERIENCE/TRAINING

Advanced Aesthetic Associates
Phoenix, AZ
7/2009-current
Associate at Advanced Aesthetic Associates/Advanced Plastic Reconstruction.
www.AAAplasticsurgery.com
breastreconstr.blogspot.com - Breast Cancer/Breast Reconstruction Blog

Advanced Aesthetic & Reconstructive/Microsurgery Fellow
Phoenix, AZ
7/2008 – 6/2009
Fellowship – Mayo Clinic-AZ. Focused on microsurgical (including perforator flaps) and various reconstructive techniques for oncologic tumor reconstruction of the breast, head & neck, and lower extremity. Also includes advanced training in complex hand, burn reconstruction, and aesthetic surgery.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Resident
Division of Plastic Surgery; Grand Rapids, MI
7/2002 – 6/2008
Chief Resident – Grand Rapids/Michigan State University Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2007-8. Designated PRS resident position @ Michigan State University/Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center five-year Combined Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program. Preliminary Surgery internship 2002-3. General Surgery/Plastic & Reconstructive residency 2003-8.

Clinical Instructor
Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
7/2006 – 6/2008
Clinical instructor for Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine. Instruct medical students rotating through Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Appointment offered by the faculty of the Medical College at the Grand Rapids campus.

Stryker International Fellow – Operation Smile
Norfolk, VA
6/2009
Earned inaugural fellowship as a plastic & reconstructive surgery fellow for international medical mission training with Operation Smile. Mission site - Hai Phong, Vietnam.

Regan Fellow – Operation Smile
Norfolk, VA
11/2007
Earned first fellowship as a plastic & reconstructive surgery resident to participate in the 25th anniversary of Operation Smile. Conducted research projects on outcomes of cleft lip & palate surgery, genetic sampling of cleft patients & families, and breast feeding in the cleft patient. Mission site - Managua, Nicaragua.

Med-1 Occupational Health Center
Grand Rapids, MI
7/2006 –6/2008
Physician provider for occupational health clinic.

Graduate Assistant
MSU-CHM; E. Lansing, MI
8/1998 – 8/2000
Conducted research in Geriatric Medicine/Family practice with Dr. Larry Lawhorne in various long-term care and end-of life directives through nursing home settings throughout Michigan. Student representative president with organization of the Geriatrics Student Group. Assisted in the establishment of an Ombudsman program between medical students and nursing home residents.

Anesthesiology Research Coordinator
Mount Sinai Medical Center; New York, NY
9/1996 – 8/1998
Staff research coordinator in the Department of Anesthesiology assisting Dr. Joel Kaplan and colleagues in various studies. Involved in the study design, patient enrollment, patient interaction, creating databases, and data analysis. Extensive studies in cardiac, obstetric/gynecology, pain, and general anesthesia.

Graduate Researcher
Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA
9/1994 – 7/1996
Graduate student researcher in the Department of Neurobiology assisting Dr. Huntington Potter in the research of the molecular and physiologic basis of neurodegenerative diseases, specifically Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Focused on the theory, still to be proven, that AD is a mosaic form of Down's Syndrome. Isolation of a new 170kd protein believed to be involved in short and long-term memory; isolation and study of hippocampal neurons of adult and neonatal calcineurin knock-out mice.

Anesthesiology Research Assistant
UCLA Medical Center; Los Angeles, CA
5/1993 – 9/1993
Research assistant in the Department of anesthesiology assisting Dr. Stanley Stead and colleagues in a trial investigating the use of sevoflurane, a new potent inhalation anesthetic, for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia in adult and pediatric patients.


PUBLICATIONS

Andres LA, Kreymerman PA, and Smith AA. – Burn reconstruction of the upper extremity and hand. Plasic & Reconstructive Surgery 2011;127(2):752-9.

Neaman KC, Andres LA, McClure AM, et al. A New Method for Estimation of Involved Body Surface Areas for Obese and Normal Weight Burn Patients. Journal of Burn Care & Research 2011;32(3):421-8.

Casey WC, Rebecca AM, Andres LA, et al. Safety and efficacy of combined perforator flap breast reconstruction and intraabdominal procedures. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2010;64(2):144-50.

Andres LA, Casey WJ, and Clarke HD. Techniques in Soft Tissue Coverage Around the Knee. Techniques in Knee Surgery 2009;8(2):119-25.

Casey WC, Rebecca AM, Andres LA, et al. Abstract Supplement - Safety and efficacy of combined perforator flap breast reconstruction and intraabdominal procedures. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2009;123(6S):143C.

Andres LA and Mishra M. Scrotal angiomyxoma in a male patient. Can J Plast Surg 2007;15(3):163-65.

Andres LA, Ford RD, Wilcox R. Necrotizing Colitis Caused by Systemic Aspergillosis in a Burn Patient. J Burn Care Res 2007;28(6):918-921

Hammond DC, Simon A, and Andres LA. Pyoderma gangrenosum following reduction mammaplasty. Can J Plast Surg 2006;14(1):37-40

Bennett-Guerrero E, Panah MH, Barclay GR, Bodian CA, Winfree WJ, Andres LA, Reich DL, and Mythen MG. Decreased endotoxin immunity is associated with greater mortality and/or prolonged hospitalization after surgery. Anesthesiology 2001;94(6):992-8

Beilin Y, Friedman F Jr., Andres LA, et al. The effect of the obstetrician group and epidural analgesia on the risk for cesarean delivery in nulliparous women. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2000;44(8):959-64

Bennett-Guerrero E, Barclay GR, Youssef ME, Hossain S, Vela-Cantos F, Andres LA, and Paxton IR. Exposure to Bacteroides fragilis endotoxin during cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg 2000;90:819-23

Beilin Y, Bodian CA, Mukherjee T, Andres LA, et al. The use of propofol, nitrous oxide, and isoflurane on pregnancy outcome following gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT): a multicenter trial. Anesthesiology 1999;90(1):36-41

Beilin Y, Zahn J, Bernstein HH, Zucker-Pinchoff B, Zenzen WJ, and Andres LA. Treatment of incomplete analgesia after placement of an epidural anesthetic for the woman in labor. Anesthesiology 1998;88(6):1502-6


CURRENT RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Andres LA, Rebecca AM. Elastic properties of Alloderm stretch.

Andres LA and Hammond DC. The latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap for breast reconstruction in the obese patient.

Andres LA, Bengtson BP, and Ringler SL. A Comparison of the Results Using Shaped/Anatomical Breast Implants Versus Round Implants in Primary Breast Augmentation – A Retrospective Review.

Andres LA and Ringler SL. A 17-year retrospective review of saline breast implants utilizing the transaxillary approach.

Rechner BP, Andres LA, Fisher D, and Forrest C. The role of perioperative CT scans in non-syndromic craniosynostosis patients.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2010 Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting – Stanford, CA 5/2010: "Total body surface area measurements in the morbidly obese patient: the Lund-Browder chart re-visited."

2009 American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Seattle, WA 10/09: "Total body surface area measurements in the morbidly obese patient: the Lund-Browder chart re-visited."

2009 World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery – Okinawa, Japan 6/09: "Safety and Efficacy of Combined Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction and Intraabdominal Procedures"

54th Annual Plastic Surgery Research Council – Pittsburgh, PA 5/09: "Safety and Efficacy of Combined Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction and Intraabdominal Procedures"

GRMERC Research Day – Grand Rapids, MI 5/09: "Total body surface area measurements in the morbidly obese patient: the Lund-Browder chart re-visited." * Award – 2nd Place Presentation

2008 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – San Diego, CA 5/08: "A 17-Year Retrospective Review Of The Results Of Shaped/Anatomical & Round Saline Breast Implants In Primary Augmentation Mammaplasty"

GRMERC Research Day – Grand Rapids, MI 4/08: Poster - "Pyoderma Gangrenosum Following Reduction Mammaplasty"

GRMERC Research Day – Grand Rapids, MI 4/08: "An Interesting Case of Periorbital Sebaceous Carcinoma"

GRMERC Research Day – Grand Rapids, MI 4/08: "A 17-Year Retrospective Review Of The Results Of Shaped/Anatomical & Round Saline Breast Implants In Primary Augmentation Mammaplasty" *Award – Best Presentation

GRMERC Research Day – Grand Rapids, MI 4/08: "A Retrospective Review Of The Results Of Saline Breast Implants In Primary Augmentation Mammaplasty Using The Transaxillary Approach"

22nd Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery – St. John, USVI 1/08: "An Interesting Case Of Sebaceous Carcinoma – Presentation & Discussion"

22nd Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery – St. John, USVI 1/08: "A 17-year Retrospective Review Comparing The Results Of Shaped/Anatomical and Round Saline Breast Implants in Primary Breast Augmentation"

GRMERC Research Day – Grand Rapids, MI 4/07: "Scrotal Angiomyxoma Diagnosed in a Man Presenting for Abdominal Lipectomy" *Award - Best Case Presentation

GRMERC Research Day – Grand Rapids, MI 4/07: "The Role of Perioperative CT Scans in Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis Patients"

John A. Boswick, MD International Burn Symposium - Maui, HI 2/07: "Necrotizing Colitis Caused by Systemic Aspergillosis in a Burn Patient"

Michigan Association of Plastic Surgeons - Mackinac Island, MI 8/06: "Pyoderma Gangrenosum - Reduction Mammaplasty"

1999 American Society of Anesthesiologists: The obstetrician group, not epidural analgesia, influences the cesarean section rate for the nulliparous woman in labor.

1997 American Association of Anesthesiologists and SAMBA: Intraoperative administration of low dose meperidine reduces shivering after general anesthesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic abdominal surgery.

1997 International Anesthesiology Research Society: Comparison of non-invasive blood pressure measurements in the upper and lower extremities during cesarean section.

1997 International Anesthesiology Research Society: Postoperative morbidity and prolonged hospital length of stay following cardiac vs. non-cardiac surgery.


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Breast Reconstrction – New Advances in Implant and Microsurgical Autologous Flap Reconstruction – The Wellness Community – Phoenix, AZ 11/09

New Microsurgical and Reconstructive Techniques for Cancer, Trauma, and Lymphedema – John C. Lincoln Health Network – Phoenix, AZ 2/10

After Breast Cancer – New treatments for Breast Cancer and Options for Breast Reconstruction – John C. Lincoln Health Network – Phoenix, AZ 3/10

New Advances and Innovations in Breast Reconstruction and DIEP flaps/Perforator Flap Free Tiisue Transfer Reconstructions – Bosom Buddies/Scottsdale Heath Care - Scottsdale, AZ 4/10

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery presentations/seminars on breast cancer/reconstruction, hand, microsurgery, and perforator flaps to physicians, staff, and community at: The Wellness Community, Bosom Buddies, RING Association 2009-10.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery Grand Rounds – Mayo Clinic-Arizona 5/09: "Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation – BOTOX®, Fillers, Injectables, Lasers, and Skin Care"

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery Grand Rounds – Mayo Clinic-Arizona 1/09: "Oncologic Reconstruction of Complex Head & Neck, Breast/Chest, Abdominal, and Lower Extremity Defects"

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery Grand Rounds – Mayo Clinic-Arizona 11/08: "Periorbital and Nasal Reconstruction of Complex Mohs Defects"

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery Grand Rounds – Mayo Clinic-Arizona 10/08: "Facial Disorders – Evaluation & Treatment"

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery Grand Rounds - Grand Rapids, MI 2007-8: Organized/administrative chief resident for all Grand Rounds including Morbidity & Mortality, Interesting Cases, Preoperative Chief Conferences, and Journal Clubs for the 2007-8 year

Hand Surgery Grand Rounds - Grand Rapids, MI 2/08: "Brachial Plexus Injury – Diagnosis & Treatment"

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds - Grand Rapids, MI 3/07: "Facial Nerve Paralysis"

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds - Grand Rapids, MI 12/07: "International Medical Mission Experience"

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds - Grand Rapids, MI 11/06: "Lip, Cheek, and Scalp Reconstruction"

Hand Surgery Grand Rounds - Grand Rapids, MI 9/06: "Trapezio-Metacarpal Arthritis & Management"

Hand Surgery Grand Rounds - Grand Rapids, MI 8/06: "Flexor Tendon Injuries & Management"

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds - Grand Rapids, MI 5/06: "Ear Reconstruction"

Anatomy: Cadaveric dissection performed weekly and presented to residents and attendings of Plastic Surgery Division spanning a three-month period from Jan-Mar 2008


EXAMINATIONS

  • USMLE STEP I: Passed (6/00)
  • USMLE STEP II: Passed (8/01)
  • USMLE STEP III: Passed (7/03)
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery In-Training Exam: 2006-8
  • American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam: 2003-2006
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. Written & Oral Examinations: Passed

LICENSES/PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • State of Arizona - #40126
  • State of Michigan - #4301080203
  • Diplomate - The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Arizona Medical Society
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Society
  • Harvard Alumni Society
  • Columbia Alumni Representative Committee

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Adjunct Faculty – Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program
  • Fellow/Instructor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Mayo Clinic
  • Instructor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Michigan State University
  • Physician/Surgeon – Sunkist Kids Wrestling; Phoenix, AZ

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Co-instructor – Microsurgery training course for general surgery and urology residents – Mayo Clinic-AZ
  • Advanced Microsurgery Course/Training – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 8/08
  • Basic Maxillofacial Principles & Techniques Course - Chicago, IL 8/06
  • Microsurgery Course - Cleveland, OH 7/06
  • Fundamental Critical Care Society Medicine Course 7/02
  • ACLS

HONORS

  • Earned fellowships (Operation Smile and Stryker) for international medical training in pediatric/craniofacial plastic surgery
  • Chief Resident - MSU/Grand Rapids Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency; 2007-8
  • Awarded Best Case Presentation Michigan - GRAMERC Day; 2006
  • Voted Surgical Physician of the Quarter – Surgical Intensive Care Unit; 2004
  • Wright Family Endowed scholarship recipient – MSU-CHM; 2000
  • Paul T. Werner, MD Family Endowed Scholarship recipient – MSU-CHM; 2000
  • Attained numerous letters of academic commendation during medical school
  • Shelton Lectures in Molecular Medicine – Harvard Medical School; 1996
  • Jonathan P. Gross Memorial Award – Columbia University; 1994
  • All-American – wrestling

ACTIVITIES

  • International plastic surgery medical missions – Operation Smile
  • MSU-CHM Admissions Committee representative and Orientation Committee member
  • Medical student coordinator and president of Geriatrics Student Group
  • Alternative Spring Break medical student – Boston Living Center
  • Student volunteer – Friendship Clinic, Serving the People Day, and scribe service
  • Graduate Assistant at Harvard University/Medical School in neurobiology, genetics, and biochemistry
  • Tutor for underprivileged children
  • Focused interest in geriatric medicine with extensive volunteer work in nursing homes, senior centers, and hospice

HOBBIES

  • Olympic level Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling – competed @ 1992 & 1996 Olympic Trials
  • Intramural/recreational sports – golf, soccer, baseball, and scuba diving
  • New York marathon (1991 and 1994), Boston marathon (1995), Phoenix marathon (2009)
  • Travel
  • Arts & theater
  • Musical instruments: concert piano and trumpet
  • Languages: Spanish, Filipino (Ilocano), and Latin

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