Curriculum Vitae – Rouzbeh K. Kordestani, M.D., M.P.H.

 

EDUCATION

1994                           M.D. Degree, Tulane University, School of Medicine

1992                           M.P.H. Degree, Tulane University, School of Public Health

1988                           B.A. in Genetics, University of California, at Berkeley

1984                           Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, California)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

7/2002-6/2004                Plastic Surgery Residency:       Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, under the guidance of Drs. Norman  Levine and Jayash Panchal, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; included Cosmetic/Aesthetic Rotation, under the guidance of Drs. Shulman, Aston, and Baker, Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Ear, Eye and Throat Hospital, New York, NY

7/1999-6/2002                 Residency:       Resident III-V, in General Surgery, University of California at San Francisco-East Bay, under the guidance of Dr. Claude Organ, Oakland, CA

7/1997-6/1998             Residency:       Resident III, in General Surgery University of Texas, Houston, TX

7/1996-6/1997             Residency:       Resident II, in General Surgery Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, CA

6/1995-6/1996             Internship:       Intern in General Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, under the guidance of Dr. Carmak Holmes, Los Angeles, CA

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1998-1999                   Research fellow, Laboratory for Regenerative Bioengineering and Tissue Repair, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

1994-1995                   Cerebrovascular Research Fellow, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Fall 1993                     Research Intern, Department of Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Research Assistant, Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

1991 Summer                 Clinical Intern, Anthropometry Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

PLASTIC SURGERY BOARD APPOINTMENTS

2016 Oct—Pres          Member, Trends Committee, ASPS

2015 Oct—Pres          Member, Health Policy Sub-Committee, ASPS

2015 Oct—Pres          Member, Plastic Surgery Education News (PSEN) Committee, ASPS

OTHER HOSPITAL COMMITTEE / BOARD APPOINTMENTS

2017                            President, Randall-Potter County Medical Society, TMA

2016                            President-Elect, Randall-Potter County Medical Society, TMA2015

2015                            Treasurer, Randall-Potter County Medical Society, North Texas

2009—2017                Member, Board of Censors, Randall-Potter County Medical Society, Amarillo, Texas

2009—2017                Delegate Member, Texas Medical Association, Panhandle

2007 March—2017     Member, Board of Directors, Randall-Potter County Medical Society, North Texas, Amarillo, Texas

2007 Jan—2017        Member-at-Large, Medical Executive Committee, Vibra Long Term Acute Facility, Amarillo, TX

2011 Jan—Dec14       Member, Peer Review Committee, North West Texas Health Medical System, Amarillo, Texas

2004 Nov—Dec12     Member, Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Committee, Harrington Cancer Center, Amarillo, Texas

2011 Jan—Dec 12      Chief, Department of Surgery, North West Texas Health Medical System, Amarillo, Texas

2011 Jan—Dec 12      Member, Credentialing Committee, North West Texas Health Medical System, Amarillo, Texas

2008 Jan—Dec 12     Member, Medical Executive Committee, North West Texas Health Medical System, Amarillo, Texas

2007 Jan—Apr 2012 Director, Section of Plastic Surgery, Northwest Texas Health Center Wound Care Centers, Amarillo, Texas

2009–2010                Vice-Chief, Department of Surgery, North West Texas Health Medical System, Amarillo, Texas

2008–2010                Chairman, Bylaws Committee, North West Texas Health Medical System, Amarillo, Texas

2004                             Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, OUHSC

2003-2004                  Chairperson, Resident Orientation Committee, University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Sept 2016—Apr2017  Associate Professor (Non-tenure), Department of Surgery, Texas Tech School of Medicine, Amarillo Campus, TX

2013—May 2015        Assistant Professor (Non-tenure), Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Amarillo Campus, TX

2005–2012                 Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University School of Medicine and Medical Center, Amarillo, TX

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

Jan 2018—Pres            Oklahoma SurgiCare Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK

April 2007-2017          Quail Creek Hospital, Amarillo, TX

2004-2017                   Triumph Hospital, Amarillo, TX

2004-2017                  Plum Creek Long term Care Facility, Amarillo, TX

2004-2017                  Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Amarillo, TX

2004-2017                  Northwest Surgi-Center on Soncy, Amarillo, TX

2004-2017                  Baptist Hospital and Medical Center, Amarillo, TX

2004-2017                  Panhandle SurgiCenter, Amarillo, TX

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018                            Recipient, Golden Cane Award, Texas Medical Society, North

2017                            Member, Board of Governors, Tulane School of Medicine

2015                            Patient’s Choice Award, 2015, www.vitals.com

2015                            Compassionate Doctor Award, 2015, www.vitals.com

2013                            Patient’s Choice Award, 2013, www.vitals.com

2013                            Compassionate Doctor Award, 2013, www.vitals.com

2012                            Compassionate Doctor Award, 2012, www.vitals.com

2011                            Compassionate Doctor Award, 2011, www.vitals.com

2011                            Member, Texas Medical Association Leadership College (TMALC), Class of 2012

2011                            Chief, Department of Surgery, Northwest Texas Health Medical System, Amarillo, Texas

2011                            Compassionate Doctor Award, 2011, www.vitals.com

2010                            Vice-Chief, Department of Surgery, Northwest Texas Health Medical System, Amarillo, Texas

2008                            Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech School of Medicine, Amarillo, Texas

2007                            Distinguished Physician of the Year 2007, by Muscular Dystrophy Association, Panhandle Section, Amarillo, Texas

2006                            Amarillo Physician of the Year 2006, elected by the Northwest Texas Hospital System

2006                            Republican of the Year-Texas, selected by the Republican National Committee

2006                            Honorary Chairman, Business Advisory Council

2003                            Runner-up, Resident Paper Competition, Annual Resident Research Day, University of Oklahoma, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1997                            Runner-up, Resident Paper Competition, Southwest Section, American College of Surgery, Los Angeles

1994                            Runner-up, Resident Paper Competition, Neurotrauma Society Annual Meeting, Miami

1994                            Merck Sharp Dhome Student Achievement Award Recipient

1994                            John Riley Medical Student Merit Scholarship Recipient

1994                            Burkin Rhodes Scholarship Recipient

1994                            Joseph C. Menendez Medical Student Merit Scholarship Recipient

1994                            Dean’s Leadership Award Recipient

1992                            Jack Aron Combined Degree Scholarship Recipient

1991, 1993                  Medical Student Research Grant Recipient

1990                            Forgetstone Medical Student Scholarship Recipient

1984                            Regents Scholarship, University of California, (declined)

1983, 1984                  National Merit Scholar

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Member, American Medical Association

Member, Texas Medical Association, Leadership College

Member, Texas Medical Association (Randall/Potter County/LoneStar)

Member, The Charter Hill Society, University of California System

Member, Leadership Council, Southern Poverty Leadership Council

Member, National Auto Sports Association

Member, Porsche Club of America, Maverick Region, Texas

Member, Krewe of Endymion, Mardi Gras Society, New Orleans, LA

Business Member, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Amarillo, Texas

Board Member/Charter Member, 100 Club, Amarillo/Panhandle, Texas,

Member, Better Business Bureau, Amarillo/Panhandle, Texas

Member, Chamber of Commerce, Amarillo, Texas

Member, Potter-Randall County Medical Society

Resident Member, Tissue Engineering Society

Charter Member, Claude H. Organ, Jr, Surgery Society

Candidate Member, American College of Surgery

Member (Inactive), American Civil Liberties Union

Member (Inactive), The Guggenheim Society

Junior Charter Member (Inactive), Kurdish National Congress

Junior Charter Member (Inactive), Kurdish Relief Fund

Senior Associate Member, 91-92, The Owl Club, Tulane University School of Medicine

Associate Member, Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, 93-94, Tulane University School of Medicine,

Senior Associate Member, Tulane Asian Medical Association, 1990-1994

Senior Associate Member, 1990-94, American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Director, Mu Epsilon Delta (MED), 1987-88, University of California, at Berkeley

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

Nevada State Medical License

Texas State Medical License

Oklahoma State Medical License

Oklahoma State Board of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, Available on request

California State Medical License

Certification, Drug Enforcement Agency, Available on request

Certification, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Synthes Corporation, Dallas, TX

Certification, Memory Gel Implant/Device, Mentor Corporation, Amarillo, TX

Certification, Candella Laser/YAG, Amarillo, TX

Certification, Fraxel/Reliant Corporation, Amarillo, TX

Certification, Contour Thread/Thread Lifts Physician Training Course, Dallas, TX

Certification, Vela Smooth/Syneron Physician Training Course, Dallas, TX

Certification, Ascencion Arthroplasty Physician Training Course, Miami, FL

Certification, Operative Treatments of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma, AO/Synthes, Dallas, TX

Certification, Wound Management Therapies, Physician Training Course, Johnson and Johnson/Ethicon, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Certification, Abdominal Ultrasound Course, American College of Surgery, San Francisco, CA

Certification, Thoracoscopic Surgery, Veteran’s Administration, West Los Angeles

Certification, Midas Rex Surgical Tools

Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Certification, Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

JOURNAL BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Oct 2015—Pres           Member and Contributor, Plastic Surgery Education News (PSEN), ASPS/PSEN Committee

May 2006—Pres        Clinical Reviewer/Editor, Section of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, The Panhandle Health Journal, Potter-Randall County Medical Society, Amarillo, TX

Jan 2006—Pres          Assistant Editor, The Panhandle Health Journal, Potter-Randall County Medical Society, Amarillo, TX

2014-2015                   Editor, The Panhandle Health Journal, Potter-Randall County Medical Society, Amarillo, TX

Jan2010—Dec 2012   Co-Editor, The Panhandle Health Journal, Potter-Randall County Medical Society, Amarillo, TX

Oct 2008—Dec 2010  Editor, The Panhandle Health Journal, Potter-Randall County Medical Society, Amarillo, TX

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  1. Kordestani, RK, “Marijuana, 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, and synthetic derivatives and their effects on (plastic) surgery and post-operative healing,” PSEN Network/Community, Dec 2017.
  2. Kordestani, RK, “The President’s Message: In Closing…,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 28 (1), Winter 2017.
  3. Kordestani, RK, “The American Red Cross: Its Foundation and Its History,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 27 (4), Fall 2017.
  4. Kordestani, RK, “The President’s Message: Notes from the Sidelines,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 27 (4), Fall 2017.
  5. Kordestani, RK, “The International Red Cross: Its Beginnings and Where It Is Today,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 27 (3), Summer 2017.
  6. Kordestani, RK, “The President’s Message: Medicine: Business vs. Art,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 27 (3), Summer 2017.
  7. Kordestani, RK, “The Forefathers (and Mothers) of Neonatal Care,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 27 (2), Spring 2017.
  8. Kordestani, RK, “President’s Message: Changes to the ACA,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 27 (2), Spring 2017.
  9. Kordestani, RK, “Profile in History: David Coston Sabiston, M.D., A Surgical Pioneer,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 27 (1), Winter 2016.
  10. Kordestani, RK, “Literature Review: A Discussion of New Surgical Options for Patients with Skin Excess Following Massive Weight Loss: A Review of Recent Literature,” Plastic Surgery Educational News (PSEN), March 2016.
  11. Kordestani, RK, “Case Report: The Use of a Vertical Incision as an Adjunct to the Classic Circumferential Contouring Incision: A Powerful Added Tool,” PSEN, March 2016.
  12. Kordestani, RK, “The Essential Vital-Amines: Stories of the Discovery of Vitamins,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 26 (2), Spring 2016.
  13. Kordestani, RK, “To Do Good in Other Parts of the World: A Mission Trip to Dominican Republic,” Amarillo Style Magazine, Jan 2016.
  14. Kordestani, RK, “William Halsted: A Study in Addiction,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 26 (1), Winter 2015.
  15. Kordestani, RK, “Editors Message: The 25th Year,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 25 (4), Fall 2015.
  16. Kordestani, RK, “Editors Message: Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 25 (3), Summer 2015.
  17. Kordestani, RK, “Editors Message: As I Lay Aging,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 25 (2), Spring 2015.
  18. Kordestani, RK, “Medicare and its History: A Study of a Worthwhile Idea,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 25 (2), Spring 2015.
  19. Kordestani, RK, “Mercy Ships: An Interview with J. Brian Sims, MD,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 25 (4), Fall 2015, 31-35.
  20. Kordestani, RK, Zuseman, J, “Affordable Care Act: Dr. Steve Brotherton Interview,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 24 (2), Spring 2014.
  21. Kordestani, RK, Tullar, B, “Affordable Care Act: Mr. Mark Crawford Interview,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 24 (2), Spring 2014.
  22. Kordestani, RK, “Profiles in Medicine, A Living Legend: Lazar Greenfield,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 24 (1), Winter 2013.
  23. Kordestani, RK, “Profiles in Medicine, Bid Ode to the Pickwickians: A Telling Story of Charles Dickens,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 23 (1), Winter 2012.
  24. Kordestani, RK, “Medicare and its history: a study of a worthwhile idea,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Summer 2012.
  25. Kordestani, RK, “Case corner: A case report and discussion,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 22 (3), Summer 2012.
  26. Kordestani, RK, “Checklists and their impact in modern medicine,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 22 (3), Summer 2012.
  27. Kordestani, RK, “The (Mind) State of (Critical) Health Care,” Amarillo Style Magazine, May 2012.
  28. Kordestani, RK, “Persistent Chest Wall Pain,” Amarillo Style Magazine, February 2012.
  29. Kordestani, RK, “My Kenya Experience,” Amarillo Style Magazine, November 2011.
  30. Kordestani, RK, “History of Medicine: Dr. Fleming and the Advent of Penicillin,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 22 (1), Fall 2011.
  31. Kordestani, RK, “Strattice and Acellular Dermal Matrices: The new paradigm for breast revision surgery,” Amarillo Style Magazine, May 2011.
  32. Kordestani, RK, “Editor’s Message,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 21 (3), Summer 2011.
  33. Kordestani, RK, “The History of Medicine: Harvey Cushing: The Father of American Neurosurgery,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 21 (3), Summer 2011.
  34. Kordestani, RK, “One thousand and one uses for fat…,” Amarillo Style Magazine, March 2011.
  35. Kordestani, RK, “Cosmetic Surgery in the Male Population,” Amarillo Style Magazine, January 2010.
  36. Kordestani, RK, “Editor’s Message,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 21 (1), Winter 2010.
  37. Kordestani, RK, “The History of Medicine: William Stewart Halsted: A Look At A Surgical Pioneer,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 21 (1), Winter 2010.
  38. Kordestani, RK, “Pink…Pink…Pink…” Amarillo Style Magazine, November 2010.
  39. Kordestani, RK, “The Switch Out Phenomenon in Breast Augmentation” Amarillo Style Magazine, September 2010.
  40. Kordestani, RK, “Sun Damage, Hyperpigmentation and all the fun things to look forward to in the summer.” Amarillo Style Magazine, July 2010.
  41. Kordestani, RK, “Editor’s Message,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 20 (3), Summer 2010.
  42. Kordestani, RK, “Use of Antibiotics Prophylaxis in Surgical Intervention: Guidelines and Recommendations.” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 20 (3), Summer 2010.
  43. Kordestani, RK, “Laser Hair Removal: Really???” Amarillo Style Magazine, April 2010.
  44. Chelly, MR, Kordestani, RK. “Dysport and Botox: the New Controversy.” Amarillo Style Magazine, Jan 2010.
  45. Kordestani, RK. “Editor’s Message,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 20 (1), Winter 2009.
  46. Kordestani, RK, “Editor’s Messge,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 19 (4), Fall 2009.
  47. Kordestani, RK. “Belt Lipectomy: Plastic Surgery after Extreme Weight Loss.” Amarillo Style Magazine, Oct 2009.
  48. Kordestani, RK. “Editor’s Message,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 19 (3), Summer 2009.
  49. Kordestani, RK. “The British Medical System: Rationing care.” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 19 (3), Summer 2009.
  50. Kordestani, RK. “The British Medical System: successes and failures.” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 19 (3), Summer 2009.
  51. Kordestani RK. “Abdominoplasty and liposuction: a possible answer….” Amarillo Style Magazine, May 2009.
  52. Kordestani, RK, “Editor’s Message,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 19 (2), Spring 2009.
  53. Kordestani RK. “Anti-Aging and the New Promise of Growth Hormone Therapy.” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 19 (2), Spring 2009.
  54. Kordestani RK. “The Blue Peel: A new way of using an old concept.” Amarillo Style Magazine, February 2009.
  55. Kordestani RK. “Stem Cells and the New Frontiers in Surgical Intervention.” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 19 (1), Winter 2008.
  56. Kordestani RK. “Breast Cancer: Diagnosis, treatment, surgery and reconstruction.” Amarillo Style Magazine, November 2008.
  57. Kordestani RK. “Silicone Implantation: Truths and fallacies.” Amarillo Style Magazine, September 2008.
  58. Kordestani RK. “Plastic surgery and extreme weight loss.” Amarillo Style Magazine, June 2008.
  59. Kordestani RK. “Mercy Ships: An interview with J. Brian Sims, MD.” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 18 (3), Summer 2008.
  60. Franklin J, Kordestani RK. “Primary cutaenous actinomycosis of the scalp in a child,” Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 16 (3): 201-203, May 2008.
  61. Kordestani RK. “Liposuction: what’s all the fuss?” Amarillo Style Magazine, April 2008.
  62. Kordestani RK. “Fat grafting: the wave of the future or just another passing fancy.” Amarillo Style Magazine, February 2008.
  63. Street T, Kordestani RK. “Botox and its 101 uses (sort of)….” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 17 (4), Fall 2008.
  64. Arredondo M, Kordestani RK. “Now lets talk breast cancer and breast reconstruction.” Amarillo Uptown Magazine, January 2008.
  65. Kordestani, RK. “Juvederm: the new generation of fillers.” Amarillo Style Magazine, Nov 2007.
  66. Kordestani, RK. “A Letter to the Editor: The EHR system and Europe.” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 17 (4), Winter 2007.
  67. Kordestani, RK. “To fill or not to fill….”, Amarillo Style Magazine, August 2007.
  68. Kordestani, RK. “Doctor, make me look young again…”, Amarillo Uptown Magazine, August 2007.
  69. Kordestani, RK. “The Non-surgical facelift: Fraxel and non-ablative fractional resurfacing, Amarillo Style Magazine, June 2007.
  70. Ahmad, N, Kordestani, RK, Panchal, J and Lyles, J. “The role of donor site angiography before mandible reconstruction utilizing free flaps,” J Reconstr Microsurg 2007 (23): 199-204.
  71. Kordestani, RK. “Non-invasive cosmetic surgery.” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 17 (2), Summer 2007.
  72. Kordestani, RK, Panchal J. “Letter to the Editor,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 118 (3): 808-9, September 2006.
  73. Kordestani, RK. “Plastic and reconstructive contouring surgery after massive weight loss,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 16 (4), Fall 2006.
  74. Podda, S, Wolfe, A, Kordestani, RK, Panchal, J, Vela, G. “Craniosynostosis management,” at eMedicine, June 28, 2006.
  75. Kordestani, RK, “The Management of Traumatic Injuries to the Hand,” The Panhandle Health Journal, Vol. 16 (2), Spring 2006.
  76. Kordestani, RK, Patel, S, Bard, DE, Gurwitch R, Panchal, J.  “Neurodevelopmental delays in children with deformational plagiocephaly.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 117 (1): pp. 207-18, January 2006.
  77. Panchal J, Kordestani RK, Vela G. “Craniosynostosis management,” eMedicine at eMedicine.com, July 2004.
  78. Feeney C, Abdel-Malek M, Kordestani RK, Lambert L, Young N. “Actinomyces meyeri causing tamponade and constrictive pericarditis.” Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 12 (4): pp.233-235, July 2004.
  79. Godfrey R, Kordestani RK. (Letter to the Editor). Surgical Rounds, Vol. 25 (9): pp.429-30, 2002.
  80. Kordestani RK, Godfrey R. “Internal mammary nodes and sentinel node biopsy in malignant breast disease.” Surgical Rounds, Vol. 25 (3): pp 111-6, 2002.
  81. Goldstein LJ, Helfend LK, Kordestani RK. “Post-operative edema after vascular access causing nerve compression secondary to the presence of a perineuronal lipoma: Case report.” Neurosurg, Vol. 50: pp 412-4, 2002.
  82. Smith AD, Qin Ming-Hui, Kordestani RK, Hedrick MH, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP. “The fetal phenotype: changes in Tgf-Beta isoforms, receptor, and bioavailability modulation expression in fetal fibroblasts during development.” Surgical Forum, Vol L: 636: 1999.
  83. Smith AD, Kordestani RK, Hedrick MH, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP. “Transforming growth factor-B isoforms, receptors, and bioavailability modulators are differentially expressed in fetal compared with adult fibroblasts.” Surgical Forum, Vol L: 630: 1999.
  84. Auberson S, Lacroix JS, Kordestani RK, Lundberg JM. “Pre-junctional control of pH 6-induced broncho-constriction by NK1, NK2, mu-opoid, alpha2-adrenoceptor and glucocorticoid receptors in guinea-pig isolated perfused lung.” J Pharm Pharmacol 50 (8): pp 899-905, Aug 1998.
  85. Kordestani RK, Canalis G, McBride DQ, Martin NA. “Cerebral arterial spasm after penetrating craniocerebral gunshot wound: Transcranial Doppler and cerebral blood flow findings.” Neurosurg, Vol 41 (2), Aug 1997, pp 351-360.
  86. Kelly DF, Martin NA, Kordestani RK, Counelis G, Hovda DA, Bergsneider M, McBride DQ, Shalmon E, Harmon D, Becker DP. “Cerebral blood flow as a predictor of outcome following traumatic brain injury.” J Neurosurg, Vol 86, April 1997, pp 633-641.
  87. Kelly DF, Kordestani RK, Martin NA, Nguyen T, Hovda DA, Bergsneider M, McArthur DL, Becker DP. “Hyperemia following traumatic brain injury: relationship to intracranial hypertension and outcome.” J Neurosurg, Vol 85, Nov 1996, pp 762-771.
  88. Martin NA, Alsina GA, Kordestani RK, Lee JH. “The Simonsen cerebrograph cortexplorer.” Neurosurg, Vol 39 (5), Nov 1996, pp 1059-1061.
  89. Kordestani RK, McBride DQ, Martin NA. “Cerebral hemodynamic disturbances following penetrating craniocerebral injury and their influence on outcome.” in Penetrating Craniocerebral Injuries, Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, Vol 6 (4), Oct 1995, pp 657-667.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

  1. Alsina GA, Martin NA, Kordestani RK, Hovda DA, Kelly DF, Becker DP. “Cardiac output and cardiac index correlate with cerebral blood flow in moderate and severe head injury.” Neurosurg, Vol 37 (3), September 1995, p 570.
  2. Kelly DF, Kordestani RK, Shalmon E, McBride DQ, Martin NA. “Hyperemia does not predict intracranial hypertension after traumatic brain injury.” J Neurotrauma 12: p125, 1995.
  3. Kelly DF, Kordestani RK, Shalmon E, Icolano S, McBride DQ, Hovda DA, Martin NA. “Hyperemia-associated intracranial hypertension following traumatic brain injury is uncommon.” J Neurotrauma 12: p. 490, 1995.
  4. Kordestani RK, Alsina GA, Thomas-Lukes K, Martin NA. “The TCD Waveform ‘Diastolic Notch’ serves as a poor differentiation marker between hyperemia and vasospasm.” Stroke, Vol 26 (4), April 1995, p 726.
  5. Kordestani RK, Kelly DF, McBride DQ, Martin NA, Becker DP. “Cerebral blood flow as a predictor of outcome following severe head injury.” J Neurosurg, Vol 82, February 1995, p 375A.

BOOKS/BOOK CHAPTERS

“Lacerations,” in Pearls and Pitfalls, The UCSF-East Bay Surgical Handbook, 1st Edition, June 2001.

TELEVISION SEGMENTS / NEWSPAPERS ARTICLES

2017                            “Getting their kicks: Amarillo foster children pick out new shoes thanks to local donations,” Amarillo Globe News, December 31st, 2017.

2014                            “Chest Wall Reconstruction,” Short films, 1-6, YouTube Channel

2012                            “Chest wall reconstruction” Health Education Program, Channel 10, Amarillo, TX

2012                            “Breast Cancer reconstruction” Health Education Program, Channel 10, Amarillo, TX

July-Oct 2009             “Chest wall reconstruction,” Channel 10 segment, Amarillo, TX

December 2008           “Morbid obesity and plastic surgery,” Channel 10 segment, Amarillo, TX

May 2008                    “Board certification and plastic surgery”, Channel 10 segment, Amarillo

April 2008                   “Breast Augmentation in young adults”, Channel 10 segment, Amarillo

2007                             “Beyond the makeovers: Plastic surgery not just for pretty faces anymore,” Amarillo Globe News, July 5, 2007.

June-Aug 2006            Series about Fukkar Al-Khaleed, knee reconstruction, pre-operative, and post-operative segments, Channels 4, 7, and 10, Amarillo, TX

2005                            Time in a bottle: Explore options to reverse aging, Amarillo Globe News, April 5, 2005.

PRESENTATIONS

October 2012               Kordestani, RK, “Overview of Plastic Surgery,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

April 2012                   Kordestani, RK, “Suture and suturing techniques in surgery.” Surgical Boot Camp Workshop and presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

December 2011            Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery: Overview of Concepts and Principles.” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

August 2011                Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery: Case Reviews.” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

June 2011                    Kordestani, RK, “Complex Reconstructive Plastic Surgery: Case Reviews.” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

April 2011                   Kordestani, RK, “Suture and suturing techniques in surgery.” Surgical Boot Camp Workshop and presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

October 2010               Kordestani, RK, “Case studies in Reconstructive Surgery.” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

August 2010                Kordestani, RK, “Case Studies in Reconstructive Surgery.” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

June 2010                    Kordestani, RK, “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Concepts and Case Studies,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

April 2010                   Kordestani, RK, “Hand Surgery: Basic Concepts,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

February 2010              Kordestani, RK, “Review of Hand Surgery,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

December 2009            Kordestani, RK, “Case Studies: Reviews of Plastic and Reconstructive Options,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

August 2009                Kordestani, RK, “Review of Hand Surgery,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

June 2009                    Kordestani, RK, “Breast Cancer Reconstruction: An Overview,” Oral Presentation at Harrington Cancer Center, Amarillo, TX

April 2009                   Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery Review: A Review of Options and Interventions,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

Februray 2009              Kordestani, RK, “Complex studies in Hand Surgery,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Amarillo, TX

December 2008            Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery Case Studies: A Review of Options and Interventions,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

December 2008            Kordestani, RK, “Case studies in Hand Surgery,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Amarillo, TX

October 2008               Kordestani, RK, “Complicated case studies in Hand Surgery,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Amarillo, TX

October 3rd, 2008         Kordestani, RK, “Case studies in sternal reconstruction,” Oral Presentation to Synthes Corporation Regional, Dallas, TX

August 2008                Kordestani, RK, “Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Case Studies: A Review of Options and Interventions,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

June 2008                    Kordestani, RK, “Case studies in sternal reconstruction,” Oral Presentation at Baylor University School of Medicine, Houston, TX

June 2008                    Kordestani, RK, “Complicated case studies in Hand Surgery,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Amarillo, TX

May 2008                    Kordestani, RK, “Chest wall reconstruction,” Oral Presentation at Cardiology Center of Amarillo, Amarillo, TX

April 2008                   Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery: A General Review of Concepts and interventions,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

February 2008              Kordestani, RK, “Cases Studies in Hand Surgery,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

November 2007           Kordestani, RK, In-service on “Breast Cancer Reconstruction: Overview of Methods and Techniques,” Baptist St. Anthony Hospital System, Amarillo, TX

October 2007               Kordestani, RK, “Hand Trauma: A General Review,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

October 2007               Kordestani, RK, “Reconstructive Plastic Surgery: A General Review of Concepts and interventions,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

August 2007                Kordestani, RK, “Sutures: What, when and why,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, Amarillo, TX

August 2007                Kordestani, RK, “Abdominal Wall Reconstruction,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, Amarillo, TX

August 2007                Kordestani, RK, “Hand Trauma: A General Review,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

August 2007                Kordestani, RK, “Reconstructive Plastic Surgery: A General Review of Concepts and interventions,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

July 2007                     Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery in Extreme Weight Loss,” Oral Presentation at Weight Loss Support Group/Conference, Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

June 2007                    Kordestani, RK, “Hand Trauma: Review of Cases and Interventions,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

April 2007                   Kordestani, RK, “Hand Surgery: Review of Basic Concepts” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

April 2007                   Kordestani, RK, “Case studies in Plastic Surgery: Review of Concepts and interventions,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

Feb 2007                      Kordestani, RK, “Review of Hand Surgery: Case studies in trauma,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

Feb 2007                      Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery: Case studies in reconstructive surgery,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

Oct 2006                      Kordestani, RK, “Review of Hand Trauma,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

May 2006                    Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery Case Studies,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

March 2006                 Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery Case Studies,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

December 2005            Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery Options: Case Studies and Review,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

November 2005           Dixon, MT, Kordestani, RK, “Special Topics in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,” Oral Presentation, Amarillo, TX

September 2005           Dixon, MT, Kordestani, RK, “Special Topics in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,” Oral Presentation, Amarillo, TX

August 2005                Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery Options: Case Studies,” Oral Presentation at Texas Tech School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Amarillo, TX

April 2005                   Kordestani, RK, “Aesthetic Surgery in Plastic Surgery: A Review,” Oral Presentation at the Women’s Health Annual Symposium (2005), Texas Tech Medical Center, Amarillo, TX

March 2005                 Kordestani, RK, “Plastic Surgery Options in Wound Care: A Review,” Oral Presentation at the Wound Care Management Update 2005, Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX

May 2004                    Kordestani, RK, Elmore, E, Steinberg, JS, Radovic, P, Torfi H, “Development of a novel composite skin substitute for clinical and research application,” Poster Presentation at the In-Vitro Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

April 2004                   Kordestani, RK, “Early and Late Reconstruction of Flexor Tendon Injuries,” Presented at the Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds, Oklahoma City, OK

December 2003            Kordestani, RK, “Vasospastic Disease and Digital Sympathectomy,” Presented at the citywide Hand Surgery Conference, Oklahoma City, OK

October 2003               Kordestani, RK, “Nasal Reconstruction,” Presented at the Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds, Oklahoma City, OK

June 2003                    Kordestani RK, “Case Presentation: Multiple Finger Replantation.” Presented at the citywide Hand Surgery Conference, Oklahoma City, OK

May 2003                    Kordestani RK, Wittenborn WS, Panchal P, Marsh J, and Sekar K, “Mandibular distraction reduces obstructive apnea and the need for tracheotomy in neonates with mandibular hypoplasia.” Presented at the Annual Resident Research Day, University of Oklahoma, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

February 2002              Kordestani RK, “Pathophysiology and treatment of burns: a brief overview (Part 2).” Presented at the Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds, Oklahoma City, OK

February 2002              Kordestani RK, “Pathophysiology and treatment of burns: a brief overview (Part 1).” Presented at the Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds, Oklahoma City, OK

October 2002               Kordestani RK, “Case Presentation: Thumb Hypoplasia.” Presented at the citywide Hand Surgery Conference, Oklahoma City, OK

August 2002                Kordestani RK, “Autografts: a brief overview.” Presented at the Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds, Oklahoma City, OK

May 2002                    Kordestani RK, “Paradoxical Emboli.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the East Bay Surgical Society, Yosemite, CA

May 2002                    Kordestani RK, “Stem cells and Tissue engineering.” Presented at the UCSF/East Bay Grand Rounds, Oakland, CA

May 2002                    Kordestani, RK, “Penetrating Craniocerebral Trauma.” Grand Rounds Presentation for the Division of Trauma, Highland Hospital/Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA

June 2001                    Kordestani, RK, “Lacerations.” Presented at the Annual Residency Orientation, UCSF East Bay Surgical Residency and the Alameda County Residency Orientation, Oakland, CA

May 2001                    Kordestani, RK, and Chu, M. “Diabetic Tissue Infections.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the East Bay Surgical Society, Monterey, CA

November 2000           Kordestani, RK. “Chest Trauma: Diagnosis, Treatment and Other Stories.” Grand Rounds Presentation for the Division of Trauma, Highland Hospital/Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA

January 2000               Kordestani RK, Smith AD, Katz AJ, Huang CK, Mirkia K, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP, Hedrick MH. “Liposuctioned fat aspirate: a novel source of cells for tissue engineering.” Presented at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA

January 2000               Smith AD, Huang CK, Kordestani RK, Katz AJ, Torfi H, Lorenz HP, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH. “Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow and human adipose tissue exhibit multilineage potential.” Presented at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA

November 1999           Hedrick MH, Katz AJ, Kordestani RK, Smith AD, Jeong J, Kang M, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP. “Mesodermal-lineage stem cells from human fat tissue.” Presented at the Second BioValley Tissue Engineering Symposium, Tissue Engineering Society, Freiburng, Germany

October 1999               Smith AD, Kordestani RK, Hedrick MH, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP. “TGF-beta isoforms, receptors and activity modulators are differentially expressed in fetal compared to adult fibroblasts.” Presented at American College of Surgeons Meeting, Surgical Forum (Plastic Surgery section), San Francisco, CA

August 1999                Wang M, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH, Kordestani RK. “Characterization of stromal-vascular fraction cells with osteogenic potential from liposuctioned fat aspirate.” Presented at the UCLA Medical Student STTP Research Presentation Seminar, Los Angeles, CA

June 1999                    Smith AD, Kordestani RK, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH, Lorenz HP. “TGF-beta isoforms, receptors, and bioavailability modulators are differentially expressed in fetal compared to adult fibroblasts.” Presented at the UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA

June 1999                    Kordestani RK, Smith AD, Lorenz HP, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH. “Liposuctioned fat: a novel source of autologous cells for tissue and cell-based therapies.” Presented at the UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA

May 1999                    Kordestani RK, Smith AD, Mirkia K, Katz AJ, Lorenz HP, Benhaim P, Hedrick MH. “Liposuctioned fat: a novel source of autologous cells for tissue and cell-based therapries.” Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA (poster)

April 1999                   Kordestani RK, Nunn DR, Hedrick MH, Lorenz HP, and Kawamoto  HK. “The Modified Ortichochea Procedure: A retrospective review.” Accepted for presentation at the Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Galveston, TX

October 1995               Kelly DF, Kordestani RK, McBride DQ, Martin NA, Becker DP. “Hyperemia, elevated intracranial pressure and outcome following severe closed head injury.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA

October 1995               Alsina GA, Martin NA, Kordestani RK, Hovda DA, Kelly DF, Becker DP. “Cardiac output and cardiac index correlate with cerebral blood flow in moderate and severe head injury.”  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA

April 1995                   Kordestani RK, Kelly DF, McBride DQ, Martin NA, Becker DP. “Cerebral blood flow as a predictor of outcome following severe head injury.” Platform presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, Florida;

February 1995              Kordestani RK, Alsina GA, Thomas-Lukes K, Martin NA. “The TCD Waveform ‘Diastolic Notch’ serves as a poor differentiation marker between hyperemia and vasospasm.” Presented at the IAPM Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina;

November 1994           Kelly DF, Kordestani RK, Shalmon E, McBride DQ, Martin NA, Becker DP. “Hyperemia does not predict intracranial hypertension after traumatic brain injury.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Neurotrauma Society, Miami, FL

April 1993                   Kordestani RK, Lippton HL, Hyman AL. “Mechanisms of signal transduction for adenosine and ATP in the pulmonary circulation.” Presented at the National Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX

MEDICAL MISSIONS

August 2015               First Baptist Church/Buckner Missions, Dominican Republic

Sept 2013                    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Central University of Maldova, Chisinu, Maldova

July 2012                    First Baptist Church/Buckner Missions, Kissumu, Kenya

July 2011                    First Baptist Church/Buckner Missions, Nairobi, Kenya

SCHOLARSHIPS/ENDOWMENTS

May 2016—Pres         Rouzbeh K. Kordestani MD and the Kordestani Family Educational Endowment, Tulane University/School of Medicine, Tulane University

May 2009-Pres           Rouzbeh K. Kordestani College Scholarship Fund, Canyon Independent School District, Canyon, TX

May 2009-Pres           Rouzbeh K. Kordestani College Scholarship Fund, Amarillo Independent School District, Amarillo, TX

May 2009-Pres           Rouzbeh K. Kordestani Educational Fund, Amarillo, Texas

May 2006-Pres           Rouzbeh K. Kordestani Scholarship Fund, Tulane Medical School, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

May 2006-Pres           Rouzbeh K. Kordestani Family Achievement Award, University of California, at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

January 2017              Presenter/Lecturer, Academic Advantage College and Career Fair, Amarillo, TX

October 2011               Show and Tell Presentation/Career Discussion, San Jacinto Middle School, Amarillo, TX

May 2007                    Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership-Conference, Amarillo, TX

April 2006                   Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership-Conference, Amarillo, TX

SOCIETY / SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS ATTENDED

AAFPS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October 2017.

ASPS Annual Meeting—The Meeting, October 2017.

Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, June 2017.

Life Cell Skills Symposium, San Diego, April 2017.

Foundation for Facial Aesthetic Surgery Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2017.

ASAPS Las Vegas Facial & Rhinoplasty Symposium,  Las Vegas, NV, January 2017.

ASPS Annual Meeting—The Meeting, Los Angeles, Sept 2016.

The Cutting Edge Symposium, New York, NY, Dec 2016.

Life Cell Skills Symposium, Miami, FL, April 2016.

Winter Board Meeting, ASPS, Rosemont, IL, March 2016.

The Cutting Edge 2015, New York, NY, Dec 2015.

AO Facial Trauma Workshop, Toronto, August 2015.

50th Annual Baker Gordon Meeting, Miami, FL Feb 2015.

Surgical Skills Symposium, LifeCell Corporation, Miami, FL, November 2013

PSEF Annual Meeting on Breast Surgery & Body Contouring, Santa Fe, NM, Aug 2013

TIPS/PSEF Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2013

Miami Upper Extremity Lab Workshop, Integra/Ascension, Miami, FL, July 2012

Exparel Speaker Training Program, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Newark, NJ, July 2012

Diversified Wound Care Symposium, Houston, TX, April 2012

Surgical Skills Symposium, LifeCell Corporation, San Francisco, CA, March 2012

Designated Doctor and Physician Training Course, AADEP, Dallas, TX, December 2011

TMA Fall Retreat 2011, Austin, TX, December 2011

American Education Institute, CME Course, Las Vegas, Nov 2011

TMA Fall Conference 2011, Austin, TX, October 2011

TMA Leadership Boot Camp, Austin, TX, October 2011

Hair Restoration Conference, St. Louis, MO, October 2011

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR), 1st Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June 2011

Active Healing Solutions/KCI Advanced Technologies Conference, New Orleans, LA May 2011

TMA Annual Conference, Houston, TX May 2011

Life Cell/AlloDerm Surgeon’s Forum, Complex Techniques in Cosmetic Breast and Reconstructive Surgery, Las Vegas, NV March 2011

Diversified Wound Care Symposium, Houston, TX Jan 2011

27th Annual Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium/SESPRS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA Jan 2011

Sixth Annual Facial Cosmetic Surgery 2010: An International Multi-Specialty Symposium, Las Vegas, NV July 2010

TMA Annual Conference, Ft. Worth, TX May 2010

Harmonic Technology for Plastic Surgery: Face, Breast, and Body, Miami, FL Mar 2010

New Concepts in Extremity Arthroplasty Workshop (Ascension), New York, NY Dec 2009

Life Cell/AlloDerm Surgeon’s Forum, Chicago, IL June 2009

Life Cell/AlloDerm Surgeon’s Forum, Las Vegas, NV Feb 2009

Expanding Horizons: New Paradigms in Aesthetic Surgery (ASPS), Las Vegas, NV Jan 2009

AO Surgical Meeting on Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma, New Orleans, LA, Dec 2008

Ultimate Skin Symposium, Beverly Hills, CA, November 2008

Chest Wall Reconstruction Course, Synthes/Baylor University, Houston, TX, June 2008

Life Cell/AlloDerm Bio-skills Course, San Diego, CA, May 2008

Life Cell/AlloDerm Surgeon’s Forum, Denver, CO, April 2008

PSEF Annual Meeting on Breast Surgery & Body Contouring, Santa Fe, NM, Aug 2007

Chest Wall Reconstruction Course, Synthes/UT/Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, April 2007

ASPS/Dallas Rhinoplasty Course, UT/Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, Mar 2007

Life Cell/AlloDerm National Speaker’s Meeting, Washington, D.C., Oct 2006

PSEF Annual Meeting on Breast Surgery & Body Contouring, Santa Fe, NM, Aug 2006

ASPS Board Review Course, Chicago, IL, Aug 2006

Contour Thread/Thread lift Educational Conference, Dallas, TX Feb 2006

Rainey Williams Educational Conference, Plastic Surgery Sect, Oklahoma City, OK, Sept 2005

PSEF Annual Meeting on Breast Surgery & Body Contouring, Santa Fe, NM, Aug 2005

Syneron Cosmetic Symposium, Dallas, Texas July 2005

Upper Extremity Arthroplasty Workshop, Ascension Orthopedics, Miami, FL, April 2005

American Academy of Dermatology, 63rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2005

Southeastern Section, Plastic/Reconstructive Society, Breast Symposium, Atlanta, GA, Jan 2005

New York Academy of Medicine, Annual Resident Research Conference, NY, NY, Mar 2004

ASPS/Dallas Rhinoplasty Course, UT/Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, Mar 2004

38th Gordon/Baker Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Meeting, Miami, FL, Feb 2004

American Society of Plastic Surgery Coding Workshop, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2003

GE Medical Protective Seminar, Oklahoma City, OK, Oct 2003

KCI / Wound V.A.C. Educational Seminar, San Antonio, TX, Oct 2003

Oklahoma University Annual Resident Research Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, May 2003

AO Surgical Meeting, Operative Treatments of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma, Dallas, TX Jan 2003

UCSF Resident Research Conference, Oakland, June 2002

East Bay Surgical Society, Annual Meeting, Yosemite, CA, May 2002

American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, October 2001

UCSF Resident Research Conference, Oakland, June 2001

East Bay Surgical Society, Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, May 2001

UC Davis Resident Research Conference, Oakland, June 2000

American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, September 1999

American College of Surgeons, Trauma Section (Southwest), Los Angeles, CA, 1997

American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, April 1995

Brain Injury Consortium, Brain Injury Research Center, Los Angeles, CA, October 1995

Neurotrauma Society, Miami, Florida, November 1994

International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology (ICRAN), Brisbane, Australia, September 1994

National Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX, April 1993

American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, September 1992

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

2015—Pres                     Team Sponsor, TEAM KORDESTANI Sports/EXTREME

2014—Pres                      Team Sponsor, Amarillo National Bank/Team KORDESTANI Team

2008—Pres                     Team Owner/Sponsor, TEAM KORDESTANI Mountain Biking Team

October 2008-Pres       Ringside Doctor, Battle of the Badges, Amarillo, TX

Feb 2008-Pres               Member, Endymion Crew, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA

Oct 2007-Pres               Physician Member, USA Amateur Boxing, Inc

June 2006-Pres            Surgeon, and Team member, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, Amarillo Police Department, Amarillo, TX

Feb 2017                        Team Member, KILIMANJARO Ascent Team, Alpine Ascents, TZ

July 2016                       Team Member, ELBRUS Ascent Team, Mountain Madness, Russia

May 2013                       Team Member, EVEREST Base Camp Ascent Team, Nepal

August 2012                  Team Member, KILIMANJARO Ascent Team, Tanzania

May 2009                      Member, Team 102, Gumball 3000 USA Rally

May 2008-2009          Head Team Physician, Amarillo Dusters Football Team, Amarillo, TX

May 2006-2009          Head Team Physician, Amarillo Gorillas Hockey Team, Amarillo, TX

Nov 2004-2009           Team Physician, Amarillo Gorillas Hockey Team, Amarillo, TX

Spring 1994                  Student Doctor, Jamaican National Health Service, Hanover, Jamaica

1993-1994                     Medical School Senator, Associated Student Body, Tulane University

1993                              Finance Chairman, Charity Hospital Benefit and Fundraiser, Tulane University School of Medicine

1992-1993                   Student Director, T3-T1 Clinical Preceptorship Program, Tulane University School of Medicine

Fall 1990                     Captain, Medical School Intramural Volleyball team

1985-1986                   Member, CAL Varsity Tennis Team, NCAA Division I

1984-1985                   Member, CAL Lightweight Crew, NCAA Division I