PLASTIC SURGERY

Mark Berman, M.D.

Dr. Mark Berman
77-564 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 772-1779

www.markbermanmd.com

Dr. Mark Berman

CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal
Born: November 13, 1952 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania age - 53
Married - wife, Saralee
Children - Sean, 14 years
Dogs - Vinnie, Lola

Professional
Undergraduate education: U.C.L.A. B.A. 1974
Graduate education: CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL M.D. 1979
Internship:
General Surgery - 1980 Loma Linda University / White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Jerrold Longerbeam, M.D. - chairman of department:
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - 1983
Loma Linda University / White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Leland House, M.D. - chief 1980-82
William Hall, M.D. - chief 1982-83
Private practice:
Cosmetic Surgery
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Faculty: Clinical Instructor - Dept. Oto/Head and Neck Surgery
Loma Linda Univ./White Memorial Medical Center 1983-86,
Clinical Instructor - Facial Plastic Surgery - USC School of Medicine (2001 - current)
Licensure: California State
Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Oct. 1983
Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Feb. 1989
Fellow American College of Surgeons Oct. 1990
Additional: Fluent in Spanish
Re-certified - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (02-04)
Volunteer Medical services - Venice Family Clinic 1983-1995
Chairman - Research Advisory for Surgical Technologies Laboratory, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
Patents:
1. Pocket Protector™ - breast implant device
2. SAF-T-VAC™ - suction device for cautery
SUBSTANCE OF ABUSE - a novel, published Aug. 2001

Hospital Affiliations
1. St. John's Hospital and Health Center
2. Santa Monica/UCLA Hospital Medical Center
3. USC - Hudson & LA County

Societies
American College of Surgeons - FELLOW
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - FELLOW
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery - FELLOW
Board of Trustees - 2003 (current)
Finance Committee - 2002, 2003
Chairman - Membership Committee 1999-2002
Chairman - Continuing Medical Education Committee 1998-99
Nominating Committee 1998, 2000
Editorial review for - American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery - Board of Trustees - 2004 (current)
American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery - Charter
Member
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery -
ASSOCIATE MEMBER (inactive)
Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Los Angeles County Medical Association (1983-2004)
California Medical Association (1983-2004)
American Medical Association
American Society of Liposuction Surgery
American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery - Fellow
President (term 5/03 - 5/04)
California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Board of Trustees since 1998
President (8/99 - 11/01)
Medical Board of California - participated in Liposuction Regulation development as representative of the AACS and CACS

Research, publications, papers or presentations
Resident projects:

"The Neck Mass - Carotid Aneursysm in Patient with Neuro- fibromatosis" - presented to L.A. Society of Oto/Head and Neck Surgery, 4/83 and presented to Annual Meeting of AA)-HNS, Las Vegas, 8/84.
"Relapsing Polychondritis - case report and literature review." with Andrew Ordon, M.D. - presented to L.A. Society of Oto/Head and Neck Surgery, 4/83.
"Chondrosarcoma of the Larynx" with Harrell Robinson, M.D., presented to L.A. Society of Oto/Head and Neck Surgery, 4/81.
Post-graduate projects:
"The Use of Gore-Tex™ e-PTFE Bonded to Silicone Rubber as an Alloplastic Implant Material," (contributing authors - Pearce, WJ and Tinnin, M.) LARYNGOSCOPE, May 1986.
Presented to Western Section of American Triologic Society, Inc., San Francisco, CA 1/11/86.
"Use of Gore-Tex™ Materials in Facial Plastic Surgery,"
presented to West.Sect. AAFPRS, Century City, CA 1/9/87
"Use of Computer Graphics in Rhioplasty: 1 Year Experience,"
presented to West.Sect.Triologic Society, Century City, CA 1/10/87
"Gore-Tex™/Silicone Bonded Implants,"
presented at "Latest Advancements in Cosmetic Surgery of the Face", Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA 8/5/87
"The Use of Gore-Tex™ Materials in Cosmetic Surgery,"
presented at the Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Century City, CA 2/7/98
FACULTY - American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery - Scientific Meeting, course instructor on Computer Imaging - 2/88
COSMETIC SURGERY - IN SEARCH OF PERFECTION - contributing author book published 1987.
Course instructor for The Learning Annex - Cosmetic Surgery course,
monthly seminars for the general public 1987-88
"Rhinoplasty '89 - Perspectives on form and Function" - lecture presentation to Family Practice Program at Santa Monica Hospital 12/5/88
FACULTY - American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery - Annual Scientific Meeting, Century City, CA - computer imaging 1/89
"The Use of Gore-Tex™ Materials in Facial Plastic Surgery" - presentation for 5th International Symposium of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Toronto, 6/89
"The Use of Gore-Tex Materials in the Practice of Cosmetic Surgery", AM. JOURNAL COSMETIC SURGERY, Vol.6, No.1, 1989
FACULTY - Annual Meeting of Am. Acad. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - computer imaging instructor, New Orleans, LA - 9/89
"Marketability of Computer Imaging," FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY, Vol.7, No.1, 1990
"New Perspective on Diagnosis and Treatment of the Aging Lower Lids" - presentation Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Century city, 1/90
"Local Anesthesia with Sedation: Safe, Simple and Effective" - presentation Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Century City, 1/90
FACULTY - The Foundation of Facial Plastic Surgery - Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, CA 8/9-11/90 presented the following:
"Diagnosis and Treatment of the Aging Lower Eyelid"
"Out-Patient Surgery Workshop: Local Anesthesia with Sedation"
"Gore-Tex™ Materials in the Practice of Facial Plastic Surgery"
"Gore-Tex™ Materials in Rhinoplasty"
"Diagnosis and Treatment of the Aging Lower Eyelids" - paper presentation, Western Section of AAFPRS, San Francisco 2/2/91
"The Long-term Use of Gore-Tex™ STP in the Practice of Facial Plastic Surgery" - paper presentation - Western Regional Meeting of AAFPRS - Beverly Hills, CA 2/1/92
"The Long-term Use of Gore-Tex™ STP in the Practice of Cosmetic Surgery" - paper presentation - Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Century City, CA 2/13/92
"Gore-Tex™ in Cosmetic Surgery", and "Autologous Fat Transplantation for Correction of Aging Lower Eyelids" - presentations at International Society of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery - Annual meeting, Rome, Italy, 9/2/92
"Long-term Use of Gore-Tex", "New Perspectives in Diagnosis and Treatment of Aging Lower Eyelids", and "Diagnosis and Treatment of the Nasal Labial Fold" - presented at the Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery meeting, Aspen, CO, 3/93
"Gore-Tex™ in Nasal Surgery", presented at The World Congress on Rhinoplasty special tribute to Richard Webster, MD, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Phila.,PA, 5/1/94
FACULTY - "Augmentation Breast Surgery - Personal Technique," American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, CA 6/17/94
"Gore-Tex™ e-PTFE in Nasal Surgery and Review of Long Term Results," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SURGERY, Vol.11, No.3, 1994
"The Long Double Columellar Strut in Rhinoplasty," Gore- Tex™/Silicone Rubber Custom Nasal Tip Prosthesis," "Gore- Tex™ Material for Lip Enhancement," and Instructional Course presentation on "Gore-Tex™ as an Alloplastic Material in Cosmetic Surgery." Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA 1/20-22/95
FACULTY - Symposium on Cosmetic Breast Surgery - "Prevention of Complications" and "Treatment of Capsule Contracture," American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Baltimore, MD, 5/95
FACULTY - American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery - "Prevention and Management of Complications, "Treatment of Capsule Contracture," and Videotape Presentation, Newport Beach, CA 5/17/96
"The Aging Face: New Perspectives in Diagnosis and Treatment," presentation to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Rancho Mirage, CA 1/17/97
FACULTY - presentations for meeting of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Aspen, CO - Complications and innovations - 1) Rhinoplasty Skin Necrosis, 2) Gore-Tex™ Lip Enhancement, 3) Abdominoplasty Flap Necrosis, 4) Subglandular Breast Augmentation, 5) Treatment of Breast Capsular Contracture, and 6) Treatment of Capsular Contracture with Seroma and Mal- position of Revised Prosthesis. Aspen, CO, 4/97
FACULTY - presenter at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 5/16/97
FEATURED SPEAKER - "The Aging Face: Different Perspectives in Diagnosis and Treatment," Total Body Contouring Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Atlanta, GA, 10/17/97
COSMETIC SURGERY - WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW -
self-published book on cosmetic surgery authored by
Mark Berman, MD, 12/97
FACULTY - presenter at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 3/13/98
"The Aging Face: Different Perspective in Diagnosis and Treatment," AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SURGERY, Vol.15, No.2, 1998
"Volume Replenishing for Treatment of the Aging Face: Emphasis on the Upper Eyelid," presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA 1/28/99
Invited Faculty - "Autologous Fat Transplantation for the Treatment of the Aging Eyelid", "Gore-Tex : What Works and Where", Symposium on Facial Rejuvenation, Am. Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 4/23/99.
FACULTY - presenter at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 5/14/99
Invited Speaker - "Volume Restoration to Improve the Aging Face - Emphasis on the Upper Eyelid." presented at the 12th International Congress on Aesthetic Medicine, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 11/6/99.
Guest Speaker - Face-Lifting/Aging Face Treatment - UCLA Maxillo/Facial Dept. - Monthly Cosmetic Surgery Meeting, 12/15/99.
Invited Faculty - American Board of Cosmetic Surgery - Review Course - Facial Cosmetic Surgery, 3/4/00.
Invited Speaker - 1) Volume Restoration for the Aging Face, 2) The Double Columellar Strut for Improving the Rhinoplasty Tip, 3) Preventing Complications in Breast Augmentation - 2nd Annual Advances in Cosmetic Surgery - Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery - Aspen, CO, 3/15-18/00.
Examiner - Oral Exams, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Board Examination, April 15, 2000.
Invited Speaker - 1) Fat Augmentation to the Brow and Periorbital Area, 2) Anatomy and Management of the Aging Neck, 3) Live Surgical Demonstration of Volume Restoration with Fat Grafting - Jules Stein Eye Institute - New Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation, etc., Los Angeles, CA, May 12 - 13, 2000.
FACULTY - presenter at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 5/19/00.
"Volume Restoration to Correct the Aging Eyelid," presented to the 2nd Annual Education Seminar of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Palm Springs, CA 11/12/2000.
"Rejuvenation of the Upper Eyelid Complex with Autologous Fat Transplantation," The American Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, 26:12: December 2000.
FACULTY - presented: "The Emperor's New Clothes" - A Different Perspective on the Diagnosis of the Aging Face; Volume Restoration of the Aging Face; Third Annual Symposium on the Latest Advances in Cosmetic Surgery, Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Aspen, CO, 2/28-3/3-01.
Examiner - Oral Exams, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Board Examination, April 21, 2001.
FACULTY - presentor at American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 4/27-30/01
Invited Speaker - "Lipoaugmentation in treating facial atrophy" and "Emphasis on repairing iatrogenic defects", 3rd Pan-Am Congress on Aesthetic Medicine/ 8th Brazilian Congress on Aesthetic Medicine, 6/29-30/01.
Invited Speaker - "Fat Transfer - Exploring the Space Lift" - UCLA/AACS Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Lecture Series, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 7/18/01.
FACULTY - presented: "Upper Eyelid Restoration with Volume Restoration" and "The Space Lift"; Annual Meeting of the Foundation for Facial Surgery, Newport Beach, Ca 8/9-10/01
Featured Speaker, "What's Gravity Got to do With It - Exploring the Space Lift", American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 10/12/01 (meeting canceled/ NYC bombing)
Invited Speaker - "Exploring the Space Lift", 3rd Annual Education Seminar for the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Palm Springs, CA 11/4/01
Invited Speaker - Stanford University Head and Neck Surgery Dept, Grand Rounds, "Exploring the Space Lift" - Jan. 17, 2002.
FACULTY - UCLA Eyelid Rejuvenation Meeting and Live Surgery Demonstration, my office, Jan. 23, 2002.
Examiner - Oral Exams, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Board Examination, April 13, 2002.
Faculty - The Space Lift - Repairing Iatrogenic Defects, The 16th
Annual Symposium on the Latest Advances in Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA, 8/9/02.
Invited Speaker - Exploring the Space Lift, Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Surgery of the Face, UCLA Medical School, Big Island, Hawaii, 8/31/02.
Faculty - Reliable Small Volume Fat Grafting - Instruction Course for
Fall Meeting of the Am Acad. of Facial Plastic and Recon Surgery, San Diego, CA, 9/21/02.
Invited Speaker - Exploring the Space Lift - St. John’s Hospital
Head and Neck Surgery Monthly Meeting, October 23, 2002.
Speaker - Space Lift - Repairing Iatrogenic Defects, Annual Meeting
Of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Rancho Mirage, CA, 1/24/03.
Faculty - presentor at American Society of Cosmetic Breast
Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 5/30-6/1/03.
Invited Speaker - Exploring the Space Lift; Introducing the Liposuction Trauma Factor; Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Lake Tahoe, CA, March 5-8, 2003.
Invited Speaker - The Space Lift - Repairing Iatrogenic Defects;
Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA
8/6/03.
Faculty - The Space Lift - Repairing Iatrogenic Defects; Introducing
The Pocket Protector - A New Breast Implant Device; American
Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fall Symposium on Body
Contouring, 10/10/03.
Speaker - Introduction to the Pocket Protector - A New Breast
Implant Device; Anterior Face Lift and Space Lift, Annual
Scientific Meeting American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery,
Hollywood, FL, 1/29/2004.
Faculty - Anterior Face Lift and Space Lift, Double Columellar Strut,
Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Tahoe, CA, 2/25/04.
Faculty - presentor at American Society of Cosmetic Breast
Surgery, Annual meeting, Newport Beach, CA 6/1-3/04.
“The Pocket Protector: A New Breast Implant Device,” Am J Cosmetic Surgery, Vol.21, No.3 27-41, 2004. (original article).
Invited Speaker - The Space Lift: The Art of Fat Grafting, Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA, 8/8/04.
Program Chairman, 2004 World Congress of Liposuction, American
Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, St. Louis, MO, 10/1-3/04.
Faculty; Present - “Space Lift: State of the Art of Fat Grafting;
Taught Instructional course on Fat Transfer.
Speaker - The Pocket Protector: 100 Cases; Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, San Diego, CA
1/29/0
Faculty - Space Lift: The Art of Fat Grafting, Foundation for Facial
Plastic Surgery, Lake Tahoe, CA, 3/4/05.
Speaker - The Pocket Protector: 130 Cases; Space Lift -
Blepharoplasty; French Aesthetic Surgery Society, Paris,
France, May 20-21/05.
Faculty - Personal Preferences in Cosmetic Breast Surgery, American
Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Newport Beach, 6/3/05.
Faculty speaker - Blepharoplasty Doesn’t Mean You Have to Cut,
Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA 8/4/05
Guest speaker - The Pocket Protector: 145 Cases - keynote speaker
Invited to Mentor Corp. Conference, Dallas, TX, 8/6/05.
Faculty - Intense Learning Session - Autologous Fat Grafting for Facial
Rejuvenation - present 1) Volume and the Aging Face, and
2) Periorbital Rejuvenation Using Fat; Fall Meeting - American
Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Los
Angeles, CA 9/23/05. Faculty speaker - 1. New Technologies Session: The Pocket Protector
(one hour presentation); 2. Space Lift (Fat Graft) Blepharoplasty; 3. The Pocket Protector: A New Paradigm in Breast Augmentation - 157 Cases, 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Orlando, Florida, 1/26 - 1/29/06.
Examiner - Oral Exams, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Board Examination, Chicago, IL, April 22, 2006.
Faculty - Personal Preferences for Breast Augmentation; Treatment of Capsular Contracture - The Pocket Protector, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, May 5, 2006.
Invited Speaker - Facial Fat Grafting (Space Lift) video presentation; Combination Space Lift and Anterior Face Lift; Double Columellar Strut, French Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Paris, France, May 19-20, 2006.

Media appearances:
Channel 9 News - L.A. - "Computer Imaging" - March 1986
Channel 52 Mundo Latino - "Computer Imaging and Cosmetic Surgery" - interview in Spanish - March 1986
ABC Home Show - "Computer Imaging and Cosmetic Surgery" - live patient demonstration (surgery subsequently performed after interview) - March 1988
Hour Magazine with Gary Collins - "Fat Grafting and Computer Imaging Demonstration" - November 1988
ABC Home Show - "Fat Grafting in Cosmetic Surgery" - pre-taped surgical demonstration with follow-up in studio interview - March 1989
Cara a Cara - Spanish television show - channel 52 - invited guest speaker to demonstrate and speak about liposuction and cellulite - 10/90
Channel 9 News - L.A. - 2/91 cosmetic surgery interview
ABC Home Show - live demonstration of face-lift, blepharoplasty, facial fat grafting, and chemical peel with in-studio follow-up interview with patient - 3/13, 3/16, and 3/31/92.
The Vicki Show - demonstration of liposuction surgery (taped) with in studio interview, discussion, and questions from audience - October 20, 1994
The Marilyn Kagan Show - psychology of appearance - interview, discussion, questions from audience - (taped 5/95)
aired July 12, 1995
Leeza - demonstration of Gore-Tex™ implants for lip enhancement with interview and panel discussions - taped 5/31/96
The Bradshaw Difference - discussed the silicone breast implant controversy 11/8/96
Good Day, L.A. - demonstrated Gore-Tex™ implant for lip enhancement, live, 11/24/96
Channel 34 - Spanish News Program - discussion of liposuction 3/97 Spanish interview (several interviews in 97 and 98)
Home and Family - computer imaging demonstration and discussion of facial aging, corrections with fat transplants and Gore- Tex™, 3/25/97
Caryl and Marilyn Show - guest discussing liposuction surgery - 5/2/97
Good Day L.A. - channel 11 - discussed breast augmentation and performed live breast augmentation operation at office via remote satellite feed, 8/7/97
Inside Edition - interview re: teen cosmetic surgery - 9/12/97
Hard Copy - interview re: body lifting procedures - TBA
The Live Show - KTLA interview re: aging face, fat grafting - 1/98
The Live Show - KTLA interview re: cosmetic surgery, 3/98
The Live Show - interview re: liposuction performed on Stephanie Edwards, show's host, 6/5/98 by me. On 6/8/98 in-studio interview to discuss the procedure.
National Enquirer - Nov. 98 - ran a positive article about the virtues of fat injections to reverse the appearance of the aging face.
Leeza - discussed aspects of breast surgery - 2/3/99.
Jenny Jones Show - performed and discussed liposuction as part of a cosmetic make-over show - 4/29/99.
Fox News - feature on volume restoration (via fat grafting) of the aging face, 11/30/99.
National Enquirer TV Show - discussing liposuction safety
KABC Radio - Stephanie Miller Show - discussing cosmetic surgery 2/10/00
In Style - small article re: volume restoration for aging face, 6/00.
Cosmetic Surgery magazine - featured in article - "Restoring Youth - Fat Grafting" by Jodi Thiessen, Aug, 2001.
KCOP - television interview about Breast Surgery, Appearance and Psychology, May 2002.
KCOP/Fox News - interview regarding Space Lift (volume restoration
for aging face - November 2002.
KMIR Palm Desert Channel 4 (NBC affiliate) - Live News interview
Regarding the Pocket Protector; 9/30/03.
Several News programs around US featuring the Pocket Protector, Feb and March 2004.
The Wellness Hour - Half-hour discussions about the Pocket Protector and breast surgery (filmed in 3/03, and 7/04).
Fox News at 10, “Discussing Facial Fat Grafting,” Oct. 25, 2004
KTLA News, Interview with Marta Waller re: The Pocket Protector
3/05.
W Magazine - featured in article about breast surgery - April 2005
Cosmetic Surgery Times - Featured in two articles - New Technologies In Cosmetic Surgery; Pocket Protector, April 2006
Cosmetic Surgery Times - Featured in one article - Blepharoplasty Performed by Fat Grafting (the Space Lift), May 2006

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