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Neil Jason Zemmel C.V.

EDUCATION

8/1994 – 5/1998 University of Virginia School of Medicine. Charlottesville, Virginia, M.D.
8/1990 – 5/1994 College of William and Mary.  Williamsburg, Virginia, B.S., chemistry.
Minor in mathematics and art history.

GRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING

7/2001 – 6/2004 Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond.  Chief Resident 2003 – 2004.
7/1999 – 6/2001 Residency, General Surgery.  Department of Surgery, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond
7/1998 – 6/1999 Internship, General Surgery.  Department of Surgery, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond

HONORS

2004 S. Dawson Theogaraj Scholarship Award.  Division of Plastic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.
1994 Honors, Department of Chemistry.  College of William and Mary.
1990 – 1994 Samuel J. Goldblack Academic Scholarship.  College of William and Mary.

RESEARCH

2004 Medical College of Virginia, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Full-access cranial suspension lift.

  • Clinical studies minimally invasive suture suspension face lift.
2001 – 2004 Medical College of Virginia, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Austin I Mehrhof, M.D.  Leroy Smith Professor and Chairman.

  • Clinical studies on treatment of partial thickness burns with bioengineered skin substitute.
1999 – 2000 Research Assistant.
Medical College of Virginia, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Burns and Critical Care.  Jay A. Yelon, D.O., Assistant Professor of Surgery.

  • Clinical studies of burn scar reconstruction using an artificial dermal regeneration template.
1995 – 1998 Research Assistant.
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Plastic Surgery, David B. Drake, M.D., Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, George T. Rodeheaver, Ph.D., Professor of Plastic Surgery Research.

  • Temporal analysis of the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on ischemic muscle tissue pH.
1995 Summer Research Fellow.  
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Plastic Surgery, Richard F. Edlich, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering.

  • Evaluation of IBM Voicetype Dictation voice recognition computer software for use in clinical radiology and emergency medicine.
  • Review of new instrumentation for finger joint arthroplasty.
1993 – 1994 Research Fellow.
College of William and Mary, Department of Chemistry, Christopher Abelt, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry.

  • Synthesis and characterization of 6-(9,10-dicyanoanthracene-2-sulfonyl)-b-cyclodextrin.  Honors thesis accepted May 5, 1994.  Instrumental experience includes NMR spectrometry, HPLC, mass spectrometry, analytical and preparatory gas chromatography.

CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS

7/2001 – 6/2004 Chippenham-Johnston Willis Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Surgical House Officer.
7/2004 – 12/2005 Clinical Instructor Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Virginia.
1/2005 – 11/2006 Mount Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach, Florida.  Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery.
2/2005 – 11/2006 Aventura Hospital, Aventura, Florida. Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery.
6/2007 St. Francis Hospital.  Attending Surgeon Plastic Surgery

PUBLICATIONS

  Newman MK, Zemmel NJ, Bandak AZ, Kaplan BJ.  Primary breast lymphoma in a patient with silicone breast implants: a case report and review of the literature.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007 May 15.
  Zemmel NJFeldman M, Mehrhof AI.  Treatment of partial thickness burns with bilaminar skin substitute (Transcyte).  2003.
  Zemmel NJ, Yelon JA, McGowan, K, Ivatury RR.  Burn Scar Reconstruction Using an Artificial Dermal Regeneration Template (Integra).  Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. Supplemental 2001.
  Zemmel NJ, Amis LR, Sheppard FR, Drake DB. A temporal analysis of the tissue preserving effects of pressurized oxygen (HBO) on amputated tissue.  Annals of Plastic Surgery.  40:624-629, 1998.
  Schweitzer J, Zemmel NJ, Drake DB, Morgan RF, Bill TJ, Edlich RF.  New instruments, bone liners, and tray for finger joint arthroplasty.  Journal of the Long Term Effects of Medical Implants.  5:147-153, 1995.

Zemmel NJ, Park SM, Schweitzer J, O’Keefe JS, Laughon MM, Edlich RF.  Status of voicetype dictation for windows for the emergency physician.  Journal of Emergency Medicine.  14:511-514, 1996

  Zemmel NJ, Park SM, Mauer EJ, Leslie LF, Edlich RF.  Evaluation of voicetype dictation for windows for the radiologist.  Medical Progress Through Technology.  21:177-180, 1997.

PRESENTATIONS

March 2000 Burn scar reconstruction using an artificial dermal regeneration template (Integra).  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.
January 2001 Grand Rounds, Medical College of Virginia, Department of Surgery.  Open versus Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass.
May 2003 Grand Rounds, Division of Plastic Surgery.  Burn Reconstruction Using a Dermal Regeneration Template
October 2007 Bon Secours Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast Reconstruction.

CERTIFICATION

USMLE I 1996. 240, 97th percentile.
USMLE II 1997.
USMLE III 1999.
ACLS   November 2006
ATLS June 1999
Plastic Surgery Inservice Exam 92nd percentile. 2004.
American Board of Plastic Surgery Diplomate, November 2006

LICENSURE

VIRGINIA #0101102791
FLORIDA ME91305

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

1994 – 2002 American Medical Association
2005 – present American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Candidate Member
2002 – present American Physician’s Fellowship for Medicine in Israel
2000 – present American Burn Association
2007 – present Medical Society of Virginia
2007 – present Richmond Academy of Medicine

EXTRACURRICULAR/COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

1990 – 1994 Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.  College of William and Mary.
1990 – 1998 Hillel Organization.  College of William and Mary, University of Virginia
February 2004 Volunteer Plastic Surgeon. Operation Kids, Division of Plastic Surgery, VCU Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.

PERSONAL INTERESTS