Plastic Surgery

Neil Tanna, MD, MBA, FACS – Chief Editor


Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Associate Program Director of Plastic Surgery
  • Northwell Health
  • Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Dr. Neil Tanna is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with clinical interest in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He is among a very small group of Plastic Surgeons in the world to have completed formal training in Otolaryngology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery.

After receiving his medical degree from Albany Medical College, Dr. Tanna completed a full Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery residency at The George Washington University. He pursued further training and completed a second full residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He then completed a fellowship in advanced reconstructive and microvascular surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University (NYU).

Beyond his plastic surgery clinical practice, Dr. Neil Tanna is a mentor, respected educator, and prolific author. Currently, he serves in many leadership roles. He is Chief of Plastic Surgery at one of the one of the Northwell Health hospitals. He is an Associate Professor with the Hofstra University School of Medicine, where he is engaged in the education of students. He also serves as Associate Program Director for the Plastic Surgery Residency with Northwell Health System. He trains resident physicians in becoming Plastic Surgeons.

The medical work and clinical research of Dr. Neil Tanna have been widely published in national and international medical journals. He has authored over 75 publications in major peer-reviewed medical journals and written over 10 textbook chapters. Given his interest in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, breast, and body, Dr. Tanna has been invited to present at over 75 national and international meetings. He presents the latest advances in plastic surgery to his colleagues and other surgeons from all around the world.

Dr. Neil Tanna has been recognized in the 2015 and 2016 New York Times Super Doctors List for his noteworthy and outstanding achievements.

Dov Goldenberg, MD – Section Editor


University of Sao Paulo Medical School
  • Coordinator of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Supervisor (Residency Program in Plastic Surgery at the Division of Plastic Surgery), Hospital das Clinicas – University of Sao Paulo Medical School
  • Attending Cranio-facial Surgeon – Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Otorhiolaryngology, Hospital A.C. Camargo
  • Senior Surgeon and head of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery Team, Hospital Albert Einstein
  • Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery Group, Hospital Municipal Infantil Menino Jesus

Residing in São Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Goldenberg graduated from the University of São Paulo Medical School. He then continued his studies with Postdoctoral Training and completed the Residency Program in General Surgery, followed by the Residency Program in Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Soon thereafter, Dr. Goldenberg earned his PhD in Plastic Surgery at the University of São Paulo Medical School, where he also gained his title as Full Professor of the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Goldenberg is the Editor-In-Chief for the Brazilian Journal of Plastic, International Associate Editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (PRS), and past President of the Brazilian Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery.

His areas of interest in plastic surgery include Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Cranio-facial Surgery and Vascular Anomalies.

Michael Golinko, MD – Section Editor


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Medical Director of Craniofacial Program, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, UAMS

Dr. Michael Golinko, M.D., is a Board Certified General Surgeon with clinical interests in Craniofacial, Cleft & Paediatric Plastic Surgery. Dr. Golinko is also Board Eligible with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is licensed in the states of Arkansas, and Georgia. Currently, Dr. Golinko serves as one of the Medical Directors of Arkansas Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Program, and is Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences.

Dr. Golinko received his M.D. degree from University of South Florida (USF) in 2004, preceded by a M.A. in Medical Anthropology from Universiteit van Amsterdam (UVA) in 2002, and a B.Sc. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1998.

Dr. Golinko’s professional training includes General Surgery residencies at State University of New York (SUNY) and New York University (NYU), as well as a residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, and he most recently served as a Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery/Pediatric Plastic Surgery at New York University (NYU).

From 1998 to 2008, Dr. Golinko held medical research positions at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in the Department of Surgery, Division of Wound Healing at both Columbia University and New York University.

Dr. Golinko has contributed extensively to numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and abstracts. Moreover, Dr. Golinko has travelled the world to deliver numerous presentations, co-chair lectures and conferences, and media appearances.

Dr. Golinko has been awarded and recognized for the following: Operation Smile Regan Fellowship Recipient (2012), National Institute of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program Recipient (2007 – 2009), and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Department of Surgery, Startup Grant (2006).

In the spirit of a true leader, Dr. Golinko served as past-President and Mission Leader of Project World Health, Managing Trustee of the Barry Golinko Trust of the Jewish Communal Fund, past-Surgery Department Representative of the Committee on Interns and Residents (CIR) and currently was selected to participate in the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Physician Leadership Development course.

Dr. Golinko currently belongs to several professional societies as follows: American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, American Association of Wound Care, American College of Surgeons, and the Southeastern Society Of Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons.
In 2016, Dr. Golinko served on the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons/Plastic Surgery Foundation Combined Pilot Research Grant Committee. In addition to his professional work, Dr. Golinko has generously donated his time and many talents to numerous volunteer and humanitarian efforts all over the world.

Anand R. Kumar, MD, FACS, FAAP – Section Editor


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics

Anand R. Kumar, MD, FACS, FAAP is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A pediatric plastic/craniofacial surgeon and basic science researcher, he conducts investigation into the cellular biology of muscle derived progenitor cells as a source of pathologic heterotopic ossification and for novel regenerative medicine applications. His clinical practice focuses on craniofacial surgery including craniosynostosis, correction of hypertelorism(wide eyes), pediatric and adolescent facial skeletal deformities (Pierre Robin Sequence) with airway obstruction using traditional orthognathic (jaw) surgery and distraction osteogenesis.

Dr. Kumar established the center for facial skeletal surgery and the center for pediatric craniofacial surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and now at Johns Hopkins respectively with an emphasis on multidisciplinary care for dentofacial anomalies. He has led efforts to improve outcomes in pediatric sleep apnea using skeletal surgery and distraction osteogenesis for multilevel airway obstruction. In addition, he has participated in multi-institutional trials for improvement of clinical outcomes in neonatal tongue base collapse (Pierre-Robin Sequence).

Dr. Kumar as authored over 30 original scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to multiple plastic and orthopedic surgery textbooks over the last 10 years. He serves as a reviewer for many plastic surgery and basic science journals and has been invited as a speaker or panelist to many institutions and at organizational meetings across the United States. He currently serves as Vice President of Communications on the board of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS). In addition, he serves on multiple committees in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the ASMS.

As an honor student in the biological sciences at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Kumar received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic Rochester and later completed a second residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He subsequently completed a pediatric plastic/craniofacial surgery fellowship after his residency at UCLA. In 2004, prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Kumar volunteered for military service and joined the United States Navy until 2010. In Bethesda, MD, he served as director and staff pediatric plastic surgeon of the Military Craniofacial Unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He served as division chief in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and on board the United States Naval Support Hospital Ship Comfort. In 2010, Dr. Kumar was recruited to the University of Pittsburgh as the director of facial skeletal surgery until 2013 when he was recruited to Johns Hopkins.

Selected References

  1. Kumar AR, Rabin N, O’Hara C, Sisodia M, Kawamoto H, Wilson L, Gari J, Bradley J Improved outcomes in cleft patients with severe maxillary deficiency after Le Fort I internal distraction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. April 2006; Volume 117, Issue 5: 1499-1509.
  2. Anand R. Kumar MD, Navanjun S. Grewal, MD, Thomas L. Chung MD, James P. Bradley, MD. Lessons from the modern battlefield: Successful upper extremity injury reconstruction in the subacute period. The Journal of Trauma. October 2009; Volume 67(4): 752-757.
  3. Anand R. Kumar, MD, Navanjun S. Grewal, MD, Thomas L. Chung MD, James P. Bradley MD. Lessons from Operation Iraqi Freedom: Successful subacute reconstruction of complex lower extremity battle injuries. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 123: 218-229, No.1 January 2009.
  4. Anand Kumar, MD, Eric Helling, MD, Dax Guenther, MD, Tom Crabtree, MD, Andrew Wexler, MD, and James P. Bradley, MD. Correction of Frontoethmoidal Encephaloceles: HULA Repair. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. February 2009;Volume 123 No. 2: 661-669.
  5. Grewl, NS, Kawamoto HK, Kumar AR, Correa B, Desrosiers AE, Bradley JP.James P. Correction of Secondary Cleft Lip Deformity: The Whistle Flap Procedure.Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. November 2009; Volume 124(5): 1587-1589.
  6. Tintle SM, MD, Wilson K, Pinkos K, Kumar AR. Simultaneous Pedicled Flaps for Coverage of Complex Blast Injuries to the Forearm and Hand (with Supplemental External Fixation to the Iliac Crest for Immobilization. Journal of Hand Surgery European Volume. January 2010; Volume 35(1): 9-15.
  7. Randy S. Bell MD, Corey M. Mossop MD, Michael S. Dirks MD, Frederick Stephens MD, Lisa Mulligan MD, Robert Ecker MD, Christopher J. Neal MD, Anand Kumar MD, Teodoro Tigno MD, Rocco A. Armonda MD. Early Decompressive Craniectomy for Severe Penetrating and Closed Head Injury During Wartime. Neurosurgical FOCUS. May 2010; Volume 28 (5): e1.
  8. Frederick L Stephens,MD, Correy M Mossop, MD, Randy S Bell, MD, Teodoro Tigno Jr, MD, Michael K Rosner, MD, Anand Kumar, MD, Leon E Moores,MD, Rocco A Armonda, MD. Cranioplasty Complications Following Wartime Decompressive Craniectomy. Neurosurgical FOCUS. May 2010; Volume 28 (5): e3.
  9. Wan, Derrick C. MD; Kumar, Anand MD; Head, Christian S. MD; Katchikian, Hurig BS; Bradley, James P.MD. Amelioration of Acquired Nasopharyngeal Stenosis, with Bilateral Z-Pharyngoplasty. Annals of Plastic Surgery: June 2010; Volume 64(6):747-750.
  10. Mike J. Ray DDS, Robin Lindsay MD, Anand R Kumar MD. Treatment of Earthquake-Related Craniofacial Injuries Aboard the USNS Comfort During Operation Unified Response. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. December 2010; Volume 126(6): 2102-2108.
  11. Anand R. Kumar, MD, James P. Bradley MD, Randy Bell, MD, Fred Stephens, MD, Stephen Rouse, MD, Raymond Harshbarger, MD, Rocco Armonda, MD. Warfare-Related Craniectomy Defect Reconstruction:Early Success Using Custom Alloplast Implants. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. March 2011; Volume 127(3): 1279-1287.
  12. Jarrahy, Reza; Vo, Victoria; Goenjian, Haig A.; Tabit, Christina J.; Katchikian, Hurig V.; Kumar, Anand; Meals, Clifton; Bradley, James P. Diagnostic Accuracy of Maxillofacial Trauma Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Computed Tomographic Scans: Comparison of Oral Surgeons, Head and Neck Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, and Neuroradiologists. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. June 2011; Volume 127(6): 2432-2440.
  13. S. Alex Rottgers MD, Peter Kim MD, Anand Raj Kumar MD, James J. Cray MD, Joseph E. Losee MD, Ian F. Pollack MD. Cranial Vault Remodeling for Sagittal Craniosynostosis in Older Children. Neurosurgical FOCUS. August 2011; Volume 31(2):E3.
  14. Gwinn DE, Tintle SM, Kumar AR, Andersen RC, Keeling JJ. Blast-Induced Lower Extremity Fractures with arterial Injury: Prevalence and Risk Factors for Amputation After Initial Limb Preserving Treatment. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma. September 2011; Volume 25(9): 543-548.
  15. Zoe MacIsaac, MD, Alex Rottgers, MD, Alexander J. Davit III, MD, Matthew Ford, SLP, Joseph Losee, MD, Anand Kumar, MD. Alveolar Reconstruction in Cleft Patients: Decreasing Morbidity and Improved Outcomes with Supplemental Demineralized Bone Matrix and Cancellous Allograft. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. September 2012; Volume 130(3): 625-632.
  16. Anand R. Kumar, MD, Diya Tantawi, MD, Rocco Armonda, MD, Ian Valerio MD, MS, MBA. Advanced Cranial Reconstruction Utilizing Intracranial Free Flaps and Cranial Bone Grafts: An Algorithmic Approach Developed From the Modern Battlefield. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. November 2012; Volume 130(5): 1101-1109.
  17. Valerio, Ian MD, MS, MBA; Sabino, Jennifer MD; Heckert, Reed MD; Thomas, Shane DO; Tintle, Scott MD; Fleming, Mark DO; Kumar, Anand MD. Known Preoperative Deep Venous Thrombosis and/or Pulmonary Embolus – To Flap or Not to Flap the Severely Injured Extremity? Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Volume. July 2013; Volume 132(1): 213-220.
  18. Adam Bevevino MD, Scott Tintle MD, Mark Fleming DO, Anand Kumar MD, and Ian Valerio MD, MS, MBA. Sequential Free Tissue Transfers for Simultaneous Upper and Lower Limb Salvages. Microsurgery. September 2013; Volume 33(6): 447-453.
  19. Paul N. Afrooz, MD, Zoe M. Macisaac, MD, Alex Rottgers, MD, Lorelei J. Grunwaldt, MD, Anand R. Kumar, MD. A Comparison of Speech Outcomes using Radical Intravelar Veloplasty or Furlow Palatoplasty for the Treatment of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Associated with Occult Submucous Cleft Palate. Annals of Plastic Surgery accepted for publication.
  20. Ian Valerio MD, MS, MBA, Shane Thomas DO, Jennifer Sabino MD, Scott Tintle MD, Mark Fleming DO, Mark Shashikant, MD, Anand Kumar MD. Multiple Limb Salvage Procedures within the Same War Wounded Casualty: A Cohort Comparison Study Chronicling a Decade of War. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery accepted for publication.
  21. Wesley N Sivak, MD, PhD, Zoe M MacIsaac, BA, S Alex Rottgers, MD, Joseph E Losee, MD, Anand R Kumar, MD. Management of failed alveolar bone grafts: improved outcomes and decreased morbidity with allograft alone. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery accepted for publication.

Plastic Surgery Section Reviewers:

  • Angela Cheng  United States
  • Roop Gill  United States
  • Reza Jarrahy  United States
  • Cassio Raposo  Brazil
  • Joseph Rousso  United States