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Meet Dr. Gaon

                    

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As a third-generation physician and second-generation plastic surgeon Dr. Gaon has an impressive pedigree of educational accomplishments.

As a third-generation physician and second-generation plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Gaon has an impressive pedigree of educational accomplishments.

Practice: G&G Plastic Surgery (Newport Beach, CA)
                 Juy 2013 – present

BreastLink PracticeNetwork of Comprehensive Breast Centers (Orange County, CA)    July 2013 – March 2018

blue finesse Practice: finesse (Orange County, CA) July 2013 – March 2018

logo4 Practice: Allegany Plastic Surgery (Cumberland, MD)
                August 2010 – July 2013

Board Certification Board Certification:Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.                                                   Certificate No. 8008  November12, 2011

The Methodist Hospital System Fellowship: The Methodist Hospital System (Houston TX)
                             Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,                                              July 2008 – July 2010

logo4 Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
                   Residency in General Surgery, July 2002 – June 2008

logo6Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA)      
                         M.D. awarded May 18, 2002

logo8  College: Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)   B.S. in Biology, awarded June 1997

logo10  High SchoolCorona del Mar High School (Newport Beach, CA)

 

Educational Experience:

7/08 – 7/10           Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The Methodist Hospital System, Houston, Texas
7/07 – 6/08           PGY-6, General Surgery Program. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
7/06 – 6/07           PGY-5, General Surgery Program. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
7/05 – 6/06           PGY-4, Research Investigator, Minimally Invasive Surgical Technologies Institute: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
7/04 – 6/05           PGY-3, General Surgery Program. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
7/03 – 6/04           PGY-2, General Surgery Program. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
7/02 – 6/03           PGY-1, Internship in General Surgery, Preliminary. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
9/98 – 5/02           Medical School. Tulane University School of Medicine: New Orleans, Louisiana
6/99 – 9/99           Research Investigator, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic/ Department of Otolaryngology: University of California Irvine Medical Center
9/97 – 8/98           Research Investigator in Pulmonary Physiology/ Cardiovascular Surgery at the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic/ University of California Irvine Medical Center
8/93 – 6/97           Undergraduate, Major in Biological Sciences. Stanford University: Palo Alto, California

 

Peer-Review Publications:

Rizvi, M., Lypka M., Gaon M., Eisemann B., Eisemann M. A Simplified Lateral Canthopexy Technique. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010
Jun;125(6):248e-9e.

Lypka M, Bidros R, Rizvi M, Gaon M, Rubenstein A, Fox D, Cronin E. Posterior Pharyngeal Augmentation in the Treatment of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency: a 40-year experience. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 Jul;65(1):48-51.

Rizvi, M., Lypka M., Gaon M., Eisemann B., Eisemann M. Minimally Invasive Lateral Canthopexy. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg.
September 2010 (Vol. 63, Issue 9, pp 1434-1436)

Ellsworth WA, Rizvi M, Lypka M, Gaon M, Smith B, Cohen B, Dinh T. Techniques for Labia Minora Reduction: An Algorithmic
Approach. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2010 Feb;34(1):105-10. Epub 2009 Dec31.

Frykman P, Lindsley E, Gaon M, Farkas, DL. Spectral Imaging for Precise Surgical Intervention in Hirschprung’s Disease. Journal of Biophotonics, 2008 May:1(2):97-103.

Woo K, Gaon M, Cunneen S, Margulies D. Intracorporeal Laparoscopic Management of Mesenteric Avulsion in a Blunt Trauma Patient. Accepted for Publication: The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care.

Bindingnavale V, Gaon M, Ota KS, Kulber DA, Lee DJ. Use of acellular cadaveric dermis and tissue expansion in postmastectomy breast reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007 Apr 23 [Epub ahead of print]

Gaon MD, Ho KH, Wong BJ. Measurement of the elastic modulus of porcine septal cartilage specimens following Nd:YAG laser treatment. Lasers Med Sci. 2003:18(3):148-53.

Major KM, Hui T, Wilson MT, Gaon MD, Shabot MM, Margulies DR. Objective indications for early tracheostomy after blunt head trauma. Am J Surg. 2003 Dec; 186(6):615-9; discussion 619.

Wong BJ, Chao KK, Kim HK, Chu EA, Dao X, Gaon M, Sun CH, Nelson JS. The porcine and lagomorph septal cartilages: models for tissue engineering and morphologic cartilage research. American Journal of Rhinology. 2001 Mar-Apr;15(2):109-16.

Powell LL, Ha HP, Serna DL, Brenner M, Gaon M, Jalal R, Stemmer E, Chen JC. Pulmonary vascular pressures increase after lung volume reduction surgery in rabbits with more severe emphysema. J Surg Res. 2000 Aug;92(2):157-64.

Chen JC, Serna DL, Brenner M, Powell LL, Huh J, Mckenna R Jr, Fischel RJ, Gelb A, Monti J, Burney T, Gaon MD, Aryan H, Wilson A. Diffusing capacity limitations of the extent of lung volume reduction surgery in an animal model of emphysema. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1999 Apr;117(4):728-35.

Chen JC, Powell LL, Serna DL, Gaon M, Jalal R, Huh J, McKenna R, Gelb A, Wang N, Stemmer E, Brenner M.  Pulmonary artery pressure: an intraoperative guide to limiting resection volume. J Surg Res. 1999 Apr;82(2):137-45.

Brenner M. J. Chen JC. Serna D. Powell L. McKenna R. A. Gelb A. Fischel R. Gaon M. Jalal R. Monti J. Burney T.  Physiologic
Limits of resection and intraoperative methods for determining optimal LVRS lung resection volumes for emphysema. Chest. 114 (4).p 352S. October 1998.

 

Other Publications:

Jeong J, Gaon M, Chung A, Farkas DL. A Supervised Dimensionality Reduction Algorithm for Spectral Signature Bioimaging. Accepted for publication: Journal of Electronic Imaging.

J. Jeong, P. K. Frykman, M. Gaon, A. P. Chung, E. H. Lindsley, J. Hwang, D. L. Farkas. Intelligent Spectral Signature Bio-imaging In Vivo for Surgical Applications. Proceedings of SPIE (2007) 6441-57

Joshi NR, Gaon MD, Lyass S, Nishi GK, Feizbakhsh FM, Cunneen S, Phillips EH, Khalili TM.  Free Perforation of a Gastric Ulcer One Year After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.  Bariatric Times, May 2006

Chung A, Gaon M, Jeung J, Karlan S, Lindsley E, Wachsmann-Hogiu S, Xiong Y, Zhao T, Farkas DL. Spectral imaging detects breast cancer in fresh unstained specimens. Proceedings of SPIE 6088:608806, 2006 Feb.

Gaon M, Wong BJ. Measurement of the elastic modulus of porcine septal cartilage specimens following Nd:YAG laser treatment. Proceedings of SPIE 3907, 370 (2000).

Gaon, M, Ota K, Kulber D. Use of a Headless Compressive Screw (Acutrak) for Reliable Radioulnar Joint Fusion in the Sauvé-Kapandji Procedure. Submitted for publication, The Journal of Hand Surgery.

 

Presentations / Posters:

The Routine Sampling or Internal Mammary Lymph Nodes During Free Flap Based Breast Reconstruction. Oral presentation given at the ASPS National Meeting, Plastic Surgery 2009, Seattle, Washington.

The Biplanar Dual-Access Forehead Lift: An Effective, Flexible and Lasting Technique. Oral presentation given at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, Grapevine, Texas.

Minimally Invasive Lateral Canthopexy. Video Presentation at ASAPS Aesthetic Meeting; May 2-7 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Novel Use of Alloderm in Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity in a Neonate. Oral presentation given at the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; 18-20 January 2008, Santa Barbara, California.

Intracorporeal Laparoscopic Management of Mesenteric Avulsion in a Blunt Trauma Patient. Cine presentation given at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, March 25-28 2007, Rancho Mirage, CA.

Thoracoscopic Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias: the Cedars-Sinai Experience. Oral presentation given at the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; 19-21 January 2007, Santa Barbara, California.

Minimally Invasive Repair of Traumatic Hypopharyngeal Injury. Video presentation at SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) 2007 Annual Meeting and Scientific Session. April 18-22 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Laparoscopic Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass in a Patient with Situs Inversus. Video presentation at SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) 2007 Annual Meeting and Scientific Session. April 18-22 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Multispectral In Vivo Imaging for Intra-Operative Decision Making. Craig A Lipkin, MD Annual Resident Research Symposium, May 25, 2006. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. (Awarded the Craig A. Lipkin Resident Research Award for 2006)

A Novel, Rapid, and Accurate Method for Determining the Level of Aganglionosis in Hirschsprung’s Disease Using Spectral Bioimaging. Oral presentation given at the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) 15th Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children. Dallas, Texas. April 26-29, 2006.

Multispectral Imaging of Endogenous Optical Signals to Distinguish Vital Structures in the Neck Dissection of the Anesthetized Rat. Oral Presentation given at the Cedars-Sinai Interdepartmental Research Symposium, April 20, 2006. Los Angeles, CA.

Laparoscopic Thoracic Duct Ligation. Video presentation at the 2006 Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Annual Meeting, September 6-9, 2006, Boston, MA (Received Award for Best Video- General Surgery)

The Advantage of the Keyhole Pattern versus the Transverse Ellipse in a Mastectomy Patient: A Biometric Analysis and Case Study. Oral presentation given at the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; 20-22 January 2006, Santa Barbara, California

High Resolution Breast Cancer Detection Without Contrast Agents. Poster presented at the annual research meeting of the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute; 18 November 2005, Los Angeles, California (Poster of Distinction)

Measurement of the Elastic Modulus of Porcine Septal Cartilage Specimens Following Nd:YAG Laser Treatment. Oral presentation given at Lasers and Optical Technology in Otolaryngology conference (SPIE Bios 2000 Society for Optical Engineering); 22-28 January 2000, San Jose, California

The Elastic Modulus of Porcine Septal Cartilage Specimens Returns to Near Native Values Following Nd:YAG Laser Treatment. Oral presentation given at Southern Section American Federation for Medical Research; 17-19 February 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana

Proteoglycan Synthesis in Porcine Nasal Cartilage Grafts Following Nd:YAG (l=1.32 μm) Laser Mediated Reshaping; Poster presented at AAFPRS Facial Plastic Surgery 1999 fall Meeting; 23-25 September 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Book Chapters:

Alan T. Lefor, Leonard G. Gomella, et al. Surgery On Call 4th Edition. Contributing author. Published Aug 23, 2005.

 

Awards:

Winner: Craig A. Lipkin Resident Research Award 2006 for presentation entitled: Multispectral In Vivo Imaging for Intra-Operative Decision Making. Craig A Lipkin, MD Resident Research Symposium, May 25, 2006. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Award for Best General Surgery Video: Laparoscopic Thoracic Duct Ligation. Presented at the Fifteenth International Congress & Endo Expo for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Annual Meeting, Sept 6-9 2006, Boston, MA, USA

 

Licensure

Medical Board of California
Maryland Board of Physicians

 

Certifications

Current Certification in BLS and ACLS
ACS Certification in Basic Ultrasonography and Ultrasonography of the Breast Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor and Operator

 

Current Projects/Presentations

Delayed Reconstruction with Expanded Latissimus Dorsi Flaps in Previously Irradiated Breasts: Technique and Outcomes
Combination Rhytidectomy and Micro-graft Hair Transplantation
Patient Safety Issues with Office-Based Monitored Intravenous Sedation/Anesthesia in Plastic Surgery

 

Hobbies/Interests:

Tennis, deep-sea fishing, computer modding, reading science fiction, digital video editing and production, digital photography, being dad to three wonderful kids: Jack (14), Josh (12), and Emma (10).