Curriculum Vitae - David A. Hidalgo, M.D.

Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut

Education

Georgetown University - B.S. (Biology and Fine Arts) - magna cum laude
Georgetown University School of Medicine cum laude

Residencies and Fellowship

Internship, Surgery, New York University Medical Center
General Surgery Residency, New York University Medical Center
Plastic Surgery Residency, New York University Medical Center
Microsurgery Fellowship, New York University Medical Center

Positions and Hospital Appointments

Clinical Professor of Surgery, since 2001
Weill-Cornell University Medical College

Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1992 - 2000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Licensed

New York State

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Organization Memberships - Professional

American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Medical Society, State of New York
New York County Medical Society
New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Editorial Consultant (Journals)

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Section Editor
Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Selected Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

ASMS Award, for the best paper in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 1989: "Fibula free flap: A new method of mandible reconstruction". Sponsored by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

James Barrett Brown Award, for the best paper in both the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery for 1991: "Aesthetic improvements in free flap mandible reconstruction". Sponsored by the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons 1992 Video Award, for "Fibula Free Flap Mandible Reconstruction II”.

Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Visiting Professor, 2002

ASMS Award, for the best paper in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 2003: “Microvascular reconstruction of the hypopharnynx: Defect classification, treatment algorithm, and functional outcome based on 165 consecutive cases”. Sponsored by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Best Doctors in New York (New York Magazine), 2000-2013, 2015

Selected Publications (Out of 98)

Hidalgo, DA, Fibula free flap: A new method of mandible reconstruction. Plast. Reconstr. Surg.84:71,1989.

Hidalgo, DA, Titanium miniplate fixation in free flap mandible reconstruction. Ann. Plast. Surg. 23:498, 1989.

Hidalgo, DA, Jones, CS, The role of emergent exploration in free tissue transfer: A review of 150 consecutive cases. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 86:492, 1990.

Hidalgo, DA, Aesthetic improvements in free flap mandible reconstruction. Plast Reconst Surg. 88:574, 1991.

Hidalgo, DA, Condyle transplantation in free flap mandible reconstruction. Plast. Surg. Forum 14:196, 1991.

Hidalgo, DA, Rekow, A, A review of sixty fibula free flap mandible reconstructions. Plast Surg. Forum 16239, 1993.

Hidalgo, DA, Zenn, M, Aesthetic reconstruction of Tikhoff Linberg shoulder defects with a dual pedicle TRAM free flap. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 91:1340, 1993.

Hidalgo, DA, Condyle transplantation in free flap mandible reconstruction. Plast. Reconstr. Surg.
93:770, 1994.

Hidalgo, DA and Rekow, A, A review of 60 consecutive fibula free flap mandible reconstructions. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 96:585, 1995.

Hidalgo, DA, Aesthetic refinement in breast reconstruction: Complete skin-sparing mastectomy and autogenous tissue transfer. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 102:63, 1998.

Hidalgo, DA, Borgen, P, Petrek, J, Heerdt, A, Cody, H, and Disa, JJ, Immediate reconstruction after complete skin-sparing mastectomy with autologous tissue. J. Am. Col. Surg.187:17, 1998.

Hidalgo, DA, Disa, JJ, Cordeiro, P, and Hu, QY, A review of 716 consecutive free flaps for oncologic surgical defects: Refinements in donor site selection and technique. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 102:722, 1998.

Hidalgo, DA, Improving safety and aesthetic results in inverted T scar breast reduction. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 103:874, 1999.

Disa, JJ, Cordeiro, PG, and Hidalgo, DA, Efficacy of conventional monitoring techniques in free tissue transfer: An 11 year experience in 750 consecutive cases. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 104:97,
1999.

Hammond, DC, Hidalgo, DA, Slavin, S, Spear S, and Tebbetts, J, Revising the unsatisfactory breast augmentation. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 104:277, 1999.

Hidalgo, DA, Breast reduction: Inverted T-incision types. Aesthetic Surg. J. 19:328, 1999.

Hidalgo, DA, Elliott, LF, Palumbo, S, Casas, L, Hammond, D, Current Trends in Breast Reduction. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 104:1662, 1999.

Hidalgo, DA, Breast augmentation: Choosing the optimal incision, implant, and pocket plane. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 105:2202, 2000.

Hidalgo, DA, Chiou, P, Non-endoscopic transaxillary breast augmentation. Oper. Tech. Plas. Reconstr. Surg. 7: 100, 2000.

Hidalgo, DA, Breast deformity caused by anatomical or teardrop implant rotation (Discussion). Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 109:2568, 2002.

Hidalgo, DA, Pusic, AL, Free flap mandible reconstruction: A ten year follow-up study. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 110:438, 2002.

Disa, JJ, Cordeiro, PG, Heerdt, AH, Petrek, JA, Borgen, PJ, Hidalgo, DA, Skin sparing mastectomy and immediate autologous tissue reconstruction after whole breast irradiation. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 111:118, 2003.

Disa, JJ, Pusic, AL, Hidalgo, DA, Cordeiro, PG, Microvascular reconstruction of the hypopharnynx: Defect classification, treatment algorithm, and functional outcome based on 165 consecutive cases. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 111:652, 2003.

Morello, DC, Christensen, M, Hidalgo, DA, Spear, SL, Breast asymmetry. Aesthetic Surg. J. 23:472, 2003.

Hidalgo, DA, Hirmand, H, De-augmentation reduction mammaplasty. Aesthetic Surg. J. 24:112, 2004.

Hidalgo, D, Vertical mammaplasty. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 115:1179, 2005.

Hidalgo, DA, Pusic, AL, The role of methocarbamol and intercostal nerve blocks for pain management in breast augmentation. Aesthetic Surg. J. 25:571, 2005.

Hidalgo, DA, Y-scar vertical mammaplasty. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 120:1749, 2007.

McCarthy CM, Pusic, AL, Hidalgo, DA, Efficacy of pocket irrigation with bupivacaine and ketorolac in breast augmentation: A randomized controlled trial, Annals Plast. Surg. 62:15, 2009.

Hidalgo, DA, A Detailed analysis of the reduction mammaplasty learning curve: A statistical process model for approaching surgical performance improvement (Discussion). Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 124:715, 2009.

Hidalgo, DA, Spector, JA, Preoperative sizing in breast augmentation. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 125:1781, 2010.

Hidalgo, DA, An integrated approach to lower blepharoplasty. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 127:386, 2011.

Hidalgo, DA, Malar augmentation assessed by magnetic resonance imaging in patients after face lift and fat injection (Discussion). Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 127:2066, 2011.

Hidalgo, DA, Traditional lower blepharoplasty: Is additional support necessary? A 30 year review (Discussion). Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 128:278, 2011.

Hidalgo, DA, Updating the concepts on neck lift and lower third of the face (Discussion). Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 130:206, 2012.

Hidalgo, DA, Prospective outcome study of 225 cases of breast augmentation (Discussion). Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 131:1167, 2013.

Hidalgo, DA, Spector, JA, Breast augmentation. Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 133:567e, 2014.

Hidalgo, DA, Spector, JA, Mastopexy. Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 132:642e, 2013.

Hidalgo, DA, Finesse in forehead and brow rejuvenation: Modern concepts, including endoscopic methods (Discussion). Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 134:1151, 2014.

Hidalgo, DA. Anatomic and round breast implants: How to select and indications for use (Discussion). Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 136:273, 2015.

Hidalgo, DA, Doft, MA, The caudal septum columellar strut graft: An alternative for tip support. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 136:484, 2015.

Hidalgo, DA, Doft, MA, Post reduction breast augmentation. PRS Global Open. 3(10);e527, 2015.

Hidalgo, DA, Sinno, S, Current trends and controversies in breast augmentation. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 137:1142, 2016.

Textbook

Shaw, WW, Hidalgo, DA, Microsurgery in Trauma, Mt. Kisco: Futura Publishing Co.

Selected Videos

Hidalgo, DA, Precision in Breast Reduction, MSKCC Audiovisual, 1996.
Hidalgo, DA, Transaxillary Submuscular Augmentation, MSKCC Audiovisual, 2001.
Hidalgo, DA, Vertical Scar Reduction Mammaplasty, MSKCC Audiovisual, 2001.
Hidalgo, DA, Vertical Reduction, MSKCC Audiovisual, 2003.

Visiting Professorships

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, March 8, 2000.
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, December 6-7, 2000.
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR, March 18-19, 2002.
University of Kansas, Kansas City, MO, April 16-17, 2002.
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, May 14-15, 2002.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, July 18-19, 2002.
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, July 24-25, 2002.
Brown University, Providence, RI, September 24-25, 2002.
University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, MB, October 23, 2002.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, October 24-25, 2002.
University of Miami, Miami, FL, December 3-4, 2002.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, March 22, 2003.
New York University, New York, NY, April 2, 2003.
Georgetown University (Sixth Annual Millard Lectureship), Washington, D.C., May 9, 2009.

Selected Presentations (Out of 120)

Fibula Free Flap Mandible Reconstruction, at the New York Head and Neck Society meeting, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, January 17, 1990.

Fat Anatomy and Metabolism: Clinical Correlates, Breast Anatomy and Choice of Operation, at the symposium: Face and Body Contouring, at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, May 4 5, 1990. Served as Program Director.

Fibula Free Flap Mandible Reconstruction, at the symposium: Head and Neck Surgery and Microvascular Free Flaps in Head and Neck Reconstruction, at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, February 26, 1991.

The Role of Microsurgery in Breast Reconstruction, at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, San Antonio, Texas, April 16, 1991.

Aesthetic Improvements In Free Flap Mandible Reconstruction, at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 18, 1992.

Breast Reconstruction Utilizing the Pedicled TRAM Flap: Patient Selection, Flap Design, and Management of the Donor Site, at the symposium: Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York, New York, May 28 30, 1992.

Keynote address: Issues, Techniques, and Results in Mandible Reconstruction, at the Conjoint Symposium on Contemporary Head and Neck Reconstruction, Chicago, Illinois, July 28-30, 1995.

Topics in Breast Reconstruction (postgraduate course), at the American College of Surgeons Spring Meeting, New York, New York, April 14-17, 1996.

Current Concepts in Plastic Surgery, Young Presidents Organization, Metropolitan Club, New York, New York, April 14, 1996.

Mandible Reconstruction (panel), at the International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Toronto, Canada, July 28-August 1, 1996.

Custom Rhytidectomy (panel), at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington, D.C., October 13, 1996.

Optimizing Aesthetic Results in Breast Reduction, Management of Complex Problems Associated with Reduction, and Augmentation Mammoplasty: Analyzing the Variables, Incisions, Locations, and Implant Type, at the Breast Surgery and Body Contouring in the 90's Symposium, Sante Fe, New Mexico, August 13-16, 1997.

Individualizing Reconstruction for Patients (postgraduate course), American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October 12-17, 1997.

Breast Reduction (live surgery); Breast Augmentation (panel); Vascular Options and Skin-sparing Technique; Inferior Pedicle Breast Reduction; Breast Topics (session moderator), at the Fourteenth Annual Breast Surgery Symposium, sponsored by the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Atlanta, GA, January 16-18, 1998.

Revising the Unsatisfactory Result in Breast Augmentation (panel), Optimizing Cosmetic Results in Breast Reduction (panel) and Precision in Breast Reduction (instructional course) at the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Boston, Massachusetts, October 3-7, 1998.

Breast Reduction Variants: Skin Design and Surgical Strategy; Breast Augmentation: Choosing the Implant, Pocket Plane & Incision; Breast Reduction (live surgery), at the symposium: Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: The Cutting Edge II, at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York, New York, November 9-13, 1998.

Submuscular vs. Subglandular Augmentation; Breast Reduction with the Inverted T: Role in Year 2000; Pedicle TRAM Flap Reconstruction; Oncologic Considerations in Breast Cancer (session moderator), at the Sixteenth Annual Breast Surgery Symposium, sponsored by the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Atlanta, GA, January 14-16, 2000.

Shape and Symmetry – Managing Difficult Breast Problems (panel), at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Lake Buena Vista, FL, May 12-17, 2000.

Vertical Scar Breast Reduction (panel); Precision in Breast Reduction (instructional course), at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA, October 15-18, 2000.

Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery (instructional course); Correcting/Preventing Common Problems with Saline Breast Augmentation (panel), at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, NY, May 4-9, 2001.

Free Flap Mandibular Reconstruction: A Ten Year Follow-Up, at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Charleston, SC, May 13-16, 2001.

The Art of Facial Aesthetics, at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Boston, MA, May 22-27, 2001.

Vertical Scar Breast Reduction, at the Emerging Technologies in Plastic Surgery symposium, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY, June 1-2, 2001.

Augmentation of the Ptotic Breast (panel); Precision in Breast Reduction (instructional course) at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Orlando, FL, November 3-7, 2001.

The Relationship Between Facial Shape, SMAS Technique and Aesthetic Results in Rhytidectomy; Precision in Breast Reduction (instructional course), Limited Incision Breast Contouring: Is the Inverted-T Obsolete (panel), at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas, NV, April 27-Mjay 2, 2002.

Vertical Scar Breast Reduction; De-augmentation Breast Augmentation, at the Nineteenth Annual Breast Surgery Symposium, sponsored by the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Atlanta, GA, January 17-19, 2003.

Facial Rejuvenation: A Personal Perspective; Breast Augmentation; Vertical Reduction, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 2003.

Vertical Reduction, at the New York Academy of Medicine, April 26, 2003.

The Indications for SMAS-ectomy in Rhytidectomy; Inverted-T Breast Reduction: Is It Resurrected? (panel); Breast Reduction: The New and Traditional (instructional course);Vertical Reduction (interactive video), at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Boston, MA, May 17-21, 2003.

Limited Incision Breast Reduction – Considerations for Predictable Shaping/Results; Limited Incision Approaches to Breast reduction (panel); Vertical Reduction (live surgery), at the 38th Annual Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery, Miami, FL, February 5-7, 2004.

Achieving Consistency in Vertical Reduction (panel); Breast Reduction: The New and Traditional (instructional course), at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Vancouver, BC, April 17–21, 2004.

Masters Series: Short-Scar Breast Reduction (instructional course) and Short-Scar Breast Reduction: Making Patients’ Intraoperative Appearance as Aesthetic as their Postoperative Contour (panel), at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, October 8-13, 2004.

Difficult Problems in Breast Re-Shaping-Asymmetry, Tuberous Breasts and Soft Tissue Involution with Ptosis (panel); Interactive Video: The No-Vertical Scar Breast Reduction (moderator); Breast Reduction: The New and Traditional (instructional course), at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Orlando, FL, April 21-24, 2006.

Artistic Precision in Breast Augmentation - Evolving Concepts for Optimizing Results; The Role of Silicone Implants/Aesthetic Control/Minimizing Re-operation (panel); Critical Decision Making in Augmentation-Mastopexy (panel); Breast Augmentation (live surgery), at the 41st Annual Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery, Miami, FL, February 15-17, 2007.

The Role of Pedicle Position in Breast Shaping (panel); Breast Reduction: The New and Traditional (instructional course), at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, NY, April 21-24, 2007.

Patient Safety in Breast Surgery (panel) at Patient Safety in Cosmetic Surgery, New York, NY, June 2, 2007.

Controversies in Breast Augmentation – Incision Selection, Implant Selection, Pocket Dissection, Postoperative Recovery, Reoperation Rate; The Role of Autologous Fat Augmentation in Breast Surgery (panel), at the 42nd Annual Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery, Miami, FL, February 7-9, 2008.

Augmentation-Mastopexy: Indications, Options and Surgical Techniques; Difficult Case Presentations on Augmentation-Mastopexy (panel), at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, New York, NY, March 1, 2008.

Facial Aesthetic Surgery: A Personal Perspective, Sixth Annual Millard Lectureship, at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., May 9, 2009.

Vertical Reduction: A Ten Year Perspective; Lower Blepharoplasty: An Integrated Approach, at the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: The Next Generation Symposium, New York, NY, December 4-6, 2009.

Special Presentation: The Integrated Approach to Lower Lid Blepharoplasty, at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Boston, MA, May 8-11, 2011.

Augmentation-Mastopexy: Indications, Techniques, and Pitfalls; Lower Blepharoplasty: Algorithmic Approach, at the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/Anti Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Symposium, New York, NY, June 10-12, 2011.

Eugene Courtiss Memorial Lecture, Anatomy of Innovation in Plastic Surgery: Fibula Free Flap Mandible Reconstruction, at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Amelia Island, FL, October 20-23, 2011.

Surgical Rejuvenation of the Brow and Upper Periorbital Region; An Integrated Approach to Lower Blepharoplasty, at the Sixth Annual Oculoplastic Symposium, Atlanta, GA, January 10, 2013.

Transconjunctival Fat Repositioning, Blending the Lid-Cheek Junction; Clarifying Techniques for Periorbital Rejuvenation (panel), Lower Lid Blepharoplasty with Transconjunctival Fat Repositioning (interactive video); Implant Selection in Primary Breast Augmentation (panel); Problem Solving and Problem Prevention in the Secondary Breast Augmentation Patient; Contour Restoration in the Reoperative Breast Augmentation Patient (panel); Vertical Reduction/Mastopexy (interactive video, at the 47th Annual Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery, Miami, FL, February 14-16, 2013.

Algorithm for Procedure Design in Lower Lid Blepharoplasty, at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, NY, April 13-16, 2013.

Facial Skeletal Support – Choosing the Right Technique for the Right Face, at the 50th Annual Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery, Miami, FL, February 11-13, 2016.

Mastering Control in Breast Augmentation - Tissue Based Planning and Refined Surgical Technique (panel); Point/Counterpoint - Lower Eyelid Roulette (panel), at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas, NV, April 2-7, 2016.

The Walter J. Peters Lecture: Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty; Primary Breast Augmentation; Rhytidectomy - Current Preferences; Vertical Reduction for Small to Moderate Macromastia; Secondary Breast Augmentation, at the University of Toronto, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium, Toronto, Canada, April 15-16,2016.

Intraoperative comparison of anatomical vs. round implants: A randomized control trial, at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA, September 23-27, 2016.

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