Thomas J. Zaydon, MD, FACS, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience.. Dr. Zaydon is the founder of The Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Miami and is a recognized authority on Plastic and Reconstructive and Burn Surgery. During his tenure, he has worked in the medical field in the emergency room, providing surgical procedures and performing surgery on patients who need long term or short-term care.
Dr. Zaydon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a noted author of numerous articles and chapters on various aspects of plastic surgery.
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Litigation Support - Dr. Zaydon serves as a plastic surgery expert witness on liability cases around the country. He has had the opportunity to work both with defense and plaintiff attorneys. Working in the emergency room at major hospitals has given him opportunities to work with all types of injuries from major reconstruction to minor revisions. He can provide factual synthesis of any issue regarding the medical care or not appropriate medical care rendered. He navigates medical records and understands procedural terminology and insight with professionals, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, as well as physician practices and attorneys.
When it comes to medicine, patients trust their physician to improve their health and enhance their appearance. Often times, a plastic surgery expert can provide input as to assessing the Standard of Care and identifying possible negligence or errors.
Physicians are often called upon to evaluate and manage a wide scope of soft tissue injuries. Damage to adjacent structures or organs are sometimes overlooked, even after thorough evaluation by the initial practitioner. The prudent practitioner will consider a plastic surgical evaluation, but fully evaluating certain types of trauma.
Dr. John M. Shamoun is the only Plastic Surgeon in the United States who is Quadruple Board Certified by the:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Forensic Medicine
Having completed nine formal years of training beyond medical school, Dr. Shamoun is among the most highly educated Plastic Surgeons you will find in the United States today. He is dedicated to achieving extraordinary and unmatched outcomes in all cosmetic plastic surgical procedures.
Dr. Shamoun has earned the reputation of being a surgeon's surgeon, specializing in correcting unfavorable results operated upon elsewhere. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, Nose, Face, Eyes and Body. He also has extensive experience in Medical Malpractice case review, consultation, written evaluation and testimony (in depositions and trial), for plaintiff and defense.
Dr. Shamoun is an articulate subspecialty consultant with up to date knowledge and expertise of Plastic Surgery literature and standards of care. His opinions are supported by extensive subspeciality education, training, and experience.
Areas of Expertise:
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Breast Implant / Augmentation Surgery
Liposuction / Body Contouring Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery of the Eyes, Face, Nose, Breast, Body
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Double board certified, he received his training at Harvard University, Yale University, UCSF, and UCLA. Dr. Moelleken is one of three specialty-trained surgeons in the world to complete the year-long Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA. He is an Attending Surgeon and Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA, where he often performs surgeries and teaches residents. Here, he specializes in patients diagnosed with skin cancers in the facial area who require complex, artful reconstructions.
Dr. Moelleken has innovated various procedures including LiveFill®, autologous fat-fascial grafts; the USIC® & LUSIC® cheeklifts, short incision cheeklifts; the 360 Facelift®, a comprehensive natural appearing facelift procedure; and the Hybrid Tummy Tuck®, a short incision tummy tuck for fit moms. He believes in publishing the results of his innovations in peer-reviewed journals. Results of Dr. Moelleken’s studies have been published in books, articles, and the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. Dr. Moelleken provides free surgical services to Veterans at the West Los Angeles Veteran's Hospital through his UCLA affiliation, and has his own charity, the About Face Foundation ™, helping children and victims of violence or crime who might otherwise be unable to afford reconstructive services. Several of his charity patients have been featured in local and national television and print segments.
Litigation Support - Dr. Brent Moelleken provides expert witness support for insurance companies and counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical case review, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary. Dr. Moelleken has trial experience with the following issues:
William B. Rosenblatt, MD, is a doubly board-certified surgeon with over 35 years of experience in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is boarded by The American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) as well as the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His practice is mostly elective cosmetic surgery, including eyelid, facial, nasal, as well as breast and body cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Rosenblatt teaches residents at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, which are Dr. Rosenblatt’s two hospital affiliations. He was the Associate Director of the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition, Dr. Rosenblatt is a certified inspector for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, which certifies office-based surgical centers toward to goal of improving patient safety.
Dr. Rosenblatt is listed in "Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors" and has been listed in "New York Magazine Best Doctors" and other publications. He is currently on the Executive Board of Directors of AAAASF the premier certifying agent of office-based surgical facilities and is an expert in that field.
Meet Dr. Rosenblatt
Litigation Support - Dr. Rosenblatt has extensive experience doing Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and has testified in court both for the defendant as well as the plaintiff. As a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Rosenblatt uses his skills to evaluate victims of traumatic episodes, such a dog bites, facial trauma, and other issues, and can give testimony on the need for future treatment, costs, and prognosis.
James Apesos, MD, FACS, is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery, and Hand Surgery, allowing him to deal with most any and all potential medical malpractice situations.
Dr. Apesos has decades of experience operating a busy private plastic surgery practice, training surgeons, managing emergency rooms, and hospital facilities. He has a wide experience dealing with both pediatric and adult surgery from congenital to reconstructive to cosmetic.
Education / Training:
University of Pennsylvania, BS
Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, General Surgery Chief Resident
University of Virginia School of Medicine Chief Resident Plastic Surgery
Certified Ohio State Police Officer
Certified Ohio State Firefighter
Litigation Support - Dr. Apesos is an expert witness for Medical Malpractice cases involving Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, including all cosmetic surgery, pediatric surgery, hand surgery, burn surgery, breast surgery, and cancer surgery. He has special skill in complications of surgery and post-surgery deaths.
Dr. Apesos has been providing services to the legal community for 30 years. He has been retained in 30 cases and been deposed over 25 times. A punctual strategist, he is adept at quickly assessing legal cases, cutting through medical jargon, and determining the merits of each case. Dr. Apesos' services include medical record review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed for both plaintiff and defendant.
Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD, is widely regarded as being among the most accomplished Washington, DC area Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons, board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He was educated at top-rated Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Plastic Surgery Program, ranked as the number one hospital year after year by U.S. News and World Report. He started the program as a surgical intern in 2000 and was selected to serve as Chief Resident in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program.
Dr. Khalifeh’s achievements and technical skills led to him being selected to serve as an Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Cosmetic Surgery Education Program at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Plastic Surgery. (Medical degree: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2000); General Surgery Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2004); Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency: University of Maryland Baltimore (2006)
Litigation Support - Dr. Khalifeh provides expert witness opinions in matters involving Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Malpractice. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Eugene Strasser, MD, JD , FACS, ACLM, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 35+ years of experience. Dr. Strasser is a graduate of the the University of Maryland School of Medicine & The Sheppard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. He trained at the world renowned R. Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland & finished General Surgery training at York Hospital in York, PA. He completed his Plastic Surgery residency at Albany Medical Center in New York and is board certified in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Strasser's work is published in multiple professional journals & magazines and is on staff at several local hospitals. He serves as Chief of Staff at The Outpatient Surgery Center in Coral Springs, Florida.