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Curriculum Vitae

ALEXANDER S. DONATH, M.D., F.A.C.S.
DIPLOMATE, A.B.F.P.R.S
DIPLOMATE, A.B.O.


PHONE: (513)891-LIFT (5438) (WORK) (513) 891-6642 (FAX).
OHIO MEDICAL LICENSE #: 35.090404

CURRENT POSITION

Double Board Certified Director, Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgery

7763 Montgomery Road, Suite A

Cincinnati, OH  45236

www.cincyfacialplastics.com

-Providing comprehensive facial plastic and reconstructive surgical and procedural expertise
-Sought-after educator of Cosmetic Surgeons from around the world.   Invited teaching activities:

  • “Volume Lift for Facial Rejuvenation” (Presented at the University of Cincinnati)
    April 2009, Cincinnati, OH.
  • “State of the Art Facial Rejuvenation” (Presented at the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati 2009 Winter Conference)
    January 2009, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

“Complementary Fat Grafting”—Sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
September 2007, Highland Park, NJ 

“Contemporary Surgery of the Aging Face”—October 19-20, 2007, St. Louis, MO

BOARD CERTIFICATION

The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS)

The American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO)
-Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology
-Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and all other aspects of Head & Neck Surgery

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

-American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
-American Board of Otolaryngology
-American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
-American Medical Association (AMA)
- Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati
-Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA)

FELLOWSHIP

The Glasgold Group
-American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Fellowship
 Highland Park, NJ

-Center of Excellence in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Including Revision Rhinoplasty, Facelifting, Complementary Fat Grafting, Blepharoplasty, Injectable Fillers, Botox, and Mohs Defect Reconstruction

• Original Research:

  1. The 3-Dimensional, Chronologic Analysis of Volumetric Changes in the Face with Synthetic Filler Materials (Presented at the AAFPRS Annual Meeting 2007, Washington, D.C.)
  2. Gravity vs. Volume Loss:  Current Concepts in the Aging Face.  Landmark article published in the international journal Current Opinion in Otolaryngology.

• Presentations:
        Please see Publications/Presentations section for details
• Volunteer Activity:
       The Rose Fund
             -Caring for victims of domestic violence, providing medical and surgical treatment.

RESIDENCY

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
St. Louis University School of Medicine
•  Widely regarded as one of top residency programs for Facial Plastic Surgery
• Studied and operated with Harvard-trained Facial Plastic    Surgeons
• Scored in 99th percentile for Facial Plastic Surgery section—inservice examination
Triological Society Travel Award, Spring 2006
      -For outstanding research: The Pericranial Flap for Frontal Sinus Cranialization: An added layer of protection

• Research Activities:

       1. Cost-effectiveness of preoperative vascular analysis for radial forearm microvascular free flaps
       2.   Frontal sinus cranialization: long-term outcomes 
       3. Pneumatization of the nasal septum: a radiologic, developmental, and clinical analysis. 
       4.  Comparison of Medpor® to autologous cartilage for alar batten grafting.

Department of Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine
General Surgery internship

EDUCATION

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH
MD received June, 2001
President, American Medical Student Association (amsa®), UCCOM chapter
Secretary, Surgery Club
Recipient, Summer Research Scholars grant
Participant, Kids In Chemotherapy Study (KICS)
Group coordinator, Leadership & Management Club

Ohio University
Athens, OH
B.S. in Biology with Chemistry minor received June, 1996.  Graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa honors
-Recipient, Rush Elliott Pre-professional Scholarship, Class of 1960 Scholarship, Program to Aid Career Exploration Award.

-Teaching experience: Biology laboratory assistant, Fall 2003.  Assisted in the instruction of freshman dissection course.
CONFERENCES ATTENDED

May 2013

Advances in Rhinoplasty, Biannual Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
Chicago, IL

September 2012

Fall Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
Washington D.C.

June 2012

The 8th Annual Las Vegas Cosmetic Surgery.
Las Vegas, NV

September 2011

Fall Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
San Francisco, CA

May 2011

Advances in Rhinoplasty, Biannual Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
Chicago, IL

September 2010

Fall Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
Boston, MA

November 2009

Hair Restoration Surgery
Course Director: Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS
St. Louis, MO

October 2009

Fall Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
Course Directors: Robert Kellman, M.D., Paul Carniol, M.D., Fred Fodok, M.D.
San Diego, CA

January 2009

Winter Meeting, Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

January 2009

Winter Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
Telluride, CO

September 2008

Fall Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
Chicago,  IL

October 2007

Contemporary Surgery of the Aging Face
St. Louis, MO

September 2007

Fall Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
Washington, DC

September 2007

Complementary Fat Grafting
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Highland Park, NJ

June 2007

Advances in Rhinoplasty 2007
Biannual meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery
Boston, MA

October 2006

Fall Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Toronto, ON

September 2006

New York City Aging Face Conference 2006
New York City, NY
Course Co-directors:  Thomas Romo III, M.D., Anthony Sclafani, M.D.

May 2005

AO/ASIF Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction
St. Louis, MO

October 2004

Microvascular Reconstruction of the Head & Neck
Practical Anatomy Workshop, St Louis University
Course Director: Mark A. Varvares, M.D.
Faculty: Mack L. Cheney, M.D., Neil Futran, M.D., Theresa Hadlock, M.D., Bruce Haughey, M.D., Richard Hayden, M.D., Theodoros Teknos, M.D., Mark Urken, M.D.

July 2004

Advances in Cosmetic Blepharoplasty, Brow, & Midface Lift
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Course Directors: Philip Custer, M.D., Morris Hartstein, M.D., John Holds, M.D.
Faculty: Gregory Branham, M.D., Oscar Ramirez, M.D., Frank Simo, M.D

January 2004

Advances in Cosmetic Blepharoplasty, Brow & Midface Lift Workshop  St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Course Directors: Morris Hartstein, M.D., John Holds, M.D.
Faculty: Gregory Branham, M.D., Frank Simo, M.D.

June 2003

Advances in Rhinoplasty 2003.  Chicago, Illinois.
Course Directors:  Dean M. Toriumi, MD, Ira D. Papel, MD, M. Eugene Tardy, MD

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

  • Kenwood Women's Club, Lecture Series, Feb 10, 2012.

  • Donath AS, Glasgold MG, Glasgold RA., Meier J, Quantitative Evaluation of Volume Augmentation in the Tear Trough with a Hyaluronic Acid-Based Filler: A Three Dimensional Analysis. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal, Volume 125, Number 5, 2010; pp. 1515-1522.

  • Donath AS. Facial Rejuvenation: A Chronology of Procedures. In: Farage MA, Miller KW, Maibach HI (eds) Textbook of Aging Skin.  Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2010; pp. 1175-1183.

  • Donath AS. Volume Lift for Facial Rejuvenation (Presented at the University of Cincinnati, April 2009).

  • Donath AS. State of the Art Facial Rejuvenation (Presented at the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati 2009 Winter Conference) January 2009,Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

  • Donath AS, Glasgold MG, Glasgold RA.  Three-Dimensional Analysis of Volumetric Changes in the Face with Synthetic Fillers (Presented at the AAFPRS Annual Meeting 2007, Washington, D.C.)

  • Glasgold AI, Glasgold RA, Donath AS.  Vertical Angle Division: A Versatile Technique for Tip Modification.  Multispecialty Cosmetic Surgery conference, June 2007, Las Vegas, NV.

  • Glasgold AI, Glasgold RA, Donath AS.  Alar-Columellar Disharmony—Correction with Vertical Angle Division.  Multispecialty Cosmetic Surgery Society conference, June 2007, Las Vegas, NV.

  • Glasgold AI, Donath AS.  The Difficult Nasal Tip.  Panel presentation, Multispecialty Cosmetic Surgery conference, June 2007, Las Vegas, NV.

  • Donath AS, Glasgold AI.  The Changing Landscape of Facial Plastic Surgery: Novel Procedures and Procedures I No Longer Perform.  New Jersey State Medical Society meeting, April, 2007.

  • Donath AS, Glasgold MG.  Volume Loss vs. Gravity: New Concepts in Facial Aging.   Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 15; 238-243: 2007

  • Donath AS, Sindwani R.  Frontal Sinus Cranialization using the Pericranial Flap:  An Added Layer of Protection.  Laryngoscope 116; 1585-1588:2006. *

  • Donath AS, Sindwani R.  Frontal Sinus Cranialization using the Pericranial Flap:  An Added Layer of Protection.  Presented at the Middle and Western Section Meeting of the Triological Society, San Diego, CA, February 2006. *

    *     -Triological Society Travel Award received for this research

  • Petrous Apex Lesions:  Diagnosis and Management.  Presented at Grand Rounds, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, St. Louis University, August, 2005.

  • Donath AS, Dean RL, Boyd JH.  Maxillary alveolar cancer in a 6 year old girl. Poster presentation: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery national meeting, Los Angeles, CA, October, 2005.

  • Pediatric Cutaneous Vascular Lesions of the Head & Neck.  Presented at Grand Rounds, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, St. Louis University, January 2005.

  • Pneumatization of the nasal septum: a radiologic, developmental, and clinical analysis.  Presented at annual Harkins Day Research Forum of the Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, St. Louis University, June 2004.

  • Cutaneous Malignancy.  Presented at Grand Rounds, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, St. Louis University, January 2004.

  • MedPor vs. autologous cartilage for alar batten grafting.  Presented at annual Harkins Day Research Forum of the Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, St. Louis University, June 2003.

  • Management of the Cleft Lip and Palate.  Presented at Grand Rounds, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, St. Louis University, May 2003.

  • Bilobed flaps for Mohs defect reconstruction.  Presented at Resident Teaching Conference, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, St. Louis University, July 2003.

  • Donath AS, Tami, TA. Surgery vs. Radiation Therapy for T1 Glottic Carcinoma:  A Cost-effective Analysis.  Presented at Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, July, 2000.  Manuscript also published in Univ. of Cinti. Coll. of Med. Cost-effective Medicine Review, 2001.

  • Donath AS, Gleich, LG.  Gene Therapy for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head & Neck.  Poster presentation, Medical Student Summer Research Scholars Forum, Univ. of Cinti. Coll. of Med, 11/1998.

  • North, M, Dallalio, G, Donath AS, Melink, R, Means, RTJr.  Serum transferrin receptor levels in patients undergoing evaluation of iron stores: correlation with other parameters, and observed versus predicted results.  Clinical & Laboratory Haematology 19; 93-97, 1997.

  • Means, RTJr., Donath AS.  Correlation between serum soluble transferrin receptor and serum ferritin levels.  Blood87 (Suppl.); 2537, 1995.

  • Means RTJr., Donath AS, North, M, Dallalio, G.  Correlation of serum transferrin receptor levels with other parameters in patients undergoing evaluation of iron status:  observed vs. predicted results.  Blood 88 (Suppl.); 1942, 1996.

  • TA Ellis, AS Donath, LG Morris, JB Thuma, SL Hooper (1996) Motor pattern expression of a lateral pyloric constrictor muscle. Soc Neurosci Abstr 22:131.

  • Ellis TA, Donath AS, Morris LG, Thuma, JB, Hooper, SL.  Motor pattern expression of a lateral pyloric constrictor muscle.  Poster presentation, annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 1996.
AWARDS/HONORS

  • "Top Doc" in Plastic Surgery, Cincinnati Magazine 2012

  • Patient's Choice Award 2010 and 2011

  • Compassionate Doctor Award 2012

  • Triological Society Resident Travel Grant recipient: Middle Section Meeting, February, 2006

  • Medical Student Research Scholars Grant, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

  • Inductee, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Golden Key honor societies

  • Dean’s List, 4 of 4 years, Ohio University. Graduated summa cum laude (highest honors)

  • Rush Elliott Preprofessional Scholarship, Ohio University

  • Class of 1960 Scholarship, Ohio University

  • Program to Aid Career Exploration (PACE) Award, Ohio University
FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Fluent in German:  12 years of instruction, including four weeks of study abroad in Germany

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center
Attending Physician (2006-2007)
Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Instructor (2006-2007)

Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Research Assistant
Development and use of an animal model to study gene therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.  Assisted in the design and testing of biological vectors for delivery of gene therapy to a mouse model.  Results presented at annual Medical Student Summer Research Forum, Sept., 1998.

Prevention Research Laboratory
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Research Assistant
Responsible for isolation of DNA from leukocytes in whole blood and performing PCR and gel electrophoresis on the isolate to differentiate between isoforms of the APO-E gene.  Results used in the diagnosis of cholesterol disorders and to assist in assessing cardiovascular risk.

Hightop Medical Research
Study Assistant
Assisted in conducting clinical trials of novel pharmaceuticals in patients from adjoining internal medicine practice.  Responsibilities included reviewing patient histories for conformity to study protocol, acquiring participants’ vital signs, assisting in maintenance of study files, and communicating results with study headquarters.

Neuroscience Department
Ohio University
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Responsibilities included microdissection, preparation of physiological buffers, electrophysiological recordings of nerves of the lobster Pannulirus interruptus, use of confocal microscopy to visualize fluorescence-labeled ligands bound to nerve ganglia, and reviewing relevant literature.  Results of this work presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 1996.

Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Research Assistant
Responsibilities included cell culturing and counting, performing ELISA to measure levels of serum transferrin receptor in human blood.  Results presented at annual meetings of the American Society of Hematology 1995, 1996.  Abstracts published in journal Blood.  In addition, manuscript published in Clinical and Laboratory Haematology.

Center for Cholesterol Research
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Research Associate
Utilized molecular biology techniques, including PCR, DNA sequencing, and gel electrophoresis with the goal of elucidating the sequence of the human plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) gene.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

2008-Present

Face To Face Program
Established by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Provides complimentary care to sufferers of facial deformity, whether due to congenital (birth) defect, domestic violence, or war.

2006-2007

The Rose Foundation
Provided facial plastic and reconstructive medical and surgical care to victims of domestic violence.

September, 2005

Honduras ENT Brigade
Juticalpa, Honduras
Delivered medical and surgical otolaryngological care to underserved citizens in the region of Juticalpa, Honduras

1996-1997

Center for Emergency Care, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Patient Liaison

1994-1995

Emergency Department, O’Blenness Memorial Hospital
Athens, OH
Emergency Department Volunteer

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