Carlos R. Medina, M.D.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
University of Puerto Rico 8/94 – 5/99
Bachelor of Science / 1999 San Juan, PR Dean’s List
U. Central del Caribe 8/99 – 6/03
Doctor of Medicine / 2003 School of Medicine Magna Cum Laude Bayamon, PR
TempleUniversityHospital 6/03 – 6/08
Residency, General Surgery Philadelphia, PA TempleUniversityHospital 7/08– 6/10
Fellowship, Plastic and Philadelphia, PA Reconstructive Surgery
Member of Alpha Omega Alpha 2002
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges 2002 – 2003
UCCSchool of Medicine Excellency in Medical Education Award 2001 – 2003
Russell and Pearl Moses Memorial Endowed Medical Award for Outstanding Teaching 2008
Burn Centers of Florida, Plastic Surgeon Miami, FL, 7/12-5/16
Medical Director, Burn Center Kendall Regional Medical Center, 3/14 – 2/16
Plastic Surgery Associates of Kendall, Plastic Surgeon Miami, FL, 9/10 –7/12
UCC School of Medicine, Basic Science Tutor of 1st year medical students Bayamon, PR, 8/00 – 5/01
Avoiding Free Nipple Grafts During Reduction Mammaplasty in Patients With Gigantomastia. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 55(1):21-24, July 2005. Lacerna, M MD; Spears, J MD; Mitra, A MD; Medina, C MD; McCampbell, E MD; Kiran, R MD; Mitra, A BS
Increased prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in hand infections at an urban medical center. PlastReconstr Surg. 2006;118:161-166. Kiran RV, McCampbell B, Angeles AP, Montilla RD, Medina C, Mitra A, Gaughan J, Spears J, Mitra A.
Endovascular treatment of an abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysm as a late complication of inferior vena cava filter placement. J VascSurg 2006;43:1278-82. Carlos R. Medina, Jeffrey Indes, Christopher Smith.
Giant Submental Lipoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2007; 15(4):219-222. Carlos R Medina M.D.,Stacey Schneider M.D., AvirMitra BA, Julia Spears M.D., AmitabhaMitra M.D, M.S., F.R.C.S.(Ed), F.A.C.S.
Acellular Cadaveric Dermis (Alloderm) for Ventricular Coverage after a Gunshot Wound.Injury Extra, Volume 39, Issue 4, April 2008, Pages 123-126.Medina C, Akinyemi T, Denne J, Seamon M, Goldberg A, Pieri P, Bradley K, Santora T, Pathak A, Macha M.
The use of an innovative device for upper extremity fasciotomy closure. Hand, June 2007;3(2):146-51. Medina C, Spears J, Mitra A.
Follow-up After Asymptomatic Penetrating Thoracic Injury: 3 Hours is Enough. J Trauma, Volume 65, Number 3, September 2008, Pages 998-1002. Mark J. Seamon, MD, Carlos R. Medina, MD, Paola G. Pieri, MD, Carol A. Fisher, BA, John P. Gaughan, PhD, Kevin M. Bradley, MD, Robert M. McNamara, MD, and Amy J. Goldberg, MD
Medina CR, Patel SA, Ridge JA, Topham NS: Improvement of the radial forearm flap donor defect by prelamination with human acellular dermal matrix. Plast Reconstr Surg; 2011 May;127(5):1993-6
An Innovative Technique for Alveolar Grafting. Medina C, Davis W, Tseng M, Bianchi M, Glat P. *Submitted for publication on The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
A Brief Plastic Surgery History. Chen A, Toto J, Dugger J, Medina C. *Submitted for publication on Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Essay Competition.
Visceral Glomus Tumor: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Chen A, Medina C, Bower M, Seamon M, Dempsey D. *Submitted to Archives of Surgery.
An Unnamed First Rib Fibrous Band As A Cause Of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: An Anatomic Study. Medina C, Kim D, Franco M, Spears J, Schneck C, Mitra A. *To be submitted for publication to Annals of Plastic Surgery.
Outcome Study of Vascularized Ulnar Nerve Transposition in 100 Consecutive patients. Medina C, Dugger J, Spears J, Mitra A. *To be submitted for publication to Hand.
Traumatic Arteriovenous Fistula in an Adolescent Patient. Medina C, Choudry R,, Grisafi J, Grewal H, Blebea J. *Submitted for publication on the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
The Use of CT Angiography in Extremity Penetrating Trauma. Gary Cohen, M. D., Kevin M. Bradley, M.D. , Amy J. Goldberg, M. D., F.A.C.S. , Denise Torres, M.D., Carlos Medina, M. D. , Dmitry Niman, M. D., Abhijit S. Pathak, M. D., F.A.C.S, Thomas A. Santora, M. D., Mark Seamon, M. D., David Smoger, M. D., M.A., Jeffrey Weiss, M. D. *Submitted for publication at the Journal of Trauma and Critical Care.
Functional Outcomes of MS-TRAM Flap Surgery on Back Pain. Patel S, Hopkins J, Medina C, Topham N. *On going study
Routine Sampling of Internal Mammary Lymph Nodes during Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction. Medina C, Patel S, Topham N. *On going study
Human Amniotic Membrane used for facial burns; Medina, C; Mullins, R F; Graham, Patricia. *Presented in the John Boswick Burn Conference on February 14-18, 2015, Maui Hawaii, USA.
Body Contouring in the Massive Weight Loss Patient: Review of Costs, Complications, and Patient Satisfaction. Lacerna, M MD; Spears, J MD; Mitra, A MD; Medina, C MD;McCampbell, E MD; Kiran, R MD; Mitra, A BS *Presented in the Aesthetic Meeting. April 2005 Philadelphia.
Avoiding Free Nipple Grafts During Reduction Mammaplasty in Patients With Gigantomastia.Lacerna, M MD; Spears, J MD; Mitra, A MD; Medina, C MD; McCampbell, E MD; Kiran, R MD; Mitra, A BS .*Presented in the Aesthetic Meeting. April 2005 Philadelphia.
Increased prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in hand infections at an urban medical center. Kiran RV, McCampbell B, Angeles AP, Montilla RD, Medina C, Mitra A, Gaughan J, Spears J, Mitra A.*The Robert H Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting February 2006, Philadelphia.
Burn Surgery; Case Presentation. Medina C, Goldberg A, Schmeider F, Hughes W.*Presented on the Annual Day of Trauma Meeting. December 2006, Philadelphia.
Outcome Study of Vascularized Ulnar Nerve Transposition in 100 Consecutive Patients with Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Spears J, Mitra A, Mccampbell B, Kiran R, Roussalis J, Chavez E, Mitra A, Medina C. *Presented in the American Association of Hand Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting. January 2007, San Juan PR.
The Use of an Innovative Device for Wound Closure after Upper Extremity Fasciotomy. Medina C, Spears J, Mitra A, Chavez P, Mitra A.*Poster Presentation in the American Association of Hand Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting. January 2007, San Juan PR.
Penetrating Thoracic Vascular Trauma: Case Presentation. Medina C, Bradley K, Seamon M, Santora T, Pieri P, Pathak A, Goldberg A. *Presented on the Annual Day of Trauma Meeting. December 2007, Philadelphia.
A Comparison of 3hr and 6hr Chest Radiographs for Earlier Identification of Complications from Penetrating Chest Trauma in Asymptomatic Patients.Seamon M, Medina C, Bradley K, Cohen G, Santora T, Pathak A, Goldberg A . *Presented on the EAST Trauma Surgery Meeting, January 2008.
A Brief Plastic Surgery History. Medina C, Chen A, Toto J, Dugger J. *Presented on the Plastic Surgery Senior Resident Meeting February 2008, WashingtonDC
Simultaneous Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy and Left Adrenalectomy. Matthew M Philp MD, Carlos R Medina MD, Eileen de Grandis BA,Daniel T Dempsey MD, John Migaly MD. *Submitted for video presentation on the SAGES Meeting, April 2008, Philadelphia
A Comparison of 3hr and 6hr Chest Radiographs for Earlier Identification of Complications from Penetrating Chest Trauma in Asymptomatic Patients.Medina C, Seamon M, Bradley K, Gaughan J, Santora T, Pathak A, Goldberg A . *Poster Presentation on the PhiladelphiaAcademy of Surgery Meeting, March 2008.
An Unnamed First Rib Fibrous Band As A Cause Of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: An Anatomic Study. Medina C, Kim D, Franco M, Spears J,Schneck C, Mitra A. *Poster presentation on the ASPS Meeting, October 2008, Chicago.
An Innovative Technique for Alveolar Grafting. Medina C, Davis, W, Tseng M, Bianchi M, Glat P. *Presented at the Robert Ivy Society Meeting on April 2009, Pittsburgh.
Radial Forearm Free Flap Pre-lamination with Acellular Human Cadaveric Dermis for Repair of Subtotal Glossectomy Defects. Medina C, Cordera F, Topham N. *Submitted for presentation at NESPS Annual Metting on September 2009, Charleston.
Management of Scalp Osteoradionecrosis with Patient Specific Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Implants and Free Flap Soft Tissue Coverage. Medina C, Patel S. *Submitted for presentation at NESPS Annual Metting on September 2009, Charleston.
Medina C, Bradley K, Mann B. Surgery: A competency-based companion (A volume in the clinical competency series entitled “Blunt Abdominal Trauma”). 424-432; 1stEd. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Saunders-Elsevier 2008.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2003 – 2010 Florida 2010 – Present
LANGUAGE FLUENCY (Other than English)
Read, write and speak Spanish and English fluently.
OTHER AWARDS / ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Plastic Surgery Attending; 2014 - Present
Kendall Regional Medical Center General Surgery Residency Special Care Committee Kendall Regional Medical Center; 2014 - Present
Infection Control Committee; 2008- 2010
Temple University Hospital Administrative Chief Resident 2007 – 2008
Department of Surgery Temple University Hospital Resident Representative 2006 – 2007
System Efficacy Committee Temple University Hospital Resident Representative 2005 – 2006
Resident Review Committee Visit Department of Surgery Temple University Hospital President AOA Gamma Chapter 2002 – 2003
School of Medicine Universidad Central del Caribe Nominated for the AOA Board of Directors 2002 Student Representative 2002 – 2003
LCGME Visit School of Medicine Universidad Central del Caribe Council of Higher Education Scholarship 1999 – 2003
Triple S Medical Insurance Scholarship 2000 – 2001
Council of Higher Education Scholarship 1999 – 2003
NASA-EPSCOR Scholarship 1998
American Burn Association Member; 2012 - Present
American Society of Plastic Surgeons; 2008 – Present
Member of Resident and Fellows Forum American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons; 2008 – Present
American Medical Association 1999– 2003 American Collegeof Surgeon; 2003 – Present
Advanced Burn Life Support Instructor; 2015- Present
Advanced Burn Life Support; 2012 – 2015
American Board of Plastic Surgery; 2011 - Present
American Board of Surgery; 2008 - Present
AmericanCollege of Surgeons; 2003 – Present
Advance Cardiac Life Support Training; 2005 – Present
Advance Trauma Life Suppor;t 2003 – Present
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Reading, boating, running, basketball and biking.