NYC Reconstructive Surgeon | Dr. Keith Blechman

dr keith blechman mdDr. Keith Blechman exclusively performs Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, and Post-Mastectomy Lymphedema Surgery.

CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Present – Lenox Hill Hospital, Assistant Attending, Plastic Surgery, New York, NY
  • Present – New York Methodist Hospital, Assistant Attending, Plastic Surgery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Present – Bellevue Hospital, Assistant Attending, Plastic Surgery, New York, NY
  • Present-  New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Assistant Attending, Plastic Surgery, New York, NY
  • 07/2012-06/2013 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Clinical Specialist, Plastic Surgery, Houston, TX

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • New York County Medical Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • New York County Medical Society
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship, Houston, TX
  • New York University School of Medicine, Plastic Surgery Residency and Chief Residency, New York, NY
  •  New York University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, New York, NY
  • New York University School of Medicine, Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship, New York, NY
  • Brown University, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Providence, RI

MEDICAL LICENSURE

  • Texas
  • New York

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC SURGERY EXPERIENCE

  • 04/2010 Haiti, LEAP Foundation
  • 09/2008 Nepal, Kathmandu Model Hospital
  • 03/2004 Nepal, Kathmandu Model Hospital

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 06/2013 Best Save Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • 09/2006 ASMS/MSF Synthes Research Grant Award, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • 03/2005 Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • 09/2004 Honors Program Research Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • 05/1999 Graduation with Honors, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • 03/1995 Westinghouse Science Talent Search National Semifinalist, Ward Melville High School, Setauket, NY

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

  • Blechman KM, Suami H, Zhang H, Skoracki RJ, Chang DW. Evaluation of indocyanine green lymphography following upper
    extremity lymphaticovenular bypass. Ann Plast Surg. In submission.
  • Dillon A, Sinno S, Blechman KM, Berman R, Saadeh PB. Functional reconstruction of a large anterior thigh defect using
    contralateral anterolateral thigh flap with tensor latae and motorized vastus lateralus. J Recon Microsurg. 2014.
  • Blechman KM, Tanna N, Broer PN, Ireton JE, Ahn CY, Allen RJ. Stacked profunda artery perforator (PAP) flaps for breast
    reconstruction: a case report. J Recon Microsurg. 2013; 29(9): 631-4.
  • Alperovich M, Tanna N, Samra F, Blechman KM, Shapiro RL, Guth AA, Axelrod DM, Choi M, Karp NS. Nipple-sparing
    mastectomy in patients with a history of reduction mammoplasty or mastopexy: how safe is it? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;
    131(5): 962-7.
  • Blechman KM and Kronowitz SJ. Commentary: Long-Term Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Immediate 2-Stage
    Expander/Implant Reconstruction and Postmastectomy Radiation. Breast Dis Quart. 2012; 23(4): 368-9.
  • Blechman KM, Karp NS, Levovitz C, Guth AA, Axelrod DM, Shapiro RL, Choi M. The lateral inframmamary fold incision for
    nipple-sparing mastectomy: outcomes from over 50 implant-based breast reconstructions. Breast J. 2012; 19(1): 31-40.
  • Grieves MR, Samra F, Pavlides SC, Blechman KM, Naylor SM, Woodrell CD, Cadacio C, Levine JP, Bancroft TA, Michalak M,
    Warren SM, Gold LI. Exogenous calreticulin improves diabetic wound healing. Wound Repair Reg. 2012; 20(5): 715-30.
  • Blechman KM, Zervos M. Post-thoracotomy Horner syndrome associated with extrapleural infusion of local anesthetic.
    Interact Cardiovasc Thor Surg. 2009; 9(2): 309-10.
  • Khonsari RH, Blechman KM, Michaels J, Vigler M, Chiu DT, Wallerstein R, Blei F. Vascular malformations and upper extremity
    anomalies associated with a subtelomeric microdeletion of chromosome 4p. Clin Dysmorph. 2008; 17(3): 193-4.
  • Michaels J, Churgin SS, Blechman KM, Aarabi S, Galiano RD, Gurtner GC. db/db mice exhibit severe wound-healing
    impairments compared with other murine diabetic strains in a silicone-splinted excisional wound model. Wound Rep Regen.
    2007; 15(5): 665-70.
  • Kleinman ME, Grieves MR, Churgin SS, Blechman KM, Chang EI, Ceradini DJ, Tepper OM, Gurtner GC. Hypoxia-induced
    mediators of stem/progenitor cell trafficking are increased in children with hemangioma. Arterio Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007; 27(12):
    2664-70.
  • Gold LI, Rahman M, Blechman KM, Greives MR, Churgin S, Michaels J, Callaghan MJ, Cardwell NL, Pollins AC, Michalak M,
    Siebert JW, Levine JP, Gurtner GC, Nanney LB, Galiano RD, Cadacio CL. Overview of the role for Calreticulin in the enhancement
    of wound healing through multiple biological effects. J Invest Derm. 2006; 126S: 57-65.
  • Blechman KM, Karch SB, Stephens BG. Demographic, pathologic, and toxicological profiles of 127 decedents testing positive
    for ephedrine alkaloids. Foren Sci Internat. 2004; 139(1): 61-9.
  • Aronson BD, Fisher AL, Blechman K, Caudy M, Gergen JP. Groucho-dependent and –independent repression activities of
    Runt domain proteins. Mol Cell Biol. 1997; 17(9): 5581-7.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Blechman KM, Suami H, Skoracki RJ, Chang DW. Evaluation of indocyanine green lymphography following upper extremity
    lymphaticovenular bypass. International Symposium for the Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema. April 10, 2013. Chang Gung
    Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan.
  • Alperovich M, Choi M, Karp NS, Blechman KM, Samra F, Levine JP, Schnabel F, Axelrod DM, Shapiro R, Guth AA. Nipple-sparing
    mastectomy and subareolar biopsy: to freeze or not to freeze? Evaluating the role of subareolar intraoperative frozen section.
    American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium. September 14, 2012. San Antonio, TX.
  • 8999Alperovich M, Samra F, Blechman KM, Shapiro RL, Axelrod DM, Choi M, Karp NS, Guth AA. Nipple-sparing mastectomy in
    patients with a history of reduction mammaplasty: How safe is it? American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer
    Symposium. September 13, 2012. San Antonio, TX
  • Blechman KM, Reavey PL, Weichman KA, Levine JP, Choi M, Karp NS. Use of the Biopatch drain dressing to reduce infection in
    implant-based breast reconstruction. European Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. May 26, 2012. Munich,
    Germany.
  • Blechman KM, Reavey PL, Weichman KA, Levine JP, Choi M, Karp NS. Use of the Biopatch drain dressing to reduce infection in
    implant-based breast reconstruction. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 14, 2012. San Francisco,
    CA.
  • Blechman KM, Saadeh PB, Rapp T, Berman R, Otterburn D, Jacobs J. ASRM Best Case/Best Save: Functional reconstruction of
    a large anterior thigh defect using contralateral ALT/TFL with motorized vastus lateralis. American Society of Reconstructive
    Microsurgery Annual Meeting. January 15, 2012. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Guth AA, Blechman K, Levovitz C, Small K, Axelrod D, Karp N, Choi M. Nipple-areolar sparing mastectomy: Utility of the lateral
    inframammary incision in immediate implant-based reconstructions. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. December 6, 2011.
    San Antonio, TX.
  • Blechman KM, Levovitz C, Karp NS, Choi M. The lateral inframammary fold incision for nipple-sparing mastectomy: outcomes
    from over 50 implant-based breast reconstructions. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. April 30, 2011. Louisville,
    KY.
  • Blechman KM, Levovitz C, Choi M, Karp NS. The lateral inframammary fold incision for nipple-sparing mastectomy: outcomes
    from over 50 implant-based breast reconstructions. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 10, 2011.
    Boca Raton, FL.
  •  Blechman KM, Ashjian PJ, Small KH, Levine JP. Predictors of adverse outcomes following deep sternal wound reconstruction.
    New York State Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident’s Night. March 8, 2010. New York NY.
  • Blechman KM, Flores RL, Friedman DW. Hand trauma associated with high energy winch and cable pulley accidents.
    American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. January 11, 2006, Tucson, AZ.
  • Churgin SS, Callaghan MJ, Galiano RD, Blechman KM, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC. Therapeutic administration of superoxide
    dismutase (SOD) mimetics normalizes wound healing in diabetic mice. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. October
    16, 2005, San Francisco, CA.
  •  Gold LI, Rahman M, Michaels J, Blechman KM, Churgin S, Callaghan M, Deveau-Rosen J, Michalak M, Gurtner G, Nanney LB.
    Annual Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin. October 13, 2005, Salishan Lodge, OR.
  • Blechman KM, Seiser N, Bhatt K, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC. Expression of anti-oxidative genes protects multipotent progenitor
    cells from hypoxia-induced apoptosis. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. May 18, 2005, Toronto, Canada.
  • Churgin SS, Callaghan MJ, Galiano RD, Blechman KM, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC. Therapeutic administration of superoxide
    dismutase (SOD) mimetics normalizes wound healing in diabetic mice. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. May 18,
    2005, Toronto, Canada.
  • Kleinman ME, Churgin SS, Ceradini DJ, Blechman KM, Galiano RD, Tepper OM, Gurtner GC. Mediators of stem cell
    mobilization and recruitment in children with infantile hemangioma. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. May 18,
    2005, Toronto, Canada.
  • Blechman KM, Karch SB, Stephens BG. Demographic, pathologic, and toxicological profiles of 127 decedents testing positive
    for ephedrine alkaloids. American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, February 16, 2004, Dallas, TX.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Blechman KM and Haddock N. Stacked Profunda Artery Perforator Flaps for Unilateral Breast Reconstruction. In Breast
    Reconstruction: Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques. Ed: Shiffman M. In press.
  • Blechman KM and Kronowitz SJ. Problems in Breast Reconstruction: Autologous Breast Reconstruction After Lumpectomy or
    Mastectomy. In Problems in Breast Surgery: A Repair Manual. Ed: Fisher J and Handel N: CRC Press; 2014.
  • Ceradini DC and Blechman KM. Dermatology for Plastic Surgeons II: Cutaneous Malignancies. In Grabb and Smith’s Plastic
    Surgery. 7th ed. Ed: Thorne C: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014: 115-26.

ONLINE CME TUTORIALS

  •  Blechman KM, McCarthy CM, Cordeiro PG. Breast Reconstruction and Radiation Therapy. In Plastic Surgery Hyperguide.
    www.plasticsurgery.hyperguides.com. Sept 2011.

OTHER ARTICLES

  • Blechman KM. Microsurgery and lymphedema. World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Newsletter. 2013; 4(4): 13-5.

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