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Dr. Samieh (Sam) Rizk is a double-board certified surgeon in Facial Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in New York. He is recognized around the world as a leading expert on the latest advances in rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery techniques. Dr. Rizk is known for his unique techniques in performing teen rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, combined endonasal rhinoplasty, and sinus and septoplasty surgery. He is the pioneer of 3-D High Definition Rhinoplasty which helps to increase precision while decreasing recovery time for patients. Dr. Rizk has been selected as a top doctor in the New York Metro area by Castle Connolly for many years now and was recently named in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors 2013 edition as a top doctor in Otolaryngology.
EDUCATION – POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
University of Michigan Medical School – Graduated 1993, Ann Arbor, MI
Department of General Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital and New York Hospital, New York, NY
(Rotations: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, Chief Resident, 1998-1999)
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery-American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery accredited fellowship, California
Board Certified – American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Board Certified – American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
MEDICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Faculty of American College of Surgeons (FACS)
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
New York Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Society
Medical Society of the State of New York
New Jersey Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Member of Face-to-Face Committee AAFPRS (2008-2011)
Member of Emerging Technology Committee AAFPRS (2008-2011)
The Rhinoplasty Society, Inc.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Top Doctor in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors 2013 Edition
Top Doctors listed in Castle Connolly’s 2012 Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
Patient’s Choice Award, 2012
Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2012
Chosen as Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2011 as well. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publishes an annual guidebook titled Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, which lists the top 10 percent of the region’s physicians based on recommendation by their peers and is the most prestigious Top Doctors Rating in the United States
Chosen as Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2010
Chosen as Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 2009-12th edition (selection process is by peers only)
Castle Connolly- Included in America’s Top Cosmetic Docs- 2003,2004,2005-Facial Plastic Surgery
Who’s Who In America
Panel Moderator- Northeast Society of Plastic Surgeons Rhinoplasty Panel, 1996
Harvard University Scholarship, 1984
William J. Branstrom Awardee (upper 5% college freshman), 1986
Dean’s Honor List-University of Michigan, 1986-89
Golden Key National Honor Society- University of Michigan
University of Michigan Research Fellowship Awardee, 1988 &1989
NIH Research Grant Fellowship Awardee, 1990
University of Michigan Graduation -Basic Science Research Award, 1993
Residency- Chief Resident-Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital, 1998-1999
Faculty-American College of Surgeons (FACS)
BIBLIOGRAPHY – PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Rizk, SS. Ethnic Rhinoplasty Pearls-A natural approach to Ethnic Preservation rhinoplasty. Published in Plastic Surgery Practice Journal. January 2011.
Rizk, SS. Customized facelift and Rhinoplasty – the surgical artist. Published as cover story in Plastic Surgery Practice Journal. November 2009.
Rizk, SS. Rhinoplasty in 3D – A high definition approach to natural nasal beauty. Published in Plastic Surgery Practice. November 2009; 22-23.
Rizk, SS. New Cartilage Sculpting Techniques for a smoother result in Primary and Revision Rhinoplasty. Submitted to Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Pending publication. 2010.
Rizk, SS., Zimm J. A New Customized Facelift Approach to Achieve a Natural Result. Submitted to Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Pending publication. 2010.
Rizk, SS. Successful Management of Methicillin – Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Orbital Cellulitis After Blepharoplasty. Published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. December 2010; 126(6): 305-307.
Rizk, SS. Latest Advances in Facelift. Plastic Surgery Practice Journal. November 2009; 10-11, 16.
Rizk, SS. Latest Advances in Facelifting/Necklifting. Plastic Surgery Practice Journal. December, 2008.
Rizk SS, Zoumalan R. Tissue Glue in Deep Plane Facelifts. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 2008; 10(2); 103-107.
Rizk SS, Matarasso, A. Short Scar facelift with use of Fibrin Sealant. Dermatologic Clinics 2005; 23: 495-504.
Rizk SS, Bernstein Leslie. The incidence of hematoma in Facelifts with an Open Postauricular Incision as a drain. Submitted- Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Pending Publication.
Rizk SS, Rosenberg D. Algorithm for Analysis and Correction of Nasal Tip Deformities in Revision Rhinoplasty. (Presentation accepted for AAFPRS meeting), CA, September, 2005.
Rizk SS, Edelstein DR, Matarasso A. Concurrent Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Rhinoplasty. Annals of Plastic Surgery 1997; 38: 323-329. (panel discussion leader and presented at Northeast Society of plastic surgeons meeting, Washington, DC, October, 1996).
Rizk SS, Edelstein DR, Matarasso A. Concurrent Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Rhinoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- International Abstracts 1998; 102: 2280-2281.
Rizk SS. Rapid Recovery Rhinoplasty. (presentation and accepted for publication in Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery).
Rizk SS. Hemifacial Atrophy-a case report and analysis. Submitted to Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Romo III T, Rizk SS, Suh J. Mucous Cyst Formation Following Rhinoplasty. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 1999; 1: 208-211.
Rizk SS, Papageorge A, Sacks E. Bilateral Simultaneous Orbital Decompression for Graves’ Orbitopathy Using a Combined Endoscopic and Caldwell- Luc Approach. Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery 2000; 122: 216-221.
Rizk SS, Matarasso, A. Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Analysis of Indications and the Treatment of 100 Patients. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2003;111: 1299-1306. Also presentation at the Northeast Society of Plastic Surgeons Conference, October, 2001, Philadelphia, PA (Selected for PRESS RELEASE 3/03).
Kraus D, Orlikoff R, Rizk SS, et al. Arytenoid Adduction as an Adjunct to Type I Thyroplasty for Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis. Head & Neck 1999; 21: 52-59. Myers MW, Quirk WS, Rizk SS, Miller JM, Altschuler RA. Expression of the major mammalian stress protein in the rat cochlea following transient ischemia. Laryngoscope 1992; 102: 981-98. Recipient First Prize- Basic science research category (Middle States Triologic Society).
Rizk SS, Schoenberg ED, Castronuovo JJ, Filippone AL. The effectiveness and cost of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for the relief of postoperative pain. American Journal of Pain Management 1992; 2: 138-142.
Rizk SS, Komisar A, Kacker A. Need for tracheostomy is rare in patients with acute supraglottitis: Findings of a retrospective study. ENT Journal 2000;79: 952-957.
Rizk SS, Kraus D, Gersheim G, Mudan S. Aggressive combination treatment for invasive fungal sinusitis in immunocompromised patients. ENT Journal 2000;79: 278-285.
Tadros M, Rizk SS, Opher E, Thompson LR. Polymorphous Hemangioendothelioma of the Neck. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology. In-Press.
Steiner, MG, Rizk SS, Kuhel WI. Expression of VLA (B1) Integrins in a Recurrent Pleomorphic Adenoma Cell Line. Laryngoscope.
Rizk SS. Expression of VLA (B1). Intergrins in a recurrent pleomorphic adenoma cell Line. Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, August 1997; 117: 80.
PANELIST/INTRUCTOR/INVITED LECTURER – PLASTIC SURGERY CONFERENCES
“Technology and Rhinoplasty – Instrumentation We Have Found Useful for Improving Accuracy in Nasal Bridge Reduction as Well as Cartilage Sculpting” – presented at the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2012 Conference and also as Panel Moderator “Considerations in Ethnic Rhinoplasty” – Las Vegas, June 2012.
“Latest Advances in Facelift/Necklift Surgery” – presented at the FACE Conference and Exhibition – London, UK, June 2012.
“Latest Advances in Rhinoplasty Surgery” – presented at the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies (IFPSS) Conference – Rome, Italy, May 2012.
“High Definition Modern Approaches to Minimally Invasive Natural Rhinoplasty” – presented at Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgeon Conference – Dr. Rizk also Panel Moderator-Rhinoplasty New Techniques-San Paulo, Brazil, 2009.
Airway Evaluation before Rhinoplasty and Prevention of Airway Problems after Rhinoplasty-lecturer and panelist – Rhinoplasty Society Meeting-ASAPS meeting, Orlando, FL, April, 2006.
Challenging Rhinoplasty-AAFPRS Winter Symposium-Snowmass, CO, February, 2003.
Rhinoplasty-My Preferred Technique-Northeast Society of Plastic Surgeons- Washington, DC, 1996.
Rhinoplasty-Rapid Recovery Technique-American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery- Los Angeles, CA, 2005.
Rhinoplasty-Algorithm for Analysis and Correction of Nasal Tip Deformities in Revision Rhinoplasty-American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, 2005.
Endonasal Rhinoplasty Techniques-Northeast Society of Plastic Surgeons- Panel leader-Washington, DC and published in Annals of Plastic Surgery, April, 1997-vol.38, number 4-pp-323-329.
Instructor-“The Art of Rhinoplasty”-A Practical Rhinoplasty Course- Director, Leslie Bernstein, M.D- U.C. San Francisco Medical School, California- November 12-15, 1999.
“Customized Facelift Approach” – presented as course at International Facial Plastic Surgery Conference, Fl, 2010.
Invited as Rhinoplasty Panel Moderator/Lecturer on Rhinoplasty in 21st Century-at International Conference of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgeons-November, 2009, San Paulo, Brazil.
Invited as featured guest speaker at FACE meeting June 13, 2009 at Royal College Of Physicians In LONDON, UK to lecture on Endotine Use in the Modern Rapid Recovery Facelift.
Course Director-Live Surgery Workshop- Latest Advances in Three-Dimensional-High Definition Rapid Recovery Facelift and Necklift Surgery-course sponsored by American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)-Park Avenue Facial Surgery-New York, NY-June, 2009.
Rapid Recovery Facelift/Necklift with Tissue Glue Lecture at American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Winter Symposium-Telluride, Colorado-January, 2009.
New Technique in Male Facelift and Necklift Surgery for Natural Outcome with Parotid Reduction-Invited lecturer to American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Conference-Arizona-January, 2009.
Latest Advances in Facelift and Necklift Surgery-Grand Rounds Invited Lecturer At Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, New York- October, 2008.
Customized Facelift Approach-A New Concept in Facial Plastic Surgery-Grand Rounds Invited lecturer at New York Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery-February, 2007.
Rapid Recovery Facelifts-Annual Meeting-American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery-May 2004.
Facelifts-My Preferred Technique-AAFPRS Winter Symposium-Snowmass, CO, February, 2003.
American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery National Meeting-September-2004-Algorithm for facelifts-customizing the lift to the patient’s anatomy- NY, NY.
American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery National Meeting-September-2004-Rapid Recovery Facelifts- NY, NY.
American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery National Conference-September-2005-Challenging Revision Rhinoplasty, Rapid Recovery Rhinoplasty- CA.
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (APPFPRS) FACE TO FACE Program-Perform free reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, people with congenital deformities, and traumatic injuries from war.
Little Baby Face Foundation- Board of Directors- Perform corrective surgery for children born with facial deformities.