“Why do you want to be a plastic surgeon?”

  On Friday, January 11, I had the privilege of interviewing medical students for the combined plastic surgery residency program at Columbia and Cornell.  One of the questions I always ask is “What made you decide to become a plastic surgeon?” The answers are as varied as the students, but most point to a single moment, a single case, or … Read More

Skin cancer and sunscreens

  Over 2 million people are diagnosed with more than 3.5 million skin cancers each year.¹  In addition, there is significant evidence that sunburns increase the risk for melanoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer.²  Regardless of the color of your skin, a broad-spectrum (provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays) sunscreen with an SPF of at least … Read More