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Curriculum Vitae

Current Practice:

Gary I. Arishita, M.D.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Microsurgical Associates of South Texas, P.A., 2008-present

Office Address:

9635 Huebner Road San Antonio, TX 78240 Tel: (210) 692-1181 Fax: (210) 692-7584

Biographical:

Place of Birth: Petaluma, California 

Educational History:

Undergraduate:

University of California, Davis Davis, California
B.S. Physiology, 1983

Graduate:

F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, Maryland
M.D., 1987

Post Graduate:

Residency, General Surgery
David Grant USAF Medical Center Travis AFB, California
1987-1992

Residency, Plastic Surgery
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center Lackland AFB, Texas
1994-1997

Fellowship, Hand Surgery
Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery Louisville, Kentucky
January-June 1996

Licensure:

Texas California Kentucky

Board Certification:

American Board of Surgery May 1993
Recertified March 2003

American Board of Plastic Surgery March 1999
Recertified October 2007

Hospital Affiliations

Methodist Healthcare System, 2008-Present Baptist Healthcare System, 2008-Present

Medical Staff Appointments:

Plastic, Reconstructive Microsurgical Associates of South Texas (PRMAST), San Antonio, Texas. 2008- Present

Commander
59th Surgical Operations Squadron Lackland AFB, Texas
2005-2008

Deputy Commander
59th Surgical Operations Group Lackland AFB, Texas 2004-2005

Chief of Professional Services 59th Surgical Operations Group Lackland AFB, Texas 2002-2004

Plastic Surgery Flight Commander

59th Surgical Operations Group Lackland AFB, Texas 2001-2002

Assistant Chairman Plastic Surgery Flight 59th Medical Operations Group
Lackland AFB, Texas
1999-2001

Staff Plastic Surgeon
59th Surgical Operations Group Lackland AFB, Texas 1997-1999

Staff General Surgeon 374 Medical Group Yokota Air Base, Japan 1992-1994

Staff General Surgeon
David Grant USAF Medical Center Travis AFB, CA
1992

Academic Appointments:

Assistant Professor of Surgery
F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine Bethesda, Maryland
December 1993-Present

Professional Societies:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Bexar County Medical Society
Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
Texas Medical Association
Uniformed Services University Surgical Associates

Honors and Awards:

Meritorious Service Medal, 5th OLC, 59th Medical Wing, 2008 Bronze Star Medal, 455th AEW, 2008

Meritorious Service Medal, 4th OLC, 332nd AEW, 2006 Meritorious Service Medal, 3rd OLC, 59th Medical Wing, 2005 Meritorious Service Medal, 2nd OLC, 59th Medical Wing, 200

Meritorious Service Medal, 1st OLC, 59th Medical Wing, 2000

Air Force Achievement Medal, 59th Medical Wing, 1997

Meritorious Service Medal, 374th Medical Group, 1999

Distinguished Graduate, Aerospace Medicine Primary Course, 1993

Air Force Commendation Medal, David Grant USAF Medical Center, 1992

Best Resident Research Paper, Department of Surgery, David Grant USAF Medical Center, 1990 Joint Service Achievement Medal, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1986 Outstanding Young Men of America, 1985

High Honors in Physiology, U.C. Davis, 1983

Publications:

G. Arishita. Scar Revision. Pediatric News. 10:6. 2003.

G. Arishita, T.M. Tsai. Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome. Hand Surgery. 3:1. 1998.

G. Arishita, B. Cruz, C. Harding, D. Arbutina. Mammogram Directed Fine Needle Aspiration of Non- palpable Breast Lesions. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 48:153-157, 1991.

G. Arishita, S. Lovich, C. Rieder, R. Peters. May Thurner Syndrome. Contemporary Surgery. 36:47-50, 1990.

G. Arishita, L. Ostrow, A. Kline. Atypical Carcinoid Tumor of the Lung: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Milt Medicine. 154:421-424, 1989.

G. Arishita, J. Vayer, R. Bellamy. Cervical Spine Immobilization of Penetrating Neck Wounds in a Hostile Environment. J Trauma. 29:332-337, 1989.

F. Edwards, R. Albus, R. Zajtchuk, G. Graeber, M. Barry, J. Rumisek, G. Arishita. Use of Bayesian Statistical Model for Risk Assessment in Coronary Artery Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 45:437-440. 1988.

Presentations by Invitation:

Lower Extremity Reconstruction. Extremity Trauma Course. San Antonio, Texas. Sept 2006. Burn Treatment. Trauma for First Responders Course. Kathmandhu, Nepal. Aug 2005.
Head and Neck Free Flap Reconstruction. 6th Annual Orbital / Facial Anatomy Course. Aug 2001. Cleft Lip Repair. Paraguay Head and Neck Reconstruction Course. May 2001.

Head and Neck Free Flap Reconstruction. Paraguay Head and Neck Reconstruction Course. May 2001.

Rectus Abdominus Myofascial Advancement Flap Repair of Ventral Hernia Defects. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. April 1997.

Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. 15 April 1997

Traumatic Optic Neuropathy Complicating LeFort I Osteotomy. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. April 1996.

Rattlesnake Bite to the Hand. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. 25 April 1995.

Leiomyosarcoma of the Spermatic Cord. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. 21 April 1993.

Hydrops of the Gallbladder Associated with Kawasaki Syndrome. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. April 1992.

The Diagnostic Value of Computed Tomography in Evaluation of Penetrating Neck Injury in a Pediatric Patient. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. 14 April 1992.

Mammogram Directed Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Non-palpable Breast Lesions. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. April 1990.

Fine Needle Aspiration of Needle Localized Breast Lesions: A New Approach to Intraductal Carcinoma. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. April 1989.

May Thurner Syndrome. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. April 1989.

Atypical Carcinoid Tumor of the Lung. Symposium of Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons. 26 April 1988.

PRMA Plastic Surgery