CURRICULUM VITAE
Current 8/1/08

NAME

Sherman N. Leis, D.O., F.A.C.O.S

OFFICE

19 Montgomery Avenue TELEPHONE: (610) 667-1888

ADDRESS

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

BIRTHDATE

April 7, 1942

PRE-MEDICAL STUDIES

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1959-63
Degree: B.A. in Natural Sciences

MEDICAL STUDIES

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1963-67

INTERNSHIP

Zeiger-Botsford Hospitals, Detroit, Michigan 1967-68

SPECIALTY TRAINING IN GENERAL SURGERY

Resident – Metropolitan Hospital, Phila., PA 1968-70/p>

Resident – Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 1970-71

Chief Resident – Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 1971-72

FELLOWSHIP IN PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY:

Hospital St. Louis, Paris France 9/72-3/73 (Chief: Claude Dufourmentel)

University of Lund Hospital, Malmo, Sweden 4/73-6/74
(Chief: Karl-Eric Hogeman)

Hospital Foch/Clinique Belevedere, Paris 7/74-10/74
(Chief: Paul Tessier)

SPECIALTY BOARD STATUS:

Board Certified – General Surgery, 1994
Certificate #0993
Certifying Board – American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

Board Certified – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – 1981
Certificate #993
Certifying Board – American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

  1. Leis, S.N., Palmer, B., Ostberg, G.: Gravid Macromastia. Scand, J. Plast. Reconstr. Surg.
    8:247-249, 1974.
  2. Editor of Thesis: On Le Fort I Osteotomy – A Follow-up study of 106 cases by Willmar, K. suppl. Scan. J. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 1974.
  3. Leis, S.N.: Skin grafting: Contempory Concepts and Applications: JAOA 74: 631-637, Mar. 1975
  4. Leis, S.N.: Cancer of the Tongue: Therapeutic Modalities. The D.O. 150-159, Apr. 1976.
  5. Leis, S.N.: Elastolysis and the Macular Atrophies. JAOA 75: 979-986, Jul. 1976
  6. Duperrat, B. Dufourmental, C., Leis, S.N. ,Lorenceau, B.: Cutix Laxa et Anatodermie. Ann. Chir. Plast 22 No. 1, 11-16, 1977
  7. Leis, S.N.: Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction. ACOS News 16:10-11, Mar., 1978.
  8. Leis, H.J., Leis, S.N.: The Papilla Rotation Flap. J. Periodontal. 49: 400-402, Aug. 1978.
  9. Leis, S.N.: Treatment of Hand Burns Using Debrisan. JAOA 80:22-24, Sept., 1980
  10. Taranow, D.A., Leis, S.N.: Desmoid Tumor – A Case Study: Benign Neoplasm, Not a Benign Disease. Journal of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association 41:8-12, Mar. 1995.

PRESENTATIONS AT MAJOR SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS:

  1. Gravid Macromastia – Hormonal aspects and surgical management (presented in Swedish). Annual Congress, Swedish Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Malmo , Sweden, March, 1974.
  2. Elastolyse et Anatodermie de Pellizzare (presented in French). Annual Congress, French Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Paris, France, Oct., 1974.
  3. Management of the Burn Patient. Annual ACOS Post Graduate Course in Surgery. St. Louis, 1975.
  4. Skin grafting – Contemporary Concepts and Applications. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, Washington, 1975.
  5. Prevention and Treatment of Decubitus Ulcers. Annual Convention American Osteopathic Association, San Francisco, 1974.
  6. Dupuytren’s Disease – Controversies in Treatment. Hand Society, Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists. Los Angeles, 1977.
  7. Treatment of Hand Burns Using Debrisan. Hand Society, Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists. Atlanta, 1978.
  8. Sensitivity Reactions to Prosthetic Implants. Annual Convention, American Osteopathic Association. Honolulu, 1978.
  9. Breast Reconstruction Post Mastectomy. Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Annual Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1982.
  10. “What’s New In Cosmetic Reconstructive Surgery”, Annual Convention, Pennsylvania Osteopathic General Practitioners’ Association. 8/27-29, 1982, Hershey, PA.
  11. An Introduction to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, San Francisco, 1982.
  12. Moderator of Program: Plastic Surgery for the General Surgeon. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, San Francisco, 1982.
  13. Avoiding Malpractice – The Surgeon’s Viewpoint. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, Toronto, November, 1983.
  14. Differential Diagnosis of Skin Cancer. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, New Orleans, 1984.
  15. Total Penis Reconstruction. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, San Diego, October, 1985.
  16. Total Nose Reconstruction. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, Las Vegas, September, 1986.
  17. Injectible Collagen for Skin and Soft Tissue Depressions. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, Honolulu, Oct. 1987.
  18. Avoiding Complications in Breast Augmentation. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, New York, Oct. 1988.
  19. Augmentation Mentoplasty – A Small Operation with a Big Difference. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, St. Louis, Oct. 1989.
  20. Plastic Surgical Tips for the General Surgeon. Panel Discussion at the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, St. Louis, Sept. 1989.
  21. Informed Consent. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, Los Angeles, October, 1990.
  22. Differential Diagnosis and Management of Benign Skin Tumors. ACOS Surgical Seminar. San Antonio, Texas, 1990.
  23. Evaluation and Management of the Burn Patient. ACOS surgical Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, 1990.
  24. Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction. American Osteopathic College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ft. Lauderdale, 1991.
  25. Use of Synthetic Implants in Breast Surgery. Breast Implant Litigation Society, Philadelphia, PA 1992.
  26. Office Surgery for the Family Practitioner. Lecture and Suture Workshop. American Osteopathic College of Family Practitioners, Palm Springs, CA 1992.
  27. Complications of Blepharoplasty- Eyelid Malposition. ACOS Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, Washington, D.C., September, 1994.
  28. The N-Lite Laser – An Introduction to Non-Ablative Laser Therapy. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists. Palm Desert, CA 2002.
  29. Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, Chicago, 2003.
  30. Surgical Options for the Transgender Patient, Transgender Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 10, 2005.
  31. An Introduction to Transgender Surgery. Combined meeting: Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists and American Osteopathic Association. Orlando, Florida. October 24, 2005.
  32. Differential Diagnosis of Skin Tumors. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists, New Orleans, Louisiana. September 15, 2006.

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS:

  1. Professor and Chairman, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1974 to present.
  2. Director, Residency Training Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1991 to present.
  3. Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, 1976 to present.
  4. Lecturer, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1980 to present.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

  1. Chairman, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1974-1999. Allegheny University – City Avenue Hospital.
  2. Chairman, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1975–1995. Delaware Valley Medical Center, Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
  3. Chairman, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
    Springfield Hospital Springfield, 1980-1997.
  4. Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999 – 2003 and 2005 to present.
  5. Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery, Mercy Suburban Hospital, East Norriton, Pennsylvania, April 2004 to present.
  6. Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery, Main Line Surgery Center, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 2004 to present.
  7. Attending surgeon, Plastic Surgery, Delaware Valley Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 2004 to present.

LICENSES:

Pennsylvania 1968 - 0S002485
New Jersey 1968 - 23581

RESPONSIBILITIES AS PROFESSOR AND CHAIRMAN, DIVISION OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE:

  1. Presentation of lecture series (updated yearly) to second year medical school class:
    1. Introduction and Overview of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    2. Aesthetic Surgery
    3. Basic Techniques of Office Surgery
    4. Differential Diagnosis of Skin Tumors
    5. Evaluation and Treatment of the Burn Patient
    6. The Injured Hand
    7. Skin and Soft Tissue Trauma
    8. Facial Bone Fractures
    9. Pressure Sores – Prevention and Treatment
    10. Breast Reconstruction
  2. Presentation of 10 Hour Elective Course on Plastic Surgery Selective Subjects.
  3. Clinical Preceptor for 3rd and 4th year medical students on elective rotation
  4. Faculty advisor to 4 students from each medical school class.

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES AS DIRECTOR, PLASTIC SURGERY RESIDENCY:

  1. Supervise and moderate Core Curriculum Study: Weekly review chapter from Grabb & Smith Plastic Surgery and associated chapter from Selected Readings.
  2. Plastic Surgery Conferences
    1. Weekly Journal Club: Review selected articles from Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    2. Weekly Mortality/Morbidity Case Review Conference.
    3. Weekly or bi-weekly Video Club – review and discuss selected plastic surgery videos
  3. Cadaveric Dissection and Surgery – Each January through June supervise weekly dissections of head and neck, trunk,upper and lower extremities and plastic surgical operations involving these areas

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  1. First Osteopathic Physician Chief Surgical Resident in major American university hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 1971-72.
  2. Second place, ACOS/Geigy Contest for Literary Achievement, 1970 “Reduction Mammaplasty – Review of Literature and Presentation of a
    Case.
  3. First osteopathic physician fully trained in the specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  4. Responsible for Swedish Government’s full recognition of D.O. degree.
  5. First osteopathic physician licensed to practice medicine in Sweden, 1973.
  6. First osteopathic physician to lecture to the French Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, October 1974 (presented in French).
  7. First osteopathic physician to lecture to the Swedish Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 1974 (presented in Swedish).
  8. First osteopathic physician to publish scientific articles in Swedish and
    French National Journals of Plastic Surgery.
  9. Instituted the osteopathic profession’s first plastic and reconstructive surgery
    service at the Hospital of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, November 1974.
  10. First place for Surgery Scientific Exhibit, Forty-eighth Annual Clinical
    Assembly, Washington, D.C. 1975 “Reconstruction of the Breast”.
  11. Third place for Surgery Scientific Exhibit, Forty-ninth Annual Clinical Assembly, New Orleans, October 1976. “Skin grafting”.
  12. Developed By-Laws for Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, 1982-83.
  13. Developed “Basic Requirements for Residency Training In Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” for Committee on Post-Doctoral Training,
    American Osteopathic Association, 1982.
  14. Developed and instituted the Osteopathic profession’s first graduate training program (fellowship/preceptorship) in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1984.
  15. Editorial consultant for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 1974 to present.
  16. Chairman, Committee on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, 1984-86.
  17. Chairman, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American College
    of Osteopathic Surgeons, 1982-85, 1987-88, 1991-92.
  18. Editorial Committee, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, 1987-90.
  19. Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons Advisory Committee, 1987-90.
  20. Government Affairs Committee, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, 1989-1992.
  21. Developed and initiated the first osteopathic hospital based Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, July, 1991.
  22. Recipient, Horatio Alger Award by Golden Slipper Club and Charities, Philadelphia, August 3, 1997.
  23. Recipient of the “Fifty of the Finest” award as one of the top 50 graduates of Rutgers University College of South Jersey, December, 2000.
  24. Founder and Director, Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery, October 2004.
  25. Recipient of Orel F. Martin Award by American Osteopathic College of Surgeons for “exemplary service to the College and the profession”. Annual Clinical Assembly, San Francisco, October 19, 2007.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

  1. American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
  2. American Osteopathic Association.
  3. Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Society.
  4. Philadelphia County Osteopathic Society.
  5. World Professional Association for Transgender Health

COMMUNITY CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS:

  1. Rotary International, Bala Cynwyd/Narberth Chapter, 1976 to present, Board of Directors 1979-81 and 2001 to present. President, 1981-82 and 2002-03.
  2. Variety Club International, Tent 13, 1978-85.
  3. Golden Slipper Charities, 1974 to present, Permanent Board of Directors.
  4. Settlement Music School, Board of Directors 1978-85, Vice President 1983-85.
  5. Merion Music Society Symphony Orchestra, Principal Clarinet, 1977-1992.
  6. Bridlewild Trails Association 1979 to present.
  7. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1984 to present.
  8. The Pyramid Society (Breeders of Egyptian Arabian Horses) 1985-1994.
  9. International Arabian Horse Association 1985 to 1994.
  10. American Horse Council 1986 to 1994.
  11. Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra, Founder, President and Principal Clarinet, June 1993 to present.