Fellowship Physicians

Under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Beeson has been a preceptor for post-graduate specialized training for physicians who desire to practice facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. These physicians have already received their medical degree and have completed up to 5 years of post-graduate medical education through an ACGMC approved residency program and then spent one year in a fellowship program at the Beeson Cosmetic Surgery Center. They now practice facial cosmetic surgery throughout the United States. Dr Beeson is proud to have played a small role in the education of these outstanding physicians:

Zeeshan Aziz, MD
AAFPRS 2010 – 2011

  • Undergraduate Degree: University of California, San Francisco
  • Medical Degree: University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at South University of Springfield and AAFPRS Fellowship completed in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Indiana University at Indianapolis

Rania Agha, MD
AAFPRS 2009-2010

  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
  • Medical Degree: Chicago Medical School,
  • Residency : Indiana University School of Medicine - Dermatology
  • Member of: American Board of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Hootan Zandifar, MD
AAFPRS 2008-2009

  • Undergraduate Degree: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Medical Degree: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Award of Outstanding Performance in Otolaryngology by Walter P. Work, MD (2002), Letter of Distinction, Otolaryngology UCI (2001), Letter of Distinction, Internal Medicine (2000), UCLA Honor Society (1998), Summa Cum Laude (1998), Golden Key National Honors Society (1997), Phi Sigma Biological Society (1997)
  • Member of American Board of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American Medical Association

Raymond Lee
AAFPRS 2005 - 2006

  • Undergraduate degree: Northwestern University
  • Medical Degree:University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at Miami School of Medicine in Miami, FL
  • Awarded the prestigious Chandler Society Research Scientific Award for temporal bone work in 2003
  • Member of: American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Veena Kumar
AAFPRS 2004 - 2005

  • Undergraduate degree: University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at Temple University
  • Member of: American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Indiana State Medical Society, Indianapolis Medical Society

John Sonne
AAFPRS 2003 - 2004

  • Undergraduate degree: Oberlin College and attended New York Medical College
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Member of: American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy Facial Reconstructive Surgery, American Medical Association, and the Florida Medical Association
  • Currently working at Woodruff Institute in Naples, Florida

Sumeet Bhanot
AAFPRS 2002-2003

  • Undergraduate degree: New York University, with honors thesis in Biophysical Chemistry
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Medical degree: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Yale Unversity School of Medicine  - Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery residency
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow (1994-1995)
  • American Heart Association Research Fellow (1995-1996)
  • Member of: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Medical Association, Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons, Florida Medical Society and Sarasota County Medical Society.
  • Currently Director of the Premier Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Sarasota, Florida

Sam Bahu
AAFPRS 2001-2002

  • Undergraduate degree: Wayne State University-Detroit Michigan
  • Medical degree: Wayne State University-Detroit Michigan
  • Currently the Facial Plastic Surgeon in a busy otolaryngology practice in Oakland County Michigan
  • Member of: the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society and Oakland County Medical Society

John D. Rachel, M.D.
AAFPRS 2000-2001

  • Undergraduate degree: Michigan State University
  • Medical degree: Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
  • Alpha Omega Alpha in 1994
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Residence, Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
  • Honors: Distinction in Biomedical Research honor in 1995
  • Co-authored papers in  the Archives of Otolaryngology and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member of: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Michigan State Medical Society

Nicolette A. Picerno, M.D.
AAFPRS 1999-2000

  • Undergraduate degree: University of Virginia
  • Medical degree: Hahnemann Medical University in Philadelphia, PA
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta, GA
  • Co-authored several papers in  Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
  • Member of: American Medical Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology Allergy, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, the American Laryngological, Rhinological & Otological Society, Inc. (a.k.a. The Triological Society), and the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Indiana State Medical Association, and the Indianapolis Medical Society

Dr, Samuel P. Davis III, M.D.
AAFPRS 1998 - 1999

  • Undergraduate Degree: Wake Forest University in North Carolina
  • Residency: Otolaryngology at Indiana University
  • Hospital affiliations at Rex Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center in Cary, Western Wake Medical Center and Central Carolina Hospital
  • Currently the Director of the Facial Cosmetic Center at Central Carolina Ear, Nose and Throat

Steve Traikovich DO
AAFPRS 1997-1998

  • Medical School: Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
  • Internship, Doctor's Hospital, Central Ohio Regional Site - OUCOM, Columbus, OH - 1992-1993
  • Residency: Suburban General Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Norristown, PA - 1993-1994
  • Northeast Regional Health Systems, Kirksville Osteopathic Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Kirksville, MO - 1994-1997
  • Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOOHNS)
  • John Orland Roe Award - American Academy Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Award - 1998
  • Member of: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery American Osteopathic Association, Maricopa County Medical Association, Arizona Society of Cosmetic Surgery, and the Ohio EENT Society

Richard M. Carr F.A.C.S.
AAFPRS 1995-1996

  • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1986-1990
  • Residency: Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1990-1995
  • Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 1996
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2000
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons since 2001
  • Associated with the Elkhart Clinic in Indiana since 2003

David Q. Santos
AAFPRS 1994-1995

  • Undergraduate Education: University of California at Berkeley
  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Residency: University of California in San Francisco General Surgery
  • Residency: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Private Practice: Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in Seattle, Washington
  • Member of: King County Medical Society, Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Washington State Medical Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and Fellow American College of Surgeons

Robert D. Craig M.D., F.A.C.S.
AAFPRS 1990-1991

  • Medical School: University of Missouri – Rolla as a Chemistry Major and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi & Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies from 1968-1971
  • Medical Degree: University of Arkansas in 1975, inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Residency: Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Center and obtained his certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology in 1979
  • Member of: American Medical Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Missouri State Medical Association
  • Opened and remains in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri

Gregg L. Zimmer, MD
AAFPRS 1989-1990

  • Undergraduate degree: University Buffalo State University
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at SUNY Syracuse School of Internal Medicine
  • Member of: American Board of Otolaryngology

 Jerry Alan, MD
AAFPRS 1996-1997

  • Medical Degree: University of Connecticut
  • Residency: University Hospital of Cleveland

Ken Aden, MD
AAFPRS 1988-1989

  • Undergraduate degree: University of Nebraska
  • Medical Degree: University of Nebraska
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at University School of Medicine
  • Awarded Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010), Patients’ Choice Award (2010-2011)
  • Member of: American Academy of Otolaryngology