Education.

The Plastic Surgery Center; Sacramento, CA  

Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

2018 - 2019

University of Illinois; Chicago, IL

Plastic Surgery Residency (Independent)

2015 - 2018

Drexel University College of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA

General Surgery Residency

2012 - 2015, 2008 - 2010    

NYU Langone Medical Center; New York, NY

Postdoctoral Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship

2010 - 2012

Drexel University College of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA       

M. D. 

2004 - 2008

 

Lehigh University (BA/MD Accelerated 7- year medical program); Bethlehem, PA   

B. A. Behavioral Neuroscience

2001 - 2004   

medical Licensure.

 

California             C155248           Active

Illinois                  036138176        2015 - 2018

Pennsylvania       MD440795        2010 - 2012

                             MT192785        2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2015

Publications.

Sweis I, Hwang L, Cohen M. Perioperative Use of Neuromodulators to Optimize Surgical Outcomes in Upper Blepharoplasty and Brow Lift. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2018 Aug 16;38(9):941-948.

 

Ellis M, Hwang L, Ford N, Slavin K. The Role of the Visor Flap in Scalp Reconstruction: a Case Series of 21 Patients.  Operative Neurosurgery. 2018 Dec 1;15(6):651-655

 

Hwang L, Natividad EM, Ellis M. Fibula Flap Harvest: How Leg Selection Impacts Inset for Mandible Defects. Microsurgery. July 2017;37(5):459-460

 

Hwang L, Ford N, Spitz J, Ellis M. The Visor Flap: a Novel Design for Scalp Wound Closure. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. March 2017;28(2):e146-e148

 

Spitz J, Hwang L, Ellis M. Surgical Management of Zygoma Fractures in Patients with Pre-injury Facial Asymmetry. Journal of Otolaryngology-ENT Research. Accepted for publication

 

Blumberg S, Berger A, Hwang L, Pastar I, Warren SM, Weiliam Chen. The Role of Stem Cells in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2012 Apr;96(1):1-9 Epub2011 Dec 3

Presentations.

Hwang L, Sweis I, Cohen M. Preoperative Use of Neuromodulators to Improve Surgical Outcomes for Upper Blepharoplasty. The Aesthetic Meeting 2017. San Diego, CA, April 27, 2017. Oral presentation. 

 

Hwang L, Sweis I, Cohen M. Preoperative Use of Neuromodulators to Improve Surgical Outcomes for Upper Blepharoplasty. Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 2017. Chicago, IL, April 15, 2017. Oral presentation.

 

Hwang L, Spitz J, Schierle C. SafeStart iPad App: a Novel Method to Perform the Surgical "Time Out.” Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 2017. Chicago, IL, April 15, 2017. Oral presentation.

 

Spitz J, Bradford P, Hwang L, Ellis M. How Big is too big: Pushing the obesity  limits in microsurgical breast reconstruction. Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 2017. Chicago, IL, April 15, 2017. Oral presentation.

 

Hwang L, Ford N, Spitz J, Ellis M.  The Visor Flap: a Novel Design for Scalp Wound    Closure. American Society of Plastic Surgeons The Meeting 2016. Los Angeles, CA, September 26, 2016.  Accepted for oral presentation.  

 

Hwang L, Spitz J, Ellis M.  The Visor Flap: a Novel Design for Scalp Wound Closure. Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 55th Annual Scientific Meeting. Chicago, IL, April 30, 2016. Oral Presentation

 

Spitz J, Bradford P, Hwang L, Ellis M. Surgical Management of Zygoma Fractures in Patients with Pre-injury Facial Asymmetry. Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 55th Annual Scientific Meeting. Chicago, IL, April 30, 2016. Oral Presentation. 

 

Hwang L, Low YC, Soares M, Ham M, Ezeamuzie O, Immerman S, Ceradini DJ, Saadeh PB. Cutaneous c-Jun Silencing Prevents Photoaging. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 29th Annual Meeting. Oral Presentation.

 

Hwang L, Agag R, Newman A, Ciminello F, Granick M, Serletti J. Characterizing the Plastic Surgery Residency Applicant. American Association of Plastic Surgeons 91st Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, April 14-17, 2012. Poster presentation.

 

Soares MA, Low YC, Hwang LH, Ham MJ, Ezeamuzie OC, Saadeh PB, Ceradini DJ. Tolerizing Allografts with ex vivo MSC Immunotherapy. Plastic Surgery Research Council 57th Annual Meeting. Oral presentation.

 

Soares MA,  Low YC, Henderson RC, Chang JB, Hwang LH, Ezeamuzie OC, Ham MJ, Saadeh PB, Ceradini DJ. Now You See It, Now You Don’t: MHC1 Knockdown Promotes Allograft Tolerance by Evading Immune Surveillance. Submitted to Plastic Surgery Research Council 57th Annual Meeting. Oral presentation.

 

Soares MA,  Low YC, Anzai L, Hwang LH, Ham MJ, Ezeamuzie OC, Saadeh PB, Ceradini DJ. Redox Rescue of NRF2 Reverses Dysfunctional Diabetic Tissue Regeneration. Submitted to Plastic Surgery Research Council 57th Annual Meeting. Oral presentation.

 

Ham MJ, Ezeamuzie O, Soares MA, Low YC, Hwang LH, Ceradini DJ, Sofou S, Bandekar A, Saadeh PB. Design of a Rational Nanoparticle-based Delivery System for Topical Gene Silencing for Cutaneous Disorders. Submitted to Plastic Surgery Research Council 57th Annual Meeting. Oral presentation.

 

Wetterau M, Wilson S, Szpalski C, Cohen O, Hwang L, Warren SM, Sofour S, Saadeh PB. Development of a One-stage Transdermal Gene Delivery System. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 28th Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, Florida, October 20-23, 2011. Oral presentation.

 

Cohen O, Patel M, Layliev J, Szpalski C, Wetterau M, Hwang L, Knobel D, Warren SM, Saadeh PB, Ceradini D. Targeted Scavenging of Reactive Oxygen Species Improves Diabetic Wound Repair and Neovascularization. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 28th Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, Florida. October 20-23, 2011. Oral presentation.

 

Wetterau MT, Wilson S, Szpalski C, Cohen O, Patel M, Hwang L, Henderson R, Warren SM, Sofou S, Saadeh PB. Lipid Nanoparticle-based gene silencing: one-stage topical gene therapy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Plastic Surgery Research Council 56th Annual Meeting. Louisville, Kentucky. April 27-30, 2011. Oral presentation.

 

Szpalski C, Wetterau M, Butala P, Cohen O, Hwang L, Patel M, Layliev J, Ceradini D, Saadeh PB, Warren SM. Impaired Healing in Progeric Mice: The Role of p53 and its effects on reactive oxygen species state. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Plastic Surgery Research Council 56th Annual Meeting. Louisville, Kentucky. April 27-30, 2011. Oral presentation.

 

Wetterau M, Marchac A, Szpalski C, Knobel D, Crawford J, Butala P, Sultan S, Hwang L, Warren SM, Saadeh PB, Levine JP. Topical CXCR3 silencing mitigates angiostasis associated with radiation injury. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 27th Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. October 28-31, 2010. Oral presentation.

Honors. Leadership.

Peer-Reviewer for Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (PRS), and PRS Global Open, 2018 - now

 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (PRS) & PRS Global Open Residency Advisory Board Member, 2018 - 2019

 

ASERF Travel Scholarship for ASAPS, 2018

 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Planning Committee, 2009 - 2010

 

Class President, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2004 - 2005

 

Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Dean's Scholar, Dexter F. and Dorothy Baker Gifted Arts Scholar, 2001 - 2004

 

Concertmaster, Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra, 2003 - 2004

Salutatorian, National Merit Scholar, Los Gatos High School, 2001

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