Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Fall 2017 Newsletter
7th Residency Announcement

Exciting Residency Announcement!

ACGME approves seventh resident complement; first increase in over 30 years!

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds and Case Studies

Check out our weekly presentations

LARGEST STUDY ON CHINESE AMERICANS PUBLISHED

LARGEST STUDY ON CHINESE
AMERICANS PUBLISHED

USC Ophthalmology Researchers Find More
Effective Treatments For Blinding Eye Diseases

EDUCATION

Primary Teaching Faculty

Michael Burnstine, MD

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology (Part-Time)

MICHAEL A. BURNSTINE, MD, earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, residency and chief residency at Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan, and fellowship at University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago with Allen M. Putterman, M.D. He subsequently was recruited to become the Director of the Oculofacial Surgery Division at the Doheny Eye Institute at USC prior to joining Dr. Steven Dresner and forming Eyesthetica. At both USC and Eyesthetica, Dr. Burnstine served as the medical director of the offices.

Dr. Burnstine is currently a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology (part time) at the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute, teaching ophthalmology residents and fellows the finer points of oculofacial surgery. He is the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fellowship Program Director at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, one of sixty such programs across the U.S. He has helped train many oculofacial plastic surgery fellows (13), USC ophthalmology residents and USC medical students.

Dr. Burnstine lectures locally, nationally and internationally. His most recent international lectures have been in Iran and India. He has many peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the literature on aesthetic facial implants, orbital trauma management, and tumors in the orbit and eyelids.

Dr. Burnstine is an introvert who enjoys making 1:1 connections with his patients to help define and deliver their desired aesthetic and functional results. He is known in the community as the doctor’s doctor. In his spare time, he likes to read, hike in the San Gabriel and Palos Verdes hills, and spend time with his wife and 2 sons.

 

Steven Dresner, MD

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology (Part-Time)

STEVEN C. DRESNER, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed an internship in general surgery at the University of California at San Francisco. He was a resident in ophthalmology at Louisiana State University at New Orleans.

He subsequently served as a fellow in Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery under John S. Kennerdell, M.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. Following that, he received his fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at McGill University in Montreal with Francois Codere, M.D.

Dr. Dresner is a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, (ASOPRS). He is the director of the fellowship in Oculo-facial and Cosmetic Surgery at USC sponsored by The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Dresner is the recipient of the Honor Award and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles in major journals and numerous book chapters in Oculplastic text books. He lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Dresner is the developer of the Medpor MCOI implant, the Poriferous Quadroport Orbital Implant and the co-developer of the Medpor SST implant.

 

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