UC Davis plastic surgeon testing high-tech camera... [read more]
In the world of surgery, precision is as important as patient safety. For Michael Wong, enhancing outcomes and providing a better surgical experience for patients is the reason he’s assessing a new high-tech camera that offers three-dimensional imaging.
Stevenson elected chair of American Board of Plastic Surgery (served 2006-2007)
Thomas R. Stevenson, professor and chief of the UC Davis Division of Plastic Surgery, has been elected chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
The ABPS is the credentialing body for plastic surgery. Its charge is to promote "safe, ethical and efficacious plastic surgery" in the United States by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and recertification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists. All board-certified plastic surgeons are diplomates of the ABPS.
Stevenson elected president of academic plastic surgery association (2005)
Thomas R. Stevenson, professor and chief of the UC Davis Division of Plastic Surgery, was elected to two prominent positions in the field of academic plastic surgery earlier this month at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Stevenson was elected to the Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee and as the president of the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery. The review committee, under the auspices of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, reviews and accredits plastic surgery training programs across the country. His term on the committee lasts for six years.
The Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery represents the interests of plastic surgery program directors, sponsors the plastic surgery match and helps define the core curriculum for plastic surgery training.
Stevenson will serve as president of the association for one year.
Obagi-C Rx system for skin
The Plastic Surgery Clinic at the UC Davis Medical Group, C Street office offers the Obagi-C Rx System for Photolumines Skin, a line of prescription-based products designed to produce more radiant, luminescent skin.
The Obagi-CRx System contains a combination of ingredients such as vitamins C and E, hydroquinones, hyaluronidase, glycolics and sunscreens. The formula penetrates three times deeper to all skin layers than the top-selling, common, non-prescription products now on the market. The system works by regulating the production of melanin-producing cells, enhancing collagen production, minimizing skin cell damage from the environment, and correcting and restoring balance to lackluster skin and dark patches caused by photodamage.
Obagi Medical Products is based in Long Beach, Calif., and has made products available for more than 15 years in the United States and around the world.
For an appointment to see the new products, call (916) 734-7844 to schedule a consultation with clinical esthetician Teri Korvin.
Stevenson named president of Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (2004)
Thomas Stevenson, chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and professor of surgery at the UC Davis School of Medicine, recently was named president of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF), the research and educational arm of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world’s largest plastic surgery association and foremost authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Stevenson took office at Plastic Surgery 2004, the society’s annual scientific meeting and will serve for one year.
“For more than 50 years, PSEF has set the standard in education, research and service for the plastic surgery specialty," said Stevenson. “We are dedicated to ensuring patients receive high quality care, cutting-edge techniques and safe procedures.”
“In keeping with that tradition, PSEF will provide ASPS plastic surgeons with essential continuing education and recertification courses on the latest techniques,” said Stevenson. “PSEF will also continue to promote research and scientific clinical trials to improve on existing procedures and discover new techniques to benefit and better serve patients.”
Throughout his medical career, Stevenson has been heavily involved in shaping the plastic surgery community. Currently, he is a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), vice chairman of the ABPS, a director of the American Board of Surgery, and president-elect of the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery (AACPS). He has served as the match auditor for the AACPS and is a member of its academic advisory council. Stevenson was president of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons from 2000–01. He has chaired numerous PSEF committees. Stevenson has also served as chair of the general reconstruction subcommittee for ASPS’ scientific program committee.
In addition, Stevenson is a member of the California Medical Association, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, Sacramento Society of Plastic Surgeons, Sacramento-El Dorado Medical Society, and UC Davis Surgical Association. He is a member of the American Association for Hand Surgery, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Muller Surgical Society, Pixels Academic Plastic Surgery Group, and Plastic Surgery Research Council.
Stevenson received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, completed his general surgery residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and served his plastic surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta. He was on active duty in the United States Army Reserve as a general surgeon in 1978 and 1979 and was chief of surgery in 1980. Stevenson received his board certification from the ABPS in 1983.