CURRICULUM

VITAE
Regis High School 1988-1992
Four Year Academic Scholarship
Manhattan, NY
EDUCATION
Cornell University, B.S. 1992-1996
Biological Sciences
Ithaca, NY 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.D. 1996-2000
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Award
Distinction in Plastic Surgery Research
New York, NY
TRAINING
Fellowship, Plastic Surgery 2003-2005
Montefiore Medical Center, AECOM
New York, NY
Residency, General Surgery 2001-2003
Montefiore Medical Center, AECOM
New York, NY 
Internship, General Surgery 2000-2001
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM)
New York, NY 
Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship 2005-2006
Private Practice
Beverly Hills, CA
Investigators Symposium Prize
Prize given for original research conducted at Montefiore Medical Center.
Distinction in Plastic Surgery Research
Special diploma given in recognition of outstanding research.
New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Prize
Resident competition for research in plastic surgery.
AWARDS
House Staff and Alumni Association Award
Annual award given for outstanding volunteer service to Montefiore Medical Center.
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Award
Given to top 10% of graduating medical students in the country.
Albert Einstein Student Scholarship
A two-year academic scholarship awarded by the faculty and administration of the medical school.
Strauch, B., Rodriguez, D., Diaz, J., Yu, H., Kaplan, G., and Weinstein, D. Autologous Schwann Cells Drive Regeneration through a 6 cm Autogenous Venous Nerve Conduit Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 17(8): 589-595, 2001.
Strauch, B., Herman, C., Diaz, J. Nerve Conduits in Peripheral Nerve Repair Atlas of the Hand Clinics 10(1): 125-133, 2005
Diaz, J., Gerut, Z., Periorbital Soft Tissue Augmentation and Rejuvenation Presented at the 2005 Senior Resident’s Conference, Houston, Texas.
Diaz, J., Liebling, R. Wm., Smith, M.L., Carey, J. Cosmetic Surgery Complications: An Increasing Trend of Mycobacterial Infections Acquired Abroad Poster Presentation at the 2005 Aesthetic Surgery Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Ellenbogen, R., Diaz, J., Motykie, G. Volumetric Facelift Poster Presentation given at the 2006 ASPS Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
PUBLICATIONS/ PRESENTATIONS
Strauch, B., Herman, C., Diaz, J. Facial Surgery in the Massive Weight Loss Patient Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting in the Massive Weight Loss Patient Thieme, 2009.
Vice President, Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons
MEMBERSHIPS/ORGANIZATIONS
Member, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, Rhinoplasty Society
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Recipient/ Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
Member, American Medical Association
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS