Dr. Chaffoo's Credentials

CURRICULUM VITAE
RICHARD A. K. CHAFFOO, MD, FACS, FICS

RESIDENCIES:

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Naval Regional Medical Center
Portsmouth, VA.

Division of Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgery
Department of Surgery Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU)
Portland, OR.

FELLOWSHIPS:

Facial Plastic Surgery
Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA.

Burn Surgery. Regional Burn Center
USCD Medical Center, San Diego, CA.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

BA- Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude
Catawba College, Salisbury, NC.

MEDICAL EDUCATION:

Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Wake Forest University, Bowman-Gray School
of Medicine Winston, Salem, NC.

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION:

Surgical Internship
Dept of Surgery
Naval Regional Medical Center
Portsmouth, VA.

BOARDS:

American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

San Diego Plastic Surgery Society (Member)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Member)
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Member)
American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (Fellow)
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
American Head and Neck Surgery Society (Fellow)
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Fellow)
California Society of Plastic Surgeons (Member)

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE:

Chairman:
Department Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
U.S. Naval Hospital, Groton, Conn.

Clinical Instructor:
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Surgery:
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA.

Vice Chairman:
Department Otolaryngology, Head and Neck
U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA.

Private Practice:
Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
La Jolla, CA.

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS:

Clinical Instructor:
Department Surgery
Usuhs F. Herbert School of Medicine
Bethesda, MD

Clinical Instructor:
Department Surgery
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA.


Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor
Department Head and Neck Surgery
Department Plastic Surgery, UCSD Medical Center
San Diego, CA.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Scripps Hospitals
Department Plastic Surgery,
Encinitas - Chief of Plastic Surgery
and La Jolla, CA.

Sharp Hospitals
San Diego, CA.

Children's Hospitals
San Diego, CA.

Tri-City Medical Center
Oceanside, CA.

PRESENTATIONS/LECTURESHIPS:

CONCHAL CARTILAGE TECHNIQUE FOR BILATERAL CLEFT LIP, RHINOPLASTY
**Award: Best resident presentation
Annual meeting Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Kaui, Hawaii

Modifications in Goldman Tip Rhinoplasty
Annual meeting, American Academy of Facial
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
San Francisco, CA.

Alar Cartilage Division Techniques in Rhinoplasty

Spring Meeting. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Palm Spring, CA.

Laser Applications in Facial Plastic Surgery
World Congress International Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ISPRS)
Yokohama, Japan

Tip Rhinoplasty Techniques World Congress of Surgery, Hong Kong

RESEARCH GRANTS:

Cynosure Laser Corporation Donation
Cynosure Laser to UCSD Regional Burn Center for research study of Post Burn Hypertrophic Scar Prevention and Treatment

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Chaffoo RAK, Ozaki W, Vu KC, Markowitz BL: Comprehensive Rhinoplasty Technique to Correct the Bilateral Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity Using Conchal Composite Grafts. J Craniomaxillofacial Surgery.
  • Chaffoo RAK, Hasen JE: Pediatric Tumors. Mathes Plastic Surgery
  • Chaffoo RAK, Goode RL: Irradiated Homologous Cartilage in Augmentation Rhinoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Chaffoo RAK, Lynch JR, Hansen JE, Seyfer AE: The Lower Trapezius Musculocutaneous Flap Revisited for Complicated Wound to the Posterior Cervical and Occipital Regions Based on the Deep Branch of the Transverse Cervical Artery. Plastic Reconstruction Surgery
  • Chaffoo RAK, Gold SR: Fat Myringoplasty in the Guinea Pig. Laryngoscope.
  • Chaffoo RAK, Fee WE: Early Re-Exploration of the Parotid Wound Following Parotidectomy. Am J Otolarynhology
  • Chaffoo RAK, Luetzow AM, Young H.: Percutaneous Gastrostomy, The Stanford Experience Laryngoscope
  • Chaffoo RAK, Goode RL: Modication of the Deltopectoral Flap for Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction. Laryngoscope
  • Chaffoo RAK, Byrd JP: Metastatic Carcinoma Masquearding as a Retropharyngeal Abscess. US Navy Medicine
  • Chaffoo, RAK: Complications of Facelift Surgery. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics. International Press
  • Chaffoo, RAK, Bryd; Metastatic SCC Masquerading as a Retropharyngeal Abscess, US Naval Medicine
  • Chaffoo RAK, and Fee, WE: Re-exploration of the Parotid Wound following Paroidectomy, American Journal of Otolaryngology
  • Chaffoo, RAK: Alar Cartilage Division Techniques in Rhinoplasty, Proceedings of the International Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Chaffoo, RAK and Goode RL: Modifications in the Deltopectoral Flap for Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction, Laryngoscope.
  • Chaffoo, RAK: KTP Laser Treatment of Cutaneous Vascular Lesions. Proceedings of the International Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Society.
  • Chaffoo, RAK and Seyfer AE: The Trapezius Myocutaneous Flap Modifications. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal.
  • Chaffoo, RAK and Hasen JE: Pediatric Tumors in Plastic Surgery.
  • Chaffoo, RAK and Ozaki WH: Conchal Cartilage for Cleft Nose Rhinoplasty, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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