Bio

YASH J. AVASHIA, M.D.

3111 N. Houston St., Dallas, TX 75219

Email : yjavashia@gmail.com

863-514-3117

Education

Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute (Rod J. Rohrich, MD)   


Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

(07/2019 – 06/2020)

Duke University Hospital 


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency

(07/2013-05/2019)

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) 


Doctorate of Medicine

(07/2009-06/2013)

University of Miami  


Bachelor of Science, Honors Program in Medicine

Major: Biology with Honors

(08/2006-05/2009)

Honors and Awards

  • Duke University Gregory S. Georgiade Teaching Award(06/2019)
  • The Rhinoplasty Society Rollin K. Daniel Resident Award(05/2019)
  • Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation Grant Recipient(05/2017)
  • Piedmont Orthopedic Society Research Grant Recipient(05/2015)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Medical Honor Society(05/2012)
  • Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honor Society(05/2012)
  • Bowman Foster Ashe Academic Scholarship(08/2006-05/2009)
  • University of Miami Dean’s List(08/2006-05/2009)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed


  • Avashia YJ, Marshall AP, Allori AC, Rohrich RJ, Marcus JR. Decision-Making in Middle Vault Reconstruction Following Dorsal Hump Reduction in Primary Rhinoplasty. Plastic and Recon Surg. Accepted for June 2020.
  • Frank-Ito DO, Carpenter DJ, Cheng T, Avashia YJ, Brown DA, Glener A, Allori A,Marcus JR. Computational Analysis of the Mature Unilateral Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity on Nasal Patency. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 May16;7(5):e2244.
  • Erdmann D, Atia A, Phillips BT, Mithani SK, Avashia YJ, Hollister BA, Cendales LC, Ravindra KV, Sudan DL. Small Bowel and Abdominal Wall Transplantation: A Novel Technique for Synchronous Revascularization. Am J Transplant. 2019 Mar 26. PubMed PMID: 30913367.
  • Suresh V, Levites H, Peskoe S, Hein R, Avashia Y, Erdmann D. Validation of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Risk Model for Patients Undergoing Panniculectomy. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Jan 9. PubMed PMID: 30633014.
  • Avashia YJ, Shammas RL, Poveromo LP, Dekker TJ, Brubacher JW, Richard MJ, Ruch DS, Mithani SK. Forearm Based Turnover Muscle Flaps for Elbow Soft Tissue Reconstruction: A Comparison of Regional Coverage Based on Distal Flap Perfusion.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul;142(1):152-157. PMID: 29652763.
  • Avashia YJ, Bittar PG, Suresh V, Powers DB. A novel approach for the management and prevention of self-induced masticatory lingual trauma in the neurologically injured patient. Craniomaxillo Trauma and Reconstr. 2018 Sep;11(3):242-248. PMID: 30087756
  • Shammas RL, Avashia YJ, Catanzano A, Brigman B, Erdmann D. Vascularized fibula-based physis transfer for pediatric proximal humerus reconstruction: A follow up study of longitudinal bone growth and complications. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 May 25;5(5). PMID 2860787
  • Avashia YJ, Shammas RL, Parekh S, Mithani SK. Soft Tissue Reconstruction after Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Clin. 2017 Jun;22(2):391-404. PMID 28502354
  • Kokosis G, Avashia YJ, Adam MA, Sun Z, Nag U, Levinson H, Erdmann D, Mantyh CR, Migaly J. V-Y Fasciocutaneous Flap of the Perineum Following Abdominoperineal Resection for Rectal Cancer Provides a Safe and Effective Reconstruction. Am J Surg. 2017 Feb;213(2):371-376 PMID 27769545
  • Dekker TJ, Avashia Y, Mithani SK, Matson AP, Lampley AJ, Adams SB. Single-Stage Bipedicle Local Tissue Transfer and Skin Graft for Achilles Tendon Surgery Wound Complications. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017 Feb;10(1):46-50. PMID 27662892.
  • Avashia YJ, Mackert GA, May B, Erdmann D, Kadiyala RV. Abdominal Wall Transplantation. Current Transplantation Reports. 2015 Sept;2(3):269-275.
  • Fan K, Avashia YJ, Dayicioglu D, DeGennaro VA, Thaller SR. The Efficacy of Online Communication Platforms for Plastic Surgeons Providing Extended Disaster Relief. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2014 Apr; 72(4):457-62. PMID: 23503432
  • Gishen K, Ovadia S, Arzillo S, Avashia Y, Thaller SR. The current format and ongoing advances of medical education in the United States.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2014 Jan;25(1):35-8. PMID: 24406555
  • DeFazio MV, Fan KL, Avashia YJ, Danton GH, Thaller SR. Fractures of the pediatric zygoma: a review of the the clinical trends, management strategies, and outcomes associated with zygomatic fractures in children.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  2013 Nov; 24(6):1891-7. PMID: 24220369
  • Avashia YJ, Mohan R, Berhane C, Oeltjen JC. Post-Operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Mar; 131(3):453-61. PMID: 23446560
  • Berhane C, Salgado CJ, Avashia YJ, Villadolid D, Moller M. Abdominal Desmoid Tumor Excision through Extended Pfannenstiel Incision. American Surgeon. 2012 Dec; 78(12): E541-3. PMID: 23265117.
  • Defazio MV, Fan KL, Avashia YJ, Tashiro J, Ovadia S, Husain T, Camison L, Panthaki ZJ, Salgado CJ, Thaller SR. Inferior Pedicle Breast Reduction: A Retrospective Review of Technical Modifications Influencing Patient Safety, Operative Efficiency, and Postoperative Outcomes. American Journal of Surgery. 2012 Nov; 204(5): e7-14. PMID: 23140832
  • Avashia YJ, Sastry A, Fan KL, Mir HS, Thaller SR. A Systematic Review of Materials Used For Reconstruction After Orbital Floor Fracture: Supporting Evidence and Decision Making for Clinical Application. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012 Nov;23 (7 Suppl 1): 1991-7. PMID: 23154365.
  • Kothari NA, Avashia YJ, Mir HS, Lemelman B, Thaller SR. An Evidence-Based Approach to Incisions for Orbital Floor Exploration. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012 Nov;23 (7 Supple 1): 1985-9. PMID: 23154363.
  • DeGennaro VA, DeGennaro VA, Kochhar A, Nathan N, Low C, Avashia YJ, Thaller SR. Integrating Surgical Training with Health Initiatives in Haiti Before and After The Earthquake: Accelerating Surgical Training and Reducing The Burden of Surgical Disease.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012 Nov;23 (7 Suppl 1): 202b-32. PMID: 23154377
  • Avashia YJ, Desrosiers AE, Flores JI. A Second Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap with Previous Liposuction to The Same Breast After Resection of Initial SGAP Breast Reconstruction Due to Cancer Recurrence. Microsurgery. 2012 Sep;32 (6): 482-4. PMID: 22718270.
  • Avashia YJ, Thaller SR. Principles of Plastic Surgery Portrayed by The Professional Life of Dr. John Peter Mettauer. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2011 Nov; 22(6):2043-7. PMID: 22134250
  • Avashia YJ, Thaller SR. Post- Earthquake Plastic Surgery Mission Trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti – A Medical Student’s Perspective. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  2011 Sep;22(5):1549-51. PMID: 21959384

Book Chapters


  • Avashia YJ, Tahernia A, Erdmann D, Zenn MR. Breast Reconstructive Surgery. Management of Breast Diseases. Springer Press. Switzerland, 2016. 273-290
  • Avashia YJ, Allori AC, Marcus JR. Sphincter Pharyngoplasty. Atlas of Operative Craniofacial Surgery. CRC Press.
  • Avashia YJ, Nair N, Berhane C, Panthaki ZJ. Preoperative Evaluation of The Post-Bariatric Patient. Postbariatric Surgery. JP Medical Publishers. London, UK. 2013. 11-18.
  • Yegiyants S, Avashia YJ, Panthaki ZJ. Reconstruction of the Hand. Dermatologic Surgery – Step by Step. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2012. 117-182.
  • Yegiyants S, Avashia YJ, Panthaki ZJ. Congenital Hand Disorders. Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery: The Essentials. World Scientific Publishing. Hackensack, NJ. 2012. 445-474.

Manuscripts and Book Chapters In Progress


  • CME: Functional Rhinoplasty
  • Comparison of Physiologic Effects after Midvault Repair Techniques using Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • Our Collective Responsibility in Battling the Opioid Crisis. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • The Surgical Management of Rhinophyma. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • The Left-Handed Plastic Surgery Trainee: Perspectives and Recommendations. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • Assessing Cosmetic Surgery Safety: The Evolving Data. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • Developing Consistency in Nasal Tip Shaping. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • The Role of the Septal Extension Graft. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • The Five-Step Lower Blepharoplasty Technique Refined. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic – How it has changed our Lives in Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • Effective Treatment of Platysma Bands with Neurotoxin. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • Safety in the Use of Fillers in Nasal Refinement. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • Laser Resurfacing: Safety and Technique. Plast Reconstr Surg
  • Why Social Media is Transforming Plastic Surgery. Indian J Plast Surg
  • The Surgical Management of The Explant Patient: An Update on Options for Breast Contouring and Volume Restoration. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Cosmetic Surgery Safety: Putting the Scientific Data into Perspective. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Nasal Analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • Lip Lift. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open.
  • Current Concepts in Secondary Rhinoplasty for Unilateral Cleft Nasal Deformity. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Management of Patients with Textured Surface Breast Implants. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Systematic Surgical Approach to Alar Base Surgery in Rhinoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • The Truth about Risk Assessment for DVT and PE. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Understanding The P-Value. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Emerging Technologies in Plastic Surgery: Substantiate with Higher Level Evidence Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Defining The Mandibular Border Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • The Role of the Buccal Fat Pad in Facial Aesthetic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty. Indian J Plast Surg
  • Evidence-Based Medicine in Plastic Surgery: From Then to Now. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Science of Aging. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Facelift: Systematic Review. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • SAFElift Video plus. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Social Media Guideline for Plastic Surgery Residents and Training Programs. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Male vs Female vs Transgender Rhinoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Avashia YJ, Rohrich RJ. How to Optimize Results and Minimize Complications in Cosmetic Surgery. Dallas Cosmetic Surgery. Ed. Rohrich, Afrooz, Sinno.
  • Avashia YJ, Stuzin JM. Face and Neck Lift: Incision Planning. Dallas Cosmetic Surgery. Ed. Rohrich, Afrooz, Sinno.
  • Avashia YJ, Rohrich RJ. The Bulbous vs. Boxy Tip. Dallas Cosmetic Surgery. Ed. Rohrich, Afrooz, Sinno.
  • Avashia YJ, Rohrich RJ. Alar Base Surgery. Dallas Cosmetic Surgery. Ed. Rohrich, Afrooz, Sinno.
  • Avashia YJ, Rohrich RJ. Periorbital Rejuvenation Consultation. Dallas Cosmetic Surgery. Ed. Rohrich, Afrooz, Sinno.
  • Avashia YJ, Rohrich RJ. Eyelids: Upper Blepharoplasty. Dallas Cosmetic Surgery. Ed. Rohrich, Afrooz, Sinno.
  • Avashia YJ, Fagien S. Neuromodulators for Perioral Rejuvenation. Dallas Cosmetic Surgery. Ed. Rohrich, Afrooz, Sinno.
  • Avashia YJ, Fagien S. Filler Finesse: Forehead. Dallas Cosmetic Surgery. Ed. Rohrich, Afrooz, Sinno.
  • Avashia YJ, Fagien S. The Glabella and Frontalis. Dallas Cosmetic Surgery. Ed. Rohrich, Afrooz, Sinno.

Presentations

  • Avashia YJ. A Comparison of Physiologic Effects after Midvault Repair Techniques Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. The Rhinoplasty Society, 10th Annual Resident Paper Competition. May 16, 2019. New Orleans, LA.
  • Avashia YJ, Shammas RL, Poveromo LP, Dekker TJ, Brubacher JW, Richard MJ, Ruch DS, Mithani SK. Forearm Based Turnover Muscle Flaps for Elbow Soft Tissue Reconstruction: A Comparison of Regional Coverage Based on Distal Flap Perfusion. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Resident Abstract Session. October 7, 2017. Orlando, FL.
  • Avashia YJ, Poveromo LP, Dekker TJ, Brubacher JW, Richard MJ, Ruch DS, Mithani SK. The Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle Turnover Pedicle Flap for Elbow Soft Tissue Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Study of Regional Coverage Based on Distal Flap Perfusion. Poster Presentation. American Association for Hand Surgery. January 1-14, 2017. Waikoloa, Hawaii.
  • Avashia YJ, Poveromo LP, Dekker TJ, Brubacher JW, Richard MJ, Ruch DS, Mithani SK. The Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle Turnover Pedicle Flap for Elbow Soft Tissue Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Study of Regional Coverage Based on Distal Flap Perfusion. Poster Presentation. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. September 29 – October 1, 2016. Austin, Texas.
  • Avashia YJ, Poveromo L, Dekker TJ, Adams SB, Levinson H, Erdmann D, Mithani SK. Use of Lateral Calcaneal Artery Based Bipedicle Flap for Posterior and Lateral Ankle Wound Coverage.  Poster Presentation. SESPRS. June 12, 2016. Orlando, FL.
  • Avashia YJ, Hollenbeck ST, Zenn MR. Plastic Surgery and Radiation Therapy. Duke University Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. March 16, 2016.
  • Avashia YJ, Hollenbeck ST. Adipose Tissue Hypoxia. Duke University Department of Surgery Chairman Rounds. August 21, 2015.
  • Avashia YJ, Salgado, C., Berhane, C., Landon, J., Madalon, R., Sanchez, P., Moller, M. Abdominal Desmoid Tumor Excision through Extended Pfannenstiel Incision. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. June 14, 2012. Washington, D.C.
  • Avashia YJ, Berhane C, Salgado CJ, Villadolid D, Moller M. Abdominal Desmoid Tumor Excision through Extended Pfannenstiel Incision. Association of VA Surgeons 32nd Annual Conference. April 2, 2012.  Miami, FL.
  • Fan K, Avashia YJ, Camison L, Thaller SR. Deep Vein Thrombosis in Craniofacial Surgery: An examination in incidence, surgeon preferences, and patient safety.  Association of VA Surgeons 32nd Annual Meeting. April 2, 2012.  Miami, FL.
  • Defazio MV, Camison L, Avashia YJ, Fan K, Thaller SR. Inferior Pedicle Breast Reduction: Technical Modifications Leading to Improvements in Patient Safety and Satisfaction in Clinical Outcomes. Association of VA Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 2, 2012. Miami, FL.
  • Avashia YJ, Ovadia S, Thaller SR. A Historical Recount: The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division at University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital. Anspach Cadaver Workshop.  December 9-10, 2011. West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Husain T, Defazio MV, Avashia YJ, Ovadia S, Camison L, Oeltjen JC, Panthaki ZJ, Thaller SR. Bilateral Breast Reduction: Technical Modifications Leading to Improved Patient Outcomes. Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. December 4, 2011. Orlando, FL.
  • Avashia YJ, Thaller SR. John Peter Mettauer, MD, AM, LL D: America’s First Plastic Surgeon. Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons, Visiting Professor: Dr. Michael Yaremchuk. November 1, 2011. Miami, FL.
  • Thaller SR (presenter), Avashia YJ, Fan K, Camison L. Orbital Fractures: A Personal Approach. Orbital 2011: Ten Years Later, Perspective and Advancement in Orbital, Cranio-Orbital Pathology & Surgery.  October 14, 2011. Ferrara, Italy.
  • Avashia YJ, Fan K, Dayicioglu D, DeGennaro VA, Thaller SR. The Efficacy of Online Communication Platforms for Plastic Surgeons Providing Extended Disaster Relief. Plastic Surgery 2011 (American Society of Plastic Surgeons). September 25, 2011. Denver, CO.
  • Berhane C, Avashia YJ, Mohan R, Oeltjen JC. Post-Operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix. Plastic Surgery 2011 (American Society of Plastic Surgery). September 24, 2011. Denver, CO.
  • Avashia YJ, Thaller SR. John Peter Mettauer, MD, AM, LL D: America’s First Plastic Surgeon. Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. March 23, 2011. Miami, FL
  • Avashia YJ, Thaller SR. Post-Earthquake Plastic Surgery Mission Trip to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti—A Medical Student’s Perspective. American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and American Society of Plastic Surgery: Challenges in Cleft Care in Underdeveloped Countries. January 16, 2011. Miami, FL.
  • Avashia YJ, Thaller SR. Post-Earthquake Plastic Surgery Mission Trip to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti—A Medical Student’s Perspective. Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. November 17, 2010. Miami, FL
  • Berhane C, Avashia YJ, Mohan R, Oeltjen JC. Post-Operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix. Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. November 13, 2010. Orlando, FL.
  • Avashia YJ, Thaller SR. Post-Earthquake Plastic Surgery Mission Trip to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti—A Medical Student’s Perspective. Plastic Surgery 2010 (American Society of Plastic Surgery) Haiti Forum. October 1, 2010. Toronto, Canada.

Research and Scholarly Activity

Duke University Hospital Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(05/2015-05/2019)


Principle Investigator

Title: Comparing Functional Improvement in Nasal Airway Obstruction after Midvault Reconstruction in Rhinoplasty using Computation Fluid Dynamics

Recipient of Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) Grant ($14,000)

Sponsor: Jeffrey R. Marcus, MD

Co-Investigator

Title: Forearm Based Turnover Muscle Flaps for Elbow Soft Tissue Reconstruction: A Comparison of Regional Coverage Based on Distal Flap Perfusion.

Recipient of Piedmont Orthopedic Society Grant ($ 8,000.00)

Principal Investigator: Suhail Mithani, MD

Co-Investigator

Title: Adipose Tissue and Inflammation

Submitted for Plastic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (PSF) Grant

Principal Investigator: Scott Hollenbeck, MD

Resident Ambassador

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal

PRS Residents Collection: Becoming A Better Plastic Surgeon

Hand Section (2014)

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(05/2010-06/2013)


Co-Investigator

Title: Post-Operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix.

Principal Investigator: John C. Oeltjen, MD, PhD

Co-Investigator

Title: The Efficacy of Online Communication Platforms for Plastic Surgeons Providing Extended Disaster Relief.

Principal Investigator: Seth R. Thaller, MD, DMD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics, Sarcoma Biology Laboratory Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center(05/2008-06/2009)


Research Student

Title: Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 Contribution To Sarcoma Cell Invasion

Principal Investigator: Sean P. Scully, MD, PhD

Boston University School of Medicine(07/2005)

Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics


Summer Research Intern

Title: The Effects of Pregnanolone Hemisuccinate on Cocaine Seeking Behavior

Principal Investigator: David H. Farb, PhD

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