Under the auspices of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS), the program provides plastic surgeon residents with the opportunity to work closely with some of the most accomplished and influential plastic surgeons in the United States. Five select surgeon candidates are chosen each year to participate in the guest lecturer program.
According to the ASMS, the organization assembles a team of prominent plastic surgeons to participate in the program, and, “It is our hope (that) this team of doctors will enhance the educational experience of plastic surgery residents through lectures, discussion groups and patient evaluations.”
Dr. Spinelli’s lecture schedule will take him to these universities:
“It’s always fun to teach; it’s part of the mission of being a physician,” Dr. Spinelli says. “That’s kind of been lost in our day and age, but I feel it’s important to help pass on our knowledge to younger physicians and residents. It’s incumbent upon us to share our knowledge and to keep up-and-coming doctors moving forward.
“I’m definitely enthusiastic about this lecture program,” Dr. Spinelli explains. “I do a lot of very esoteric work and some very specialized things at New York Presbyterian — Weill Cornell Medical Center, and in our office as well.” The ASMS program, he adds, “gives me an opportunity to lecture residents and medical students, and work with their faculty. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Dr. Spinelli obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins University and The New York University School of Medicine, respectively. He was formally trained in ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, general surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian, and plastic surgery at New York University. Additionally, Dr. Spinelli has subspecialty training and expertise in craniofacial, aesthetic, and microsurgery.
Currently, Dr. Spinelli holds a faculty appointment at Weill Medical College of Cornell University as clinical professor of surgery and neurological surgery. He has served on the faculty of Yale University as the director of craniofacial surgery. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and ophthalmologist with memberships in numerous professional societies and is currently on staff at The New York Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and The Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital in New York City. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a highly respected international peer review scientific and surgical journal.