Education

Undergraduate

Texas A&M University | Sept. 1993 – May 1997
College Station, TX
Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Graduate

University of Texas Medical Branch | Sept. 1997 – May 2001
Galveston, TX
Doctor of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Education

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency | July 2002 – July 2007
Department of Surgery
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Externships

Aesthetic Surgery | Feb. 2006
James M. Stuzin, M.D.
Miami, FL

Microsurgery/Cancer Reconstruction | June 2006
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

General Surgery Internship | July 2001 – June 2002
Department of Surgery
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Honors & Awards

Dean’s List | 1998
University of Texas Medical Branch

Dean’s List | 1993 – 1997
Texas A&M University

College Station Panhellenic Scholarship Recipient | 1996
Texas A&M University

Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Society | 1995 – 1997
Texas A&M University

Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society | 1995 – 1997
Texas A&M University

Golden Key National Honor Society | 1995 – 1997
Texas A&M University

Academic Incentive Scholarship Award | 1994
Texas A&M University

Teaching Experience

Medical Student Tutor | July 1998 – Dec. 1998
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
Tutored Gross Anatomy & Neuroscience

STATS (Students Teaching AIDS to Students) | Nov. 1998 – Nov. 1999
AIDS Awareness mentor for Galveston
High School Students

Research & Presentations

Champion, AF, MD. Walden, JL, MD. Murphy, J, MD. and Phillips, LG, MD. The Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap in the Obese: A Twelve-Year Review; Presented at Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Conference, May 2006, Dana Point, CA and Plastic and Reconstructive Senior Residents Conference, February 2007, Los Angeles, CA

Champion, AF, MD. Principles of Rhinoplasty; Presented at Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, March 2007
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Champion, AF, MD. and Phillips, LG, MD. Facial Chemical Peeling; Presented at Plastic Surgery at Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, February 2006
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Champion AF, MD., and McCauley, RL, MD. Principles of Skin Grafts; Presented at Plastic and Reconstructive Grand Rounds, August 2005
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Volunteer Work

Super Scientific Technology Conference | March 2006
University of Houston Clear Lake
Held flexor tendon workshop for junior high school girls interested in a scientific career

Senior Mentor for Medical Students | June 2000 – July 2000
University of Texas Medical Branch
Oriented and helped prepare students in the Early Acceptance Medical School Program (EAMSP)

Science Fair Judge | Jan 1999 – Jan 2001
Galveston Independent School District
Judged science fair projects for local elementary schools

QUEST Small Group Leader | August 1998
University of Texas Medical Branch
Orientation weekend for incoming medical students

Professional Organizations

American Society of Plastic Surgeons | 2007 – Present
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons | 2007 – Present
Member Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons | 2008 – Present
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons | 2006 – 2007
Resident Member
American College of Plastic Surgeons | 2005 – 2007
Resident Member
Student Association of Gynecology and Obstetrics | 1998 – 2001
President | 1999 – 2001
American Medical Women’s Association | 1998 – 2001
American Medical Student’s Association | 1997 – 2001
Zeta Tau Alpha National Sorority Member | 1993 – 1997
Vice President/Director of Pledge Programming | 1995 – 1996
Social Chair | 1994 – 1994
Texas A&M University

Accreditation

Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgeons | 2013 – Present

Licsensure

Medical Board of California #A102290