Education and Qualifications for The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery

    George W. Weston, M.D. - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

    BIOGRAPHICAL:

    • Born August 14, 1953 
Married

    EDUCATION:

    • University of Alabama, 1971 - 1975
    • Samford University School of Pharmacy, 1975 - 1977
    • University of South Alabama College of Medicine, 1977 - 1981

    SURGICAL TRAINING:

    • Wake Forest University Medical Center, General Surgery and Plastic Surgery Residency Training, 1981 - 1986
    • Charlotte Plastic Surgery Center, Fellowship Training in Plastic Surgery, 1986
    • University of Alabama Medical Center, Fellowship Training in Plastic Surgery, 1986

    CERTIFICATION:

    • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1990

    MEMBERSHIPS:

    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
    • American Medical Association
    • Virginia Society of Plastic Surgery
    • National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons

    HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

    • Fairfax Hospital

    PRACTICE:

    • 1987 - Present The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Reston, Virginia
      Practice specializes in cosmetic surgery

    PUBLICATIONS AND APPEARANCES:

    • 2007 - 1993 - "Rejuvenation of the Aging Mouth" published in Perspectives in Plastic Surgery and presented at the annual meetings of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • 2006 - Invited panelist American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    • 2006 - Invited speaker North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • 2004 - Invited faculty at ASMS Mid-Face Symposium
    • 2004 & 2000 - Invited faculty Perspectives and Advances in Plastic Surgery, Vail, Colorado
    • 2003 - Invited faculty at Perioral Plastic Surgery Symposium
    • 2003 - Article - "Surgical Treatment of the Aging Mouth," Seminars in Plastic Surgery
    • 2000 - Article - "Rejuvenating the Aged Face," Perspectives in Plastic Surgery
    • 1999 - Invited panelist for Aesthetic Surgery Journal - article on the aging mouth
    • 1998 - Performed live surgery for International Plastic Surgeons in Barcelona, Spain
    • 1995 - Invited panelist Northeastern Society Plastic Surgery Meeting
    • 1995 - Article - "Giving Lips a Lift" Longevity Magazine
    • 1994 - Article - "Rejuvenating the Aging Mouth" at ASPRS Annual Meeting
    • 1993 - 1999 Course presentation "Rejuvenating the Aging Mouth" - published in Perspectives in Plastic Surgery
    • 1993 - TV appearance on CBS "Success Stories" about cosmetic surgery
    • 1992 - TV appearance on Cosmetic Surgery - WJLA TV News
    • 1992 - TV appearance - Oprah Winfrey Show
    • 1992 - Article featured in Allure Magazine
    • 1992 - Article - "Rejuvenation of the Aging Mouth" Clinics in Plastic Surgery - An International Quarterly
    • 1990 - TV appearance on Teen Cosmetic Surgery - local Washington, DC TV
    • 1990 - TV appearance on Cosmetic Surgery - local Maryland Cable TV&
    • 1989 - Named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of Washington's top Plastic Surgeons


    Robert K. Sigal, M.D. - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

    CURRENT POSITION:

    • Medical Director: The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery
    • Hospital Affiliations:
    • Fairfax Hospital (Active)
    • Reston Hospital (Active)

    BOARD CERTIFICATION:

    • American Board of Plastic Surgery

    EDUCATION:

    • Plastic Surgery Residency:
      July 1, 1992 - June 30,1994
    • University of Pennsylvania
      10 Penn Tower
      34th and Civic Center Blvd
      Phila., PA 19104
    • Internship and General Surgery Residency:
      1985-87, 1989-92
    • Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
      1000 W. Carson St.
      Torrance, CA 90509
    • Post-Graduate: NIH research fellow, Univ. of Pennsylvania: 1987-89
    • Graduate: Jefferson Medical College: 1981-1985
    • Undergraduate: Harvard College: 1977-1981

    PUBLICATIONS:

    • Sigal, RK. Poindexter, BD, Austin, HW and Weston, GW. "Lip Recontouring" in the Art of Aesthetic Surgery. 2005
    • Weston G, Sigal RK, and Poindexter BD. "Surgical Treatment of the Aged Mouth" Seminars in Plastic Surgery. 2003
    • Sigal RK, Weston G, Poindexter BD and Austin HW. "Rejuvenating the Aged Face" Perspectives in Plastic Surgery. 2000
    • Sigal RK, Naama H, Altman H, Noone RB, and
    • Daly JM. The immunology of silicone in a murine model. Surg. Forum. 44: 681-3. 1993.
    • Sigal RK, Shou J, and Daly JM. Parenteral arginine infusion in humans: Nutrient substrate or pharmacologic agent? JPEN 16(5): 423-428. 1992.
    • Sigal RK, and Daly JM. The use of enteral nutrition in the cancer patient. In Enteral and Tube Feeding. 2nd ed. Rombeau J (ed.) W.B. Saunders. Phila PA. 1990.
    • Sigal RK, Reynolds JV, Lieberman ML, Williams N, Ziegler MM, Daly JM. Tumor Immunization: Improved results after recombinant gamma interferon modification. Arch. Surg. 125(3): 308-12. 1990.
    • Luketich J, Rigberg D, Banchs R, Shinkwin M, Sigal R, Daly J, Mullen J. Components of energy expenditure in tumor-bearing animals. J. Surg. Res. 48:573-8. 1990.
    • Reynolds JV, Daly JM, Shou J, Sigal RK, Ziegler MM, Naji A. Immunologic effects of arginine supplementation in tumor-bearing and non-tumor bearing hosts. Ann. of Surg. 211(2): 202-210. 1990.
    • Daly JM, Reynolds JV, Sigal RK, Shou J, Lieberman M. Effect of dietary protein and amino acids in immune function. Crit. Care Med. 18(2 supp): 86-93. 1990.
    • Lieberman MD, Shou J, Torres AS, Weintraub F, Goldfine J, Sigal RK, Daly JM. Effects of nutrient substrates on immune function. Nutrition. 6(1): 88-92. 1990.
    • Sigal RK, Lieberman MD, Reynolds JV, Shou J, Ziegler MM, Daly JM. Low dose interferon renders neuroblastoma more susceptible to interleukin-2 immunotherapy. J. Ped. Surg. 26(4): 389-95. 1991.
    • Lieberman MD, Sigal RK, Birch G, Shou J, Daly JM. Nutrient substrate potentiation of interleukin 2 (IL-2) immunotherapy. Surg. Forum. 1990.
    • Lieberman MD, Sigal RK, Perusia B, Daly JM. Natural killer cell stimulating factor (NKSF) augments natural killer cell (NK) and antibody dependent tumoricidal response (ADCC) in vitro against colon cancer. J. Surg. Res. 50(4): 410-5. 1991.
    • Sigal RK, Lieberman M, Reynolds JV, Shou J, Daly JM. Helper T-cell depletion augments cytotoxicity to neuroblastoma. Surg. Forum. 40:550-52. 1989.
    • Reynolds JV, Shou J, Choi H, Sigal RK, Ziegler MM, Daly JM. The influence of natural killer cells in neuroblastoma. Arch. Surg. 124(2): 235-39. 1989.
    • Lieberman MD, Shou J, Sigal RK, Yu J, Goldfine J, and Daly JM. Transfusion induced immunosuppression results in diminished host survival in a murine neuroblastoma model. J. Surg. Res. 48(5): 498-503. 1990.
    • Reynolds JV, Shou J, Sigal RK, Ziegler M, and Daly JM. The influence of protein malnutrition on T cell, natural killer cell, and lymphokine-activated killer cell funciton, and on biological responsiveness to high-dose interleukin-2. Cellular Immunol. 128(2): 569-77. 1990.
    • Shou J, Reynolds J, Sigal RK, and Daly JM. Growth hormone: Immune and metabolic effects in tumor-bearing mice. J. Surg. Res. 1989.
    • Daly JM, Lieberman MD, Shou J, Torres AS, Goldfine J, Smithgall J, Sigal RK. Metabolic and immune effects of postoperative feeding in the surgical patient. Surg. Gynec. & Obstet. 1989.
    • Daly JM, Reynolds JV, Sigal RK, Shou J, Lieberman ML. Effect of dietary protein and amino acids on immune function. Crit. Care Med. 18(2 Suppl): 586-93. 1990.
    • Reynolds JV, Evantash E, Sigal R, Daly J. Immunologic and endocrinologic effects of major abdominal operations. Br. J. Surg. 1989.
    • Reynolds JV, Shou J, Ziegler MM, Sigal RK, Evantash E, Daly JM. The influence of supplemental arginine on immune function and metabolism in steroid-treated rats. Surgery. 1989.
    • Sigal RK, Reynolds JV, Markmann JF, Shou J, Evantash E, Ziegler M, Naji A, Daly JM. Upregulation of MHC class I: Effect on growth and LAK sensitivity of neuroblastoma. Surgical Forum. 39: 572-75. 1988.
    • Reynolds JV, Sigal RK, Ziegler MM, Daly, JM. Immunomodulatory mechanisms of Arginine. Surgery. 104(2): 142-151. 1988.
    • Reynolds JV, Sigal RK, Margolis P, Ziegler M, Daly JM. Influence of protein restriction on natural killer cell activity. JPEN. 12(1). 13S. 1988.
    • Williams SK and Sigal RK. Preferential transport of non-enzymatically glucosylated ferritin across the kidney glomerulus. Kidney International. 28: 146-152. 1985.
    • Williams SK and Sigal RK. Increased permeability of the glomerular basement membrane to non-enzymatically glucosylated ferritin. Microvasc. Res. 27: 261. 1984.

    GRAND ROUNDS:

    • Minimally invasive plastic surgery. Univ. of New Mexico. Albuquerque NM. June, 1993.
    • Silicone breast implants: The current controversy. Univ. of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia PA. May, 1993.

    SCIENTIFIC:

    • Utsugi R, Sigal RK, and Whitaker LA. Using computer graphics technology as a consultation aid for patients who want a specific appearance. American Aesthetic Society. 1994.
    • Sigal RK, Naama H, Daly JM, and Noone RB. Silicone retards murine tumor growth. Plastic Surgery Research Council. 1994.
    • Sigal RK, Naama H, Daly JM, and Noone RB. Silicone increases murine macrophage cytotoxicity. American Association of Plastic Surgeons. 1994.
    • Sigal RK, Naama H, Altman H, Daly JM, and Noone RB. Silicone increases murine macrophage cytotoxicity and retards tumor growth. Ivy Society. 1994.
    • Sigal RK, Naama H, Altman H, Daly JM, Noone RB. The immunology of silicone in a murine model. Ivy Society. 1993.
    • Sigal RK, Shou J, Goldfine J, Torres AS, Lieberman MD, Daly JM. Parenteral arginine infusion in man: Nutrient substrate or pharmalologic agent. ESPEN. 1990.
    • Lieberman MD, Sigal RK, Evantash E, Daly JM. L-Arginine potentiates lymphokine-activated killer cell (LAK) cytotoxicity. FASEB. 1990.
    • Daly JM, Evantash EE, Reynolds JR, and Sigal RK. Immune stimulation using arginine: correlation of in vivo and in vitro effects in man. Phila. Acad. of Surg.1988.
    • Sigal RK, Williams, RA, and Wilson SE. Patterns characterizing traumatic pancreatitis. American College of Surgeons (So. Cal.) 1987.

    AWARDS:

      Post-Graduate:
    • Basic Science Award (Plastic Surgery), Robert H. Ivy Society (1994)
    • Basic Science Award (Plastic Surgery), Robert H. Ivy Society (1993)
      NIH Cancer and Nutrition Fellowship (1987-1989)

      Graduate:
    • The Clinical Surgery Prize (1985)
    • Sigma Xi medical student research award (1984)

      Undergraduate:
    • magna cum laude, senior honors thesis: Analysis of immunoglobulin heavy chain transcription products: Implication for transcriptional control.
    • lightweight crew: twice All-Ivy member of 1980 National Champion and Henley Eight

    MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS: (year affiliated)

    • National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
    • Virginia Society of Plastic Surgery
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (1989)
    • New York Academy of Sciences (1989)
    • American College of Surgeons Candidates Group (1988)
    • The United States Rowing Association (1982)
    • Friends of Harvard Rowing (1982)
    • The University Barge Club (1981)


    Byron D. Poindexter, M.D. - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

    BIOGRAPHICAL DATA:

    • Date of Birth April 2, 1966
    • Place of Birth Beech Grove, IN
    • Marital Status Married

    TRAINING:

    • FELLOWSHIP: University of Alabama at Birmingham - Plastic Surgery
    • DATES: 1996 - 1998
    • RESIDENCY: University of Florida - General Surgery
    • DATES: 1992 - 1996
    • HONORS: Ray Bierstedt Memorial Award: Outstanding Surgical Intern

    CERTIFICATION/Professional Memberships:

    • American Board of Plastic Surgery
    • National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons (President)
    • Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons

    EDUCATION:

    • MEDICAL: Indiana University School of Medicine
    • DATES: August 1988 - May 1992
    • DEGREE: M.D.
    • HONORS:
    • Graduation with Highest Distinction (Summa Cum Laude)
    • Alpha Omega Alpha - Honorary Society
    • Dr. E.B. Rinker Scholarship
    • Medical School Memorial Fellowship and Scholarship
    • Summer Research Honors Program
    • Rabe-Vermillion Scholarship
    • UNDERGRADUATE: Indiana University - Bloomington
    • DATES: August 1984 - May 1988
    • DEGREES: B.A. Chemistry / B.A. Psychology

    HONORS:

    • Graduation with Highest Distinction (Summa Cum Laude)
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society
    • Distinguished Alumni Service Award Scholarship
    • Rabe-Vermillion Scholarship
    • Honors Division Scholarship (4 years)
    • Dean's List (8 Semesters)
    • Indiana University President's Scholar
    • Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta - Academic Honoraries

    PUBLICATIONS:

    • "Lip Recontouring" in The Art of Aesthetic Surgery. Sigal, RK. Poindexter, BD, Austin, HW and Weston, GW. 2005
    • "Surgical Treatment of the Aged Mouth" Seminars in Plastic Surgery. Weston G, Sigal RK, and Poindexter BD. 2003
    • "Rejuvenation of the Aged Face" Perspectives in Plastic Surgery. Sigal RK, Weston G, Poindexter BD and Austin HW. 2000.
    • "The Present Status of Endoscopy" - Annals of Plastic Surgery Poindexter B., Vasconez LO. 1998 Dec; 41(6):679-83
    • "Microvascular Surgery Utilizing the Endoscope as the Sole Source of Visual Assistance" - Microsurgery
      Jain AK, Poindexter B, et. al. 1998; 18(2):86-9
    • "A Simple Method of Lower Extremity Arteriography in the Laboratory Rat" - Microsurgery
      Oldednbeuving B, Jain AK, Poindexter BD, Engles B, Vasconez L. 1998; 18(1):33-4
    • "Selection of Patients for Renal Artery Repair Using Captopril Testing" - The American Journal of Surgery Harward TRS, Poindexter BD, Huber TS, et al. 1995;170:183-187

    RESEARCH:

    • Histopathyology of Specimens from Elective Breast Reductions
    • Under Luis O. Vasconez, M.D., Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham (ongoing)
    • Anatomy of the Malar Fat Pads and Central Third of the Face
    • Under Luis O. Vasconez, M.D., Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • General and Local Anesthesia in Strabismus Surgery
    • Under Eugene M. Helveston, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology Indiana University School of Medicine
    • C14 Labeled Leucine Uptake in the Ovine Fetus: Fed and Fasting
    • Models of Neonatal Nutrition
    • Under James Lemons, M.D., Department of Neonatology Indiana University School of Medicine

    PRESENTATIONS:

    • 2001, May..."Liposuction in the Abdominoplasty Flap"
      American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, New York
    • 1998, April..."Breast Reduction Specimens: Is Routine Histopathologic Inspection Warranted?"
      Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference - Birmingham, Alabama
    • 1998, February..."History of Breast Reduction Surgery"
      Plastic Surgical Grand Rounds - Birmingham, Alabama
    • 1997, March..."Hirudo Medicinalis - The Medicinal Leech"
      Plastic Surgical Grand Rounds - Birmingham, Alabama
    • 1996, February..."Pathophysiology of Wound Healing"
      Basic Science Conference, University Hospital - Jacksonville, Florida
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