Practice

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Medical Broadcasting

Education

1997-1998

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Aesthetic and Breast Reconstruction Fellowship

1995-1997

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency

1991-1995

HARBOR-UCLA MEDICAL CENTER
General Surgery Residency

1990

TUFTS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School

1990

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Master’s Degree in Health Policy

1983

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A. Chemistry


Honors

Plastic Surgery Residency
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Resident’s Award
2nd Place

General Surgery Residency
“Most Improved Resident” Award

Medical School
Recipient of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists Student Award – for original hand anatomy/biomechanics research; NIH Medical Student Research Grant.

University
Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude; Phi Kappa Phi (top 4% of class); Ranked #1 in chemistry graduating class; Phi Lambda Upsilon (chemistry honor society); Chemistry Academic Merit Award; Regents Academic Scholarship; Slipher Academic Scholarship in the Sciences; and Honors Program graduate.


Professional Experience

1998-Present

COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON – BEVERLY HILLS
Solo Practitioner

1997-98

HARVARD UNIVERSITY STUDENT MEDICAL CENTER
General Practitioner, Solo physician in after-hours urgent care center. Dealt with broad range of medical, gynecological and surgical problems. Cared for entire age spectrum (i.e. students, professors, workers and their pediatric dependents).

1997-98

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS HOSPITAL – HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
General Practitioner, Physician in busy level I tramna center. Dealt with broad range of medical, gynecological andsurgical problems.

1997-98

COLUMBIA METROWEST MEDICAL CENTER – SURGICAL MOONLIGHTER
Physician providing after-hours/weekend surgical coverage for broad spectrum of surgical subspecialties (i.e. surgical ICU, general surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, etc.).

1995

FILM MEDICAL ADVISOR
Academy Award™ Nominated Film “Seven”, New Line Pictures, David Fincher, Director

1992-95

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – UCLA DEPARTMENT OF PLASTIC SURGERY
Oral Maxillofacial Biomechanics Laboratory

1983-89

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Author of published papers in biomechanics

1989

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – MAYO CLINIC
Co-author of published papers on wrist biomechanics and anatomy.

1989

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – USC-LA COUNTY HOSPITAL
First author of manuscript on wrist anatomy.

1987

HEALTH POLICY INTERN – OFFICE OF THE U.S. SURGEON GENERAL
Wrote speech for the Surgeon General. Author of published lay-press articles on AIDS on behalf of the Surgeon General, among other duties.

1987

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICAL SCHOOL
Co-author of published paper on biomechanics.

1986-88

BOOK REVIEWER – GOVERNANCE: HARVARD JOURNAL OF PUBLIC POLICY
Reviewed book on medical care and costs.


Presentations

  1. “The Interfacet Prominence of the Distal Radius: A. Study in Anatomy and Biomechanics.” Presented by R. Rey at the 7th Annual Meeting of American Association of Clinical Anatomists, May 30,- June 2, 1990, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  2. “A Study of the Effects of Epinephrine Infiltration on Delayed Bleeding in a Rat Flap Model.” Presented by R. Rey at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, June 1-5, 1996, Palm Beach, Florida.
  3. “A Survey of Operative Airway Management Practices for Midface Fractures.” Presented by R. Rey at the Plastic Surgery Senior Conference, April 9-12, 1997, Sacramento, California.

Publications

  1. Rey, R.M. Paiement, G.D., McGann W.M., Jasty, M., Harrigan, T.P., Burke, D.W., and Harris, W.H.: A Study of Intrusion Characteristics of Low Viscosity Cement Simplex-P and Palacos Cements in a Bovine Cancellous Bone Model. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 215:272-278, 1987.
  2. Greer, J.A., O’Connor, D.O., Rey, R.M., and Harris, W.H.: Improved Fatigue Porosity and Thermal Properties of a New PMMA Bone Cement. Trans. 3 1 st Ann. Meeting Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1985, p.240.
  3. “Rey R.M. Book Review: The Quest of Efficiency in the Delivery of Health Care Service. Governance: Harvard Journal of Public Policy . Summer-Fall, 1987 p.71-72.
  4. Robert M. Rey for the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, Plain Talk on AIDS for Hispanic Americans, Vista Hispanic Magazine, Sept. 5, 1987, p. 13.
  5. Sutherlin, C.E., McAfee, P.C., Warden, K.E., Rey, R.M., and Farey, I.D.: A Biomechanical Evaluation of Cervical Spinal Stabilization Methods in a Bovine Model: Static and Cyclical Loading. Spine 13(7): 795-802, -_p 1988.
  6. Schuind, F., An, K.N., Bergiand L., Rey, R.M., Linscbeid, R.I., and Chao, E.Y.S.: A Biomechanical Study of the Distal Radioulnar Ligaments. The 7th Meeting of the European Society Biomechanics, Aarhus, Denmark, 1990.
  7. Schuind, F., An, K.N., Bergiand, L., Rey, R.M., Cooney, 111, W.P., Linscheid, R.L., and Cha Io, E.Y.S.: The Distal Radio-Ulnar Ligaments – A Biomechanical Study. The Journal of Hand Surgery (Am.) 16A(6): 1106- 1114, 1991.
  8. Rey, R.M., Smoot, E.C., Nguyen, D., and Lesavoy, M.A.: A Study of the Effects of Epinephrine Infiltration on Delayed Bleeding in a Rat Flap Model. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 37(4): 406-410, 1996.
  9. Smoot, E.C., Jernigan, J.R., Kinsley, E., and Rey, R.M.: A Survey of Operative Airway Management Practices for Midface Fractures. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 8(3):201-207.
  10. Rey, R.M., and Smoot, E.C. Correspondence: Modified Catch Basin for Extremity Irrigation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 101(2): 553-554, 1998.

Manuscripts to be Submitted

  1. Rey, R.M. Correspondence. Transumbilical Breast Augmentation: Introducing a New Insrument for Changing Implants from the Subglandular to the Subpectoral Position. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2001

Leadership Positions

1996-97

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER
Plastic Surgery Chief Resident

1983-1985

TUFTS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Class Vice President, Treasurer and Executive Committee Representative


Licenses

  • CALIFORNIA
  • MASSACHUSETTS
  • DEA

Continuing Education

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

  • Laser Assisted Skin Resurfacing Techniques Course
  • Laser Institute of Arkansas (CO, Laser)
  • July 1995.

Languages

English, Spanish and Portuguese


TV Shows

2004-Present

“DR. 90210” – E! CHANNEL
One hour reality/documentary show featuring Dr. Rey and other Beverly Hills plastic surgeons.

2000

“PLASTIC SURGERY” – E! CHANNEL
One hour news magazine show featuring Dr. Rey and 2 other Plastic Surgeons. Dr Rey discussed and performed transumbilical (hidden incision through the belly button breast surgery.) breast enhancement.

2000

“REALITY CHECK” – WB CHANNEL
One hour reality show featuring Dr. Rey consulting and perfoming transumbilical (hidden incision through the belly button breast surgery.) breast augmentation.

2000

“ANANDA” – CBS
Talk show featuring Dr. Rey, and discussing breast surgery and teenage plastic surgery.

2000

“20/20” – FRENCH TELEVISION
T.V. news magazine featuring Dr. Rey’s daily life, one of his patients and Dr. Rey performing transumbilical (hidden incision through the belly button breast surgery.)


Press Appearances

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Outside Interests

  • S.A.G. Member: (Screen Actors Guild), Two National T.V. commercial credits.
  • Drama Training: Larry Moss Studio (theatrical), Bobby Ball Academy (Commercial T.V.), Sandy Holt (Improvisation), Marge Haber Studio (Cold reading, Scene study).
  • Martial Artist : Advanced Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido (Korean Karate)
  • Tennis: Scholarship as undergraduate (varsity intercollegiate tennis team).
  • Eagle Scout.
  • Horsemanship
  • Baroque Music and Art

References (Plastic Surgery)

Francis G. Wolfort, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
110 Francis Street, Suite 9E
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 632-8039 – Fax: (617) 632-0793

Malcolm A. Lesavoy, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, U.C.L.A. School of Medicine
10833 Le Conte, Room 64-128
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone: (310) 825-1647

E. Clyde Smoot, III, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Division of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Tennessee Medical Center
956 Court Ave., Suite A31O
Memphis, Tennessee 38163-2116
Phone: (901) 448-1350 – Fax: (901) 448-1482

Leo McCallum, M.D.
Director of Surgical Education, Department of General Surgery
Columbia MetroWest Medical Center
61 Lincoln Street,
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: (508) 879-6745 – Fax: (508) 383-8501

Charles E. White, M.D.
Past-Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
5200 Park Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38114
Phone: (901) 765-4700 – Fax: (901) 765-4711


References (General Medicine and Surgery)

Christopher M. Coley, M.D.
Chief of Medicine
Harvard University Health Services
75 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 496-5804 Fax: (617) 496-0560

John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S.
Executive Director, Care Group,
Division of Emergency Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess
Hospital-Harvard Medical School
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA .02215
Phone: (617) 667-3700 – Fax: (617) 975-5450

Rodney A. White, M.D.
Program Director, Department of General Surgery
Harbor-U.C.L.A. Medical Center
1 000 West Carson Street
Torrance, California 90509
Phone: (310) 222-2704

Peter Lydon, M.D.
Chief, Department of General Surgery
Norwood Hospital
Suite 160
825 Washington Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: (781) 551-8600 – Fax: (781) 769-5356

Dr. Rey In The Media