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Dr. Scott J. Farber

Dallas

Dr. Scott J Farber is a Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Specialist. He graduated with honors from the State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Farber has more than 12 years of diverse experiences, especially in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and serves as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy Reserve. 

SCOTT J FARBER, MD 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Hill Country Plastic Surgery, PLLC (San Antonio, Texas) | Co-Founder, Co-Owner, Plastic Surgeon. July 2020 – Present. 

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, Maryland) | Assistant Professor of Surgery | Department of Surgery. March 2020 – Present. 

University of Texas Health San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)| Assistant Professor of Surgery | Department of Surgery – Division of Plastic Surgery. October 2018 - February 2021. 

United States Navy Reserve | Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps | Commissioned March 2015 - Expeditionary Medical Facility Dallas One. 

North Shore University Hospital/Long Island Jewish EMS (New York, NY) | EMT 

May 2003—October 2007 

Emergency Medical Technician on FDNY/NYC 911 ambulances in New York City. 

Syosset Volunteer Fire Department (Syosset, NY) | FIREFIGHTER/EMT 

January 2004—January 2007 

Served as a volunteer firefighter in the Syosset Fire Department in Nassau County, New York. 

BOARD CERTIFICATION 

The American Board of Plastic Surgery – Expires 12/31/2029 

EDUCATION 

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (Brooklyn, NY) | MD|2005-2009 Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) | BA (Biology) | 2001-2005 

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION 

New York University School of Medicine Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery (New York, NY)|Craniofacial Surgery Fellow July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (St. Louis, MO) | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident June 2011— June 2017 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis Department of Surgery (St. Louis, MO) | General Surgery Resident June 2009—June 2011 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

New York University School of Medicine Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery (New York, NY)|July 2017-Present 

Clinical outcomes and basic science research in facial trauma and craniofacial surgery. 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (St. Louis, MO) | July 2013-June 2017 

Clinical outcomes research in facial trauma and craniofacial surgery under mentorship of Dr. Kamlesh Patel and Dr. Albert Woo. 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (St. Louis, MO) | Plastic Surgery Research Fellow June 2011—June 2013 

Conducted research on peripheral nerve regeneration in vascularized composite allografts along with regeneration within acellularized nerve allograft constructs under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Mackinnon. 

Weill Medical College of Cornell University (New York, NY) | Division of Burn Surgery 

May 2003—May 2005 

Explored the use of negative pressure wound therapy on burn wounds. 

GRANTS/PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS/COURSES ATTENDED 

Grants Awarded: 

Plastic Surgery Foundation AAHS, ACAPS, ASPN, ASRM Combined Pilot Research Grant. 2013-2014. “Schwann Cell Senescence: A Result of Chronic Denervation?” Principal Investigator: Scott Farber. Allotment: $10,000. 

American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Basic Science Grant. 2012-2014. “Supercharge” Nerve Transfer to Enhance Motor Recovery.” Principal Investigator: Scott Farber. Allotment: $20,000. 

Presentations: 

Farber, SJ. “Management of Facial Trauma” Grand Rounds, UT Health San Antonio Department of Surgery. August 8, 2019. 

Farber, SJ. “Facial Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery”, Argyle Society – San Antonio, 2019. 

Farber, SJ. “Overcoming Adversity and Resilience”, 60th Airlift Wing, California, January 2019. 

Farber, SJ. “Extensor Tendon Repair and Reconstruction” Grand Rounds, UT Health San Antonio Department of Surgery October 30, 2018. 

Farber, SJ. “Facial Fractures” Grand Rounds, UT Health San Antonio Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. October 25, 2018. 

Farber, SJ. “Military Plastic Surgery: Global War on Terrorism.” Grand Rounds, Washington University School of Medicine Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. June 2017. 

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Patel KB. Anthropometric Outcome Measures in Patients with Metopic Craniosynostosis. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting, March 13-17, 2017. Podium presentation. 

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Woo AS. “Robotic-assisted cleft palate repair: A feasibility study.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons: The Meeting. Annual Meeting September 2016. Podium presentation. 

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. “Current Management of Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures: A Multidisciplinary Survey.” James Barrett Brown Resident Research Day, Washington University School of Medicine Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. June 2016. Podium Presentation. 

Farber, SJ. “Military Plastic Surgery: The World Wars.” Grand Rounds, Washington University School of Medicine Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. May 2016. 

Farber, SJ, Runyan CM, Stern MJ, Massie JP, Alperovich M, Flores RL. “Outpatient Alveolar Bone Grafting: A Cost Analysis.” American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting, April 4-9, 2016. Podium presentation. 

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Woo AS. “Robotic-assisted cleft palate repair: A feasibility study.” American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting, April 4-9, 2016. Podium Presentation. 

Parikh RP, Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. “Risk Factors for Postoperative Complications After Surgical Correction of Craniosynostosis: A Nationwide Analysis of 1357 Intracranial Procedures.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons: The Meeting. Annual Meeting October 2015. Podium presentation. 

Farber, SJ. “Facial Trauma Management for the General Surgeon.” Grand Rounds, Washington University School of Medicine Department of Surgery. September 2, 2015. 

Farber SJ, Parikh RP, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. “30-Day Quality Indicators of Facial Fracture Treatment: An Analysis of the ACS NSQIP Database.” James Barrett Brown Resident Research Day, Washington University School of Medicine Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. June 2015. Podium Presentation. 

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Patel KB, Woo AS. “100 Consecutive Endoscopic Repairs of Sagittal Craniosynostosis – An Evolution in Care.” Annual Meeting of American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Scottsdale, AZ. April 2015. Podium Presentation. 

Farber SJ, Snyder-Warwick AK, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. “Maxillomandibular Fixation by Plastic Surgeons: Cost Analysis and Utilization of Resources.” James Barrett Brown Resident Research Day, Washington University School of Medicine Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. June 2014. Podium Presentation. 

Farber SJ, Wood MD, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. “Enhancing Angiogenesis within an Acellular Nerve Allograft.” James Barrett Brown Resident Research Day, Washington University School of Medicine Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. June 2013. Podium Presentation. 

Farber SJ, Wood MD, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. “Schwann Cell Senescence in an Acellularized Nerve Allograft. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. Naples, FL. January 12, 2013. Podium presentation. 

Farber SJ, Saheb-Al-Zamani M, Zieske L, Laurido-Soto O, Bery A, Hunter DA, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. “Unmasking Local Anesthetic Injection Injury in the Peripheral Nerve.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons: The Meeting. Annual Meeting October 27, 2012. Podium presentation. 

Farber SJ, Glaus SW, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. “Supercharge Nerve Transfer to Enhance Motor Recovery.” The American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 67th Annual Meeting September 6, 2012. Podium presentation. 

Farber SJ, Glaus SW, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. “Supercharge Nerve Transfer to Enhance Motor Recovery.” Wells Resident Research Day, April 2012, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Finalist Podium presentation. 

Saheb-Al-Zamani M, Yan Y, Farber SJ, Hunter DA, Newton P, Wood MD, Stewart SA, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. “Schwann Cell Senescence in Acellular Nerve Allografts: A Mechanism for Failure of Regeneration Across Long Gaps” Plastic Surgery Research Council. June 2012 Annual Meeting. Podium presentation. 

Farber SJ, Glaus SW, Hunter DA, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. “Allograft Motor-Sensory Modality Matching Vs. Endoneurial Architecture.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve Las Vegas, NV Saturday, January 14, 2012. Podium presentation. 

Sun H, Hunter DA, Opara G, Farber SJ, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. “A Comparison of Stereology and Binary Histomorphometry Methodology and Reliability in Peripheral Nerve.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve Las Vegas, NV Saturday, January 14, 2012. Poster presentation. 

Publications: 

Farber SJ, Latham KP, Kantar RS, Rodriguez ED. Reconstructing the Face of War. Mil Med. 2019 Jul 1;184(7-8):e236-e246. 

Rifkin WJ, Bellamy JL, Kantar RS, Farber SJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Brecht LE, Rodriguez ED. Autologous Reconstruction of the Face Transplant Candidate. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2019 Jun;12(2)L150-155. 

Farber SJ, Maliha SG, Gonchar MN. Kantar RS, Shetye PR, Flores RL. Effect on Facial Growth of the Management of Cleft Lip and Palate. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Mar 13. 

Kantar RS, Rifkin WJ, Cammarata MJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Farber SJ, Flores RL. Combined Primary Cleft Lip and Palate Repair: Is it Safe? J Craniofacial Surg. 2018 Dec 10. 

Kantar RS, Rifkin WJ, Cammarata MJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Farber SJ, Rodriguez ED. Free Ulnar Forearm Flap: Design, Elevation, and Utility in Microvascular Nasal Lining Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Dec;142(6):1594-1599. 

Farber SJ, Kantar RS, Rodriguez ED. Facial Trauma Care in the Austere Environment. J Spec Oper Med. 2018 Fall;18(3):62-66. 

Farber SJ, Potter JK, Hamawy AH. Facial Skeletal Trauma. In: Essentials of Plastic Surgery. 3rd Ed. CRC Press. 

Kantar RS, Rifkin WJ, Cammarata MJ, Jacoby A, Farber SJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Cerdini DJ, Rodriguez ED. Appraisal of the Free Ulnar Flap Versatility in Craniofacial Soft Tissue Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Sep 5;6(9):e1863. 

Kantar RS, Rifkin WJ, Cammarata MJ, Maliha SG, Diaz-Siso JR, Farber SJ, Flores RL. Single-Stage Primary Cleft Lip and Palate Repair: A Review of the Literature. Ann Plas Surg. 2018 Nov;81(5):619-623. 

Plana NM, Rifkin WJ, Kantar RS, David JA, Maliha SG, Farber SJ, Staffenberg DA, Diaz-Siso JR, Flores RL. A Prospective Randomized Blinded Trial Comparing Digital Simulation Animation to Textbook for Cleft Surgery Education. Plastic Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jan;143(1):202-209. 

Farber SJ, Kantar RS, Diaz-Siso R, Rodriguez ED. Face Transplantation: An Update for the United States Trauma System. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Jun;29(4):832-838. 

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Patel KB, Woo AS. 100 Consecutive Endoscopic Repairs of Sagittal Craniosynostosis – An Evolution in Care. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Nov;20(5):410-418. 

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Patel KB. Anthropometric Outcome Measures in Patients with Metopic Craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 May;28(3):713-716. 

Farber SJ, Yu JL, Nguyen DC, Woo AS. Fenestration of Solid Orbital Implants: Reducing retrobulbar hematoma rate. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Jan;28(1):248-249. 

Nguyen DC, Woo AS, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Yu J, Naidoo SD, Patel KB. Comparison of resorbable plating systems: Complications during degradation. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Jan;28(1):88-92. 

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. Current Management of Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures: A Multidisciplinary Survey and Literature Review. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2016 Nov;9(4):313-322. 

Farber SJ, Hoben GM, Hunter DA, Yan Y, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD. Vascularization is delayed in long nerve constructs compared to nerve grafts. Muscle Nerve. 2016 Aug;54(2):319-21. 

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Parikh RP, Woo AS. Improving Results in Closed Nasal Reduction: A Protocol for Reducing Secondary Deformity. Plastic Reconstr Surg. Accepted for publication April 2016. 

Farber SJ, Runyan CM, Stern MJ, Massie JP, Alperovich M, Flores RL. Outpatient Alveolar Bone Grafting: A Cost Analysis. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Oct;27(7):1661-1664. 

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Patel KB. Anatomical Study of the Intraosseous Pathway of the Infraorbital Nerve. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Jun;27(4):1094-7. 

Farber SJ, Kest D, Buck DW. Mandibular Reconstruction. Plastic Surgery Education Network. Case Report. http://www.psenetwork.org/CaseReport/mandibular-reconstruction. February 2016. 

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Harvey AA, Patel KB. An Alternative Method of Intermaxillary Fixation for Simple Pediatric Mandible Fractures. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Mar;74(3):582.e1-8. 

Farber SJ, Snyder-Warwick AK, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. Maxillomandibular Fixation by Plastic Surgeons: Cost Analysis and Utilization of Resources. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Sep;77(3):305-7. 

Farber SJ, Saheb-Al-Zamani M, Zieske L, Laurido-Soto O, Bery A, Hunter DA, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. Peripheral Nerve Injury After Local Anesthetic Injection. Anesth Analg. 2013 Sep; 117(3)731-9. 

Saheb-Al-Zamani M, Yan Y, Farber SJ, Hunter DA, Newton P, Wood MD, Stewart SA, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. Limited regeneration in long acellular nerve allografts is associated with increased Schwann cell senescence. Exp Neurol. 2013 Sep; 247:165-77. 

Yan Y, Macewan MR, Hunter DA, Farber SJ, Newton P, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. Nerve Regeneration in Rat Limb Allografts: Evaluation of Acute Rejection Rescue. Plastic Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr;131(4)499e-511e. 

Farber SJ, Glaus SW, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. Supercharge Nerve Transfer to Enhance Motor Recovery: a Laboratory Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Mar;38(3):466-77. 

Abstracts: 

Parikh RP, Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. “Risk Factors for Postoperative Complications After Surgical Correction of Craniosynostosis: A Nationwide Analysis of 1357 Intracranial Procedures.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):40.

Farber SJ, Saheb-Al-Zamani M, Zieske L, Laurido-Soto O, Bery A, Hunter DA, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. Unmasking Local Anesthetic Injection Injury in the Peripheral Nerve. Plastic Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov;130(5S-1):60. 

Awards: 

Best Presentation Award Craniomaxillofacial Session, ASPS Meeting 2019. Alternative Transpalpebral “Eyelid” Approach for Supraorbital Frontal Craniotomy and Access to the Anterior Cranial Fossa. 

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Resident Scholar Award. September 2016. 

Best Research Presentation: Farber SJ, Wood MD, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. “Schwann Cell Senescence in an Acellularized Nerve Allograft. Annual James Barrett Brown Resident Research Day. Washington University Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. St. Louis, MO. June 2013. 

Farber SJ, Glaus SW, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. “Supercharge” Nerve Transfer to Enhance Motor Recovery. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 67th Annual Meeting September 6, 2012. Top 5 Papers Presentation. 

Military Courses Completed: 

Tactical Combat Casualty Care. United States Department of Defense. Camp Bullis, San Antonio, TX. March 2019. 

Emergency War Surgery Course. United States Department of Defense. Wilford Hall SAMMC South. February 7-9, 2017. 

Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma - American College of Surgeons. United States Department of Defense. Wilford Hall SAMMC South. February 7-9, 2017. 

Surgical Courses Attended: 

Craniomaxillofacial Surgery: Orbital Approaches and Fundamentals. Tampa, FL, USA. AOCMF. November 3-5, 2017. 

Computer-Aided Maxillofacial Surgery. Tampa, FL. AOCMF. April 22-24, 2016. 

Complex Facial Injuries: Controversies and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Steamboat Springs, CO, USA. AOCMF. January 28-31, 2016. 

State of the Art: Facial Reconstruction and Transplantation. New York City, NY, USA. AOCMF. May 15- 17, 2015. 

Craniofacial Surgery & Transfacial Approaches to the Skull Base. St. Louis, MO. December 5-7, 2014 

Surgical Approaches, Techniques & Complications in Orthognathic Surgery. Stryker. New Orleans, LA. October 23-25, 2014. 

Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. AOCMF. St. Louis, MO. August 16-17, 2014. 

Advances in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery: Mastery of Treatment Planning and Fixation Techniques. Stryker. Tampa, FL. February 28-March 2 2014. 

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS 

American Society for Aesthetic Surgery 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons 

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons 

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States 

Special Operations Medical Association