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Panel of Experts

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The Panel of Experts is comprised of physician experts in the fields of breast surgery and reconstruction surgery. They serve voluntarily as advisors and reviewers of many LifeCell™ initiatives—including this website. You will meet some of them in the videos you find here.

Ron Israeli, MD, FACS

Ron Israeli, MD, FACS


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Great Neck, New York


Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction
Muscle-sparing techniques in abdominal micro-vascular free-flap breast reconstruction
Abdominal wall reconstruction

Medical Training

Boston University, Massachusetts


Surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
Plastic surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Current Position

Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with the North Shore LIJ Health System

Special Interests/Work with Patient Advocacy

Dr. Israeli is regarded as a leading advocate for breast cancer patients. He is the only plastic surgeon currently on the advisory board of the Adelphi University New York State Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program, a group dedicated to addressing the psychosocial issues associated with breast cancer. For his leadership in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, the American Cancer Society honored Dr. Israeli with their 2007 Physician of Distinction Award.

Research and Publications

Dr. Israeli has published more than a dozen articles on a variety of plastic surgery topics and has presented at numerous regional, national and international plastic surgery conferences. He has delivered more than two dozen lectures and grand rounds on the subjects of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Other Board Affiliations

Adelphi University New York State Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
American Cancer Society Regional Advisory Board Member