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Teaching Faculty Positions

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

2011-Present Keck School of Medicine, USC

Clinical Assistant Professor, WOF

2007-Present Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery UC-Irvine Medical Center

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Keck School of Medicine, USC

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery UC-Irvine Medical Center



Board Certification

Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2008

Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, 2005. Currently lapsed



HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, CA
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, CA
Western Medical Center, Santa Ana, CA



PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons

Education

Jefferson Medical College, 1998
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine

Pennsylvania State University, 1996
University Park, PA
Accelerated Six Year Combined B.S./M.D. Program



PLASTIC SURGERY TRAINING

Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship, 2006-2007
Clavin Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Santa Monica, CA

Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2005-2006
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center, NY

Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2004-2005
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center, NY



GENERAL SURGERY TRAINING

Chief Resident, General Surgery, 2003-2004
New Jersey Medical School
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, NJ

Resident, General Surgery, 1999-2003
New Jersey Medical School
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, NJ

Intern, General Surgery, 1998-1999
New Jersey Medical School
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, NJ

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

RealSelf Top Doctor
Physicians of Excellence 2016
Top Doctor 2019
Teaching Award
Newport Beach Surgery Center, Medical Executive Committee, 2013-2014
USC Breast Fellows Teaching Award 2014-2015
USC Breast Fellows Teaching Award 2013-2014
USC Breast Fellows Teaching Award 2012-2013

Plastic Surgery Residency

Leo M. Davidoff Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Medical Students, 2004-2006
General Surgery Residency
Award for Outstanding Performance on ABSITE Examination, 2004
Award for Outstanding Performance on ABSITE Examination, 2003
Award for Outstanding Performance on ABSITE Examination, 2002
Award for Outstanding Performance on ABSITE Examination, 2001

Medical School

Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society, 1997-Present
Jefferson Medical College’s oldest honor society
Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society, 1996
Top 10% of students in Pathology

Undergraduate

Graduate with Distinction, 1996
Eberly College of Science Academic Honors, 1992-1994
Dean’s List, 5/6 semesters, 1992-1994

RESEARCH

RESEARCH FELLOW, 2000-2001
New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Vascular Research Laboratory

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, 1995
Jefferson Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Division of Cardiology



Bibliography & Presentations

Savalia N, Silvertein MJ. Oncoloplastic breast reconstruction: Patient selection and surgical techniques. J Surg Onc Mar 23, 2016 (Online)
Silverstein MJ, Savalia N, Khan S, Ryan J, Epstein M, DeLeon C, Chen P, Kim B. Oncoplastic Split Reduction with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Ann of Surg Oncol 2015; 22:3405-3406
Silverstein MJ, Savalia N, Khan S, Ryan J. Extreme Oncoplasty: Breast Conservation for Patients Who Need Mastectomy. Ann of Surg Oncol 2015; 22:67-68
Silverstein MJ, Mai Tam, Savalia N, Vaince F, Guerra L. Oncoplastic breast conservation surgery: The new paradigm. J Surg Oncol 2014; 110:82-89
Kopkash K, Wehner T, Woodworth A, Savalia N, Silverstein M. A Comparison of Breast Conservation Methods: Ellipse vs Reduction Excision. Ann of Surg Oncol 2013; 20:71-72
Savalia, NB. Macromastia and Ptosis: Is Nipple Preservation a reality?. Presenter at the Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction Course at National Consortium of Breast Centers, Las Vegas, NV, March 23, 2013.
Savalia, NB. Split Mammaplasty: A Powerful Oncoplastic technique. Presenter at the Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction Course at National Consortium of Breast Centers, Las Vegas, NV, March 23, 2013.
Savalia, NB. Split Mammaplasty: An Oncoplastic technique. Presenter at the Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction Course at American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, May 3, 2012.
Sun B, Savalia NB, Silverstein MJ. Redefining Breast-Conserving Surgery: Margins vs. Cosmesis. Ann of Surg Oncol 2012; 19:108-109
Rayhanabad J, Holmes D, Valente S, Grumley JW, Savalia N, Silverstein MJ. Outcome in Augmented Patients Who Subsequently Develop Breast Cancer. Ann of Surg Oncol 2011; 18:S178
Savalia, NB. Mammaplasty: A Beginner’s Guide, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, for USC Breast Oncology Fellows, October 2010.
Savalia, NB. Tummy Tuck Procedure, Rivaaj Magazine, April 2007.
Savalia, NB. Rhinoplasty, Rivaaj Magazine, June 2007
Savalia, NB. Breast Augmentation, Rivaaj Magazine, July 2007.
Savalia, NB. Men and Plastic Surgery, Rivaaj Magazine, August 2007.
28th Annual Meeting of the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006 Speaker and Panelist on Dermal Fillers – New Techniques
Sanchez FA, Savalia NB, Duran RG, Lal BK, Boric MP, Duran WN. Functional Significance of Differential eNOS Translocation, Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, May 5, 2005, 291:1058-1064.
Savalia NB, Patel M, Strauch B. Medial Thigh Lift: Eliminating the Vertical Scar. Department of Plastic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center. Discussing a technique of medial thigh lift in massive weight loss patients which avoids a vertical incision in the medial thigh.
Savalia NB, Zapiach L, Pappas PJ, Hobson R, Duran WJ. Microvascular eNOS translocation, NO release and vasodilation induced by acetylcholine in vivo, Jun 2003, Poster Presentation. Annual Resident Research Day, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Savalia NB, Zapiach L, Pappas PJ, Hobson R, Duran WJ. Microvascular eNOS translocation, NO release and vasodilation induced by acetylcholine in vivo, Jun 2001, submitted to AJP. Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Initiated this project, developed and refined protocols for western blots, cell cultures, immunostaining, and confocal fluoroscopy. Resultant data led to successful application for NIH grant for further study.
Savalia NB, Frieman B. Epidemiological Factors associated with Bilateral Rotator Cuff Tears, Dec 1995. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College. Extensive chart review to identify factors associated with bilateral rotator cuff tears.
Consigny P, Savalia NB. Local Delivery of Heparin using multi-channel angioplasty balloon catheters for prevention of intimal thickening after angioplasty in rabbits, Jan 1995. Department of Cardiology, Jefferson Medical College. Entailed performing balloon angioplasty with simultaneous heparin delivery on iliac vessels of rabbits.
Consigny P, Savalia NB. In-Vitro testing of endothelial cell adherence to various matrices under low pressure-high flow states, Jan 1995. Department of Cardiology, Jefferson Medical College. Tested adherence of cultured rabbit endothelial cells to various matrices in vitro.



Grand Rounds Presentations

Savalia NB. Cutaneous Melanoma, Current Staging and Management, Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, N.J., Dec 5, 2003.
Savalia NB. Thoraco-abdominal Trauma, Grand Rounds, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, N.J., Oct 14, 2003.
Savalia NB. Lower Extremity Vascular Trauma, Grand Rounds, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, N.J., Jun 17, 2003.
Savalia NB. Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, N.J., Feb 19, 2003.
Savalia NB. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, N.J., Feb 2, 1999.
Savalia NB. Signaling mechanisms of eNOS in the regulation of microvascular permeability and flow, Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, N.J., Jun 21, 2000.
Savalia NB. Signaling mechanisms of eNOS in the regulation of microvascular permeability and flow, Benjamin Rush Society, Annual Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, N.J., May 10, 2000.
Savalia NB. Tendon Transfer Surgery in Ulnar Nerve Palsy, Grand Rounds, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, N.J., 1999.

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Our practice is considered a low-risk environment, however, we take the well-being of our patients and staff as our highest priority and it is always best to take sensible precautions during a time like this. Please note the following in regard to all patient appointments:

  • We have implemented a “No Hand Shaking” policy at our practice during the outbreak to help limit casual contact and ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. Please know that we appreciate you and are always happy to see you!
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In addition to our already extensive level of cleaning and sterilization, we have supplemented these efforts with additional cleaning and sanitization of hard surfaces.

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