Curriculum Vitae



Scottsdale Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David A. Hecht

PERSONAL:

Born: November 8, 1967; New York, N.Y.
Interests: golf, fitness

EMPLOYMENT:

Private Practice
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Phoenix / Scottsdale, Arizona
October 2000 to present

Clinical Instructor
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
July 2000-September 2000

EDUCATION:

New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
Degree: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), May 1993

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.), May 1989

MEDICAL TRAINING:

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Program Director: Dean M. Toriumi, MD
Preceptors: M. Eugene Tardy, Jr., MD; Gary C. Burget, MD
July 1999-June 2000: Fellow

Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Acting Chairman: Kenneth M. Grundfast, MD (January 1998-June 1999)
Chairman: Roy B. Sessions, MD (July 1989-December 1997)
July 1995-June 1999: Resident

Department of General Surgery
Chairman: Robert B. Wallace, MD
June 1993-June 1995: Intern and Resident

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
Principal Investigator: Dean M. Toriumi, MD
“Freeze-dried acellular nerve grafts for peripheral neural regeneration in a rat model”
January 2000-June 2000

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Director: James B. Snow, Jr., MD
Principal Investigator: Carter Van Waes, MD, PhD
“Effects of novel angiogenesis inhibitors on the growth and metastatic behavior of
head and neck squamous cell carcinoma”
July 1996-January 1997

New York University Medical Center, New York, New York
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chairman: Joseph G. McCarthy, MD
Principal Investigator: John W. Siebert, MD
“Effects of fetal sheep hyaluronic acid on wound healing and scar formation in a rat tympanic membrane model”
Summer 1991

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Arizona Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (President 2005-2007)
Maricopa County Medical Society

LICENSURE:

State of Arizona, July 20, 2000- Number: 28516 (current)
State of Illinois, October 1998- Number: 036-099197 (inactive)
District of Columbia, April 1997- Number: MD000030107 (inactive)
Commonwealth of Virginia, June 1996- Number: 0101 054554 (inactive)

BOARD CERTIFIED:

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
National Board of Medical Examiners

AWARDS:

Top Doctor- Phoenix Magazine 2010, 2009, 2007
Best Doctors in America 2007-2008
Guide To America’s Top Plastic Surgeons 2010
Guide To America’s Top Surgeons 2009
Guide To America’s Top Physicians 2008
Ranking Arizona- The Best of Arizona Business 2009
People’s Choice Doctor- 101 North Magazine 2006
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Summa Cum Laude

PUBLICATIONS:

Apaydin F, Akyildiz S, Hecht DA, Toriumi DM. Rhinobase: A comprehensive database,
facial analysis, and picture-archiving software for rhinoplasty.
Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 2009;11:209-211.

Tardy ME Jr., Dayan S, Hecht D. Preoperative rhinoplasty: evaluation and analysis.
Otolaryngology Clinics of North America 2002;35:1-27.

Chiu AG, Hecht DA, Prendiville SA, Mikula S, Deeb ZE. Atypical presentations of
cat scratch disease in the head and neck.
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2001;125:414-416.

Hecht DA, Jackson CG, Grundfast KM. Management of middle ear hemangiomas.
American Journal of Otolaryngology 2001;22:362-366.

Toriumi DM, Hecht DA. Skeletal modifications in rhinoplasty.
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America 2000;8:1-19.

Van Waes C, Enamorado-Ayala I, Hecht D, Sulica L, Chen Z, Batt D, Mousa S.
Effects of the novel αv integrin antagonist SM256 and cis-platinum on growth of
murine squamous cell carcinoma PAM LY8.
International Journal of Oncology 2000;16:1189-1195.

Fitzgerald DC, Grundfast KM, Hecht DA, Mark AS. Intralabyrinthine schwannomas.
American Journal of Otology 1999;20:381-385.

Hecht DA, Wenig BM, Sessions RB. Black thyroid: A collaborative series.
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 1999;121:293-296.

Van Waes C, Hecht DA, Mousa SA. Tissue remodeling in cancer and anti-cancer therapy.
Biochemical Archives 1998;14:71-91.

Hecht DA, Butler R, Troost TT, Sessions RB. A novel technique to facilitate
Zenker’s diverticulectomy. Laryngoscope 1998;108:774-775.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Tardy ME, Toriumi DM, Hecht DA. Philosophy and principles of rhinoplasty.
In: Papel ID, 3rd ed.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Thieme Publishing, New York, 2009:507-528.

Tardy ME, Toriumi DM, Hecht DA. Philosophy and principles of rhinoplasty.
In: Papel ID, Nachlas NE 2nd ed.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Thieme Publishing, New York, 2002:369-389.

Hecht DA, Toriumi DM. Laser skin resurfacing. In: Bailey BJ, 3rd ed.
Head and Neck Surgery – Otolaryngology. Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2001:2461-2469.

Bagal A, Hecht DA, Toriumi DM. Suturing techniques.
In: Wound Care Manual. F.A. Davis Publishing.

Toriumi DM, Hecht DA, Emer J. External rhinoplasty approach. In: Bailey BJ, 3rd ed. Head and Neck Surgery – Otolaryngology. Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2001:2241-2253.

Hecht DA, Light B, Toriumi DM. Laser skin resurfacing. In: Bailey BJ, 2nd ed. Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery – Otolaryngology. Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2001:530-533.

PRESENTATIONS:

Hecht DA. Panel: Rhinoplasty – Case Presentations. ENT in the Desert, Updates in Otolaryngology Symposium. Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arizona, March 2013.

Hecht DA. Rhinoplasty: Evaluation and Management. Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arizona, August 2011.

Schwartz GJ, Freedman B, Hecht DA, O’Grady KM, Bhattacharyya TK, Toriumi DM. Freeze-dried acellular nerve graft for neural regeneration. Chicago Laryngologic and Otologic Society Lederer-Pierce Research Competition, Chicago, Illinois, April 2000. Awarded 2nd Place.

Hecht DA. Septoplasty and turbinoplasty. Facial Plastic Surgery Conference, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, September 1999.

Chiu A, Hecht DA, Prendiville SA, Mikula S, Deeb ZE. Unusual presentations of cat scratch disease in the head and neck. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 1999.

Hecht DA, Jackson CG, Grundfast KM. Management of middle ear hemangiomas.
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, September 1998.

Fitzgerald DC, Grundfast KM, Hecht DA, Mark AS. Intralabyrinthine schwannomas.
American Neurotology Society. Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings,
Palm Beach, Florida, May 1998.

Chen Z, Smith C, Hecht DA, Sulica RL, Van Waes C. Throat cancer: unraveling the pathogenesis of “the wound that never heals.” Clinical Research Day, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, February 1997.

Morris MS, Hecht DA, Krowiak EJ. Pen-based computing: The next millennium in otolaryngology practice. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 1996.

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