The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Eric J. Culbertson, M.D. Curriculum Vitae

Body and Breast Cosmetic Surgeon

The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery
145 Foss Creek Circle
Healdsburg, CA
95448
(707) 473-0220 / FAX (707) 473-0990

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

April 24, 2013 – Present

California Physician and
Surgeon License, #125460
Expiration: February 28, 2019

Jan 27, 2014 – Present

American Board of Surgery
Certification: Surgery, #058792
Expiration: December 31, 2024

March 17, 2016 – Present

Drug Enforcement
Administration Controlled
Substance
Registration Expiration: August
31, 2018

EDUCATION

July 2016 – June 2017

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL
CENTER

Aesthetic Fellow / Assistant
Instructor , Dallas, Texas

July 2013 – June 2016

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES

Independent Plastic Surgery
Resident, Los Angeles,
California

July 2007 – June 2013

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ANN ARBOR

Categorical General Surgery
Resident , Ann Arbor, Michigan

June 2006 – June 2007

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO

Preliminary General Surgery
Resident , San Francisco,
California

June 2002 – May 2006

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
MEDICAL SCHOOL

Doctor of Medicine, May 2006,
Madison, Wisconsin

Aug 1998 – May 2001

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
— MADISON

Bachelor of Science with
Honors – Biochemistry, With
Distinction, 2001 Madison,
Wisconsin

RESEARCH GRANTS

April 2017

Revisiting breast pocket
irrigation: the BIA-ALCL era ,
Aesthetic Surgery Education
and Research Foundation grant,
Department of Plastic Surgery,
University of Texas
Southwestern Dallas, Texas

Sept 2009 – June 2011

Role of mechanical strain in
incisional hernia fibroblast
function, National Institutes of
Health – General Medical
Sciences F32 Fellowship ,
Department of Surgery,
University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, Michigan

Summer 2003

Neuron-specific enolase as a
quantitative measure of
neuroendocrine tumor burden in
mouse liver, Shapiro summer
research program, Department
of Surgery, University of
Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Summer 2000

Biochemical study of the
structure and function of hERG
potassium channels, Research
Experience for
Undergraduates, Department of
Physiology, University of
Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Summer 1999

23Na and 29Si NMR study of the
insulating and metallic phases
of NaxSi136 clathrates ,
Research Experience for
Undergraduates , Center for
Solid State Sciences, Arizona
State University, Tempe,
Arizona

HONORS AND AWARDS

RESIDENCY

June 2016

UCLA Plastic Surgery Resident
Research Award, University of
California Los Angeles, Los
Angeles, California

April 2015

ASAPS Resident Travel
Scholarship American Society
for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

2012

Frederick A. Coller Surgical
Society Traveling Fellowship,
University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, Michigan

April 2010

Outstanding Poster award,
Moses Gunn Research
Conference, Ann Arbor,
Michigan

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Oct 2003

Shapiro Foundation Excellence
in Student Research Award,
University of Wisconsin School
of Medicine and Public Health,
Madison, Wisconsin

Summer 2003

Shapiro summer research
program, University of
Wisconsin School of Medicine
and Public Health, Madison,
Wisconsin

UNDERGRADUATE / OTHER

Spring 2002

Excellence in Teaching award,
Department of Chemistry,
University of Wisconsin,
Madison, Wisconsin

Summer 2000

Research Experience for
Undergraduates — Physiology,
University of Wisconsin,
Madison, Wisconsin

Fall 1999 – Spring 2000

Undergraduate Research
Scholars Program, University of
Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Summer 1999

Research Experience for
Undergraduates — Physics,
Arizona State University,
Tempe, Arizona

1998 – 2001

Dean's Honor List

1998

National Merit Scholar

1998

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of
America

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

2010 – 2014

American College of Surgeons
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Instructor, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2009

Post-Doctoral Research
Training Program, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

2017 – Present

Member, California Medical
Association / Sonoma County
Medical Association

2017 – Present

Member, Active 20-30 Club of
Santa Rosa #50

2014 – Present

Resident member, American
Society of Plastic Surgeons

2014 – Present

Resident Program member,
American Society for Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery

2012 – 2013

House Officer Quality and
Safety Council, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2010 – 2013

National Standing Committee on
Issues, Resident and Associate
Society, American College of
Surgeons

2008 – 2013

Association for Academic
Surgery

RESEARCH ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

April 29, 2017

Culbertson EJ, Adams WPA, Jr.
Revisiting breast pocket
irrigation: the BIA-ALCL
era. ASERF Research and
Innovative Technology
Forum, The Aesthetic Meeting
of the American Society for
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and
Aesthetic Surgery Education
and Research Foundation, San
Diego, CA

June 14, 2016

Culbertson EJ, Hackbarth A,
Clarke R, et al. Hospital direct
variable costs of autologous free
tissue versus implant based
breast reconstruction, Plastic
Surgery Resident Research
Conference , University of
California Los Angeles, Los
Angeles, California

June 9, 2015

Culbertson EJ, Hackbarth A,
Clarke R, et al. Direct variable
costs of autologous versus
implant based breast
reconstruction, Plastic Surgery
Resident Research
Conference, University of
California Los Angeles, Los
Angeles, California

June 10, 2014

Culbertson EJ, Granzow JW et
al. Functional outcomes of
supraclavicular artery island
flaps (SCAIFs) versus
microsurgical free flaps in head
and neck reconstruction, Plastic
Surgery Resident Research
Conference , University of
California Los Angeles, Los
Angeles, California

Jan 14, 2014

Granzow JW, Culbertson EJ et al.
Functional outcomes of
supraclavicular artery island
flaps (SCAIFs) versus
microsurgical free flaps in head
and neck reconstruction,
American Society for
Reconstructive Microsurgery
Annual Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii

April 2011

Culbertson EJ, Xing L, Wen Y,
and Franz MG. Reversibility of
abdominal wall atrophy and
fibrosis following primary or
mesh herniorrhaphy , Michigan
Chapter of the American
College of Surgeons 60th Annual
Residents Surgeons
Competition, Grand Rapids,
Michigan

April 2011

Culbertson EJ, Xing L, Wen Y,
and Frang MG. Mesh
herniorrhaphy reverses internal
oblique muscle atrophy and
partially restores abdominal wall
compliance while primary repair
does not. Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery
2011;127(5S):S26, Plastic
Surgery Research Council, 56th
Annual Meeting, Louisville,
Kentucky

March 2011

Culbertson EJ, Xing L, Wen Y,
and Frang MG. Mesh hernia
repair partially restores
abdominal wall compliance
while primary repair does not.
Hernia 2011;15(S1):S46, 14th
Annual Hernia Repair, American
Hernia Society, San Francisco,
California

March 2011

Culbertson EJ, Xing L, Wen Y,
and Franz MG. Reversibility of
abdominal wall atrophy following
hernia repair, William W. Coon
Resident Research Symposium,
University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, Michigan

February 2011

Culbertson EJ, Xing L, Wen Y,
and Franz MG. Loss of
mechanical strain impairs
abdominal wall fibroblast
proliferation and function,
Academic Surgical Congress,
Huntington Beach, California

September 2010

Culbertson EJ, Xing L, Wen Y,
and Franz MG. Loss of
mechanical strain impairs
abdominal wall fibroblast
proliferation and function in
fibroblast populated collagen
lattice (FPCL), Frederick A.
Coller Surgical Society,
University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, Michigan

May 2010

Culbertson EJ, Napolitano LM.
ACS COT PIPS program:
maximal impact in a mature
trauma system, Michigan
Chapter of the American
College of Surgeons 59th Annual
Resident Surgeons Competition,
Thompsonville, Michigan

April 2010

Culbertson EJ, Xing L, Wen Y,
and Franz MG. Proliferative and
cell morphology changes to
abdominal wall fibroblasts with
strain and following strain
removal, Moses Gunn Research
Conference, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Oct 2003

Culbertson EJ, Robertson G.
Neuron specific enolase as a
quantitative measure of
neuroendocrine tumor burden in
mouse liver, University of
Wisconsin Student Summer
Research Forum , Madison,
Wisconsin

April 2000

Culbertson EJ, Robertson G.
Biochemical study of the
structure and function of hERG
potassium channels, University
of Wisconsin Undergraduate
Symposium, Madison,
Wisconsin

Summer 1999

Culbertson EJ, Marzke RF. 23Na
and 29Si NMR study of the
insulating and metallic phases
of NaxSi136 clathrates, Materials
Research Science and
Engineering Center Research
Experience for Undergraduates
Symposium, Arizona State
University, Tempe, Arizona

PUBLICATIONS

[1] Culbertson EJ, Adams WPA, Jr. Breast augmentation. Scientific American Plastic Surgery. In Press.

[2] Adams WPA, Jr, Culbertson EJ, Deva AK, Magnusson M, Layt C, Jewell M, Mallucci P, Hedén P. Macrotextured breast implants with defined steps to minimize bacterial contamination around the device – experience in 42,000 implants. Plast. Reconstr. Surg 2017;140(3):427-31.

[3] Culbertson EJ, Roostaeian J. Treating the narrow midvault. In Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer, In Press.

[4] Agarwal S, Culbertson EJ. Non-operative facial rejuvenation. In DL Brown, GH Borschel and B Levi (Eds.), Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery (2nd ed., pp. 322-336). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.

[5] Xing L, Culbertson EJ, Wen Y, Franz MG. Early wound failure as the primary mechanism for incisional hernia formation: a noninvasive method for studying laparotomy healing. J Surg Res 2013;182(1):e35-42.

[6] Culbertson EJ, Xing L, Wen Y, Franz MG. Reversibility of abdominal wall atrophy and fibrosis following primary or mesh herniorrhaphy. Annals of Surgery 2013;257(1):142-9.

[7] Culbertson EJ, Franz MG. Enterocutaneous fistula. Clinical Scenarios in Surgery. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.

[8] Culbertson EJ, Xing L, Wen Y, Franz MG. Loss of mechanical strain impairs abdominal wall fibroblast proliferation, orientation and collagen contraction function. Surgery 2011;150(3):410-7.

[9] Xing L, Culbertson EJ, Wen Y, Franz MG. Impaired laparotomy wound healing in obese rats. Obes Surg 2011;21(12):1937-46.

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