Luis Humberto Macias, M.D.
University of Southern California-Marina Plastic Surgery, Marina del Rey, California
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Endorsed
Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship
Chief: Mark M. Urata, Director: W. Grant Stevens
University of Pennsylvania-Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Chief: Joseph M. Serletti, Director: Liza C. Wu
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona
Plastic Surgery Residency
Chief and Director: Anthony A. Smith
Maricopa County Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona
General Surgery Residency
Chairman: Daniel M. Caruso, Director: Kevin N. Foster
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine
Doctorate in Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science, Physiological Science
United States Marine Corps
MOS: 6465, Avionics Technician, FA-18
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Administrative Chief Plastic Surgery Resident, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 2010
Administrative Chief Surgery Resident, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, 2008
California Latino Medical Association (CaLMA) Community Advocacy Award, 2003
CaLMA Juan Villagomez, M.D. Award, 2002
Chicano/Latino Medical Student Association (CMSA) Community Service Award, 2002
UCLA School of Medicine Josiah Brown Research Excellence Award, 1999
National Institutes of Health (NIH)- Minority Access to Research Careers Fellow, 1996-1998
USMC Meritorious Mast-Top of Avionics Technician Class, 1993
USMC Meritorious Mast-Top of Hybrid Test Equipment Technician Class, 1993
Diplomate American Board of Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
O’Cleireachain M, Macias L, Richey K, Pressman M, Shirah G, Caruso D, Foster K, Matthews M. The Blue Man: Burn From Muriatic Acid Combined With Chlorinated Paint in an Adult Pool Construction Worker. J Burn Care Res. 2013 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print]
Casey W, Rebecca A, Silverman A, Macias L, Kreymerman P, Pockaj B, Gray R, Chang Y, Smith A.
Etiology of Breast Masses after Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]
Casey W, Rebecca A, Kreymerman P, Macias L. Computed Tomographic Angiography: Assessing Outcomes
Clin Plast Surg, 2011 Apr;38(2):241-52.
Swanson S, Macias L, Smith A. Treatment of Bowler’s Neuroma with Digital Nerve Translocation. Hand (N Y).
Kopelman T, O’Neill P, Macias L, Cox J, Matthews M, Drachman D. The utility of diagnostic laparoscopy in the evaluation of anterior abdominal stab wounds. Am J Surg. 2008 Dec;196(6):871-7.
Clapp B, Melba J, Vigil V, Macias L, Plett M, Cuatemoc G, Kassir A. Patient Comprehension and Recall of
Laparoscopic Surgery and Outcomes in a Non-English Speaking Population, JSLS. 2007 Apr-Jun;11(2):242-5.
Kumar R, Kim J, Houkoos J, Macias L, Dixon M, Stamos M, Konyalian V. Factors Affecting the Successful Management of Intra-Abdominal Abscesses With Antibiotics and the Need for Percutaneous Drainage, Dis. Colon Rectum, 2006:49: 183-9.
Macias L, Haukoos J, Dixon M, Sorial E, Arnell T, Stamos M, and Kumar R. Diverticulitis-Truly Minimally
Invasive Treatment, Am Surg, 2005 Oct;70(10):932-5.
Maverakis E, Beech J, Stevens D, Amentani A, Brossay L, van den Elzen P, Mendoza R, Thai Q, Macias L, Ethell D, Campagnoni C, Campagnoni A, Sette A, and Sercarz E. Autoreactive T cells can be protected from tolerance induction through competition by flanking determinants for access to class II MHC, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 2003 Apr 29; 100(9): 5342-7.
Macias L, Kreymerman P, Lucas H, Fardo D, Zins J. Rhinoplasty, Augmentation. eMedicine from WebMD. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1291883-overview. August 02, 2010.
Macias L. “Unification Through NNLAMS,” Journal of Minority Medical Students, 2003 Winter, 15:2.
Macias L. “The Evils of Access,” Journal of Minority Medical Students, 2002 Summer, 14:4.
Macias L, Spring MA, Hirsh EM, Freeman ME, Tenenbaum MJ, Pacella SJ, Stevens WG. Possible Difference in Capsular Contracture with a Type of Textured, Form-Stable, Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implant? California Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Francisco, 2013
Macias L, Bryant L, Casey W. Rebecca A. Nipple Sparing Mastectomy: Is the trend worth the treatment? Southwest Surgical Congress, Ko Olina, HI, 2011.
Macias L, Harold K, Rebecca A Chapital A. Pedicled Rectus Femoris Flap for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Ostomy Placement Thorough Flalp. Southwest Surgical Congress, Ko Olina, HI, 2011.
Macias L, Lucas H, Pockaj B. Rebecca A. Kreymerman P. Successful Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction In Patients with Previous Mastopexy/Reduction. American Society for Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference. Nashville, TN. 2011.
Kopelman T, O’Neill P, Macias L, Cox J, Matthews M, Drachman D. The utility of diagnostic laparoscopy in the evaluation of anterior abdominal stab wounds. Southwest Surgical Congress, Acapulco, Mexico, 2008.
Macias L, Haukoos J, Dixon M, Sorial E, Arnell T, Stamos M, and Kumar R. “Diverticulitis-Truly Minimally
Invasive Treatment,” Southern California American College of Surgeons Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA. 2004.
Macias L, Sinchak K, Rissman E, and Micevych P. “Estrogen activation of μ-opioid receptors in ovarectomized wild type and estrogen receptor alpha knockout (ERKO) mice,” National Student Research Forum at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, TX. 2000.
Macias L, Maverakis E, Brossay L, Mendoza R, Campagnoni A, Sette A, and Sercarz E. “The Immunodominance of MBP Ac1-9,” Presented on July 25 at 5th Annual National AMP Meeting in Las Cruces, NM. 1996.
Macias L, O’Cleireachain M, Freeman M, Foster K. “Release of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome with
Immediate Closure with Biologic Collagen Matrix: A Case Report,” Southern Region Burn Conference, Augusta,
O’Cleireachain M, Macias L, Wadsworth M, Matthews M, Foster K, Caruso D. “Muriatic Acid Burn Resulting in Upper Extremity Amputation and Death: A Case Report From the Arizona Burn Center,” Academic Excellence Day, Phoenix, AZ. 2007.
Clapp B, Melba J, Vigil V, Macias L, Plett M, Cuatemoc G, Kassir A. “Patient Comprehension and Recall of
Laparoscopic Surgery and Outcomes in a Non-English Speaking Population,” Society of Laparoendoscopic
Surgeons, Annual Meeting and Endo Expo, Boston, MA. 2006.
Macias L, Amabile O, O’Cleireachain M, Le L, Kopelman T. “Strangulated Internal Hernia Caused By the
Appendix, “Academic Excellence Day, Scottsdale, AZ. 2006.
Macias L, Sinchak K, Rissman E, and Micevych P. “Estrogen activation of μ-opioid receptors in ovarectomized
wild type and estrogen receptor alpha knockout (ERKO) mice,” STTP Poster Session at UCLA School of Medicine. 1999.
Macias L, Maverakis E, Brossay L, Mendoza R, Campagnoni A, Sette A, and Sercarz E. “The Immunodominance of the Myelin Basic Protein Ac1-9 Determinant,” Abstract presented at National Minority Research Symposium on October 17th in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1997.
Maverakis E, Beech J, Stevens D, Amentani A, Brossay L, van den Elzen P, Mendoza R, Thai Q, Macias L, Ethell D, Campagnoni C, Campagnoni A, Sette A, and Sercarz E. “Determinant capture by flanking golli determinant protects dominant MBP N-terminal specific T cells from negative selection,” Abstract, (1996) FASEB J., 10:A1211.
VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITES:
2004 - HELPS International, Medical Mission to Guatemala, Surgical Team member
2002-2003 - National Network of Latin American Medical Students (NNLAMS) National Coordinator
2002-2003 - Journal of Minority Medical Students Student Editor
1999-2003 - Chicano/ Latino Medical Student Association (CMSA) Statewide Treasurer
2000-2002 - National Network of Latin American Medical Students (NNLAMS) Treasurer
2000-2001 - Chicano/Latino Medical Student Association (CMSA) Statewide Conference Coordinator
1998-2000 - Chicano/ Latino Medical Student Association (CMSA) UCLA and Drew Chapter Co-Chair
1997-2003 - Member of the UCLA Premedical Enrichment Program (PREP) Admissions Committee
1997-1998 - Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM), UCLA Financial Coordinator
2005-Present - American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Certified Instructor
2000-2003 - Teaching Assistant for UCLA Premedical Enrichment Program
1995-1998 - Chemistry tutor at UCLA for Academic Achievement Program
1994-1995 - Mentor and tutor for “at risk” grade school children with the Valinda Project U-Turn