Dr. Adam Feintisch, MD

 Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery

Seton Hall University School of Medicine

Resume/CV

Dr. Adam M. Feintisch is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon currently practicing throughout the state of New Jersey.  He offers a wide range of plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures with particular interests in the fields of craniomaxillofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, lower extremity reconstruction, spinal reconstruction, facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

 

With his extensive surgical training and background in painting, photography and sculpture, Dr. Feintisch is uniquely qualified to provide an aesthetic eye and deliver exceptionally high quality of care to his patients. Taking the time to carefully listen and dedicate his full attention to every consultation that he sees, Dr. Feintisch ensures that all of his patient’s questions and concerns are addressed, with the patient’s health, comfort, goals and safety his number one priority.

 

After graduating cum laude from Cornell University, Dr. Feintisch earned his medical degree from the esteemed State University of New York, Upstate Medical University. While there, he was a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Feintisch completed a highly competitive integrated general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Rutgers University, formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Hackensack University Medical Center. 

 

In 2018, Dr. Feintisch was voted by his peers as one of the Top Doctors in Bergen County.

 

Dr. Feintisch continues to be actively involved in research to advance the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery.  He has presented his work at numerous national and international plastic surgery conferences and has published widely in the medical literature. Dr. Feintisch also has a passion for serving in underdeveloped countries to help those in need of complex surgical care.

Employment History

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey  07/2010 - Present

NJMS – Department of Surgery

Division of Plastic Surgery

140 Bergen Street, E1620     Newark, NJ 07103

Licensing

New Jersey State Medical License, issued 6/18/2015

                  New York State Medical License, issued 3/21/2016

                  Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS), issued 1/19/2016

                  Controlled Substance Registration (DEA), issued 1/20/2016

Leadership

  • Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rutgers-NJMS (2015-2016)

  • Acting Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rutgers-NJMS (2014-2015)

  • President of Surgery Club at SUNY Upstate Medical University (2007-2008)

    • Organized suture clinics and invited guest speakers in a variety of fields to expose first- and second-year medical students to the field of surgery.  Advised junior medical students about research opportunities, planning and coordinating electives in surgery, and mentoring on how to succeed in clinical clerkships.  

  • Treasurer of Plastic Surgery Club at SUNY Upstate Medical University (2007-2008)

    • Organized budget, allocated financial resources, participated in planning meetings and recruiting guest speakers. 

 

Volunteer Activities

Tutor, Upstate Medical University (2006-2007)

  • Tutored classmates in basic science courses; conducted frequent review sessions in human anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy.

                  Preceptorship, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) (May-August 2006)

  • Shadowed plastic surgeons, and an orthopedic and vascular surgeon, in hospital and office settings; assisted on a variety of cases. 

                  Volunteer, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY (2001-2003, Summer 2004)

  • Operating Room (Summer 2004) – observed surgeries, assisted in management of medical supplies and inventory, and enhanced patient comfort.

  • Emergency Department (February 2001-August 2003) - assisted with transport, patient/visitor ambulation, provided comfort measures to patients (i.e. blankets, food, coffee), cleaned treatment rooms and light administrative support.

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

  • American Medical Association

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Doctors Without Borders

 — Onondaga County Medical Society

 

Other Extracurricular Activities

  • Personal landscape artist (1998-2004)

  • Personal muralist (2001-2002)

  • Personal photographer (2000-2001)

 

Honors and Achievements

  • Rutgers-NJMS Golden Apple Nominee (2014)

  • Rutgers-NJMS Golden Apple Nominee (2015)

  • Junior AOA Medical Honor Society Inductee (Spring 2009)

  • Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Academic Performance (2006-2007)

  • Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Academic Performance (2007-2008)

  • Cum Laude, Cornell University (2006)

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2004)

  • Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization (2004)

  • Dean’s List, Cornell University (All semesters)

Education

Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency

  • July 2013-June 22,2016                                                     

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark, NJ

  • General Surgery Residency

  • July 2010-June 2013

 

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

  • Doctorate of Medicine, May 2010

  • USMLE Step I: 250/99

 

Cornell University Ithaca, NY

  • Bachelor of Science, May 2006 – Cum Laude

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Natural Resources/Pre-medical 

Additional Professional Research & Writing

Publications

  • Feintisch AM, Datiashvili R. Head and Neck Reconstruction. Eplasty. 2013;13:ic30.

  • Feintisch AM, Datiashvili R. Lower Extremity Reconstruction. Eplasty. 2013;13:ic31.

  • Neches SK, Parcells AL, Feintisch AM, Granick MS. Submuscular Lipoma of the Forehead. Eplasty. 2015;15:ic17.

  • Feintisch AM, Paik AM, and Datiashvili R. Inferior Trapezius Myocutaneous Flap as Salvage Procedure for Large Posterior Scalp Defect. Eplasty. 2015; 15:ic42

  • Marano AA, Feintisch AM, Datiashvili R. Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus of the Buttock. Eplasty. 2015;15:ic31.

  • Marano AA, Feintisch AM, Granick MS. Omental Flap for Thoracic Aortic Graft Infection. Eplasty. 2015; 15:ic41.

  • Kotamarti V, Feintisch AM, Datiashvili R. Large Neurofibroma of the Face. Eplasty. 2015;15:ic36.

  • Kotamarti V, Feintisch AM, Ciminello F. Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp. Eplasty. 2015; 15: ic39.

  • Chung S, Feintisch AM, Lee E. Helical Rim Reconstruction: Antia-Buch Flap. Eplasty. 2015; 15: ic55.

  • Shah J, Feintisch AM, and Granick MS. Congenital Melanocytic Nevi. Eplasty. 2015;16:ic4.

 

Pending Publication (accepted)

  • Sood A, Feintisch AM, Granick MS. Management of Split-Thickness Skin Graft Donor Sites. Journal of Wound Technology. 

  • Feintisch, AM, Perry AW. Nonsurgical Rejuvenation of the Senile Upper Lip: A Focus on Philtral Youth. 

  • Feintisch, AM, Ayyala H, Datiashvili R. An Anatomic Variant of Persistent Median Artery in Association with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. 

  • Kotamarti V, Feintisch AM, Keith J. Excision of Liquid Injectable Silicone. Eplasty. 2015;

  • Feintisch AM, Marano AA, Borah G. Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia (Masson’s Tumor) of the Hand. JHS-AP. 2015.

  • Feintisch AM, Datiashvili R. Dorsal Wrist Ganglion Associated with Extensor Digitorum Brevis Manus: Case Report and Review of the Literature. JHS-AP. 2016.

  • Gendy A, Feintisch AM, Therattil P, Lee E. Postseptal Weight Placement for Paralytic Lagopthalmos. Eplasty. 

 

Presentations

  • Feintisch, AM. January 2014. Management of Fingertip Amputations with Semi-Occlusive Dressings. 6th International Workshops on Wound Technology (IWWT). Palais des Congres de Paris. Paris, France.

  • Giampapa, VC, Mesa J, Feintisch AM.  August 29-30, 2014.  Adipose Cell Complex Enhanced Facial Rejuvenation: Adipocyte Cell Complex Grafting with Growth Factor Enhancement - Basic Science. Bruce F. Connell Symposium: Recent Advances in Aesthetic Surgery. University of Alabama. Birmingham, AL. 

  • Giampapa, VC, Mesa J, Feintisch AM. August 29-30, 2014.  Adipose Cell Complex Enhanced Facial Rejuvenation: Adipocyte Cell Complex Grafting with Growth Factory Enhancement - Clinical Applications. Bruce F. Connell Symposium: Recent Advances in Aesthetic Surgery. University of Alabama. Birmingham, AL. 

  • Feintisch, AM. March 11-13, 2015. Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction. Barcelona Breast Meeting.  Barcelona, Spain.

  • Feintisch, AM. April 11-14, 2015. Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction. 94th Annual Meeting, American Association of Plastic Surgeons.  Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • Viviano SL, Feintisch AM, Lee ES, Keith JD. Neurotized Anterolateral Thigh Flap Foot Salvage. L.E.A.P.S 2015 Challenging Case Competition. October 16, 2015. Staten Island, NY.

  • Feintisch, AM. Naso-orbito-ethmoid Fractures. Scientific Seminar for Exchange of Knowledge & Skill. November 12, 2015. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Feintisch, AM. Neurotized Anterolateral Thigh Free Tissue Transfer for Lower Extremity Reconstruction. April 21-24, 2016. Antalya, Turkey.

 

Posters

  • New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting April 5, 2014. Persistent median artery in association with carpal tunnel: A new anatomic variant. 

  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. March 9, 2015. Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction.

  • Desai KK, Feintisch A, Kim R, and Callahan T.  Malignant Hyperthermia in Digital Replantation – Should we Stop or Should we Sew? ASSH 70th Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. September 10-12, 2015.

  • Feintisch A, Kotamarti V, Datiashvili R. Neurofibromatosis: Large Neurofibroma of the Face – Case Report. New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. New Brunswick, NJ. May 9, 2015.

  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. March 14, 2016. Neurotized Anterolateral Thigh Free Tissue Transfer for Lower Extremity Reconstruction.

  • Winner, Best Clinical Poster. Peripheral Pruning: A Safe Approach to Thinning Extra-Large Anterolateral Thigh Flaps. New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting May 7, 2016.

 

Abstracts

  • Feintisch, AM et al. Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) Flap Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2015;135(4):1238.

  • Friedman, AL, Chapman, B, Feintisch, A, Grethlein, SJ. Prior Preparation of New Housestaff for Diagnosing Death. American Journal of Transplantation 2010;10(s4):375.

 

Abstracts pending

  • Therattil, PJ, Feintisch, AM, Viviano, SL, Keith, J. Anterolateral Thigh Flap Anatomy in a Pediatric Population.

  • Hahn,E Jr, Feintisch, AM, Therattil, PJ, Viviano, SL, Keith JD. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Neurotized Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap.

  • Feintisch, AM, Therattil PJ, Viviano SL, Keith JD. Aesthetics of Lower Extremity Free Tissue Transfer: Use of a Template Design for Improving Aesthetic Outcomes.

 

Book chapters

  • Feintisch AM, Lee, ES, Granick MS. Migraine Surgery: Decompression Procedures. 2014. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, NY.  201pp. 

 

Book chapters pending

  • Feintisch AM, Sood A, Granick MS. Bilobed Flap for Nasal Reconstruction.

 

Active Research

  • Bogdasarian R, Feintisch AM, Hahn E, Datiashvili R. A New Classification System and Treatment Algorithm for Massive Facial Neurofibromas: A Review of the Literature and Institutional Experience

  • Stem Cell Facelift

  • Suture suspension neck lift 

  • Brow lift with Orbicularis myomectomy

  • SHAEP Flap

  • Clinical:

    • CT Angiography for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction

    • Transverse Carpal Ligament cauterization and Pillar Pain (R. Kim)

    • Retrospective chart review on brachioplasty, circumferential body lift (J. Capella)

    • Incidence and origin of DVT post body contouring procedures (J. Capella)

    • Routine IM node sampling during breast reconstruction recipient site preparation may alter breast cancer treatment algorithm (J. Levine)

 

Past Research Experience

August 2009 – 2010

  • Scott L. Spear, M.D., Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.

  • “Donor Site Morbidity and Patient Satisfaction after Composite Nipple Graft”

    • Purpose of study: to evaluate composite nipple grafting as an effective technique that is non-damaging to the donor nipple. Variables looked at include sensation, contractility, projection, and sexuality perception.

  • “Cancer Recurrence and Complications after Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy”

  • Retrospective review focusing on rates of breast cancer recurrence following therapeutic and prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy.

 

June 2007  - February 2009

  • Ron Israeli, M.D., Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Great Neck, NY.

  • “Acellular Dermis and Radiotherapy in Breast Reconstruction.”

  • Retrospective chart review focusing on tissue expander/Alloderm breast reconstruction post-mastectomy for breast cancer.  Goal is to evaluate safety and/or advantage of human acellular dermis in immediate tissue expander/implant reconstruction in setting of radiation.  

  • Additional study to evaluate and compare complication rates and aesthetic outcomes in patients who underwent bilateral mastectomy, human acellular dermis-assisted immediate tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction, and unilateral radiotherapy. 

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