Elliot Hirsch MD C.V. and Publications


Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, IL
Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program
Outstanding Paper Presentation, ASPS Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
2nd Place, Applied Research Day, Northwestern University
Resident Teaching Award


Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


Keck School of Medicine of USC Los Angeles, CA
Alpha Omega Alpha honor society
Graduated with Highest Distinction
USC Student Recognition Award, Order of Arete 2007
Dean’s List 2004-2005, 2005-2007
Winner of 2005 MedSTARS medical student research competition
Recipient of USC Student Research Grant for the summer of 2004

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
Major: Behavioral Biology; Bachelor of Arts, May 2002
Phi Beta Kappa (National Honor Society)
Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society)
Kurt P. Richter award for outstanding research in the Behavioral Biology major
Dean’s List Spring ’00, Spring ‘01

Instituto Universitario de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain, Fall 2001
Studied Spanish history, culture, and language in Sevilla, Spain

Books and Book Chapters

Walton, RL; Hirsch, EM; Willson, T. Local Flaps in the Head and Neck in Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery, 2e.

Hirsch, EM; Kim, JYS. Breast Augmentation in Operative Procedures in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. In Press

West, D; Hirsch, EM. Breastfeeding after breast and nipple procedures: A guide for healthcare professionals. Hale Publishing, Amarillo, TX, 2008.


Issued: 8-636-709 Fluid Containment Apparatus, Inventor Elliot Hirsch
Application: 13223453 Wound Treatment Containment Apparatus, Inventor Elliot Hirsch


Baxter-Northwestern Alliance (2010-2012), $135,000
Bedside Pulse Lavage Irrigation Project
Co-Investigator (PI: Galiano)


Hirsch, EM; Chukwu, CS; Butt, Z; Khan, SA; Galiano, RD/  A pilot assessment of ethnic differences in cosmetic outcomes following breast conservation therapy.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open. 2(1)e64, 2104.

Hirsch, EM; Seth, AK; Fine, NA. Reconstruction of the inframammary fold using barbed suture. Annals of Plastic Surgery 72(4)288, 2014.

Hirsch, EM; Seth, AK; Dumanian, GA; Kim, JY; Mustoe, TM; Galiano, RD; Fine, NA. Outcomes of immediate tissue expander breast reconstruction followed by reconstruction of choice in the setting of post mastectomy radiation therapy. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 72(3): 274-8, 2014.

Seth AK, Hirsch EM, Kim JYS, Bethke KP, Hansen NM, Fine NA. Two surgeons, one patient: The impact of surgeon-surgeon familiarity on patient outcomes following mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. Breast, 22(5):914-918, 2013.

Hanwright PJ, Davila AA, Hirsch EM, Khan SA, Fine NA, Bilimoria K, Kim JYS. The differential effect of BMI on prosthetic versus autogenous breast reconstruction: A multivariate analysis of 12,986 patients. Breast. 22(5):938-45, 2013.

Steinberg, JP; Hirsch, EM; Olsson, AB. Functionally stable fixation for an infected mandibular angle fracture associated with third molar extraction during pregnancy. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 24(3)1050, 2013.

Seth, AK; Persing, S; Connor, C; Davila, A; Hirsch, E; Fine, NA; Kim, JYS. A comparative analysis of cryopreserved versus prehydrated human acellular dermal matrices in tissue expander breast reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 70(5):632 , 2013.

Nguyen, KT; Hanwright, PJ; Smetona, JT; Hirsch, EM; Seth, AK; Kim, JYS. Body mass index as a continuous predictor of outcomes after expander-implant breast reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 70(5),2013.

Hanwright, PJ; Hirsch, EM; Seth, AK; Chow, G; Smetona, J; McNichols, C; Gaido, JA; Fine, NA; Bilimoria, KY; Kim, JY. A multi-institutional perspective of complication rates for elective nonreconstructive breast surgery: An analysis of NSQUIP data from 2006 to 2010. Aesthet Surg J 2013, Feb 25.

Gust MJ, Nguyen KT, Hirsch EM, Connor CM, Davila A, Rawlani V, Kim JY: The Utility of the Tabbed Expander in Latissimus Dorsi Breast Reconstruction. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. Jan 28, 2013.

Seth, AK; Hirsch, EM; Kim, JY; Fine, NA. Long-term outcomes following fat grafting in prosthetic breast reconstruction: a comparative analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg 130(5): 984. 2012

Seth, AK; Hirsch, EM; Fine, NA; Kim, Utility of acellular dermis-assisted breast reconstruction in the setting of radiation: A comparative analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg 130(4):750-8. 2012.

Seth, AK; Hirsch, EM; Kim, JY; Dumanian, GA; Mustoe, TA; Galiano, RD; Fine, NA. Hematoma after mastectomy with immediate reconstruction: An analysis of risk factors in 883 patients. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 71(1)20-3, 2013<br />

Hirsch, EM; Dumanian, GA. Discussion: AlloDerm and Strattice in Breast Reconstruction: A Comparison and Techniques for Optimizing Outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg 129(6):1234-5, 2012.

Park, E; Hirsch, EM; Steinberg, JP; Olsson, AB. Ascending necrotizing fasciitis of the face following odontogenic infection. J Craniofacial Surg. 23(3):e211-4, 2012.

Hirsch, EM; Seth, AK; Fine, NA. Capsular contracture after breast reconstruction: A modified classification system incorporating the effects of radiation. Plast Reconstr Surg 129(5)870e-1e., 2012.

Hirsch, EM; Seth, AK; Dumanian, GA; Kim, JY; Mustoe, TM; Galiano, RD; Fine, NA. Outcomes of tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction in the setting of pre-reconstruction radiation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 129(2)354, 2012.

Rawlani, V; Fiuk, J; Johnson, SA; Buck, DW; Hirsch, E; Hansen, N; Khan, S; Fine, NA; Kim, JYS. The effect of incision choice on outcomes of nipple-sparing mastectomy reconstruction. Can J Plast Surg 19(4), Winter 2011, 129.

Seth, AK; Hirsch, EM; Fine, NA; Dumanian, GA; Mustoe, TA; Galiano, RD; Hansen, NM; Kim, JY. Additive risk of tumescent technique in patients undergoing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol. 18(11):3041. 2011

Atoui, R; Hirsch, EM; Dehoyas, A; Lee, R. Unusual case of tracheal injury after coronary revascularization. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 26(1):73. 2011.

Hirsch, EM; Atoui, R; McCarthy, PM; McGee, EC; Malaisrie, C; Lee, R. Sternal Salvage with rigid plating system after failure of talon device. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 90:1366, 2010.

Stevens, WG; Hirsch, EM; Tenenbaum, MJ; Acevedo, M. A Prospective Study of 708 Form-stable Silicone Gel Breast Implants. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 30:693-701, 2010.

Stevens, WG; Pacella, SJ; Hirsch, E; Stoker, DA. Patient retention and replacement trends after saline breast implants: Are deflations inflationary? Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 33(1)54-7, 2009.

Fine, NA; Hirsch, EM. Keeping options open for patients with anticipated postmastectomy chest wall irradiation: Immediate tissue expansion followed by reconstruction of choice. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 123(1):25-27, 2009.

Stevens, WG; Gear, AL; Stoker, DA; Hirsch, EM; Cohen, R; Spring, M; Vath, SD; Schantz, SA; Heck, RT. Outpatient reduction mammaplasty: An eleven year experience. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 28(2)171-179, 2008.

Stevens, WG; Freeman, ME; Stoker, DA; Quardt, SM; Cohen, R; Hirsch, EM. One-stage mastopexy with breast augmentation: A review of 321 patients. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 120(6):1674-1679, 2007.

Stevens, WG; Spring, MA; Stoker, DA; Freeman, ME; Cohen, R; Quardt, SM; Hirsch, EM. A review of 100 consecutive secondary augmentation/mastopexies. Aesthetic Surgery Journal Sept; 27(5)485-492, 2007.

Deapan, D; Hirsch, EM; Brody, GS. Cancer risk among Los Angeles women with cosmetic breast implants. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 119(7):1987-92, 2007.

Hirsch, EM; Brody, GS. Anatomic variation and asymmetry in anterior female thoracic contour: A review of 50 consecutive CT scans. Ann Plast Surg 59: 73–77, 2007.

Hirsch, EM. The role of empathy in medicine: a medical student’s perspective. Virtual Mentor. June 2007. 9:423-427.
Accessed June 1, 2007.

Stevens, WG; Spring, MA; Stoker, DA; Cohen, R; Vath, SD; Hirsch, EM. Ten years of outpatient abdominoplasties: safe and effective. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 27(3)269-275, 2007.

Stevens, WG; Stoker, DA; Freeman, ME; Quardt, SM; Hirsch, EM. Mastopexy revisited: A review of 150 consecutive cases for complication and revision rates. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 27(2)150-154, 2007.

Stevens WG, Stoker DA, Freeman ME, Quardt SM, Hirsch EM, Cohen R. Is one-stage breast augmentation with mastopexy safe and effective? A review of 186 primary cases. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 26(6)674-681, 2006.

Stevens WG, Cohen R, Schantz SA, Stoker DA, Vath SD, Hirsch EM, Heck R, Freeman ME. Laser-assisted breast reduction: A safe and effective alternative. A study of 367 patients. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 26(4):432-439, 2006.

Stevens, WG; Hirsch, EM; Stoker, DA; Cohen, R. In-vitro deflation of pre-filled saline breast implants. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 118: 347-349, 2006.

Stevens, WG; Cohen, R; Vath, SD; Stoker, DA; Hirsch, EM. Is it safe to combine abdominoplasty with elective breast surgery? A review of 151 consecutive cases. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 118(1):207-212, July 2006.

Stevens, WG; Hirsch, EM; Stoker, DA; Cohen, R. Assessing the deflation rates of 500 pre-filled textured saline breast implants versus 500 standard textured saline breast implants: Is there a difference? Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 117(7):2175-2178, June 2006.

Stevens WG, Cohen R, Vath SD, Stoker DA, Hirsch EM. Does lipoplasty really add morbidity to abdominoplasty? Revisiting the controversy with a series of 406 cases. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2005. 25(4): 353-358

Stevens, WG; Fellows, DR; Stoker, DA; Hirsch, EM. Acceleration of textured saline breast implant deflation rate: Results and analysis of 645 implants. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2005. 25, 37-39

Hirsch, EM; Konzal, S; Donkin, J, et al. Play Smart: Attitudes of medical teams and families to sports and hemophilia. .Journal of Investigative Medicine, 2005. 53(1) #152