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Qualifications of Board Certifications, & ASPS Membership



Membership in ASPS and Board Certification

Choosing to have cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery is an important decision. An equally important decision is selecting a skilled plastic surgeon. Whether you are considering cosmetic plastic surgery to improve your appearance or reconstructive plastic surgery to improve function, you want a surgeon such as Dr. Daniel Golshani who has the skill and training to help achieve your goals.

Why is it important to be Board Certified?

Not all physicians who perform plastic surgery or who use the title, “plastic surgeon” are board certified in plastic surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery, or ABPS, certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and body. To be certified by this board, a plastic surgeon must:
  • Graduate from an accredited medical school
  • Complete a minimum of five years of surgical training following medical school, including an accredited plastic surgery residency program
  • Pass comprehensive written and oral exams

Why is it important to be a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS?

Surgeons, such as Dr. Golshani, who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have the credentials you can put your trust in. They are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and have received extensive surgical training, one of the most rigorous among specialty programs. Their training uniquely qualifies them to perform plastic surgery on the face and all parts of the body. Only members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons may display the ASPS logo. This symbol of excellence in plastic surgery is what to look for when deciding on your surgeon.

In addition to ABPS certification, Dr. Daniel Golshani is also certified by the American Board of Surgery, and holds a Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons.

Memberships, Awards, Privileges

  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery 2003, Recertified 2013
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery 2000, Recertified 2010
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, Los Angeles Surgical Society
  • Member, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, UCSF Plastic Surgeons Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of California Regent’s Scholar
  • USC General Surgery Outstanding Chief Resident Teacher Award 1997
  • Patient’s Choice Award 2009 - 20012
  • Compassionate Physician Award 2011-2012
  • America’s Top Surgeons - Plastic Surgery - 2014

Abstracts and Presentations

  • 1. Barkley S, Golshani S, Jordan S., Sakai B. Detection of Anti-HLA Anti-idiotypic Antibodies in the Cord Blood Sera of Normal Neonates. The Western Society forPediatric Research, September, 1985.

  • 2. Golshani S, Wellisz T, Lawrence M, Jazayeri M, Zhou Z. The Effects of Alloplastic Implants on the Growing Facial Skeleton. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc., SanDiego, CA., January 13, 1994.

  • 3. Lawrence M, Golshani S, Wellisz T, Jazayeri M, Zhou Z. The Deformation of the Mandible Beneath Alloplastic Implants. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc., SanDiego, CA., January 13, 1994.

  • 4. Wellisz T, Lawrence M, Golshani S, Jazayeri M, Zhou Z. The Deformation of the Rabbit Mandible Beneath Alloplastic Implants. Society for Biomaterials, Boston, MA., April 5-9, 1994.

  • 5. Golshani S, Wellisz T, Zhou Z, Nimni M. Use of a Hyaluronic Acid Coated Sheath in the Prevention of Flexor Tendon Adhesions: An Experimental Study in the Rat. American Association for Hand Surgery, Marco Island, FL., January 14-16, 1995.

  • 6. Asensio JA, Demetriades D, Theodorou D, Berne TV, Golshani S Belzberg H, Weaver F, Yellin A. Management Options in Vertebral Artery Injuries. International Surgical Week ISW 95, Lisbon, Portugal, August 27-September 2, 1995.

  • 7. Cornwell EE III, Demetriades D, Theodorou D, Berne TV, Golshani S, Belzberg H, Weaver F, Velhamos G, Yellin A. Penetrating Injuries of the Neck: Clinical Examination, Angiography or Colour Flow Doppler?. International Surgical Week ISW 95, Lisbon, Portugal, August 27-September 2, 1995

  • 8. Kuehne J, Frankhouse J,Cornwell E, Aziz I, Golshani S,Modral G, Weaver F, Demetriades D, Yellin A. Determinants of Survival after Inferior Vena Caval Trauma American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 1997.

  • 9. Denkler K, Golshani S, Resection of Dupuytren’s Contracture under Local Anesthetic with Epinephrine. International Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, California, June 22- July 3rd, 1999.

  • 10. Golshani S, Lee C, Do H, Mathes S, Thomas A. The Complex Empyema Cavity: Anatomy of the Bronchopleural Fistula as a Determinant of Outcome. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angeles, California, October 16th,2000.

Articles Published

  • 1. Golshani S, Zhao Z, Gade P. Applications of Medpor Porous Polyethylene in Facial Bone Augmentation. The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Vol. 11, No.2, 1994.

  • 2. Wellisz T, Lawrence M, Golshani S, Jazayeri M, Zhou Z., .The Effects of Alloplastic Implants on the Adult Rabbit Craniofacial Skeleton. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 97,No. 2, September 1995.

  • 3. Demetriades D, Theodorou D, Asensio J, Golshani S, Belzberg H, Yellin A, Weaver F, Berne TV. Management Options in Vertebral Artery Injuries. British Journal of Surgery, Vol.83(1):83-86.

  • 4. Golshani S, Simons A, Der R, Ortega A. Necrotizing Fasciitis Following Laparoscopic Surgery: Case Report and Review of Literature. Surgical Endoscopy ,(1996) 10:751-754.

  • 5. Zhou Z, Golshani S, Wellisz T, Rosso R, Nimni M, Reinisch J. A New Model for Heterotopic Aortic Valve Transplantation. Transplantation, Vol. 64, 228-232, July,1997.

  • 6. Golshani S, Lee c, Sydorak R. Symptomatic Forearm Muscle Hernia: Repair by Autologous Fascia Lata Inlay. Annals of Plastic Surgery. Vol 43(2):pp. 204-206, August, 1999.

  • 7. Kuehne J, Frankhouse J, Modral G, Golshani S, Demetriades D, Yellin A. Determinants of Survival after Inferior Vena Cava Trauma. American Surgeon,Vol.65(10):976-981, October 1999.

  • 8. Golshani S, Lee C, Cass D, Thomas A, Mandape AH., Microvascular “Supersharged” Cervical Colon: Minimizing Ischemia in Esophageal Reconstruction. Annals of plastic Surgery, Vol 43(5):553-8, November, 1999. Languages: Francais, Espanol, Farsi

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