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David M. Godat, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Education & Training

07/1998 – 06/2004 – Medical College of Wisconsin, Integrated Residency in Plastic Surgery/and General Surgery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

08/1994 – 06/1998 – UT Southwestern School of Medicine, M.D. Dallas, Texas

09/1980 – 03/1984 – Stanford University, A.B. Stanford, California

Work Experience

2004/ to present – Private practice in plastic and reconstructive surgery in Dallas, Texas. Here my main focus is Breast and Full Body Cosmetic Surgery. In particular the Internal Bra, for correcting implant malposition.

03/1999 to present – Medical mission, plastic and reconstructive surgery in Colombia and Honduras, and South Sudan.

01/1993-02/1994Consultant in Business Development, Dallas Biomedical, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Assessed development opportunities for preclinical immunomodulators

08/1989-12/1992
Manager of Business Development, Alkermes, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Managed product development plan and clinical trials efforts for the company’s CNS-related technologies: established relationships with academic collaborators & structured collaborations with pharmaceutical companies.
  • Co-authored business plans for financing yielding $113 million for R&D through public and private financings for novel drug R& D


8/88-8/89
Manager, Product development, Seragen, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.

  • Scaled up recombinant protein purification
  • Developed process protocols for protein purification
  • Wrote SOPs for protein purification


8/88-8/89
Research Associate, Seragen, Inc., Cambridge, Mass
Worked on research bench for evaluation of chimeric protein genetically produced.  Used techniques of intercalating agents such as ethidium bromide, ELISA assays and gel electrophoresis.


8/85-5/87
Business Analyst, McKinsey & Co., Dallas, Texas & New York, New York
Performed cost and marketing analysis for corporate clients in healthcare, insurance and consumer goods.

6/82-5/85
Research Associate Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford California
Executed projects on tumor cell growth kinetics in vitro and in vivo in the Department of Radiology; co-authored publication.

Licensing

01/2024-Present                                          State of Florida Medicine & Surgery

01/2005- Present                                         State of Texas Medicine & Surgery

8/27/1999                                                     State of Wisconsin Medicine & Surgery

10/27/1999                                                   DEA Controlled Substance Registration

Appointments

Carrollton Regional Medical Center     2011- 2023

  • Director Inpatient Plastics
  • Methodist Richardson Hospital


ICON ASC, LLC

  • Medical Director  

Society Memberships

  • American Board of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society

Honors/Awards/Presentations

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, June, 1983
  • Honors in Humanities, Stanford University, June, 1985              
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, San Diego, January, 2001
  • Second Prize for Basic Science Presentations, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, April, 2001
  • Robert E. Condon Research Award Nomination, Milwaukee, June 2001
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Cancun, January, 2002
  • Peripheral Nerve Society, Cancun, January, 2002
  • Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, April, 2002
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Resident Research Award, Milwaukee, June 2003
  • First Prize, Microsurgery, Senior Residents Conference, Milwaukee, March 2004

Bibliography of Research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Lifchez SD, Gasparri MG, Sanger JR, Godat DM, et al. Serratus anterior in vivo contractile force study.   Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005;116(3):839-45.
  • Lifchez SD, Sanger JR, Godat DM, Recinos RF, LoGiudice JA, Yan JG.  The serratus anterior subslip: anatomy and implications for facial and hand reanimation.   Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004;114(5):1068-76.
  • Godat DM, Sanger JR, Lifchez SD, et al. Detailed neurovascular anatomy of the serratus anterior muscle: implications for a functional muscle flap with multiple independent force vectors.   Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004;114(1):21-9; discussion 30-1.

Bibliography of Additional Research

Tanabe M, Godat D, Kallman RF. Effects of fractionated schedules of irradiation combined with cis diamminedichloroplatinum II on the SCCVII/St tumor and normal tissues of the C3H/KM mouse. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1987;13(10):1523-32.

Abstracts in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Microanatomy of The Serratus Anterior Muscle, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery; San Diego, January, 2001.

  • Microanatomy of The Serratus Anterior Muscle, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, April, 2002

  • Nerve Transplantation without Immunosuppression in a Long Gap Model; American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery; Cancun, January, 2002.

  • Nerve Transplantation without Immunosuppression in a Long Gap Model, Peripheral Nerve Society, Cancun, January, 2002.

  • Nerve Transplantation without Immunosuppression in a Long Gap Model, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, April, 2002.

  • Detailed Neurovascular Anatomy of the Serratus Anterior Muscle: Implications for Functional Muscle Flap with Multiple Independent Force Vectors, Senior Residents Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2004

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