Dr. Tim Matatov

Meet Dr. Matatov

Dr. Tim Matatov is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Aesthetic and Restorative Breast Center servicing Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ. He believes that being a surgeon is a unique opportunity to restore both form and function to his breast reconstruction patients after mastectomy, and is honored to be a part of their journey. He is a highly-skilled surgeon for breast reconstruction having completed his rigorous training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Matatov performs several aspects of reconstructive surgery, such as flap reconstructions, implant reconstructions, corrective reconstructions, second stage reconstructions and post-mastectomy reconstructions. Dr. Matatov also regularly publishes medical articles, and presents his research at national conferences. He is a candidate for membership by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Special Skills & Training

Having trained in the birthplace of perforator-based breast reconstruction (which preserves the patient’s muscle), we are pleased to have Dr. Matatov bring this highly-specialized skill set to the Southwest. During his training, he performed implant-based reconstruction and more than 150 perforator based microvascular breast reconstruction cases, which utilize a patient’s own tissue. Prior to his three years of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training Dr. Matatov completed a 5-year General Surgery Residency at Louisiana State University, and he was appointed as an Administrative Chief Resident during the final years of both his general surgery and plastic surgery training. Due to his compassionate patient care, clinical judgment, and surgical skills, he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as a 3rd year resident; an honor given to only one resident from any department in the institution each year.

Education

Postgraduate Training

  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
    Administrative Chief Resident (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Program), 2015 – 2016
    Residency (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program), 2013 – 2016
  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
    Administrative Chief Resident (General Surgery Program), 2012 – 2013
    Residency (General Surgery Program), 2008 – 2013

Medical Education

  • Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
    Doctor of Medicine, 20042007
    High Honors

Undergraduate Education

  • Brooklyn College City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
    Bachelor of Science in Business, Management, and Financing, 1999 – 2003

Awards & Honors

  • Selected to represent Louisiana State University at Surgical Jeopardy (for being the Delegate with the highest in-training exam score and overall performance) during The Louisiana Chapter – American College of Surgeons, 2012
  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2011
  • Highest score on General Surgery In-Training exam at Louisiana State University in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Selected to represent Louisiana State University at Surgical Jeopardy (for being the Delegate with the highest in-training exam score and overall performance) during the 95th annual Clinical Congress American College of Surgeons, 2009
  • High Honors at Ross University School of Medicine, 2004-2007
  • Dean’s List at Brooklyn College City University of New York, 1999 and 2003

Presentations

Matatov, T. S. Breast Reconstruction: Is Everyone a Candidate? Presented at the 7th Annual John C. McDonald Surgical Society Alumni Meeting, 2016.

Matatov, T. S. Primary and Revision Breast Augmentation. Presented at Tulane and Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, New Orleans, LA, September 2015.

Matatov, T. S. Vascular Anomalies. Presented at Tulane and Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, New Orleans, LA, May 2015.

Matatov, T. S. Nasal Reconstruction. Presented at Tulane and Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, New Orleans, LA, November 2014.

Matatov, T. S. Hand Fracture Review & Splinting. Presented at Tulane and Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, New Orleans, LA, July 2014.

Matatov, T. S. Mechanism of Wound Healing. Presented at Tulane and Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, New Orleans, LA, April 2014.

Matatov, T. S. Congenital Hand Anomalies. Presented at Tulane and Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, New Orleans, LA, March 2014.

Matatov, T. S. Upper Extremity Nerves and Compression Syndromes. Presented at Tulane and Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, New Orleans, LA, February 2014.

Matatov, T. S. Current Management of Pressure Sores. Presented at Tulane and Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, New Orleans, LA, December 2013.

Matatov, T. S. Upper Extremity Anatomy and Splinting. Presented at Tulane and Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, New Orleans, LA, July 2013.

Matatov, T. S. Cost Effectiveness and Clinical Experience with a New Negative Pressure Incision Management System in Vascular Surgery Patients. Presented at the 11th Annual Innovations and Controversies in Complex Vascular Interventions and Wound Management, New York, NY, May 2013.

Matatov, T. S. Potential Cost Effectiveness of Closed Incision Management in Vascular Surgery Patients Based on a Retrospective Review of 90 Consecutive Patients. Presented at the 27th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, Las Vegas, NV, October 2012.

Matatov, T. S. Experience with a New Negative Pressure Incision Management System in Prevention of Groin Wound Infection in Vascular Surgery Patients. Presented at the Society of Vascular Surgeons Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, June 2012.

Matatov, T. S. Experience with a New Negative Pressure Incision Management System in Prevention of Groin Wound Infection in Vascular Surgery Patients. Presented at Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, March 2012.

Matatov, T. S. Surgical Management of Complications from Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Presented at Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, March 2011.

Matatov, T. S. Analysis of Superiomedially Based Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty with a Wise Pattern Closure and Incidence of T-Junction Dehiscence and Nipple-Areolar Complex Necrosis. Presented at Louisiana State University, Grand Rounds, April 2010.

Publications & Research

Publications

Vemula, R., Freeman, M.D., Rao, R., Matatov, T. S., Chaffin, A., Lindsey, J.T., Jansen, D.A. Refinements in the Techniques of Two Stage Breast Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2016 (In Production).

Freeman, M., Carney, M., Matatov T. S., Vemula, R., Babycos, C., Leech (Hirudo Medicinalis) Therapy for the Treatment of Nipple-Areola Complex Congestion Following Breast Reduction. Eplasty, 2015. 15: ic 45. (eCollection, 2015).

Matatov, T. S., Reddy, K.N., Doucet, L.D., Zhao, C.X., Zhang, W.W. Experience With a New Negative Pressure Incision Management System in Prevention of Groin Wound Infection in Vascular Surgery Patients. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2013. 57(3): 791-5.

Reddy, K.N., Matatov T. S., Doucet, L.D., Heldmann, M., Zhao, C.X., Zhang, W.W. Grading System Modification and Management of Blunt Aortic Injury. Chinese Med. Journal, 2013. 126(3): 442-5

Llaguna O.H., Avgerinos, D.V., Lugo, J.Z., Matatov T. S., Abbadessa, B., Martz, J.E., Leitman, I.M. Incidence and Risk Factors for the Development of Incisional Hernia Following Elective Laparoscopic Versus Open Colon Resections. American Journal of Surgery, 2010. 200(2): 265-9.

Research

Vermula R., Freeman, M.D., Callaghan, C., Matatov, T. S., Chafin, A., Lindsey, J.T., Jansen, D.A. Outcomes of Free Flap Breast Reconstruction at a Tertiary Care Facility vs. a Specialty Surgical Hospital.

Matatov, T. S., Vemula, R., Carney, M., Freeman, M.D., Tandon, R., Lindsey, J.T. Medial Thighplasty: Is Colles Fascia Anchoring Strong Enough?

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