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Dr. Arvind Gowda Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Arvind Gowda Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Arvind Gowda is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics. He provides top quality care to each of his patients by crafting thoughtful and individualized treatment plans with his considerate and personal approach. By taking the time to understand your goals and fostering open discussion, he seeks to provide insight into achieving the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Gowda takes a holistic approach to patient care by considering the entirety of a patient including mind, body, and spirit when discussing a treatment plan. He is committed to patient education and dedicated to making your experience as stress-free as possible. He takes pride in using his knowledge, skills, and compassionate nature to make a positive impact on his patients and community.

His areas of focus include breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor adventures, exploring all Arizona has to offer and spending time with loved ones.

Special Skills and Training

Dr. Gowda concluded his four-year medical education at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2015 after completing his undergraduate studies at The University of Michigan and a Masters of Medical Sciences at Drexel University.

He then went on to specialize in plastic surgery by completing residency training at Yale University School of Medicine. Here, he learned the skills, art and science of plastic surgery from the world renowned faculty at Yale New Haven Hospital. Following this, Dr. Gowda pursued additional training in order to further refine his skills by completing the only integrated craniofacial and microsurgery fellowship offered in the United States. He has numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations at national meetings. Today he is proud to be a member of Southwest Breast and Aesthetics where he works to use his knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on the patients he serves.

  • Implant based breast reconstruction
  • Aesthetic mastectomy closure
  • Oncoplastic breast reconstruction
  • Microsurgical free flap breast reconstruction
  • Aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body
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Board Certifications & Memberships

  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Board Eligible
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Candidate Member
  • Yale Surgical Society, Member

Awards and Honors

  • Drexel University Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine essay contest runner up (2011)
  • Yale Plastic Surgery Junior Resident Scholastic Award (2019)
  • Administrative Chief Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine (2021-2022)
  • Yale Plastic Surgery Senior Resident Scholastic Award (2022)

Medical Education

  • Drexel University, Philadelphia PA. Masters of Medical Sciences (2009-2011)
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk VA. Doctor of Medicine (2011-2015)

Post-graduate Training & Fellowships

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Plastic Surgery Research Fellow (2015-2016)
  • Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Plastic Surgery Resident (2016-2022)
  • Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. Integrated Microsurgery and Craniofacial Surgery Fellow (2022-2023)

Undergraduate

  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science (2005-2009)

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Allam O, Shah R, Cadwell J, et al. Evaluation of Complication Rates of Free Flap Reconstruction in Pediatric Patients. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2022.
  • Pourtaheri N, Peck CJ, Gowda A et al. Perceived Age and Personality Profiling after Orthognathic Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2022.
  • Khetpal S, Peck C, Parsaei Y, et al. Perceived Age and Attractiveness Using Facial Recognition Software in Rhinoplasty Patients: A Proof-of-Concept Study. J Craniofac Surg. 2022. 
  • Peck CJ, Pourtaheri N, Parsaei Y, et al. Race-Based Differences in the Utilization and Timing of Secondary Cleft Procedures in the United States. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2021:10556656211047134.
  • Gowda AU, Pourtaheri N, Park KE, et al. Crushed Cartilage and Autologous Fat for Dorsal Nasal Refinement. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2021.
  • Peck CJ, Parsaei Y, Lattanzi J, et al. The Geographic Availability of Certified Cleft Care in the United States: A National Geospatial Analysis of 1-Hour Access to Care. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021.
  • Khetpal S, Gowda AU, Parsaei Y, et al. Rhinoplasty in the Older Adult. Aesthet Surg J. 2021.
  • Peck CJ, Gowda AU, Khetpal S, et al. Primary Cleft Palate Repair Among Older-Age Children and Adolescents in the United States. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021.
  • Gowda AU, Manson PN, Iliff N, Grant MP, Nam AJ. Resolution of Vertical Gaze Following a Delayed Presentation of Orbital Floor Fracture With Inferior Rectus Entrapment: The Contributions of Charles E. Iliff and Joseph S. Gruss in Orbital Surgery. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2020;13(4):253-259.
  • Gowda AU, Nie J, Mets E, Alperovich M, Avraham T. Risk Factors for Lymphedema After Breast Conservation Therapy and Oncoplastic Reduction. Ann Plast Surg. 2020.
  • Peck CJ, Gowda AU, Shultz BN, et al. The Effect of Surgical Timing on 30-Day Outcomes in Cleft Palate Repair. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021;147(1):131-137.
  • Ngaage LM, Elegbede A, Brao K, et al. The Efficacy of Breast Implant Irrigant Solutions: A Comparative Analysis Using an In Vitro Model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020;146(2):301-308.
  • Singh DP, Gowda AU, Chopra K, et al. The Effect of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Antiseptic Instillation on Biofilm Formation in a Porcine Model of Infected Spinal Instrumentation. Wounds. 2017;28(6):175-180.
  • Chopra K, Gowda AU, McNichols CHL, Brown EN, Slezak S, Rasko Y. Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Practice Patterns in Breast Augmentation: A National Survey of Current Practice. Ann Plast Surg. 2017;78(6):629-632.
  • Cai SS, Gowda AU, Chopra K, Waldman R, Silverman RP, Rasko YM. A Case Series of Complex Recalcitrant Wounds Treated with Epidermal Grafts Harvested from an Automated Device. Cureus. 2016;8(10):e853.
  • Cai SS, Gowda AU, Alexander RH, Silverman RP, Goldberg NH, Rasko YM. Use of negative pressure wound therapy on malignant wounds - a case report and review of literature. Int Wound J. 2017;14(4):661-665.
  • Gowda AU, Chopra K, Brown EN, Slezak S, Rasko Y. Preventing Breast Implant Contamination in Breast Reconstruction: A National Survey of Current Practice. Ann Plast Surg. 2017;78(2):153-156.
  • Chopra K, Gowda AU, Morrow C, Holton L, 3rd, Singh DP. The Economic Impact of Closed-Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy in High-Risk Abdominal Incisions: A Cost-Utility Analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016;137(4):1284-1289.
  • Singh DP, Bluebond-Langner R, Chopra K, Gowda AU. Transverse Infraclavicular Approach to the Thoracoacromial Pedicle for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2017;78(3):299-303.
  • Chopra K, Gowda AU, Kwon E, Eagan M, Grant Stevens W. Techniques to Repair Implant Malposition after Breast Augmentation: A Review. Aesthet Surg J. 2016;36(6):660-671. 
  • Gowda AU, Chang SM, Chopra K, et al. Porcine acellular dermal matrix (PADM) vascularises after exposure in open necrotic wounds seen after complex hernia repair. Int Wound J. 2016;13(5):972-976.
  • Gowda AU, Tadisina KK, Chopra K, Singh DP. Submission bias and the rise of open access journals. Aesthet Surg J. 2015;35(8):NP275-276.
  • Gowda AU, Chopra N, Khalifeh M. Indications, Techniques and Complications of Labiaplasty. Eplasty. 2015;15:ic46.
  • Chang S, Gowda A, Mavrophilipos V, Semsarzadeh N, Singh DP. Common Complications in Aesthetic Breast Augmentation. Eplasty. 2015;15:ic49.
  • Chopra K, Gowda A, Holton LH, Slezak S, Singh DP. Complications After Primary Breast Augmentation: Capsular Contracture. Eplasty. 2015;15:ic40.

Presentations

  1. Gowda, AU. Emotional Intelligence in Medicine. Yale Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. June 2022.
  2. Gowda AU, Peck CJ, Parsaei, Y, Steinbacher DM. The Availability of Certified Cleft Care in the United States: A Geospatial Analysis of 1-Hour Access to Care. Yale Plastic Surgery Research Day. New Haven, CT. May 2022.
  3. Gowda, AU, Peck CJ, Wu RT, Steinbacher DM. Primary Palate Repair Among Older-Age Children and Adolescents in the United States: Are Surgical Risks Increased? American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Virtual Meeting. May 2021.
  4. Gowda, AU. Diagnosing Craniosynostosis. Yale Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. September 2020.
  5. Ngaage LM, Elegbede A, Brao K, Chopra K, Gowda AU, Nam AJ, Harro J, Shirtliff M, Ernst RK, Rasko YM. The efficacy of breast implant irrigant solutions: A comparative analysis utilising an in-vitro model. Johns Hopkins Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Symposium. Baltimore, MD. May 2020.
  6. Gowda AU, Pourtaheri N, Park KE, Allam O, Maniskas S, Steinbacher DM. Novel Technique for Dorsal Nasal Onlay Utilizing Crushed Septal Cartilage and Autologous Fat. Yale Plastic Surgery Research Day. New Haven, CT. May 2020.
  7. Gowda AU, Peck CJ, Wu RT, Steinbacher DM. The optimal age for cleft palate repair: insights from a national database analysis. Yale Plastic Surgery Research Day. New Haven, CT. May 2019.
  8. Peck CJ, Gowda AU, Wu RT, Steinbacher DM. The optimal age for cleft palate repair: insights from a national database analysis. American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association Annual meeting. Tucson, AZ. April 2019.
  9. Walker MW, Gowda AU, Glusac, EJ, Thomson JG. Aggressive Digital Papillary Adenocarcinoma of the Finger: Case Report of a Rare Hand Tumor. New England Hand Society. Sturbridge, MA. December 2018.
  10. Gowda AU. Principles of Facial Laceration Repair. Yale Pediatric Emergency Department Grand Rounds. New Haven, CT. November 2018.
  11. Gowda AU, Nie, J, Mets E, Alperovich M, Killelea B, Avraham T. Lymphedema Following Breast Conserving Therapy. Yale Plastic Surgery Research Day. New Haven, CT. May 2018.
  12. Gowda AU, Tadisina KK, Carroll R, Chopra K, Singh DP. Do Economic Indicators Correlate with U.S. Aesthetic Procedure Volume? America Association of Plastic Surgery. New York City, NY. May 2016.
  13. Gowda AU, Chang S, Chopra K, Sabino J, Singh DP. Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix for Hernia Repair in Transplant Patients. 11th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. Jacksonville, FL. February 2016.
  14. Gowda AU, Chopra K, Singh DP, Rasko YM, Holton III L. The Effect of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Antiseptic Instillation on Biofilm Formation in a Porcine Model of Infected Spinal Instrumentation. American Society of Plastic Surgery The Meeting. Boston, MA. October 2015.
  15. Lambert JW, Gowda AU, Williams M. Comparison of Clinical and Oncologic Outcomes In Patients Undergoing Robotic Versus Open Partial Nephrectomy Poster presented at Eastern Virginia Medical School research day. Norfolk, VA, October 2013.

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