Meet Dr. Z
—Quadruple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon—

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QUADRUPLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON IN MIAMI WITH OVER 8,000 SURGICAL PROCEDURES PERFORMED

Alexander Zuriarrain, MD, FACS

Dr. Alexander Zuriarrain was born and raised in Miami, FL. Dr. Zuriarrain, known by his patients as Dr. Z, specializes in aesthetic procedures of the face and body, including facelift, necklift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and reduction, abdominoplasty, body contouring after massive weight loss, gluteal augmentation with fat transfer, and liposuction, among others.

Dr. Z has devoted his career to the art and science of aesthetic plastic surgery. His extensive training and surgical experience grant him the ability to provide his patients with excellent outcomes in an environment focused on patient safety. He is well-known for his surgical talent in the operating room, which leads to beautiful surgical results. His patients enjoy his warm and caring personality and appreciate his professional bedside manner.

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Education

Dr. Z began his accomplished academic career at the prestigious Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. During his formative years at Belen Jesuit, he developed a passion for helping others and solidified his desire to pursue a career as a physician. He was awarded a full scholarship for his skills as a leader to North Carolina State University as a Park Scholar. He continued on to obtain his medical degree at Ponce School of Medicine, where he perfected his ability to treat patients fluently in both English and Spanish.

While in medical school, he focused his efforts on a career as a surgeon and subsequently completed with distinction a five-year residency program in general surgery at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Afterward, he obtained board certification from the American Board of Surgery.


Professional Notes

His passion for perfectionism and attention to detail led him to complete three years of additional residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Florida. While at the Cleveland Clinic, he sharpened his skills as an aesthetic plastic surgeon. He conducted numerous research projects and presented his findings at a host of medical conferences sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, among others. Dr. Z subsequently became board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

As a testament to his passion for the field of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Z performed an additional one-year fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He subsequently became board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. As a result, Dr. Z is one of the only quadruple board-certified surgeons in the nation.

He has won many awards and has a multitude of publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been named in the “10 Best” plastic surgeons in the State of Florida for patient satisfaction by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons multiple times over. He is an active member of several professional organizations and currently holds an active medical license in the state of Florida. He also has active privileges at some of South Florida’s most reputable hospitals.

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Education

07/2016- 07/2017 Cleveland Clinic Florida
Chief Resident
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency
07/2014 – 07/2016 Cleveland Clinic Florida
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency
07/2013 – 07/2014 University of New Mexico
Chief Resident
General Surgery Residency
07/2010 – 07/2013 University of New Mexico
General Surgery Residency
07/2009 – 07/2010 University of New Mexico
General Surgery Internship
07/2005 – 07/2009 Ponce School of Medicine
Medical Degree
07/2001 – 07/2005 North Carolina State University
Park Scholar & Cum Laude Graduate
08/1994 – 07/2001 Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Miami, Florida

Research Experience

05/2017 Bauermeister A, Zuriarrain, A, Earle S, Medina M. Impact of Continuous Two Team Approach in Autologous Breast Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2017
04/2016 Goldberg J, Zuriarrain, A, Brooks C. Pedicled Breast Flap for Soft Tissue Coverage of a Forearm Blast Injury. PRS GO. 2016.
02/2016 Bauermeister A, Zuriarrain, A, Newman M. Reduction Mammaplasty with Superomedial Pedicle Technique: A Retrospective Review of 726 Consecutive Breast Reductions. Manuscript submitted for publication.
08/2015 Bauermeister A, Zuriarrain, A, Newman M. 3D Printing in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A Systematic Review. Ann Plast Surg. 2015.
04/2015 Zuriarrain, A, Newman M, Kusuma S. Safety in high-volume hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection with Perlane® for facial rejuvenation. Manuscript submitted for publication.
02/2015 Zuriarrain, A. Safety in high-volume hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection with Perlane® for facial rejuvenation. American Society of Plastic Surgeons; Boston, MA. Podium presentation.
01/2015 Zuriarrain, A. Safety in high-volume hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection with Perlane® for facial rejuvenation. Aesthetica Symposium. 1st Annual Conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons; Las Vegas, NV. Podium Presentation.
01/2015 Zuriarrain, A. Safety in high-volume hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection with Perlane® for facial rejuvenation. 58th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Amelia Island, FL. Poster presentation.
03/2015 Zuriarrain, A. Safety in high-volume hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection with Perlane® for facial rejuvenation. Cleveland Clinic Florida Resident and Fellow Research Competition. Weston, FL. Poster presentation.
06/2015 Zuriarrain, A, Bauermeister A, Newman M. Breast Reconstruction: Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques. New York, N.Y.: Springer; 2015.
05/2011 Zuriarrain, A, Shay A, Demarest, G. The sentinel placement of an open abdomen negative pressure therapy unit. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2011; 2: 4-5.
04/2011 Zuriarrain, A, Bocklage T, Rajput A. Pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas in a 17-yearold girl. JCO. 2011; 395-396.
08/2006 Henry Ford Hospital Summer Fellowship Student Research/Surgical Experience

Dr. Z CV

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Current Certifications

11/2021 Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
10/2019 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons
11/2021 Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, American Board of Plastic Surgery
11/2014 Board-Certified General Surgeon, American Board of Surgery
05/2014 Advanced Trauma Life Support, American College of Surgeons
02/2013 Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Certificate, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
03/2013 SPY Elite System Training, Life Cell Corporation
04/2017 Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association
05/2017 Basic Life Support, American Heart Association

Medical Licenses

11/2018-01/2021 Florida Medical Board; Medical Doctor License #ME 121702

Hospital Privileges

2017 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:
Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL
South Miami Hospital, Miami, FL
Larkin Community Hosiptal, Miami, FL
Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, FL

Professional Development

2019 American College of Surgeons, National Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2017 American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Meeting. Orlando, FL
2017 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. National Meeting. San Diego, CA.
2017 Clinical Insights on Lasers in Aesthetics, Educational Course by Sciton. Miami, FL
2016 Advances in Aesthetics: A Global Treatment Approach to Optimizing Patient Outcomes. Hands-on workshop focusing on the use of fillers and neuromodulators for aesthetic enhancement. Boca Raton, FL.
2016 AO North America, Hand and Wrist Comprehensive Management Course. Orlando, FL
2016 American Society of Plastic Surgeons Board Preparation Course. Chicago, IL
2016 50th Annual Baker Gordon Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium. Miami, FL
2015 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. National Meeting. Boston, MA.
2015 AO North America, Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. Chicago, IL
2015 Cleveland Clinic Florida Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Symposium. Weston, FL
2015 American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Aesthetica Symposium. Las Vegas, NV
2015 58th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Amelia Island, FL
2015 49th Annual Baker Gordon Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium. Miami, FL
2015 AO North America, Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Course, Rush University, Chicago, IL
2015 American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Basic Maxillofacial Principles and Techniques Course, University of Miami School of Medicine. Miami, FL
2014 The Artistry behind the Science: Aesthetic Medicine Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Course
2012 Residents as Educators course, winner of resident essay competition, UNM Hospital
2012 Evidence based medicine course for surgical residents, UNM Hospital
2012 Surgical Solutions Symposium on Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with on-site cadaver dissection. Life Cell Corp.
2011 Surgical Solutions Symposium on Breast Reconstruction with on-site cadaver dissection. Life Cell Corp.
2009 University of Texas-Southwestern: 2nd Annual Plastic Surgery Current Concepts in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Symposium with on-site cadaver dissection.
2008 American College of Surgeons (Puerto Rico Chapter). Annual Meeting
2004 National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation: 11th Annual Conference
2003 National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation: 10th Annual Conference, “Educating the Future of EMS”
2002 National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation: 9th Annual Conference, “Professionalism within Collegiate EMS”
2002 Student National Medical Association: 37th Annual Conference, “Closing the Gap: Achieving Social Balance in Health”

Leadership and Honors

2019 Top 10 Plastic Surgeon, National Academy of Plastic Surgeons.
2019 “10 Best” plastic surgeons in the State of Florida for patient satisfaction, American Institute of Plastic Surgeons.
2016 “10 Best” plastic surgeons in the State of Florida for patient satisfaction, American Institute of Plastic Surgeons.
2012 American Society for Surgery of the Hand, winner of the national scholarship competition to attend the 67th annual meeting and 30th annual residents and fellows conference. Chicago, IL
2011 University of New Mexico Hospital, Winner of the Annual Resident Research Day Award for best case report
2010 University of New Mexico Hospital, Winner of the Annual Resident Research Day Award for best case report
2009 - 2010 University of New Mexico Hospital, Resident physician member of the Task Force on Institutional Professionalism
2008 - 2009 Ponce School of Medicine, Student Member of the LCME Medical School Accreditation Committee; appointed by the President and Dean.
2008 - 2009 Ponce School of Medicine, Student Member of the Institutional Integrity Committee; appointed by the President and Dean.
2007 - 2010 Ponce School of Medicine, Student Member of the Admissions Committee; one of two medical students appointed by the President and Dean.
2007 - 2008 Ponce School of Medicine, Founding Member of the Surgical Education Interest Group.
2007 - 2008 Ponce School of Medicine, Founding Member and President of the Professional Medical Fraternity Alpha Kappa Pi
2007 - 2008 Ponce School of Medicine, Students Helping Students 2nd Year Representative, Elected position
2006 - 2009 Ponce School of Medicine, Vice-President of the Student Council, Elected position
2006 Henry Ford Hospital Summer Clinical/Research Fellow, Henry Ford Hospital Department of Surgery
2005 - 2008 Ponce School of Medicine, Public Relations Chairman of the Student Council, Elected Position
2004 University of Miami School of Medicine, Summer Minority Student Health Careers Motivation Program, University of Miami School of Medicine
2003 - 2004 North Carolina State University Standing Committee on Student Health, Student Representative
2003 PSI CHI-The National Honor Society in Psychology, NC State University Chapter
2002 The Order of 30 & 3, NC State University Honor Society
2002 Duke University Summer Pre-Medical Biomedical Sciences Institute, Duke University School of Medicine
2002 Minority Scholar, NCSU Multicultural Student Affairs
2001 - 2005 Park Scholar; selected during a national competition to receive a full scholarship to North Carolina State University. Award based on leadership and academic achievement.
2001-2002 Founder and President, NCSU Emergency Medical Services Organization
1999 Ambassador for South Florida to Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) World Leadership Congress.
1999 Cited for Leadership and Community Service in The Miami Herald Newspaper
1999 Recipient of the Junior Class Leadership Award, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

Work History

01/17-Present Zuri Plastic Surgery, Owner and Attending Plastic Surgeon, Miami, FL
07/14-07/17 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident Physician, Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Florida.
07/09 – 07/14 General Surgery Resident Physician, University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
08/02 – 06/05 Emergency Medical Technician, REX Healthcare Emergency Department, Raleigh, North Carolina.
08/01-10/01 Emergency Room Technician, Baptist Hospital, Miami, Florida.

Volunteer Service

2017-Present Physician mentor for local high school students interested in a career in medicine. Students come from Belen Jesuit Prep, Lourdes, Ransom, Carrollton, and Palmer Trinity.
2014-2017 Cleveland Clinic Physician Mentor- Served as a mentor to medical students and general surgery residents.
2012-2014 UNM Hospital Physician Mentor- Served as a mentor to college students for those interested in a career in healthcare. Students from the University of New Mexico became volunteers at UNM Hospital and were allowed to shadow me and my colleagues to allow for exposure to the realities of what it’s like to be a surgeon.
2012-2013 Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers- Certified my Labrador retriever as a therapy dog. Guinness and I would visit patients, once a month, at different nursing homes as well as at the UNM Children's Hospital.
2007 - 2009 Students Helping Students- This organization was created at Ponce School of Medicine in order to address the needs of the student body. I gave lectures on USMLE Step 1 techniques and shared important tips on improving the medical school academic experience.
2006 - 2009 Amor Que Sana (Love That Heals)-This is a free clinic that offers food, clothing, needle exchange, and medications for the indigent of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The individuals are mainly IV drug users and homeless. I served in the capacity as a medical student during my years in Ponce School of Medicine helping out mainly with the clinical aspects of the project.
2002 - 2005 NCSU Emergency Medical Services Organization- Created the organization in the fall of 2001 to provide college students the opportunity to become certified as emergency medical technicians as well as provide their services at university events.
2001 - 2004 Raleigh Rescue Mission-Assisted the organization with providing basic medical attention to the homeless living in downtown Raleigh, NC.
2001 NCSU EMS Middle School Service Project-Created and helped implement a middle school first aid awareness program to educate children in basic first aid techniques.
1998 - 2000 Belen Jesuit Missions- Participated in several missions of mercy to the Dominican Republic
1998 - 1999 Miami Children’s Hospital- High school volunteer assistant to Dr. Ana Duarte in her pediatric dermatology clinic.
1997 Key Club-Florida Network of Youth and Family Services (Miami Bridge Center) - Mentored runaway teens, helping them develop coping skills. Hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at the center.
1996 Key Club- Iodine Deficiency Disorder (I.D.D.) Project- Chaired committee and raised $10,000 through fundraisers for the project, which helped create awareness of iodine deficiency in developing countries around the world.

Current Memberships

American College of Surgeons

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The Aesthetic Society

Languages

Fluent in English and Spanish

Personal

Born in Miami, Florida. Married

References

Available upon request

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