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Philip Torina

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Surgery
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Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Education

  • MD, Thomas Jefferson University

  • Residency, General Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Plastic Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Microsurgery
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Biography

    Dr. Torina received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware where he graduated as the 1999 Most Outstanding Senior Man at the University of Delaware. He earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University where he was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during his junior year. Dr. Torina completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He later pursued advanced training in Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery during his fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Torina offers a broad range of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, including aesthetic and reconstructive breast and facial surgery, microsurgery, and general reconstructive surgery. Dr. Torina enjoys resident education and has authored multiple publications.

Awards

  • 2011 -
    Resident Teaching Award
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Plastic Surgery Residents

  • 2003 -
    Cum Laude
    Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine

  • 2002 -
    Alpha Omega Alpha
    Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine

  • 2001 -
    Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society
    Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine

  • 1999 -
    1999 Most Outstandign Senior Man at the University of Delaware (Alexander J. Taylor Sr. Award)
    The University of Delaware

  • 1999 -
    Cum Laude
    University of Delaware

Publications

Kolker AR, Torina PJ. Minimally Invasive Correction of Inverted Nipples: A Safe and Simple Technique For Reliable, Sustainable Projection. . Annals of Plastic Surgery 2009 may; 62: 549-553.

Torina PJ, Westheimer EF, Schanzer HR. Brachial Vein Transposition Arteriovenous Fistula: Is It an Acceptable Chronic Dialysis Vascular Access? . Journal of Vascular Access 2008 January-March;: 39-44.

Silverberg D, Wellner R, Arora S, Newell P, Ozao J, Sarpel U, Torina P, Wolfeld M, Divino C, Schwartz M, Silver L, Marin M. Establishing an International Training Program for Surgical Residents. J Surg Educ 2007 May-June; 64: 143-149.

Taub PJ, Torina PJ. Repairing the Head. plastic Surgery Products 2006 October;: 24-29.

Torina PJ, Flanders AE, Carrino JA, Burns AS, Friedman DP, Harrop JS, Vacarro AR. Incidence of Vertebral Artery Thrombosis in Cervical Spine Trauma: Correlation with Severity of Spinal Cord Injury. American Journal of Neuroradiology 2005 November-December; 26: 2645-2651.

Torina PJ, Kim DH, Vacarro AR. Early versus Late Surgical Decompression in the Setting of Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Controversial Medical Claims 2001 November;: 1-8.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Torina did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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