Joseph J. Hirschfeld, M.D.
Background & Specialties
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, November 1984
Graduate of Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara 1974 with Doctor of Medical & Surgery Degree
Graduate of Rutgers University Fifth Pathway at Morristown Memorial Hospital, New York, 1975, serving clinical training in medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry
Surgical internship 1975-1976, Nassau County Medical Center, successful completion surgical service.
General surgical residency 1976-1980, Nassau County Medical Center. Appointed as Administrative Chief Surgical Resident 1979-1980. Residency included: Surgical Specialties of Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Emergency Room, Burn Unit and Surgical Research.
Graduate 1982 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, New York City completing two years of Plastic Surgery Residency.
Intensive microsurgical training microvascular laboratory under the direction of Berish Strauch, M.D., consisting of cutaneous, myocutaneous, osteo-myo-cutaneous and free flaps. Laboratory experience of ongoing research in new techniques and principals of microsurgery.
Didactic training in Congenital and Acquired Facial Malformations: including the Pediatric, Psychiatric, Neurosurgical, Dental, Genetic and Endoscopic workups of the patient with craniofacial anomalities.
Personal Microsurgical Experience includes the following: Acute and Chronic distal soft tissue transfer (free flap) Head-Neck reconstruction with cyocutaneous and osteo-myo-cutaneous distant soft tissue transfer (free flap).
General Plastic Surgery Experience: Cosmetic, Reconstructive, Hand, Craniofacial, Microvascular and Liposuction.
Clinical Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Surgery, College of Medicine
Publications and Presentations
"Postrhytidectomy Pychosis: A Rare Complication" Plastic and Reconstructive Magazine, Volume 74, Issue 3, September 1984.
Hobbies and Interests
Water sports, antique cars and strong family support.