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Neal Handel, MD

Neal Handel, MD

Plastic Surgery Santa Barbara, CA

Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, UCLA

Office Address

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  • 225 W. Pueblo Street
    Suite A
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    Phone: (805) 682-9100

Dr. Handel's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Plastic Surgery: General Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic/Cosmetic
  • Clinical Interests: Mammaplasty; Silicones; Mammography; Breast Implants; Prostheses and Implants; Breast Neoplasms; Breast Implantation; Postoperative Complications

Dr. Handel's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • PhysicianTarzana Regional Medical Center
    Tarzana, CA
  • PhysicianSanta Barbara Cottage Hospital
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • PhysicianUCLA Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA
  • ConsultantMentor Corporation
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Associate Clinical ProfessorUniversity of California at Los Angeles
    CA
  • Member of Advisory CommitteeCalifornia State University
    Northridge, CA
  • Plastic Surgery Physician AdvisorBlue Cross of California
    Woodland Hills, CA
  • Associate Clinical ProfessorUCLA Geffen School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA
    Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery

Dr. Handel's Education & Medical Training

  • University of Colorado Medical CenterUniversity of Colorado Medical CenterResidency, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Tulane University/Charity HospitalTulane University/Charity HospitalResidency, General Surgery Residency Level III
  • University of CaliforniaUniversity of CaliforniaResidency, General Surgery Residency Levels I & II
  • Yale Univ Sch of MedYale University School of MedicineMedical School
  • Columbia UniversityColumbia UniversityOther Training, B.A, Art History

Dr. Handel's Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1974 - 2015
  • American Board of Plastic SurgeryAmerican Board of Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery, 1981

Dr. Handel's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Los Angeles Magazine, 2008Los Angeles’s “Super Doctors”Los Angeles Magazine, 2008, 2012
  • Best Doctors in America2010
  • San Fernando Valley Business JournalValley’s Best DoctorsSan Fernando Valley Business Journal, 2010
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Dr. Handel's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Emergency Treatment of Fingertip Injuries.Handel N, McAveoy J, Hospital Physician
  • Finding Earlier Nonpalpable Breast Cancers Using Hooked-Wire-Directed Biopsy and a Modified Overpenetrated Mammographic Technique.Silverstein MJ, Gamagami P, Rosser RJ, Gierson ED, Colburn WJ, Handel N, Waisman JR, Lewinsky B, Fingerhut A, Hoffman RS, Fundamental Problems in Breast Cancer, 10:75-89
  • Intraductal Breast Carcinoma What Constitutes Adequate Treatment?Rosser RJ, Silverstein MJ, Gamagami P, Gierson ED, Colburn WJ, Handel N, Waisman JR, ? Fundamental Problems in Breast Cancer, 14:113-123
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ of the Breast.Chapter: Breast Reconstruction in Patients with DCIS
    Handel N
    Editors: Silverman MJ.Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore
  • Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art.Chapter: Augmentation Mastopexy
    Handel N
    Editors: Spear SL.Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia
  • Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art.Chapter: Managing Local Implant-Related Problems
    Handel N
    Editors: Spear SL.Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia
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Abstracts/Posters

  • Flow patterns in a Model of Contracting Muscle.Rodbard S, Handel N, Sadja L, 5:396-405, Cardiovascular Research (London)
  • Computerized Determination of Blood Flow in Pedicle Flaps by the Clearance of Epicutaneously Applied 133XE.Handel N, Zarem H, Graham, Journal of Surgical Research, 30:579-587
  • Visual Evoked Response Monitoring During Craniofacial Surgery.Handel N, Law J, Hoehn R, Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2:257-258
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Lectures

  • Effect of Augmentation Mammaplasty on Breast Cancer Detection.Annual Meeting - American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mammographic Measurements After Augmentation Mammaplasty.Annual Meeting - American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, California
  • Reasons Mastectomy Patients Do Not Have Breast Reconstruction.Annual Meeting - American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, California
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Other

  • The Breast Cancer Video: What Every Woman Should Know.Silverstein M, Handel N
  • Radiation and Its Influence on Breast Reconstruction. Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation.Elliot F, Bootlick J, Handel N, Kross S, Slavin S
    Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Managing Complications of Breast Augmentation.Nahai F, Baker T, Handel N, Kenkel J, Scheflan M, Aesthetic Society Videotape
    Los Alamitos, California
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Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • ConsultantMentor Corp Division of J&J
    2005 - Present
    Speaker, consultant

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