Faculty Detail   
Name JORGE I DE LA TORRE
Director, Division of Plastic Surgery; Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency; Assistant Chief Medical Officer; Director Center for Surgical Aesthetics
 
Campus Address FOT 1164 Zip 3411
Phone  205-934-2307
E-mail  jdlt@uab.edu
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 Education

Undergraduate  University of Texas at Austin      B.A. 
Medical School  Univeristy of Texas Medical School at Houston      M.D. 
Residency  St. Joseph Hospital, Houston      General Surgery 
Residency  Long Island Plastic Surgery / Nassau County Medical Center      Plastic Surgery 
Fellowship  UAB, Division of Plastic Surgery      Breast and Aesthetic Surgery 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Bimirngham    2016  M.S.H.A. 

 Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery  2000, 2010 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Plastic Professor
Secondary  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Minority Health & Research Center Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Jorge I. de la Torre, M.D., F.A.C.S. is Professor of Surgery and Rehabilitative Medicine and is the Director of the Division of Plastic Surgery. He also has serves as an Assistant Chief Medical Officer at UAB, Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency and Section Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Birmingham V.A. Medical Center. He is the founding Director of the Center for Advanced Surgical Aesthetics at UAB.

Dr. de la Torre is from Texas where he completed his undergraduate education at the University of Texas in Austin. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He completed general surgery training at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and plastic surgery residency at Nassau University Medical Center with the Long Island Plastic Surgery Group. He then completed a fellowship specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery and breast surgery at UAB. Currently he is participating in the Masters of Science in Health Administration program.

Dr. de la Torre is a member of numerous professional societies including, The American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Research Council, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons and he serves on the Executive Board for the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a member of AOA. He participates in outreach program to Honduras to provide clinical care for local residents including cleft lip and palate, traumatic reconstruction and hand surgery. He has been invited to give presentations both nationally and internationally. He has published numerous peer-review articles and book chapters in plastic surgery, ranging from aesthetic surgery to complex wound reconstruction.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society  Life Member  http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org 
American Association for Physician Leadership  Member  http://www.physicianleaders.org 
American Association of Plastic Surgery   Member, Committee Member  http://www.aaps1921.org/ 
American Bar Association  Member  http://www.americanbar.org/aba.html 
American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association  Member  http://www.acpa-cpf.org 
American College of Healthcare Executives  Member  http://www.ache.org 
American College of Surgeons  Fellow  www.facs.org/ 
American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons  Member, Committee Member  www.acaplasticsurgeons.org/  
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons   Fellow  http://www.surgery.org/ 
American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgeons  Member  http://www.aslms.org/ 
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Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Description
Dr. de la Torre’s interests span the entire spectrum of plastic surgery. His practice includes a mix of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, with an emphasis on body contouring and trunk reconstruction and includes aesthetic breast and bariatric body contouring, facial aesthetic surgery, soft tissue fillers, neurotoxin, lasers, complex abdominal wall reconstruction and management of pressure sore wounds. His research interests include outcomes in abdominoplasty, bariatric body contouring and complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

Selected Publications 
Huettner F, Vasconez LO, de la Torre JI. Neck rejuvenation-anatomy and clinical correlation. Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Feb;28(1):40-51.
 
 
Shell D IV, de la Torre JI, Andrades P, Vasconez LO. Open repair of ventral incisional hernias. North American Clinics of Surgery. 2008:88:61.
 
 
Robbins C, Long JN, R. Jobe Fix, de la Torre, JI, Vásconez LO. Mastectomy with breast reconstruction in previously augmented patients: indications for implant removal. 2008;61:500-5
 
 
Andrades p, Fix RJ, Danilla S, HowellII RE, Campbell WJ, de la Torre JI, Vásconez LO. Ischemic complications in pedicle. Free and muscle sparing transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous flaps for breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2008;60:562-567.
 
 
Shell D IV, de la Torre JI, Andrades P, Vasconez LO. Open repair of ventral incisional hernias. Surg Clin North Am. 2006;88:61-83.
 
 
Williams EH, Rosenberg LZ, Kolm P, de la Torre JI, Fix RJ. Immediate Nipple Reconstruction on Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstruct Surg. 2007;120:1115-24.
 
 
Espinosa-de-los-Monteros A, Rosenberg LZ, Long JN, Vásconez LO de la Torre JI. Utilization of human cadeveric acellular dermis for abdominal hernia reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2007;58:264-7.
 
 
Espinosa-de-los-Monteros A, de la Torre, JI, Ahumada LA, Person D, Anastasatos JM, Vásconez LO. Abdominoplasty with with total abdominal liposuction for patients with massive weight loss. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2006;30:42-6.
 
 
Espinosa-de-los-Monteros, A, de la Torre, JI, Ahumada LA, Person D, Vásconez LO. Reconstruction of abdominal wall hernias. The American Journal of Surgery. 2006;191:171-177.
 
 
Ahumada LA, de la Torre, JI, Espinosa-de-los-Monteros, A, Rosenberg LZ, Vásconez LO. Athletic Pubalagia – Assessment and Management. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2005;55:393-6.
 
 
de la Torre JI, Paulsen SM, DeCordier BC, Al-Hakeem MS, Vásconez LO. Secondary Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ann Plast Surg. 2004;54:251-5.
 
 
Gamboa M, de la Torre JI, Vasconez LO: Surgical anatomy of the midface as applied to facial rejuvenation. Ann Plast Surg. 2004;52:240-6.   
de la Torre JI, Martin SA, Al-Hakeem MS, De Cordier BC, Vásconez LO: A minimally invasive approach to correction of chin ptosis; Plastic Reconstruct Surg. 2004;113:404-409.
 
 
de la Torre JI, Martin SA, DeCordier BC, Al-Hakeem, MS, Collawn SS, Vásconez LO: Aesthetic ptosis correction in conjunction with facial aesthetic surgery. Plastic Reconstruct Surg. 2003;112:655-660.
 
 
Robertson JD, de la Torre JI, Gardner PM, Grant JH, Fix RJ, Vásconez LO: Abdominoplasty repair of the abdominal hernia. Ann Plast Surg. 2003;51:10-16.

 
 
de la Torre JI, Hedden W, Fix RJ, Gardner PM, Grant JH, Vásconez LO: Using the implantable doppler probe to improve outcomes in microvascular surgery: The UAB experience. Journal of Reconstruct Microsurg. 2003;19:287-9.

 
 
de la Torre JI, Gardner PM, Rosenberg, Fix RJ, Vásconez VO: Re-elevation of the midface, review of cases and complications. Ann Plast Surg. 2003;50:244-48.
 
 
de la Torre JI, Martin SA, Vásconez LO: Suture suspension of the malar fat pad – An objective analysis. Aesthetic Surg J. 2002;22:446-50.
 
 
De Cordier B, de la Torre JI, Al-Hakeem M, Rosenberg LZ, Gardner PG, Fix RJ, Vásconez VO: Elevation of the midface: a review of results and complications. Plast Reconstruct Surg. 2002;110:1526-36.
 
 
De Cordier B, de la Torre JI, Al-Hakeem M, Rosdenberg LZ, Gardner PG, Fix RJ, Vásconez VO: A retrospective analysis of 400 endoscopic forehead lifts. Plast Reconstruct Surg. 2002; 110:1558-1568.
 
 
de la Torre JI, Vásconez LO: Cardiomyoplasty as an alternative for heart transplantation. Perspect Plast Surg. 2001;15:119-126.
 
 
de la Torre JI, Fix RJ, Gardner PM, Vásconez LO: Breast reconstruction with the latissimus dorsi flap following the skin sparing mastectomy. Ann Plast Surg. 2001;46:229-233.
 
 
 

Keywords
Abdominoplasty; Facial rejuvenation; Endoscopic brow lift; Hernia