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Dr. Raj Ambay

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

EDUCATION

  • University of Illinois, Champaign – Urbana – Urbana, IL
    • Biochemistry
  • Northwestern University Dental School – Chicago, IL
    • DDS, 1993
  • MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine – Philadelphia, PA
    • MD, 2002
  • Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN
    • Resident in General Surgery, 2002 – 2005
  • University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center – Madison, WI
    • Post-Doctorate Fellow, NIH T32 Physician-Scientist Research Training Grant, 2005 – 2007
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison – Madison, WI
    • Resident in Plastic Surgery, 2007 – 2009
  • University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – Houston, TX
    • Clinical Specialist and Fellow in Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, 2009 – 2010
  • Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
    • Executive Coursework: Adaptive leadership, Corporate Governance, Strategic Stakeholder Management, 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Ambay Plastic Surgery – Tampa, FL, 2013 – Present
    • Plastic Surgeon and Founder – Plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Sub-specializing reconstruction with microsurgery. Recipient of 2014 Presidents award by American Society of Plastic Surgeons and TOP doctor award for 7 consecutive years
  • Alpha Nodus – Tampa, FL, Austin TX, 2016 – Present
    • Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer – Using Artificial Intelligence and patented hardware to track logistical flow of people, space, shared resources and time within a clinical setting. Gathering critical flow data, in real-time improves operational efficiency and profitability.
  • United States Army Reserve, 1997 – Present
    • Colonel (Reserve) – Served in Forward Surgical Team as Chief Surgeon in Iraq and Afghanistan supporting US locations, with limited equipment and in hostile environments Received Combat Action Badge, multiple Army Commendations, US and NATO medals.
  • Tiesta Corporation Science and Technology, INC – Rockville, MD, 2015 – 2018
    • Chief Medical Officer – Responsible for evaluation of federal contracting vehicles, evaluation of RFP, RFI, proposal development and design of IT based solutions.
  • Optum Corporation – Edina, MN, 2011- 2014
    • Member, Physician Advisory Board – Evaluate produce development, health policy and data analytics for a company that does analytics for the American Health Insurance Plans and Pharmacy Benefit Management.
  • John Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD, 2011 – 2016
    • Member, Alliance Board – Evaluate new technologies for usefulness and financial viability. Guide innovators from bench to bedside including development of a business plan to secure financial commitments.
  • James A. Haley Veterans Hospital – Tampa, FL, 2010 – 2014
    • Plastic Surgeon – Staff plastic surgeon responsible for performing general reconstructive plastic surgery of the head and neck, trunk, and extremities.
  • IDL Solutions, INC – Vienna, VA, 2008 – 2012
    • Chief Medical Officer – Serve as medical consultant for corporation providing strategic information technology solutions to the government, healthcare, and private sectors.
  • American Medical Association, Chicago, IL, 2009 – 2011
    • Member, Board of Trustees – Apply business and entrepreneurial acumen in helping direct the strategic direction and long- range planning for $300M organization with business line that include publishing, insurance, education, health IT, litigation, and public and private sector advocacy for 50 state medical organizations and 122 specialty societies.
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Philadelphia, PA 2005 – 2009
    • Board Member – Played key role in directing $100M not-for-profit organization with a mission to protect the health and safety of the public, through state-of-the-art testing of health professionals, including physicians and nurses, through the continuum of education, training, and practice.
  • City of Darien, Darien, IL, 1993 – 1997
    • Alderman – Elected to City Council, serving on Committee on Health Insurance, Administration and Finance Committee, Planning and Development Committee, and Budget Subcommittee
  • Americomp Microsystems, Chicago, IL, 1989-1991
    • CEO/Founder – Established and expanded Internet company which was acquired.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

-Recognized as “Top Doc” and “Compassionate Doctor” by Castle Connolly

-Awarded “Quilt of Valor”, Knights of Columbus for outstanding military service. 2018

-American Society of Plastic Surgeons Presidents Award, 2014

-Commencement speaker for Everest College, July 2012

-Army Commendation Medal for Iraq and Afghanistan, Combat Action badge, NATO

-Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Austin, TX, 1st Place Research, 2009

-Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1st Place Research, 2007

-Society of Molecular Imaging, Research Travel Award, HI, 2006 and RI, 2007

-American Medical Association, Pfizer Humanities Award for Best Overall Research, 2006

-Mayoral and City Council Resolution honoring public service, 1997

-Man of the Year award for Community Activism, Tribune Newspapers, 1995

-Award of championing Diversity Awareness, Commanding General, North Central Division Army Corp of Engineers, 1994

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