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Curriculum Vitae

Medical Licenses & Board Certification

  • California (active)
  • New York, Pennsylvania (inactive)
  • Board certified, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board certified, American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco
  • Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA

Education & Training

  • 7/2011 – 6/2012 Fellowship, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
    New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery (Director: Andrew A. Jacono, MD, FACS)

    • Extensive training in aesthetic facial and nasal surgery, fat grafting, Mohs reconstruction, facial trauma and scar revision, functional nasal surgery, cleft lip and palate repair
    • Extensive experience with laser therapy (CO2, Fraxel, YAG, KTP, and IPL), Ulthera, and injectibles (neurotoxins and all varieties of soft tissue fillers)
  • 7/2007 – 6/2011 Residency, Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    • Department ranked “Top 10 in the Nation” by U.S. News & World Report
    • Performed over 2,000 surgeries exclusively in the head and neck region
    • House staff representative to Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Initiatives Committee
  • 6/2006 – 6/2007 Internship, General Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    • Management of complex surgical patients, including intensive care unit (ICU), Emergency Department, and Anesthesia training
  • 8/2001 – 5/2006 Medical Education
    Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

    • Honors in all major clinical rotations; anatomy review instructor
    • Doris Duke Charitable Research Foundation (DDCRF) fellow in clinical research, Columbia University Medical Center (2004-2005)
    • National Institutes of Health summer research fellowship (2002)
  • 9/1997 – 6/2001 Undergraduate Education
    Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Evanston, IL

    • Major: Biological sciences (Neurobiology concentration); Minor: Cognitive science
    • Director, Northwestern Community Development Corps
    • Director, Freshman Urban Program

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Honors & Awards

  • Best clinical paper, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2010
  • Clinical Pilot Project grant recipient 2010 ($50,000, Department of Veterans Affairs), 2010
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society (top 10% of graduating class), Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons 2006
  • Departmental honors, Biological Sciences, Northwestern University (Honors Thesis), 2001

Selected Publications

  • Ghosh A, Philiponis G, Bewley A, Ransom ER, Mirza N. You can’t pay me to quit: the failure of financial incentives for smoking cessation in head and neck cancer patients. J Laryngol Otol. 2016 Mar;130(3):278-83. doi: 10.1017/S0022215116000037. PubMed PMID: 26878376.
  • Jacono AA, Ransom ER. Anatomic predictors of unsatisfactory outcomes in surgical rejuvenation of the midface. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013 Mar 1;15(2):101-9. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2013.443. PubMed PMID: 23348366.
  • Ransom ER, Jacono AA. Double Opposing Rotation-Advancement Flap for Repair of Forehead Defects. Arch Facial Plast Surg, in press. 2012 Sep-Oct;14(5):342-5. doi:
    10.1001/archfacial.2012.7. PubMed PMID: 22986941.
  • Jacono AA, Ransom ER. Patient-Specific Rhytidectomy: Finding the Angle of Maximal Rejuvenation. Aesth Surg J, in press. 2012 Sep;32(7):804-13. doi:
    10.1177/1090820X12455826. PubMed PMID: 22942107.
  • Ransom ER, Stong BC, Jacono AA. Long-term Improvement in Lower Eyelid-Cheek Contour following Transtemporal Midface Lift. Aesth Plast Surg, in press. 2012 Dec;36(6):1277-82. doi: 10.1007/s00266-012-9963-5. Epub 2012 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 22936382.
  • Jacono AA, Ransom ER. Using a New Classification of Midfacial Aging to Direct Surgical Rejuvenation. Arch Facial Plast Surg, in press
  • Ransom ER, Antunes MB, Bloom JD, Becker DG. Osteotome Sharpness: Comparing the Major Manufacturers. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 146(5): 707-711
  • Ransom ER, Antunes MB, Bloom JD, Greco T. Concurrent Structural Fat Grafting and Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing for Perioral and Lower Face Rejuvenation. J Cosmetic Laser Therapy, 2011; 13(1) 6-12
  • Ransom ER, Doghramji L, Palmer JN, Chiu AG. Global & Disease-Specific Health-Related Quality of Life Following Completely Endoscopic Resection of Anterior Skull Base Neoplasms. Am J Rhinol All, 2012; 26(1): 76-79
  • Bloom JD, Ransom ER, Antunes MB, Becker DG. Quantifying the Sharpness of Osteotomes for Dorsal Hump Reduction. Arch Facial Plast Surg, 2011; 13(2) 103-108
  • Ransom ER, Chiu AG. Complications and Prevention in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. Oto Clin of N Am, 2010; 43(4): 875-95
  • Bloom JD, Ransom ER, Miller C. Reconstruction of Nasal Ala Defects. Facial Plast Surg Clin of N Am, 2011; 19(1): 63-83
  • Ransom ER, Leibowitz J, Ma C, Puttaswammy K, Troxel A, Lee WE, Feldman M, Brose MS. Quantified Immunohistochemistry Demonstrates Cellular Level Targets of an Oral Multikinase Inhibitor in Metastatic Thyroid Cancer. Laryngoscope, 2010; 120 (S3): S47
  • Ransom ER, Lee J, Lee JYK, Palmer JN, Chiu AG. Endoscopic Transcranial/Intracranial Resection: Case Series and Design of a Perioperative Management Protocol. Skull Base, in press
  • Ransom ER, Judy KD, Bigelow DC. Concurrent cochlear implantation with resection of skull base hemangiopericytoma following sudden deafness in an only hearing ear. Skull Base, 2010; 20(4) 279-284
  • Becker DG, Ransom E, Guy C, Bloom J. Surgical treatment of nasal obstruction in rhinoplasty. Aesth Surg J, 2010; 30:347-378
  • Ransom ER, Antunes MB, Smith LP, Jacobs IN. Microdebrider Resection of Subglottic Cysts: Case Series and Review of the Literature. Intl J Ped Oto, 2010; 73(2):1833-36
  • Mocco J, Ransom ER, Komotar RJ, Schmidt JM, Sciacca RR, Mayer SA, Connolly ES, Jr. Preoperative Prediction of Long-Term Outcome in Poor Grade Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurosurgery, 2006; 59(3):529-38
  • Ransom ER, Yoon C, Manolidis S. Single Stage Near-Total Resection of Massive Head and Neck Plexiform Neurofibromas. Intl J Ped Oto, 2006; 70(6):1055-1061
  • Mocco J, Ransom ER, Komotar RJ, Sergot PB, Ostapkovich N, Schmidt JM, Kreiter KT, Mayer SA, Connolly ES, Jr. Long-Term Domain-Specific Improvement after Poor Grade Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. J Neurol. 2006; 253(10):1278-84

Selected Presentations

  • AAFPRS 2012 (Washington, DC): “Patient-specific rhytidectomy: finding the angle of maximal rejuvenation” (Oral Presentation)
  • AAFPRS 2012 (Washington, DC): “Using a new classification of midfacial aging to evaluate and direct surgical rejuvenation” (Poster)
  • ARS 2011 (Chicago, IL): “Disease-Specific and Health-Related Quality of Life are Maintained or Improved following Endoscopic Resection of Skull Base Neoplasms: A Pilot Study” (Oral Presentation)
  • AAFPRS 2010 (Boston, MA): “Concurrent CO2 laser resurfacing and Structural Fat Grafting for Perioral and Lower Face Rejuvenation” (Oral Presentation)
  • ARS 2010 (Las Vegas, NV): “Assessing Risk/Benefit of Lumbar Drains in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery” (Oral Presentation)
  • Triological Society 2010 (Las Vegas, NV): “Use of Quantitative Immunohistochemistry to Identify Predictors of Response in Patients with Advanced Thyroid Cancer Treated with Sorafenib” (Poster)
  • Triological Sociey, Combined Sections 2010 (Orlando, FL): “Quality of Life and Self-Image in Patients Undergoing Tracheostomy for Benign Disease” (Poster)
  • ARS 2009 (San Diego, CA): “Endoscopic Intracranial Surgery: Design of a Perioperative Management Protocol” (Oral Presentation)

Skills & Interests

  • Written and oral proficiency in Spanish, including medical Spanish
  • Participant in medical/surgical humanitarian missions to Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, and Thailand, including cleft lip and palate surgery
  • Proficient in basic statistical analysis of clinical and epidemiological data
  • Figure drawing, painting, and colored pencils
  • Avid athlete, including tennis, cycling, running, hiking, snowboarding, and climbing