June 7, 2020

Much like surgery, tennis is an individual sport. A basic skill set, some rules, many unknowns, and strategy that at times hinges on tactical split-second…


NYBRA Zoom Series – Patient to Patient Caring Team

May 24, 2020

Last week I saw one of my patients in the office for follow-up. She had recovered well from her first stage of her breast reconstruction.…


A Glimmer of Hope

May 1, 2020

After my recovery from COVID-19 this past March, I began volunteering at Huntington Hospital on their physician liaison service. With most hospitals on Long Island…


NYBRA and Project Reconstructed at NY Fashion Week

February 9, 2020

This year, NYBRA and Project Reconstructed took the runway at New York Fashion Week. My patient, who underwent bilateral DIEP flaps with nerve restoration, and…


Happy Thanksgiving from Tel Aviv

November 25, 2019

This week felt very much like a homecoming. It began with me operating with the first person that took the time to teach me how…

color photo of Dr. Bank's name tent card at the Resensation and Axogen Symposium event in 2020.

Resensation and Axogen Host Educational Symposium

November 4, 2019

This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a symposium hosted by Axogen and Resensation. I shared my experience with sensory restoration of the…

Color photo of Dr. Ron Israeli and his oil painting teacher, David Peikon, posing next to a piece of art.

A Celebration of Visual Art – Thoughts on Art and Medicine

May 7, 2019

My painting titled "Training the Next Generation" (seen in the photo) was just on exhibit at the 5th annual Zucker School of Medicine "Celebration of…


Reconstructed is Launched

October 17, 2018

What can truly capture the physical, psychological, and emotional impact of a woman fighting breast cancer, her treatment, and life-changing experience? Reconstructed is a series…


Reclaiming Life After Mastectomy

November 13, 2017

Life cast sculptures I created of six of my mastectomy and breast reconstruction patients have been on exhibit at the Zucker School of Medicine at…

Color photo of Dr. Ron Israeli and Dr. George DeNoto at a conference together.

Reliable TRAM Hernia Bulge Repair

June 10, 2016

I first met Dr. George DeNoto (with me in photo) at Mount Sinai Hospital when we were general surgery residents together. As residents we had…