University of Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Celebrating 100 Years

Finding Inspiration in the Art of Plastic Surgery

June 17, 2022

This June, we celebrated the one hundred year mark of the foundation of University of Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery by Robert Ivy. Over the past century,…

Eaten apples for Marena talk on breast reconstruction

Beyond the Breast: Body Contouring in the Context of Breast Reconstruction

January 11, 2022

Much of my practice revolves around breast reconstruction, complimented by a major component of aesthetic plastic surgery. I believe that combining the two is the…

scattering of pages from Before the After

“Before the After”: A serendipitous look, in a new book

August 19, 2021

Breast reconstruction is meant to support and empower breast cancer patients. The goal is to help patients reclaim their identities after treatment. I’ve created several…

Breast Relief graphic sketch of woman's chest area and pink dot to show the chronic breast pain location

Breast Relief: New Approaches to an Old Problem

February 19, 2021

Breast cancer affects one in eight women across the United States. What is often overlooked is that a significant percentage of those women will go…

A panoramic image from a course Dr. Bank took during a course we teach to fellow plastic surgeons and residents, on the principles of our approach to body contouring.

Nuances in Anatomy of the Back and Flank Region by Gender: Published Findings

December 1, 2020

Better late than never – this week we finally published an article that was written several years ago, the principles of which I have been…

Dr. Bank and Dr. Israeli reviewing CT scan

A Closer Look at Incidentalomas

November 4, 2020

Dr. Israeli and I co-wrote an article that was recently accepted for publication in the leading plastic surgery journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, looking at…

Making Strides 2020 Drive Through photo

Drive-By Event at Jones Beach for Making Strides

October 30, 2020

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is first and foremost about fundraising and fighting this disease. This year, safety was at the forefront for this socially…

Dr. Bank and patient

“Quarantine and Cancer”

October 9, 2020

Elissa was diagnosed with breast cancer around the same time the world was diagnosed with COVID.  She created this beautifully touching and unapologetic account of…

Color photo of magenta colored bra hung up with clothespins with blue sky background.

Breast Cancer Facts You Should Know, from Good Housekeeping

August 24, 2020

Breast Cancer awareness month is right around the corner. I spoke to Good Housekeeping Magazine on behalf of the AiRS Foundation, a resource that helps…


Improving Post-Op Care with EZbra

July 12, 2020

I recently became an official consultant for a new company called EZbra. EZbra is a sterile post-op bra that provides the highest quality of care…