Meet Dr. James Motlagh
Dr. Motlagh received his M.D. degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his residency in General Surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, and subsequently completed a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of North Carolina. The following year he gained additional specific training in cosmetic surgery at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona. Today Dr. James Motlagh lives in Texas.
Post Doctoral Medical Education
Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 2000-2001.
Plastic Surgery Residency:
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1998-2000.
General Surgery Residency:
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey 1992-1998.
New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey 1988-1992.
B.A., Biology, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey, Graduated with high honors 1983-1987.
Medical Teaching Experience
- Clinical Instructor, Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas San Antonio, 2003-present.
- General Surgery Lecturer for preparatory course, Kaplan Medical Education Company, 1997-2002.
- Dean's list, Rutgers University, New Jersey 1983, '84,'85,'86,'87.
Medical Organization Memberships
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S)
- Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Member of American Medical Association
- Member of Texas Medical Association
- Member of Womack Surgical Society
- Member of Smith County Medical Society
Awards and Titles
- Henry Rutgers Scholar, Microbiology thesis, Rutgers University, 1987.
- John B. Rutledge fellow, New Jersey State Department Of Health, 1989.
- Highest Score on General Surgery in-service examination (ABSITE) 1992, '93,'94,'95,'96,'97.
- Most Inspirational House Officer award, General Surgery, 1998.
- Award for enhancing resident academic achievement, General Surgery, 1998.
- Voluntary religious service, Baha'i World Center, Haifa, Israel, 1987-1988.
- International Medicine Elective, Ortum Kenya, 1992.
- Operation Smile, Cleft lip and palate surgeon, Lima, Peru, 1999.
- American Cancer Society, 2001
- "Relative Biological Activity of Free and Particle-Bound Amphotericin B." Rutgers University Research Symposium 1987.
- "Immune Enhancing Effect of Amphotericin B and Amphotericin B. Methyl Ester on Influenza Virus." New Jersey State Department of Health John B. Rutledge Fellowship 1989.
- "Transesophageal Echo in Non Cardiac Patients." Society of Critical Care Medicine 1994.
- "A Successful, Intensive Board Examination Preparation Program for Surgical Residents." American Association for Cancer Education Annual Meeting 1998.
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Board of (general) Surgery
- State of Texas, 2002 # L4071
- State of Arizona, 2000 # 28394
- East Texas Medical Center
- Trinity Mother Francis Hospital
Hobbies and Interests
Bicycling, Guitar, Music, World Travel