NAME: Howard A. Tobin, M.D.
OCCUPATION Cosmetic Surgeon Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
HOSPITAL AFFILIATION Medical Director, Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Center, Abilene, TX.
Staff Abilene Regional Medical Center- Abilene, TX – Division Cosmetic Surgery, Dept. Surgery
High School: Rutgers Preparatory School,
New Brunswick, New Jersey,
graduated 1956 (ranked
second in graduating class).
College: Princeton University,
graduated 1960 cum laude –
Biology, degree, B.A.
Medical College: Baylor Medical College
Internship: Medical-Surgical Internship,
University of Virginia Hospital,
Charlottesville, Virginia, 1964-1965.
Residency: General Surgery, Baylor University College of Medicine Affiliated Residency Program, 1965 -1966, M. E. DeBakey, M. D. – Chairman.
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Baylor U. Col. Med. Affil. Residency Program, 1966 -1969. B. R. Alford, M. D. – Chairman.
Fellowship: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical College, 1971-1972, Donald A. Shumrick, M.D., Chairman. (also served as instructor in Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery)
MILITARY SERVICE: Served as Chief of Otolaryngology Services at USAF Hospital, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, July 1969-1971. Honorable Discharge – Rank: Major.
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery – 1985
American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery – 1969
American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – 1991
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – Fellow
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Fellow 1972 – 1998 & Member of the Founders’ Club
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – Fellow 1969 – 1994
American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery 1998 – 1999
American College of Surgeons – Fellow
American Medical Association – Member 1964-1997
American Society for Head and Neck Surgery – Fellow
American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery – Member
Cosmetic Surgical Society of Texas – Founding Fellow
Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity – Member
Society of Head and Neck Surgeons – Fellow (1977-1991)
Taylor Haskell Jones County Medical Society – Member
Texas Medical Association – Member
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Board of Directors – 1984-1996
Facility Surveyor – 1985-present
Survey and Standards Committee Chairman 1989-1995
Executive Committee – 1989-1995
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery –
President Elect 1990-
Past President 1995 – 1997
Division of Cosmetic Breast Surgery; Board of Directors – 1986-1987
Ambulatory Surgery Committee, Chairman – 1985-1987
Finance Committee, member – 1987 1997
Education & Research Foundation Board of Directors – 1987-1988; Educational Committee member 1991 – 1997
Finance Committee member, 1988-1997
Public Relations Committee Chairman – 1989-1991
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ambulatory Surgery Committee, Chairman 1982-90 Member 1994 – 1996
Legislative Contact for Texas 1987- 1996.
Socioeconomic Committee Member – 1986-90
Nominating Committee – 1988-1989
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer Committee – 1982-86
Subcommittee on Quality Assurance – 1988-93
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Examiner – 1985-present
Fellowship Coordinator – 1986-1988
American College of Surgeons Governors Committee on Alternate Health Care Systems – 1987
American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery – Editorial Advisory Board – 1988-present
American Society of Liposuction Surgery
President – 1992 – 1994
Immediate Past President 1995 – 1997
Advisory Board 1987
Board of Directors 1990 – 1997
Cosmetic Surgical Society of Texas
Vice President & Executive Director – 1987-89
President – 1990-1992
President – 2000-2002
Ethicon Facial Plastic Advisory Panel 1987-1995
Food & Drug Administration – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – General Plastic & Surgery Devices Advisory Panel – Breast Education Subgroup- 1989-1992. Also serve as representative of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery to FDA.
Humana Hospital – Abilene; Utilization review committee – 1986-1993
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (medical journal) – Editorial advisory board -1990-present
Texas MD Medical Digest – Editorial Board; 1991 – 1994.
Texas Tech University School of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, 1987-1990
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, TX – Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery; 1996 – Present
Texas Department of Health ñ Ambulatory Surgical Center legislative ad hoc committee 2000 – present, Committee Chairman
Rotary International – Annual participation in Thousand Smiles Cleft Palate project – Ensinad, Mexico 1995 to present
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare Certificate of Appreciation 1989-90
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare Special Citation of Appreciation for Service; November 1996
American Medical Association – Physician’s Recognition Award; 1969- present
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award, October, 1983
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – Recognition plaque following term of Presidency – 1995
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery – Certificate of Appreciation – 1987
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – Best presentation at 1987 annual meeting: “Revision Mammaplasty with Replicon Prosthesis”
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Honor Award for distinguished service, 1989
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Appreciation Award for authorship of monograph on outpatient surgery , 1993
Certificate of Excellence in Continuing Medical Education in Cosmetic Surgery, 1993 – American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
International Academy of Aesthetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine – Honor Award, 1994
International Academy of Aesthetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine – Appointed honorary North American President, 1995 – Present
Medical: Thousand Smiles Medical Mission Volunteer for cleft palate team. Travel each year to Mexico as part of surgical team. Sponsored by Rotary International.
Aviation: Airline Transport pilot – jet rated. Multi-engine commercial pilot. Featured pilot of the month – Flying Magazine November 1986. Also featured in numerous magazine and news articles, including American Medical Association News, because of combination of flying interest and skills related to medical practice.
Photography: Twice First Place Winner West Texas Photography
contest – Professional Division
Scuba Diving: Certified diver (PADI) with special interest in underwater photography
Motorcycle Riding, Jogging, Skiing