Meet Dr. Popowich

Portland Plastic Surgeon Dr. PopowichRequest Your ConsultationA plastic surgeon in Portland, Dr. Yale S. Popowich was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, the youngest of 3 children. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in New York City in 1986. His pathway to medicine was unorthodox, having worked in the independent film business for 6 years prior to embarking on becoming a physician. During that time he had the privilege of working on such films as “A Room with a View,” “Salaam Bombay,” “Drugstore Cowboy” and “Stop Making Sense.”

His appreciation for the arts combined with his love of medicine made a career in plastic surgery a natural fit for him. He returned to Philadelphia to obtain his medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University School of Medicine in 1998, and went on to complete his training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA in 2004. He completed his residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Oregon Health & Sciences University in 2006. Dr. Popowich is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). For a comprehensive overview of Dr. Popowich’s qualifications, you can review his professional résumé.

Dr. Popowich’s practice covers the entire breadth of plastic surgery including cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring, liposuction, facial cosmetic surgery and hand surgery. In particular, Dr. Popowich devotes a large part of his practice to patients with breast cancer who will be undergoing mastectomy, thus requiring his reconstructive skills. As a cancer survivor himself, he works closely with each patient to help her attain her goals in a safe, caring way.

He has two boys, Harry and Julian, and is also the proud parent to Winston, their English bulldog.

Dr. Popwich’s Curriculum Vitae

Board Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Surgery – 2006
Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery – 2009

Employment

PORTLAND PLASTIC SURGERY GROUP — 2014 to Present
Portland, OR
Private Practice, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

YALE S. POPOWICH, MD — 2006 to 2014
Portland, OR
Private Practice, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCES UNIVERSITY — 2004-2006
Portland, OR
Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY — 2001-2004
Palo Alto, CA
Surgical Resident/Chief Resident
Completed PGY-III through PGY V year

UMDNJ-ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON, DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY — 1998-2001
New Brunswick, NJ
Surgical Resident/Surgical Investigator
Successfully completed PGY-I, PGY-II years
Spent one year in the laboratory investigating neutrophils and their role in vascular graft infections

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER — 1995
New York, NY
Summer Research Associate
JOY HIRSCH, Ph.D. Assisted with functional MRI imaging studies and ongoing research projects
Projects included research into the neuro-anatomical localization of language, computer imaging of the brain and follow-up functioning studies for post-operative neurosurgical patients

LEAP (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program) — 1993-1994
New York, NY
Consultant
Teacher of hands-on science, using simple household items, to elementary school children within the New York City Public School System

AVENUE ENTERTAINMENT — 1989-1991
Los Angeles, CA
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Distribution
Responsible for the acquisition, marketing and distribution of independently produced art films
Duties included creation of the creative campaign (printed posters, newspaper advertisements and previews), charting of release patterns, selection and booking of appropriate theaters, setting coop lineage, negotiation of film deals and settlement of closed engagements

CINECOM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP 1986-1989
New York, NY
National Sales/Advertising Director
Creation and placement of art film advertising
Conceived and implemented a functioning advertising department

Education

Physician’s Executive MBA, University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
2012

MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Medicine, May 1998
1994-1998

Columbia University in the City of New York, School of General Studies
New York, NY
Completion of Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
1992-1994

Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia College
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Russian
1982-1986

Leadership and Distinctions

Congregation Beth Israel, Board of Directors
Portland, OR
2014

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Medical Executive Committee
Portland, OR
2014

ODS/MODA Company, Credentialing Committee/Quality Control Committee
Portland, OR
2013-Present

Oregon Ballet Theater, Board of Directors
Portland, OR
2013-Present

Compassion Award, Breast Friends Annual Dinner/Benefit
Portland, OR
2012

Oregon Society of Plastic Surgeons, President
Portland, OR
2011-2013

Portland Museum of Art, Photography Council Board Member
Portland, OR
2010-Present

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Division Chief
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Portland, OR
2009-Present

John Henry Smith, III Award, Stanford Hospital
Awarded to the outstanding general surgery resident of the year, as voted on by his/her peers
Palo Alto, CA
2004

Intern of the Year, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson
As voted by the senior surgical house staff
New Brunswick, NJ
1998

Vice-President
Student Government Association, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine
1996-1997

President
Class of 1998, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine
1995-1996

Community Service

Salvation Army Student Outreach Clinic – Volunteer
Philadelphia, PA
1994-1995

St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center – Volunteer
New York, NY
1993-1994

Professional Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Oregon Medical Association

Abstracts/Manuscripts

“Intussusception” Baird Mallory and Yale Popowich
Operative Techniques in General Surgery, Volume 6, Issue 4, pages 241-339, December 2004.

“Neutrophil Survival on Biomaterials is Determined by Surface Topography”
Susan Chang, Yale Popowich, Ralph S. Greco, and Beatrice Haimovich
Journal of Vascular Surgery, Volume 37, Number 5, May 2003

“PMN Exposure to a Quantified Bacterial Load Leads to a Rapid, Non-Apoptotic Cell Death”
Presented at the American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, October 2001: Surgical Forum

Licensure

OR License

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