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About Plastic Surgeon Paul Silverstein, M.D. – Serving Oklahoma City and Tulsa

Over the past three decades, Paul Silverstein, M.D., has earned a reputation of excellence in the fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery. His education, experience, and warm, personable nature help instill a confidence in his patients, knowing that they are indeed in the right hands. He performs liposuctionrhinoplasty,  breast augmentation, and other procedures with the strictest commitment to quality and safety, while using the latest innovations in technology to ensure that results are as beautiful as possible. We invite you to learn more about our practice and our plastic surgeon, serving Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and communities throughout the state.

About Our Practice

Most of our plastic surgery procedures are performed in our own state-of-the-art surgicenter, which is state and federally licensed and also approved by Medicare as an outpatient surgery center.  Our anesthesiologists are board-certified medical doctors. We are prepared to handle any emergency, should one occur. If necessary, a patient would be transferred directly to Integris Baptist Medical Center, which is less than one mile away.

Dr. Silverstein's Biography

Photo of Dr. Paul Silverstein - Oklahoma City Cosmetic SurgeonA native of Boston, Paul Silverstein, M.D., earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude. After completing medical school at another Ivy League institution, the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Silverstein returned to Boston where he completed a general surgery residency at the Boston City Hospital.

From 1969 to 1972, Dr. Silverstein served as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corp at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where he treated soldiers who had been injured in the Vietnam War. In 1972, he received a Meritorious Service Medal, an award given to honor distinguished service and achievement in a non-combat setting.

Following his military service, Dr. Silverstein decided to pursue a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He completed a residency in plastic surgery at the prestigious Emory University in Atlanta and has been building a reputation as a premiere plastic and reconstructive surgeon ever since.  Dr. Silverstein moved to Oklahoma City and began to establish one of the leading plastic surgery practices in the state. Now, with over 34 years of experience, he has successfully helped thousands of patients enhance their image and self-confidence with rejuvenating procedures such as facelifttummy tucklaser skin resurfacing, and more.

Our plastic surgeon is committed to giving back to the Oklahoma City community. In 1975, shortly after his arrival in Oklahoma City, he founded the burn center at the Integris Baptist Medical Center that now bears his name. The Paul Silverstein Burn Center was the first of its kind in Oklahoma City, and its physicians, nurses, and staff have a history of providing compassionate, comprehensive care. Dr. Silverstein knew he wanted to offer advanced treatment to burn victims after treating soldiers who sustained these painful injuries in the Vietnam War. Now, over 15,000 patients from a six-state area have received treatment at the center, recognized for its standards of excellence.

Since 1979, Dr. Silverstein has served as a clinical professor of plastic surgery for the University of Oklahoma. He participates in many continuing education programs and is also a published author, having contributed in over 50 professional journals. To learn more about our plastic surgeon, and the results he has achieved for patients from Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and beyond, please contact the practice of Paul Silverstein, M.D., today.

Curriculum Vitae

Education:
Harvard College, B.A. 1960
Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, M.D., 1964

Post Doctoral Training:
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research 1969-1972

Licensure and Board Certification:
Oklahoma State License #10223
American Board of Surgery, 1970
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1976

Academic & Administrative Appointments:
Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Chairman Plastic Surgery, Integris Baptist Medical Center

Hospital Appointments:
Integris Baptist Medical Center of Oklahoma City
Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City

Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments:
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgery
American Burn Association, 2nd Vice President
International Society for Burn Injuries, Archivist
Past Chairman of Plastic Surgery, Integris Baptist Medical Center
Past Chairman of Plastic Surgery, Mercy Health Center

Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments:
Medical Director of the Paul Silverstein Burn Center at Integris Baptist Medical Center

Awards & Honors:
U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, 1972
Oklahoma City Phi Beta Kappa of the Year, 2000
American Burn Association, 2003 Harvey Stuart Allen Award

Editorial Boards:
Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation

Research Interests:
Wound Healing
Artificial Skin Substitutes

Family and Personal Information

Paul Silverstein, M.D., is a proud husband and father of four grown children. His wife and two sons are ophthalmologists; one daughter is a critical care veterinarian at the University of Pennsylvania, and his other daughter is a wine broker in Ukiah, California. Dr. Silverstein places a high importance on family values and relationships. That philosophy is reflected in his practice, as he and his staff have cultivated a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where patients can feel at ease and trust that their needs will be taken care of.

In his free time, Dr. Silverstein enjoys water sports with his family, including sailing, waterskiing, and scuba diving.

Holly Irvin

My Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant. Holly is a native Oklahoman with strong family ties. She has run my office and schedule since 1996, and is, in every aspect of her duties, meticulous, organized, and concerned with the welfare of our patients.  She is the interface between the patients and their insurance companies, and fights constantly with third party payers for their benefit. She speaks softly, but carries a big stick!

Robin Allen R.N.

Photo - Robin Allen, R.N.Senior nurse on my team with more than 30 years of nursing management experience, specializing in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Patients love her and the responsibility she takes to ensure an optimal experience.  She answers phone messages reliably and in a timely fashion She has been with me fifteen years.

Catherine LIach, Medical Assistant

Photo - Catherine Llach, Medical AssistantOriginally from London, England, Cathy has provided care to our clinic patients for seventeen years. She specialize in Micro Dermabrasion (Power Peel), and Laser Hair Removal (Alexandrite Laser), and skin care products (moisturizers, bleaching agents, chemical peels). She is friendly and gentle to our patients, and her seniority and experience benefits all of us.

Christine Deselle, Certified Surgical Technologist

Photo - Catherine Llach, Medical Assistant

Katie Kesler, Receptionist

Photo - Catherine Llach, Medical Assistant

 

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Dr. Silverstein and our entire staff provide personal attention and experienced, compassionate care. We invite you to learn more about how we can help you reach your goals at our cosmetic surgery practice. Contact the office of plastic surgeon Paul Silverstein, M.D., serving patients from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and beyond.

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