Ellie Zara Ley MD

Dr. Ellie Zara Ley is an accomplished board certified plastic surgeon. She is an intelligent, creative person with a kind and gentle demeanor.

 

She has an impressive surgical training background, with multiple plastic surgery subspecialty fellowships that will allow her to provide
superb comprehensive care to the transgender community.

 

After completion of training, Dr Ley became an assistant clinical instructor at the University of Utah. She enjoyed teaching the full breadth of plastic surgery
to the new generation of young surgeons. She then moved her practice to serve southern Arizona before coming to Scottsdale to join Dr. Meltzer and his wonderful staff.

 

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

LEY Institute of Plastic & Hand Surgery, LLC

Arizona Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery

 

EDUCATION

UNDERGRADUATE

Bachelor of Arts:  07/1991 - 12/1995

Spanish Literature

     University of Arizona

     Tucson, AZ, USA

Bachelor of Science:   07/1991 – 06/1995

Biochemistry

     University of Arizona

     Tucson, AZ, USA

 

HONORS

Outstanding Student of the College of Chemistry and Physics, 1978, 1979

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Society

Dean's Committee of Academic Appeals

MEDICAL

Fifth Pathway Program:   07/2000 - 06/2001

New York Medical College

      Valhalla, NY, USA

 

Diploma de Medico-Cirujano:     08/1996 - 06/2000

     Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

           Facultad de Medicina

           Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

TRAINING

AWARDS
Medical Student Teaching

Award for Surgical Clerkship

 University of Arizona School of Medicine

 Spring Semester 2006

 

RESIDENCY

Residency: 07/2001 – 06/2006

  General Surgery

 

University of Arizona / James Warneke, M.D.

  Tucson, AZ, USA

 

POSTGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

University of Utah, Dept. of Plastic Surgery

Assistant Clinical Instructor

 

LEY Institute of Plastic & Hand Surgery, LLC

Arizona Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery

FELLOWSHIPS

Fellowship: 07/2008 – 06/2010

  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  University of Utah / W. Brad Rockwell, M.D.

  Salt Lake City, UT, USA

 

  Fellowship: 08/2007 – 06/2008

  Hand and Microsurgery

  University of Southern California / Randy Sherman, M.D.

  Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

  Fellowship: 07/2006 - 06/2007

  Craniofacial/Pediatric Plastic Surgery

  Primary Children’s Medical Center / Louis Morales Jr., M.D.

  Salt Lake City, UT, USA   Rodney E. Schmelzer, M.D.

 

 

BOARD STATUS

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

LICENSURE

 

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

LEY Institute of Plastic & Hand Surgery, LLC

Arizona Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Professional Organizations:

 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

 02/2007 – Present

 

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

 09/2015 - Present

Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Campus

Scottsdale, Arizona

 

Tucson Medical Center

 

St Joseph’s Hospital

 

St Mary’s Hospital

 

Holy Cross Hospital

 

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

 

Arizona (Active)

California (Active)

Utah (Inactive)

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER - REVIEWED JOURNALS

 

1. Staged Cleft Sternum Repair Using Dermal Allograft and Synthetic Mesh
Eleazar Ley, Rita Sharshiner, Peter Kouretas, Faizi Siddiqi.

Annals of Plastic Surgery. Aug 2011; 67(2): p. 156-158.

 

2. Salvage of SIEA Flaps Using the Retrograde Internal Mammary System.

Eleazar Ley, Rita Sharshiner, Peter Kouretas, Faizi Siddiqi.Internal Mammary System.”
Microsurgery. Oct 2010; 30(7): p. 545-548.

 

3. Endovascular therapy of spontaneous aortocaval fistulae associated with abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Luis Leon R., Arslan Bulent, Eleazar Ley, Nicos Labropoulos.

Vascular 2007; 15(1): p. 35-40.

 

4. The expression of an aquaporin promoter in mesenbryanthemum crystallinum in tobacco.

Shigehiro Yamada, Donald E. Nelson, Eleazar Ley, Sheila Marquez, Hans H. Bohnert

Plant and Cell Physiology. 1997; 38(12): p. 1326-1332.

 

5. Book Chapter:

Chapter 19: “Abdominal Flaps”

W. Brad Rockwell, Eleazar Ley

Published by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) August 2009

ISBN 9781935121022

 

6. AM:STARs Adolescent Medicine:State of the Art Reviews

Surgical Options in Transgender Youth

Ellie Zara Ley,MD, Toby R Meltzer, MD, Linda L. Takata,BS

Spring 2018 Volume 29 Number 1

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

“Cosmetic Surgery Perioperative Essentials”

      September 21, 2011

      Clinical Staff Education

      Madsen Outpatient Surgery Center

      Salt Lake City, Utah

 

      “Hand Emergencies: From “Simple” to Disastrous”

      September 14, 2011

      Department of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds

      University of Utah

      Salt Lake City, Utah

    “Lower Extremity Reconstruction: The Challenge of Limb Salvage”

      April 13, 2010

      Department of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds

      University of Utah

      Salt Lake City, Utah

 

      “Contemporary Management of Pediatric Facial Trauma”

      January 6, 2011

      Trauma Conference, Primary Children’s Medical Center

      Salt Lake City, Utah

 

      “Salvage of SIEA Flap Using the Retrograde Internal

      Mammary System”

      Jan 21, 2010

      ASPS Senior Resident Conference

      Anaheim, CA, USA

 

      “Facial Reanimation: More Than a Just Smile”

      January 6, 2010

      Department of Plastic Surgery, Grand Rounds

      University of Utah

      Salt Lake City, UT, USA

 

      “Distal Radius Fractures: Beyond the Small Bones”

      June 3, 2009

      Department of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

      University of Utah

      Salt Lake City, UT, USA

 

      “Orbital Reconstruction in Treacher Collins Syndrome”

      February 1, 2007

      Snowbird Facial Aesthetic and Reconstruction Meeting

      Snowbird, Utah, USA

 

      “Craniofacial Surgery: the Challenge of Pediatric Plastic Surgery”

      April 5, 2006

      Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

      University Medical Center

      Tucson, AZ, USA

 

      “Management of Infected and Exposed Breast Implants”

      May 4, 2005

      Plastic Surgery Monthly meeting (local society)

      Pima County Medical Society

      Tucson, AZ, USA

   “Management of Traumatic Injuries to the Pancreas and Duodenum”

     November 24, 2005

     Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

     University Medical Center

     Tucson, AZ, USA

 

     “Penetrating Duodenal Injury”

     October 21, 2004

     Arizona Statewide Televised Trauma Conference

     Tucson, AZ, USA

 

 

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