Christopher Demas, MD
Director, Plastic, Reconstructive and
Dr. Christopher Demas comes to Staten Island University Hospital from
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in
Hanover, New Hampshire, where he was an associate professor of plastic surgery. His practice was concentrated in breast and facial reconstruction after cancer treatment, as well as body contouring and facial cosmetic surgery. Prior to joining
Dartmouth- Hitchcock, he was chief of plastic surgery at the University of Arizona.
His primary interests are in aesthetic restoration of the human form due to the consequences of cancer, aging or trauma. Dr. Demas
is an expert in microsurgical techniques, particularly for
, head and neck and lower extremity reconstruction.
Dr. Demas' current clinical research is focused on novel approaches for prevention of surgical site infections.
A native born New Yorker, Dr. Demas grew up in Connecticut. After graduating from Princeton University with honors, he completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati in 1981. He was fully trained in General Surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and completed plastic surgery training at Duke University as well as a hand fellowship at the University of Louisville. He is board certified in plastic surgery and a member of numerous professional societies such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Christopher Demas is superbly trained. He distinguished himself on the faculty of
Dartmouth Medical School and brings tremendous experience and talent to Staten Island University Hospital.
Alfred T. Culliford, IV, M.D.
Plastic, Reconstructive and
Dr. Alfred T Culliford IV completed his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University and earned his medical degree with honors from New York University School of Medicine. Dr.
Culliford completed a five-year general surgery residency at New York University and graduated with distinction in research. He also completed a two-year research fellowship at Memorial
Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He then completed a three-year fellowship at the internationally renowned Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at New York University Medical Center. Dr.
Culliford is board certified by the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Culliford's interests have centered on acute and chronic complex wounds, hand surgery, breast surgery, oncologic reconstruction, body contour surgery, and cosmetic surgery. He has numerous publications to his credit in journals such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, and the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. He is a contributing author to the plastic surgery texts Current Therapy in Plastic Surgery and
Grabb & Smith's Plastic Surgery. Dr.
Culliford has presented his work at numerous national and local meetings.