Dr. Branfman is a Board-certified plastic surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with a keen interest in the eyelid region. His expertise in this specialty spans from aesthetic rejuvenation to reconstruction of traumatic deformities.
After receiving a Degree in Biology from The University of Texas at San Antonio and his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, he completed his General Surgery residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Branfman’s training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery was completed at the combined St. Joseph Hospital/ UT Health Sciences Center/MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. An additional year was spent doing research and instructing residents of ophthalmology, urology, and plastic surgery in microsurgical technique at the St. Joseph Hospital Microsurgical Research Center. Dr. Branfman’s research awarded him the Annual Laser Award by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Branfman completed a one-year fellowship at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. His responsibilities included providing critical care to victims of thermal injury and serving on the US Army Burn Flight Team. He was honored by Col. Basil Pruitt for his “…outstanding service to the Institute and The United States Army Medical Department”.
Dr. Branfman has written textbook chapters, published research articles and lectured at national medical meetings. Prior to his career in medicine, he studied radio, television and film at New York City’s Queens College, was an audio technician on the Jazzways record label, freelanced as a photographer, played keyboards in a band, and performed magic shows at business functions.
Dr. Branfman’s keen eye, appreciation for aesthetics, and capacity for critical assessment is summarized by his quest to surpass the expectations of his patients and peers.