7025 N.Scottsdale Road #302
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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Ellie Zara Ley MD

Ellie Zara Ley MD

Dr. Ellie Zara Ley is an accomplished board certified plastic surgeon. Her impressive surgical training background, with multiple plastic surgery subspecialty fellowships 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

POSTGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

University of Utah, Dept. of Plastic Surgery
Assistant Clinical Instructor

LEY Institute of Plastic & Hand Surgery, LLC

Arizona Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery

RESIDENCY

07/2001 – 06/2006
General Surgery
University of Arizona / James Warneke, M.D.
Tucson, AZ, USA

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.

LICENSURE

Arizona (Active)

California (Active)

Oregon (Active)

Utah (Inactive)

STAFF PRIVILEGES

HonorHealth Osborn Campus
Scottsdale, Arizona

Legacy Health Good Samaritan
Portland, Oregon

Tucson Medical Center

 St Joseph’s Hospital

 St Mary’s Hospital

 Holy Cross Hospital

 Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Professional Organizations:

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
02/2007 – Present

( WPATH) World Professional Association for Transgender Health
09/2015 – Present

BOARD STATUS

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

LEY Institute of Plastic & Hand Surgery, LLC

Arizona Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery

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

 

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