Thomas J. Zaydon, Jr. M.D. F.A.C.S.

The Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami
3661 South Miami Avenue Suite 509
Miami , FL 33133
Mobile: 305-773-1411
Office: 305-856-3030
Fax: 305-285-9423
Introduction

My father and I started the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami rendering professional cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services in the Miami, Florida area for over thirty years.
Opportunities in working in the emergency room in major hospitals, reconstructing burn patients, treating trauma patients and facial injuries is one of many reasons I enjoy the work in the field of plastic surgery.
I enjoy reviewing cases, helping patients achieve a maximum medical improvement and helping the patient can have a better outcome.

I am certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

I had graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Graduating with special honors, also served as Chief Resident in plastic surgery at the Louisiana State University.

A noted author of numerous articles and chapters on various aspects of plastic surgery. I have been the president of the Florida Society of Plastic surgery. Guest speaker at the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, and speaker at the World Center Marriott Division of Worker's compensation for several years.


Areas of Expertise
  • Burn Injury
  • Dive Medicine
  • Dogs
  • Hand Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Personal Injury
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Urgent Care
  • Wound Care/Pressure Sores

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified by the American Board of Plastic & Surgery
Medical Degree – Drexel Medical College
Graduate Surgery Resident – Eastern Virginia State University
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member – American Society of Plastic Surgery
Fellow – American College of Surgeons
Southeastern Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
President Elect: Florida Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon;
Former President: Greater Miami Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
American College of International Physicians
Chief Resident Plastic Surgery – Louisiana State University
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: American Society of Plastic Surgery presenter
Florida Society of Plastic Surgery presenterKey Note
Speaker SFCMN (South Florida Case Manager’s Network)
Speaker: Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Speaker: Southeastern Society Plastic Surgery
Speaker; American Society Plastic Surgery August 2018/Chicago
Invited speaker 75th Annual Workers Compensation Educational conference (2021)
53rd & 54th Annual Worker's compensation - Burns
Instructor, Plastic Surgery: Louisiana State University
Voluntary clinical instructor:Plastic Surgery: University of Miami
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Upon request
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Traumatic deformities, scars, airbag injuries, ruptured implants, catastrophic burns, coffee burns, dog bite injuries, and facial fractures.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Upon request
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Upon request
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: upon request
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: December 2020
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Upon request
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Upon request
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: more than 20 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Compulsory medical examinations, in-depth medical examination, workers compensation-expert medical advisor, review of records for plaintiff/defense. Telemedicine plastic surgery reports, outdoor/indoor live patient examinations
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $500.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Fee schedule upon request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Fee schedule upon request
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses upon request


References

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