David A. Bray, Jr., MD

David A. Bray, Jr., MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Torrance CA specializes in  & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, South Bay Los Angeles Plastic SurgeonDr. David A. Bray, Jr. is one of only a few surgeons in the nation and the only surgeon in the South Bay certified by all of the three following boards: The American Board of Plastic Surgery, The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He is also an active member of the prestigious Rhinoplasty Society.

Dr. David A. Bray, Jr. completed his plastic surgery residency at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. During his residency Dr. Bray, Jr. trained with internationally renowned aesthetic plastic surgeons at St. Joseph Hospital. In addition, he trained at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center performing cancer reconstructive surgery. He was at the top of his plastic surgery class scoring in the top 1% in the nation on the 2005 plastic surgery in-service exam.

A native of the South Bay, Dr. Bray, Jr. was raised on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and attended Chadwick School. He received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University, and then he attended the Medical College of Virginia for his medical degree. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Bray, Jr. completed a five year residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland before going on to his plastic surgery residency.

Dr. Bray, Jr. has trained in the most advanced and latest techniques in aesthetic plastic surgery, including endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. He has been involved in innovative research, and he has written and presented papers on the use of gene therapy as a treatment for head and neck cancer. Additionally, Dr. Bray, Jr. has an interest in minimizing pain after surgery. He has done research on pain control after abdominoplasty and has presented these findings at national meetings.

In Dr. Bray, Jr.’s private practice, he performs and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Bray Jr. also serves as a clinical faculty member with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Harbor/UCLA.

Dr. Bray, Jr. is a plastic surgeon that is dedicated to providing his patients with superior care, cutting-edge techniques, and outstanding results.

Education

M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University- MCV, Richmond, Virginia, 1995-1999

B.A., Economics, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1991- 1995

Post Doctoral Training

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, 2004-2006

CHRISTUS St. Joseph Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital

Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2000-2004

General Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1999-2000

Certification

  • Board Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Board Certified American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board Certified American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Presentations

Surgical Management of the Internal Nasal Vavle. Oral Presentation, University of Utah, November 2009.

Efficacy of a Local Anesthetic Pain Pump in Abdominoplasty. Oral Presentation, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 2006.

Efficacy of a Local Anesthetic Pain Pump in Abdominoplasty. Oral Presentation, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents Conference, March 2006.

Efficacy of a Local Anesthetic Pain Pump in Abdominoplasty. Oral Presentation, Texas Society of Plastic Surgery, October 2005.

Vascular Disorders of the Hand. Oral Presentation, Memorial Hermann Hospital Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, June 2005.

Salivary Gland Tumors. Oral Presentation, CHRISTUS St. Joseph Hospital Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, December 2004.

Rhinoplasty. Oral Presentation, CHRISTUS St. Joseph Hospital Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, August 2004.

Combination Adenovirus-mediated RB94 Gene Therapy and Cisplatin in a Murine Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Model. Oral Presentation, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, September 2002.

Combination Adenovirus-mediated RB94 Gene Therapy and Cisplatin in a Murine Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Model. Poster Presentation, American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting, April 2002.

Combination Non-viral IL-2 Gene Therapy and Radiation Therapy in a Murine Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Model. Poster Presentation, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, September, 2001.

Publications

Araki K. Ahmad SM, Li G, Bray DA Jr, Saito K, Wang D, Wirtz U, Sreedharan S, O’Malley BW Jr, Li D, Retinoblastoma RB94 enhances radiation treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Jun 1; 14(11):3514-9.

David Bray Jr., MD; John Nguyen, MD; Jason Craig, MD; Benjamin Cohen, MD; Donald Collins, MD. Efficacy of a Local Anesthetic Pain Pump in Abdominoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. March 2007.

David Bray, MD; Shu-Zhen Yu, MD; Hilary Koprowski II, MA; Joung Rhee, PhD; Sanjeev Kumar, PhD; Federica Pericle, PhD; Mohan Suntharalingam, MD; David A. Van Echo, MD; Daqing Li, MD; Bert W. O’Malley, Jr, MD. Combination Nonviral Interleukin 2 Gene Therapy and External-Beam Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. June 2003.

Honors and Awards

  • Scored in the top 1% on national Plastic Surgery In-service Exam, 2005
  • Second Place Research Award, Maryland Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2002
  • Gold VA Pin Award, VA Maryland Health Care System, 2001.
  • Student of Merit Discretionary Scholarship Fund, Medical College of Virginia, 1998

Postdoctoral Surgical Training Courses

  • 23rd Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium – University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, March, 2006.
  • AO/ASIF Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, Houston, Texas, October, 2006.
  • Basic and Advanced Microvascular Surgery (80 hour course) CHRISTUS St. Joseph Surgical Training Center – Houston, Texas, November 2004.
  • Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Washington, DC, February 2001.

International Mission Experience

Operation San Jose-Mission Trip to Perform Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, Armenia, Columbia, January, 2007.

Operation San Jose- Mission Trip to Perform Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, Ixtapa, Mexico, January, 2006.

Surgical Meetings Attended

  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons- Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2009.
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons- Orlando, Florida, April 2006.
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents Conference- Arlington, Virginia, March 2006.
  • 23 rd Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium- University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, March 2006.
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons- San Antonio, Texas, October 2005.
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery- Chicago, Illinois, September 2005.
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery Forum- Houston, Texas, March 2005.
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery- San Diego, California, September 2002.
  • American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting- San Francisco, California, April 2002.
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery- Denver, Colorado, September 2001.
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- Washington D.C., September 2000.