About Dr. Sewell
Originally from Tennessee, Dr. Nathan Sewell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Columbia University in New York City. He returned to Nashville where he obtained his MD at Vanderbilt University. He received his general and plastic surgery training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
Dr. Sewell recently moved with his wife Leigh to the Bay Area to join Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, a renowned Bay Area cosmetic surgery practice with a stunning new office in Danville. Dr. Sewell operates at the newly opened and fully accredited Blackhawk Surgery Center in Danville, where anaesthesia is provided by a board-certified anaesthesiologist.
Dr. Sewell specializes in all areas of aesthetic surgery including breast augmentation, reduction, and lift; body contouring procedures including liposuction, abdominoplasty, body lift, and post massive weight loss surgery; facial rejuvenation including short-scar facelift, browlift and blepharoplasty; rhinoplasty, and otoplasty. Other areas of interest include laser skin rejuvenation, hair removal, and vein treatment, skin-care, and anti-aging medicine.
Dr. Sewell is also the Chief Plastic Surgeon at San Joaquin Regional Hospital, where he performs complex reconstructive operations and teaches the art and science of plastic surgery to residents.
In his free time, Dr. Sewell explores the artistic, outdoor, and edible offerings of the San Francisco Bay area with his new wife Leigh.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2005- State of California
1999- State of Virginia
1995-1999: Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
1990-1994: Bachelor of Arts (Art History), Columbia College, Columbia University, New York City, NY
1986-1990: High School Diploma, Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN
July 2004-June 2005: Chief Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
July 2002-June 2004: Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2000-2002: Resident, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1999-2000: Intern, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1996: Research Scholar, Division of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
1994-1995: Nursing Aide, St. John’s Hospital, Jackson, WY
1991: Operating Room Technician, Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN
2004-pres: “Full-access cranial suspension lift: review of 40 cases.” Medical College of Virginia, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1998: “Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: the Vanderbilt Experience.” Conducted a review of patients treated at the Vanderbilt Burn Center. Supervised by R. Bruce Shack, Division of Plastic Surgery, University School of Medicine
1998: “The Superficial Temperoparietal Fascia Flap in Head and Neck Reconstruction.” Supervised by James Netterville, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
1996: “Modification of the ‘Pi’ Procedure to Simplifly Correction of Scaphocephaly.” Performed photodocumentation and clinical followup of craniofacial patients while gaining operative experience. Supervised by Kevin Kelly, MD, Division of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
1996: “Investigation of Perfusion models of the Allograft Rat Larynx.” Pursued a true arteriovenous perfusion model of the Allograft larynx while learning microsurgical techniques. Supervised by David Zealear, Phd., Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
1992: Research Assistant, Magnetic Resonance Pharmaceutical Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston
ABSTRACTS AND PUBLICATIONS
Zemmel, NJ, Sewell NA, Rowe DS. Full access cranial suspension lift: a combination facelifting technique and review of 40 patients. In Progress.
Katzen JT, Sewell NA, Shack RB. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: the Vanderbilt Experience. Abstract to be submitted to Burns for publication
Netterville J, Miller f, Sewell NA, Jackson CG. The Superficial Temperoparietal Fascia Flap in Head and Neck Reconstruction. Presented at the 1999 Eastern Section meeting of the American Laryngolological, Rhinological, and Otological Society
Kelly KJ, Wurster SH, Van Ye T, Sewell NA. Modification of the ‘Pi’ Procedure to Simplify Correction of Scaphocephaly. Presented at the 1998 International Meeting of Craniofacial Surgery and the 1998 Southeastern meeting of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Member, Barney Brooks Surgical Society, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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