Curriculum Vitae

Wendy-Ann M. Olivier, M.D.
One Hanson Place
Suite 710
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-783-0934

Education
1981-1985 Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
1987-1991 Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Post-Graduate Training
1991-1998 Resident in General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
1998-2000 Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Institute of
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center
2000-2001 Microsurgery Fellow, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center
Board Certification
  Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Licensure
  New York
Trinidad and Tobago
Grenada
Academic Appointments
  Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Affiliations/Professional Membership
  National Medical Association
American Society of Plastic Surgery
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
Recognition and Honors
1985 Honors in General Scholarship, Wesleyan University
1989-1991 Medical Student Research Training Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
1991 First Place, Student National Medical Association Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA
1997 Resident’s Research Award, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
1997 Resident’s Basic Science Research Award, Surgical Section of the National Medical Association
2003 Recognized as one of the “Top Emerging Plastic Surgeons” by New York Magazine, October 6, 2003
2008 The Louis Lester Award given by the Beth C. Tortolani Foundation for commitment and dedication to breast cancer care and education.
2008-2011 Recognized as on of the “Top Plastic Surgeons” by The Network Journal.
Areas of Special Interest
  Breast reconstruction
Body contouring
Facial rejuvenation
Problem scars
Publications
Witmer-Pack MD, Olivier W, Valinsky J, Schuler G, Steinman RM: Granulocyte/macrophage colony stimulating factor is essential for the viability and function of cultured murine epidermal Langerhans cells.  J. Exp. Med. 166: 1484-1498, Nov. 1987.
Witmer-Pack MD, Valinsky J, Olivier W, Steinman RM:  Quantification of surface antigens on cultured murine epidermal Langerhans cell: rapid and selective increase in the level of surface MHC products.  J. Inv, Derm 90: 387-394, March 1988.
Olivier W, Sanfilippo F: Lack of dependence of dendritic cell replacement in accepted rat renal allograft recipients upon a Class II MHC disparity.  Transplantation 51: 1315-1317, June 1991.
Olivier W, Carding S, Rombeau JL: The selective and inducible ablation of IL2- producing cells in vivo.  Surgical Forum 46: 403-405, Oct. 1995.
Olivier W, Frankel W, Carding S, Rombeau JL: Adoptive transfer of T-cells from IL-2 deficient mice causes colitis in normal mice. Surgical Forum 47: 192-194, Oct. 1996.
Baumgart DC, Olivier WA, Reya T, Perrit D, Rombeau JL, Carding S: Mechanisms of intestinal epithelial cell injury and colitis in interleukin 2 deficient mice. Cell Immunol 187: 52-66, Jul 1998.
Gutowski KA, Olivier WA, Mehrara BJ, Friedman DW: Arterial malformation of a persistent median artery with a bifurcated median nerve.  Plast Reconstr Surg 106:1336-1339, Nov 2000.
Chung S, Hazen A, Levine JP, Baux G, Olivier WA, Yee HT, Margiotta MS, Karp NS, Gurtner GC: Vascularized acellular dermal matrix island flaps for the repair of abdominal muscle defects. Plast Reconstr Surg 111:225-232, Jan 2003.
Olivier WA, Hazen A, Levine JP, Soltanian H, Chung S, Gurtner GC. Reliable assessment of skin flap viability using an orthogonal polarization spectral imaging device. Plast Reconstr Surg 112:547-55, August 2003.
Derderian CA, Olivier WA, Baux G, Levine JP, Gurtner GC.  Microvascular free-tissue transfer for traumatic defects of the upper extremity: a 25-year experience. J. Reconstructive Microsurg 19:455-62, Oct 2003.
Scientific Presentations
Antigen presenting cells replacement in rat renal allograft acceptance.  Scientific Meeting of Fellows, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, May 1990.
Dendritic cell replacement in accepted rat renal allograft recipients is not dependent upon a Class II MHC disparity.  Student National Medical Association Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA, April 1991.
Insulin-like growth factor I improves mucosal structure and cellularity in an experimental model of colitis.  The Drew Walker Resident’s Forum, National Medical Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, July 1995.
The selective and inducible ablation of IL2- producing cells in vivo.  Surgical Forum, American College of Surgery, New Orleans, LA, October 1995.
Insulin-like growth factor I improves mucosal structure and function in an experimental rat model of colitis.  20th Clinical Congress of American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Washington, DC, January 1996.
Adoptive transfer of T-cells from IL-2 deficient mice causes colitis in normal mice. Surgical Forum, American College of Surgery, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 1996.
Accumulation of cytokine producing colonic T cells in murine model of colitis.  Association for Academic Surgery, 30th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Nov. 1996.
T cell mediated colitis in IL-2 deficient mice.  Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 1997.
T cell mediated IBD in IL-2 deficient mice is associated with aberrant control of cytokine production.  The Drew Walker Resident’s Forum, National Medical Association Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 1997.
Composite grafts for the treatment of distal fingertip amputations.  2000 Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Gainesville, Florida, April 2000.
Microvascular free tissue transfer for complex traumatic defects of the upper extremity: twenty-five years experience. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2001 Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, May 2001.
Zonal flap viability assessment using an orthogonal polarization spectral imaging device.  Plastic Surgery Research Council.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 2001.
Assessment of skin flap viability using an orthogonal polarization spectral imaging device.  American College of Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2001.
Community Presentations
Black Women and Breast Cancer, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, March 2002.
Conversations on Health- Breast Health, Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York, New York, December 2002.
Breast Cancer- Diagnosis and Treatment, Haitian Women’s Health Alliance, Brooklyn, New York, November 2003.
Beauty and Body Image, Brooklyn Community Access Television’s Brooklyn Beat, Brooklyn, New York, November 2004.
Post Mastectomy Breast Options, Self Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer, Brooklyn, New York, May 2006.
Current Trends in Breast Reconstruction, Self Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer, New York, New York, March 2007.
Breast Cancer, Church of Nativity, Brooklyn, New York, October 2007.
Breast Reconstruction: Understanding Your Options, Saint George’s University, Grenada, WI, November 2008.
Breast Reconstruction: An Update from the Field, Self Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer, New York, New York, January 2009.
Emerging Techniques in Breast Reconstruction, Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society, Trinidad, WI, August 2009.
Other Activities
  “The New Face of Breast Cancer”- Breast cancer support group for women under the age of 40, Founder
  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, member of the Board of Trustees
  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, member