Curriculum Vitae


Doctor of Medicine – University of Alabama Birmingham (1987)

Attended UAB in Birmingham, AL; 07/83 – 06/87. Completed the regular core courses and electives. Also conducted a research study into the acute changes in the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) parameters of cardiac tissue immediately after excision.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Purdue University (1981)

Attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN; 08/79 – 05/81. Master’s thesis topic was the study of flashback in premixing/prevaporizing gas turbine combustors. The thesis consisted of both experimental and analytical work. The program scholastic average was 5.14/6.0.

Awarded Outstanding Fellow Research Assistantship.

NATO Study Fellowship – von Karman Institute de Dynamic des Fluides (1981)

Attended the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels, Belgium; 09/81 – 11/81. Research grant focused on the study of lasers and laser doppler velocimetry.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – University of Alabama (1979)

Attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL; 08/75 – 05/79. Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Scholastic average was 2.83/3.0 in major, 2.72/3.0 overall.



  • President Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honorary
  • Vice President ASME Student Chapter
  • Member Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary
  • Gorgas Foundation Scholarship
  • ALCOA Foundation Scholarship


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Plastic Surgery 07/93 – 06/95

Louisiana State University – Medical Center, Shreveport, LA

General Surgery 07/88 – 06/93

Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH

General Surgery 07/87 – 06/88


ARCO Oil and Gas Company

Dallas, Texas 01/82 – 06/83

Member of the Research and Development Department in the Arctic Technology Group. This division of ARCO was responsible for research related to the discovery, development and production of oil sources in the Alaskan wilderness; including ice fracture mechanics and finite element modeling.

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana 08/79 – 08/81

Conducted experimental research for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research studying flashback in premixing/prevaporizing gas turbine combustors. Also consulted for the General Electric Company on a similar topic.

Medical Licensure

  • Tennessee – 1993 (024624)
  • Louisiana – 1988 (07952R)
  • Alabama – 1988 (14363)


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery 11/8/97
  • Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners – 1988 NBME #342791
  • SPEX examination – November 1988


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Nashville Surgical Society
  • Tennessee Medical Association

Invited lecture

“Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy”, Summit Medical Center Grand Rounds, Hermitage, Tennessee, June 1997.

“From Engineering to Medicine”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, September 1993.


Nein, A.G.; Mellor, A.M.: “Flashback in Premixing/Prevaporizing Combustion Systems”, ASME No. 83-GT-94. Presented at the Annual Combustion Institute Meeting, July 1982, Los Angeles, CA.

Rush, B.M.; McDonald, J.C., Nein, A.G: “Anorectal Abscesses”, J. LA State Medical Society, July l990, 22.25.

Mancini, Mary; Smith Lou M.; Nein, Alex G.; Buechter, Kennan J.: “Early Evacuation of Clotted Blood in Hemothorax Using Thoracoscopy: Case Reports”, The Journal of Trauma, Vol. 34, No. 1, 1993.

Hageman, John H.; Nein, Alexander G.; Davis J. Terrance: “Primary Aortoesophageal Fistula Caused by an Atherosclerotic Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Case Report and Review of the Literature”, Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 3, No. 5, l995.

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