Dr. Phil Presents Dr. Leif Rogers with weSPARK Cancer Support Center’s Commitment to Care Award

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CBS’ Dr. Phil and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Tony Lino to present Columbia graduate and Beverly Hills Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Leif Rogers, with weSPARK Cancer Support Center's Commitment to Care Award

Leif Rogers, MD, FACS, Reconstructive Surgery Logo
I'm humbled to be recognized for doing my job. Nothing gives me a greater satisfaction than giving a person the opportunity to feel normal and complete. –Leif Rogers, MD, FACS

weSPARK Cancer Support Center will be presenting Leif Rogers, MD, FACS, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, with its “Commitment to Care” Award at the organization’s 10th anniversary “Broadway & Beyond” Gala Event, to be held on September 26, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California. Dr. Rogers will be paying it forward by offering pro-bono reconstructive surgery to a wounded soldier from the IraqStar Foundation, Sergeant Tony Lino.

CBS’ Dr. Phil and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Tony Lino, a two-time purple heart recipient who has suffered serious wounds in Iraq, will present Dr. Leif Rogers with a “Commitment to Care” award on behalf of weSPARK Cancer Support Center. The award is being presented to Dr. Rogers, a Beverly Hills plastic and reconstruction surgeon who is one of the few surgeons in the country to routinely perform the DIEP Flap (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) technique for recovering breast cancer patients. Dr. Rogers is being honored for his continued involvement in supporting patients who require reconstructive surgery due to breast cancer recovery and other disfiguring conditions, including war injuries.

About weSPARK Cancer Support Center
weSPARK was founded by the comedic actress Wendie Jo Sperber when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. WeSPARK is an organization where patients, family members and friends of those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer can come together and share experience, strength and hope through support from workshops and programs that address the mind, body and spirit. All services at weSPARK are provided free of charge. For more information, please visit weSPARK’s website at http://www.wespark.org

About Leif Rogers, MD, FACS
Dr. Rogers is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, is certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has committed the majority of his practice to reconstructive surgery. He is one of the few surgeons in the country to routinely perform the DIEP Flap (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) technique, which is currently the most advanced breast reconstruction surgery to provide the most natural looking and feeling results for women who require mastectomy due to breast cancer. Dr. Rogers is also proficient in all other breast reconstruction surgeries, as well as face and body reconstructive surgeries, including ear reconstruction, chin and jaw repair, skin grafting, scar revision, and customized reconstructive surgeries to correct previous procedures and wounds, among others. These advanced reconstruction techniques are utilized in performing the procedures that repair the disfigurement often experienced by soldiers who return with damages caused by war.

Dr. Rogers supports weSpark Cancer Support Center and IraqStar Foundation. He is also affiliated with several other charitable, educational, and professional organizations and has served as a medical consultant for educational and reality television programming, and has appeared on CBS’s The Doctors, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best on WEtv and Pretty Hurts on Logo TV. For more information, please visit Dr. Rogers’ website at http://www.leifrogersmd.com. For information about reconstructive procedures performed by Dr. Rogers, please visit http://www.leifrogersmd.com/reconstruct. For press kit, please visit http://www.leifrogersmd.com/public-relations/


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