Ronald P. Gruber MD, FACS

Oakland, CA, US
Ronald P. Gruber MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Gruber understands that cosmetic surgery is more than just a science. It requires skill and an artist's eye for proportion and form. Dr. Gruber works closely with his patients to achieve their desired results.

Practice Specialization

Rhinoplasty - Nose Contouring
Facelift (Meloplasty)
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Brow Lift
Breast Augmentation
Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
Collagen & Botox
Dermabrasion
Liposuction
Abdominoplasty
Lip Augmentation
Facial Implants (Cheek and Chin)
Skin Care Rejuvenation

Background & Certification

Board Certification

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1976.

Professional Background

High School: Oakland High School , Oakland , California 1954-58

Undergraduate: University of California , Berkeley, California
College: Bachelor of Arts (major in speech) 1958-1962.

Graduate School: University of Cincinnati, School of Medicine 1962-1964.University of California , School of Medicine (S. F.) 1964-1966

Internship: Maimonides Medical Center, New York , N.Y. 1966-1967
Under the supervision of Adrian Kantrowitz, M.D.

Residency: Resident in General Surgery 1967-1968.

Training: Montefiore Medical Center, New York , N.Y.
Under the supervision of Marvin Gliedman, M.D.

Resident in Surgery 1970-1971

University of California , San Francisco
Under the supervision of J. Englebert Dunphy, M.D.

Resident in Surgery 1971-1973
Stanford University Medical Center
Under the supervision of Robert A. Chase, M.D.

Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery 1973-1974
Stanford University Medical Center
Under the supervision of Robert A Chase, M.D.

Teaching Appointments

University of California , Division of Emergency Medicine
- Lecturer on Maxillofacial trauma, 1977-1983.
Stanford University Medical Center , Clinical Instructor in Surgery, 1974-1996.
Stanford University Medical Center , Adjunct Clinical Faculty, 1996-present.
University of California (S.F.), Clinical Assistant Professor 2002-present.

Publications and Presentations

Publications in Scientific Journals:
Gruber, R.P., Stone, G.C. and Reed, D.R.. Scopolamine
induced anterograde amnesia Int. J. Neuropharm. 1967, 6, 187-190.
Gruber, R.P. and Reed, D.R.. Postoperative Anterograde
amnesia. Brit, J. Anesthesiology. 1968, 10, 845-849.Gruber, R.P. and Reed, D.R.. Effect of CS quality on human foot without conditioning. Psychon. Sci. 10, 195-196.Gruber, R.P. and Reed, D.R.. and Block, J.D.. Transfer of the condition GSR from drug to no-drug state without awareness. J. of Psychol. 1968, 70, 149-155.
Gruber, R.P., Schein, C.J. and Gliedman, M.L. Colorectal
metachronous cancer: a retropective analysis of the benefits of extended colonic resection. Am. J. Surg. 1970, 119, 642-654.
Gruber, R.P., Brinkley, F.B., Amato, J.J. and Mendelson, J.A.. Hyperbaric oxygen and pedicle flaps, skin grafts and burns. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 1970, 45, 24-30.Gruber, R.P., Heitkamp, D.H., Billy, L.J. and Amato, J.J.. Skin Permeability to oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen. Arch. Surg. 1970, 101, 69-70.Gruber, R.P., and Amato, J.J.. Errors in tissue p02 determinations. Military Medicine, 1970, 135, 1036-1037.Mendelson, J.A., Amato, J.J., Lieberman, J.K., Gruber, R.P., Brinkley, F.B. and Heitkamp, D.H.. Mafenide hypochloride and mafenide acetate in spray and ointment forms as topical therapy of C. Perfringens-contaminated massive wounds. J. Trauma, 1970, 10, 113.Gruber, R.P.. Effect of visual cues on a 1-trial passive avoidance response. Psychon. Sci. 1969, 18, 34.Gruber, R.P.. Failure of visual generalization following auditory avoidance training. Psychon. Sci. 1969, 17,269-270.Gruber, R.P.. Learning without the verbalization of awareness. Pychology, 1970, 7, 2-8.Gruber, R.P., Heitkamp, D.H. and Amato, J.J. Systemic absorption of topically applied yperbaric oxygen. Tex. Rep. Biol. Med. 1970, 28, 47-552.Gruber, R.P. , Heitkamp, D.H., Billy, L.J. and Amato, J.J.. Hyperbaric oxygenation if pedicle flaps without oxygen toxicity. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 1970, 46, 477.Gruber, R.P. and Amato, J.J.. Hypnosis for rabbit surgery. Lab Anim. Care, 1970, 20, 741-742.Gruber, R.P., Pratt, H.J., Heitkamo, D.H., Billy, L.J. and Amato, J.J. Pulmonary effects of nonthoracic trauma. Internal Medicine Digest, 1971, 6, 37-40.Gruber, R.P.. Behavior Therapy: Problems in Generalization. Behavior Therapy, 1971, 2, 361-368.Gruber, R.P.. Stimulus generalization following multidimensional stimulus training vs. unidimensional stimulus training. J. Psychology. 1970, 75, 257-262.Gruber, R.P.. Discrimination, generalization and awareness in verbal operant conditioning. J. Pychology, 1970, 75, 263-270.Gruber, R.P.. Retrograde Amnesia and Facilitative Effects of Ether on Learning and Generalization Gradients. J. Gen. Psy., 1971, 85, 285.Gruber, R.P. ECT for Obsessive-compulsive Symptoms. Dis of Nervous System, 1971, 32, 180-182.Amato, J.J., Rich, N., Billy, L.J., Gruber, R.P., Lawson, N. High Velocity arterial injury: a study of the mechanism of injury. J. of Trauma Arch. Surg., 1971, 11, 412-416.Amato, J.J., Billy, L.J., Gruber, R.P., Lawson, N. and Rich, N. Vascular injuries: an experimental study of high and low velocity missile wounds. Arch. Surg., 1970, 101, 167-174.Gruber, R.P.. Conditioning a 1-trial passive avoidance response to a visual or auditory CS. Psychon. Sci., 1970, 20, 53-54.Gruber, R.P., Heitkamp, D.H. and Amato, J.J. Pulmonary effects of third degree burns and extensive skin grafting. Surgery Digest. 1972, 719-725.Gruber, R.P., Waters, M., Heitkamp, D.H. and Amato, J.J.. Oxygen toxicity in skin organ cultures. Surgical Digest, 1972.Gruber, R.P.. Preservation of traumatically amputated fingertips. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1973, 51, 328.Heitkamp, D.H., Gruber, R.P. and Waters, M.. Microfiber glass discs, a new support for skin organ cultures. Edgewood Arsenal Technical Report. EATR 4765, June, 1973.Gruber, R.P., Kaplan, E.N. and Lucas, Z.J.. Skin Allografts: Comparibility to other organ transplantations. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 1974, 53, 64-66.Meyerowitz, B.D., Gruber, R.P. and Laub, D.R.. "Massive Abdominal Panniculectomy," JAMA, 225:468-469, 1973.Gruber, R.P. Vistnes, L.M., Pardoe, R.. "The Effect of Commonly Used Antiseptics on Wound Healing." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 472-476, 1975.Wustrack, K.O., Gruber, R.P. and Lucas, V.J.. "Immunological Enhancements of Skin Allografts in the Rat: Role of Vascular Lymphatic Reconstruction." Transplantation, 19: 156-165, 1975.Gruber, R.P., Vistnes, L.M.. "The Effect of Hydrotherapy on the Clinical Course and Ph of Experimental Cutaneous Chemical Burns," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 55: 200-204, 1975.Gruber, R.P., "Methods to Produce Better Areolae and Nipples on Reconstructed Breasts," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 60: 505-513, 1977. Gruber, R.P., Friedman, G.D.. "The Pressures Generated by Closed Capsulotomies of Augmented Breasts," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 62: 379-380, 1978.Gruber, R.P.. "Letter to the Editor regarding Complications from Closed Capsulotomy," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 6, 71-83, 1979.Gruber, R.P.. "Reconstruction of the Nipple Areolar Complex: A Review of Techniques." Clinics of Plastic Surgery, 6, 71-83, 1979.Gruber, R.P. and Jones, H.W.. "The Donut Mastopexy:
Indications and Complications." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 65: 34, 1980. Gruber, R.P., Kahn, R.A., Lash, H., Maser, M.R. and Apfelberg, D.B.. "Breast Reconstruction Post Mastectomy: A Comparison of Submuscular and Subcutaneous Techniques," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 67: 312, 1981.Gruber, R.P. and Jones, H.W.. "Review of Closed Capsulotomy Complications," Annals Plastic Surgery, 6: 271, 1981.Gruber, R.P.. "Methods to Produce Better Areolae and Nipples on Reconstructed Breasts." Yearbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 67: 453, 1981.Gruber, R.P. and Friedman, G.D.. "Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty Through a Periareolar Incision," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 67: 453, 1981.Gruber, R.P. and Friedman G.D.. "Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty." Yearbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1981.Gruber, R.P.. "Open Rhinoplasty." Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 15: 95-114, 1988.Friedman, G. and Gruber R.P.. "Open Rhinoplasty Technique: A Fresh Look." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 80:83, 1988.Gruber, R.P.. "Maxillofacial Trauma." Emergency Medicine, 17:62, 1989.Barton, F.E., Jr., Gruber,R.P., and Tebbetts, J.B.. "Panel Discussion: Open Rhinoplasty." Perspect. Plastic Surg. 5:55-66, 1991.Gruber, R.P. The Short Nose. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 91: 1252, 1258, 1993.Gruber, R.P. and Miller, T.A. Dermis vs. Temporalis Fascia Grafting for Lip Augmentation. Aesthetic Surgery. p.28-29, Summer 1993.Gruber, A.D., Matthews, S. and Gruber, R.P. Attempted Improved Mammography of Silicone Implants by Electromagnetic Phase Transition. Annals Plastic Surgery 31: 283-285, 1993.Gruber, R.P. Discussion of Teichgraeber et al's The treatment of Nasal Valve Obstruction. Plastic & Recontructive Surgery 93: 1183, 1994.
Gruber, R.P. Male Rhinoplasty. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
XX, YY, 1994.Gruber, R.P. Discussion of Rohrich et al's Nasal Tip Blood Supply??. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 95: 800-1, 1995.Gruber, R.P. Alar Base resection. Video Journal of the Aesthetic Society, vol. 2 1995.Gruber, R. P. Discussion of Gunter and Friedman?s "Bilateral Crural Strut Graft." Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 2:2-15, 1995.Gruber, R.P. The Short Nose. Clinics in Plastic Surgery 23: 297-313, 1996.Gruber, R.P. A Member's Experience with the State Medical Board Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 97: 1301, 1996.Gruber, A.D., Widenhouse, C.W., Gruber, R.P., and Mathes, S.J. Reducing the Leaching of Silicon-Containing Molecules from Silicone Elastomers. UCSF Journal of Medical Student Research 5: 26, 1997.Gruber, R.P. Suture Correction of Nasal Tip Cartilage Concavities. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 100: 1616-7, 1997.Guyuron, B., Byrd, H.S., Toriumi, Gruber, R.P. Panel on Nasal Lengthening. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. XX, YY, 1997.Gruber, R.P. Suture Techniques in Rhinoplasty by Use of the Endonasal (Closed) Approach. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 18: 1-5, 1998.Gruber, R.P. Suture Techniques in Rhinoplasty by Use of the Endonasal (Closed) Approach. Aesthetic Surgery, 18: 1-5, 1998.Gruber, R.P.,Morley, B. Ketamine-assisted Intravenous Sedation with Midazolam Benefits and Potential Problems, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 104: 1823-5, 1999.Gruber, R.P. and Lesavoy, M. Closed Septal Osteotomy. Annal Plastic XX, YY, 1999.Gruber, R.P. and Lesavoy, M. A Simple Technique to Correct the Bony Septum. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Accepted for Publication, XX, YY, 1999.Gruber, R.P. and Grover, S. The Anatomic Tip Graft.Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 103: 1744-53, 1999.Fambrini, V., and Gruber, R.P. A Practical Tip to Eliminate the Anesthesia Screen. AORN Journal 69: 6312, 1999.Gruber, R.P. Commentary on "Refinements in Extracorporal Septoplasty," in press, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 104: 1140-2, 1999.
Gruber, R.P. Treating the Hanging Columella: No Single

Technique Prevails. Aesthetic Surgery, XX: 81, 1999.Gruber R.P. Discussion of Rohrich et al's Anatomic basis and Clinical implications for Nasal Tip Support in open Versus Closed Rhinoplasty. 103: 262-4, 1999.Gruber, R.P., Sheen, J.H., Tabbal, N., and Toriumi, D. Treatment of Complex Deformities (Panel Discussion), Aesthetic Surgery, 19: 475-482, 1999.
Gruber, R.P. and Gruber, A.D. Measuring Human Age by Estimating Total Energy (Caloric) Consumption.
Gerontology, 46: 44-46, 2000.Byrd, S., Guyuron, B., Pastorek, N., and Gruber, R. Secondary Rhinoplasty. Perspectives in Plastic Surgery, 14: XX, 2000.Gruber, A.D., Widenhouse, C., Mathes, S. and Gruber, R.P. Exhaustion Soxhlet Extraction for the complete Removal of Residual compounds to Provide a Non-Leaching Silicone Elastomer. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research.53: 445, 2000.Gruber, R.P. Discussion of Chait, L.A. and Widgerow, A.D. article, "In search of the ideal nose." Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 106: 160, 2000.Gruber, R.P. Discussion of McKinney, P. article, "Management of the Bulbous Nose." Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery In press, 2001.Gruber, R.P. Discussion of Guyuron, B. article, "Supratip Deformity: A Closer Look." Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery In Press, 2001.Gruber, R.P. Discussion of Guyuron, B. article, "Alar Rim Deformities." Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, In press, 2001. Gruber, R.P. Discussino of Gunter, J.P. and Hackney, F.L. Decreasing Tp Projection in Rhinoplasty: An algorithm. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery XX: YY, 2001.
Gruber, R.P. Recognizing and Treating Alar Malposition.
Perspectives in Plastic Surgery, In Press, 2001.Gruber, R.P. Discussion of Rohrich, R.J., Raniere, J. Jr., and Ha, R.Y. The Alar Contour Graft: Correcting Alar Rim Deformties in Rhinoplasty. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, In press 2002.Gruber, R.P. Malposition of the Lower Lateral Crus: Recognition and Treatment. Perspectives in Plastic Surgery, 15:33-45, 2001.Gruber, R.P. Early Surgical Intervention After Rhinoplasty. Aesthetic Surg. Journal, 21:4549-551, 2001Gruber, R.P. Discussion of Rohrich, R.J. and Adams, W.P. Jr. The Boxy Nasal Tip: Classification and Management Based on Alar Cartilage Suturing Techniques. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery In
press, 2002.Gruber, R.P. Discussion of Rohrich, R.J., Raniere, J. Jr., and Ha, R.Y. The Alar Contour Graft: Correcting Alar Rim Deformities in Rhinoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 109:2506-8, 2002.Gruber, R.P. and Block, R. A. The Effect of Caffeine Upon Duration Judgment. For publication, 2002.Gruber, R.P. Examining the Realty of Nasal Base Reduction. Aesthetic Surgery Journal May-June, p. XXXXX, 2002.Gruber, R.P. and Friedman G. A Suture Algorithm for the Broad or Bulbous Nasal Tip. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 110:1752-1764, 2002.Gruber, R.P. and Nahai, F. Brow Fixation with Sutures Only. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2002Gruber, R.P., Pardun, J. and Wall, S., Grafting the Nasal Dorsum with Tandem Ear Cartilage. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2003.Gruber, R.P. Kuang, A. Kahn, D.c Asian-American Rhinoplasty, Aesthetic and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery XX:YY,2005.Gruber, R.P., Farzad, Nahai, F. Bogdan, M.A. and Friedman, G.D., Changing the convexity and concavity of nasal cartilages and cartilage grafts with horizontal mattress sutures: Part I experimental results. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 115:589-94, 2005.Gruber, R.P., Farzad, Nahai, F. Bogdan, M.A. and Friedman, G.D., Changing the convexity and concavity of nasal cartilages and cartilage grafts with horizontal mattress sutures: Part II clinical results. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 115:595-606, 2005.Gruber, R.P. and Block, R. A., The Effect of Caffeine Upon Prospective and Retrospective Duration Judgments. Part II Human Psychopharmacology In Press, 2005.Gruber, R.P. Discussion of ?Designing a Virtual Realty Model for Aesthetic Surgery and Applications of Virtual realty in Aesthetic Surgery. In Press, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2005.Gruber, R.P, Discussion of Computer Imaging and a Surgical Reality in Aesthetic Rhinoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, In press 2005.

Research Presentations:
Gruber, R.P., Brinkley, F.B. and Amato, J.J., Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen of the Tissue Oxygen Tension of Experimental PedicleFlaps Composite Skin Grafts and Third Burns. U.S. Army Munition Command Science Conference. June 18-19, 1969.Amato, J.J., Billy, L.J., Gruber, R.P., Lawson, N. and Rich, N., Vascular Injuries: An experimental study of high and low velocity missile wounds. Central and Surgical Association, Detroit, Michigan. February 26-28, 1970. Amato, J.J., Rich, N. Gruber, R.P. and Billy, L.J., Temporary cavity effect in blood vessel injury by high velocity missiles. U.S. Army Science Conference. West Point, June 4-6, 1970.Amato, J.J., Billy, L.J., Gruber, R.P. and Rich, N. High velocity injury to blood vessels. Gary P. Wratten Surgical Symposium, Washington, D.C., March, 1971.Gruber, R.P., panel chairman. Behavior Therapy: Token Economy Systems. Presented at the American Association of Behavior Therapy, Washington, D.C., March, 1971.Gruber, R.P. and Lucas, Z.J. The effect of lymphatic interruption and immediate vascularization on the afferent arc of skin rejection. Fourth International Conference Tissue and Germinal Centers in Immune Reaction. Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, 26-30, 1970.Gruber, R.P., Kaplan, E.N. and Lucas, Z.J., Effect of Immediate Vascurlarization and Lymphatic Discontinuity on Skin. Allograft Survival. American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Las Vegas, Nevada, September 19-23, 1972. Gruber, R.P., Kaplan, E.N. and Lucas, Z.J. Factors influencing the Discrepancy between skin and kidney allografts survival. The Second International Microvascular Transplantation Workshop. San Diego, Calif., Sept. 22-23, 1972.Gruber, R.P., Bilateral nipple and areola reconstruction following unilateral radical mastectomy. American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. San Francisco, 1979.Gruber, R.P. and Friedman, G., Closed capsulotomy: pressure generated. California Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. San Diego, 1978.Albo, R., Kahn, R. and Gruber, R.P. Immediate Breast Reconstruction Following Radical Mastectomy, presented at the American College of Surgeons, Hawaii, 1980.Gruber, R.P. Breast Reconstruction Post Mastectomy. Presented at the California Medical Association. Anaheim, California, 1979.Gruber, R.P. Nipple Reconstruction Post Mastectomy. Presented at the Symposium on Breast Surgery and Reconstruction. Rutgers, New Jersey, 1979.Gruber, R.P. Subcutaneous Mastectomy - and update. Presented at the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, California, 1977.Gruber, R.P., Khan, R.A., Laub, H., Maser. M.R. and Apfelberg, D.. Breast Reconstruction Post Mastectomy. Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1980.Gruber, R.P. and Jones, H.W.. Review of Closed Capsulotomy Complication. Presented at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1980.Gruber, R.P. and Friedman, G.D.. Subpectoral Augmentation Mammoplasty Through a Periareolar Incision. Presented at the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1980.Gruber, R.P. and Friedman, G.D.. Subpectoral Periareolar Augmentation Mammoplasty - a 7 year follow up. ASAPS. Los Angeles, 1986.Gruber, R.P. Guest Lecturer: Open Rhinoplasty. Long Island Plastic Surgery Society, New Hyde Park, Long Island, 1986.Gruber, R.P. Guest Lecturer: Open Rhinoplasty. Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgery, Minneapolis, 1989.Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty from the Open Approach. University of Calif. S.F. Lecture Series. 1990. Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty vs. Closed Rhinoplasty. University of California, Davis, 1990. Gruber, R.P. Reconstructive Nasal Surgery., Int. Fed. of Interplast. Palo Alto, 1991.Gruber, R.P. The Short Nose. Calif. Society of Plastic Surgeons. San Francisco, 1991.Gruber, R.P. Lengthening the Short Nose. ASPRS Meeting. Seattle, Wash., 1991.Gruber, R.P. Complications of Open Rhinoplasty. Calif. Society of Plastic Surgeons. San Francisco, 1991.Gruber R.P. The Nose: Anatomy, Ethnics and Psychology. Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Madrid, Spain. June, 1992.Gruber, R.P. Suture Techniques in Rhinoplasty. Orange County Plastic Surgery Society. May, 1994. Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty: Update on technique. University of Utah, Jan. 1995.Gruber, R.P. Open Septoplasty: Update on Technique. University of California. Lecture Series, 1995.Gruber, R.P. Update on the Open Technique for Rhinoplasty. University of Utah, Jan. 1995.Gruber, R.P. Smasectomy and imbrication for meloplasty. University of Utah. July 1995.Gruber, R.P. Spreader Flap for the Internal Nasal Valve. Rhinoplasty Society, San Francisco, 1995. Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty: a personal approach. Sacramento Society of Plastic Surgeons. Sacramento, CA March 1995.Gruber, R.P. and Lesavoy, M. Closed Septal Osteotomy. California Society Plastic Surgery, Napa, CA 1995.Gruber, R.P. Meloplasty by Smasectomy and Imbrication. Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery. Curichiba, Brazil, 1995.Gruber, R.P. Open Septolasty. Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery Curuchiba, Brazil, 1995.Gruber, R.P. An Anatomical Rhinoplasty Model for the Open Rhinoplasty. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Indian Wells, 1996.Gruber, R.P. Update on Rhinoplasty Techniques. Houston Plastic Surgery Society, Houston, 1996.Gruber, R.P. Extended Closed Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty Society, Orlando, 1996. Gruber, R.P. Septoplasty Techniques. University of California Lecture Series, San Francisco, 1996.Gruber, R.P. Radix Augmentation with a single Concha Cymba Graft. Rhinoplasty Society, New York, 1997.Gruber, A. D., Gruber, R. P., Widenhouse, C. and Mathes, S. A Silicone Elastomer That Does Not Leach Silicone Into the Surrounding. ASAPS Research Council, New York, 1997.Gruber, R.P. The Anatomic Tip Graft. University of Utah Seminar, Salt Lake City. December, 1997.Gruber, R.P. The Anatomic Tip Graft. The American-Israeli Plastic Surgery Fellowship Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Sept. 1998.Grover, S. and Gruber, R.P. The Anatomic Tip Graft. California Society of Plastic Surgery. Santa Barbara, CA. March 11, 1998Gruber, R.P. The Anatomic Tip Graft. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Los Angeles, CA May 1998Gruber, R.P. Augmentation of the Nasal Dorsum. Brown University Seminar, 1998.Gruber, R.P. Open rhinoplasty techniques. Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England, 1998.Gruber, R.P. and Friedman, G. Nasal Base Reduction. International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dallas, 1999.Gruber, R.P. Early Surgical Intervention Following Rhinoplasty. IPRAS, San Francisco, CA 1999.Gruber, R.P. and Grover, S. Tip Grafting. ISAPS, Napa, CA 1999.Friedman, G. and Gruber, R.P. A Simple Method To Eliminate Submental Seromas. Calif. Soc. Plast. Surg. 1999.Friedman, G., Gruber, R.P. Reducing the Wide Nasal Basal. California Society Plastic Surgery Laguna Nigel, CA 1999.Gruber, R.P. Securing Tip Grafts. Rhinoplasty Society, Dallas, TX, 1999.Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty Update. Orange County of Plastic Surgeons Orange, CA 1999.Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty, State of the Art, 2000. Rhinoplasty Society, Orlando, FL, 2000.Gruber, R.P. Suture Techniques in Rhinoplasty, Marin County Plastic Surgery Society, Greenbrae, CA, 2000.Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty, State of the Art, Guest Lecturer, University of California, S.F., 2000.Gruber, R.P. Correction of Alar Retraction: an Algorithm Rhinoplasty Society, New York, N.Y., 2001.Gruber, R. P. Early Surgical Intervention Following Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty Society, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002.Gruber, R.P. Personal Evolution From Closed to Open Rhinoplaty ASAPS Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002.Gruber, R.P. Closed to Open Rhinoplasty: Personal Observations. Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, La Jolla, CA 2002.Gruber, R. P. and Friedman, G. Subpectoral Periareolar Augmentation Mammaplasty: an 18 Year Follow-up. Presented at the Cal Soc of Plastic Surgeons. 2002.Hvistendal, Y., and Gruber, R.P. Extended Crescent Mastopexy. Resident's Conference, Seattle, WA, 2002.Gruber, R.P. Hvistendal, Y. Extended Crescent Mastopexy. Cal Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2003.Gruber, R.P., Berkowitz, L., Oneal, R. The spreader flap. Rhinoplasty Society, New Orleans, LA, 2005.Gruber, R.P. Sullivan P. Nasal Osteotomies Cal Society of Plastic Surgeons Sacramento, CA 2003.Gruber, R.P.Nahai, F., Bogdan, M. Friedman, G. Controlling the Curvature of Nasal Cartilages. Cal Society San Diego, CA 2004.Gruber, R.P. Update in Suture Techniques in Rhinoplasty. U.C.S.F. Lecture Series, San Francisco, CA 2004.

Scientific Exhibits:
Amato, J.J., Billy, L.J., Gruber, R.P., Rich, N. and

Lawson, N.S.. "Vascular Trauma Caused by High Velocity and Low Velocity Missiles, an experimental Study." AMA Convention, Chicago, June 21-25, 1970. Certificate of Merit.Amato, J.J., Billy, L.J., Gruber, R.P., Rich, N. and Lawson, N.S.. "High Velocity Injury to Blood Vessels," American College of Surgeons Meeting, October 12-16, Chicago, Illinois.88Gruber, R.P. and Friedman, G., "Closed Capsulotomy: Pressures Generated." American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco, California, (Won second prize).Gruber, R.P. and Albo, R,. "Breast Reconstruction following Radical Mastectomy," American College of Surgeons, Dallas, Texas, 1977.

Videos:
Amato, J.J., Rich, N., Billy, L.J. and Gruber, R.P.,
"Missile-Produced Vascular Trauma," Presented at the International Cardiovascular Society, Moscow, August, 27, 1971.Gruber, R.P., Kaplan, E.N., Laub, D.R. and Chase, R.A.. "A Technique of Microvascular Surgery." Stanford University Medical Center, 1974.Gruber, R.P. and Friedman, G.D.. "Breast and Nipple Reconstruction Following Mastecomy: Emphasis on Symmetry" American Society of Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Miami, 1978.Gruber, R.P.. "Subpectoral Augmentation Mammoplasty Through a Periareolar Incision," American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New Orleans, 1980.Gruber, R.P.. "Open Rhinoplasty." American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Los Angeles, 1986.Gruber, R.P.. "Open Rhinoplasty." American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New Orleans, 1987.Gruber, R.P. Nasal Anatomy for Nasal Surgery. ISAPS Symposium, San Diego, 1991.Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty in the Year 2000 American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Montreal, 1994.Gruber, R.P. Alar Base Reduction. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1995.Gruber, R.P. Rhytidectomy ? A Polite Debate. Symposium for Aesthetic Surgery. UCSF March 1998.Gruber, R.P. History of the Rhinoplasty Society. Rhinoplasty Society, Orland, FL, May 2000.Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, Dallas TX 2004.Gruber, R.P. Bogdan, M., Nahai, F. and Friedman, G. Controlling the Curvature of Nasal Cartilages. ASAPS and Rhinoplasty Society VanCouver, Canada 2004.Gruber, R.P. Interactive Video: Secondary Open Rhinoplasty ASAPS New Orleans, LA 2005.

Chapters in Books:
Gruber, R.P. and Lucas, Z.J.. The Effect of Lymphatic
Interruption and immediate vascularization on the afferent arc of skin graft rejection. In Micro-environmental Aspects of Immunity. Ed. By Jancovic, B.D. and Isadovic, K.. Plenum Press, New York, 1973.

Vistnes, L.M. and Gruber, R.P.. ?Electrical Injuries?. Biological Aspects of Reconstructive Surgery. Kernahan, D.A. and Vistnes, L.M., Page 135-138, Little Brown and Company, 1977.

Gruber, R.P. and Vistnes, L.M., ?Radiation Injuries?. Biological Aspects of Reconstructive Surgery. Kernahan, D.A. and Vistnes, L.M., page 139-143., Little Brown and Company, 1977.

Gruber, R.P.. ?Chemical Injuries?, in Biological Aspects of Reconstructive Surgery, Kernahan, D.A. and Vistnes, L.M., page 144-148, Little Brown and Company, 1977.

Gruber, R.P., Blepharoplasty, In Surgery of the Skin, Epstein and Epstein, 1982, 1986.

Gruber, R.P., Skin Expansion, In Surgery of the Skin, Epstein and Epstein, 1986.

Gruber, R.P. and Friedman, G., Periareolar Subpectoral Augmentation Mammoplasty, In Breast Surgery. Ed. Georgiade Nicholas, Williams and Wilkins, 1989.

Gruber, R.P. and Friedman, G., Subpectoral Augmentation, In Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast. Ed. R. Barrett Nonoe, B.C. Decker, Inc. 1989.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. In Instruction Course vol 2. Ed. Robert C. Russell, C.V. Mosby Co. 1989, p. 3-42.

Gruber, R.P., Primary Rhinoplasty, In How They Do It: Procedures in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Ed. Lars Vistnes, Little Brown and Company 1991.

Gruber, R.P. Complication of Open Rhinoplasty. In Complications of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Ed. Peck, G. McGower Co. 1992.
Gruber, R.P. Radix Augmentation. In Toriumi, D. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Publisher, 1998.

Gruber, R.P. The Short Nose. In Guyuron, B. (ed.) Second Conjoint Symposium on Aesthetic & Reconstructive Rhinoplasty. Publisher. 1998.

Gruber, R.P. and Aiache, A. Complications in Open Rhinoplasty. In Goldwyn & Cohen, eds. The Unfavorable Result in Plastic Surgery:Avoidance and Treatment. 2001.

Gruber, R.P. Suture techniques in rhinoplasty. In Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposia Series. Ed. Gunter, J., Rohrich, R., and Adams, M. In press, 2001.

Gruber, R.P. The Anatomic Tip Graft for Nasal Augmentation, Gunter book. In Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposia Series. Ed. Gunter, J., Rohrich, R., and Adams, M. In press, 2001.

Sieveking, N.E. and Gruber, R.P. An Overview of Aesthetic Rhinoplasty. In press 2001.

Gruber, R.P. and Danton, T. Open and Closed Rhinoplasty: Current Approaches. In Aesthetic Surgery of the Face. Peled, ;I.J. and Manders, E.K. (eds.) Publisher. In press.2002.

Gruber, R.P., Wall, S., and Kaufman, D. Open Rhinoplasty: Complications and Techniques.In Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Mathes, S. and Hentz, R. (eds.) Publishers, 2002, In Press.

Gruber, R. P. Anatomic Tip Graft. In Gunter, J., Rohrich, R. and Adams, W.(eds.) Dallas Rhinoplasty. Publishers, XXXXX, In press.

Gruber, R.P. Suture Techniques for Rhinoplasty In Gunter, J., Rohrich, R. and Adams, W.(eds.) Dallas Rhinoplasty. Publishers, XXXXX. In press.

Panel Presentations:
Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty Panel, American Society of

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Los Angeles, 1986.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty Panel, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Diego, 1986.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1986.
Gruber, R.P. Fat Grafts, Lipolysis Society of North America, New Orleans, 1987.
Gruber, R.P. Aspirated Fat Grafts, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New Orleans, 1987.
Gruber, R.P. Grafting in Rhinoplasty. PSEF Education Foundation Symposium, Zurich, Switzerland, 1988.
Gruber, R.P. Fat Grafting. Baker-Gordon Symposium, Miami, Florida, 1989.
Gruber, R.P. Secondary Rhinoplasty and cartilage grafting. Baker-Gordon Symposium, Miami, Florida, 1989.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. International Society of Aesthetic Surgery. Guatamala City, 1989.
Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty by the Open Approach. International Society of Aesthetic Surgery. Helsinki, Finland, 1989.
Gruber, R.P. Primary Rhinoplasty. Rees Nasal Symposium, New York, N.Y. 1990.
Gruber, R.P. Secondary Rhinoplasty. Rees Nasal Symposium, New York, N.Y. 1990.
Gruber, R.P. Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty. Southwestern Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Paris, France. 1990.
Gruber, R.P. Primary and Secondary Rhinoplasty. International Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Paris, France. 1991.
Gruber, R.P. External Rhinoplasty. International Society Aesthetic Surgery. San Diego, California. 1991.
Gruber, R.P. Controversies in Open Rhinoplasty. Washington University Medical School. St. Louis, Missouri, 1991.
Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty: Open vs. Closed Approach. American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Seattle, Washington, 1991.
Gruber, R.P. Chairman: Undesirable Consequences and Complications of Rhinoplasty American Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA 1992.
Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty. Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. Madrid, Spain. June 1992.
Gruber, R.P. Moderator: Policing Physicians in the 90?s. Calif. Soc. Plast. Surg. San Diego, CA 1994.
Gruber, R.P. Most Difficult Rhinoplasty. ASAPS, Dallas, TX 1994.
Gruber, R.P. Moderator: Rhinoplasty Panel. ISAPS. Sept. 1995, New York, N.Y.
Gruber, R.P. Correcting the Short Nose. ISAPS Sept. 1995, New York, N.Y.
Gruber, R.P. Correcting the Nasal Dorsum. ASPRS, Montreal, 1995.
Gruber, R.P. Moderator, Rhinoplasty Panel: Complications and Their Treatment. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Moderator, Indian Wells, 1996.
Rohrich, R., Gunter, J., Sheen, J., McKinney, P., Gruber, R.P. What I Do Differently in Rhinoplasty. Am. Soc. Aesth. Surg. San Francisco, CA, 1998.
Gruber, R.P. Moderator: Rhinoplasty complications. Stanford Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, San Francisco, CA, March 1998.
Guyuron, B., Gunter, J., Byrd, H. Steve, Gruber, R.P., Long Term Results Rhinoplasty Results. ASAPS, Dallas, TX 1999.
Gruber, R.P., Moderator, Newest Maneuvers I?m Intrigued by. American Maxillofacial Society, Oct. 1999.
Gruber, R.P. Moderator, Reducing the Incidence of Revision Rhinoplasty, Laguna Nigel, CA, May 2000.
Gruber, R.P. Moderator, Preventing Common Problems in Primary Rhinoplasty, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Preventing Common Problems in Primary Rhinoplasty, Orlando, FL, 2000.
Gruber, R.P. Moderator, Complications in Rhinoplasty, Santa Monica, CA, 2000.
Gruber, R.P. Moderator, Rhinoplasty Panel (Gunter, J. Guyuron, B., Peck, G.) ASAPS, New York, N.Y.

Symposium Faculty:
Gruber, R.P., Open Septoplasty. Symposium on Facial

Aesthetic Surgery, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Tucson 1985.
Gruber, R.P., Fat Grafting. Symposium on Facial Aesthetic Surgery, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, March 1985.
Gruber, R.P., Open Septoplasty. Rhinoplasty Symposium, Chairman George Peck, Atlanta, 1986.
Gruber, R.P., Open Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty Symposium, Chairman George Peck, Atlanta, 1986.
Gruber, R.P., Open Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty. Baker Gordon Symposium, Miami, February, 1988.
Gruber, R.P., Fat Grafts. Baker Gordon Symposium, Miami, February, 1988.
Gruber, R.P., Complications of Augmentation Mammoplasty. Symposium on Management on the Unfavorable Result. Monterey, January, 1988.
Gruber, R.P., Complications of Rhinoplasty. Symposium on Management of the Unfavorable Result. Monterey, January, 1988.
Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty: Open Approach. International Society of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. Paris, 1991.
Gruber, R.P. the Open Approach to the Nose. Minnesota Soc.of Plast. Surg. 1991.
Gruber, R.P. Open Septoplasty XIX Annual International Symposium on Plastic-Aesthetic Surgery. Guadalajara, Mexico, November, 1992.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. XIX Annual International Symposium on Plastic-Aesthetic Surgery. Guadalajara, Mexico, November, 1992.
Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty Techniques. International Society of Plast. Reconstr. Surg. April 1993, London.
Gruber, R.P. PSEF Rhinoplasty Symposium. Santa Monica, 1994.
Gruber, R.P. Temple University Symposium on Aesthetic Surgery. Temple, PA 1994.
Gruber, R.P. Stanford Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium: Suture Techniques in Rhinoplasty. San Francisco, 1996.
Gruber, R.P. Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, Course director: Jack Gunter, M.D. San Francisco, 1997.
Gruber, R.P. Moderator, Live surgery (Rhinoplasty) Panel. Symposium on Aesthetic Surgery, Chairman: Jack Owsley, M.D. San Francisco, 1997.
Gruber, R.P. 2nd Conjoint Symposium: Aesthetic and Reconstructive Rhinoplasty, Boston, 1997.
Gruber, R.P. Symposium on Aesthetic Surgery. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Nov. 1997.
Gruber,R.P. Symposium on Aesthetic Surgery.U.C.S.F. San Francisco, CA March 1998.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. ISAPS Symposium. Barcelona, Spain, July 1998.
Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty (primary and secondary) Operationskurs mit Symposium der Rhinoplastik. Munich, Germany, June 1999.
Gruber, R.P. Symposium Honoring Rudolphe Meyer, M.D., Berlin, Germany, 1999.
Gruber, R.P. Guest Surgeon. Australian Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Melbourne, Australia, 1999.
Gruber R.P. Guest Surgeon. Chirurgia Estetica e Funzionale Del Naso. Instituto Clinico Humanitas, Milan, Italy, 1999.
Gruber, R.P. Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Elat Israel, March 2000.
Gruber, R.P. Brazilian Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2000.
Gruber, R.P. Northwest Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, British Columbia, Canada, 2000.
Gruber, R.P. New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery. Sponsored by the Plastic Boca Raton, Florida, 2001.
Gruber, R.P. Manhattan Eye Ear Nose & Throat Symposium, New York, 2002.
Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty Panel, New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery, La Jolla, CA 2002.

Visiting/Traveling Professorships:
University of Southern Calif., 1994.
Host: Gary Brody, M.D.
University of California (San Diego), 1994.
Universitaryio Cajara Hospital (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery), 1995.
University of Texas (Houston), 1996.
Host: J. Taechgraeber, M.D.
Brown University, 1998.
Host: Patrick Sullivan, M.D.
University of Miami, 1998.
Loma Linda University 2001
Traveling Professor for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2001-2003.
University of Virginia, 2001.
University of Cincinnati, 2001.
Johns Hopkins University, 2001.
Georgetown University, 2001.
University of Kansas, 2001.
Brown University, 2001.
New York Society of Plastic Surgery, 2001.
Washington, University 2002.
St. Barnabas Medical Center 2002.

Instruction Course Faculty:
Gruber, R.P., Open Rhinoplasty, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998,1999, 2000.
Gruber, R.P., Open Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty. American Society of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.
Gruber, R.P. and Rudolph, R., Complications from Augmentation Mammoplasty, Toronto, 1989.
Gruber, R.P. Eye Opener Course: A Review of Difficult Rhinoplasty Cases. American Society of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1993.
Gruber, R.P. Eye Opener Course: Rhinoplasty. A Personal Approach. ASAPS, San Francisco, CA March 1995, 1996, 1997,1998,1999.
Gruber, R.P. Update on Rhinoplasty Techniques. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Francisco, 1997.
Gruber, R.P. Open Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty. IPRAS, San Francisco, CA 1999.
Gruber, R.P. Primary and Secondary Rhinoplasty (With Digital Imaging), ASAPS, Dallas, TX, 1999.
Rohrich, R. and Gruber, R.P. Rhinoplasty: Optimizing Your Results. ASAPS, Orlando, FL, May 2000, 2002,

Symposia Chairmanships:
Chairman Medical Malpractice - 1986 Update. International College of Surgeons, Oakland, CA 1986.
Chairman California Society of Plastic Surgery, Tucson, Arizona, March, 1987.
Chairman Laser Update in Medicine & Surgery. International College of Surgeons, Oakland, CA, 1988.
Chairman Rhinoplasty: A State of the Art Symposium, Co-chairman, R. Pearl, M.D. Stanford University Medical Center. San Francisco, California, May 1993.
Chairman Rhinoplasty Society Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, 1998.

Books:
Gruber, R.P. and Peck, G. Rhinoplasty: State of the Art.

Mosby Co. Chicago, 1993.

Live Televised Surgery:
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty by the Open Approach.

Baker-Gordon Symposium.Miami, Florida, 1986.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. Rees Rhinoplasty Symposium. New York, N.Y. 1991.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. Stanford Rhinoplasty Symposium. San Francisco, April 1993.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty: Current Indications and Techniques. Plastic Surgery Education Foundation. (nationally televised) April 1994.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. Symposium on Aesthetic Surgery. UCSF. San Francisco, CA March 11, 1998.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. ISAPS Symposium. Barcelona, Spain, July 1998.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. Operationskurs mit Symposium der Rhinoplastik., Munich, Germany, 1999.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. Symposium Honoring Rudolphe Meyer, M.D., Berlin, Germany, 1999.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. Australian Society of Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery, Melbourne, Australia, 1999.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. Insituto Clinico Humanitas, Milan, Italy 1999.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty University of Virginia, 2001.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, 2001
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. St. Barnabas Medical Center, New Jersey, 2002.
Gruber, R.P. Open Rhinoplasty. Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 2002

Surgical Devices:
Open Rhinoplasty Retractor, Padgett Instruments, Kansas

City, KS. 1996.

Nasal Tip Graft Sizers, Padgett Instruments, Kansas City, KS. 2001.
Mucoperichondrial elevator/knife Combination, Padgett Instruments, Kansas City, KS. 2002
Columella Retractor, Padgett Instruments, Kansas City, KS. 2002
Cartilage Carving Block, Padgett Instruments, Kansas City, KS. 2002

Physics/Time Publications & Presentations:
Gruber, R.P., Middleditch, J. and Koo, D., Measurement of the Velocity of Light From Visual Binary Stars. Ast. Soc. Pac., 93: 777-782, 1981.
Gruber, R.P., Price, R., Matthews, S., Cordwell, W. and Wagner, L., The
Impossibility of a Simple Derivation of the Schwarzchild Metric. Am. Journal of Physics, 56: 256-269, 1988.
Gruber, R.P. and Hamilton, R. A Simple Derivation of the Schwarzschild Metric. Using One Empirical Observation. Presented at the Stanford University Physics Seminar. March 10, 1988.
Gruber, R.P. and Brahm, D., A simple proof for one of the major consequences of Einstein?s General Theory of Relativity. Presented at the Univ. of Calif. Biophysics Seminar, April 11, 1988.
Gruber, R.P., A., Hamilton, R., Matthews, S. Space Curvature and the ?Heavy Banana Paradox?. Physics Teacher. 29: 147-1479, 1991.
Gruber, R.P. Einstein?s Space Curvature from an Engineer?s Viewpoint. Guest Lecturer. Physics Colloquium. M.I.T., Cambridge, MA. Nov. 1991.
Brahm, D. and Gruber, R.P. Limitations of the Geometrodynamic Clock. General Relativity and Gravitation, 24, 297, 1992.
Gruber, R.P. Special and General Relativity: A Pragmatic Approach. Guest Lecturer. University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada, Feb. 1992.
Gruber, R.P. and Brahm, D. Clock Asynchrony and Mass Variation. General Relativity and Gravitation. 25: 361-364, 1992.
Gruber, R.P. A Theory of Time Based on Clock Non-linearity. Symposium on Time, University of Bristol, Bristol, England, May, 1993.
Gruber, R.P., and Matthews, S. A Uniform Scale of Time. Found. Physics Letters, August, 1994.
Gruber, R.P. Einstein?s Theory of Relativity. ASPRS Teaching Course. New Orleans, LA 1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998.
Gruber, R.P. A Simple Didactic Approach to Einstein?s Theories of Relativity.
Guest Lecturer. U. of South Cal. April 1994. University of California, San Diego, 1994.
Gruber, R.P. and Matthews, S. The Effects of Chaos Theory on a Uniform Scale of Time. Presented at the International Society for the Study of Time, Montreal, Canada, 1994.
Gruber, R.P. A Simple Didactic Approach to Einstein?s Theories of Relativity. Guest Lecturer. U. of South Cal. April 1994.
Price, R.H. and Gruber, R.P. Paradoxical Twins and Their Special Relatives. Am. J. Physics, 64:1006-8, 1996.
Gruber, R.P. and Price, R.H. Zero Time Dilation in an Accelerating Rocket ? In press. Am. J. of Physics, 65:979,1997.
Gruber, R.P. Measuring Time and Age By Energy Expenditure. International Society for the Study of Time. Tutzig, Germany, July 1998.
Gruber, R.P. and Wagner, L.F. Subjective vs. Proper (Clock) Time. Workshop on ?Studies on the Structure of Time: from Physics to Psychopathology.? Palermo, Italy, August 1999.
Gruber, R.P. A Simple Approach to Einstein?s Special Theory of Relativity. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 1999.
Gruber, R.P. and Wagner, L.F. Subjective vs. Proper (Clock) Time: the Impact of Aging. British Society for the Study of Time, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, 1999.
Gruber, R.P., Wagner, L.F. and Block, R. A. Relationships Between Subjective Time and Information Processed (Level of Uncertainty). Presented at the International Society for the Study of Time. Gargonza, Italy, 2001.
Gruber, R.P., Wagner, L.F. and Block, R.A. Subjective vs. Proper (Clock) Time. In ed. Buccheri, R. Proceedings on the Workshop on the Studies of the Structure of Time. Kluwer Academic Publishers, In Press.
Gruber, R.P. Einstein?s Twin Paradox: a Review of Some Pedagogical Problems, In ed. Pandalai, S.G. Recent Research Developments in Physics. Transworld Research Network, Trivandrum, India, In Press.2002.
Gruber, R.P., Block, R.A., Wagner, L., and Matthews, S. Subjective vs. Proper Time. Temporology Seminar, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 2002.
Rothenstein, B., Gruber, R.P., and Barvinschi, F. Differently Accelerated Twins Without Differential Aging. Submitted to American Journal of Physics, 2002.

Awards & Honors

1. Eban J. Carey Memorial Award in Anatomy (medical
school ), 1964.
2. Bank of America Giannini Fellowship. Served at Stanford University Medical Center , Department of Plastic Surgery, 1972-1973.
3. Highest Examination Score (in-service) in the U.S.A. upon completion of Residency in Plastic Surgery, 1974.
4. Award for Exhibit on Closed Caspulotomy on the Breast(Second Place) - American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - San Francisco , 1977.
5. American Cancer Society: Honor Award , 1978.
6. Walter Scott Brown Award - (Best Video or Film) - American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1983.
7. Listed in "The Best Doctors in America" (Naifeh and Smith), 1996.
8. Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering (A.N. Marquis), 1998.
9. Listed in The National Registry of Who's Who, 1998.
10. Listed in San Francisco Magazine's article of "The Top Doctors in the Bay Area", 1999.
11. Listed in "The Best Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons", 1999.
12. Listed in Who's Who in the World, 2001.
13. Honorary Thomas Jefferson Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia , 2001.
14. Invited Guest Speaker ASAPS Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002 "Personal Evolution From Closed to Open Rhinoplasty"
15. Invited Guest Speaker Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA 2003.
16. Best Scientific Presentation. Cal Society of Plastic Surgeons. Sacramento, CA 2003.
17. Best Scientific Presentation Cal Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Diego, CA 2004.
18. Best Scientific Presentation (Tiffany Award) American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Van Couver, CA 2004.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Alta Bates Summit Hospital, Associate Staff, Oakland, CA
Stanford University Hospital, Teaching Staff, Stanford, CA
University of California, San Francisco, Teaching Staff, San Francisco, CA
The Surgery Center, Oakland, CA
Providence Hospital, Chief of Plastic Surgery, Oakland, CA

Society Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1966.
Psychonomic Society, 1966.
Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, 1966.
Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S., 1969.
Royal Society of Medicine, 1970.
Alameda Contra Costa County Medical Association, 1974.
California Medical Association, 1974.
American Medical Association, 1974.
American Physicians Fellowship, Inc., 1974.
American Burn Association, 1974.
International College of Surgeons, 1976.
American College of Surgeons, 1976.
International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 1976.
American Association of Hand Surgery, 1977.
American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, 1977.
New York Academy of Sciences, 1977.
International Society for the Study of Time, 1978.
California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1979.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1979.
Pan Pacific Surgical Association, 1980.
American Astronomical Society, 1982.
Lipolysis Society of North America, 1984.
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 1984.
American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 1990 (By Invitation).
American Physics Society, 1993.
The Rhinoplasty Society, 1995.
Northwestern Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - (Honorary Membership by Invitation), 2000.

Offices Held

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery:
Scientific Committee, 1983, 1988.
Strategic Planning Committee, 1986.
Chairman, Audiovisual Committee, 1987-1988.
Board of Directors (AdHoc), 1987-1988.
Scholarship Committee, 1984-1987.
Local Arrangements Committee, 1988.
Ethics Committee (Western United States) Representative,1990- 1993.
Scientific Program Committee, 1994-1995, 1998, 1999.
Technical Exhibits Committee, 1998.
Education Committee, 1999.

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:
1. Scientific Program Committee, 1981, 1982.
2. Exhibits Committee, 1994, 1995.
3. Scientific Program Committee, 1994-1995, 1998.
4. Scientific Exhibit/Posters Committee, 1996.
5. Technical Exhibits Committee, 1998.

California Society of Plastic Surgery:
1. Insurance Mediation Committee, 1983.
2. Scientific Committee, 1982 (Chairman, 1986, 1987, 1988).
3. Marketing Committee, 1986.
4. Awards Committee, 1996.

Plastic Surgery Education Foundation:
1. Curriculum Committee, 1988.
2. Research Grant Committee, 1988.
3. Instructional Course Committee, 1987, 1988.
4. Silicone Research Committee, 1992.

Rhinoplasty Society:
1. Founding member, 1995.
2. Secretary, 1996.
3. Vice President, 1997.
4. President-elect, 1998.
5. Committees:
Program Committee, 1997.
Time and Place Committee 1998, 1999.
Nominating Committee 2001, 2002.
6. Editor, Newsletter, 1998
7. President 1999
8. Board of Trustees 2000-2004
Chairman of the Board, 2000
9. Historian, 2005

American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory
Surgery Facilities, Inc.

1. Facility Inspector, 1997 - present.
2. Communications Committee, 1999.
3. Standards Committee, 2001, 2004.
4. Education Committee 2001.

Providence Hospital :
1. Medical Education Committee, 1974-1976.
2. Ambulatory Surgery Committee, 1978-1984.
3. Executive Committee, 1983-1985.
4. Peer Review Committee, 1988.
5. Chief of Plastic Surgery 1978-1984,1988-1990.

Merritt Hospital:Medical Education Committee, 1976-1984.

Alta Bates Hospital:Medical Education Committee, 1974-1975.

Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association:
1. Mediation Committee, 1976-present.
2. Ethics Committee, 1990-1996

American Cancer Society: Board of Directors (ad hoc), 1981-1984.

The Surgery Center (Oakland, California): Board of Directors, 1985-1991.

International College of Surgeons:
1. Regent, Northern California, 1984.
2. Local Host Chairman,1988.
3. Vice President, 1988.

University of California S.F. Administrative Council
Representative for Dept. of Plastic Surgery 2003 - present

Editorial Consultant Positions:
Annals of Plastic Surgery, 1986-present.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 1992-present.
Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 1996 - present.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal (Regional Editor) 2000-present
On-Line Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal
(Rhinoplasty Editor) 2001.

Staff & Facilities

Computer Imaging

Computer Imaging Available

Skin Care Products

La-Roche Posay, Obagi

Payment Options

Personal Check, All major Credit Cards, Outside Financing Available

Ronald P. Gruber MD, FACS

3318 Elm Street, Oakland, CA,
94609, US

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