Dr. Carlos Ayala, MD, FACS

Carlos Ayala M.D. FACS
LtCol., USAF, MC, FS

Date of Birth:  05/22/1966
Birth Place: Bronx, New York

  UCLA School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
  State University of New York, Binghamton, N.Y.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1991. GPA 3.98
High Honors Sigma Theta Tau, International
Nursing Honor Society
  Advanced Medical Laboratory Technician School
Bethesda, Maryland. GPA 4.0
  Central Texas College
Associate Degree in General Studies, GPA 4.0
  Academy of Health Sciences, San Antonio, Texas
Medical Laboratory Specialist, GPA 4.0
  Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Illinois.
Hospital Corpsman, GPA 4.0

  Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston, Mass
General Surgery Internship
Clinical Fellow in Surgery
Harvard School of Medicine

  Harvard Otolaryngology Program (Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary)
Resident in Otolaryngology
Clinical Fellow in Otology and Laryngology
Harvard School of Medicine

  Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship –Lasky Clinic, Beverly Hills, CA
(Andrew Frankel M.D. FACS – Mentor)
Aerospace Medicine Primary Course (Flight Surgeon)
Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine

Military Sponsored Training
  NASA Space Shuttle Medical Support Team
Aerospace Medicine Primary Course (Flight Surgeon Training)
(Earned “Wings” as Flight Surgeon”)
Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology
Clinical Polysomnography Course (40 CME credits)
Fleet Hospital Operation and Training Course
Combat Causality Care Course (C-4)



Academic Appointments
  Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Military Medical School
Uniformed Services University Health Sciences (USUHS)
Clinical Fellow in Otology & Laryngology, Harvard Medical School 2000-2004
Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Harvard Medical School 1999-2000

Research Projects & Presentations
  Slide Presentation Mac Dill Surgical readiness team  
Facial Trauma and Stereotactic Image Guided Sinus Surgery”
Jan 2007
Slide Presentation. Military Audiologist Association.
"Audiologic Referrals to an Otolaryngologist"
Feb 2006
Medical Staff Presentation on
“Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Diagnosis & Management “
Dec 2005
Univision-Tampa Spanish Television Channel 62 July 2005
Medical interview regarding effects of loud music and Hearing Loss
Sharon Miranda-Reporter Univision-Tampa
ENT Preceptor University of Florida PharmD. Students Mac Dill AFB 2005-2007
ENT Preceptor, Triservice Physician assistant (PA) students
Mac Dill AFB
CME Luncheon Presentation, Common ENT complaints and treatment
Mac Dill AFB
CME Luncheon Presentation, Obstructive Sleep Apnea ENT Perspective Mac Dill, AFB 2004
New England Otolaryngology Society (Slide Presentation)
Endoscopic Transnasal Vidian Neurectomy for Intractable Rhinorrhea
Ayala, C., R. Sindwani, R. Metson. 2nd Place Resident Award
Calixto Garcia Hospital, Havana Cuba
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course (Spanish) for Cuban Otolaryngologist
Micheal Sillers M.D. & David Parsons M.D.
Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (COSM),
Palm Springs, California. Slide Presentation, Vision Threatening Tension
Orbital Pneumocele Secondary to Cocaine Use
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery, Washington, D.C. Poster Presentation,
Octogenarian free flap reconstruction: Complications and Cost of Therapy
Paul H. Ward M.D. Society, Otolaryngology Research Symposium,
Los Angeles, California. Willard Edward Fee, Jr. (Honored Guest & Judge)
Slide Presentation, Protein C Deficiency in Microvascular Reconstruction of Head
and Neck Cancer & Synaptophysin expression during hair cell recovery in
chinchilla crista ampullaris post gentamicin ototoxicity.

1st Place Resident Award
National Medical Fellowship, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hartford, Conn.
Slide Presentation, Synaptophysin expression in chinchilla crista
ampullaris during inner ear recovery post gentamicin ototoxicity.
Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO),
Midwinter Meeting, Tampa, Florida
Poster #304, Synaptophysin expression during hair cell regeneration in chinchilla crista ampullaris post gentamicin ototoxicity.

  Ayala, C., Selig M., Faquin W., Franco,R. Ultrastructural Evaluation of 585nm Pulsed Dye Laser treated Glottal Dysplasia.   January , Journal of Voice 2007

Lopez I, Ayala C, Honrubia V. Synaptophysin Immunohistochemistry during Vestibular Hair Cell Recovery after Gentamicin Treatment.  Audiol Neurotol 2003, 8, 80-90

Ayala C., Healy G., Vargas S. Psammomatous Calcification in Association With a Benign Thyroglossal Duct Cyst.  Arch Otol 2003, Vol.129, 241-243

Ayala C., Watkins L., Deschler, D., Tension Orbital Pneumocele Secondary to Cocaine Use. Otolaryng Head & Neck Surg   2002:127:572-4

Blackwell, K., Azizzadeh, B., Ayala, C., Rawnsley, J.D.  Octogenarian free flap reconstruction: Complications and cost of therapy”.  Otolaryn Head & Neck Surg 2002. 126(3) 301-306

Ayala, C. Blackwell, K.  Protein C Deficiency in Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction.  Laryngoscope 1999, 259-265

  Ayala, C., Spelberg, B. Boards & Wards, USMLE Step2&3 Review 3rd ed. 2006 Lippincott.
ISBN 0-632-04493-4 (BARNES & NOBLE TOP 10 Best Sellers List for Medicine July 2006)

Ayala, C., Spelberg, B. & Louis J. Ignarro (Nobel Laureate-Physiology or Medicine, 1998).
Pharmacology for the Boards & Wards, USMLE Step 1, 2&3.2nd ed.  2006 Lippincott. ISBN 1-4051-0324-8

Ayala, C., Spelberg, B. Pathophysiology for the Boards & Wards, USMLE Step 1 Review.  5th ed., 2006 Lippincott.. 
ISBN 0-632-04485-3

Ayala, C., Spelberg, B. Opthalmology & Otolaryngology for the Boards & Wards, USMLE Step 1, 2&3. 2002 Blackwell Science ISBN 0-632-04582-5

Ayala, C., Spelberg, B. Dermatology for the Boards & Wards, USMLE Review. 2001 Blackwell Science ISBN 0-632-04572-8

Ayala, C., Spelberg, B. Immunology for the Boards & Wards, USMLE Step 1. 2001 Blackwell Science ISBN 0-632-04574-4

Ayala, C., Spelberg, B. Microbiology for the Boards & Wards, USMLE Step 1. 2001 Blackwell Science ISBN 0-632-04576-0

Ayala, C., Spelberg, B. Behavioral Sciences and Outpatient Medicine for the Boards & Wards, USMLE Step 1, 2&3. 2001 Blackwell Science. ISBN 0-632-04578-7

Awards and Honors
Named one of "America's Top Physicians 2008" by Consumer Research Council of America 2008
Personally Recognized by Vice Admiral Eric Thor Olsen, Deputy Commander
of Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for Medical Support to SOCOM mission
Air Mobility Command “Surgeon of the Year” (Surgical Excellence Award) 2007
Fellow of American College of Surgeons (October 2006) 2006
New England Otolaryngology Society, 2nd Place Resident Presentation Award 2003
William G Figueroa Award for Dedication to underserved Communities 1999
Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society 1999
Franklin C. Mclean, and William and Charlotte Cadbury Awards
Nominated Top Minority Medical Student in the United States
Paul H. Ward M.D. Society, Research Symposium, 1st prize Otolaryngology
Residents Award, Best Research Presentation.
Fellowship in Academic Medicine, NMF Inc. Bristol Myers Squibb
Preceptor: Professor Vicente Honrubia M.D., D.M.Sc. Director of
Research,UCLA division of Head and Neck Surgery
Letter of Distinction in Pharmacology, UCLA School of Medicine
From Louis J Ignarro, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1998
AT&T Foundation, Lucent Technologies, NMF Telemedicine Training Grant 1997
National Hispanic Medical Association, Leadership, Travel Award 1997
UCLA Center of Excellence Research Grant 1996
California Hispanic American Medical Association (CHAMA),
Academic Excellence Commitment to Hispanic Community Scholarship
U.S. Air Force Academic Scholarship to attend Medical School (HPSP) 1995-1999
U.S. Navy Academic Scholarship to attend Nursing School (MECP) 1989-1991
Decker Foundation Award for Academic Excellence, High Honors GPA 3.98 1991
Most Outstanding Hispanic American Student Award 1991

Leadership Experience
Lt Colonel U.S. Air Force Medical Corps 2009
NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission STS-122 2009
Member of Medical Standby Team (Trauma Surgeon)  
Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany 2007-2009
Deputy Chief of Medical Staff, Mac Dill AFB, FL 2007
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Military Medical School
Uniformed Services University Health Sciences (USUHS)
Chairman of Medical Ethics Committee, Mac Dill AFB, Fl. 2005-2006
Major, Medical Corps USAF, Chief Otolaryngology , Mac Dill AFB, Florida 2004-2007
Major, Medical Corps USAF, Director Sleep Medicine, Mac Dill, AFB Fl 2004-2007
Capt., Medical Corps, USAF, Resident, Harvard Otolaryngology Program 1999-2004
2nd Lt, Medical Corps, USAF, UCLA School of Medicine HPSP
(Senior Flight Officer of 14 Medical officers during Officer Training School)
Co-President of Chicano/Latino Medical Student Association (CMSA)      1996-1997
Course Founder and Developer, Community Medical Spanish Course UCLA School of Medicine 1996-1999
Lieutenant (03E) U.S.  Navy Nurse Corps
(Battalion Commander, of 142 Naval Officers during Officer Indoctrination School)
Operational Deployment to Guantanamo Bay Cuba 12/94-2/95
Nurse Corps Officer, Naval Hospital Long Beach, Ca. 1991-1995
Hospital Corpsman, Petty Officer 2nd Class (E-5)      1984-1991

Humanitarian Medical Missions
  Operation Medical Libraries
Established Trauma Library at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center with assistance UCLA
School of Medicine Alumni Director Valerie Walker and Operation Medical
Libraries (opmedlibs.medalumni.ucla.edu/)
  Medical Missions For Children (MMFC) Quito, Ecuador 
Worked with Dr Babak Azzizadeh and Usuma Hamdan perform over 60
Cleft lip and palate repairs, and 20 burn scar revisions on Indigenous
Inca children of Ecuador.  Televised on Discovery Health Channel Feb 2007
  Medical Missions for Children (MMFC) Antigua, Guatemala
Worked with Dr. Dennis Snyder and Dr. Paul Ward to perform over
40 Cleft lip and Palate repairs on Indigenous Mayan children of Guatemala
  Medical Mission to Havana, Cuba.  Resource Exchange International (REI-Cuba)
Worked with David Parsons M.D., Michael J. Sillers, M.D. and a team of U.S. Otolaryngologists.
To provide medical care to Cubans & instructing Cuban ENT’s on endoscopic sinus surgery techniques.
  Medical Mission to Russia- Featured Cover Story
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery  Dec 2002, Vol 21. No 12 in
Multiple Thyroid Surgeries in St. Petersburg, Russia with Gregory Randolph M.D.
Associate Professor Harvard Medical School.
  Guantanamo Bay Cuba Cuban & Haitian Migrant Camp
Assigned as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer
Assist > 30,000 migrants   with health care needs.


Military Medals
  Meritorious Service Medal 2007
  Navy Achievement Medal with a Gold Star (2 awarded) 1995
  Humanitarian Service Medal  1995
  Expert Pistol Medal 1992
  National Defense Medal 1992
  Navy Good Conduct Medal 1988
  Joint Service Commendation Medal, Awarded by U.S. Secretary of Defense 1988
  Joint Service Achievement Medal, Awarded by U.S. Secretary of Defense 1986

Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology
Board Eligible: Sleep Medicine (Board Exams Nov 2011)

Medical License
  Florida ME 96174       Active
Florida ME 96174       Active

  ACLS Instructor-Current
ATLS Instructor-Current
PALS Instructor-Current

Membership in Societies
  American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (Diplomate)
American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Language Skills
  Fluent in Spanish


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