Dr. Aldona Spiegel became Director of the Center for Breast Restoration with the Institute for Reconstructive Surgery at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas in 2005. She is also an Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery of Weill Medical College at Cornell University (2012). She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Ottawa (1990, 1994) and completed her general surgery training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland (1997). She completed a microsurgery fellowship (1998) and plastic surgery (2001) training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas where she was a faculty member (2001–2005). Dr. Spiegel is a member of several committees (In-service Committee and Breast Committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Nominating Committee of the World Society for Reconstructive Surgery) and Editorial Review Boards (Associate Editor of The Breast Journal, member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Manuscript Reviewer for Annals of Plastic Surgery). Dr. Spiegel has contributed numerous journal articles and book chapters to scholarly publications. Her primary fields of interest include microsurgery, breast reconstruction, and reinnervation.