Dr. Felice has a comprehensive surgical training background having completed his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Florida, where he gained invaluable experience and comfort operating on patients for facial aesthetic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, male gynecomastia surgery, as well as body contouring surgeries including abdominoplasty, liposuction, and mommy-makeover aesthetic procedures.

He completed his General Surgery residency at the University of South Carolina where he was nominated by his peers and colleagues for the “Physician of the Year” award, and he was chosen to complete a 2-year Research Fellowship at the University of Michigan Section of Plastic Surgery where he authored over 20 Plastic Surgery publications and won Best Research Paper of the Year by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

What excites and inspires Dr. Felice is his belief that Plastic Surgery creates the perfect balance of critical and creative thinking combined with precise operative skill to achieve optimal physical and psychological benefits for his patients. He enjoys collaborating with other physicians and surgeons, and is always enthusiastic about asking questions and exchanging ideas and techniques on how to improve and enhance his patient’s care. This, coupled with the loss of 3 of his own family members to breast cancer, helped to shape his passion to pursue a practice in Plastic Surgery. He is excited to call Greenville home and to join Advanced Cosmetic Surgery team where he will continue to build upon his skills and work with a compassionate, competent, and well-respected team.

Throughout his extensive Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at the University of Florida, Dr. Felice was exposed to a wide variety of surgical patients and procedures. He graduated with invaluable experience and comfort operating on patients for facial aesthetics and reconstruction; breast cancer reconstruction, breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lift surgery; male gynecomastia surgery; tummy-tuck and abdominoplasty, liposuction and fat grafting; hand and finger function and reconstruction surgery, and skin cancer surgery. He has a particular interest in breast augmentation and breast reduction, facial cosmetic surgery, breast cancer reconstruction, skin cancer removal and reconstruction, as well as body contouring.

Dr. Felice was awarded a 2-year Research Fellowship with the Section of Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan where he performed research in both breast cancer and head and neck cancer. He has authored and contributed to over 20 peer-reviewed publications and won Best Research Paper of the Year by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons in 2015. He continues to write, publish, and present original craniofacial and breast cancer research at national and international meetings.

During General Surgery training at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Felice learned the operative and clinical skills necessary to care for people across a wide variety of surgical disciplines. He was nominated for Physician of the Year by his hospital colleagues and peers, and was the winner of the annual General Surgery Department “Great Debate” competition. His proudest moment as a resident of USC is still his pinning and induction as a member of the “Trauma Team”.

It was during his surgical training that Dr. Felice was exposed to an in-depth view of Plastic Surgery, and he fell in love with the diverse patient populations, the variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures, and with how to provide both physical and psychological healing was possible for his surgical patients.

The basis for Dr. Felice’s medical school training began at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. While at Loyola, Dr. Felice volunteered with the International Service Immersion program and provided health care and public health education to people throughout Guatemala. He was a co-founder and editor of Ephemeris, an art and literary magazine featuring the works of Loyola students, faculty, and medical staff. He also co-founded and volunteered with the Stritch Writers’ Club Juvenile Detention Project, conducting weekly writing seminars with journaling, free-writing, and poetry classes for detainees at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, IL.

Prior to beginning at Loyola, Dr. Felice attended Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. As a member of the Premed Program he majored in Biology and received a double minor in Chemistry and Theology. In addition to volunteering with the Student Admission Program, he was elected to the Student Government Senate and was a leader of the Appalachia Volunteers and Habitat for Humanity programs. He received Dean’s List First Honors for his academic excellence and was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society before graduating cum laude.

Dr. Felice is equipped with the utmost education and knowledge that are vital when considering choosing a Plastic Surgeon for your care. He is a thoughtful and articulate communicator, and patients and colleagues alike attest to his competence, empathy, and friendly disposition. His caring demeanor and dedication to helping his patients achieve gratifying results make him an exceptional addition to Advanced Cosmetic Surgery. We are proud to have Dr. Felice joining with Dr. McFadden in enhancing the lives of patients here in Greenville and the surrounding areas.

My hobbies include exercise, reading, cooking, golfing, surfing, photography, and travel. I volunteer with Team RWB helping veterans reconnect with their communities after wartime deployment. I have a strong connection to my friends and family and make time to share with them as often as I can.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Medical Society Memberships
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Resident Membership
  • Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons (FSPS), Resident Membership
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS), Resident Membership
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Resident Membership
Education

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

  • July 2004 to June 2008
  • M.D. Degree

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA September

  • 1999 to June 2003
  • B.S. Degree, Cum Laude
  • Major: Biology
  • Double Minor: Chemistry and Theology
Honors and Awards
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, October 2015
    • Best Paper Award, Research/Experimental Category
  • Physician of the Year Nominee, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, November 2014
  • Moses Gunn 24th Annual Research Conference Presenter, May 2012, May 2013
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons/Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation, September 2011
    • Research Grant Award
  • Winner, University of South Carolina Department of Surgery “Great Debate”, December 2010
  • University of South Carolina Department of Surgery “Trauma Team” Inductee, September 2009
  • Honors Program in Bioethics and Professionalism, August 2005 to June 2008
  • Boston College Deans’ List Second Honors, June 2003
  • Boston College Deans’ List First Honors, September 2000 to December 2003
  • Golden Key International Honor Society Inductee, June 2002
  • Boston College Student Research Fellowship Grant Recipient, June 2000
Publications

First Author

  • Felice PA, Kerekes DT, Mast BA. Identifying risk factors leading to unanticipated postoperative readmission. Ann Plast Surg, 2017 In press. PMID: 28430675
  • Felice PA, Gong B, Ahsan S, Deshpande SS, Nelson NS, Donneys A, Tchanque-Fossuo CN, Morris MD, Buchman SR. Raman spectroscopy delineates radiation-induced injury and partial rescue by amifostine in bone: A murine mandibular model. J Bone Miner Metab. 2015 May;33(3):279-84. PMID: 25319554
  • Felice PA, Nelson NS, Page EE, Deshpande SS, Donneys A, Rodriguez J, Buchman SR. Amifostine reduces radiation-induced complications in a murine model of expander-based breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct;134(4):551e-60e. PMID: 25357049
  • Felice PA, Ahsan A, Perosky JE, Deshpande SS, Nelson NS, Donneys A, Kozloff KM, Buchman SR. Prophylactic amifostine preserves the biomechanical properties of irradiated bone in the murine mandible. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3): 314e–321e. MCID: PMC4163550
  • Felice PA, Ahsan S, Donneys A, Deshpande SS, Nelson NS, Buchman SR. Deferoxamine administration delivers translational optimization of distraction osteogenesis in the irradiated mandible. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2013 Oct;132(4):542e-548e. PMID: 24076701

Contributing Author

  • Carey EG, Deshpande SS, Urlaub KM, Zheutlin AR, Nelson NS, Donneys A, Kang SY, Gallagher KK, Felice PA, Tchanque-Fossuo CN, Buchman SR. Significant Differences in the Bone of an Isogenic Inbred Versus Nonisogenic Outbred Murine Mandible: A Study in Rigor and Reproducibility. J Craniofac Surg 2017 Jun;28(4):915-919, PMID: 28207468
  • Kang SY, Deshpande SS, Zheutlin AR, Nelson NS, Donneys A, Rodriguez JJ, Nelson NS, Felice PA, Chepeha DB, Buchman SR. Role of parathyroid hormone in regeneration of irradiated bone in a murine model of mandibular distraction osteogenesis. Head Neck 2017 Mar;39(3)464-470. PMID: 27779806
  • Carey EG, Deshpande SS, Urlaub KM, Zheutlin AR, Nelson NS, Donneys A, Kang SY, Gallagher KK, Felice PA, Tchanque-Fossuo CN, Buchman SR. A comparison of vascularity, bone mineral density distribution, and histomorphometrics in an isogenic versus an outbred murine model of mandibular distraction osteogenesis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Oct;74(10):2055-65, PMID: 27206629
  • Donneys A, Blough JT, Nelson NS, Perosky JE, Deshpande SS, Kang SY, Felice PA, Figueredo C, Peterson JR, Kozloff KM, Levi B, Chepeha DB, Buchman SR. Translational treatment paradigm for managing non-unions secondary to radiation injury utilizing adipose derived stem cells and angiogenic therapy. Head Neck. 2016 Apr;38 Suppl 1:E837-43. PMID: 25917284
  • Polyatskaya Y, Nelson NS, Rodriguez JJ, Zheutlin AR, Deshpande SS, Felice PA, Donneys A, Buchman SR. Prophylactic amifostine prevents a pathologic vascular response in a murine model of expander-based breast reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Feb;69(2):234-40. PMID: 26631290
  • Polyatskaya Y, Nelson NS, Rodriguez JJ, Zheutlin AR, Deshpande SS, Felice PA, Donneys A, Buchman SR. Amifostine prophylaxis ameliorates radiation-induced injury in a murine model of expander-based breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 135(5S):74, May 2015, Abstract 101.
  • Deshpande SS, Gallagher KK, Donneys A, Nelson NS, Guys NP, Felice PA, Page EE, Sun H, Krebsbach PH, Buchman SR. Stem cells rejuvenate radiation-impaired vasculogenesis in murine distraction osteogenesis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar;135(3):799-806. PMID: 25415276
  • Page EE, Deshpande SS, Nelson NS, Felice PA, Donneys A, Rodriguez J, Deshpande SS, Buchman SR. Prophylactic administration of amifostine protects vessel thickness in the setting of irradiated bone. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Jan;68(1):98-103. PMID: 25216566
  • Deshpande SS, Donneys A, Kang SY, Page EE, Felice PA, Kiryakoza LC, Nelson NS, Rodriguez J, Deshpande SS, Buchman SR. Vascular analysis as a proxy for mechanotransduction response in an isogenic, irradiated murine model of mandibular distraction osteogenesis. Microvasc Res. 2014 Sep;95:143-8. PMID: 25173587
  • Donneys A, Nelson NS, Page EE, Deshpande SS, Felice PA, Tchanque-Fossuo CN, Spiegel JS, Buchman SR. Targeting angiogenesis as a therapeutic means to reinforce osteocyte survival and prevent non-unions in the aftermath of radiotherapy. Head Neck. 2014 May 7. PMID: 24801669
  • Kang SY, Deshpande SS, Donneys A, Nelson NS, Rodriguez J, Felice PA, Chepeha DB, Buchman SR. Parathyroid hormone reverses radiation induced hypovascularity in a murine model of distraction osteogenesis. Bone, 2013 Sep;56(1):9-15. PMID: 23643680
  • Donneys A, Deshpande SS, Tchanque-Fossuo CN, Johnson KL, Blough JT, Perosky JE, Kozloff KM, Felice PA, Nelson NS, Farberg AS, Levi B, Buchman SR. Deferoxamine expedites consolidation during mandibular distraction osteogenesis. Bone, 2013 Aug;55(2)384-90. PMID: 23598047
  • Deshpande SS, Donneys A, Tchanque-Fossuo CN, Farberg AS, Sarhaddi D, Felice PA, Buchman SR. Quantification and characterization of radiation-induced changes to mandibular vascularity using micro-computed tomography. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2013. Jan. PMID: 23314188
  • Pabon DF, Yost MJ, Melendez GC, Durand TM, Brock TZ, Felice PA, Campbell K, Bynoe RP, Fann SA. Novel bacterial immobilization compound effectively decreases bacterial counts in healthy volunteers. Am Surg. 2010 Jan;76(1):15-9. PMID: 20135933
  • Caputo RP, Simons A, Giambartolomei A, Grant W, Fedele K, Abraham S, Felice PA, Reger MJ, Walford GD, Esente P. Safety and efficacy of repeat transradial access for cardiac catheterization procedures. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2001 Oct;54(2):188-90. PMID: 11590681
Education, Research Podium Presentations
  • Felice PA. Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer. Podium Presentation, What’s Best for Breasts Annual Conference, Duke University Medical Center. 2019
  • Felice PA, Kerekes DT, Mast BM. Patient Care and Quality Improvement: Identifying Factors Leading to Unanticipated Postoperative Readmission. Podium Presentation, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 59th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2016.
  • Felice PA, Kerekes DT, Mast BM. Patient Care and Quality Improvement: Utilizing a Novel Risk Calculator to Predict Plastic Surgery Postoperative Readmissions. Podium Presentation, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 59th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2016.
  • Felice PA, Kerekes DT, Mast BM. Patient Care and Quality Improvement: Identifying Factors Leading to Unanticipated Postoperative Readmission. Podium Presentation, University of Florida Department of Surgery Annual Research Conference, 2016.
  • Felice PA, Kerekes DT, Mast BM. Patient Care and Quality Improvement: Utilizing a Novel Risk Calculator to Predict Plastic Surgery Postoperative Readmissions. Podium Presentation, University of Florida Department of Surgery Annual Research Conference, 2016.
  • Felice PA, Kerekes DT, Mast BM. Patient Care and Quality Improvement: Identifying Factors Leading to Unanticipated Postoperative Readmission. Podium Presentation, Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2015.
  • Felice PA, Nelson NS, Page EE, Buchman SR, et al. Amifostine Reduces Radiation-Induced Complications in a Murine Model of Expander-Based Breast Reconstruction. Podium Presentation, Plastic Surgery Research Council 59th Annual Meeting, 2014.
  • Felice PA, Ahsan S, Perosky JE, Buchman SR, et al. Prophylactic Amifostine Preserves the Biomechanical Properties of Irradiated Bone in the Murine Mandible. Podium Presentation, Plastic Surgery Research Council 59th Annual Meeting, 2014.
  • Felice PA, Donneys A, Buchman SR et al. Amifostine prophylaxis confers long-term biomechanical protection to irradiated bone. Podium Presentation, Plastic Surgery Research Council 58th Annual Meeting, 2013.
  • Felice PA, Donneys A, Buchman SR, et al. Deferoxamine restores biomechanical properties and potentiates union of irradiated bone in distraction osteogenesis. Podium presentation, Plastic Surgery Research Council 58th Annual Meeting, 2013.
  • Felice PA, Donneys A, Buchman SR, et al. Deferoxamine induces the restoration of mineralization metrics of irradiated bone in distraction osteogenesis. Podium presentation, Plastic Surgery Research Council 58th Annual Meeting, 2013.
  • Felice PA, Donneys A, Deshpande SS, Buchman SR, et al. Amifostine prophylaxis preserves biomechanical properties of irradiated bone: A murine mandibular model. Podium presentation, American College of Surgeons 98th Annual Clinical Congress, 2012.
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