Plastic Surgery Faculty


Linda PhillipsLinda G. Phillips, M.D.
Truman G. Blocker, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Chair; Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs for the School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Residency Program: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (Plastic Surgery); Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (General Surgery)

Special Interests: Healing of difficult wounds; burn reconstruction; reconstruction of genitalia

Research Projects: Biology of surgical infection; normal skin bacteria; growth factors in diabetic wound healing

Honors: Named "Top Doc" by US News and World Report, September 2012

301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Telephone: (409) 772-1257
Fax: (409) 772-1872
Email: lphillip@utmb.edu

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John BauerJohn D. Bauer, M.D.
Associate Professor
Stephen R. Lewis, M.D. Professor in Plastic Surgery

Medical School: The Medical College of Pennsylvania

Residency: The Medical College of Pennsylvania (General Surgery); The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Plastic Surgery)

Special Interests: General plastic surgery; facial cosmetic surgery; aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery; liposuction; cosmetic and therapeutic BOTOX; laser hair and tattoo removal; cosmetic and therapeutic hair transplantation

Research projects: Gene and cytokine induction of collagen synthesis; scarless fetal wound healing

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Phone: (409) 772-1255
FAX: (409) 772-1872
Email: jdbauer@utmb.edu

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Ludwik BranskiLudwik K. Branski, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Medical School: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Medical School, Bonn, Germany

Residency: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Fellowships: Burns and trauma research, acute burn surgery, and reconstructive burn surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children and The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Clinical Interests: Acute and reconstructive burn surgery; pediatric reconstructive surgery; management of complicated wounds; scar surgery; hand surgery; general plastic surgery; medical student education

Research Interests: Burn metabolism; hypertrophic scars and keloids; fat grafting; burn reconstruction

815 Market Street
Galveston, TX 77555-1220
Phone: (409) 770-6742
Fax: (409) 770-6919
Email: lubransk@utmb.edu



Eric ColeEric L. Cole, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Residency: General Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Plastic Surgery Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Fellowship: Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California and Children's Hospital,
Los Angeles, California

Special Interests: Aesthetic surgery; pediatric and adult craniofacial surgery; skin cancer; Mohs reconstruction; nasal obstruction and repair

Research projects: Salvage of infected implants with delayed regional flap coverage

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Phone: (409) 772-1255
FAX: (409) 772-1872
Email: elcole@utmb.edu

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Robert McCauleyRobert L. McCauley, M.D.
Professor of Surgery/Plastic Surgery

Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Residency Program: University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics, Chicago, Illinois; The University of Texas Health and Science Center, Houston, Texas (Plastic Surgery)

Special Interests: Pediatric burn reconstruction; congenital anomalies; vascular malformations and hemangiomas (laser surgery); hand surgery; microvascular reconstruction; tissue banking

Research Projects: Responses of human fibroblasts cell line to biomaterial and topical antimicrobial agents; growth and metabolism of human fibroblasts and keratinocytes in abnormal wound healing processes (keloids and hypertrophic scar formation); role of cytokine in wound healing

815 Market Street
Galveston, TX 77555-1220
Phone: (409) 770-6741
Fax: (409) 770-6919
Email: rmccaule@utmb.edu


Kevin MurphyKevin D.J. Murphy, M.D., MCh., FRCS (Plast.)
Assistant Professor

Medical School: University College Cork School of Medicine, Cork, Ireland

Residency: Northern Ireland Plastic and Maxillofacial Service, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Fellowships: Hand Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas;
Pediatric Plastic Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Microsurgery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, Alabama

Special Interests: Fracture and dislocations of the hand and wrist; microsurgery; reconstructive surgery of the upper and lower extremities; pediatric hand surgery; peripheral nerve surgery; medical education

Research Interests: Traumatic and degenerative hand and wrist disease

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Phone: (409) 772-1255
FAX: (409) 772-1872
Email: kdmurphy@utmb.edu


Karen PowersKaren L. Powers, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University (Plastic Surgery), Richmond, Virginia

Fellowship: University of Utah, Division of Plastic Surgery (Breast Microsurgery), Salt Lake City, Utah

Special Interests: Breast reconstruction; microsurgery; wound healing; medical education

Research projects: Utilization and outcomes of breast reconstruction; national practice patterns and disparities in care among patients with breast cancer; effects of radiation on reconstructed breasts

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Phone: (409) 772-1255
FAX: (409) 772-1872
Email: klpowers@utmb.edu

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Andrew Zhang Andrew Y. Zhang, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

Residency: Plastic Surgery Residency, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

Special Interests: Brachial plexus injury and reconstruction; Dupuytren's disease; peripheral nerve injury and reconstruction; muscle denervation/reinnervation

Research projects: Denervated skeletal muscle physiology

Board Certification: Hand Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2013)
Board Certification: Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2012)

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0724
Phone: (409) 772-1255
FAX: (409) 772-1872
Email: anzhang@utmb.edu

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Adjunct Clinical Faculty

barlow

Mark Barlow

cohen

Benjamin E. Cohen

collins

Donald R. Collins, Jr.

cronin

Ernest D. Cronin

garcia

Jan Garcia, Jr.

lapuerta

Leo Lapuerta, Jr.

molliver

Clayton L. Moliver

smith

Bruce K. Smith


Plastic Surgery Part-time Clinical Faculty

Ted T. Huang, M.D.
Private Practice
Phone: (409) 762-8757
328 Market St.
Galveston, TX 77550

William R. Posnick, D.D.S., M.S.
Pediatric Dental Care
Phone: (409) 744-4551
2501 65th Street, Suite A
Galveston, TX 77551