Plastic Surgery Faculty


Linda PhillipsLinda G. Phillips, M.D.
Truman G. Blocker, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Chair; Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery

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; body contouring after massive weight loss; reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery; cosmetic facial and body contouring of all types

Research Projects: Biology of surgical infection; use of pharmaceuticals to decrease post-operative nausea and vomitting; complications/outcomes in body contouring after massive weight loss

Throughout her career, Dr. Phillips has received a number of accolades. She has been included in the Best Doctors in America database, was listed in the Guide to America's Top Surgeons, was named a Texas "Top Doc" and was recognized by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Doctor. She was honored with the "Young at Heart" award from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for her membership, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Plastic Surgery Foundation.

Dr. Phillips is a member of 25 professional organizations, including the American Surgical Association, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association for Hand Surgery, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons and the Singleton Surgical Society. She is a fellow of both the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. She has served as President or Chair of the Association of Women Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the Plastic Surgery Foundation, the American Council of Academic Surgeons, and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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


William NorburyWilliam B. Norbury, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Medical School: St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospital Medical College, London, UK

Residency: Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK

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; Laser surgery fellowship, Severn Deanery, Swansea, UK

Clinical Interests: Acute and reconstructive burn surgery; sepsis; nutrition in critical care; wound healing; scarring; medical education

Research Interests: Sepsis; burn metabolism; scarring

815 Market Street
Galveston, TX 77555
Phone: (409) 770-6741
Fax: (409) 770-6919
Email: wbnorbur@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