Plastic SurgeryResident Scholarly Activity

Each resident develops research activities in either clinical reviews or actual laboratory work, or both. Fourth year residents serve a formal two-month rotation within the Wound Healing Laboratories. The laboratories are very well funded and staffed, allowing each resident to formulate a research plan and carry it out under the direction of basic scientists. The entire program is designed so that the resident will be allowed to continue his research interest throughout the remaining residency years. The two-month rotation is the only intensified time, but because of the number of basic scientists and technicians available to help the resident, a continuum of research is encouraged. In addition, the basic science course as outlined above under Conferences is provided for each resident.

Below is a list of some of our residents' scholarly activity.


Publications

Padilla PL, Ly P, Dillard R, Boukovalas S, Zapata-Sirvent R, Phillips LG. Medical Tourism and Postoperative Infections: A Systematic Literature Review of Causative Organisms and Empiric Treatment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Dec;142(6):1644-1651. 

Offodile AC II, Boukovalas S, Muldoon L, Lee C. Assessing the Cost and Quality of Microvascular Breast Reconstruction in the Safety-Net Setting – A Propensity-matched Analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Nov 21. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005191. [Epub ahead of print]

Offodile AC II, Gu C, Boukovalas S, Coroneos CJ, Chatterjee A, Largo RD, Butler C. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways in breast reconstruction: systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Oct 10. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-4991-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Boukovalas S, Mays AC, Selber JC. Botulinum Toxin Injection for Lower Face and Oral Cavity Raynaud’s Phenomenon After Mandibulectomy, Free Fibula Reconstruction, and Radiation Therapy. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Jan;82(1):53-54.

Kalaria SS, Henderson J, Moliver CL. Iatrogenic Symmastia: Causes and Suggested Repair Technique. Aesthetic Surg J. Epub, 2018. Kalaria SS, Phillips LG. Commentary on Intraoperative Analgesic Consumption and Hospital Discharge Criteria in Select Reduction Mammaplasty Patients: A Closer Look. Ann Plast Surg. 81(3), 2018.

Padilla PL, Freudenburg EP, Kania K, et al. (October 29, 2018) Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation and Dwell for the Management of a Complex Burn: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Cureus 10(10): e3514. doi:10.7759/cureus.3514, October 29, 2018.

Zavlin D, Chegireddy V, Boukovalas S, Nia AM, Branski LK, Friedman JD, Echo A. Multi-institutional analysis of independent predictors for burn mortality in the United States. Burns Trauma. 2018 Aug 22;6:24. doi: 10.1186/s41038-018-0127-y. eCollection 2018.

Boukovalas S, Sisk G, Selber JC. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: An Integrated Approach, Semin Plast Surg. 2018 Aug;32(3):107-119. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1667062. Epub 2018 Jul 24. Review.

Kalaria SS, Boukovalas S, Padilla PL, Tran JP, Li RT, Phillips LG. Liposomal Bupivacaine May Benefit Select Reduction Mammaplasty Patients. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Mar;80(3):223-227. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001232.

Kalaria SS, Elliott K, Combs N, Phillips LG. Raoultella planticola: A Rare Cause of Wound Infection. Wounds. 29(11), 2017.

Tran JP, Padilla PL, McLaughlin J, Aliano KA, Doan M, Phillips LG. Comparative analysis of intraoperative use of liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel) and ON-Q Pump for postoperative analgesia in abdominal body contouring surgery in Massive weight loss patients. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1080.

Agullo FJ, Padilla PL. Current Treatment Options for Male Pattern Hair loss. El Paso Physician. 2013. Volume 35, Number 4.

Nguyen Thu-Hoai C, Lombana Nicholas F, Zavlin Dmitry, Moliver Clayton L. Transition to Nonopioid Analgesia Does Not Impair Pain Control After Major Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 28 March 2018.

Cambiaso-Daniel J, Boukovalas S, Bitz GH, Branski LK, Herndon DN, Culnan DM. Topical Antimicrobials in Burn Care: Part 1-Topical Antiseptics. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Jan 9. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001297.

Boukovalas S, Boson AL, Hays JP, Malone CH, Cole EL, Wagner RF. A systematic review of lower lip anatomy, mechanics of local flaps, and special considerations for lower lip reconstruction. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(12):1254-1261

Boukovalas S, Castillo AC, Andry D, Lombana N, Qiu S, Murphy KDJ. Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: Trauma and Genetics. Ann Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017; 1(1): 100

Hindin D, Muetterties C, Mehta C, Boukovalas S, Lee J, Bradley JP. Treatment of Isolated Zygomatic Arch Fracture: Improved Outcomes with External Splinting. Plast Reconstr Surg. May 2017; 139(5):1162e-1171e.

Boukovalas S, Dillard R, Qiu S, Cole EL. Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia (Masson’s tumor): A Diagnosis the Plastic Surgeon Should be Aware of. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Jan 10; 5(1):e1122.

Boukovalas S, Boukovala M, Roughneen PT, Qiu S, Al-Dossari GA. Occult Internal Mammary Artery Neurofibromatosis: A Case for Caution in Coronary Revascularization. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Apr; 103(4):e309-e311.

Boukovalas S, Aliano AK, Michael Smith JM, Phillips LG. How Wound Healing Abnormalities Impact Clinical Care. Clin Surg. 2016; 1(1158):1-8.

Boukovalas S, Rogers H, Boroumand N, Cole EL. Cellular Neurothekeoma: A Rare Tumor With a Common Clinical Presentation. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2016 Aug 29; 4(8):e1006.


Podium Presentations

Boukovalas S, Sputova K, Padilla PL, Zapata-Sirvent RL, Park JE, Phillips LG. ‘Reduction Mammaplasty Insurance Coverage and Reimbursement Guidelines Across The World: A Systematic Review’; presented at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, November 2018, Miami, FL

Boukovalas S, Padilla PL, Boson AL, Spratt H, Phillips LG. ‘Redefining the Role of Resection Weight Prediction in Reduction Mammaplasty and Breaking the “One-Scale-Fits-All” Paradigm’; presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018, October 2018, Boston, MA

Boukovalas S, Garvey PB, Largo RD. ‘Revisiting the free scapula flap for reconstruction of extensive maxillary defects’; presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons The Meeting, September 2018, Chicago, IL

Boukovalas S, Chang EI, Rhines LD, Adelman DM, Hanasono MM, Mericli AF. ‘The free fibula flap for restoration of spinal stability after oncologic vertebrectomy’; presented at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2018, San Antonio, TX

Boukovalas S, Padilla PL, Tran JP, Spratt H, Phillips LG. Redefining the Role of Resection Weight Prediction in Breast Reduction Surgery. Plastic Surgery Research Council; 63rd Annual Meeting, Birmingham, Alabama. May 17-20, 2018

“Implications of Demographics and Socioeconomic Factors in Breast Cancer Reconstruction” South Texas American College of Surgeons, Houston, Texas. February 22-24, 2018.

“Social Media in Plastic Surgery: The Publics Perspective” Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, Fort Worth, Texas. September 15-17, 2017.

“Social Media in Plastic Surgery: The Publics Perspective” ASPS Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Orlando, Florida. October 6-10, 2017.

“Importance of Research in the Integrated Match” Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Antonio, Texas, September 9-11, 2016.

Boukovalas S, Chang EI, Liu J, Largo RD, Garvey PB, Hanasono MM. ‘Revisiting Reconstruction of Posterior Mandible Defects in the Modern Era of CAD/CAM Technology’; 63rd Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, May 2018, Birmingham, AL

Chang EI, Hanasono MM, Boukovalas S, Liu J, Garvey PB, Butler CE, Selber JC. ‘Correlation Between Fellowship Applications and Work Hour Restrictions on Microsurgical Performance’; 63rd Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, May 2018, Birmingham, AL

Boukovalas S, Padilla PL, Tran JP, Spratt H, Phillips LG. ‘Redefining the Role of Resection Weight Prediction in Breast Reduction Surgery’; 63rd Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, May 2018, Birmingham, AL

Zavlin D, Chegireddy V, Branski LK, Boukovalas S, Friedman JD, Echo A. ‘Multi-Institutional Analysis of Risk Factors for Mortality in Burn Injuries’; 63rd Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, May 2018, Birmingham, AL

Boukovalas S, Sljivich M, Boson AL, Tran JP, Spratt H, Phillips LG. ‘Insurance Denials for Reduction Mammaplasty: How Can We Serve Our Patients Better?’; American Society of Plastic Surgeons The Meeting, September 2017, Orlando, FL

McLaughlin JM, Boukovalas S, Phillips LG. ‘Progressive Tightening of Pulley Sutures for Primary Repair of Large Scalp Wounds’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2017, Fort Worth, TX

Boukovalas S, Sljivich M, Boson AL, Tran JP, Spratt H, Phillips LG. ‘Insurance Denials for Reduction Mammaplasty: How Can We Serve Our Patients Better?’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2017, Fort Worth, TX

Boukovalas S, Daubriac J, Solomon MP, Wahrman AD, Tzarnas SR, Ramirez SH, Razmpour R, Gold LI. ‘Calreticulin (CRT) induction of soft tissue matrix for correction of contour deformities’; 33rd Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, October 2016, Baltimore, MD

Boukovalas S, Spratt H, Padilla PL, Li RT, Tran JP, Howland N, Phillips LG. ‘Breast Reduction Predictive Scales: An Accurate Tool?’; American Society of Plastic Surgeons, September 2016, Los Angeles, CA

Ardeshna SK, Boukovalas S, Padilla PL, Tran JP, Li TR, Phillips LG. ‘Exparel Decreases Postoperative Pain, Length of Stay and Antiemetic use in Patients Undergoing Reduction Mammaplasty’; American Society of Plastic Surgeons, September 2016, Los Angeles, CA

Boukovalas S, Spratt H, Padilla PL, Li RT, Tran JP, Howland N, Phillips LG. ‘Breast Reduction Predictive Scales: An Accurate Tool?’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2016, San Antonio, TX

Ardeshna SK, Boukovalas S, Padilla PL, Tran JP, Li TR, Phillips LG. ‘Exparel Decreases Postoperative Pain, Length of Stay and Antiemetic use in Patients Undergoing Reduction Mammaplasty’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2016, San Antonio, TX

Bates C, Boukovalas S, Dillard R, Qiu S, Cole EL. ‘Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia (Masson’s tumor): A Diagnosis the Plastic Surgeon Should be Aware of’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2016, San Antonio, TX

Boukovalas S, Vibhakar D, Abdollahi H, Bleicher R, Chang E. ‘A 10 Year Review of Racial Disparities in 1387 Breast Reconstruction Patients’; 11th Academic Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, February 2016, Jacksonville, FL


Posters

Boson AL, Boukovalas S, Hays JP, Wagner RF, Cole EL. ‘Special Considerations for Upper Lip Reconstruction: A Systematic Review’; presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons The Meeting, September 2018, Chicago, IL

Boson AL, Boukovalas S, Padilla PL, Spratt H, Phillips LG. ‘Prediction of Resection Weight in Reduction Mammaplasty: Validation of the Galveston Scale’; presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons The Meeting, September 2018, Chicago, IL

Duggan RP, Tran J, Boukovalas S, Park JE, Phillips LG. ‘Risk Factors and Adverse Events Associated with Male Aesthetic Surgery’; presented at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2018, San Antonio, TX

Boukovalas S, Chang EI, Liu J, Largo RD, Garvey PB, Hanasono MM. ‘Revisiting Reconstruction of Posterior Mandible Defects in the Modern Era of CAD/CAM Technology’; American Association of Plastic Surgeons 97th Annual Meeting, April 2018, Seattle, WA

Chang EI, Hanasono MM, Liu J, Boukovalas S, Garvey PB, Butler CE, Selber JC. ‘Correlation Between Fellowship Applications and Work Hour Restrictions on Microsurgical Performance’; American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, January 2018, Phoenix, AZ

Boukovalas S, Castillo C, Lombana N, Murphy KDJ. ‘Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: Trauma and Genetics’; AMA 15th Annual Research Symposium, November 2017, Honolulu, HI

Sljivich M, Castillo AC, Boukovalas S, Qiu S, Murphy KDJ, Cole EL. ‘Primary Cutaneous Mucinous Carcinoma: Diagnostic and Management Dilemmas for the Plastic Surgeon’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2017, Fort Worth, TX

Boukovalas S, Castillo AC, Andry D, Lombana N, Qiu S, Murphy KDJ. ‘Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: Trauma and Genetics’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2017, Fort Worth, TX

Hamati J, Lozano Carreon R, Li R, Tran J, McLaughlin J, Boukovalas S, Jupiter D, Phillips LG. ‘The Difference in Adverse Event Rates between Men and Women Undergoing Rhytidectomy’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2016, San Antonio, TX

Boson AL, Dillard Fry R, Tran J, Boukovalas S, Malone HC, Wagner RF, Cole EL. ‘A Systematic Review of Lower Lip Anatomy, Mechanics of Local Flaps, and Special Considerations’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2016, San Antonio, TX

Li RT, Tran JP, McLaughlin JM, Boukovalas S, Hamati J, Lozano R, Jupiter DC, Phillips LG. ‘The Effect of Gender on Postoperative Adverse Events in Body Contouring Surgery’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2016, San Antonio, TX

Lozano Carreon R, Hamati J, Li R, Tran J, McLaughlin J, Boukovalas S, Jupiter D, Phillips LG. ‘Differences in Adverse Event Rates Between Men and Women Undergoing Abdominoplasty’; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2016, San Antonio, TX


Division of Plastic Surgery
The University of Texas Medical Branch
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Galveston, Texas 77555-0724
Phone: (409) 772-1255
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