Plastic Surgery Faculty


Park, JulieJulie E. Park, MDProfessor





About Julie E. Park, MD

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


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Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Residency Program: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital/University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

Fellowship: Breast, Microsurgical, and Aesthetic Surgery, Mercy Medical Center, with Dr. Bernard Chang, Baltimore, Maryland

Special Interests: Reconstructive microsurgery, breast reconstruction, oncoplastic surgery to reconstruct defects after some lumpectomies, breast reduction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty and liposuction

Recent Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Park JE. 2015. Integrated Programs: Teaching across the chasm. Plastic Reconstr Surg – Global Open. March 2015, 3(3S‐2):e350. doi: 10.1097/01.GOX.0000464844.36106.74.
  • Singh P, Brock CO, Volden PA, Hernandez K, Skor M, Kocherginsky M, Park JE, Brady MJ, Conzen SD. 2015. Glucocorticoid receptor ChIP-sequencing of primary human abdominal subcutaneous fat reveals modulation of inflammatory pathways. Obesity. 23(11):2286-2293. PMID: 26408078.
  • Park JE, Alkureishi LW, Song DH. 2015. TUGS into VUGS and Friendly BUGS: Transforming the Gracilis Territory into the Best Secondary Breast Reconstructive Option. Plastic Reconstr Surg. 8 June 2015. PMID: 26057023.
  • Hellman JB, Nigam M, Park JE. 2015. The Role of the Plastic Surgeon in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy of Internal Mammary Nodes. Arch Plastic Surg. 42(4): 497–499. PMID: 26217576.
  • Lindau ST, Abramsohn E, Baron S, Florendo J, Haefner H, Jhingran A, Kennedy V, Krane M, Kushner D, McComb J, Merritt D, Park JE, Siston A, Straub M, Streicher L. Physical examination of the female cancer patient with sexual concerns: What oncologists and patients should expect from consultation with a specialist. CA Cancer J Clin. 2016 May;66(3):241-63. doi: 10.3322/caac.21337. Review. PMID: 26784536
  • Park JE, Song DH. Response to Cragg et al. Letter to the Editor. Reply: TUGS into VUGS and Friendly BUGS: Transforming the Gracilis Territory into the Best Secondary Breast Reconstructive Option. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 May;137(5):901e-2e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002092. PMID: 26796382
  • Park JE, Shenaq D, Silva A, Mhlaba J, Song DH. 2016. Breast Reconstruction with SIEA Flaps: A single institution experience with 145 free flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jun;137(6):1682-9. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002158. PMID 27219224.
  • Humphries L, Park JE. 2016. Resident Leave in Plastic Surgery Training. Plast Reconstr Surg – Global Open. June 2016;4:e768. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000788.
  • Park JE, Chang D. 2016. Advances and Innovations in Microsurgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov;138(5):915e-924e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002715. PMID: 27783011.
  • Myckatyn TM, Wagner IJ, Mehrara BJ, Crosby MA, Park JE, Qaqish BF, Moore DT, Busch EL, Silva AK, Kaur S, Ollila DW, Lee CN. 2017. Cancer Risk after Fat Transfer (CRAFT): A Multicenter Case‐Cohort Study. Plast Reconstruct Surg. 2017 Jan;139 (1):11‐18. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002838. PMID: 28027219.
  • Humphries LS, Lyon S, Garza R, Butz DR, Lemelman B, Park JE. Parental leave policies in graduate medical education: A systematic review. Am J Surg. 2017 Oct;214(4):634-639. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.06.023. PMID: 28751061
  • Teven CM, Park JE, Song DH. Social Media and Consent: Are Patients Adequately Informed? Plastic Reconstr Surg. 2017 Nov;140(5):770e–771e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003805. PMID: 28753143

Recent Presentations

  • “Managing the Donor Site: Breast Reconstruction Abdomen and Thigh.” American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Paradise Island, Bahamas. 2015
  • “Direct to Implant Reconstruction” Video presentation, Chicago Breast and Lymphedema Symposium, Chicago, Illinois. 2015
  • “Overview of Autologous Breast Reconstruction,” Chicago Breast and Lymphedema Symposium, Chicago, Illinois. 2015
  • “Staged, two team approach to oncoplastic reconstruction,” Chicago Breast and Lymphedema Symposium, Chicago, Illinois. 2015
  • “State of Emergency: Cleaning up disasters in breast reconstruction,” Chicago Breast and Lymphedema Symposium, Chicago, Illinois. 2015
  • “Thunderdome: Pre‐op Abdominal Wall Imaging for DIEP in Breast Reconstruction,” American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Boston, Massachusetts. 2015
  • “Clinical Advances in the Breast Cancer Program,” 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Dinner, University of Chicago Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, Chicago, Illinois. 2015
  • “Resident Leave Considerations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Training,” 3rd Annual Winter Retreat, American Council Academic Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois. 2016
  • Visiting professor, UCSD, General surgery, “Resident Leave Considerations in Surgical Training,” San Diego, California 2016
  • Visiting professor, UCSD, Plastic Surgery, “Is preoperative mapping of perforators necessary in microsurgical breast reconstruction: An intraoperative algorithm for abdominal flap choice,” San Diego, California 2016
  • Visiting professor, UCSD, Plastic Surgery, “Beyond the DIEP: Tips and Pitfalls in Superficial Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap breast reconstruction,” San Diego, California 2016