Plastic Surgery Faculty


Zapata-Sirvent, RamonRamón L. Zapata Sirvent, MDAssistant Professor





About Ramón L. Zapata Sirvent, MD

815 Market Street
Galveston, TX 77550-2725
Phone: (409) 770-6589
Fax: (409) 770-6919
Email: razapata@utmb.edu

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Medical School: Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Residency: Plastic Surgery and General Surgery-- Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Fellowships: Reconstructive Burn Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas; Burn Surgery Research and Surgical Immunology, University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California; Burn and Trauma Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado

Clinical Interests: Reconstructive and laser burn surgery, management of complicated wounds, scars, general plastic surgery, body contouring, reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery

Research Interests: Hypertrophic scars and keloids, fat grafting, CO2 laser, surgical and burn immunology

Recent Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Finnerty CC, Capek K, Voigt C, Hundeshagen G, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Porter C, Sousse LE, El Ayadi AE, Zapata-Sirvent R, Guillory A, Suman OE, Herndon DN. The P50 research center in perioperative sciences: How the investment by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in team science has reduced post-burn mortality. J Trauma Acute Surg 2017;83(3):532-42.
  • Hundeshagen G, Zapata-Sirvent R, Goverman J, Branski LK. Tissue rearrangements: The power of the Z-Plasty. Clin Plast Surg. 2017 Oct;44(4):805-812. Epub 2017 Jul 21

Recent Presentations

  • Oraa Y, Villanueva MI, Zoghby B, Zapata-Sirvent RL, et al. Electrical burns and progressive vascular damage. It is safe to perform flaps? Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, October 19/23, 1999.
  • Flamarique P, Rasines C, Zapata-Sirvent RL, et al. Cosmetic results after facial excision. Puerto La Cruz, Estado Anzoategui, Venezuela, October 19/23, 1999.
  • Flamarique P, Rasines C, Zapata-Sirvent RL, et al. Infections in the burned patient. Puerto La Cruz, Estado Anzoategui, Venezuela, October 19/23, 1999.
  • Flamarique P, Rasines C, Zapata-Sirvent RL, et al. Experience with the utilization with cadáver skin on the coverage after early excision. Puerto La Cruz, Estado Anzoategui, Venezuela, October 19/23, 1999.
  • Oraa Y, Villanueva MI, Zapata-Sirvent RL, et al. Experience in the management of burn ambulatory patients. Puerto La Cruz, Estado Anzoategui, Venezuela, October 19/23, 1999.
  • Oraa Y, Villanueva MI, Zapata-Sirvent RL, et al. Epidemiology of the burned patients treated at the Military Hospital “Dr. Carlos Arvelo”. Puerto La Cruz, Estado Anzoategui, Venezuela, October 19/23, 1999.