Recent Faculty Scholarly Activity

Linda G. Phillips, MD

Recent Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Lopez, M.M., Castillo, A.C., Kaltwasser, K., Phillips, L.G., Moliver, C.L. Surgical timing and the menstrual cycle affect wound healing in young breast reduction patients. Plast Reconstr Surg 137(2):406-410, 2016.
  • Tran, J.P., McLaughlin, J.M., Li, R.T., Phillips, L.G. Prevention of pressure ulcers in the acute acre setting: new innovations and technologies. Supplement to Plast Reconstr Surg 138(3S): 232S-240S, 2016.
  • Johnson D, Silva A, Preminger A, Slezak S, Phillips, L.G. Melting the plastic ceiling: overcoming obstacles to foster leadership in women plastic surgeons. Plast Reconstru Surg 138(3):721-9, 2016.
  • Powers, K.L., Phillips, L.G. Breast reduction in the burned breast. Clin Plast Surg 43:425-428, 2016.
  • Vyas, K.S., Mardini, S., Phillips, L.G., Gosman, A.A., Vasconez, H.C. Financial planning for the Plastic Surgery Residency applicant. Plast Reconstr Surg 137(2):497e-499e, 2016.
  • Tran, J.P., Padilla, P.L., McLaughlin, J., Aliano, K.A., Doan, M., Phillips, L.G. 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. Clinics in Surgery 2016; Aug.(1): Article 1080
  • Vastine VL, Phillips LG, Rowen S, Pike SM, Scheer J, Taylor A, Kennedy E, Damitz L, Kalliainen L: The Importance of Linguistics and Science When Addressing the Social Issues of Residents. Plast Reconstr Surg 137(2):488e-489e, 2016.
  • Croley, J.A., Malone, C.H., Goodwin, B.P., Phillips, L.G., Cole, E.L., Wagner, R.F.: Mohs Surgical Reconstruction Educational Activity: a resident education tool. Adv Med Educ Pract 2017, 8:143-147, 2017.
  • Kalaria, S.S., Elliott, K., Combs, N., Phillips, L.G. Raoultella Planticola: A rare cause of wound infection. Wounds 29(11):E103-E105, 2017.

Recent Chapters and Other Publications

  • Leong, M., Phillips, L.G. Wound healing. In: Townsend C.M., Jr., Beauchamp, R.D., Evers, B.M., Mattox, K.L. (editors). Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice. 19th Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders, pp. 150-177, 2012.
  • Moody, L., Myers, W., Bauer, J., Phillips, L.G. Pressure Sores. In: Serletti JM, Taub PJ, Wu LC, Slutsky DJ (editors), Current Reconstructive Surgery, chapter 64, New York: McGraw Hill, pp. 763-769, 2012.
  • Powers, K.L., Phillips, L.G. Pressure Sores. In: Thorne CH, editor. Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery. 7th edition. New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, pp 989-97, 2013.
  • Leong M, Murphy KD, Phillips LG. Wound healing. In: Townsend CM, Jr., Beauchamp D, Evers BM, and Mattox KL (editors). Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 20th edition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier, 2016, pp. 130-162.
  • Powers K, Phillips LG. Breast reconstruction. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL (editors). Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice. 20th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2016, pp. 865-879.

Recent Presentations

  • “Maximizing safety in surgery after massive weight loss” The Aesthetic Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 14-19, 2015
  • “Plastic Surgery Practice: Academic Practice”. American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Plastic Surgery Meeting, The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA, October 16-20, 2015
  • Bauer, J., Phillips, L.G. “MOC-PS Pressure Sore. Evaluation and Management” American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Plastic Surgery Meeting, The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA, October 16-20, 2015
  • “Dirty Jobs: Pilondial Cysts & Hidradentis Session” American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Plastic Surgery Meeting, The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA, October 16-20, 2015
  • “Plastic Surgery Practice: Academic” American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA; October 17, 2015
  • “Surgical Treatment of Hidradenitis Supurativa” American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA; October 18, 2015
  • “Academic and Research Careers” American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA; October 19, 2015
  • “Pressure Sores, 2015. Evidence, Protocols and Surgery” American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA; October 19, 2015
  • Texas Surgical Society-history of plastic surgery at UTMB, April 6, 2015
  • Maximizing Safety For Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss, April 22, 2015, May 4, 2015
  • Body Contouring Post Massive Weight Loss, April 24, 2015
  • Pressure Sores 2015, October 9, 2015
  • Body Contouring and Abdominoplasty, April 1, 2016
  • Reducing postoperative narcotic use and nausea, mentorship and appointment, promotion and tenure, September 19, 2016

Ludwik Branski, MD

Recent Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Wurzer P, Branski LK, Clayton RP, Hundeshagen G, Forbes AA, Voigt CD, Andersen CR, Kamolz LP, Woodson LC, Suman OE, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN. Propranolol Reduces Cardiac Index But Does Not Adversely Affect Peripheral Perfusion in Severely Burned Children. Shock. 2016;46(5):486-491. PMID: 27380530
  • Parvizi D, Giretzlehner M, Wurzer P, Klein LD, Shoham Y, Bohanon FJ, Haller HL, Tuca A, Branski LK, Lumenta DB, Herndon DN, Kamolz LP. Burn Case 3D software validation study: Burn size measurement accuracy and inter-rater reliability. Burns. 2016 Mar;42(2):329-35. Epub 2016 Feb 1. PMID:26839051
  • Wurzer P, Keil H, Branski LK, Parvizi D, Clayton RP, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Kamolz LP. The use of skin substitutes and burn care-a survey. J Surg Res. 2016 Apr;201(2):293-8. Epub 2015 Nov 6. PMID: 27020810
  • Wurzer P, Branski LK, Jeschke MG, Ali A, Kinsky MP, Bohanon FJ, Hundeshagen G, Norbury WB, Williams FN, Kamolz LP, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN. Transpulmonary thermodilution versus transthoracic echocardiography for cardiac output measurements in severely burned children. Shock. 2016 Sep;46(3):249-53.PMID: 27058051
  • Patel DD, Rosenberg L, Rosenberg M, Leal J, Andersen CR, Foncerrada G, Lee JO, Jimenez CJ, Branski L, Meyer WJ 3rd, Herndon DN. The epidemiology of burns in young children from Mexico treated at a U.S. hospital. Burns. 2016;42(8):1825-30. PMID: 27576931
  • Finnerty CC, Jeschke MG, Branski LK, Barret JP, Dziewulski P, Herndon DN. Hypertrophic scarring: the greatest unmet challenge after burn injury. Lancet. 2016 Oct 1;388(10052):1427-1436. Review. PMID: 27707499
  • Wurzer P, Forbes AA, Hundeshagen G, Andersen CR, Epperson KM, Meyer WJ 3rd, Kamolz LP, Branski LK, Suman OE, Herndon DN, Finnerty CC. Two-year follow-up of outcomes related to scarring and distress in children with severe burns. Disabil Rehabil. 2017; 16:1639-1643. PMID: 27685196
  • Kafka M, Collins V, Kamolz LP, Rappl T, Branski LK, Wurzer P. Evidence of invasive and noninvasive treatment modalities for hypertrophic scars: A systematic review. Wound Repair Regen. 2017;25(1):139-144. PMID: 28056485
  • Benjamin NC, Lee JO, Norbury WB, Branski LK, Wurzer P, Jimenez CJ, Benjamin DA, Herndon DN. Accuracy of Currently Used Paper Burn Diagram vs a Three-Dimensional Computerized Model. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Jan:38(1):e254-e260. PMID: 27294858
  • Herndon DN, Branski LK. Contemporary methods allowing for safe and convenient use of Amniotic membrane as a biologic wound dressing for burns. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Feb:78(2 Suppl 1):S9-S10. PMID: 28079549
  • Wurzer P, Guillory A, Parvizi D, Clayton RP, Branski LK, Kamolz LP, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Lee JO. Human herpes viruses in burn patients: A systematic review. Burns. 2017 Feb:43(1):25-33. PMID: 27515422
  • Smolle C, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Forbes AA, Wurzer P, Hundeshagen G, Branski LK, Huss F, Kamolz LP. Recent trends in burn epidemiology worldwide: A systematic review. Burns. 2017 Mar:43(2):249-257. PMID: 27600982
  • Wurzer P, Cole MR, Clayton RP, Hundeshagen G, Nunez Lopez O, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Winter R, Branski LK, Hawkins HK, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Lee JO. Herpesviradae infections in severely burned children. Burns. 2017; 43(5):987-992. PMID: 28420570
  • Hundeshagen G, Wurzer P, Forbes AA, Voigt CD, Collins VN, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Branski LK. The occurrence of single and multiple organ dysfunction in pediatric electrical versus other thermal burns. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 May:82(5):946-951. PMID: 28431417
  • Hundeshagen G, Collins VN, Wurzer P, Sherman W, Voigt CD, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Nunez-Lopez O, Sheaffer J, Herndon DN, Finnerty CC, Branski LK. A prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing the outpatient treatment of pediatric and adult partial-thickness burns with Suprathel or Mepilex ag. J Burn Care Res 2017; [May 23, epub ahead of print].
  • Nunez-Lopez O, Cambiaso-Daniel J, Branski LK, Norbury WB, Herndon DN. Predicting and managing sepsis in burn patients: current perspectives. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2017;13:1107-17. PMID: 28894374
  • Hundeshagen G, Zapata-Sirvent R, Goverman J, Branski LK. Tissue Rearrangements: The Power of the Z-Plasty. Clin Plast Surg. 2017;44(4):805-12. PMID: 28888305
  • Hundeshagen G, Suman OE, Branski LK. Rehabilitation in the Acute Versus Outpatient Setting. Clin Plast Surg. 2017;44(4):729-35. PMID: 28888298
  • Wurzer P, Guillory A, Parvizi D, Clayton RP, Branski LK, Kamolz LP, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Lee JO. Human herpes viruses in burn patients: A systematic review. Burns. 2017;43(1):25-33. PMID: 27515422

Recent Presentations

  • Branski, LK. Oral presentation: 33rd Annual Meeting of the DAV, January 13-17, 2015, Leogang, Austria
  • Branski, LK. Hemodynamic Monitoring, Critical Care Lecture, February 3, 2015, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX
  • Branski, LK. Suprathel. Invited speaker: 37th Annual John A. Boswick MD Burn and Wound Symposium, February 14-18, 2015, Wailea, Maui, HI
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker and conference faculty: Meeting of the Arbeitskreis das Schwerbrandverietzte Kind, May 22-23, 2015, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Branski, LK. Endocrine Issues in ICU, Critical Care Lecture, May 26, 2015, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX
  • Branski, LK. Hemodynamic Monitoring, Critical Care Lecture, September 8, 2015, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker: 16th European Burns Association Congress (EBA), September 16-19, 2015, Hannover, Germany
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker: XI Congreso De La Federación Latinoamericana de Quemaduras (FELAQ), September 22-25, 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Branski, LK. Hemodynamic Monitoring, Critical Care Lecture, August 10, 2016, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker: Gross Anatomy and Radiology 2016-2017 course, September 9, 2016, UTMB, Galveston, Texas
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker and judge: National Research Student Forum, April 21, 2017, UTMB, Galveston, Texas
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker: XXXVII Congreso Internacional Asociación Mexicana de Quemaduras, April 26-29, 2017, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Branski, LK. Invited speaker at Grand Rounds at the Medizinische Hochschule, Department of Plastic, Aesthetic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, June 26, 2017 in Hannover, Germany

Eric L. Cole, MD

Recent Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Lopez M, Cole EL. Microcystic adnexal carcinomas: reconstruction of a large centro-facial defect. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2(11):e254, 2014.
  • Cole EL, Sanchez ER, Ortiz DA, Maguire PD. Expanded indications for the deep plane cervicofacial flap: aesthetic reconstruction of large combined temporofrontal and brow defects. Ann Plast Surg 74(5):543-548, 2015.
  • DeCrescenzo A, Bachilo OS, Cole EL, Wilkerson M. Management of Pedal Fibrovascular Papillomas in Goltz-Gorin Syndrome. JAAD Case Report. Jul;2(4):304-306, 2016.
  • Boukovalas S, Cole EL. Cellular Neurothekeoma: A Rare Tumor with a Common Clinical Presentation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. Aug 29;4(8):e1006, 2016.
  • Boukovalas S, Dillard R, Qiu S, Cole EL. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson’s Tumor): Diagnosis the plastic surgeon should be aware of. Plast Reconstr Surg Global Open. Jan 10;5(1):e1122, 2017.
  • Croley JA, Malone CH, Goodwin BP, Phillips LG, Cole EL, Wagner RF. Mohs Surgical Reconstruction Educational Activity: A Resident Education Tool. Adv Med Educ Pract. Feb 8; 8:143-147, 2017.
  • 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 Dec 1;16(12):1254-1261.

Recent Presentations

  • Passive Muscle Stretch and the Viscoelastic Response. Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL. 1991.
  • Passive Muscle Stretch and the Viscoelastic Response. Orthopaedic Research Society. Washington DC, February 17-20, 1992.
  • Pediatric Craniofacial Plastic Surgery at UTMB Pediatric Grand Rounds, January 2012.
  • Neonatal Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis as an Alternative to Tracheostomy at UTMB General Surgery Grand Rounds, February 2012.
  • Salvage of Infected Spinal Hardware with Muscle Flaps. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX, 2012.
  • Salvage of infected spinal instrumentation in pediatric patients using serial washouts with delayed regional flap coverage. Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. 2012.
  • Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds speaker, UTMB, March 7, 2014.
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Guest Examiner, Phoenix, AZ, November 13-15, 2014.
  • Metaanalysis of Nasal Tip Projection. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Orlando, FL, September, 2014.
  • Management of exuberant growths in Goltz Syndrome” – presented at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, September 25-27, 2015.
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Guest Examiner, November 2015. 12. Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia (Masson's Tumor). Presented at Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. San Antonio, TX. September 9-11, 2016.

Trung Ho, MD

Recent Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Ho T, Bentz M, Brzezienski M, Gosman A, Ingraham J, Wong MS, Verheyden C. The Present Status of Global Mission Trips in Plastic Surgery Residency Programs. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jun;26(4):1088-90. PMID: 26080132
  • Ho TQ, Santiago JM, Parker WL. Congenital absence of abductor pollicis brevis. Plastic Surgery. 2015; 23(X): 1-2
  • Rodriguez AR, Ho TQ, Verheyden CN. International Programs in the Education of Residents: Benefits for the Resident and the Home Program. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2015 Nov; 26:2283-2286. PMID: 26517469
  • Ho TQ, Jupiter D, Tsai J, Czerwinski M. The incidence of ocular injuries in isolated orbital fractures. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jan;78(1):59-61.PMID: 26835822
  • Nguyen AV, Ho TQ, Czerwinski M. Safety of Outpatient Isolated Orbital Floor Fracture Repair. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Oct;27(7):1686-1688. PMID: 27464556

Recent Presentations

  • Ho TQ, Tsai J, Czerwinski M. “Incidence of ocular injuries in isolated zygoma fractures.” Presented by Ho TQ. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, September 25, 2015
  • Ho TQ, Nguyen A, Czerwinski M. “Identification of safety of outpatient orbital fracture repair.” Presented by Ho TQ. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, September 25, 2015
  • Ho TQ, McGraw I, Parker W. “Efficacy of Surgical Approaches for Treatment of Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis” Poster presentation by I. McGraw. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, September 25, 2015
  • Ho TQ, McGraw I, Parker W. “Efficacy of Surgical Approaches for Treatment of Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis” Presented by Ho TQ. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, Arizona. January 17, 2016

William Norbury, MD

Recent Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Javed M, Norbury W, Murison M. Treatment of a recurrent digital Hyperreatment of a recurrent digital hyperkeratosis in a skin graft with a CO2 laser. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2015 Nov;40(9):998-9.
  • Benjamin NC, Lee JO, Norbury WB, Branski LK, Wurzer P, Jimenez CJ, Benjamin DA, Herndon DN. Accuracy of currently used paper burn diagram vs a three-dimensional computerized model. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print] 2017 Jan/Feb;38(1): e254-e260. PMID: 27294858.
  • Wurzer P, Branski LK, Jeschke MG, Ali A, Kinsky MP, Bohanon FJ, Hundeshagen G, Norbury WB, Williams FN, Kamolz LP, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN. Transpulmonary thermodilution versus transthoracic echocardiography for cardiac output measurements in severely burned children. Shock. 2016 Sep;46(3):249-53. PMID: 27058051.
  • Norbury WB, Herndon DN. Management of acute pediatric hand burns. Hand Clin. 2017 May; 33(2):237-242. dio: 10.1016/j.hcl.2016.12.002. PMID: 28363291.
  • Benjamin NC, Lee JO, Norbury WB, Branski LK, Wurzer P, Jimenez CJ, Benjamin DA, Herndon DN. Accuracy of currently used paper burn diagram versus a 3D computerized model. J Burn Care Res Jan/Feb; 38(1):e254-e260. PMID: 27294858.

Recent Presentations

  • British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Advanced Course in Burn Care, March 9-10, 2015
    a. Nutrition and Support of the Hypermetabolic Response
    b. Smoke inhalation injury: Diagnosis and Grading.
  • 2015 Fall Regional CME Conference. Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, “Latest in Burn Care” September 18, 2015, Galveston, Texas
  • Critical Care Conference, The University of Texas Medical Branch, “Fever in the ICU” November 10, 2015, Galveston, Texas
  • 38th Annual John A. Boswick Burn and Wound Care Symposium, “Use of CO2 Lasers for Burn Scars, Indications, Methods and Outcomes” February 14-18, 2016, Maui, Hawaii

Julie Park, MD

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

Ramon Zapata Sirvent, MD

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.

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