Resident 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.


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.

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.

Podium Presentations

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.

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