Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey B. Matthews

David W. Chang, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Microsurgery Fellowship
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Summer E. Hanson, MD, PhD, specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hanson is adept in treating a wide range of conditions, offering everything from complex breast reconstruction, aesthetic reconstruction, trunk reconstruction and extremity reconstruction to skin cancer treatment and lymphedema surgery.

 

Architecture, Art and Medicine:
Dr. Summer Hanson Builds Patient Education and Collaborative Decision-Making into Her Clinical Practice

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Constructing the foundation

Like many surgeons, Dr. Hanson’s inquisitive, altruistic and creative nature led to the path of surgery. As a child, she dreamt of being an architect, and she has always been drawn to structural objects (and their internal components) such as buildings and bridges, which are both functional and attractive. “My mom was a hairstylist and my dad worked for a cable company, and we would travel around a lot,” she said. “I would go on work trips with my dad and excitedly look at where different wires and cables were relative to the TV stations, things that aren’t really obvious to most people.”

While Dr. Hanson was intrigued by the components that make up structures in the outside world, she was still fascinated by medicine, so she set out to satiate her interests entirely. When she discovered the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, she realized that she was able to combine her interests. During college, Dr. Hanson was given the opportunity to shadow a plastic surgeon and was amazed by the breadth of his practice. “He showed me how he uses anatomy, physiology, engineering and, again, architecture in a way,” said Dr. Hanson. “It really struck me—this is clearly what I want to do.” To her, plastic and reconstructive surgery was the perfect concoction of structural and engineering components, anatomy, physiology and biology. Her discovery seemed serendipitous, and she knew that this was a field that she would commit to for many years to come.

Dr. Hanson’s early interest in architecture, along with its artistic and quantitative components, has translated into her surgical practice.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery comprises an extensive scope of procedures, including cosmetic, congenital deformity repairs, and breast reconstruction—which is Dr. Hanson’s area of expertise.

Dr. Gottleib smiling in an interior hallway
Breast reconstruction: Education and options

Dr. Hanson joined the University of Chicago Department of Surgery amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. For her, the timing was advantageous, as elective surgeries had just begun to resume.

The common misconception about plastic surgery is that it primarily focuses on cosmetic procedures; however, the specialty’s offerings are extensive. Dr. Hanson treats a wide range of patients, including those with congenital and developmental deformities, while the bulk of her practice is cancer-related, patients who have a diagnosis of breast cancer or who are at high risk due to their family/genetic history, or who require breast reconstruction.

Due to COVID-19, there was a backlog of breast cancer patients who were waiting for treatment and reconstructive surgery. “Starting my practice was probably the easiest transition, just because I think that the case volumes were really high,” she said. “Everyone was eager to get their treatment underway, especially with the cancer population; the delay, I think, was very mentally draining on them.” Being immunocompromised, many of Dr. Hanson’s patients were apprehensive to be in the hospital, but relieved to be moving forward in their journey to recovery.

After arriving at the University of Chicago Medicine, Dr. Hanson had a keen focus on patient education and building rapport as well as collaborative decision making into her clinical practice. From the start, she has always been very intentional about establishing personal connections and constructing individualized plans of care for each of her patients. “I wasn’t necessarily part of their team before, whereas they might have been seeing the breast surgeon or the medical oncologist for months in advance,” said Dr. Hanson. “Taking that extra time, while my practice was getting started, to build relationships and individualized plans of care was extremely helpful.”

Dr. Hanson’s dynamic approach meshed seamlessly with UChicago Medicine’s unique style of personalized medicine, and her brilliant efforts have enhanced the Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery tremendously. While the actual procedural activity may be consistent, the treatment plans and individual connections will vary from patient to patient. To that end, it is critical to digest each individual’s circumstances, educate them and provide a buffet of treatment options. For Dr. Hanson, it’s imperative to discuss with the patient what their expectations are, what their goals are and what their recovery will be like—as many patients are worried about their jobs and having ample time to heal.

While Dr. Hanson is an esteemed expert in breast reconstruction and will know what the best type of reconstruction is from an anatomical standpoint, she provides her patients with an assortment of options for them to pick the most fitting choice, as their individual situations are oftentimes dissimilar. “What I didn’t appreciate as much until I got here—which my patients pointed out to me—was how their treatment and recovery impacts their social network,” she said.

“There are very different types of surgery and recovery for reconstruction.”

Summer E. Hanson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research

Some options require minimal downtime but include multiple procedures, while others may be a larger complex reconstruction but then require very little upkeep. The stage of life of patients, their jobs and their support system all weigh heavily into the decision-making process. It’s key to understand what kind of impact the procedure will have on their lives. “I incorporate that discussion on what their goals are, what their social support is and what they’re responsible for,” said Dr. Hanson. “What are the things that they’re worried about outside of just the recovery process?”

Tissue engineering

Due to the restrictions that were in place, it took a bit of time before Dr. Hanson got her lab up and running. Not only were there hard limitations on lab personnel, but at the same time, there was a lot she had to go through to get protocols off the ground. After bundles of paperwork, countless approvals and restrictions were lifted, Dr. Hanson’s clinical and translational research programs began to take off. “With COVID, everything has sort of been on hold or has been delayed,” she said. “I’m very excited that things are starting to to come around now.”

Like all of our surgical sections, the Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is committed to innovation and discovery. Dr. Hanson’s latest research has been focused on new ways to improve breast reconstruction using a patient’s fat tissue for engineering purposes. The hope is that they can utilize these tissue grafts to deliver a targeted therapy, or treatment.

“If we’re moving fat tissue to a specific site like the breast or the axilla, are there ways that we can optimize that graft so that it’s helping to improve the healing process or the skin quality,” said Dr. Hanson. “Thinking longer term, can we use it as a delivery mechanism for specific chemotherapeutics or medications?”

In order to achieve this, Dr. Hanson and her team are looking specifically at the different components of adipose tissue grafts and the ways in which they can manipulate the structure with either cells, growth factors or genetic modification. Additionally, she and her team are reevaluating the current methods for reconstruction from an outcome standpoint. How can they optimize those methods to improve tissue healing and reduce radiation injuries that can occur after cancer treatment? “The big picture will have a novel application through the FDA to do engineered tissue grafts in a clinical trial,” said Dr. Hanson. “A few years out, but that’s the big picture.”

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Dreams coming to fruition

Dr. Hanson’s research is entrenched in the deep commitment to unrelentingly seek out advancements that will improve the quality of life for her patients. Her move to the University of Chicago represents a huge opportunity to take her research, as well as her clinical practice, to new heights. She met Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery David W. Chang, MD, when she was a fellow. Dr. Chang became a lifelong mentor and fully supported her groundbreaking research; moreover, he encouraged her move to Chicago, where he knew her research would flourish. “Dr. Chang called me on a random Saturday and said, ‘We’re working on expanding our research, and I know that this was something that you were interested in, and I know you’re from the Midwest. Do you think you would ever make a move?’ It just happened to me at a time when we were actually looking,” said Dr. Hanson.

The timing was fortuitous. “It all kind of worked out to come up here,” said Dr. Hanson.

“I think just having that support and having somebody say, ‘I support your research and I support your ideas and I want to see what you can do with this,’ means a lot.”

Summer E. Hanson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research

In addition to Dr. Chang, other senior faculty like Executive Vice Chair John C. Alverdy, MD, immediately realized Dr. Hanson’s research was ripe for development and encouraged her to push forward. “I met with Dr. Alverdy and felt like I had more mentoring from a research perspective in a 30-minute interview than I had in a while,” she said.

The Department of Surgery provides a supportive bionetwork of renowned surgeons and researchers who are enthusiastic to explore novel ideas in a collaborative environment. “This is something that I’m very grateful for, and I really look forward to expanding these collaborations and expanding these research programs,” said Dr. Hanson.

Through Dr. Hanson’s journey, she’s been able to adequately feed her (in-built) architectural, procedural and artistic interests, all while formulating innovative techniques that will enhance the overall well-being of her patients. “Obviously I’m biased, but I think plastic and reconstructive surgery is one of the most fascinating fields, and I think that the directions that things are going in—from not only a technical and surgical standpoint, but from a biomechanical and bioengineering standpoint—will produce successful outcomes,” said Dr. Hanson. “I think that because of what we do with tissue manipulation and tissue architecture just has so much influence and impact that can directly affect patients’ quality of life, and their long-term quality of life is so important.”

Dr. Jeffrey B. Matthews

Julian T. Owens
Department of Surgery Core Operations Manager
The University of Chicago Medicine

faculty listing

Professor of Surgery
David W. Chang, MD, Professor of Surgery; Chief, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Director, Microsurgery Fellowship
Lawrence J. Gottlieb, MD, Professor of Surgery; Director, Burn and Complex Wound Center
Raphael C. Lee, MD, ScD, DSc (Hon), Paul and Allene Russell Professor of Surgery; Professor of Medicine and Organismal Biology and Anatomy; Committee on Molecular Medicine
Russell R. Reid, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics; Bernard Sarnat Scholar of Craniofacial Research
Lawrence S. Zachary, MD, Professor of Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery
Summer Hanson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery; Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Maureen Beederman, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
Rebecca Garza, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
Grigorios Lamaris, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
Sebastian Vrouwe, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Professor of Surgery
Julius W. Few, Jr., MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery

Clinical Associate of Surgery
Bruce Bauer, MD, Clinical Associate of Surgery
Laurie Casas, MD, Clinical Associate of Surgery
Alan Chen, MD, Clinical Associate of Surgery
Sarah Dickie, MD, Clinical Associate of Surgery
Peter D. Geldner, MD, Clinical Associate of Surgery
Karol Gutowski, MD, Clinical Associate of Surgery
Lawrence Iteld, MD, Clinical Associate of Surgery
Sanjay Naran, MD, Clinical Associate of Surgery
Parit Patel, MD, Clinical Associate of Surgery
Alison Shore, MD, Clinical Associate of Surgery
Michael S. Stosich, DMD, MS, MS, Clinical Associate of Surgery
David Teplica, MD, MFA, Clinical Associate of Surgery

faculty honors

Bruce Bauer, MD, was awarded Castle Connolly America’s Best Doctors–Plastic Surgery for the 20th year. He was recognized as a Chicago and America’s Best Doctor for 2020.

David W. Chang, MD, received an NIH R44 grant: “Prospective Evaluation of the BioBridge Scaffold as an Adjunct to Lymph Node Transplant for Upper Extremity Lymphedema.”

Lawrence J. Gottlieb, MD, received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Surgery for the 2019–20 academic year. This award was created to recognize excellence in teaching in the General Surgery residency program.

Summer Hanson, MD, PhD, was named one of the Plastic Surgery Foundation Visiting Professors for 2021–22 and was elected as United States Delegate to the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgeons (IPRES). She was awarded a Michael Reese Research and Education Foundation Bench to Bedside Translational Research Grant and received the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Young Clinician of the Year Award. Dr. Hanson was selected as a Panel member for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section, NIDCR/NIH, and was selected as the Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, American Association of Plastic Surgeons (both effective in June 2021).

Raphael C. Lee, MD, ScD, DSc (Hon), was named the Paul and Allene Russell Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Medicine. He is also working with the National Academies toward strategies to incorporate engineering control systems pedagogy into medical education.

Russell R. Reid, MD, PhD, won the Plastic Surgery Research Council Best Paper for March 2020 for his paper “Differential Responsiveness to BMP9 between Patent and Fused Suture Progenitor Cells from Craniosynostosis Patients”). He won a Faculty Diversity Career Advancement Grant (with Michael S. Stosich, DMD, MS, MS) from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for “Alleviating Oral Health Disparities in Cleft Care.” He was a 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient: Senior Distinguished Educator and Mentor Award. Dr. Reid was appointed Chair of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and received a Chicago Biological Consortium Catalyst Grant for “Bending the Bone—Developing 21st Century Tools for Bony Manipulation in the Operating Room.” He was awarded NIH R01 Grant (NIDCR/MTE) 4/2021-3/2026 for “Multi-Tissue Craniofacial Engineering using 3D-BMP9-Notch-Synergized Graphene Citrate Composite” (with Dr. T. C. He).

Lawrence S. Zachary, MD, was named in Castle Connolly Top Doctors and was awarded 2021 Top Doctor in Chicago Magazine.

select publications

Bruce Bauer, MD

Vining, CC, Hsu PJ,  Miller A, Olson DJ, Gajewski, TF, Pytel P; Bauer BS, Millis MJ , Roggin K Novel response to neoadjuvant anti- PD1 therapy for a patient with retrocavl melanotif schwannoma, Melanoma Research in press 1:31 (1)92-97 Feb 2021.

Basu D, Salgado CM, Bauer BS, Hoehl,  RM, Moscinski CN Schmitt L, Patel JR, Reyes-Mujica. Histone deacetlyase inhibitor Vorinostat (SAHA) suppresses MITF expression and induces cell death in nevocytes from large/giant congenital melanocytic nevi. Submitted Melanoma Research.

Sampogna, F, Gonzalez M, Pascini-Garrigos M, Calet-Liopart N, Hoy JL, Bauer BS, Puig S, Malevhy J, Marghoob AA, Carrera C. Giant congenital melanocytic nevi: Visual impact on the general population with and without surgical treatment. The big unresolved question: to remove or not to remove? Submitted JAMA Dermatology.

Maureen Beederman, MD

Beederman M, Garza RM, Agarwal S, Chang DW. Outcomes for Physiologic Microsurgical Treatment of Secondary Lymphedema Involving the Extremity. Ann Surg. 2020 Sep 1. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004457. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32889875.

Beederman M, Jaffe J, Kuchta K, Warner J. Office-Based Forehead Flaps: A Safe and Reliable Reconstructive Option. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 Mar 1;86(3):287-291. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002478. PMID: 33555682.

Beederman M, Bank J. Post-Breast Surgery Pain Syndrome: Shifting a Surgical Paradigm. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Jul 22;9(7):e3720. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000003720. PMID: 34316427; PMCID: PMC8301281.

David W. Chang, MD

Hassan K, Prescher H, Wang F, Chang DW, Reid RR. Evaluating the Effects of COVID-19 on Plastic Surgery Emergencies: Protocols and Analysis From a Level I Trauma Center. Ann Plast Surg. Aug;85(2S Suppl 2):S161-S165, 2020.

Beederman M, Garza RM, Agarwal S, Chang DW. Outcomes for Physiologic Microsurgical Treatment of Secondary Lymphedema Involving the Extremity. Ann Surg. 2020 Sep 1. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004457. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32889875.

Chang DW. Combined Approach to Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema. Lymphat Res Biol. 2021 Feb;19(1):23-24. doi: 10.1089/lrb.2020.0098. Epub 2020 Nov 23. PMID: 33226911.

Chang DW, Dayan J, Greene AK, MacDonald JK, Masia J, Mehrara B, Neligan PC, Nguyen D. Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials. Results of a Consensus Conference. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Apr 1;147(4):975-993. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007783. PMID: 33761519.

Rebecca Garza, MD

Beederman, M., Garza, R.M., Agarwal, S., Chang, D.W. Outcomes for Physiologic Microsurgical Treatment of Secondary Lymphedema Involving the Extremity. Annals of Surgery.

Lin, A., Shakir, A., Garza R.M. Staged Breast Reconstruction Before Nipple Sparing Mastectomy with Reconstruction. Annals of Breast Surgery.

Bond, S., Fouche, T., Smith, J.R., Garza, R.M. Review of Health Insurance Policy Inclusivity of Gender Nonconforming and Nonbinary Individuals Seeking Gender-Affirming Healthcare. Transgender Health, Accepted.

Garza, R.M., Beederman, M., Chang, D.W. Physical and functional outcomes of simultaneous vascularized lymph node transplant and lymphovenous bypass in the treatment of lymphedema. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Accepted.

Lawrence J. Gottlieb, MD

Quinlan K, Lowel G, Robinson M , Musso J, Gottlieb LJ. Making microwave oven doors child-resistant to protect young children from severe scalds. Pediatrics. 147(2), 2021 Feb.

Smith, J Teven CM, Choudry U, Gottlieb LJ, “Ultra-Delayed Arterial Thrombosis: Critical Flap Ischemia Following Phalloplasty” Annals of Plastic Surgery, 86(2):182-187, 2021 02 01.

Schwarz JL, Zarifa R, Gottlieb LJ, Sullivan CM, Mak GZ, Skelly CL Microsurgical Vascular Bypass in the Setting of Pediatric Limb Length Discrepancy, Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques 6(4):641-645, 2020 Dec doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvscit.2020.08.022.

Cohen W, Mirzai S, Combs P, Rose R, Kagan V, Correia C, Gottlieb LJ, Song T, Postoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation can successfully support patients following upper airway reconstruction. Head & Neck. 42(11):E30-E34, 2020 Nov. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.26371 PMID: 32767409.

Summer Hanson, MD, PhD

Shamoun F, Asaad M, Hanson SE. Oncologic Safety of Autologous Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction. Clin Breast Cancer. 2021 Feb 4;. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2021.01.020. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 33789829.

Chu CK, Hanson SE, Hwang RF, Wu LC. Oncoplastic partial breast reconstruction: concepts and techniques. Gland Surg. 2021 Jan;10(1):398-410. doi: 10.21037/gs-20-380. Review. PubMed PMID: 33633998; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7882346.

Hanson SE, Garvey PB, Chang EI, Reece GP, Liu J, Baumann DP, Butler CE. A Randomized Prospective Time and Motion Comparison of Techniques to Process Autologous Fat Grafts. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 May 1;147(5):1035-1044. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007827. PubMed PMID: 33890883.

Parham CS, Hanson SE, Butler CE, Calobrace MB, Hollrah R, Macgregor T, Clemens MW. Advising patients about breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Gland Surg. 2021 Jan;10(1):417-429. doi: 10.21037/gs.2020.03.06. Review. PubMed PMID: 33634000; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7882310.

Hanson SE, Kapur SK, Garvey PB, Hernandez M, Clemens MW, Hwang RF, Dryden MJ, Butler CE. Oncologic Safety and Surveillance of Autologous Fat Grafting following Breast Conservation Therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Aug;146(2):215-225. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006974. PubMed PMID: 32740564.

Grigorios Lamaris, MD, PhD

Sen S, Hernandez N, Langridge XT, Lamaris GA, Ge MA, De Haan JB. Continuous erector spinae plane block for acute pain control in chest wall reconstruction of extensive traumatic degloving injury. Trauma Case Rep. 2021, 32:100415.

Goodenough CJ, Affifi RO, Prakash SK, Buja LM, Lamaris GA. Ulnar artery aneurysm as a late sequela of Marfan Syndrome. J Hand Surg Am. 2020, S0363-5023(20)30057-5.

Kurlander DE, Durand P, Couto RA, Lamaris GA, Kaza AG, Swanson M, Gatherwright J, Kaufman BR. The muscle-sparing descending branch latissimus dorsi free flap for lower extremity reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020, 145(2):412e-420e.

Russell R. Reid, MD, PhD

Slidell MB, Kandel JJ, Reid RR, Prachand V, et al. Pediatric Modification of the Medically Necessary, Time-Sensitive Scoring System for Operating Room Procedure Prioritization During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2020 Aug;231(2):205-215. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2020.05.015.

Humphries, LS. MD∗; Shakir, A MD∗; Figueroa, AA. DDS, MS†; Mercuri, LG. DDS, MS‡; Dianiskova, S DDS∗; Reid, RR. MD, PhD∗; Tragos, Christina MD† Custom Alloplastic Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction: Expanding Reconstructive Horizons, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: September 2020 – Volume 31 – Issue 6 – p 1651-1658 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006595.

Chavez, J. BA∗; Roy, T. MD∗; Reid, RR. MD, PhD∗; Skin Deep: Perception of Scars After Cranial Vault Reconstruction, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal: December 2020 – doi: 10.1177/1055665620984349.

Cao, D., Lei, Y., Ye, Z., Zhao, L., Wang, H., Zhang, J., He, F., Huang, L., Shi, D., Liu, Q., Ni, N., Pakvasa, M., Wagstaff, W., Zhao, X., Fu, K., Tucker, A. B., Chen, C., Reid, R. R., Haydon, R. C., Luu, H. H., Liao, Z. (2020). Blockade of IGF/IGF-1R signaling axis with soluble IGF-1R mutants suppresses the cell proliferation and tumor growth of human osteosarcoma. American Journal of Cancer Research, 10(10), 3248–3266.

He F, Ni N, Zeng Z, Wu D, Feng Y, Li AJ, Luu B, Li AF, Qin K, Wang E, Wang X, Wu X, Luo H, Zhang J, Zhang M, Mao Y, Pakvasa M, Wagstaff W, Zhang Y, Niu C, Wang H, Huang L, Shi D, Liu Q, Zhao X, Fu K, Reid RR, Wolf JM, Lee MJ, Hynes K, Strelzow J, El Dafrawy M, Gan H, He TC, Fan J. FAMSi: A Synthetic Biology Approach to the Fast Assembly of Multiplex siRNAs for Silencing Gene Expression in Mammalian Cells. Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids, 22, 885–899. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omtn.2020.10.007.

Zhao, L., Huang, L., Zhang, J., Fan, J., He, F., Zhao, X., Wang, H., Liu, Q., Shi, D., Ni, N., Wagstaff, W., Pakvasa, M., Fu, K., Tucker, A. B., Chen, C., Reid, RR., Haydon, R. C., Luu, H. H., Shen, L., Qi, H., He, T. C. (2020). The inhibition of BRAF activity sensitizes chemoresistant human ovarian cancer cells to paclitaxel-induced cytotoxicity and tumor growth inhibition. American Journal of Translational Research, 12(12), 8084–8098.

Derderian, C. K., Derderian, C. A., Fernandez, A., Glover, C. D., Goobie, S., Hansen, J. K., King, M., Kugler, J., Lang, S. S., Meier-Haran, P., Nelson, O., Reddy, S. K., Reid, RR., Ricketts, K., Rottgers, S. A., Singh, D., Szmuk, P., Taicher, B. M., Taylor, J., & Stricker, P. A. (2020). The Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) Consensus Conference Methodology. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 10.1111/pan.14066. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/pan.14066.

Zhang Y, Wu D, Zhao X, Pakvasa M, Tucker AB, Luo H, Qin KH, Hu DA, Wang EJ, Li AJ, Zhang M, Mao Y, Sabharwal M, He F, Niu C, Wang H, Huang L, Shi D, Liu Q, Ni N, Fu K, Chen C, Wagstaff W, Reid RR, Athiviraham A, Ho S, Lee MJ, Hynes K, Strelzow J, He TC, El Dafrawy M. (2020). Stem Cell-Friendly Scaffold Biomaterials: Applications for Bone Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 8, 598607. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2020.598607.

Xia Zhao, Daniel A. Hu, Di Wu, Fang He, Hao Wang, Linjuan Huang, Deyao Shi, Qing Liu, Na Ni, Mikhail Pakvasa, Yongtao, Zhang, Kai Fu, Kevin H. Qin, Alexander J. Li, Ofir Hagag, Eric J. Wang, Maya Sabharwal, William Wagstaff, Russell R. Reid, Michael J. Lee, Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, Mostafa El Dafrawy, Kelly Hynes, Jason Strelzow , Sherwin H. Ho, Tong-Chuan He*, and Aravind Athiviraham* (2021) Applications of Biocompatible Scaffold Materials in Stem Cell-Based Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology Volume 9: Article 603444; https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2021.603444.

Pakvasa, M; Abbasi, A; Boachie-Mensah, M; Chattha, A; Reid, R.R. Predictors of Opioid Prescription After Orthognathic Surgery in Opioid Naive Adults From a Large Database, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2021 – Volume 32 – Issue 3 – p 978-982. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000007473.

Roy, T; Reid, R.R. A Novel Approach to Coronoidectomy: the Modified Keen Technique, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2021 – Volume 32 – Issue 3 – p 1150-1151. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000007275.

Pakvasa M, Tucker AB, Shen T, He T-C, Reid RR. The Pleiotropic Intricacies of Hedgehog Signaling: From Craniofacial Patterning to Carcinogenesis. FACE. June 2021. doi:10.1177/27325016211024326.

Siotos C, Reid RR, Corcoran JF, Ko J, Agnew SP, Dorafshar AH. Does Pandemic Crisis Mean Education Crisis? The Chicago Academic Plastic Surgery Collaborative Response to COVID-19. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 06 01; 147(6):1469-1471. PMID: 33973935s.

Sebastian Vrouwe, MD

Vrouwe SQ, Zuo KJ, Grotski CH, Tredget EE, Chew HF, Cartotto R. 2021. Orbital compartment syndrome following major burn resuscitation: a case series and survey of practice patterns. J Burn Care Res 42(2):193-199.

Vrouwe SQ, Pham CH, Minasian RA, Yenikomshian HA, Garner WL, Gillenwater J. 2020. The State of Burn Care in Plastic Surgery Training. Ann Plast Surg 85(2):122-126.

residents & fellows

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