Stanford Plastic Surgery

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09/21/2020

New Publication: Mechano‐adaptive Responses of Alveolar Bone to Implant Hyper‐loading in a pre‐clinical in vivo model. Authors: Ye Tian, Zhijun Li, Jinlong Chen, Xue Yuan, Steven J. Sadowsky, Benjamin R. Coyac, John B. Brunski, Jill A. Helms. http://ow.ly/Levb50Bl07z

Congratulations to our Christine Reyes-Santos, Residency Training Program Manager at @stanfordplastic, for 20 years of s...
09/21/2020

Congratulations to our Christine Reyes-Santos, Residency Training Program Manager at @stanfordplastic, for 20 years of service at Stanford! This weekend we held a socially distanced surprise to celebrate her achievements and steadfast commitment to Stanford and the division.

New Publication: Current and Emerging Topical Scar Mitigation Therapies for Craniofacial Burn Wound Healing. Authors: Su...
09/18/2020
Current and Emerging Topical Scar Mitigation Therapies for Craniofacial Burn Wound Healing

New Publication: Current and Emerging Topical Scar Mitigation Therapies for Craniofacial Burn Wound Healing. Authors: Sun Hyung Kwon, Janos A. Barrera, Chikage Noishiki, Kellen Chen, Dominic Henn, Clifford C. Sheckter, and Geoffrey C. Gurtner. http://ow.ly/uPHt50BiBQB

Burn injury in the craniofacial region causes significant health and psychosocial consequences and presents unique reconstructive challenges. Healing of severely burned skin and underlying soft tissue is a dynamic process involving many pathophysiological factors, often leading to devastating outcom...

New Publication from Longaker Lab: Characterization of Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using Single-Cell RNA-Seque...
09/08/2020
Characterization of Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing - PubMed

New Publication from Longaker Lab: Characterization of Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing. Authors: M. Januszyk, D. Henn, D. Foster, M. Borrelli, M.T. Longaker, D.C. Wan, G.C. Gurtner http://ow.ly/brF150BiBAT

Background: Recent advances in high-throughput single-cell sequencing technologies have led to their increasingly widespread adoption for clinical applications. However, challenges associated with tissue viability, cell yield, and delayed time-to-capture have created unique obstacles fo...

New publication from Longaker Lab: Fibroblast Heterogeneity in Wound Healing: Hurdles to Clinical Translation. Authors: ...
09/04/2020
Fibroblast Heterogeneity in Wound Healing: Hurdles to Clinical Translation - PubMed

New publication from Longaker Lab: Fibroblast Heterogeneity in Wound Healing: Hurdles to Clinical Translation. Authors: Shamik Mascharak, Heather E desJardins-Park, Michael T Longaker https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32800679/

Recent work has revealed that fibroblasts are remarkably heterogeneous cells, but the appropriate lens through which to study this variation (lineage, phenotype, and plasticity) and its relevance to human biology remain unclear. In this opinion article, we comment on recent breakthroughs in our unde...

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09/04/2020
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The Association of Women Surgeons has transitioned our medical student/resident/fellow research competition to a virtual format: AWS Research Madness: Road to AWS 2020. The virtual format will allow for an innovative multi-round research symposium, featuring the talented AWS trainees from July to Se...

Help our Stanford Plastic Surgery residents get to the next round! Vote below!
08/06/2020

Help our Stanford Plastic Surgery residents get to the next round! Vote below!

You helped us win our heat in Round 1 now we need your support to advance to Round 3!

Stanford’s project ‘Creating a Novel Biological Implant for Breast Reconstruction: The Omental Fat-Augmented Free Flap (O-FAFF)’ is the last talk in Session 1 in Group 8.

1. Vote here: https://redcap.uhhospitals.org/redcap/surveys/?s=T987E43Y73
2. Select ‘Quick Shot’
3. Enter your email
4. Select ‘Live session 1’
5. Select a talk from each of the 8 groups as votes need to be cast for all 8 groups in order to be counted towards the winners
- In Group 8, please choose #16 if you agree with the quality of this project.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 if you want to vote for Session 2
7. Click Submit

Voting will be open until Friday, August 7, 11:59pm ET.

Thank you!

⭐ 🎉   New Intern Spotlight!⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀Kelsey Lipman, PGY-1⁠⠀⁠⠀Dr. Lipman is from Naples, Florida, where her family has ...
08/05/2020

⭐ 🎉 New Intern Spotlight!⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀
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Kelsey Lipman, PGY-1
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Dr. Lipman is from Naples, Florida, where her family has been for generations working in the farming industry.

Dr. Lipman went to Washington University in St. Lous for undergraduate to study biomedical engineering. During her summers, she interned at stem cell research biotech companies in California.

Toward the end of her undergraduate experience, an Engineers Without Borders trip to Guatemala City piqued her interest in the clinical side of medicine and changed her career path.

After falling in love with California, she then went to medical school at UCLA. During medical school, she focused early on plastic surgery research, specifically breast reconstruction in patients with prior radiation, predicting patient preference for scar treatments, and outcomes of distraction osteogenesis for maxillary hypoplasia.

On why she chose plastic surgery, Dr. Lipman says "Plastic surgery is a problem-solving specialty. There are often multiple ways to approach a case, and the pre-operative planning process becomes a dynamic conversation. It requires an incredible amount of creativity and innovation, similar to engineering, with the addition of patient-care. I also love that most plastic surgery cases drastically improve quality of life and bring patients back after injuries, closer to their version of 'normal.' Starting residency, I am most excited about getting involved in microsurgical cases and learning the intricacies of microsurgical training."

In her free time, Dr. Lipman trains her Australian Shepherd named Henley. Dr. Lipman says, "The Bay Area has tons of dog friendly hikes, so I am exploring the area as much as I can! I also love exploring the beaches of the Pacific coastline and trying all the incredible restaurants in San Francisco."

Welcome to the farm and Stanford Plastic Surgery, Kelsey, we are so happy to have you!

#residencyprogram #plasticsurgeryresidency #womeninmedicine

Stanford Plastic Surgery is hosting a series of informational sessions via Zoom for medical students interested in our p...
08/03/2020

Stanford Plastic Surgery is hosting a series of informational sessions via Zoom for medical students interested in our program.

Our next session is going to be held August 12, 2020 at 5 PM PST. The session will offer students the opportunity to hear directly from our Division Chief, James Chang, Program Director, Paige Fox, Faculty, and Residents.

There will be Q&A so you don't want to miss this!

Register here: https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcemqqDkiGdFxV8QnAWtVLB1BmIukqg-w

#plasticsurgeryresidency #plasticsurgeryresidencyprogram #residencyprogram #surgeryresidency

⭐ 🎉  New Intern Spotlight!⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀Ryan DeCoster, PGY-1⁠⠀⁠⠀Dr. DeCoster is originally from Maryland but spent most of...
07/31/2020

⭐ 🎉 New Intern Spotlight!⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀
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Ryan DeCoster, PGY-1⁠⠀⁠⠀

Dr. DeCoster is originally from Maryland but spent most of his childhood growing up in Kentucky. He received his undergraduate, M.D., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

He completed a Surgeon-Scientist post-doctoral fellowship through the National Cancer Institute under the mentorship of Henry Vasconez, MD, FACS, and Mark Evers, MD, FACS, where he investigated the molecular mechanisms of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. His current research interests are focused on modulating the mechanical properties of irradiated soft tissue in experimental models, and his work is currently funded by the Plastic Surgery Foundation.

Dr. DeCoster is a peer reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and Annals of Plastic Surgery.

Before college, he served six years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, which included deployments to Hurricane Katrina, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Iraq, Saudi Arabi, Turkey, France, Greece, and Bahrain. His interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery stems from the exposure he had to the surgical reconstruction of devastating war injuries during his time in the military. His long-term plans include academic plastic surgery and a clinical practice at the VA focusing on complex reconstruction of war-related injuries.

Ryan is married to his lovely wife, Rachel, who is a nurse practitioner, and together they have two boys, Easton, and Darren. He loves to spend time with his family and enjoys hunting waterfowl and large North American wild game in his spare time.

Ryan says, “Without question, Stanford has the strongest plastic and reconstructive surgery training program in the world. If you want to change the world, this is the place you do it!”

⭐ 🎉  Intern Spotlight!⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀Cara Black, PGY-1⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀Cara was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and completed her und...
07/23/2020

⭐ 🎉 Intern Spotlight!⁠⠀⁠⠀
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Cara Black, PGY-1⁠⠀⁠⠀
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Cara was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and completed her undergraduate studies at Bard College where she majored in biology. After college, she joined Teach For America and taught for two years as a 12th grade physics teacher in the South Side of Chicago. Cara then attended medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where she continued to advocate for kids’ education and health on a national level as a White House intern within the Obama Administration.⁠⠀
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During the clinical years of medical school, Cara realized her passion for surgery and was especially fascinated by free flap reconstruction. She therefore spent a dedicated year studying autologous breast reconstruction outcomes and lower extremity microsurgical techniques within the plastic surgery department at Georgetown. During her last year of medical school, Cara did an away rotation at Stanford and was attracted to the welcoming community and dedication to research and international volunteering.⁠⠀
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In her free time, she enjoys cooking, Barre workouts, hiking, kayaking, traveling, art museums, improv comedy, tea, and relaxing with family and friends. Her favorite vacation she went on was to Hallstatt, Austria. Cara is the oldest of four sisters, one of whom works in the wine industry in the nearby Napa Valley.⁠⠀
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#residencyprogram #plasticsurgeryresidency #womeninmedicine #plasticsurgery

Stanford Dept. of Surgery
07/15/2020
Stanford Dept. of Surgery

Stanford Dept. of Surgery

Vote for Stanford Surgery!

The Association of Women Surgeons is hosting a March Madness-style, single-elimination tournament for research, and Stanford Surgery has two abstracts in the game!

Winners get cash prizes and an invitation to submit their work to the American Journal of Surgery. Help our Surgeon Scientists get through to the next round.

How to vote:
• Click on this link: http://redcap.link/aws-researchmadness-vote
• Select "Visual Abstract"
• Enter your email address.
• Click Visual abstracts- cohort 3
• Scroll to Group 30
• Select number 66 "Improving Lymphadema Surgery Outcomes with Addition of Nanofibrillar Collagen Scaffolds" -or- 67 "Creating a Novel Biological Implant for Breast Reconstruction: The Omental Fat-Augmented Free Flap (O-FAFF)"
• Scroll to the bottom and click "Submit"

Voting will be open until July 18 at 11:59 pm ET.

⭐ 🎉 Intern Spotlight!Halley Michelle Darrach, PGY-1Welcome to one of our newest interns, Halley Michelle Darrach. Halley...
07/15/2020

⭐ 🎉 Intern Spotlight!

Halley Michelle Darrach, PGY-1

Welcome to one of our newest interns, Halley Michelle Darrach. Halley was born in Canada and raised in California after her family came to the US for her father's postdoctoral studies. Before starting her training at Stanford, Halley attended Cal State Northridge for undergrad - where she was a research assistant in the astrobiology section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She went on to medical school at Johns Hopkins University where she fell in love with the OR. While at JHU, she investigated everything from oncologic reconstruction outcomes to racial biases in facial plastics, and even had the opportunity to work as a medical illustrator.

Halley's interest in plastic surgery stems from the impact it has on patients: functional, aesthetic, and psychosocial. While she hasn't decided on a surgical specialty yet, she is drawn to microsurgery and gender affirmation surgery.

In her free time, Halley loves to learn about different cuisines, long-distance swimming, calligraphy, figure drawing, and photoshopping collages.

Welcome to the farm, Halle! We are so excited to have you.

#residencyprogram #plasticsurgeryresidency #womeninmedicine #plasticsurgery

Stanford Department of Surgery is hosting a virtual informational session. ⁠⁠Hear from the Department of Surgery Chair, ...
07/14/2020

Stanford Department of Surgery is hosting a virtual informational session. ⁠

Hear from the Department of Surgery Chair, Mary Hawn, as she shares about department values, facilities our residents train at, and professional development time to individualize each resident's education. ⁠

Program directors of each division will also be available, including our own program director, Paige Fox, MD, PhD. ⁠

There will be Q&A so you don't want to miss this!

Register now: https://mailchi.mp/e973203450c6/residency-recruitment-2020?e=8dd0247e56

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️  Chief Resident Spotlight⁣⁣🔦 𝗣𝗚𝗬-𝟲: Paul Mittermiller, MD⁣Dr. Mittermiller reflects, "Before entering medicine,...
06/30/2020

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Chief Resident Spotlight⁣

🔦 𝗣𝗚𝗬-𝟲: Paul Mittermiller, MD

Dr. Mittermiller reflects, "Before entering medicine, you can see and feel the immense appreciation that patients have for their physicians. Progressing through medicine really allowed me to experience the pleasure obtained by directly helping the person in front of you, whether that be in the clinic, the operating room, or the emergency department. The reward is as great as people make it out to be."

Dr. Mittermiller entered medical school hoping to become a plastic surgeon specializing in craniofacial surgery and while he enjoyed learning about all aspects of plastic surgery during residency, he has continued his interest and focus on craniofacial. Post-graduation, he will be furthering this interest by undertaking a year long craniofacial surgery fellowship at NYU.

🎓 Read his full story: http://plasticsurgery.stanford.edu/paul-mittermiller-chiefresident.html

Stanford Plastic Surgery is hosting it's first-ever virtual information session! Join us this Wednesday, July 1, 2020 fr...
06/26/2020

Stanford Plastic Surgery is hosting it's first-ever virtual information session! Join us this Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM PST to hear directly from our Residency Program Director, Dr. Paige Fox, and Chief, Dr. James Chang. Residents and faculty from Stanford Plastic Surgery will also be joining to share their experiences and answer any questions you have.

Any medical student with a .edu address is welcome to join - register here: http://ow.ly/TeFz50AjaHU

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Graduating Chief Resident Spotlight⁣🔦 𝗣𝗚𝗬-𝟲: 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝘄"Prioritize family and loved ones. They are who will bri...
06/24/2020

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Graduating Chief Resident Spotlight

🔦 𝗣𝗚𝗬-𝟲: 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝘄

"Prioritize family and loved ones. They are who will bring you through tough times. They are your core. I can’t emphasize this point enough," Dr. Graw says when asked what advice she would give to future trainees.

Dr. Graw found herself working with patients who would come see her after bariatric surgery and be unsatisfied with the excess skin left over, something she wanted to help them with. From these experiences in general surgery, she learned that she wanted to work with patients to achieve their final result and that's how she first began an interest in plastic surgery and ultimately aesthetics.

🎓 Read the full story: http://ow.ly/o2Ii50Ah3uJ

🌟  Dr. Derrick Wan has been promoted to Professor of Surgery effective August 1, 2020. 🌟 "Dr. Wan has had a meteoric ris...
06/22/2020

🌟 Dr. Derrick Wan has been promoted to Professor of Surgery effective August 1, 2020. 🌟

"Dr. Wan has had a meteoric rise in his academic career based on his cutting-edge federally-funded research in craniofacial biology and his clinical expertise in craniomaxillofacial surgery," said PRS Division Chief Dr. James Chang in his announcement to the faculty. "He is one of the fastest in Stanford Plastic Surgery history to reach full professorship. This is based on Derrick’s intellect, hard work, and collegiality. It is a true pleasure having him on our team."

Dr. Wan received his medical education at Columbia University. He attended residency in plastic surgery at UCLA followed by a fellowship in craniofacial surgery. He also completed a fellowship in microsurgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan.

"There are many ups and downs in residency. I’ve been part of big, complex cases that succeed and big, complex cases tha...
06/12/2020

"There are many ups and downs in residency. I’ve been part of big, complex cases that succeed and big, complex cases that fail. I find it important to always remind myself that we operate to save lives and improve quality of life. We should never operate for the sake of surgery. If you focus on the patient and making him/her better then you will always win regardless of the operation." Clifford Sheckter, Chief Resident at Stanford Plastic Surgery

🎓 Leading up to this year's virtual graduation, we will be featuring the story of each Chief Resident, in their own words. First up is Clifford Sheckter, MD, who found his calling in burn while a resident here at Stanford Plastic Surgery.

When Dr. Clifford Sheckter was first introduced to plastic surgery he was a 3rd-year medical student at LAC+USC. Scrubbing into a jejunal free flap piqued his interest and lead to a further dive into plastic surgery, which he fell in love with due to the breadth of anatomy, diversity of the patient population, and the ability to tangibly improve people’s quality of life.

Read the full story: http://ow.ly/CM6P50A6vuR

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