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Department of Surgery

Division Research


Plastic Surgery Research


Researchers in the Division of Plastic Surgery investigate a wide variety of clinical and basic science research projects. Craniofacial surgery research is another hallmark of the division, improving the care of patients with facial injuries and congenital deficiencies in our pediatric population. New and better treatments for mandibular fractures are a focus of the division, including studies evaluating the biologic response to resorbable plate and screw fixation and a clinical study to determine the optimal method to stabilize mandibular fractures.

Faculty are pioneering hand surgery and novel vascularized grafting techniques for spinal fusion with the newly formed discipline of spino-plastic reconstruction. Fat grafting and breast reconstruction research benefit our adult patients. In addition, division faculty have published numerous articles related to business, policy and training in plastic surgery.

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