MedStar Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research 2020 Year in Review

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We are MedStar Health Proud of the MedStar Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (MPRS) department for their impressive effort in reaching over 100 publications and presentations in 2020. In 2020, MPRS published 79 papers and had another 24 accepted, up from 45 published in 2019.  

“This remarkable effort - well over 100 papers published or accepting in a year – shows the true nature of our academic health system and the continued commitment of MedStar Health teams to advancing health through research,” said Neil J. Weissman, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, MedStar Health, President, MedStar Health Research Institute, and Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University. “This incredible effort is what us proud to be part of our system.” 

“In spite of a tumultuous year, we have seen incredible research growth thanks to our outstanding research fellows, medical students, residents, and faculty,” said Kenneth L Fan, MD, Scientific Director, Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryMedStar Health Research Institute. 

Here are a few of selected research publications. View the full list here

Does surgeon handedness or experience predict immediate complications after mastectomy? A critical examination of outcomes in a single health system.
The Breast Journal, 2020. DOI: 10.1111/tbj.13487
Luvisa K, Fan KL, Black CK, Wirth P, Won Lee D, Del Corral G, Willey SC, Song DH.

Incidence of Major Arterial Abnormality in Patients with Wound Dehiscence after Lower Extremity Orthopedic Procedures.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007361
Zolper EG, Kotha VS, Walters ET, Nigam M, Lakhiani CX, Fortman EC, Janhofer DE, Steinberg JS, Attinger CE, Evans KK.

Time for a Consensus? Considerations of Ethical Social Media Use by Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2020. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007389.
Hetzler PT, Makar KG, Baker SB, Fan KL, Vercler CJ

The "Double hit": Free tissue transfer is optimal in comorbid population with irradiated wounds for successful limb salvage
The Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 2020DOI10.1016/j.bjps.2020.10.054
Deldar R, Black CK, Zolper EG, Wirth P, Luvisa K, Fan KL, Evans KK.

Breast Surgery in the Time of Global Pandemic: Benefits of Same-Day Surgery for Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction during COVID-19.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2020. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007269
Perez-Alvarez IM, Bartholomew AJ, King CA, Lovett BL, Greenwalt IT, Song DH, Fan KL, Tousimis EA.