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Research

The Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is a robust department of clinical research. Headed by Petros Konofaos, MD, PhD, plastic surgery research is diversified in all areas, from basic and translational clinical research in wound healing, flap surgery, nerve grafting to facial reanimation and cleft palate management.

Resident Research
Resident Faculty Start Date End Date Project Summary
Moore Konofaos Nov 16 Apr 17 Bone scaffolding for bine regeneration & specific applications of and importance of chitosan
Robinson Lachica May 16 May 17 Case report: Preoperative Skin envelope resurfacing with free ALT before elective elbow arthroplasty
Robinson Gbulie Jan 17 Jan 18 Retrospective review on outcomes using intraoperative ICG & viptix tissue oximetry
Kozusko Konofaos Nov 16 Apr 17 Assisting Dr. Moore with Chitosan study
Kozusko Nezakatgoo Sep-16 Jan 17 Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Kozusko M. Fleming Jan 17 Jan 17 Spiradenoma Case Study
Riccio Konofaos Nov 16 Apr 17 Assisting Dr. Moore with Chitosan study
Depew Konofaos Jan 17 Jan 17 Case Report: Use of human allograft nerve for reconstruction of large sensory nerve gap
Carlson Konofaos Sep 15 Feb 16 Review Paper: Eye sphincter reanimation in facial palsy
Carlson Konofaos/Wallace Sep 16 Jan 17 Abstract: Surgical management of complex fronto-orbital fibrous dysplasia
Carlson Konofaos/Wallace Sep 16 Jan 17 Abstract: Cadaveric nerve allografts
Daugherty Luce May 17 Jun 17 Case series of a family with Muir Torre Syndrome. Review of pathology blocks
Daugherty Luce May 17 Jun 17 Review of infectious complications of frontal sinus fractures for book chapter
Farhadi Wallace Nov 16 Jun 17 Case review with cleft lip and palate with fly away premaxilla and oral management
Kaminsky Konofaos Mar 17 Sep 17 Literature review preservation of paralyzed muscle with direct sensory neurotization
Publications

2016 Graduates

Excision and Fat Grafting of Nasal Tip Dermoid Cysts Through an Open Rhinoplasty Approach.
Pierce CA, Konofaos P, Alvarez S, Wallace RD.
J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Jan;27(1):e18-20. PMID:26681174

Lack of Validity of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database for Alloplastic Immediate Postmastectomy Reconstruction.
Luce EA, Pierce CE.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep;136(3):296e-300e. PMID:26313833

The Use of Posterior Rectus Sheath Free Flap for Reconstruction of Total Forehead Defects.
Pierce C, Konofaos P, Hickerson WL.
J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jul;26(5):1728-9. PMID: 26167992

The Use of Posterior Rectus Sheath Free Flap for Reconstruction of Total Forehead Defects.Pierce C, Konofaos P, Hickerson WL.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Jun 24. PMID:26114504

Correction of Pterygium Colli in Turner Syndrome: A Clinical Report and Review of the Surgical Management.
Lou RB, Konofaos P, Wallace RD.
J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Nov;27(8):2081-2083. PMID:28005757

2015 Graduates

Illicit Cosmetic Silicone Injection: A Recent Reiteration of History.
Leonardi NR, Compoginis JM, Luce EA.
Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Oct;77(4):485-90. PMID: 26954730

2014 Graduates

Human acellular dermis versus no acellular dermis in tissue expansion breast reconstruction.
Parks JW, Hammond SE, Walsh WA, Adams RL, Chandler RG, Luce EA.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Oct;130(4):739-46. PMID:23018685 

Tissue Expander versus Tissue Expander and Latissimus Flap in Morbidly Obese Breast Reconstruction Patients.
Luce EA, Adams RL, Chandler RG, Parks J.
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Apr 7;3(3):e323. PMID: 25878934

Total scalp reconstruction following a dog bite in a pediatric patient.
Konofaos P, Kashyap A, Wallace RD.
J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Jul;25(4):1362-4. PMID:24902108

Biomedical approaches to improve bone healing in distraction osteogenesis: a current update and review.
Konofaos P, Kashyap A, Ver Halen J.
Biomed Tech (Berl). 2014 Jun;59(3):177-83. PMID:24399674

Nanotechnology applications in plastic and reconstructive surgery: a review.
Parks J 4th, Kath M, Gabrick K, Ver Halen JP.
Plast Surg Nurs. 2012 Oct-Dec;32(4):156-64. PMID: 2318814

2012 Graduates

Excision and Fat Grafting of Nasal Tip Dermoid Cysts Through an Open Rhinoplasty Approach.
Pierce CA, Konofaos P, Alvarez S, Wallace RD.
J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Jan;27(1):e18-20. PMID: 26681174 

2011 Graduates

Reconstruction of massive oncologic defects following extremity amputation: a 10-year experience.
Samant M, Chang EI, Petrungaro J, Ver Halen JP, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Chang DW.
Ann Plast Surg. 2012 May;68(5):467-71. PMID: 22214800 

Presentations

2016-2017

Terri Carlson (4 Presentation)

  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)- January 2017, Hawaii
    Cadaveric Nerve Allografts for presentation
  • American Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ASCFS) - January 2017, Hawaii
    Surgical management of complex fronto-orbital fibrous dysplasia for presentation
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS) – June 2017 Georgia
    • Cadaveric nerve allografts for presentation
    • Successful separation of Ischiopagus twins for presentation

2015-2016

Charlie Pierce (1 Presentation)

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2015, Boston, MA
    Long term outcomes with porous polyethylene in the reconstruction of complex
    Craniofacial defects

2014-2015

Charlie Pierce (3 Presentations)

  • Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting – June 2015, Amelia Island, FL
    Lack of validity of the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)
    Data in breast reconstruction
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting – June 2015, Amelia Island, FL
    The use of resorbable mesh in craniosynostosis
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting - May 2015, Scottsdale, AZ
    Lack of validity of the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)
    Data in breast reconstruction

2013-2014

Nick Leonardi (1 Presentation)

  • Thuss Lectureship – April 2014, Nashville, TN
    Commercial Grade Silicone Injection Injury-History Repeating Itself

Richard Lou (1 Presentation)

  • UT Pediatric Dentistry Lecture Series – May 2014, Memphis, TN
    Pediatric Oral Burns: Principles and Management

Charlie Pierce (1 Presentation)

  • Thuss Lectureship – April 2014, Nashville, TN
    Lack of validity of the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data in breast reconstruction

2012-2013

Melissa Kath (1 Presentation)

  • Thuss Lectureship – April 2013, Nashville, TN
    Role of the Plastic Surgeon in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

 

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Last Published: May 15, 2017