A CU Medicine provider.
Qualifications and experience
- Plastic Surgery, Cancers, Cancers - Cancer Surgery, Surgery, Cancers - Breast Cancer, Injuries and Wounds, Cancers - Skin Cancer, Cancers - Pediatric Cancer, Cancers - Sarcoma, Surgery - Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Cancers - Head and Neck Cancer, Surgery - Body Contouring and Liposuction, Cancers - Bone Cancer, Surgery - Limb Salvage, Cancers - Melanoma, Surgery - Burn Surgery, Surgery - Breast Surgery, Surgery - Free flaps and limb salvage, Surgery - Bariatric Surgery - Weight Loss
- Languages spoken
University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Program (2023)
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2016)
University of Kansas Medical Center/Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics Program (2022)
University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI) (2011)
- Clinical interest for patients
I enjoy caring for the breadth of plastic and reconstructive surgery patients and provide head to toe surgical care. I have specialized training in cancer reconstruction and managing complex cancer and non-cancer surgical problems that require specialized surgical techniques using a patient's own tissue for reconstruction, called microsurgery or free flap reconstruction. I have a particular interest in breast reconstruction using tissue from the abdomen and/or thighs, nipple areolar complex preserving reconstructive options, sensory reconstruction, and optimizing aesthetic outcomes in reconstructive surgery. I also provide surgical options to reduce the risk of lymphedema or for treatment of lymphedema in patients who have developed lymphedema as part of their cancer treatment.
- Research interest for patients
My research interests are in optimizing outcomes for patients undergoing breast reconstruction with autologous tissue or implants. I have published studies related to autologous reconstruction in special populations, nipple-areola complex reconstruction and preservation, aesthetic outcomes and patient satisfaction, and reconstruction with radiation.
Additionally, I am interested in evaluating and teaching how surgeons can improve patient outcomes through efficiency in the operating room.
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