Location

Rochester, Minnesota

Summary

I am involved in clinical research that evaluates how to reduce preventable complications following breast reconstructive surgery, such as venous thromboembolism and surgical site infections. The impetus for this research is to improve quality of care and surgical outcomes. I am also interested in studying ways to prevent mastectomy skin necrosis in women undergoing mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

I am currently the principal investigator for the clinical trial "Botulinum Toxin A in Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction — a Randomized Controlled Trial", designed to find novel ways of improving postoperative pain following implant-based breast reconstruction. Another area of interest is the field of adolescent breast surgery, to better understand when is the appropriate time to perform surgery, and which types of procedures improve quality of life in adolescents with conditions affecting the appearance of their breasts.

Recent Publications

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Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Plastic Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery

Education

  1. Masters - Public Health Columbia University
  2. Clinical Research Fellowship - Department of Surgery Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  3. Clinical Fellowship - Reconstructive Microsurgery Program Director: Dr. Peter Cordeiro Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  4. Chief Resident - Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program Director: Dr. Patrick Harris University of Montreal
  5. Resident - Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program Director: Dr. Patrick Harris University of Montreal
  6. Resident - Department of Surgery Program Director: Dr. Edwin Lafontaine University of Montreal
  7. DM University of Montreal
  8. BS - Nutrition University of Montreal
  9. BMUS University of Montreal
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