Using education, technology, and the study of outcomes to provide patients and families with the most comfortable, evidence based, safest, and least stressful plastic surgical care.


Cocaine-induced full-thickness tissue necrosis: a case series.
Amalfi AN, Neumeister MW, Bueno RA, Sommer NZ, Henkelman EA
DOI: 10.1097/prs.0b013e3182a58afb
PubMed: 24165659

Bone and Joint Pain
Decision Making in Plastic Surgery

The Stiff Joint
Decision Making in Plastic Surgery

Old age and laparotomy adversely affect abdominal muscle mechanical properties
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Melanie Urbanchek, Shaun Patel, Albert Ma, Thane Wolcott, Erika Henkelman, Michael Franz, William Kuzon
DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2006.05.043

Aging increases the susceptibility of skeletal muscle derived satellite cells to apoptosis.
Jejurikar SS, Henkelman EA, Cederna PS, Marcelo CL, Urbanchek MG, Kuzon WM
DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2006.06.053
PubMed: 16942852

Incisional Hernia Effect on Abdominal Neuromuscular Properties in the Rat
Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Shaun Patel, Erika Henkelman, Thane Wolcott, Gulden Avci, Daniel Calderon, Michael Franz, William Kuzon, Melanie Urbanchek
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-949684


Current Project
How can we best educate families and friends of children requiring plastic surgery interventions regarding their health?

Current Project
Which IV fluids and pain medications do we order as plastic surgeons, and what is the safety evidence behind our use?

Current Project
Alveolar bone grafting using the iliac crest as a donor site – what is the recovery like?