Created by:
John M. Mesa, MD

Updated by:
Ross F. Goldberg, MD

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Laboratory Director
Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor in Surgery

Harvard Medical School
Phone: (617) 726-6943
Fax: (617) 726-8998
E-mail: randolph.mark@mgh.harvard.edu


Office-Mail Address
:
Division of Plastic Surgery WACC 453
15 Parkman St. Boston, MA 02114

Laboratory Address:
MGH, Wellman Building Room 629

 

Education:
University of Maine, Orono, ME
B.S., Biology. 1979

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
M.A.S., Administration. 1988

Professional Research Experience:

1980 - 1985
Senior Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland

1985 - 1990
Faculty Research Associate and Associate Director of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

1988 - 1994
Study Director, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Washington D.C.

1992 - Present
Assistant Biologist in Surgery and Laboratory Director, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Plastic Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts

Awards:

1991 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Toward Clinical Realization of Vascularized Limb Tissue Allografts." Lee WPA, Randolph MA, Pan YC, Yaremchuk MJ, and Weiland AJ.
1994 Joseph Murray Award, New England Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons. (Co-author with Dr. Butler)
1995 Best paper, American Association for Hand Surgery. (Co-author with Dr. Sims)
1995 Sumner Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (Co-author with Dr. Tosa)
1997 Best paper, American Association for Hand Surgery. (Co-author with Dr. Margoles)
1997 Peter J. Gingrass Memorial Award, Plastic Surgery Research Council. (Co-author with Drs. Rubin and Cober)
1998 Bernard G. Sarnat Senior Award in Basic Science, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Contest (Co-author with Dr. Lee)
2001 Bernard G. Sarnat Junior Award in Basic Science, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Contest (Co-author with Dr. Mathes)
1998 Bernard G. Sarnat Senior Award in Basic Science, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Contest. (Co-author with Dr. Lee)
1998 Best Resident Paper, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (Co-author with Dr. Bourget)
1999 Best Poster Award, Basic Science Category, American Association for Hand Surgery (Co-author with Dr. Bourget)
1999 Best Poster Award, Plastic Surgery Research Council (Co-author with Dr. Tanabe)
1999 Joseph E. Murray Award for best paper, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. (Co-author with Dr. Mathes)
2000 Best Poster Award at the XIX Meeting of the European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (Co-author with Dr. Peretti)
2000 Best Paper, American Association for Hand Surgery (Co-author with Dr. Mathes)
2000 Bernard G. Sarnat Junior Award in Basic Science, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Contest. (Co-author with Dr. Mathes)
2000 Joseph E. Murray Award for best paper, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (Co-author with Dr. Mathes)
2001 Best Paper, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (Co-author with Dr. Xu)
2001 “Carlo Ottolenghi” Award at the joined Meeting: XXXVIII Argentinian Meeting of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, and the II Italian-Argentinian-Brazilian Meeting (Co-author with Dr. Peretti)
2001 Bernard G. Sarnat MD Senior Award-Basic Science, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Contest (Co-author with Dr. Xu)
2002 Shenaq International Award, Plastic Surgery Research Council. (Co-author with Dr. Hettiaratchy)

2002 B. Braun Aesculup Award, British Association Plastic Surgery, Winter Meeting. Tolerance to Limb Allografts in a Large Animal Model. Hettiaratchy SP, Melendy E, Randolph MA, Butler PEM, Coburn R, Nazzal J, Sachs DH, Lee WPA.
2003 Joseph E. Murray Award for best paper, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Capacity of Swine Mesenchymal Stem Cells (sMSC) to Differentiate into Mesenchymal Lineages In Vitro. Mesa JM, Craff M, Yaremchuk MJ, Randolph MA.
2003 Gaspar W. Anastasi Award, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Tissue Engineered Flexible Ear-Shaped Cartilage. Johnson TS, Xu JW, Randolph MA, Yaremchuk MJ.
2004 Joseph E. Murray Award for best paper, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Alternative Tissue Engineered Constructs for Upper and Lower Extremity Arthroplasty. Mesa JM, Johnson TS, Anseth K, Randolph MA, Gill T, Yaremchuk MJ.
2005 Shenaq International Award, Plastic Surgery Research Council. Chondrogenesis of swine mesenchymal stem cells in different hydrogels. Mesa JM, Burdick, JA, Persing S, Randka MP, Craff MN, Claude O, Anseth KS, Yaremchuk MJ, Randolph MA.
2005 Hughston Award for best paper in the American Journal of Sports Medicine 2004, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Cell-Based Therapy for Meniscal Reapir, A Large Animal Study. Peretti GM, Gill TJ, Xu JW, Randolph MA, Morse KR, Zaleski DJ.
2006 Genzyme Excellence in Science Award, International Cartilage Repair Society. Antigenicity of Isolated Allogeneic Chondrocytes for Tissue Engineering. O'Sullivan NA, Ibusuki S, Yaremchuk MJ, Randolph MA.
2006 Joseph E. Murray Award for best paper, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Photochemical sealing improves outcome following peripheral neurorrhaphy. O'Neill AC, Bujold KE, Randolph MA, Kochevar IE, Redmond RW, Winograd JM.
2006 Best Paper, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Enhancement of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration using a Photochemical Technique. O'Neill AC , Randolph MA, Bujold KE, Kochevar IE, Redmond RW, Winograd JM

Research Interests:

1) tissue engineering of cartilage;
2) transplantation of vascularized limb tissues;
3) free flap physiology and monitoring.