Created by:
John M. Mesa, MD

Updated by:
Ross F. Goldberg, MD





Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor in Surgery

Harvard Medical School
Phone: (617) 724-9922
Fax: (617) 726-8089

Office-Mail Address:
Division of Plastic Surgery WAC 435
15 Parkman St. Boston, MA 02114

Laboratory Address:
MGH, Thier Building Room 629


B.A. Princeton University, 1989
M.D. Harvard Medical School, 1994
Fellow in Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital. 1992-93
Resident in General Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital. 1994-97
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 1997-99
Resident, Plastic Surgery Program, Harvard Medical School 1999-2000
Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery, Harvard Medical School. 2000-2002
Fellow in craniofacial, cleft, and pediatric plastic surgery, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 2002-2003

Professional Research Experience:

1983-1987 (part-time)
Pediatric Surgery Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: Mullerian Inhibiting Substance (various)
Supervisor: P.K. Donahoe, M.D.

1992-1993 Transplantation Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: Tolerance models for xenotransplantation in cynomolgus monkeys.
Supervisor: A.B. Cosimi, M.D.

1997-1999 Trauma and Burn Research, Harvard Medical School
Project: Ischemia reperfusion injury
Supervisor: Herbert Hechtman, M.D.


1998 Glaxo Wellcome Trauma and ICU paper symposium, Harvard Medical School, first prize.
1999 John A. Mannick Research Award. Harvard Medical School.
2000 Best clinical presentation, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.
2001-2002 Plastic Surgery Executive Committee. Harvard Medical School, Resident Representative.
2003- Candidate Representative, Massachusetts Chapter, American College of Surgeons.

Research Interests:

1) ischemia reperfusion injury
2) fat transplanation
3) wound healing and repair