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

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)

Research Interests:

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