Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship

Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship

Under the direction of Jeffrey Kenkel, M.D. and Larry Lavery, D.P.M., M.P.H., our research group focuses on multiple areas of basic, anatomic, and clinical translational research. From clinical to basic science endeavors, the research in the Department of Plastic Surgery is multifaceted, covering areas of anatomical studies to stem cell research and applications to improve wound healing.

We have studies underway that focus on the application and function of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) in fat grafting and wound healing. ADSCs are multipotent cells found in adipose tissues that we are studying for their application in fat graft take and survivability as well as non-union and chronic wound therapies.

We also have developed novel and innovative systems for the study of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to better understand this technology and the mechanisms by which it enhances wound healing in type 2 diabetics and other compromised wound healing systems. Active NIH studies by Dr. Lavery in the area of diabetic wound care/wound healing are ongoing as well.

The Department of Plastic Surgery is actively engaged in the development of new modalities to enhance evidence-based medicine and incorporate it into the practice of plastic surgery.

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We are actively seeking energetic engaging medical students and residents, as well as D.P.M.s, M.D., or Ph.D. applicants, for our Research Fellowship Program.

How To Apply:

We require an updated CV, a face-to-face interview, and a full-time 1–2 year commitment so we can truly perform valued research of merit, which will advance your career as well as answer probing questions related to plastic surgery and wound healing.

To obtain application or further information, please contact:

Christina Burton
Program Coordinator II

Department of Plastic Surgery
1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75390-9132
Phone: 214-645-5261
Fax: 214-645-3148

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    May 26, 2021

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    Dallas, Texas

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