Welcome to the Division of Plastic Surgery

As a leader in research and patient care, the UC San Diego Division of Plastic Surgery is committed to providing the latest in expert and compassionate treatment, performing leading-edge research, and training the next generation of top plastic surgeons. UC San Diego Health is currently ranked among America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.



First Annual Plastic Surgery Research Symposium

with Keynote Speaker 

Dr. Lisa David

Chair, Professor and Program Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at 

Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC

Two presentations!

7:00 - 8:00 am - Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego.  Grand Conference Room EOB 1800

Craniosynostosis: Delicate Carpentry and Dynamic Interventions


4:30 - 5:30 pm - UC San Diego MET Upper Auditorium

Dynamic Force on the Skull for the Treatment of Synostosis:  The History of Spring Assisted Surgery


Please join the Division of Plastic Surgery Residents, Fellows and members from UC San Diego's Plastic Surgery Research Group (PSRG) and Plastic Surgery Interest Group (PSIG)  for the 1st Annual Plastic Surgery Research Symposium on campus at the MET Upper Auditorium from 1:30 - 5:30 pm Friday, February 14th.


1:30  Intracranial Effects of Unicoronal Craniosynostosis on Posterior Quadrants Adam Hauch, MD
1:40 Application of an Enhanced Recovery Protocol in Facial Trauma  Michael Hornacek, MD
1:50  The Association of Liposomal Bupivacaine on Opioid Consumption in the Pediatric Alveolar Cleft Population Sarah Crowley, MD
2:00  Analysis of Actual Versus Predicated Intracranial Volumes for Distraction Osteogenesis Using Virtual Surgical Planning in Patients with Craniosynostosis George Kamel, MD
2:10 The Opportunity Cost of Resident Involvement in Academic Hand Surgery  Anthony Kordahi, MD
2:20  The Impact of Residents on Patient Satisfaction Sean Li, MD
2:30  Harvest of the Latissimus Dorsi and other Derivate Flaps from the Subscapular Angiosome in a Supine Position Kevin Englar, MD
2:40  Utility of a Team-Based Multimodal Opioid Reduction Protocol for the Pediatric Plastic Surgery Population Paige McLean, MD
2:50  Long-term Treatment Outcomes of Patients who Received Primary Alveolar Bone Grafts for Alveolar Clefts: A QualitativeSystematic Review Riley Dean, MD
3:00 Break
3:15  The Ideal Characteristics of a Microsurgery Fellowship: A Survey of Fellows and Fellowships Directors Meera Reghunathan, MD
3:25  The Use of Standardized Letters of Recommendation: A Survey of Plastic Surgery Faculty Meera Reghunathan, MD
3:35  Cranial Defects and Long Term Outcomes in patients with Previous Craniosynostosis Repair Surgery Kristine Carbullido
3:45  A Comparison of Intracranial Volumes in Patients with Isolated Metopic Ridge, Metopic Craniosynostosis, and Normal Children Ryan Mckee
3:55  Development of a Bilingual Patient Reported Outcome Measure for Patients with Craniofacial Conditions and their Parents  Jessica Blum
4:05  Cost of Treating Craniosynostosis: A Retrospective Study Including Open, Endoscopic, and Distraction Osteogenesis Technique Greta Davis
4:30 Key Note Address
Dynamic Force on the Skull for the Treatment of Synostosis: The History of Spring Assisted Surgery Lisa David, MD, MBA

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3rd Annual ACAPS West Coast Plastic Surgery Boot Camp 

August 16-18, 2019 UC San Diego Division of Plastic Surgery hosted the 3rd Annual ACAPS West Coast Plastic Surgery Boot Camp with 43 resident "survivors" and 18 faculty.