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Dr. Mayer Tenenhaus

Clinical Professor
Burn and Trauma

Contact Information


Patient Inquiries:  619-294-3746


  • Burn Treatment and Reconstruction

My research focus is directly associated with my clinical activity and is predominantly translational. I study many aspects of burns, from initial treatment of a burn wound to new techniques for reconstructive surgery and wound care during healing. I investigate the use of skin grafts and various types of artificial materials in reconstruction. I also study mechanisms of infection after trauma, factors in aging of the skin, and factors that have an effect on wound healing.


  • Biomechanical testing and histologic examination of tendon repair using a biocompatible anti-adhesive. (Animal model)
  • Flap preservation strategies using fat derived progenitor cells and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. (Animal model)
  • Computer generated flap design


  1. Foubert P., Zafra D., Liu M., Rajoria, R, Gutierrez D., Tenenhaus M., Fraser J., Autologous Adipose-Derived Regenerative Cell Therapy Modulates Development of Hypertrophic Scarring in a Red Duroc Porcine Model.  Stem Cell Research and Therapy 8:261  Nov 2017
  2. Werdin F., Tenenhaus, M., Becker, M., Rennekampff HO., Healing Time Correlates with the Quality of Scaring: Results from a Prospective Randomized Control Donor Site Trial.  Dermatol Surg. Oct 2017 (Epub ahead of print)
  3. Hager S., Foldenauer AC., Rennekampff, HO, Deisz, R., Kopp R., Tenenhaus, M., Gernot, M., Pallua, N.  Interleukin-6 serum levels correlate with severity of burn injury but not with gender.  J Burn Care Res.  Jun 2017
  4. Parker, KL, Thistlethwaite, P., Suliman, AS, Reid, C., Tenenhaus, M., El.Khoury Z., Golts, EM.  Staged Repair of an Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Secondary to Delayed Methylmethacrylate Plate Migration.  Ann Thorac Surg. 103(2):e139-e141.  Feb 2017
  5. Tenenhaus, M. The Use of Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membranes in the Treatment of Burns and Complex Wounds: Current and Future Applications.  Ann Plast Surg 78(2 Suppl 1): S11-S13 Feb 2017
  6. Tenenhaus M., Rennekampff, HO.  Current Concepts in Tissue Engineering: Skin and Wound. Plast Reconstr Surg 138(3 Suppl): 42S-50S Sep 2016
  7. Foubert, P., Doyle-Eisele, M., Gonzalez, A., Berard, F., Weber, W., Zafra, D., Alfonso, Z., Zhao, S., Tenenhaus, M., Fraser, John.  Development of a combined radiation and full thickness burn injury minipig model to study the effects of uncultured adipose-derived regenerative cell therapy in wound healing.  Intl Journal of Radiation Biology, Vol 93 340-350 Sept 2016
  8. Foubert, P., Gonzalez, AD., Teodosescu, S., Berard F., Doyle-Eisele M., Yekkala, K., Tenenhuas, M., Fraser, JK.  Adipose-Derived Regenerative Cell Therapy for Burn Wound Healing:  A Comparison of Two Delivery Methods.  Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 1;5(7):288-298.  Jul 2016
  9. Mackert,, GA., Reid, CM., Dobke, MK., Tenenhaus, M.   Description of a Simple Method of Stoma Protection During Prone Positioning.  Ostomy Wound Management 62(6):51–53, June 2016
  10. Lemperle GH, Tenenhaus M.  Reply: The Direction of Optimal Skin Incisions Derived from Striae Distensae.  Plast Reconstr Surg 136(1):121e-122e.  July 2015


  • Dr. Hans-Oliver Rennekampff, Hannover Medical School, Hanover, Germany
  • Wendy Havran, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, Scripps Research Institute
  • Gottfried Lemperle, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Interplast Germany, Germany