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Department of Plastic Surgery Archives

Perdikis named Department of Plastic Surgery chair

Apr. 20, 2017—Galen Perdikis, M.D., professor and chair of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, has been named professor and chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Plastic Surgery. His appointment is effective Aug. 1.

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Certain risk factors linked to post-surgery infection

Mar. 9, 2017—Plastic surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have published a prospective study that proves there are specific risk factors — such as obesity, smoking and diabetes — that contribute to development of a major surgical site infection following cosmetic surgery.

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Antidote for smoke inhalation injury

Mar. 7, 2017—Routine use of hydroxocobalamin should be considered for victims of smoke inhalation, Vanderbilt researchers suggest.

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