Department Of Plastic Surgery

  • Vanderbilt University

    28 faculty honored at endowed chair investiture

    The distinguished faculty members and deans representing eight colleges and schools were presented with medallions that symbolize the attainment of their positions and will become part of their official academic regalia. Chair holders contribute their expertise to real-world challenges, including climate change, political inequality and access to justice, artificial intelligence and ICU trauma.   Read More

    Apr 11, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Imaging guidance for nerve repair

    A noninvasive, quantitative MRI method could be used after surgical repair of traumatic peripheral nerve injury to help clinicians make decisions about whether additional surgical interventions are needed. Read More

    Feb 9, 2021

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    Reducing postoperative opioids

    An opioid-restrictive prescribing protocol reduced the number of postoperative opioid prescriptions and the oral morphine equivalent per prescription. Read More

    Feb 24, 2020

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    Imaging nerve regeneration

    Diffusion MRI may provide a noninvasive approach to assess nerve regeneration and distinguish successful from unsuccessful repairs earlier. Read More

    Jan 28, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Perdikis named Department of Plastic Surgery chair

    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. Read More

    Apr 20, 2017

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    Certain risk factors linked to post-surgery infection

    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. Read More

    Mar 9, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Antidote for smoke inhalation injury

    Routine use of hydroxocobalamin should be considered for victims of smoke inhalation, Vanderbilt researchers suggest. Read More

    Mar 7, 2017