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Austin Y. Ha, MD

Undergraduate: Brown University (neuroscience)

Medical School: Brown University, 2016

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea and Toronto, Canada

Austin Ha

Research Interests

Outcomes research in peripheral nerve, microsurgical breast reconstruction, and traumatic injuries and reconstruction of the hand and face

Selected Publications


Cohen MS, Ha AY, Kitsko DJ, Chi DH. Surgical outcomes with subperiosteal pocket technique for cochlear implantation in very young children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014;78(9):1545-7. 

Fallon EA, Ha AY, Merck DL, Ciullo SS, Luks FI. Interactive instrument-driven image display in laparoscopic surgery. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015;25(6):531-5. 

Ha AY, Nguyen JE, Doyle RJ, Feller E. Actual and perceived HBV status among Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Rhode Island: a cross-sectional study. R I Med J. 2015;98(5):15-8.

Johnston BR, Ha AY, Brea B, Liu PY. The Mechanism of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Wounds and Diabetic Foot Ulcers. R I Med J. 2016;99(2):24-7.

Johnston BR, Ha AY, Kwan D. Surgical Management of Chronic Wounds. R I Med J. 2016;99(2):28-31. 

Ha AY, Noronha N, Gleason P, Winkler J, Butera JN, Henriksen K, Hu S. Cryoglobulinemic membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis associated with mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma treated with rituximab. Clin Neprhol-Case Studies. 2016;1:1-4. 

Ha AY, Depasse JM, Piskorski A, Treaba DO, Kojic EM, Daniels AH. Compressive spinal epidural mass caused by Propionibacterium acnes. Spine J. 2016;16(5):e347-51.

Drolet BC, Tandon VJ, Ha AY, Guo Y, Phillips BZ, Akelman E, Schmidt ST. Unnecessary Emergency Transfers for Evaluation by a Plastic Surgeon: A Burden to Patients and the Health Care System. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016;137(6):1927-33. 

Ha AY, Shalvoy RM, Voisinet A, Racine J, Aaron RK. Controversial role of arthroscopic meniscectomy of the knee: A review. World J Orthop. 2016;7(5):287-92. 

Ha AY, Mangham W, Frommer SA, et al. Interdisciplinary Management of Minimally Displaced Orbital Roof Fractures: Delayed Pulsatile Exophthalmos and Orbital Encephalocele. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2017;10 (1):11-15.

Lee HK, Kwon B, Lemere CA, de la Monte S, Itamura K, Ha AY, Querfurth HW. mTORC2 (Rictor) in Alzheimer's Disease and Reversal of Amyloid- Expression-Induced Insulin Resistance and Toxicity in Rat Primary Cortical Neurons. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;56(3):1015-1036.

Ha AY, Nguyen JE, Doyle RJ, Feller E. Correlating perceived Hepatitis B status with actual status in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Rhode Island. Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, New York, New York. October 2013.
* Judged to be the 3rd best poster at the conference

Ha AY, Voisinet A, Racine J, Aaron RK. Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for the management of 
meniscal tears in the setting of osteoarthritis: a prospective study and a critique of contemporary 
methods. Orthopedic Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2014.

Luks FI, Ha AY, Merck DL, Fallon EA, Ciullo SS. i-LID: Instrument-driven laparoscopic image 
display. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Salt Lake City, Utah. April 2014. 

Luks FI, Ha AY, Fallon EA, Merck DL, Ciullo SS. Individualized instrument-driven image display in 
laparoscopic surgery. International Pediatric Endosurgery Group: 23rd Annual Congress for Endosurgery in 
Children, Edinburg, Scotland. July 2014. 

Ha AY, Nguyen JE, Doyle RJ, Feller E. Actual and perceived HBV status among Asian Pacific Islander 
Americans in Rhode Island. American College of Gastroenterology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 

Guo Y, Drolet BC, Tandon VJ, Ha AY, Heinl RE, Phillips BZ, Schmidt ST, Liu PY. Frequency and impact of inappropriate emergent transfer for hand and face consultation. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 134 (4S-1), 44. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois. October 2014.