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Terence M. Myckatyn, MD

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Director, Cosmetic and Breast Plastic Surgery and Breast Fellowship 

Medical School

University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada, 1997

Post Doctoral Education

Fellowship: Peripheral Nerve Research, Washington University, St. Louis MO, 2000

Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of British Columbia , 2001

Residency: Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis MO, 2003

Board Certifications

Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS-Certified)

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Plastic Surgery (FRCSC)

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors In America, 2008-CURRENT

Plastic Surgery Foundation Essay Contest Winner (2009).

American Society for Peripheral Nerve Research Award for 2007.

“Clinical Teacher of the Year Award” for 2006 & 2007, Medical Students, Washington University School of Medicine.

John E. Hoopes American Association of Plastic Surgeons Academic Scholarship Award for 2006-2008.

“C. James Carrico Faculty Research Fellowship for the Study of Trauma and Critical Care,” American College of Surgeons, July 2005-June 2007.

“Paul M. Weeks Resident Teaching Award” for 2006, Plastic Surgery Residents. Washington University School of Medicine.

“Outstanding Nerve Presentation” at the combined American Association for Hand Surgery, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society for Peripheral Nerve, Annual Meeting Fajardo, Puerto Rico, January 16, 2005.

American Association for Hand Surgeons Research Grant, Jan. 2004.

“Resident of the Year” award for Class of 2003, Annual Distinguished Teaching Awards Ceremony, Washington University School of Medicine, November 20, 2002.

Best Basic Science Paper, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Region XI. (2001). “Rapamycin prevents the rejection of peripheral nerve allografts.”

Clinical Interests

Dr. Myckatyn specializes in facial and breast cosmetic surgery, body contouring, all types of breast reconstruction, and general reconstructive surgery.

West County Plastic Surgeons at Washington University website

Research Interests

Plastic Surgery Foundation Research Award (2012-2014). Principle Investigator of a Multicenter Trial: “Autologous fat grafting to the breast and risk of breast cancer recurrence.”
Allergan Research Grant. Principle Investigator (2013-2014). “Does 3D Imaging Improve Patient Reported Outcomes in Primary Breast Augmentation?”
LifeCell Research Grant. Principle Investigator (2011-2013). “The Economic Impact of ADMs in Breast Reconstruction.”

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Patients Seen At

West County Plastic Surgeons
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63141

Center for Advanced Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite G, Floor 6
St. Louis, MO 63110

Contact Information

1040 N. Mason Suite 124
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-996-8800 / 314-996-3028
314-996-3030 (FAX)

Selected Publications

Dolen U, Cohen JB, Overschmidt B, Tenenbaum MM, Myckatyn TM. Fat Grafting with Tissue Liquefaction Technology as an Adjunct to Breast Reconstruction. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2016 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Parikh RP, Sharma K, Guffey R, Myckatyn TM. Preoperative Paravertebral Block Improves Postoperative Pain Control and Reduces Hospital Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Autologous Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy for Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Qureshi AA, Broderick KP, Belz J, Funk S, Reaven N, Brandt KE, Tenenbaum MM, Margenthaler JA, Aft RL, Myckatyn TM. Uneventful versus Successful Reconstruction and Outcome Pathways in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrices. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Aug;138(2):173e-83e.

Sharma K, Grant D, Parikh R, Myckatyn T. Race and Breast Cancer Reconstruction: Is There a Health Care Disparity? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Aug;138(2):354-61.

Connors SK, Goodman MS, Myckatyn T, Margenthaler J, Gehlert S. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy at a comprehensive cancer center. Springerplus. 2016 Jul 2;5(1):955.

Qureshi AA, Parikh RP, Myckatyn TM, Tenenbaum MM. Resident Cosmetic Clinic: Practice Patterns, Safety, and Outcomes at an Academic Plastic Surgery Institution. Aesthet Surg J. 2016 May 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Dolen UC, Schmidt AC, Um GT, Sharma K, Naughton M, Zoberi I, Margenthaler JM, Myckatyn TM. Impact of Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Chemotherapy on Immediate Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Jul;23(7):2357-66. Epub 2016 Mar 4.

Mull AB, Wagner JI, Myckatyn TM, Kells AF. Recurrent Compartment Syndrome Leading to the Diagnosis of McArdle Disease: Case Report. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Dec;40(12):2377-9.  Erratum in: J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Feb;41(2):324. Mycktayn, Terence M [corrected to Myckatyn, Terence M].

Cohen JB, Carroll C, Tenenbaum MM, Myckatyn TM. Breast Implant-Associated Infections: The Role of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the Local Microbiome. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov;136(5):921-9.

Zenga J, Sharon JD, Santiago P, Nussenbaum B, Haughey BH, Fox IK, Myckatyn TM, Diaz JA, Chicoine MR. Lower Trapezius Flap for Reconstruction of Posterior Scalp and Neck Defects after Complex Occipital-Cervical Surgeries. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2015 Sep;76(5):397-408. Epub 2015 May 22.

Sharma K, Grant D, Myckatyn TM. The Impact of Race on Choice of Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction: Is There a Healthcare Disparity? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):114-5.
Myckatyn TM, Cohen J, Chole RA. Clarification of the Definition of a "Biofilm". Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan;137(1):237e-238e.

Poppler L, Cohen J, Dolen UC, Schriefer AE, Tenenbaum MM, Deeken C, Chole RA, Myckatyn TM. Histologic, Molecular, and Clinical Evaluation of Explanted Breast Prostheses, Capsules, and Acellular Dermal Matrices for Bacteria. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Aug;35(6):653-68.

Cavallo JA, Gangopadhyay N, Dudas J, Roma AA, Jasielec MS, Baty J, Baalman S, Frisella MM, Tenenbaum MM, Myckatyn TM, Matthews BD, Deeken CR. Remodeling Characteristics and Collagen Distributions of Biologic Scaffold Materials Biopsied From Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction Sites. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Jul;75(1):74-83.

Nwaogu I, Yan Y, Margenthaler JA, Myckatyn TM. Venous Thromboembolism after Breast Reconstruction in Patients Undergoing Breast Surgery: An American College of Surgeons NSQIP Analysis. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 May;220(5):886-93. Epub 2015 Jan 30.

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