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Marissa M. Tenenbaum, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency

Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine, 2002

Post Doctoral Education

Resident in General Surgery as part of the combined residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery,
Washington University School of Medicine, 2002-2005

Craniofacial Research Fellow, St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine, 2005-2006

Resident in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2006-2007

Chief Resident, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2007-2008

Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship with W. Grant Stevens, MD, Beverly Hills, CA, July-December 2008

Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

RealSelf Top Doctor

2010-current, Listed in Best Doctors in America, (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Clinical Interests

Facial and body cosmetic plastic surgery. Breast surgery including breast reconstruction with implants and patient's own tissue.

West County Plastic Surgeons at Washington University website

Research Interests

Role: Principal Investigator
LifeCell (Industry)  
A prospective randomized trial to assess perfusion and patient satisfaction in nipple-areola mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.
Laser angiography is used to assess mastectomy skin flap perfusion prospectively evaluating perfusion using incision approaches.

Role: Collaborator
LifeCell (Industry): Breast Fellowship
(July 1, 2012-currently funded through June 30, 2014)
Comprehensive reconstructive and cosmetic breast fellowship for 1 year. Includes microvascular, revision, congenital and primary plastic surgery breast procedures. Dr. Myckatyn is the grant PI and program director.

Role: Co-Investigator 
Allergan (Industry)
(Oct  2012-Dec, 2014) 
The Impact of 3D Breast Imaging on Patient Reported Outcomes in Breast Augmentation Surgery
A study looking at the impact of 3D breast imaging and simulation of patient reported outcomes in breast augmentation surgery. The Breast Q is prospectively used to evaluate patient satisfaction and mamometrics used to quantify aspects of breast augmentation that are associated with improved PRO. Controls do not receive 3D breast imaging simulation as part of their preoperative consultation.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes Jewish West County 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

Selected Publications

Mundschenk MB, Krauss EM, Poppler LH, Hasak JM, Klingensmith ME, Mackinnon SE, Tenenbaum MM. Resident perceptions on pregnancy during training: 2008 to 2015. Am J Surg. 2016 Aug 1.

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]
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.

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. pii: sjw080. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

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.

Myckatyn TM, Cavallo JA, Sharma K, Gangopadhyay N, Dudas JR, Roma AA, Baalman S, Tenenbaum MM, Matthews BD, Deeken CR. The impact of chemotherapy and radiation therapy on the remodeling of acellular dermal matrices in staged, prosthetic breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan;135(1):43e-57e.

Chao AH, Gangopadhyay N, Tenenbaum MJ, Myckatyn TM. Ultrapulse carbon dioxide laser versus traditional deepithelialization in reduction mammoplasty and mastopexy: clinical outcomes and cost analysis. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Dec;66(12):e387-9.

Stevens WG, Hirsch EM, Tenenbaum MJ, Acevedo M. A prospective study of 708 form-stable silicone gel breast implants. Aesthet Surg J. 2010 Sep 1;30(5):693-701.

Stevens WG, Repta R, Pacella SJ, Tenenbaum MJ, Cohen R, Vath SD, Stoker DA. Safe and consistent outcomes of successfully combining breast surgery and abdominoplasty: an update. Aesthet Surg J. 2009 Mar-Apr;29(2):129-34.

Stevens WG, Pacella SJ, Gear AJ, Freeman ME, McWhorter C, Tenenbaum MJ, Stoker DA. Clinical experience with a fourth-generation textured silicone gel breast implant: a review of 1012 Mentor MemoryGel breast implants. Aesthet Surg J. 2008 Nov-Dec;28(6):642-7.

Tenenbaum MJ, Foglia RP, Becker DB, Kane AA. Treatment of giant omphalocele with intraabdominal tissue expansion. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. November 2007.

Darvann TA, Hermann NH, Tenenbaum MJ, Govier D, Naidoo S, Larsen P, Kreiborg S, Kane AA. Head shape development in deformational plagiocephaly - methods for registration of surface scans. In: Darvann TA, Hermann NV, Larsen P and Kreiborg S (eds.). Proceedings of Workshop 6: Craniofacial Image Analysis for Biology, Clinical Genetics and Treatment, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI). Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006; 59-66.

Smyth MD, Tenenbaum MJ, Kaufman CB, Kane AA. The "Clamshell" craniotomy technique in treating sagittal craniosynostosis in older children. Neurosurgery. 2006;105: October.

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