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Marissa M. Tenenbaum, MD

  • Assistant 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

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
1040 N. Mason Road, Suite 124
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

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.

Perlyn CA, Morriss-Kay G, Darvann T, Tenenbaum MJ, Orntiz DM. Model for the pharmacologic treatment of Crouzon syndrome. Neurosurgery. 2006;59:1.

Tenenbaum MJ, Myckatyn TM. Breast augmentation. Missouri Medicine 2006;103:3. CME article

Patterson JMM, Jaggars MM, Boyer MI. Ulnar and median nerve palsy in long-distance cyclists. A prospective study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2003;31(4):585-589.