David Chi

Undergraduate: Duke University (Biology)
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, 2018
Hometown: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Research Interests
Reconstructive microsurgery, wound healing, breast cancer reconstruction, genomics


Chi D*, Singhal H*, Brown M. Hormone receptor signaling in breast tumorigenesis. In Preparation. 

Chi, D, Parikh RP, Tung T. Free Functional Muscle Transfer for Lower Extremity Reconstruction. In Preparation.

Chi D, Chen AD, Wu WW, et al. Evaluating the Impact of ACGME Resident Duty-Hour Restrictions on Outcomes for Bilateral Breast Reductions. In Preparation. 

Chi D, Gibson E, Chiang SN, et al. Calvarial Vault Reconstruction for Sagittal Craniosynostosis in Patients 12-Months and Older. In Preparation.

Chiang SN*, Chi D*, Yesantharao P, et al. Early Involvement Of Plastic Surgeons In Sternal Reconstruction Is Associated with Improved Patient Outcomes. In Preparation.

Keane AM, Keane GC, Skolnick GB, Chi D, et al. Immediate post-mastectomy implant-based reconstruction: an outpatient procedure? In Preparation. 

ASPS Resident Council Study Group. Influence of Career Pathways in Plastic Surgery. Under Review. 

Chi D, Yesantharao P, Chiang SN, et al. Combined Pectoralis and Rectus Abdominis Flaps Are Associated with Improved Outcomes in Sternal Reconstruction. Under Review.

Chen AD*, Malyar M*, Chi D, et al. The Reconstructive Burden of Firearm Injuries: Trends and Drivers of Resource Utilization in 186,812 Patients. Under Review.

Song P, Bascone C, Chen AD, Peymani A, Chi D, et al. Drivers of Increased Hospital Resource Utilization in 15,510 Hand Infection Patients. Under Review. 

Li C, Nie F, Liu X, Chen M, Chi D, Li S, Pipinos I, Li X. Antioxidative and Angiogenic Hyaluronic Acid-Based Hydrogel for the Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease. Accepted – ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 

Peters B, Pripotnev S, Chi D, Mackinnon SE. Complete Foot Drop with Normal Electrodiagnostic Studies: Ischemic Conduction Block of the Common Peroneal Nerve. Accepted – Annals of Plastic Surgery. 

Applebaum SA, Stoehr JR, Bacos JT, Vaca EE, Lopez J, Chu Y, ASPS Resident Council Study Group, Gosain AK. Do dedicated research years during medical school predict academic productivity during residency? A survey-based evaluation of plastic surgery residents. Accepted – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 

Crowe CS*, Lopez J*, Morrison SD*, Drolet BC, Janis JE, ASPS Resident Council Wellness and Education Study Group. The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Resident Education and Wellness: A National Survey of Plastic Surgery Residents. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2021. PMID: 34432706.

Chi D, Chen AD, Bucknor A, et al. Hospital Volume is Associated with Cost and Outcomes Variation in 2,942 Pelvic Reconstructions. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery. 2021. PMID: 33888434. 

Chi D, Ha AY, Keane G, Myckatyn TM. Invited Discussion: A National Survey to Assess the Population’s Perception of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and Breast Implant Illness. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2021. PMID: 33776026.

Seyidova N, Chen AD, del Valle, D, Chi D, et al. Nationwide Cost Variation for Lower Extremity Flap Reconstruction. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s00238-020-01776-z. 

Ha AY, Skolnick G, Chi D, et al. School-Age Anthropometric Outcomes After Endoscopic or Open Repair of Metopic Synostosis. Pediatrics. 2020. PMID: 32784224.

Keane G*, Chi D*, Ha AY, Myckatyn TM. En Bloc Capsulectomy for Breast Implant Illness: A Social Media Phenomenon? Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2020. PMID: 32940709.

Chi D, Chen AD, Dorante MI, et al. Plastic Surgery in the Time of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2020. PMID: 32693423.

Chi D*, Chen AD*, Ha AY, et al. Comparative Effectiveness of Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks in Abdominally Based Autologous Breast Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2020. PMID: 32960515.

Phillips BT, Chi D, Hespe GE, et al. Spotlight in Plastic Surgery: January 2020. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006408 

Chi D*, Singhal H*, Li L, et al. Estrogen receptor signaling is reprogrammed during breast tumorigenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2019. PMID: 31110002. 

Xiao T, Li W, Wang X, Xu H, Yang J, Wu Q, Huang Y, Geradts J, Jiang P, Fei T, Chi D, et al. Estrogen-regulated feedback loop limits the efficacy of estrogen receptor-targeted breast cancer therapy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2018. PMID: 29987050.

Chi D*, Curiel D*, Bucknor A, et al. Institutional Diversity in Plastic Surgery Research: A Solution to Resource Limitations. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2018. PMID: 30276051.

Chen AD, Chi D, Wu WW, et al. The Influence of Connective Tissue Disease in Breast Reconstruction: A National Database Analysis. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2018. PMID: 29596085.

Chattha A, Bucknor A, Chi D, et al. Predictors of Hospital Costs in the Self-Pay Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Patient: Analysis of 1,890 Patients. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2017. PMID: 29101441. 

Dreijerink K, Groner A, Vos E, Font-Tello A, Chi D, et al. Enhancer-mediated oncogenic function of the menin tumor suppressor in breast cancer. Cell Reports. 2017. PMID: 28273452.

Johnson SF, Cruz C, Greifenberg AK, Dust S, Stover DG, Chi D et al. CDK12 Inhibition Reverses Primary and Acquired PARP Inhibitor Resistance in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Cell Reports. 2016. PMID: 27880910.

Buchwalter G, Hickey MM, Cromer A, Selfors LM, Gunawardane RN, Frishman J, Jeselsohn R, Lim E, Chi D, et al. PDEF promotes luminal differentiation and acts as a survival factor for ER-positive breast cancer cells. Cancer Cell. 2013. PMID: 23764000.

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