Research

Excellence & Innovation

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is an international center for peripheral nerve techniques, tissue engineering, lymphedema research and much more. Our ambitious scientists and surgeons are at the forefront of discovery in every subspecialty of plastic surgery, working to bring their latest findings from lab bench to patient bedside.

$6.5

Million in Active Awards

105

Clinical Research Studies

2,000+

Feet of Wet Lab Space

20

Faculty Researchers

Paths To Discovery

Ida Fox performing strength test with patient.

The Making of Medical Milestones

The same curiosity and compassion that delivered past innovations in plastic surgery puts us at the forefront of discovery today.

In the Lab

researcher with glasses looking at equipment in lab

Leading the Way

Students, residents, fellows and staff take part in research that spans all 10 plastic surgery specialties.

Clinical Trials

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Life-Changing Opportunities

Our clinical studies help transform research findings into new treatment options for patients.

Xiaowei Li, PhD, Amanda M. Westman, PhD and Matthew D. Wood, PhD standing together posed with arms crossed.

“Research in plastic and reconstructive surgery allows us to take an idea and transform it into something real, and use this to improve the health of our patients.”

Justin Sacks, MD, MBA | Division Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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We are committed to applying knowledge through cutting-edge medical care, discovering knowledge as a top-rated research center, and imparting knowledge by providing the best possible educational experiences for our medical students, residents and fellows

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