The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has a vital Clinical Research program with a proud history. Current investigations span all of the clinical programs in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, from Aesthetics to Limb Salvage and from Pediatrics to Peripheral Nerves. Inquisitive, creative, energetic, faculty identify new ways to improve patient care and treatment based on their own clinical experience and basic research. A strong team of research nurse coordinators backed by an abundance of Washington University resources then put those ideas to the test in clinical trials while providing exciting opportunities for students and trainees to gain experience. In turn, these become the new treatments and care models that benefit future patients locally, nationally, and globally.

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General questions regarding our Clinical Research program should be directed to Dr. Amanda Westman at