Our division hosts twin monthly research seminars showcasing our innovative basic, translational, and clinical research.  Special topics and speakers relevant to plastic and reconstructive surgery research share the platform. This series covers a wide-range of topics pertinent to Plastic Surgery from animal models to systematic reviews, from cutting-edge surgical devices to entrepreneurship.

We meet twice monthly at 5pm CST via Zoom.

Clinical research seminars are on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Basic and translational research seminars are on  the following evening, the 4th Thursday of each month.

Please email Dr. Matthew Wood (woodmd@wustl.edu) or Gary Skolnick (gskolnic@wustl.edu) for the Zoom link.

We hope to see you there!

Basic and Translational Research Seminars

5 p.m. onFaculty Speaker
April 22Stephen WP Kemp, PhD. MU — Functional neural control of prosthetic limbs
May 27Terry Myckatyn, M.D. WUSM — Understanding implant infections
June 24No seminar – Resident Research Day (email Wood for details)
July 22Jianjun Gian, Ph.D. WU — Smart biomaterials for surgery applications
Aug 26Alison Snyder-Warwick, M.D. WUSM — Understanding the neuromuscular junction and terminal Schwann cells
Sept 23Justin Sacks, M.D. WUSM — Suture-less anastomosis
Oct 28Amanda Westman, Ph.D. WUSM — Translational studies in plastic surgery

Clinical Research Seminars

5 p.m. onTopicsGuest SpeakersIn-house Headliners
April 28Shared Decision MakingMary C. Politi, PhD. Professor of Surgery,
Division of Public Health Sciences
Ida K. Fox, MD. Associate Professor of Surgery,
Terence M. Myckatyn, MD. Professor of Surgery
May 26Disparities in Surgical OutcomesVetta Thompson, PhD. E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Macy Miller Stonner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
June 23Systematic Reviews and Library ResourcesLauren Yaeger, MS. Clinical and Systematic Review LibrarianGary Skolnick, MBA. Director of Clinical Research