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Plastic Surgery Research - Reconstructive and Restorative Procedures

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Plastic Surgery maintains a standard of research excellence by supporting ambitious and transformative studies. Our physicians not only engage the highest quality clinical care - they create it.

There are several labs and many clinical studies and other types of research being conducted by members of the division. A few labs conduct basic research to understand the cellular and molecular basis of wound healing, gene regulation, genetic vector development, and gene therapy. Other labs focus on the development of tissue engineering strategies to reconstruct injured or diseased tissues and organs, as well as vascular and craniofacial anomalies. Composite Tissue Allotransplantation for face and extremities is also being studied.

Among our clinical studies and other research initiatives are efforts to develop new surgical treatments for wounds and burns, tumor and trauma reconstruction, surgery of cleft palate and lip, pediatric tissue expansion, complex rhinoplasty, treatment of sleep apnea, cardiothoracic reconstruction, clinical use of tissue flaps, and new treatment modalities and outcomes in extremity surgery, microsurgery, and cosmetic surgery.


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