Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory

Lab Staff - Plastic Surgery Research Lab

The Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory at University of Massachusetts is involved with multiple projects, spanning from bench science to clinical applications. Active areas of investigation include radiation and thermal injury effects on skin and their mitigation, external volume expansion devices, wound healing, ventral hernia closure, surgical cost analysis,  applications of fat grafting and quality and safety measures on international plastic surgery volunteer trips. 

All faculty and residents are actively involved in plastic surgery research and are frequent presenters at regional, national and international forums, including the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, The International Hernia Society and the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery.




Most Recent Publications:

Carbon Dioxide–Based versus Saline Tissue Expansion for Breast Reconstruction: Results of the XPAND Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial

Chin MS,  Lujan-Hernandez J, Babchenko OO ,Perry DJ, Chappell A, , Bannon E, Lo YC, Fitzgerald TJ, Lalikos JF  “Reply: External Volume Expansion in Irradiated Tissue: Effects on the Recipient Site. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. Jan 2017.

S. Figy and J. McIntyre, “Burns” chapter in Irwin & Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine, eighth ed., 2017.

Chin MS, Babchenko O, Lujan-Hernandez J, Nobel L, Ignotz R, Lalikos JF. Hyperspectral Imaging for Burn Depth Assessment in an Animal Model. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. December 2016.

Lujan-Hernandez J, Lancerotto L, Nabzdyk C, Hassan Kazi Z, Giatsidis, G,  Khouri Jr RK, Chin MS, Bassetto F, Lalikos JF, Orgill DP. “Reply: Induction of Adipogenesis by External Volume Expansion”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surg J. October 2016.

Chappell AG, Lalikos JF. An Old Idea Revisited: Reflections on the Role of Aesthetic Surgery in Behavioral and Social Change. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. September 2016.

Chin MS,  Lujan-Hernandez J, Babchenko OO ,Perry DJ, Chappell A, , Bannon E, Lo YC, Fitzgerald TJ, Lalikos JF  “External Volume Expansion in Irradiated Tissue: Effects on the Recipient Site. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. May 2016.

McIntyre J, Schoenbrunner A, Kelley KD, Gosman A, Quality Markers in Residents' International Surgical Experiences and Impact on Future Volunteering: Results from a Comprehensive Survey of American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) Members, PRS Global Open, April 2016.

McIntyre J, Schoenbrunner A, Sethi H, Proudfoot J, Jones M, Gosman A, Number of Surgical Procedures for Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate From Birth to 21 Years Old at a Single Children's Hospital,  Annals of Plastic Surgery, 76 (3):S205-208, April 2016. PMID:27070669

Lujan-Hernandez J, Lancerotto L, Nabzdyk C, Hassan Kazi Z, Giatsidis, G,  Khouri Jr RK, Chin MS, Bassetto F, Lalikos JF, Orgill DP. “ Induction of Adipogenesis by External Volume Expansion”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery J. January 2016.

Chin MS, Freniere BB, Lancerotto L , Lujan-Hernandez JR, Saleeby J, Lo YC, Orgill DP, Lalikos JF, Fitzgerald TJ. "Hyperspectral Imaging as an Early Biomarker for Radiation Exposure and Microcirculatory Damage". In Press. Frontiers in Radiation Research. October 2015.

Lujan-Hernandez J, Perez Martinez M , Lalikos JF. “Breast Reconstruction: Closing the Loop After Breast Cancer”. Opinion Paper. Archives of Plastic Surgery. July 2015.

Perry D, Albert M, Akyurek M. Use of smartphone cameras for simplified and cost-effective video recording of microvascular techniques. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery J. May 2015.

Chappell A, Lujan-Hernandez J, Perry DJ, Corvera S, Lalikos JF.  “Alternatively Activated M2 Macrophages Improve Autologous Fat Graft Survival in a Mouse Model through Induction of Angiogenesis”. Letter to the Editor. Plastic and Reconst Surg J. July 2015.

Lancerotto L;Chin MS; Freniere, B; Lujan-Hernandez JR ; Li, Q ; ,Valderrama Vasquez, A; Bassetto F; Del Vecchio DA; Lalikos J; Orgill, DP . "Reply to: "Does External Skin Expansion Really Create New Tissue,".Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery J.  March 2014.

Lancerotto, Luca, Michael S. Chin, Brian Freniere, Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, Qiong Li, Alessandro Valderrama Vasquez, Franco Bassetto, Daniel A. Del Vecchio, Janice Lalikos, and Dennis P. Orgill. "Mechanisms of action of External Volume Expansion devices." Plastic and reconstructive surgery (2013).

Chin, Michael S., Brian B. Freniere, Caitlin F. Bonney, Luca Lancerotto, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Dennis P. Orgill, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, and Janice F. Lalikos. "Skin Perfusion and Oxygenation Changes in Radiation Fibrosis." Plastic and reconstructive surgery 131, no. 4 (2013): 707-716.

Chin, Michael S., Brian B. Freniere, Sami Fakhouri, John E. Harris, Janice F. Lalikos, and Alfred J. Crosby. "Cavitation Rheology as a Potential Method for In Vivo Assessment of Skin Biomechanics." Plastic and reconstructive surgery 131, no. 2 (2013): 303e-305e.

Lee, David T., Nelson L. Jenkins, Alexandra J. Anastasopulos, A. George Volpe, Bernard T. Lee, and Janice F. Lalikos. "Transdermal Scopolamine and Perioperative Anisocoria in Craniofacial Surgery: A Report of 3 Patients." Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 24, no. 2 (2013): 470-472.

Chin, Michael S., Brian B. Freniere, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Stephen P. Baker, Heather M. Strom, Ronald A. Ignotz, Janice F. Lalikos, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald. "Hyperspectral imaging for early detection of oxygenation and perfusion changes in irradiated skin." Journal of biomedical optics 17, no. 2 (2012): 0260101-0260105.

Broderick, G., J. McIntyre, M. Noury, H. M. Strom, C. Psoinos, A. Christakas, K. Billiar et al. "Dermal collagen matrices for ventral hernia repair: comparative analysis in a rat model." Hernia 16, no. 3 (2012): 333-343.

O'Brien, Julie Anne, Genevieve B. Broderick, Zachary M. Hurwitz, Richard Montilla, John Castle, Raymond M. Dunn, Mustafa Akyurek, and Janice F. Lalikos. "Fleur-de-lis panniculectomy after bariatric surgery: our experience." Annals of Plastic Surgery 68, no. 1 (2012): 74-78.

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