Scholarly activity is actively encouraged for trainees in the Plastic Surgery program. A number of research projects are currently in progress within the division. It is expected that each trainee in the program will complete at least one project appropriate for presentation during each year of their training.

Research and Scholarly Activity by Plastic Surgery Fellows:

  • What Plastic Surgeons Need to Know When Negotiating Employment Agreements
  • Technique for Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Using SERI
  • A Safe and Practical Path to Surgery Resident Autonomy
  • Immediate External Compression Following Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis
  • Artificial Leech as an Alternative to the Biologic Leech for Venous Flap
  • Combination of Liposuction with Skin Excision for the Treatment of Solid Predominant Lymphedema
  • Strategic Incision Placement to Facilitate Successful Lymphaticovenular Anastomoses
  • Lateral Thoracodorsal Flap in Breast Reconstruction–7 Year Experience at University of Iowa
  • Transgender Mastectomies in Iowa
  • Refinements of Venous Flap Design: Shunt Restriction