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Grants We Funded

Grant applicants for the 2022 cycle requested a total of over $2.9 million dollars. The PSF Study Section subcommittees of Basic & Translational Research and Clinical Research evaluated 115 grant applications on the following topics:

The PSF awarded research grants totaling almost $550,000 to support 19 plastic surgery research proposals.

ASPS/PSF leadership is committed to continuing to provide high levels of investigator-initiated research support to ensure that plastic surgeons have the needed research resources to be pioneers and innovators in advancing the practice of medicine.

Research Abstracts

Search The PSF database to have easy access to full-text grant abstracts from past PSF-funded research projects 2003 to present. All abstracts are the work of the Principal Investigators and were retrieved from their PSF grant applications. Several different filters may be applied to locate abstracts specific to a particular focus area or PSF funding mechanism.

Quantification of Fat Graft Survival Using 3D Digital Analysis

Principal Investigator
Mihye Choi MD


New York University School of Medicine

Funding Mechanism
Pilot Research Grant

Focus Area
Breast (Cosmetic / Reconstructive)

Fat grafting has become an increasingly popular adjunct to aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. This projects aims to apply 3D imaging technology to assess the efficacy of fat grafting to the breast as well as stability of post-operative results. Numerous factors that have yet to be established will be determined with particular focus on migration of the autologous fat transfer.

Dr. Mihye Choi is Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine. She graduated from University of Rochester School of Medicine and received general surgery training at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital followed by plastic surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In addition she completed a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hand surgery fellowship at NYU Medical Center. She joined the Faculty at the Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine in 1998. She is the recipient and coauthor of the first prize in 1997 Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference and the first prize in 2007 PSEF Clinical Research Essay Contest. Her research interests include using three dimensional imaging to objectively assess breast volumes and shapes for reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgeries, to understand the postoperative changes and clinical outcomes and to ultimately use these data in the preoperative planning stage.