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Grants We Funded

In 2019, The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) awarded 33 investigator-initiated projects and allocated $891,274 to support the newest, clinically relevant research in plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons/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.

Evaluation of Functional Outcome in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation

Kia Washington MD · University of Pittsburgh

Evaluation of Human Acellular Dermal Matrix in Joint Arthroplasty

Alex Wong MD · University of Southern California

Evaluation of Simulation in Plastic Surgery Residency Training

Alexes Hazen MD · New York University School of Medicine

Examining Craniofacial Defect Prevalence in Vietnam Using Text Message Data Entry

Phuong Nguyen MD · The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Expression of Regeneration-Associated Genes after Nerve Injury

Wale Sulaiman MD, PhD, FRCSC · Ochsner Clinic Foundation


Bahar Bassiri Gharb MD, PhD · Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Fabrication of a Chemotactic Smart Scaffold for Bone Regeneration

Akishige Hokugo · University of California, Los Angeles

Facial Subunits for Composite Tissue Transplantation

David Mathes MD · University of Washington

Fat Retention in Diabetics after Pedal Fat Grafting

Jeffrey Gusenoff MD · University of Pittsburgh

FGFR2 Inhibition Mitigates Craniosynostosis in Crouzon Syndrome

Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD · Yale University School of Medicine