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Grants We Funded

In 2018, 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.

Photochemical Tissue Bonding: A Nanosuture Approach to Vascular Repair

Jonathan Winograd MD · Massachusetts General Hospital

Photochemical Tissue Bonding: A Promising New Approach to the Nerve Gap

Anne Catherine O'Neill MD · Massachusetts General Hospital

Placebo-Controlled Surgical Treatment of Migraines

Bahman Guyuron MD · Private Practice

Plug and Play: Towards Anastomosable Vascular Networks

Jason Spector MD · Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Postop Antibiotics for Immediate Breast Reconstruction: A RCT

Brett Phillips MD, MBA · SUNY at Stony Brook

Post-transplant Malignancy in Organ Transplant Patients

Nijaguna Prasad PhD · Johns Hopkins University

Predicting Tissue Necrosis in Mastectomy Flaps using Intra-Op Tissue Oximetry

Nima Khavanin MD · Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine

Pre-Expansion of Recipient Site for Enhanced Fat Graft Survival

Dennis Orgill MD, PhD · Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.

Prefabrication of Vascularized Bone Constructs Using Gene Therapy

Babak Mehrara MD · Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Pre-operative Nerve Blocks in Patients Undergoing Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction

Gordon Lee MD · Stanford University Hospital and Clinics