Harvey W M Chim

Harvey W M Chim, MD, FACS


Business Email: harvey.chim@surgery.ufl.edu

About Harvey W M Chim

Harvey W. Chim, MD, FACS, is a professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Chim completed a plastic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as a scientific peer reviewer for the Department of Defense and also serves on committees for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and Plastic Surgery Research Council. Dr. Chim has received grant funding from the Plastic Surgery Foundation, as well as the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Chim has authored more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His clinical and research focus is on hand surgery and limb salvage, complex peripheral nerve surgery and brachial plexus reconstruction. He was the recipient of the 2018 Gelberman Scholar Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and travelled around the world teaching and learning new surgical techniques as a representative of the ASSH and North American hand surgery. He recently served as a Visiting Professor for the ASSH, teaching peripheral nerve surgery to programs around the USA. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Dr. Chim is an expert in upper and lower extremity limb salvage as well as brachial plexus and complex peripheral nerve reconstruction. He is referred patients on a routine basis from all over Florida and the Southeastern USA. Other clinical areas of interest include vascularized bone grafts, endoscopic hand and plastic surgery and surgical treatment of migraine headaches. Dr. Chim often is able to offer additional reconstructive options to patients who have been told that their only option moving forward is an amputation. In addition, for amputees Dr. Chim offers a procedure termed targeted muscle reinnervation, which aims at treating chronic pain and offering the potential to operate a more advanced myoelectric prosthesis.


Exemplary Teacher Award
2021 · UF College of Medicine
Senior International Educator of the Year Award
2021 · UF College of Medicine
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
2020 · Arnold P Gold Foundation
ASSH Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor
2019 · American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Richard H Gelberman Scholar
2018 · American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
MDT7600 Elect Top/Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    American Board of Plastic Surgery (CAQ)
  • Plastic Surgery
    American Board of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Arthritis
  • Axillary nerve dysfunction
  • Brachial plexus
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Distal median nerve dysfunction
  • Dupuytren contracture
  • Femoral nerve dysfunction
  • Hand x-ray
  • Migraine
  • Radial nerve dysfunction
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Ulnar nerve dysfunction
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist pain

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Brachial plexus surgery
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery


Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint.
Hand clinics. 38(2):129-139 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hcl.2021.11.001. [PMID] 35465931.
Clinical, electrophysiological, and imaging findings in childhood brachial plexus injury.
Developmental medicine and child neurology. [DOI] 10.1111/dmcn.15255. [PMID] 35524644.
Lumbar Artery Perforator Flaps: A Systematic Review of Free Tissue Transfers and Anatomical Characteristics.
Annals of plastic surgery. [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000003216. [PMID] 35502957.
Objective Comparison of Donor-Site Morbidity following Full and Thoracodorsal Nerve-Preserving Split Latissimus Dorsi Flaps.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 149(5):966e-971e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000009022. [PMID] 35311747.
Supine harvest of vascularised scapular bone grafts-Anatomical study and clinical application.
Injury. 53(3):1038-1043 [DOI] 10.1016/j.injury.2021.11.031. [PMID] 34815055.
Suprafascial radiological characteristics of the superthin profunda artery perforator flap
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2022.02.001.
The Scratch Collapse Test for Diagnosis and Treatment of Trigger Sites for Migraine Surgery.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open. 10(2) [DOI] 10.1097/GOX.0000000000004145. [PMID] 35223347.
Commentary on “Agonist-antagonist Myoneural Interfaces in Above-knee Amputation Preserve Distal Joint Function and Perception”.
Annals of surgery. 273(3) [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004138. [PMID] 32694444.
Contralateral Obturator to Femoral Nerve Branch Transfer for Multilevel Lumbosacral Plexus Avulsion Injury.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open. 9(12) [DOI] 10.1097/GOX.0000000000003997. [PMID] 34909358.
Pediatric upper extremity firearm injuries: an analysis of demographic factors and recurring mechanisms of injury.
World journal of pediatrics : WJP. 17(5):527-535 [DOI] 10.1007/s12519-021-00462-9. [PMID] 34546541.
Reply to letter Re: Single VAC dressing for pedicled groin flaps prior to second stage division.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 74(4):890-930 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.10.043. [PMID] 33189620.
Technical Considerations and Clinical Applications of the Free Anterior Branch Split Latissimus Dorsi Flap.
Annals of plastic surgery. 86(6S Suppl 5):S473-S477 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002858. [PMID] 33833158.
Thumb and first webspace reconstruction in nonsyndromic congenital mitten hand with symbrachydactyly
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2021.11.113.
Complete Transection of the Median Nerve with Distal Radius Fracture: A Case Report.
JBJS case connector. 10(2) [DOI] 10.2106/JBJS.CC.19.00328. [PMID] 32649124.
Dynamic Hand Pain from Generalized Skin Tightness Treated with First Webspace Release and Resurfacing.
Journal of hand and microsurgery. 12(3):201-203 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0039-1680279. [PMID] 33408447.
Function-Sparing Free Split Latissimus Dorsi Flap for Lower-Extremity Reconstruction: Five-Year Consecutive Single-Surgeon Series.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 102(19):1714-1723 [DOI] 10.2106/JBJS.20.00022. [PMID] 32598120.
Harvey Chim replies to Drs Li and Pereira
The Journal of Hand Surgery. 45(7) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2020.04.009.
Microbiota composition in bilateral healthy breast tissue and breast tumors
Cancer Causes & Control. 31(11):1027-1038 [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-020-01338-5.
Reconstruction of Wassel IV-D radial polydactyly with a boot-shaped neurovascular island flap: A Consecutive series of 91 thumbs.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 73(10):1801-1805 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.05.071. [PMID] 32565137.
Single vac dressing for pedicled groin flaps prior to second stage division.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 73(10):1897-1916 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.05.058. [PMID] 32507579.
To Tie or Not to Tie: A Systematic Review of Postaxial Polydactyly and Outcomes of Suture Ligation Versus Surgical Excision.
Hand (New York, N.Y.). 15(3):303-310 [DOI] 10.1177/1558944718810885. [PMID] 30417703.
Analysis of Causes for Congenital Ulnar Deviated Thumbs at the Distal Phalanx Level in 157 Thumbs
The Journal of Hand Surgery. 44(10):860-867 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2019.04.013.
Analysis of Epineurial Lidocaine Injection for Nerve Transfers in a Rat Sciatic Nerve Model
The Journal of Hand Surgery. 44(12):1027-1036 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2019.06.014.
Preoperative Hypoglycemia Increases Infection Risk After Trigger Finger Injection and Release.
Annals of plastic surgery. 82(6S Suppl 5):S417-S420 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001667. [PMID] 30325832.
Result of modified Outerbridge-Kashiwagi procedure for elbow flexion contractures in brachial plexus birth injury.
The Journal of hand surgery, European volume. 44(3):242-247 [DOI] 10.1177/1753193418797924. [PMID] 30200797.
The Use of Botulinum Toxin Injection for Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
Hand (New York, N.Y.). 14(2):150-154 [DOI] 10.1177/1558944718760038. [PMID] 29529875.
Complications in Surgery for Brachial Plexus Birth Injury: Avoidance and Treatment
The Journal of Hand Surgery. 43(2):164-172 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.11.008.
Economic benefit of carpal tunnel release in the Medicare patient population.
Neurosurgical focus. 44(5) [DOI] 10.3171/2018.1.FOCUS17802. [PMID] 29712517.
Endoscopic versus Open In Situ Cubital Tunnel Release: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-Analysis of 655 Patients.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 141(3):679-684 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004112. [PMID] 29481399.
Immediate application of vacuum assisted closure dressing over free muscle flaps in the lower extremity does not compromise flap survival and results in decreased flap thickness.
Archives of plastic surgery. 45(1):45-50 [DOI] 10.5999/aps.2016.01977. [PMID] 29316773.
Patterns of Complex Carpal Injuries in the Hand from Fireworks.
Journal of hand and microsurgery. 10(2):93-100 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0038-1642069. [PMID] 30154623.
Preoperative Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia Are Related to Postoperative Infection Rates in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction.
The Journal of surgical research. 232:437-441 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2018.06.068. [PMID] 30463754.
Salvaging the Unavoidable: A Review of Complications in Pediatric Tissue Expansion.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 142(3):759-768 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004650. [PMID] 30148780.
Complications and Outcomes of One-Bone Forearm Reconstruction.
Hand (New York, N.Y.). 12(2):140-144 [DOI] 10.1177/1558944716643305. [PMID] 28344524.
Distraction Lengthening Following Vascularized Second Toe Transfer for Isolated Middle Finger Reconstruction
The Journal of Hand Surgery. 42(1):e33-e39 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.11.008.
Hand and Wrist Anatomy and Biomechanics: A Comprehensive Guide.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 140(4) [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003745. [PMID] 28953744.
Heterotopic Intracranial Skin Presenting as Chronic Draining Sinus After Remote Craniotomy
World Neurosurgery. 98:882.e9-882.e14 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.10.094.
Intravenous Glomus Tumor Masquerading as Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Neuroma.
Hand (New York, N.Y.). 12(2):NP19-NP21 [DOI] 10.1177/1558944716675296. [PMID] 28344537.
Osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap with bone perfused through anomalous flexor carpi radialis brevis muscle.
The Journal of hand surgery, European volume. 42(5):532-534 [DOI] 10.1177/1753193416651756. [PMID] 27245822.
Pedicled Temporalis Muscle Flap for Craniofacial Reconstruction: A 35-Year Clinical Experience with 366 Flaps.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 139(2):468e-476e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003011. [PMID] 28121882.
Reconstruction of combined thumb amputation at the metacarpal base level and index amputation at the metacarpal level with pollicization and bilateral double toe composite transfer
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 70(8):1009-1016 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2017.05.032.
Single-Stage Separation of 3- and 4-Finger Incomplete Simple Syndactyly With Contiguous Gull Wing Flaps: A Technique to Minimize or Avoid Skin Grafting
The Journal of Hand Surgery. 42(4):257-264 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.01.021.
Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Complete Circumferential Defects of the Upper Extremity.
Archives of plastic surgery. 44(2):117-123 [DOI] 10.5999/aps.2017.44.2.117. [PMID] 28352600.
Trends in open and endoscopic carpal tunnel release utilization in the Medicare patient population
Journal of Surgical Research. 214:9-13 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2017.02.055.
Trends in Open and Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release in the Medicare Patient Population.
Hand (New York, N.Y.). 12(4):408-412 [DOI] 10.1177/1558944716679610. [PMID] 28644930.
A staging system for gluteal foreign body reaction to injectables.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 69(8):e174-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2016.05.007. [PMID] 27325516.
Immediate pedicled gracilis flap in radial forearm flap phalloplasty for transgender male patients to reduce urinary fistula.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 69(11):1551-1557 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2016.05.011. [PMID] 27372000.
Modified Great Toe Wraparound Flap with Preservation of Plantar Triangular Flap for Reconstruction of Degloving Injuries of the Thumb and Fingers: Long-Term Follow-Up.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 138(1):155-163 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002301. [PMID] 27348647.
Persistent Median Artery Crossing and Continuing Distally as Ulnar Artery: Case Report.
The Journal of hand surgery. 41(4):e71-2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.12.034. [PMID] 27306602.
Predictors of Success in Furlow Palatoplasty for Submucous Clefts: An Experience with 91 Consecutive Patients.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 137(1):135e-141e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001934. [PMID] 26710044.
Approach to complex upper extremity injury: an algorithm.
Seminars in plastic surgery. 29(1):5-9 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0035-1544165. [PMID] 25685098.
Complications related to radial artery occlusion, radial artery harvest, and arterial lines.
Hand clinics. 31(1):93-100 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hcl.2014.09.010. [PMID] 25455360.
Delayed treatment of unstable proximal interphalangeal joint fracture-dislocations with a dynamic external fixator.
Injury. 46(10):1938-44 [DOI] 10.1016/j.injury.2015.06.027. [PMID] 26144906.
Double-Opposing Z-Palatoplasty for Secondary Surgical Management of Velopharyngeal Incompetence in the Absence of a Primary Furlow Palatoplasty.
The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. 52(5):517-24 [DOI] 10.1597/13-187. [PMID] 25244657.
Innervated Digital Artery Perforator Propeller Flap for Reconstruction of Lateral Oblique Fingertip Defects
The Journal of Hand Surgery. 40(7):1382-1388 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.03.024.
Reconstruction of open wounds as a complication of spinal surgery with flaps: a systematic review.
Neurosurgical focus. 39(4) [DOI] 10.3171/2015.7.FOCUS15245. [PMID] 26424341.
Reply to letter: “propranolol: a novel antihemangioma agent with multiple potential mechanisms of action”.
Annals of surgery. 261(2) [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000453. [PMID] 24374536.
Simplified technique for making a straight subciliary incision
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 68(7):1022-1023 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2015.03.020.
Soft tissue coverage of the mangled upper extremity.
Seminars in plastic surgery. 29(1):48-54 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0035-1544170. [PMID] 25685103.
Triceps motor branch transfer for isolated traumatic pediatric axillary nerve injuries.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 15(1):107-11 [DOI] 10.3171/2014.9.PEDS14245. [PMID] 25396703.
Aesthetic design of skin-sparing mastectomy incisions for immediate autologous tissue breast reconstruction in asian women.
Archives of plastic surgery. 41(4):366-73 [DOI] 10.5999/aps.2014.41.4.366. [PMID] 25075359.
Electron microscopic and proteomic comparison of terminal branches of the trigeminal nerve in patients with and without migraine headaches.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 134(5):796e-805e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000696. [PMID] 25347655.
Free functioning gracilis transfer for traumatic brachial plexus injuries in children.
The Journal of hand surgery. 39(10):1959-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.06.020. [PMID] 25064624.
Hand flaps.
Hand clinics. 30(4):487-99, vi [DOI] 10.1016/j.hcl.2014.07.007. [PMID] 25440077.
Reconstruction following partial and total sacrectomy defects: an analysis of outcomes and complications.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 67(9):1257-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2014.05.001. [PMID] 24907194.
Reconstruction of pediatric brachial plexus injuries with nerve grafts and nerve transfers.
The Journal of hand surgery. 39(9):1771-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.05.034. [PMID] 25034788.
Soft tissue coverage of the upper extremity: an overview.
Hand clinics. 30(4):459-73, vi [DOI] 10.1016/j.hcl.2014.08.002. [PMID] 25440074.
Three-dimensional preoperative virtual planning and template use for surgical correction of craniosynostosis.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 67(3):336-43 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2013.11.004. [PMID] 24333232.
Update on the surgical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis of the wrist and hand.
Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists. 27(2):134-41; quiz 142 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jht.2013.12.002. [PMID] 24530143.
Vascularized composite allotransplant in the realm of regenerative plastic surgery.
Mayo Clinic proceedings. 89(7):1009-20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.05.009. [PMID] 24996237.
Virtual surgical planning in craniofacial surgery.
Seminars in plastic surgery. 28(3):150-8 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0034-1384811. [PMID] 25210509.
Wrist essentials: the diagnosis and management of scapholunate ligament injuries.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 134(2):312e-322e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000423. [PMID] 25068352.
Challenges in replantation of complex amputations.
Seminars in plastic surgery. 27(4):182-9 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0033-1360585. [PMID] 24872767.
The role of different methods of nerve ablation in prevention of neuroma.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 131(5):1004-1012 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182879ec2. [PMID] 23629082.
Long-term outcomes of proximal row carpectomy: a systematic review of the literature.
Journal of wrist surgery. 1(2):141-8 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0032-1329547. [PMID] 24179718.
Outcome comparison of endoscopic and transpalpebral decompression for treatment of frontal migraine headaches.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 129(5):1113-1119 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824a2c31. [PMID] 22544095.
Propranolol induces regression of hemangioma cells through HIF-1α-mediated inhibition of VEGF-A.
Annals of surgery. 256(1):146-56 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318254ce7a. [PMID] 22580939.
Spontaneous compartment syndrome of the forearm in association with nephrotic syndrome and transient bacteremia.
Journal of surgical case reports. 2012(8) [DOI] 10.1093/jscr/2012.8.11. [PMID] 24960769.
Stromal-cell-derived factor (SDF) 1-alpha in combination with BMP-2 and TGF-β1 induces site-directed cell homing and osteogenic and chondrogenic differentiation for tissue engineering without the requirement for cell seeding.
Cell and tissue research. 350(1):89-94 [DOI] 10.1007/s00441-012-1449-x. [PMID] 22684849.
Survey on ventral hernias: surgeon indications, contraindications, and management of large ventral hernias.
The American surgeon. 78(4):388-97 [PMID] 22472393.
The auriculotemporal nerve in etiology of migraine headaches: compression points and anatomical variations.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 130(2):336-341 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182589dd5. [PMID] 22842409.
The effects of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy on the surgical outcomes of breast reconstruction.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 65(10):e267-80 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2012.04.053. [PMID] 22633392.
Aesthetic surgery of the male genitalia.
Seminars in plastic surgery. 25(3):189-95 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0031-1281488. [PMID] 22851910.
An evidence-based approach to craniosynostosis.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 127(2):910-917 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318204649a. [PMID] 21285796.
Application of micro-computed tomographic scanning to characterize patterns of murine cranial suture fusion.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 127(5):1847-1854 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31820e88aa. [PMID] 21532414.
Discussion. Measuring quality of life in cleft lip and palate patients: currently available patient-reported outcomes measures.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 128(5):527e-528e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31822b6398. [PMID] 22030514.
Discussion: Oral prednisolone for infantile hemangioma: efficacy and safety using a standardized treatment protocol.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 128(3):753-754 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31822212ec. [PMID] 21866002.
Free tissue transfer with distraction osteogenesis is effective for limb salvage of the infected traumatized lower extremity.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 127(6):2364-2372 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318213a141. [PMID] 21311386.
Mechanical analysis of resorbable plates for long-term soft-tissue molding.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 22(2):543-5 [DOI] 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318208ba49. [PMID] 21403530.
Molecular signaling in pathogenesis of craniosynostosis: the role of fibroblast growth factor and transforming growth factor-β.
Neurosurgical focus. 31(2) [DOI] 10.3171/2011.5.FOCUS1197. [PMID] 21806346.
Penile reconstruction.
Seminars in plastic surgery. 25(3):221-8 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0031-1281492. [PMID] 22851914.
Reconstruction of acquired defects of the vagina and perineum.
Seminars in plastic surgery. 25(2):155-62 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0031-1281485. [PMID] 22547973.
Technique of olecranon bone grafting for surgical fixation of scaphoid fractures.
The Journal of hand surgery. 36(7):1220-3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.04.012. [PMID] 21712139.
History of the Kleeblattschädel deformity: origin of concepts and evolution of management in the past 50 years.
Neurosurgical focus. 29(6) [DOI] 10.3171/2010.9.FOCUS10212. [PMID] 21121721.
Postoperative care and monitoring of the reconstructed head and neck patient.
Seminars in plastic surgery. 24(3):281-7 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0030-1263069. [PMID] 22550449.
Prefabricated cadaveric osseous flap results in viable bone for penile autoaugmentation.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 126(5):266e-268e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181ef8201. [PMID] 21042086.
Principles of head and neck reconstruction: an algorithm to guide flap selection.
Seminars in plastic surgery. 24(2):148-54 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0030-1255332. [PMID] 22550435.
Reconstruction of mandibular defects.
Seminars in plastic surgery. 24(2):188-97 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0030-1255336. [PMID] 22550439.
The Cyrano nose: refinements in surgical technique and treatment approach to hemangiomas of the nasal tip.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 126(4):1291-1299 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181ea44c5. [PMID] 20885249.
Vascular anomalies and lymphedema.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 126(2):55e-69e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181df803d. [PMID] 20679788.
Vascularized cadaveric fibula flap for treatment of erectile dysfunction following failure of penile implants.
The journal of sexual medicine. 7(10):3504-9 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01914.x. [PMID] 20584123.
Alternative aesthetic incisions for fixation of hand fractures.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 123(2):82e-83e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181959729. [PMID] 19182590.
Application-specific selection of biomaterials for pediatric craniofacial reconstruction: developing a rational approach to guide clinical use.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 123(1):319-330 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318193478c. [PMID] 19116568.
Atypical glomus tumour of the wrist: a case report.
Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand. 14(2-3):121-3 [PMID] 20135739.
Biomaterials in craniofacial surgery: experimental studies and clinical application.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 20(1):29-33 [DOI] 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318190dd9e. [PMID] 19164984.
Beyond the vernacular: new sources of cells for bone tissue engineering.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 122(3):755-764 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31818236b7. [PMID] 18766038.
Open reduction and interfragmentary screw fixation for symptomatic nonunion of distal phalangeal fractures.
The Journal of hand surgery, European volume. 33(1):71-6 [DOI] 10.1177/1753193407087866. [PMID] 18332024.
Re: multifocal deep space hand infection secondary to haematogenous spread from chronic epididymo-orchitis.
The Journal of hand surgery, European volume. 33(2):221-2 [DOI] 10.1177/1753193408087112. [PMID] 18443077.
Aeromonas infection in critically ill burn patients.
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. 33(6):756-9 [PMID] 17521817.
Cell guidance in tissue engineering: SDF-1 mediates site-directed homing of mesenchymal stem cells within three-dimensional polycaprolactone scaffolds.
Tissue engineering. 13(11):2615-24 [PMID] 17961003.
Complex carpal dissociation with open, complete, and divergent trapezium, capitate, and hamate dislocation: a case report.
The Journal of hand surgery. 32(9):1363-6 [PMID] 17996770.
Elbow ganglion arising from medial epicondyle pseudarthrosis.
Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand. 12(3):155-8 [PMID] 18360919.
Five-year review of infections in a burn intensive care unit: High incidence of Acinetobacter baumannii in a tropical climate.
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. 33(8):1008-14 [PMID] 17996555.
Fronding of the caudal helical cartilage in anterior scoring for otoplasty.
Annals of plastic surgery. 58(2):231-2 [PMID] 17245163.
Managing burn victims of suicide bombing attacks: outcomes, lessons learnt, and changes made from three attacks in Indonesia.
Critical care (London, England). 11(1) [PMID] 17274813.
Optimizing the use of local muscle flaps for knee megaprosthesis coverage.
Annals of plastic surgery. 59(4):398-403 [PMID] 17901731.
A comparative analysis of scaffold material modifications for load-bearing applications in bone tissue engineering.
International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery. 35(10):928-34 [PMID] 16762529.
Human circulating peripheral blood mononuclear cells for calvarial bone tissue engineering.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 117(2):468-78 [PMID] 16462328.
New frontiers in calvarial reconstruction: integrating computer-assisted design and tissue engineering in cranioplasty.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 116(6):1726-41 [PMID] 16267439.


Apr 2021 ACTIVE
A Phase 2a, Multicenter, Randomized, Patient and Evaluator Blinded, Controlled Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of NTX-001 Compared to Standard of Care in the Treatment of Acute Single Transected Peripheral Nerve Injury Occurring below the Distal Border of the Brachial Plexus Requiring Surgical Repair
Role: Principal Investigator
Jan 2018 – Mar 2019
Dorsal Decubitus Positioning: A Novel Approach to Harvesting a Vascularized Bone Graft
Role: Other
Oct 2017 – Dec 2028
Breast Implant Follow-Up Study: A Long Term Observational Study of the Safety of Allergan Silicon Gel-filled Breast Implants as Compared Both to Saline-filled Breast Implants and to National Norms
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ALLERGAN plc


Fellowship – Hand Surgery
2014 · Mayo Clinic
Residency – Plastic Surgery
2013 · Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
2002 · National University of Singapore

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