Month: January 2014

Hoyle Campbell Visiting Professor 2014 Dr. Paul Cederna

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Paul S. Cederna, M.D.
Robert Oneal, M.D. Collegiate Professor, Plastic Surgery
Section Head, Plastic Surgery
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Practicing at:
2130 Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0340
Telephone: 734-998-6022
Fax: 734-763-5354

February 20th & 21st, 2014

On behalf of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we are honoured and take great pleasure in announcing that Dr. Paul Cederna will be our Visiting Professor 2014.

Paul S. Cederna, MD, serves as Professor in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He also serves as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Cederna received his Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and his MD degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. Thereafter, he completed a residency in General Surgery and a fellowship in Microsurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He then returned to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he completed his Plastic Surgery Fellowship training at the University of Michigan Health System. He then completed two additional years of basic science research training as a post doctoral research fellow within the Muscle Mechanics Lab of the at the University of Michigan. He has since joined the faculty at the University of Michigan where he has been a full time academic surgeon since 1999.

Dr. Cederna is an active member of many national specialty societies and holds many leadership positions within them. He has been President of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve, President of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Board of Directors, a member of the Plastic Surgery Foundation Board of Directors, and an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is currently the Chairman of the plastic Surgery Research Council. He has authored over 110 scientific manuscripts and over 14 book chapters in the field of plastic surgery. He has presented his work over 290 times at regional and national meetings. Dr. Cederna has been recognized for his clinical accomplishments and is currently listed in the “Best Doctors in America”, “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons”, “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons”, “America’s Most Compassionate Doctors”, Marquis “Who’s Who in America”, Biltmore “Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals”, and “America’s Top Doctors”. He has also been recognized with a “Patient’s Choice Award”.

Dr. Cederna has been recognized for his clinical accomplishments and is currently listed in the “Best Doctors in America”, the “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons”, Marquis “Who’s Who in America”, Biltmore “Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals”, and “American’s Top Doctors”. He has also been recognized with a “Patient’s Choice Award”.
Clinical Focus

Dr. Cederna specializes in burn reconstruction, minimally invasive plastic surgery, and cosmetic surgery. He has a particular interest in finding new, innovative and minimally invasive approaches to treating clinically difficult problems. In addition, Dr. Cederna enjoys utilizing his microsurgical training in solving complex wound problems requiring free tissue transfer.

Education

  • 1981-1985 – Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; B.S.E. (cum laude)
  • 1985-1989 – University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI; M.D.

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1989-1990 – General Surgical Internship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • 1990-1994 – General Surgical Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • 1994-1995 – Microvascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
  • 1995-1997 – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1997-1999 – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Institute of Gerontology, Muscle Mechanics Laboratory, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Certification and Licensure

  • 1989 – Medical Licensure, Iowa
  • 1989 – National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1995 – Medical Licensure, Michigan
  • 1996 – American Board of Surgery Certification
  • 1999 – American Board of Plastic Surgery Certification

Thursday, February 20th, 2014, the Visiting Professor event will be dedicated to the senior residents only.  Friday, February 21st, 2014 will mark the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Day, which will be open to all faculty, residents, fellows and alumni.  Please mark the dates for these important events on your calendar.

Sincerely,

Joel Fish
Research Director

Mitchell Brown
Program Director

Christopher R. Forrest
Chair

Visiting Professor & Research Day Itinerary 2014

Sponsorship of Annual Research Day 2014

Chair’s Comments: January 1, 2014

Dr. Christopher R. Forrest

Dr. Christopher R. Forrest

“you don’t know what its got till its gone” (Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi, 1969)

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.
“So it is.”
“And freezing.”
“Is it?”
“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”
― A.A. Milne

Happy New Year everyone! For those of you in the GTA living north of Bloor Street who are reading this, you will understand how much we take for granted in our lives. The simple concept of flipping a switch and expecting the light to come on, anticipating hot coffee in the morning or a hot shower is something we rarely pay attention to. That is, until it doesn’t happen. So it was a rude shock to wake up on December 22nd to freezing cold and seeing your breath while huddling under the sheets. The scene outside was a combination of mayhem and beauty. Glistening cathedrals of ice and downed trees, deserted roads and the sounds of cracking and crashing everywhere. $75M in clean-up and 10 days later, things are getting back to normal. Although the Great Toronto Ice Storm of 2013 ended the year with a bang, it pales in comparison to what weather did to other parts of the globe during the past 12 months.  Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the flooding in Calgary, storms across the mid-west US are examples of the potential for unexpected devastation and disruption of lives. Fortunately in Toronto, things got back on track pretty quickly but winter is far from over.  Anyhow, the experience of being without power for a few days certainly reinforced how grateful I am to have it back on.

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