Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Primary Lab Contact
Name Gerhard S. Mundinger
Title Director; Assistant Professor of Surgery; Director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery; Craniofacial Center Director; Associate Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director
Phone 504-896-9857 ext 2

Additional Lab Contact
Name Silpa Sharma
Title MPH
Phone 504-896-9857 ext 2

Laboratory Children's Hospital of New Orleans/ LSU Craniofacial Laboratory
Lab Location 200 Henry Clay Ave
Rm 2311
New Orleans, LA 70118
Lab Category Clinical Outcomes Research
Microsurgery/Flap Physiology
Other: Craniofacial Surgery
General Lab Setup Lab supports basic science and clinical investigation for 3 full-time fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeons and 12 integrated plastic surgery residents. Lab is coordinated by a full-time research coordinator with MPH degree.
Lab Facilities Bench laboratory facilities at LSU School of Medicine with Zeiss operative microscope for small animal surgeries; large animal facility at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine; clinical research space at Children's Hospital of New Orleans
Animal Facility Yes (Laboratory for Equine & Comparative Orthopedic Research (LECOR), LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (large animal); LSU Health Sciences Center (small animal))
Type of Research Craniofacial clinical outcomes research; microsurgery; large animal models of craniofacial bone regeneration
Opportunity for Student Degree Program no  
Research Fellowship Available Yes
Funding Available yes
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements Current plastic surgery resident or PGY 2 or higher general surgery resident with interest in plastic surgery preferred