Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Primary Lab Contact
Name Henry C. Vasconez, MD
Phone 859-323-6328

Laboratory University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lab Location Division of Plastic Surgery; Kentucky Clinic
K448, 740 S. Limestone St
Lexington, KY 40536-0284
Lab Category Clinical Outcomes Research
Microsurgery/Flap Physiology
General Lab Setup We have one full time Research Associate in our laboratory and one full time post-doctoral research scholar.
Lab Facilities Our 650 square foot laboratory can be use for surgical procedures on rats, and basic research procedures. The micro surgical operating suite is used for research purposes and teaching residents basic microsurgery skills.
Animal Facility Yes (Large and small)
Type of Research
1. Investigator's Name Henry C. Vasconez, MD
Project Title Multiple projects ongoing
Brief Description Basic science research includes interests in the role of biofilm formation in capsular contracture using the porcine model, in addition to stem cell research. Clinical research interests include the effects of high volume liposuction, bone and dermal substitutes, treatment of vascular malformations and outcomes studies

2. Investigator's Name Brian Rinker, MD
Project Title Multiple projects ongoing
Brief Description Prevention of peritendinous adhesions with hydrogel sealants, flap physiology, long-term preservation of skin, ischemia/reperfusion injury of peripheral nerves, skin elasticity and smoking, clinical studies.

3. Investigator's Name Lesley Wong, MD
Project Title Multiple projects ongoing
Brief Description Interest in skin substitutes, also adipose derived stem cell constructs and the effects of Vitamin C on burn metabolism

Opportunity for Student Degree Program no  
Research Fellowship Available Yes
Funding Available Departmental, Society, Industry
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements