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Dr. Antonio Rampazzo

Dr. Antonio Rampazzo Dr. Antonio Rampazzo is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic & Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Antonio Rampazzo
Dr. Antonio Rampazzo is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic & Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

About Dr. Rampazzo:
Medical School & Residency: University of Padua
Fellowships: Reconstructive Microsurgery (E-Da Hospital, Taiwan)
Hand Surgery (Kleinert Institute, Louisville)
Craniofacial Surgery (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Research Interests:
Craniofacial Surgery
Composite Tissue Allotransplantation
Cadaveric Studies
Outcomes Studies

What is your favorite article you authored?
My favorite research article that I have written is “Full Facial Allotransplantation including the Temporo-Mandibular Joints: A Radiological and Anatomical Cadaveric Study” recently accepted in PRS. In the first part of the study we evaluated the anatomy of the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). In the second part, we designed how to harvest and inset a full facial allograft including the TMJs, taking into consideration orthognathic surgery principles to avoid ankyloses of the joints.

What advancements are you most excited about in your field of research?
I am most excited about cadaveric studies where we can develop new surgical techniques to repair complex composite defects.

What got you interest in plastic surgery?
In the beginning, hand anatomy and microsurgery. It was interesting to me to see how so many different structures (vessels, nerves, and tendons) were present in such a small space, and how a single small perforator could supply a very large flap.

What is the best and hardest part about your job? One piece of advice you have for young, aspiring surgeons?
The best part of my job is working with residents and medical students. The hardest is keeping up with paperwork and EMR! My advice would be to make sure you end up doing whatever makes you enthusiastic every day!

Fun Fact:
Dr. Rampazzo’s wife, staff plastic surgeon, and researcher Dr. Bahar Bassiri Ghard, was also recently featured as a PSRC new active member!

Dr. Rampazzo built himself from scratch an authentic, Pompeii wood pizza oven!


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