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 Expert  726423

Expert in Microsurgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Nerve Reconstruction

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert has significant experience in all aspects of microsurgery. He has an established clinical practice in which microsurgical techniques such as nerve reconstruction, vascularized bone transplantation, replantation, toe transplantation for hand reconstruction, and soft tissue transplantation are routinely utilized for limb salvage and restoration of function. He is an associate editor of the journals MIcrosurgery, and Annals of Plastic Surgery.

Expert has extensive experience in microsurgical breast reconstruction. He has expertise in transplanting a number of flaps including the TRAM, DIEP, TUG, Latissimus, SIEA, SGAP, and IGAP flaps, and designs the reconstruction based on a particular patient's body habitus. His philosophy is that no one flap is universally the best flap for every patient and the best overall result is usually obtained when the risks and benefits of a particular procedure are optimized. An example is use of excessive abdominal tissue resulting in an abdomino-plasty and aesthetic recontouring at the donor site while providing excellent quality and quantity of tissue for symmetric breast reconstruction at the recipient site. The same would be true for use of thigh tissue when the patient is less satisfied with her thighs or has no abdominal wall tissue to spare.

Expert has extensive experience with the development and application of microsurgical strategies for optimization of hand form and function after traumatic, post oncologic resection, or congenital deficit. Microsurgical techniques such as replantation, toe transplantation, nerve reconstruction, bone transplantation, and soft tissue transplantation are combined with other synergistic techniques such as metacarpal and interphalangeal joint replacement, bone transport or distraction osteogenesis, distraction histiogenesis, and tendon transfer. Because of his creativity in dealing with challenging injuries, Expert has been invited to participate in panels on innovation in hand surgery at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Expert routinely deals with difficult reconstructive cases in which there is bone injury or deficiency, whether isolated or in conjunction with other tissue loss. Optimal success in these cases requires a number of approaches to healing or reconstructing bone. These include difficult fracture management, and techniques to replace bone such as bone grafting, vascularized bone grafting, and bone lengthening or distraction osteogenesis.

Expert training in plastic surgery and subsequenty in microsurgery. The combination of these disciplines provides an appreciation of the anatomy of the entire body, an understanding of the aesthetics of the body, the function of the entire body, and the tools required to successfully restore form and function.

Expert routinely deals with limbs threatened after trauma, post oncologic resection, or chronic diseases such as peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, and neuropathy. Microsurgical techniques such as replantation, soft tissue transplantation, vascularized bone transplantation, functional muscle transplantation are routinely utilized to restore the limb, optimize length for prosthesis application, etc. Expert works closely with orthopedic surgeons versed in Ilizarov application and bone transport for complex upper and lower extremity salvage. Nerve reconstruction, tendon transfer, restoration of functional motor units are utilized to optimize function.




reconstructive surgery


breast surgery


TRAM flap reconstruction


hand surgery




orthopedic implant


pediatric hand surgery


joint replacement




bone lengthening


bone transplantation


limb salvage

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1999   MD   Fellows Microsurgery   UCSF/Buncke Hand Microsurgery fellowship  
1998   MD   Resident Plastic Surgery   Stanford Universtity Medical Center  
1996   MD   Resident General Surgery   Stanford Universtity Medical Center  
1994   MD   Intern General Surgery   Stanford Universtity Medical Center  
1986   BS   Biology   Stanford University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to 2009


Buncke Medical Clinic




Staff Surgeon


Expert is responsible for all aspects of plastic and microsurgical reconstruction.

Career Accomplishments:




Professional Appointments

Associate editor MIcrosurgery, Annals Plastic Surgery

Medical/Professional Internships

He has an internship in general surgery, a residency in plastic surgery, and a fellowship in microsurgery

Publications and Patents Summary

He has dozens of publications, and 1 patent

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Microsurgery  
 - Journal of Hand Surgery  
 - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has experience in expert testimony and depositions regarding treatment for and potential solutions to complex injury to the upper and lower extrimities.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on soft tissue allografts - patent litigation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Expert in active in developing new and better techniques for monitoring perfusion after microvascular transplantation as well as improving microsurgical suture and techniques for tissue approximation.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert teaches techniques of plastic and reconstructive and microsurgery to plastic surgery residents from the University of California at Davis, University of California at San Francisco, and Stanford University. He has talked at numerous regional, national, and international meetings and seminars.


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