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Surgery

Pioneered limb-sparing surgery for bone tumors and other sarcomas first by implanting donor bones and then by using expandable metal prostheses.

Developed nationally utilized clinical methods, including oncoplastic techniques, to meet the evolving breast reconstructive needs for both total and partial mastectomy in patients who will undergo adjuvant radiation therapy.

Kronowitz SJ, Kuerer HM. Advances and surgical decision-making for breast reconstruction. Cancer. 2006;107(5):893-907.

Kronowitz SJ, Feledy JA, Hunt KK, Kuerer HM, Youssef A, Koutz CA, Robb GL. Determining the optimal approach to breast reconstruction after partial mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;117(1):1-11; discussion 12-14.

Kronowitz SJ, Robb GL, Youssef A, Reece G, Chang SH, Koutz CA, Ng RL, Lipa JE, Miller MJ. Optimizing autologous breast reconstruction in thin patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003;112(7):1768-1778.

Kronowitz SJ, Chang DW, Robb GL, Hunt KK, Ames FC, Ross MI, Singletary SE, Symmans WF, Kroll SS, Kuerer HM. Implications of axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy in immediate autologous breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002;109(6):1888-1896.

Conducted the first surgical transplantation of parathyroid glands during thyroidectomy, now standard therapy.

Hickey RC, Samaan NA.  Human parathyroid autotransplantation with proved function by radioimmunoassay of plasma PTH.  Arch. Surg., 110:892-895, 1975.

Demonstrated that use of a preoperative medication (combination of a glucocorticoid with diphenhydramine and famotidine) can prevent anaphylactic reactions to dye used for mapping lymph node metastases during breast cancer surgery, leading to a change in medical practice.

Raut CP, Hunt KK, Akins JS, Daley MD, Ross MI, Singletary SE, Marshall GD, Meric-Bernstam F, Babiera G, Feig BW, Ames FC, Kuerer HM. Incidence of anaphylactoid reactions to isosulfan blue dye during breast carcinoma lymphatic mapping in patients treated with preoperative prophylaxis: results of a surgical prospective clinical practice protocol. Cancer. 2005;104(4):692-699.

Raut CP, Daley MD, Hunt KK, Akins J, Ross MI, Singletary SE, Marshall GD, Meric-Bernstam F, Babiera G, Feig BW, Ames FC, Kuerer HM. Anaphylactoid reactions to isosulfan blue dye during breast cancer lymphatic mapping in patients given preoperative prophylaxis. J Clin Oncol. 2004;22(3):567-568.

Pioneered a new skin flap strategy of microvascular pharyngeal reconstruction during extensive head-and-neck surgery that results in markedly improved postoperative speech and swallowing outcomes.

Yu P, Lewin JS, Reece GP, Robb GL. Comparison of clinical and functional outcomes and hospital costs following pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh free flap versus the jejunal flap. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;117(3):968-974.

Yu P, Robb GL. Pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh flap: a clinical and functional outcomes study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005;116(7):1845-1855.

Established the beneficial role of surgical resection as a treatment strategy for multiple brain metastases; until this definitive work, surgery was not indicated.

Bindal RK, Sawaya R, Leavens ME, Lee JJ. Surgical treatment of multiple brain metastases. J Neurosurg. 1993;79(2):210-216.

Produced the first report of significant surgical quality and performance indicators for head and neck cancer care that will serve as a national benchmark for outcomes reporting in head and neck surgery.

Weber RS, Lewis CM, Eastman SD, Hanna EY, Akiwumi O, Hessel AC, Lai SY, Kian L, Kupferman ME, Roberts DB. Quality and performance indicators in an academic department of head and neck surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;136(12):1212-1218.


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