Justin Sacks

Sydney M Jr and Robert H Shoenberg Endowed Chair in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Division Chief - Division of Plastic Surgery

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    Justin M. Sacks is the Shoenberg Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on: advancements in the field of vascularized composite allotransplantation, tissue engineering and vascular perfusion assessment. His clinical interests include the reconstruction of all forms of acquired, oncological and traumatic defects ranging from the head and neck to the breast, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities.

    Dr. Sacks maintains a robust clinical reconstructive practice while at the same time performing basic science, clinical outcomes and translational research. He has authored over 100 original publications in peer-reviewed journals and 20 textbook chapters on plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is fellow member of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and Plastic Surgery Research Council. He is a founding member of the American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation. Currently, he is the immediate past-Chair of the Plastic Surgery Research Council.

    Clinical interests

    Reconstructive surgery following post-traumatic injury and oncologic surgery, as well as reconstructive surgery of the body, including the head and neck, breast, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities.


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