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Alexander F. Au, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

 
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Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
14th Floor PCAM, SPE
Philadelphia, PA  19104
Telephone: 215-662-7300

Contact Information (internal use only)

alexander.au@uphs.upenn.edu

 

 

 
Faculty Appointments
07/01/16 - present  Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - 2016  Assistant Professor of Surgery
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
 
Hospital and/or Administrative Appointments
07/01/16 - present  Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
07/01/16 - present  Active Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
07/01/16 - present   Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2013-2016 Program Director, Breast Reconstruction Fellowship
Section of Plastic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
 
2013-2016 Associate Residency Program Director
Section of Plastic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
 
2011 - 2016 Staff Surgeon, Section of Plastic Surgery
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut
 
2011 - 2016 Director, Breast Reconstruction Program
Section of Plastic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
 
Education/Training
2004 MD - University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Rochester, New York
   
2000 BS - Haverford College (Biology)
Haverford, Pennsylvania
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2010 - 2011 Fellow in Reconstructive Microsurgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2010 Resident in Plastic Surgery
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut
 
2005 - 2007  Resident in General Surgery
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut
 
2004 - 2005 Intern in General Surgery
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National
2015 - present  American College of Surgeons (Associate Fellow)
 
2013 - present  American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
(Member, CPT/RUC Committee, 2015-2016)
 
2013 - present  American Society of Plastic Surgeons
 


 
 
 
Research
05/01/2014 -
04/30/2015
External VAC Therapy Improves Perfusion in a Pig Model
 
01/01/2014 -
12/31/2014
The Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Engineered Adipose Tissue for Breast Reconstruction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media)
  1. McRae MC, Au A, Narayan D: A novel method of auricular reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 62(5): 554-555, May 2009.
  2. Au A, Ariyan S: Melanoma of the head and neck. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 22(2): 421-429, Mar. 2011.
  3. Mirzabeigi MN, Au A, Jandali S, Natoli N, Sbitany H, Serletti JM: Trials and tribulations with the inferior gluteal artery perforator flap in autologous breast reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 128(6): 614e-624e, Dec. 2011.
  4. Sue GR, Lannin DR, Au AF, Narayan D, Chagpar AB: Factors associated with decision to pursue mastectomy and breast reconstruction for treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. American Journal of Surgery 206(5): 682-685, Nov. 2013.
  5. Fischer JP, Nelson JA, Au A, Tuggle CT, Serletti JM, Wu LC: Complications and morbidity following breast reconstruction: A review of 16,063 cases from the 2005-2010 NSQIP datasets. Journal of Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery 48(2): 104-114, Apr. 2014.
  6. Berlin NL, Tuggle CT, Thomson JG, Au A: Digit replantation in children: A nationwide analysis of outcomes and trends of 455 pediatric patients. Hand (New York, N.Y.) 9(2): 244-252, June 2014.
  7. Tuggle CT, Patel A, Broer N, Persing JA, Sosa JA, Au AF: Increased hospital volume is associated with improved outcomes following abdominal-based breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery 48(6): 382-328, Dec. 2014.
  8. Shah A, Sawh R, Wills A, Walker C, Au A: Novel penile splint and its use in microsurgical penile replantation. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 135(6): 1082e-1083e, June 2015.
  9. Au A: Transverse infra-clavicular thoracoacromial (TIC TAC): A new approach to a rarely used recipient in microsurgical breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 2016 (in press).
  10. Zhu VZ, Tuggle CT, Au AF: Promise and limitations of big data research in plastic surgery. Annals of Plastic Surgery 76(4): 453-458, Apr. 2016.
Research Publications, peer-reviewed reviews
  1. Shah A, Rowlands M, Au A: Barbed sutures and tendon repair: A review. Hand (New York, N.Y.) 10(1): 6-15, Mar. 2015.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, Case Reports and Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Au AF, Fosnot J, Wu LC: Coumadin-induced skin necrosis of the breasts: Case report. Annals of Plastic Surgery 69(1): 109-110, July 2012.
  2. Lentz R, Au A, Kwei S: Breast reconstruction.  The American Society of Breast Surgeons wiki-based Breast Surgery Manual. American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2012 Notes: https://www.breastsurgeons.org/index.php.
  3. Patel A, Shah A, Singh D, Au A: Protecting plastic surgery under the affordable care act. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 131(2): 316e-317e, Feb. 2013 Notes: (editorial).
  4. Patel A, Shah A, Au AF, Narayan D: A multimedia approach for surgical training. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 132(1): 188e, July 2013 Notes: (editorial).
  5. Sbitany H, Au A, Kovach S, Levin LS: Orthoplastic approach to composite tissue loss. Reconstructive Surgery of the Lower Extremity. Pu L, Levine J, W FC (eds.). New York: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. 2013.
  6. Shah A, Au A: CASE REPORT: Laser-assisted indocyanine green evaluation of paramedian forehead flap perfusion prior to pedicle division. Eplasty 13: e8, 2013.
  7. Pfaff MJ, Alcon A, Au AF, Patel A: Bringing breast reconstruction to the forefront. The Breast Journal 20(2): 224-225, Mar./Apr. 2014 Notes: (letter).
  8. Travieso R, Patel A, Au AF: Industry-sponsored research in plastic surgery: Implications and considerations. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 134(5): 858e-859e, Nov. 2014 Notes: (letter).
Alternative Media
  1. 1.   Au A: Breast reconstruction surgery.  Yale Cancer Center Answers, WNPR Connecticut Public Radio, Dec. 18 2011. Notes: http://medicine.yale.edu/cancer/podcasts/Transcript%20Cover%20-%202010-AU.pdf.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
 
2008 Corso Award, Clinical Research Category, Yale University
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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