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Joshua Fosnot, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
10th Floor Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Wadia Timazee
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-7300
Administrative Fax: 215-662-2172

Clinical Office:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Center for Human Appearance
Suite 1-150E
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-662-7300
Clinical Fax:
215-662-2172

Contact Information (internal use only)

joshua.fosnot@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Joshua Fosnot, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in 1998, graduating with Distinction in All Subjects.  This was followed by his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2003.  He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.  After a year of research studying outcomes of autologous breast reconstruction he then completed his training in plastic surgery in 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania.

His clinical practice encompasses both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.  This includes general reconstruction and microsurgery of the head/face, torso and extremities.  Dr. Fosnot offers all aspects of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast including free flap and implant based reconstruction, cosmetic augmentation, reduction, lifting and treatment of congenital deformities.  In addition, he has an interest in the aging face and offers a variety of less invasive methods for rejuvenation including botox, fillers, fat grafting and lasers as well as surgical approaches including upper and lower eyelid surgery, neck and facelift.  Lastly, he offers procedures for body contouring including abdominoplasty, liposuction and a variety of procedures for the treatment of the massive weight loss patient.

 

 
Appointments
Faculty Appointments
2013 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP & PPMC
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
Hospital and/or Administrative Appointments
2013 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2013 - present Active Surgeon
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2013 - present Active Surgeon
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
 
Education
1999 - 2003 MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
1994 - 1998 BA - Cornell University of Arts & Sciences
Ithaca, New York
(Biology with Distinction in All Subjects)
   
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2010 - 2013 Plastic Surgery Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2009 - 2010 Clinical Research Fellowship in Plastic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2004 - 2009 General Surgery Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2003 - 2004 Transitional Internship, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research

Building upon his experience as a clinical research fellow, Dr. Fosnot is continuing his efforts to study clinical outcomes in microsurgery and breast reconstruction in an effort to provide better care and outcomes for patients in the future.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media)
  1. Lin J, Fosnot J, Edmond J: Bilateral angle closure glaucoma in a child receiving oral topiramate. Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus 7(1):66-68, Feb. 2003.
  2. Fosnot J, Glazer-Hockstein C, Tolentino MJ: Central retinal vein occlusion immediately following cardiac surgery. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging 34(3): 215-216, May/June 2003.
  3. Reich SJ, Fosnot J, Kuroki A, Tang W, Yang X, Maguire AM, Bennett J, Tolentino MJ: Small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting VEGF effectively inhibits ocular neovascularization in a mouse model. Molecular Vision 9: 210-216, May 2003.
  4. Tolentino MJ, Brucker AJ, Fosnot J, Ying GS, Wu IH, Malik G, Wan S, Reich SJ: Intravitreal injection of vascular endothelial growth factor small interfering RNA inhibits growth and leakage in a nonhuman primate, laser-induced model of choroidal neovascularization. Retina 24(1): 132-138, Feb. 2004.
  5. Tolentino MJ, Brucker AJ, Fosnot J, Ying GS, Wu IH, Malik G, Wan S, Reich SJ: Intravitreal injection of vascular endothelial growth factor small interfering RNA inhibits growth and leakage in a nonhuman primate, laser-induced model of choroidal neovascularization. Retina 24(4): 660, Aug. 2004 Notes: retraction of work published in Feb. 2004.
  6. Dejneka NS, Kuroki AM, Fosnot J, Tang W, Tolentino MJ, Bennett J: Systemic rapamycin inhibits retinal and choroidal neovascularization in mice. Molecular Vision 10: 964-972, Dec. 2004.
  7. Selber JC, Nelson J, Fosnot J, Goldstein J, Bergey M, Sonnad SS, Serletti JM: A prospective study comparing the functional impact of SIEA, DIEP, and muscle-sparing free TRAM flaps on the abdominal wall: Part I. unilateral reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 126(4): 1142-1153, Oct. 2010.
  8. Selber JC, Fosnot J, Nelson J, Goldstein J, Bergey M, Sonnad S, Serletti JM: A prospective study comparing the functional impact of SIEA, DIEP, and muscle-sparing free TRAM flaps on the abdominal wall: Part II. Bilateral reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 126(5): 1438-1453, Nov. 2010.
  9. Fosnot J, Fischer JP, Smartt JM, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Does previous chest wall irradiation increase vascular complications in free autologous breast reconstruction? Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 127(2): 496-504, Feb. 2011.
  10. Fosnot J, Kovach SJ, Serletti JM: Acellular dermal matrix: General principles for the plastic surgeon. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 31(7 Suppl): 5S-12S, Sept. 2011.
  11. Fosnot J, Jandali S, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Closer to an understanding of fate: The role of vascular complications in free flap breast reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 128(4): 835-843, Oct. 2011.
  12. Jandali S, Mirzabeigi MN, Fosnot J, Low DW: Thoracodorsal artery perforator flaps and muscle-sparing latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps for the treatment of axillary hidradenitis. Annals of Plastic Surgery 69(4): 371-375, Oct. 2012.
  13. Nelson JA, Fosnot J, Selber JC, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Age and abdominal wall strength: Assessing the aging abdominal wall after autologous breast reconstruction. Microsurgery 33(1): 14-23, Jan. 2013.
  14. Mirzabeigi MN, Smartt JM, Nelson JA, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Wu LC: An assessment of the risks and benefits of immediate autologous breast reconstruction in patients undergoing postmastectomy radiation therapy. Annals of Plastic Surgery Mar. 28, 2013 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Medina ND, Fischer JP, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Wu LC, Kovach SJ: Lower extremity free flap outcomes using an anastomotic venous coupler device. Annals of Plastic Surgery Apr. 3, 2013 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]
Research Publications, peer-reviewed reviews
  1. Serletti JM, Fosnot J, Nelson JA, Disa JJ, Bucky LP: Breast reconstruction after breast cancer. [Review] Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 127(6): 124e-135e, June 2011.
Contributions to peer-reviewed clinical research publications, participation cited but not by authorship
  1. The STOP-ROP Multicenter Study Group: Supplemental therapeutic oxygen for pretheshold retinopathy of prematurity (STOP-ROP): A randomized, controlled trial I: Primary outcomes. Pediatrics 105(2): 295-310, Feb. 2000.
Abstracts (Last 3 years)
  1. Fosnot J, Fischer JP, Smartt JM, Low DW, Kovach III SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Does previous chest wall irradiation increase vascular complications in free autologous breast reconstruction? Podium presentation at the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Hershey, PA, Mar. 2010.
  2. Fosnot J, Fischer JP, Smartt JM, Low DW, Kovach III SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Does previous chest wall irradiation increase vascular complications in free autologous breast reconstruction?  Podium presentation at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX, Mar. 2010.
  3. Fosnot J, Jandali S, Fischer JP, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Does delayed reconstruction affect lymphe- dema?  Another viewpoint. Podium presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington, DC, Oct. 2010.
  4. Fosnot J, Jandali S, Low DW, Kovach III SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Closer to an understanding of fate: The role of vascular complications in free flap breast reconstruction. Podium presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington, DC, Oct. 2010.
  5. Lin IC, Fosnot J, Selber JC, Serletti JM: Do 2 free flaps put the patient at more risk? Comparing patient characteristics and complications in unilateral and bilateral autologous free flap breast reconstruction. Presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington, DC, Oct. 2010.
  6. Medina ND, Fischer JP, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Wu LC, Kovach SJ III: Lower extremity micro- vascular reconstruction outcomes using an anastomotic venous coupler device. Presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington, DC, Oct. 2010.
  7. Smartt JM, Fosnot J, Medina ND, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Does post-operative radiation increase complications or the need for revision surgery in patients undergoing immediate free flap breast reconstruction?  Presentation at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 2010.
  8. Smartt JM, Fosnot J, Medina ND, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Does post-operative radiation increase com- plications or the need for revision surgery in patients undergoing immediate free flap breast recon- struction? Presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington, DC, Oct. 2010.
  9. Fosnot J, Jandali S, Low DW, Kovach III SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Closer to an understanding of fate: The role of vascular complications in free flap breast reconstruction. Podium presentation at the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Cancun, Mexico, Jan. 2011.
  10. Jandali S, Mirzabeigi MN, Fosnot J, Low DW: Thoracodorsal artery perforator flaps and muscle- sparing latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps for the treatment of axillary hidradenitis. Poster Pre- sentation at the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, White Sulphur Springs, WV, June 2011.
  11. Mirzabeigi M, Smartt J, Fosnot J, Nelson J, Wu LC, Serletti JM: The effect of postoperative radiation in assessing the risks and benefits of immediate bilateral free flap breast reconstruction. Presentation at the European Association of Plastic Surgeons, Mykonos, Greece, June 2011.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Fosnot J, Kirkland III ML: Ventral herniorrhaphy. Gowned and Gloved Surgery: Introduction to Common Procedures. Roses RE, Paulson EC, Kanchwala S, Morris JB (eds.) (eds.). Philadelphia: WB Saunders/ Elsevier, Page: 27-33, 2009 Notes: Chap. 5.
  2. Fosnot J, Rosato EF: The pancreas. The Surgical Review: An Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Study Guide, Third Edition. Porrett PM, Roses RE, Frederick JR, Kaiser LR (eds.) (eds.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Page: 176-196, 2010 Notes: Chap. 14.
  3. Fosnot J, Serletti JM: Discussion: Simultaneous scarless contralateral breast augmentation during unilateral breast reconstruction using bilateral differentially split DIEP flaps. [Commentary] Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 128(6): 605e-606e, Dec. 2011.
  4. Au AF, Fosnot J, Wu LC: Coumadin-induced skin necrosis of the breasts: Case report. [Case Report] Annals of Plastic Surgery 69(1): 109-10, July 2012.
  5. Fosnot J, Serletti JM: Discussion: Abdominal wall stability and flap complications after deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction: Does body mass index make a difference? Analysis of 418 patients and 639 flaps. [Commentary] Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 130(1): 34e-35e, July 2012.
  6. Fosnot J, Serletti JM: Discussion: Complications of acellular dermal matrices in breast surgery. [Commentary] Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 130(5 Suppl 2): 173S-174S, Nov. 2012.
  7. Serletti JM, Fosnot J: Autogenous breast reconstruction. Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease: Third Edition. Babiera GV, Skoracki RJ, Esteva FJ (eds.). New York: People's Medical Publishing House, Page: 687-710, 2012 Notes: Chap. 44.
  8. Fosnot J, Serletti JM: Orbital fractures and deformities. Current Reconstructive Surgery. Serletti JM, Taub PJ, Wu LC, Slutsky DJ (eds.). New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013 (in press) Notes: Chap. 22.
  9. Fosnot J, Serletti JM: Autologous breast reconstruction. Current Reconstructive Surgery. Serletti JM, Taub PJ, Wu LC, Slutsky DJ (eds.) (eds.). New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013 (in press) Notes: Chap. 43.
  10. Fosnot J, Serletti JM: Free TRAM breast reconstruction. Plastic Surgery: Third Edition. Grotting JC, Breast Volume editor (eds.). Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 5: Breast Surgery: 411-434, 2013 Notes: Chap. 17.

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