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Suhail K. Kanchwala, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
10 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Nichole Adkinson
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-2046
Administrative Fax: 215-349-5895

Clinical Office:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Center for Human Appearance
Suite 1-150E
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-662-2046
Clinical Fax:
215-349-5895

Contact Information (internal use only)

suhail.kanchwala@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Kanchwala graduated in 1998 from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in History. He then completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. His current research interests include reconstructive microsurgery in free flap Breast Reconstruction, Fat Grafting for reconstructive and cosmetic indications, as well as soft tissue fillers for facial volume augmentation.

 
Faculty Appointments
2010 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2010 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - present Active Surgeon
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - present Active Surgeon
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1998 - 2002 M.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1994 - 1998 B.S. Stanford University
Palo Alto, California
(Biological Sciences, with Distinction)
 
1994 - 1998 B.A. Stanford University
Palo Alto, California
(History, with Distinction)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2009 - 2010 Microsurgery Fellowship/Clinical Specialist
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MD
Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
 
2006 - 2009 Plastic Surgery Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2006 General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2003 - 2004 General Surgery Internship, Department of Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2002 - 2003 Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research
Dr. Kanchwala's current research interests are in the area of TRAM flap Breast Reconstruction, Fat Grafting for reconstructive and cosmetic indications, as well as soft tissue fillers for facial volume augmentation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP. Facial fat grafting: The search for predictable results. Facial Plastic Surgery 19(1):137-146, Feb. 2003.
  2. Downes KJ, Glatt BS, Kanchwala SK, Mick R, Fraker DL, Fox KR, Solin LJ, Bucky LP, Czerniecki BJ. Skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction is an acceptable treatment option for patients with high-risk breast carcinoma. Cancer 103(5):906-913, Mar. 1, 2005.
  3. Kanchwala SK, Holloway L, Bucky LP. Reliable soft tissue augmentation: A clinical comparison of injectable soft-tissue fillers for facial-volume augmentation. Annals of Plastic Surgery 55(1):30-35, July 2005.
  4. Breslow GD, Cabiling D, Kanchwala S, Bartlett SP. Selective marginal mandibular neurectomy for treatment of the marginal mandibular lip deformity in patients with chronic unilateral facial palsies. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 116(5):1223-1232, Oct. 2005.
  5. Bucky LP, Kanchwala SK. The role of autologous fat and alternative fillers in the aging face. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 120(6 Suppl):89S-97S, Nov. 2007.
  6. Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP. Invited discussion: correction of hemifacial atrophy with autologous fat transplantation. Annals of Plastic Surgery 59(6):654, Dec. 2007.
  7. Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP. Precision transverse rectus abdominis muscle flap breast reconstruction: A reliable technique for efficient preoperative planning. Annals of Plastic Surgery 60(5):521-526, May 2008.
  8. Kanchwala, SK, Bucky LP. Optimizing Pedicled TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction.  Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology July 2008. 07/2008
  9. Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP.  The Management of Acquired Contour Deformities of the Reconstructed Breast. Plast Reconstr Surg.  Breast Reconstruction Supplement. August 2008 (In Press).
  10. John Fisher MD, Jonas Nelson MD, Joseph Serletti MD, Suhail K. Kanchwala MD. Perioperative Hemodynamics in Free Flap Breast Reconstruction: Incidence, Predictors, and management of Tachycardia. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (In Press).
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP. Optimizing pedicled TRAM flap breast reconstruction. [Review] Cancer Journal 14(4):236-240, July/Aug. 2008.
  2. Kanchwala SK, Glatt BS, Conant EF, Bucky LP. Autologous fat grafting to the reconstructed breast: the management of acquired contour deformities. [Review] Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 124(2):409-418, Aug. 2009.
Abstracts
  1. Kanchwala SK, Tobias A, Bucky LP. Reconstructive applications of craniofacial fat grafting. Presented at the Fresh Start Facial Reconstruction in Adults and Children Meeting, Tucson, AZ, 2007.
  2. Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP. LV tissue expander breast reconstruction: A single surgeon’s experience with 422 consecutive cases. Presented at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting (poster-presentation), Coeur D’Alene, ID, 2007.
  3. Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP. LV tissue expander breast reconstruction: a single surgeon’s experience with 422 consecutive cases. Presented at the British Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Deuville, France, 2007.
  4. Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP. Precision TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Bermuda, 2007.
  5. Percec I, Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP. Tissue expander reconstruction in the radiated patient. Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Bermuda, 2007.
  6. Kanchwala SK, Tobias A, Bucky LP. Reconstructive applications of craniofacial fat grafting. Presented at the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 2008.
  7. Percec I, Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP. Tissue expander reconstruction in the radiated patient. Presented at the Robert H. Ivy Society Meeting, King of Prussia, PA, 2008.
  8. Kanchwala SK, Miraliakbari R, Serletti JM. Achieving symmetry in perforator flap breast surgery. Presented at the Robert H. Ivy Society Meeting, King of Prussia, PA, 2008.
  9. Kanchwala SK, Miraliakbari R, Serletti JM. Achieving symmetry in perforator flap breast surgery. Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.
  10. Kanchwala SK, Miraliakbari R, Serletti JM. Achieving symmetry in perforator flap breast surgery. Presented at the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Meeting, Maui, HI, Jan 2009.
Editorials, Chapters & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Kanchwala SK, Roses RE, Reilly PM. Introduction to common procedures. Chap. 1 in Roses RE, Paulson EC, Kanchwala SK, Morris JB (eds.): Gowned and Gloved Surgery: Introduction to Common Procedures. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009, 1-7.
  2. Kanchwala SK, Bucky LP. Principles of wound closure. Chap. 2 in Roses RE, Paulson EC, Kanchwala SK, Morris JB (eds.): Gowned and Gloved Surgery: Introduction to Common Procedures. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009, 8-12.
  3. Kanchwala SK, Serletti JM. Breast reconstruction. Chap. 22 in Roses RE, Paulson EC, Kanchwala SK, Morris JB (eds.): Gowned and Gloved Surgery: Introduction to Common Procedures. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009, 195-201.
  4. Kanchwala SK, Chang B. Reconstructive surgery: Hand infections. In Serletti JM (ed.): Current Reconstructive Surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders/Elsevier, 2010 (in press).
  5. Kanchwala, SK, Bucky LP. Precision TRAM flap breast reconstruction. In Buyuron B, Eriksson E, Persing J (eds.): Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders/Elsevier, 2010 (in press).
Books
  1. Roses RE, Paulson EC, Kanchwala SK, Morris JB (eds.): Gowned and Gloved Surgery: Introduction to Common Procedures. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009.
 
Awards
2006  American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Best Clinical Paper – Breast
Jackson O, Kanchwala SK, Serletti JM. “The Timing of Radiation and
Immediate Breast Reconstruction”
 
2005 British Association of Plastic Surgeons
York Medical Technologies Heinz Waldrich Microsurgical Prize
Best Clinical Paper – Microsurgery
Kanchwala SK, Serletti JM. “Bilateral Free Flap Breast Reconstruction: A new paradigm in the treatment of breast cancer.”
 
2003 Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
Best Clinical Paper Award
Kanchwala SK, Sehgal C, Bucky LP. “Ultrasound Evaluation of the Delay Procedure in TRAM flap Breast Reconstruction”
 
2002  Alpha Omega Alpha – University of Pennsylvania
 
1998  Phi Beta Kappa -  Stanford University    

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