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David W. Low, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
10 Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Matt Lorenzo
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-2040
Administrative Fax: 215-349-5895

Clinical Offices:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Center for Human Appearance
Suite 1-150E
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
One Wood Center
34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Phone: 215-590-2208
Clinical Fax: 215-590-2496

Contact Information (internal use only)

david.low@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Low's practice involves the full spectrum of adult and pediatric plastic surgery, with particular interest in microsurgery, laser treatment of vascular malformations, cleft lip and palate surgery, and reconstructive options following trauma or cancer surgery. Cosmetic procedures include facial and body contouring, and laser skin resurfacing. Academic interests are primarily in the area of medical illustration.

 

 
David W. Low, MD, representing Penn Surgery, throws first pitch at Citizens Bank Park on September 18, 2010. (watch video)

 

 
Faculty Appointments
1989 - 1998 Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP and CHOP
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
1998 - 2011 Associate Professor of Surgery at HUP and CHOP
Perelman School of Medicine
 
2011 - present Professor of Surgery at HUP and CHOP
Perelman School of Medicine
 
Hospital And Administrative Appointments
1989 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
1989 - present Attending Surgeon
Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
 
1989 - 1993 Attending Surgeon
Veterans Administration Medical Center
 
1991 - present Co-director
Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Clinic
 
Education/Training
1972 - 1976 B.A. Harvard College (Biology)
 
1976 - 1980 M.D. Harvard Medical School
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1980 - 1981 Intern in Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
1981 - 1985 Resident in surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
1985 - 1986 Chief Resident in Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
1987 - 1988 Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
 
1988 - 1989 Chief Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
 
Membership In Professional And Scientific Societies
  • Association of Medical Illustrators
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Society
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Plastic Surgery
  • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • The Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation
 
Research
Dr. Low - Figure drawing - Furlow double-opposing Z-plasty cleft palate repair
Diagram of the Penn modification of the Furlow double-opposing Z-plasty cleft palate repair
 
Dr. Low figure drawing - Posterior cranial vault remodelling procedure using distration osteogenesis
Diagram of a posterior cranial vault remodelling procedure using distraction osteogenesis
 
Dr. Low figure drawing - Microvascular breast reconstruction using an abdominal flap based upon the deep inferior epigastric perforator vessels
Diagram of a microvascular breast reconstruction using an abdominal flap
based upon the deep inferior epigastric perforator vessels
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media)
  1. Chick WL Perna JJ, Lauris V, Low D, Galletti PM, Panol G, Whittemore AD, Like AA, Colton CK, Lysaught MJ: Artificial pancreas using living beta cells: effects on glucose homeostasis in diabetic rats. Science 197: 780-782, 1977.
  2. Greenberg BM, Low D, Rosato EF: The use of omental grafts in operations performed upon the colon and rectum. Surg Gynec Obstet 161(5): 486-488, 1985 Notes: includes medical illustration by DWLow.
  3. Glickstein MF, Gefter WB, Low D, Stephenson LW: Esophageal mucocele after surgical isolation of the esophagus. Am J Roent 149: 729-730, 1987 Notes: Includes illustration by DWLow.
  4. Schwentker AR, Schmidt SC, Low DW: Successful revascularization of a toe avulsion injury in a 3 year old child using a digital artery transfer. J Reconstr Microsurg 12(6): 349-353, 1996 Notes: Includes illustration by DWLow.
  5. Derby LD, Bartlett SP, Low DW: Serratus anterior free tissue transfer: Harvest-related morbidity in 34 consectutive cases and a review of the literature. J Reconstr Microsurg 13(6): 397-403, 1997.
  6. Derby LD, Low DW: Laser treatment of facial venous vascular malformations. Ann Plast Surg 38(4): 371-378, 1997.
  7. Low DW: Modified chondrocutaneous advancement flap for ear reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 102(1): 174-177, 1998 Notes: Includes illustration by DWLow.
  8. Low DW, Carman-Dillion CA, Gaynor JW, Acker MA: Management of sternal and abdominal wounds in a pediatric heart transplant patient: a case report. Plast Reconstr Surg 102(6): 2100-2107, 1998 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  9. Sarwer DB, Bartlett SP, Bucky LP, LaRossa D, Low DW, Pertschuk MJ, Wadden TA, Whitaker LA: Bigger is not always better: body image dissatisfaction in breast reduction and breast augmentation patients. Plast Reconstr Surg 101(7): 1956-1961, 1998.
  10. Kirschner RE, Low DW: Treatment of pyogenic granulomas by shave excision and laser photocoagulation. Plast Reconstr Surg 104(5): 1346-1349, 1999 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  11. Golden A, Low DW: Plastic surgery. Patient care during operative and invasive procedures. Phippen MI, Wells MP (eds.). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Page: 405-417, 2000.
  12. Perlis CS, Collins MH, Honig PJ, Low DW: Forehead lipoma mimicking a hemangioma. Pediatrics 105(1): 123-128, 2000.
  13. Kruper LL, Low DW, Bucky LP: Immediate pectoralis flap closure following septic arthritis of the manubriosternal joint. Plast Reconstr Surg 107(4): 997-999, 2001 Notes: Includes illustration by DWLow.
  14. McCarron JA, Johnston DR, Hanna BG, Low DW, Meyer JS, Suchi M, Dormans JP: Evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal vascular anomalies in children: an update and summary for orthopaedic surgeons. U of Pa Ortho J 14: 15-21, 2001.
  15. Xu X, Low DW, Palevsky HI, Elenitsas R: Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycotic cysts caused by Exophiala jeanselmei in a lung transplant patient. Dermatol Surg 27: 343-346, 2001.
  16. Singh DJ, Bartlett SB, Low DW, Kirschner, RE: Surgical reconstruction of pediatric pressure sores: long-term outcome. Plast Reconstr Surg 109(1): 265-269, 2002.
  17. Gorman JH, Low DW, Guy TS, Gorman RC, Rosatio EF: Extended left colon interposition for esophageal replacement using arterial augmentation. Ann Thorac Surg 76: 933-935, 2003 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  18. Kirschner RE, Low DW, Randall P, Bartlett SP, McDonald-McGinn DM, Schultz PJ, Zackai EH, LaRossa D: Surgical airway management in Pierre Robin Sequence: is there a role for tongue-lip adhesion? Cleft Palate Craniofac J 40(1): 13-18, 2003 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  19. Low DW: Management of adult facial vascular anomalies. Facial Plast Surg 19(1): 113-129, 2003.
  20. Sarwer DB, LaRossa D, Bartlett SP, Low DW, Bucky LP, Whitaker LA: Body image concerns of breast augmentation patients. Plast Reconstr Surg 112(1): 83-90, 2003.
  21. Tobias AM, Low DW: The use of a subfascial Vicryl mesh buttress to aid in the closure of massive ventral hernias following damage-control laparotomy. Plast Reconstr Surg 112(3): 766-776, 2003 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  22. Stedman HH, Kozyak BW, Nelson A, Thesler DM, Su LT, Low DW, Bridges CR, Shrager JB, Minugh-Purvis N, Mitchell MA: Myosin gene mutation correlates with anatomical changes in the human lineage. Nature 428(6981): 415-418, March 2004 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  23. Golant A, Lou JE, Erol B, Gaynor JW, Low DW, Dormans JP: Pediatric osteoblastoma of the sternum: a new surgical technique for reconstruction after removal. J Pediatr 24(3): 319-322, 2004.
  24. Sarwer DB, Zanville HA, LaRossa D, Bartlett SP, Chang B, Low DW, Whitaker LA: Mental health histories and psychiatric medication usage among persons who sought cosmetic surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg 114(7): 1927-1933, 2004.
  25. Smartt JM, Low DW, Bartlett SP: The pediatric mandible I: A primer on growth and development. Plast Reconstr Surg 116(258): 14e-23e, 2005 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  26. Smartt JM, Low DW, Bartlett SP: The pediatric mandible II: Management of traumatic injury or fracture. Plast Reconstr Surg 116(621): 28e-41e, 2005 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  27. Birgfeld CB, Low DW: Total face reconstruction using a pre-expanded, bilateral extended parascapular free flap. Ann Plast Surg 56(5): 565-568, 2006.
  28. Berry MF, Paisley S, Low DW, Rosato EF: Repair of large complex recurrent incisional hernias with retromuscular mesh and panniculectomy. Am J Surg 194: 199-204, 2007 Notes: Includes illustations by DWLow.
  29. Gougoutas AJ, Singh DJ, Low DW, Bartlett SP: Hemifacial microsomia: Clinical features and pictographic representations of the OMENS classification system. Plast Reconstr Surg 120: 112e, 2007 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  30. Nathan DP, Taylor NE, Low DW, Raymond D, Shrager JB: Thoracoscopic total parietal pleurectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax. Ann Thorac Surg (Netherlands) 85(5): 1825-1827, 2008 Notes: Includes illustration by DWLow.
  31. Fan J, Low DW: A two-way continuous buried-suture approach to the creation of the long-lasting double eyelid: Surgical techniqaue and long-term follow-up in 51 patients. Aesth Plast Surg 33: 421-425, 2009 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  32. Jandali S, Low DW: Pedicled fillet of leg flap for extensive pressure sore coverage. www.eplasty.com, ePlasty. Open Science company, LLC, 9: ISSN:1937-5719, 2009.
  33. Hubert, Darrin M. M.D.; Low, David W. M.D.; Serletti, Joseph M. M.D.; Chang, Benjamin M.D.; Dormans, John P. M.D.: Fibula Free Flap Reconstruction of the Pelvisin Children after Limb-Sparing Internal Hemipelvectomy for Bone Sarcoma Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:  125(1): 195-200, January 2010 Notes: includes illustrations by DWLow, MD.
  34. 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? Plast Reconstr Surg Page: S1529-4242, October 2010.
  35. Nelson JA, Guo Y, Sonnad SS, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM: A comparison between DIEP and muscle-sparing free TRAM flaps in breast reconstruction: a single surgeon's recent experience. Plast Reconstr Surg 126(5): 1428-1435, November 2010.
  36. Birgfeld CB, Luquetti DV, Gougoutas AJ, Bartlett SP, Low DW, Sie KC, Evans KN, Heike CL: A phenotypic assessment tool for craniofacial microsomia. Plast Reconstr Surg  Lipincott Williams & Wilkins, 127(1): 313-320, January 2011.
  37. Steinbacher DM, McGrath JL, Low DW: Is nasal mucoperiosteal closure necessary in cleft palate repair? Plast Reconstr Surg 127(2): 768, February 2011.
  38. Elliott RM, Weinstein GS, Low DW, Wu LC: Reconstruction of complex total parotidectomy defects using the free anterolateral thigh flap. Ann Plast Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (eds.). 66(5): 429, May 2011.
  39. Jandali S, Diluna ML, Storm PB, Low DW: Use of the vascularized free fibula graft with an arteriovenous loop for fusion of cervical and thoracic spinal defects in previously irradiated pediatric patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 127(5): 1932, May 2011 Notes: includes illustrations by DWLow.
  40. McLaughlin EJ, Heuer GG, Whitmore RG, Birknes JK, Belasco J, Sterman D, Low DW, Storm PB: Treatment of a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor and its complications through a multidisciplinary approach. J Neurosurg Pediatr 7(5): 543, May 2011 Notes: 21529197.
  41. Jandali S, Nelson JA, Sonnad SS, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Breast reconstruction with free tissue transfer from the abdomen in the morbidly obese. Plast Reconstr Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 127(5): 2206, June 2011.
  42. 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. Plast Reconstr Surg. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 128(4): 835, October 2011.
  43. Ballah D, Cahill AM, Fontalva L, Yan A, Treat J, Low D, Epelman M: Vascular Anomalies: What they are, how to diagnose them, and how to treat them. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol Page: 233-247, November/December 2011.
  44. Choo H, Maguire M, Low DW: Modified technique of presurgical infant maxillary orthopedics for complete bilateral cleft lip and palate. Plast Reconstr Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 129(1): 244, January 2012.
  45. Choo H, Maguire M, Low DW: Modified technique of presurgical infant maxillary orthopedics for complete unilateral cleft lip and palate. Plast Reconstr Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 129(1): 249, January 2012.
  46. Nelson JA, Kim EM, Eftakhari K, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Late venous thrombosis in free flap breast reconsturction: Strategies for salvage after this real entity. Plast Reconstr Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 129(1): 8e, January 2012.
  47. Wang TY. Serletti JM, Kolasinski S, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC: A review of 32 free flaps in patients with collagen vascular disorders. Plast Reconstr Surg 129(3): 421e, March 2012.
  48. Jackson OJ, Low DW, LaRossa D: Conjoined twin separation: Lessons learned. Plast Reconstr Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 129(4): 956, April 2012 Notes: includes illustrations by David W. Low, MD.
  49. Fischer JP, Nelson JA, Rohrbach JI, Wu LC, Woo EY, Kovach SJ, Low DW, Serletti JM, Kanchwala S: Prophylactic muscle flaps in vascular surgery: The Penn groin assessment scale. Plast Reconstr Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 129(6): 940e, June 2012.
  50. 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. Ann Plast Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 69(4): 371-375, October 2012 Notes: includes a medical illustration by DW Low.
  51. Fischer JP, Sieber B, Nelson JA, Kovach SJ, Taylor JA, Serletti JM, Wu LC, Kanchwala S, Bartlett SP, Low D: A 15-year Experience of Complex ScalpReconstruction Using Free Tissue Transfer-Analysisof Risk Factors for Complications J Reconstr Microsurg. Thieme Medical Publisher, Inc, Page: online publication, 2012.
  52. Sing AC, Webb JL, Low DW, Chen AE: Pulmonary emboli associated with isolated lower-extremity venous malformation. Pediatr Emer Care  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 29(3): 371-373, March 2013.
  53. Goldstein JA, Paliga JT, Wink JD, Low DW, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: A craniometric analysis of posterior cranial vault distraction osteogenesis. Plast Reconstr Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 131(6): 1367-1375, June 2013 Notes: includes an illustration by DWLow.
Research Publications, peer-reviewed reviews
  1. Katz MG, Swain JD, Low DW, White JD, Stedman HH, Bridges CR: Cardiac gene therapy review. Hum Gene Ther Nov 2009 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  2. Jandali S, Low DW: 2010 Oct;65(4):437-42.From surgery to pharmacology to gene therapy: the past, present, and future of hair restoration. Ann Plast Surg 65(4): 437-42, October 2010.
  3. Ullery BW, Wang GJ, Low D, Cheung AT: Neurological complications of thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. Sage, 15(4): 123, December 2011.
Contributions to peer-reviewed clinical research publications, participation cited but not by authorship:
  1. Potter H, Dressler D: On the mechanism of genetic recombination: Electron microscopic observation of recombination intermediates. Proc Nat Acad Sci 73(9): 3000-3004, 1976 Notes: illustrations by DWLow.
  2. Potter H, Dressler D: On the mechanism of genetic recombination: The maturation of recombination intermediates. Proc Nat Acad Sci 74(10): 4168-4172, 1977 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  3. Rombeau JL, Twomey PL, McLean HK, Forlaw L, Del Rio D, Caldwell MD: Experience with a new gastrostomy-jejunostomy feeding tube. Surgery 93(4): 574-578, 1983 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  4. Hartford CE: Near-total gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Arch Surg 199(3): 282-286, 1984 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  5. Acker MA, Hammond RL, Mannion JD, Salmons S, Stephenson LW: An autologous biologic pump motor. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 92: 733-746, 1986 Notes: Illustrated by DWLow.
  6. Barot LR, Caplan HS: Early surgical intervention in Apert's syndactyly. Plast Reconstr Surg 77(2): 282-285, 1986 Notes: Illustrated by DWLow.
  7. Acker MA, Anderson WA, Hammond RL, Chin AJ, Buchanan JW, Morse CC, Kelly AM, Stephenson LW: Skeletal muscle ventricles in circulation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 94: 163-174, 1987 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  8. Barbot DJ, Rosato EF: Experience with esophagogastric devascularization. Surg 101(6): 912-922, 1987 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  9. DWLow: Cover illustration. J Applied Physio 62(5): Front page, 1987 Notes: Illustration by DWLow.Orland SM, Snyder HM, Duckett JW: The dorsal lumbotomy incision in pediatric urologic surgery. J Urol 138: 963-967, 1987 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  10. Orland SM, Snyder HM, Duckett JW: The dorsal lumbotomy incision in pediatric urologic surgery. J Urol 138: 963-967, 1987 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  11. Pigott JD, Chin AJ, Weinberg PM, Wagner HR, Norwood WI: Transposition of the great arteries with aortic arch obstruction. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 94: 82-86, 1987 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  12. Pigott JD, Murphy JD, Barber G, Norwood WI: Palliative reconstructive surgery for hypoplasic left heart syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg 45: 122-128, 1988 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  13. Ziegler MM, Ross AJ, Bishop HC: Total intestinal aganglionosis: a new technique for prolonged survival. Ann Thorac Surg 45: 82-83, 1988 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow
  14. Randall P: The short lip deformity after triangular flap repair: a lengthening technique (discussion). Plast Reconstr Surg 84(13): 519, 1989 Notes: Illustration by DWLow
  15. Dafoe DC, Naji A, Perloff LJ, Barker CF: Pancreatic and islet cell autotransplantation. Hepato-gastroenterol 37: 307-315, 1990 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  16. Salmon S, Jarvis JC: Cadiomyoplasty: the basic issues. Card Chronicle 4(2): 1-7, 1990 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  17. Whitaker LA: Aesthetic augmentation of the posterior mandible. Plast Reconstr Surg 87(2): 268-275, 1991 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  18. Bartlett SP, Grossman R, Whitaker LA: Age related changes of the craniofacial skeleton and anthropometric and histologic analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg 90(4): 592-600, 1992 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  19. Norwood WI, Jacobs ML, Murphy JD: Fontan procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg 54: 1025-1030, 1992 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  20. Savage EB, Downing SW, Ratcliffe MB, Fallert M, Gupta KB, Tyson GS, Bogen DK, Edmunds LH: Repair of left ventricular aneurysm. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 104(3): 752-762, 1992 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  21. Bartlett SP, Lin KY, Grossman R, Katowitz J: The surgical management of orbitofacial dermoids in the pediatric patient. Plast Reconstr Surg 91(7): 1208-1215, 1993 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  22. Norwood WI, Jacobs ML: Fontan's procedure in two stages. Am J Surg 166: 548-551, 1993 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  23. Duhaime AC, Gennarelli LM, Yachnis A: Acute subdural hematoma: Is the blood itself toxic? J Neurotrauma 11(6): 669-678, 1994 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  24. Jacobs MI, Norwood WI: Fontan operation: influence of modifications on morbidity and mortality. Ann Thorac Surg 58: 945-952, 1994 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  25. Mora GA, Pizarro C, Jacobs Ml, Norwood WI: Experimental model of single ventricle: Influence of carbon dioxide on pulmonary vascular dynamics. Circulation 90(5, part 2): 43-46, 1994 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  26. Tzarnas CD, Raezer DM, Castillo OA: A unique fasciocutaneous flap for posterior urethral repair. Urology 43(3): 379-381, 1994 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  27. Carpenter JP, Weinmann EE: Autologous bifurcated vein graft for vascular reconstructions. J Am Coll Surg 181(1): 84-84, 1995 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  28. Gorman RC, McCaughn JS, Ratcliffe MB, Gupta KB, Streicher JT, Ferrari VA, St.John-Sutton MG, Bogen DK, Edmunds LH: Pathogenesis of acute ischemic mitral regurgitation in three dimensions. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 109(4): 684-693, 1995 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  29. Havlik RJ, Sutton LN, Bartlett SP: Growing skull fractures and their craniofacial equivalents. J Craniofacial Surg 6(2): 103-110, 1995 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  30. Jacobs ML, Chin AJ, Rychik J, Steven JM, Nicholson SC, Murphy JD, Norwood WI: Interrupted aortic arch: impact of subaortic stenosis on management and outcome. Circulation 92(9 supplement): II 128-131, 1995 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  31. Polidori DJ, Lankford EB, Plappert T, Ferrari VA, Sutton MS, Kass DA, Acker MA: Acute systolic and diastolic indices of left ventricular function after cardiomyoplasty in a chronic model of heart failure. ASAIO J 41(3): M484-489, 1995 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  32. Gorman JH, Gupta KB, Streicher JT, Gorman RC, Jackson BM, Ratcliffe MB, Bogen DK, Edmunds LH: Dynamic three-dimensional imaging of the mitral valve and left ventricle by rapid sonomicrometry array localization. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 112: 712-726, 1996 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  33. Glat PM, Jelks GW, Jelks EB, Wood M, Gadangi P, Longaker MT: Evolution of the lateral canthoplasty: techniques and indications. Plast Reconstr Surg 100(6): 1396-1404, 1997 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  34. Jelks GW, Glat PM, Jelks EB, Longaker MT: The inferior retinacular lateral canthoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg 100(5), 1262-1270 1997 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  35. Bailey PM, Tzarnas CD: The sternalis muscle: a normal finding encountered during breast surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg 103: 1189-1190, 1999 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  36. Greelish JP, Su LT, Lankford EB, Burkman JM, Chen H, Konig SK, Mercier IM, Desjardins PR, Mitchell MA, Zheng XG, Leferovich J, Gao GP, Balice-Gordon RJ, Wilson JM, Stedman HH: Stable restoration of the sarcoglycan complex in dystrophic muscle perfused with histamine and a recombinant adeno-associated viral vector. Nature Med 5(4): 439-443, 1999 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  37. Guerry D: Melanoma in women. The Female Patient 24(3): 43-48, 1999 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  38. Havlik RJ, Azurin DJ, Bartlett SP, Whitaker LA: Analysis and treatment of severe trigonocephaly. Plast Reconstr Surg 103(2): 381-390, 1999 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  39. Reedy BK, Pan F, Kim WS, Bartlett SP: The direct effect of intraorbital pressure on orbital growth in the anophthalmic pig. Plast Reconstr Surg 104: 713-718, 1999 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  40. Reedy BK, Pan F, Kim WS, Gannon FH, Krasinskas A, Bartlett SP: Properties of crystalline hydroxyapatite and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane in the immature craniofacial skeleton. Plast Reconstr Surg 103(1): 20-33, 1999 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  41. Tzarnas CD: Simple sutureless skin graft fixation. Am Surg 65(1): 86-87, 1999 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  42. Godek CP, Weinzwieg J, Bartlett SP: Lip reconstruction following Mohs surgery: the role for composite resection and primary closure. Plast Reconstr Surg 106(4): 798-804, 2000 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  43. Randall P, LaRossa D, McWilliams BJ, Cohen M, Solot C, Jawal AF: Palatal length in cleft palate as a predictor of speech outcome. Plast Reconstr Surg 106(4): 1254-1259, 2000 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  44. Jelks GW, Glat PM, Jelks EB, Longaker MT: Medial canthal reconstruction using a medially based upper eyelid myocutaneous flap. Plast Reconstr Surg 110(7): 1636-1643, 2002 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  45. Weinzweig J, Baker SB, Whitaker LA, Sutton LN, Bartlett SP: Delayed cranial vault reconstruction for sagittal synostosis in older children: an algorithm for tailoring the reconstructive approach to the craniofacial deformity. Plast Reconstr Surg 110(2): 397-408, 2002 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  46. Singh DJ, Bartlett SP: Aesthetic and functional considerations for alar defects. Facial Plast Surg 19(1): 19-27, 2003 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  47. Hosalkar HS, Dormans JP: Limb sparing surgery for pediatric musculoskeletal tumors. Pediatr Blood Ca 42: 295-310, 2004 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  48. Losee JE, Kirschner RE, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP: Congenital nasal anomalies: a classification. Plast Reconstr Surg 111(2): 676-689, 2004 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  49. Rychik J, Ayres N, Cunco B, Gotteiner N, Hornberger L, Spevak PJ, Van Der Veld M: American Society of Echocardkography fuidelines and standards for the performance of the fetal echocardiogram. J Am Soc Echocard 17(7): 803-810, 2004 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  50. 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. Plast Reconstr Surg 116: 1223-1232, 2005 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  51. Holt DE, Cole SG, Anderson RB, Miscelis RR, Bridges CR: The canine right caudal and accessory lobe pulmonary veins: revised anatomical description, clinical relevance, and embryological implications. Anat Histol Embryol 34: 273-275, 2005 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  52. Noone RB: Suture suspension malarplasty with SMAS plication and modified SMASectomy: a simplified approach to midface lifting. Plast Reconstr Surg 117: 792-803, 2006 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  53. Tzarnas CD: A simple device to reliably facilitate "stripping" of a closed-suction drainage tube. Plast Reconstr Surg 117(6): 2113-2114, 2006 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  54. Birgeld CB, Whitaker LA: Rejuvenation of the glabella by corrugator excision and volume replacement. Aesth Surg 2007 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  55. Chen EH, Gilardino MS, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP: Evaluation of the safety of posterior cranial vault reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 123: 995-1001, 2009 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  56. Jandali S, Bucky LP: A simplified technique for the management of fat necrosis in autologous breast reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg, an international journal of surgical reconstruction. Elsevier, 64: 831, 2011 Notes: illustration by David W. Low, MD.
  57. Taylor JA, Whitaker LA: Soft-tissue refinements in the treatment of unicoronal craniosynostosis: the rotational forehead flap. Plast Reconstr Surg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 130(2): 416-418, August 2012 Notes: illustration by David W. Low, MD.
  58. Laje P, Stanley CA, Palladino AA, Becker SA, Adzick, NS: Pancreatic head resection and Roux-en-Y pancreaticojejunostomy for the treatment of the focal form of congenital hyperinsulinism. J Pediatr Surg.  (eds.). Elsevier, 47: 130-135, 2012 Notes: Illustration by David W. Low, MD.
Research Publications, non-peer reviewed
  1. Low DW: cover illustration. Harvard Medical Bulletin. Harvard Medical School (eds.). 52(1): cover, 1977 Notes: illustration by DWLow.
  2. Dougherty JE, Rossi MA, Nino AF, Low HBC, Schweizer RT: Heart transplantation. 1985 Perspective Conn Med 49(6): 345-349, 1985 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  3. Rodzwic D, Donnard J: The use of myocutaneous flaps in reconstructive surgery for head and neck cancer: guidelines for nursing care. Onc Nurs Forum 13(3): 29-35, 1986 Notes: Illustrated by DWLow.
  4. Dienno ME: Esophageal atresia. Assoc Operating Room Nurses J 45(6): 1356-1367, 1987 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  5. O'Neill JA: Choledochal cyst. Curr Prob Surg XXIX(6), June 1992 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  6. Kato NS, Buckberg GD: New intraoperative cardioprotective strategies for myocardial protection. Curr Opin Card 7: 959-967, 1992 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  7. Low DW: Hemangiomas and vascular malformations. Semin Ped Surg 3(2): 40-61, 1994.
  8. Markmann JF, Barker CF: Basic and clinical considerations in the use of xenografts. Curr Probl Surg 31(5): 387-460, 1994 Notes: cover illustration by DWLow.
  9. Golden MA, Quinn JJ, Partington MT: Leech therapy in digital replantation. Assoc Operating Room Nurses J 62(3): 364-375, 1995 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  10. Randall P: Lip adhesion. Op Technique Plast Surg 2(3): 164-166, 1995 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
Abstracts (Last 3 years)
  1. Elliott RM, Weinstein GS, Low DW, Wu LC: Reconstruction of complex total parotidectomy defects using the free anterolateral thigh flap and adjacent nerve and fascia grafts. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, 27th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC October 2010.
  2. Jandali S, Low DW: Use of the vascularized free fibula graft with an arteriovenous loop for fusion of cervical and thoracic spinal defects in a pediatric population. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, 27th annual meeting, Washington, DC October 2010.
  3. Nijs E, Rabinowitz D, Thompson L, Low, D, Cahill AM: Percutaneous sclerotherapy in neonatal and infant head and neck lymphatic malformations: a single centre experience. Poster, ISSVA ( Int Soc Study of Vascualr Anomalies) annual meeting 2010.
  4. 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. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico January 2011.
  5. Wang TY, Serletti JM, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC: Free tissue transfer in the hypercoagulable patient: a review of 29 free flaps. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, annual meeting, Cancun, Mexico January 2011.
  6. Crerand CE, Kirschner RE, Taglienti T, Magee L, Jackson O, Low D: Prenatal diagnosis of cleft lip/palate: a comparison of fathers' and mothers' psychological distress. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 68th Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico April 2011 Notes: Poster presentation
  7. Steinbacher DM, McGrath J, Low D: Is nasal mucoperiosteal closure necessary in cleft palate repairs? American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 68th annual meeting, Puerto Rico April 8 2011.
  8. Sieber B, Nelson J, Bartlett SP, Kanchwala KK, Wu LC, Low DW: A 15-year experience with complex scalp reconstruction using free tissue transfer: Analysis of risk factors for complications"  presented at the Robert Ivy Society annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA by Sieber March 2012.
  9. Fischer JP, Mirzabeigi MN, Nelson JA, Woo EY, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Low DW, Serletti JM, Kanchwala S: An evidenced-based approach to complex groin wounds: Optimizing flap selection in salvage and prophylactic muscle flaps  Presented at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting,  San Francisco April 2012.
  10. Stransky CA, Jackson O, Basta M, Desai N, Solot C, Cohen M, Kirschner R, Low DW, Randall P, LaRossa D: Thirty year experience with the modified Furlow cleft palate repair. Presented at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting, San Francisco April 2012.
  11. Cleveland EC, Fischer JP, Nelson JA, Sieber B, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Optimizing the fascial closure; An analysis of 1,261 abdominally-based reconstructions. Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting, Boston, MA September 2012.
  12. Nelson JA, Grover R, Fischer JP, Kovach SJ, Kanchwala S, Low DW, Serletti JM, Wu LC: Interpositional vein grafts in microsurgery: A useful tool or a flail attempt? presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting, Boston, MA September 2012.
  13. Sieber B, Fischer JP, Nelson JA, Kovach SJ, Bartlett SP, Serletti JM, Taylor JA, Kanchwala S, Low DW: A 15 year experience with complex scalp reconstruction using free tissue transfer: Analysis of risk factors for complications. presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting, Boston MA September 2012.
  14. Shay P, Goldstein J, Wink J, Paliga JT, LaRossa D, Low DW, Taylor J, Jackson O: International adoptees with cleft: Lessons learned from a growing population. Presented at the 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Orlando, FL May 2013.
  15. Stransky C, Jackson O, Basta M, Desai N, Solot CB, Cohen M, Kirschner R, Randall P, Low DW, LaRossa D: Thirty year experience with the modified Furlow cleft palate repair. Presented at the 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Orlando, FL May 2013.
  16. Wang TY, Stransky C, Serletti J, Low D, Wu L: Free tissue transfer in previously failed flap patients: Is the second or third time the charm. Presented at the Am Soc for Reconstruct Microsurg Annual Meeting, January 13, 2013, Naples, FL 2013.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports (print or other media)
  1. Rombeau Jl, Barot LR, Low DW, Twomey PL: Feeding by tube enterostomy. Enteral and Tube Feeding. Rombeau JL, Caldwell MD (eds.). WB Saunders, Page: 275-291, 1984 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  2. Edmunds LH, Wagner HR: Congenital anomalies of the mitral valve. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Arciniegas E (ed) (eds.). Yearbook Medical Publishers, Chicago, Page: 325-336, 1985 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  3. Whitman GJR, Harken AH: Nuclear magnetic resonance and cardiovascular surgery. Surg Clin N Am  65(3): 497-508, 1985 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  4. Barker CF, Naji A: Renal transplantation. Textbook of Surgery. Sabiston DC (eds.). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Page: 407-429, 1986 Notes: Illustrated by DWLow.
  5. Barker CF, Naji A: Pancreatic and islet cell transplantation. Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas. Howard J, Jordan G, Reber H (eds.). Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia, Page: 912-922, 1987 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  6. O'Neill JA: Congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Surgery of the Stomach, Duodenum, and Small Intestine. Scott HW, Sawyers JL (eds.). Yearbook Med Publishers, Chicago, Page: Chapter 15, 1987 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  7. Osterman Al, Moskow L, Low DW: Soft tissue injuries of the hand and wrist in racquet sports. Clinics Sport Med 7(2): 329-348, 1988 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  8. Randall P: Lip adhesion for wide unilateral and bilateral clefts of the lip. Multidisciplinary Management of Cleft Lip and Palate. Bardach J (eds.). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Page: Chapter 21, 1990 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  9. Barker CF, Naji A, DaFoe DC, Perloff LJ: Renal Transplantation. Textbook of Surgery. Sabiston DC (eds.). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1991 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  10. Bartlett SP, Wornom I, Whitaker LA: Evaluation of facial skeletal aesthetics and surgical planning. Clinics Plast Surg 18(1): 1-9, 1991 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  11. Fearon JA, Bartlett SP, Whitaker LA: The skeletal treatment of orbital hypertelorism. Neurosurg Clinics 1991 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  12. Quinn PD: Total lower face rejuvenation. Clinics Plast Surg 18(1): 171-181, 1991 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  13. Taylor LA, Ross AJ: Abdominal masses. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease. Walker AW, Devrie PR, Hamilton JR (eds.). BC Decker, 1991 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  14. Whitaker LA: Temporal and malar-zygomatic reduction and augmentation. Clinics Plast Surg 18(1): 55-64, 1991 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  15. Bartlett SP, DeLozier JB: Controversies in the management of pediatric facial fractures. Clinics Plast Surg 19(1): 245-258, 1992 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  16. Low DW: Cutaneous malignancies of the face and scalp. Atlas of Surgical Oncology. Daly JM, Cady B (eds) and Low DW (art editor) (eds.). Mosby, St Louis, Page: 91-103, 1993 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  17. Jacobs ML: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Kaiser LR, Kron IL, Spray TL (eds.). Little Brown Co, Boston, Page: Chapter 86, 1996 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  18. Low DW: Invited discussion. In Pitanguy I, Machardo BHB, Radwanski HN, Amorim NFG: Surgical treatment of hemangiomas of the nose. Ann Plast Surg 36: 586-592, 1996.
  19. Low DW: Commentary, single hair bearing transposition flaps. Dermatol Surg 22: 363, 1996.
  20. Bucky LP, Bartlett SP, Whitaker LA: Avoiding pitfalls and managing complications of aesthetic contouring of the craniofacial skeleton. Clin Plast Surg 24(3): 613-622, 1997 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  21. Carman-Dillon CA, Low DW: Cleft lip and palate. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Schwartz MW (eds.). Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Page: 226-227, 1997.
  22. Gorman RC, Low DW, Rosato EF: Total proctocolectomy for inflammatory bowel disease. Mastery of Surgery. Nyhus LM, Baker RJ, Fischer JE (eds.). Little Brown Company, Boston, Page: 1481-1489, 1997 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  23. Dormans JP: Limb-salvage surgery sersus amputation for children with extremity sarcomas. The Child with a Limb Deficiency. Herring JA, Birch (eds.). Am ACad Orth Surgeons, Rosement, Ill, Page: 289-303, 1998 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  24. LaRossa D, Low DW: Postoperative complications of wounds and skin necrosis. Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Lotke PA, Garino JE (eds.). Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, Page: 447-459, 1999.
  25. Golden A, Low DW: Plastic Surgery. Patient Care During Operative and Invasive Procedures. Phippen ML, Wells MP (eds.). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Page: 405-417, 2000 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  26. Low DW: Major tissue flaps. The Intensive Care Unit Manual. Lanken PN, Hanson C W, Manaker S (eds.). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Page: 1007-1015, 2001.
  27. Low DW: Plastic surgical considerations in pediatric dermatologic abnormalities. Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery. Katowitz JA (eds.). Springer-Verlag, New York, Page: 97-116, 2002.
  28. Kirschner RE, Carman-Dillon CA, Low DW: Cleft lip and palate. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Schwartz MW (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Page: 252-253, 2003.
  29. LaRossa D, Jackson OH, Kirschner RE, Low DW, Solot CB, Cohen MA, Mayro R, Want P, Minugh-Purvis N, Randall P: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia modification of the Furlow double-opposing Z-palatoplasty: Long-term speech and growth results. Clin Plast Surg 31(2): 243-249, 2004 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  30. Low DW: Lasers in plastic surgery. Grabb and Smith's Plastic Surgery, 6th edition. Thorne CH (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Page: 169-176, 2007.
  31. Carman-Dillon CA, Low DW: Cleft lip and palate. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 5th edition. Schwartz MW (eds.). Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Page: 190-191, 2008.
  32. Low DW: Invited discussion: on the efficacy of spot removers for port wine stains. Ann Plast Surg 60(4): 431-432, 2008.
  33. Kirschner RE, Kaye AE: Pierre Robin sequence. Comprehensive Cleft Care. Losee JE, Kirschner RE (eds.). McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, Page: 791-802, 2009 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  34. LaRossa D, Kirschner RE, Low DW: The Children's Hospital modification of the Furlow double-opposing Z-palatoplasty. Comprehensive Cleft Care. Losee JE, Kirschner RE (eds.). McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, Page: 391-397, 2009 Notes: Includes illustrations by DWLow.
  35. Low DW: Management of hemangiomas and vascular malformations. Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, 2nd edition (in press). Mattei P (eds.). Springer, New York, 2010.
  36. Low DW: Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations. Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. Mattei P (eds.). Springer, New York, Page: 819-828, 2011.
  37. Low DW, Agag RL: Hemangiomas. Current Reconstructive Surgery. Serletti JM, Taub PJ, Wu LC, Slutsky DJ (eds) (eds.). McGraw Hill Medical (New York), Page: 91-100, 2013.
  38. Low DW, Jespersen MR: Vascular Malformations. Current Reconstructive Surgery. Serletti JM, Taub PJ, Wu LC, Slutsky DJ (eds) (eds.). McGraw Hill Medical (New York), Page: 79-89, 2013.
Books
  1. Rombeau JL, Caldwell MD (eds): Internal and Tube Feeding. textbook. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1984 Notes: Illustrated by DWLow.
  2. Rombeau JL, Caldwell MD (eds): Parenteral Nutrition. textbook. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1986 Notes: Illustrated by DWLow.
  3. Edmunds LH, Norwood WI, Low DW: Atlas of Cardiothoracic Surgery. surgical atlas. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, 1990 Notes: Illustrated by DWLow.
  4. Muravchick S: The Anesthetic Plan - Physiologic Principles and Clinical Strategies. textbook of anesthesia. Yearbook Publishers, Chicago, 1991 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.
  5. Noone RB: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast. plastic surgery textbook. BC Decker, Philadelphia, 1991 Notes: Illustrated by DWLow.
  6. Daly JM, Cady B (eds) and Low DW (art editor): Atlas of Surgical Oncology. surgical atlas. Mosby, St Louis, 1993 Notes: includes illustrations by DWLow.
  7. Schultz AH, Fogel MA: History and Physical Exam. Ventricular Function and Blood Flow in Congenital Heart Disease, Second edition. Fogel MA (eds.). Futura Publishing Co, Mt Kisko, NY, Page: 55-76, 2005 Notes: Illustrations by DWLow.

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