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Liza C. Wu, 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: Emily Cubbage
Administrative Telephone:215-662-7300 Administrative Fax:215-615-3397

Clinical Offices:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Center for Human Appearance
Suite 1-150E
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient Appointments: 215-662-7300

Contact Information (internal use only)

liza.wu@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Liza C. Wu an Associate Professor and a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. For her undergraduate studies, she graduated from Stanford University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Sciences, and for medical school, she attended University of Chicago and earned her Medical Doctorate, both with honors. She was one of the first residents to enter and complete a combined general surgery and plastic surgery residency at University of Chicago Hospitals. To complete her training, she did a fellowship in cancer reconstruction at the prestigious University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Wu’s practice encompasses both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Her aesthetic focus is rejuvenation of the face, breasts, and torso. She performs surgery of the periorbita, midface, face, neck, breasts, and abdomen. Her reconstructive practice consists primarily of cancer reconstruction of the head and neck, breast, trunk, and extremities. She is trained in reconstructive microsurgery and performs the most sophisticated flaps and procedures for restoring what cancer has destroyed. Her armamentarium includes the SIEA, DIEP, MS-TRAM flaps for breast reconstruction and soft tissue or bony flaps for head and neck, trunk, and extremity reconstruction.

Dr. Wu’s research goals aim to improve the current operative techniques used in breast reconstruction. She is an innovator of new techniques that have proven to decrease potential complications and improve the aesthetic outcomes. She has shown the utility and versatility of the vastas lateralis muscle flap in extremity and head and neck reconstruction. She is also interested in the current trends in breast reconstruction and the impact of gene testing on a woman’s decision to undergo mastectomy and reconstruction.

Dr. Wu has presented at the Life After Breast Cancer conference, Body Contouring conference, Penn Surgery Update conference, as well as national and international conferences throughout the region, country, and world. She is a physician who strives to provide for her patients the most innovative and safest procedures and operations, and has emerged as a new leader in the world of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

 
Faculty Appointments
2013 - present Associate Professor of Surgery at HUP
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2006 - 2013 Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2005 - 2006 Clinical Specialist, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas, Houston, Texas
 
2006- present Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2006 - present Active Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2006 - present Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2006 - present Active Surgeon, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2006 - 2011 Co-Director 200 Clerkship, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems
Division of Plastic Surgery
   
2007 - present Director Clinical Research Program, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems
Division of Plastic Surgery
   
2008 - present Active Surgeon, Lankenau Hospital
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
   
2008 - present Director Microsurgery Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems
Division of Plastic Surgery
 
Education/Training
1991 - 1993 Undergraduate Studies
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
 
1993 - 1995 B.A.S. Stanford University
Stanford, California (with honors)
 
1995 - 1999 M.D. University of Chicago/Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois (with honors)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1999 - 2003 General Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Ilinois
 
2003 - 2005 Plastic Surgery Resident
Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Ilinois
 
2005 - 2006 Plastic Surgery Fellow and Clinical Specialist
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas
Houston, Texas
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2003 - present American College of Surgeons (Candidate Member)
 
2003 - present American Society of Plastic Surgery (Candidate Member)
 
2004 - present American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (Candidate Member)
   
2009 - present Young Microsurgeon Group,ASRM
   
2010 - present American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, ACAPS
   
2011 - present Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
   
2012 - present World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
 
Local/Regional Societies
2008 - present Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery
   
2009 - present Ivy Society
 
Research
 
Dr. Wu’s research goals aim to improve the current operative techniques used in breast reconstruction. She is an innovator of new techniques that have proven to decrease potential complications and improve the aesthetic outcomes. She has shown the utility and versatility of the vastas lateralis muscle flap in extremity and head and neck reconstruction. She is also interested in the current trends in breast reconstruction and the impact of gene testing on a woman’s decision to undergo mastectomy and reconstruction.
 
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media)
  1. Song DH, Wu LC, Lohman RF, Gottlieb LJ, Franczyk M.  : Vacuum assisted closure for the treatment of sternal wounds: the bridge between debridement and definitive closure. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 111(1): 92-7, Jan 2003.
  2. Wu LC, Renucci JD, Song DH: Rigid-plate fixation for the treatment of sternal nonunion. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 128(4): 623-4, Oct 2004.
  3. Walton RL, Beahm EK, Wu, LC: Lipogenesis in a vascularized construct.   Microsurgery  24(5): 378, 2004.
  4. Wu LC, Song DH: The rectus abdominis musculoperitoneal flap for the immediate reconstruction of partial vaginal defects.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  115(2): 559-62, February 2005.
  5. Walton RL, Wu LC, Beahm EK.  : A through and through irrigation system for salvage of cartilage grafts in a secondary rhinoplasty complicated by infection.  Annals of Plastic Surgery  54(4): 445-50, Apr 2005.
  6. Walton, Robert L.  Wu, Liza C.  Beahm, Elisabeth K.: Salvage of infected cartilage grafts for nasal reconstruction with a through-and-through irrigation system. Annals of Plastic Surgery 54(4): 445-9, Apr 2005.
  7. Agarwal JP, Olgilvie M, Wu LC, Lohman RF, Gottlieb LJ, Franczyk M, Song DH: Vacuum-assisted closure for sternal wounds: a first-line therapeutic management approach. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 116(4): 1035-40; discussion 1041-3, Sep 15 2005.
  8. Wu LC, Gottlieb LJ: Glabrous dermal grafting: a 12-year experience with the functional and aesthetic restoration of palmar and plantar skin defects. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 116(6): 1679-85, Nov 2005.
  9. Wu LC, Djohan RS, Liu TS, Chao AH, Lohman RF, Song DH: Proximal vascular pedicle preservation for sartorius muscle flap transposition. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 117(1): 253-9, Jan 2006.
  10. Wu LC, Iteld L, Song DH: Supercharging the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap: breast reconstruction for the overweight and obese population. Annals of Plastic Surgery 60(6): 609-13, Jun 2008.
  11. Selber, Jesse C.; Samra, Fares; Bristol, Mirar; Sonnad, Seema S.; Vega, Stephen; Wu, Liza; Serletti, Joseph M.: A Head-to-Head Comparison between the Muscle-Sparing Free TRAM and the SIEA Flaps: Is the Rate of Flap Loss Worth the Gain in Abdominal Wall Function? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 122(2): 348-355, August 2008.
  12. Wu, Liza C.  Bajaj, Anureet.  Chang, David W.  Chevray, Pierre M.: Comparison of donor-site morbidity of SIEA, DIEP, and muscle-sparing TRAM flaps for breast reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 122(3): 702-9, Sep 2008.
  13. Selber JC. Bergey M. Sonnad SS. Kovach S. Wu L. Serletti JM.: Free flap breast reconstruction in advanced age: is it safe. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 124(4): 1015-22, October 2009.
  14. Selber JC. Nelson JA. Ashana AO. Bergey MR. Bristol MN. Sonnad SS. Serletti JM. Wu LC.: Breast cancer screening prior to cosmetic breast surgery: ASPS members' Adherence to American Cancer Society Guidelines.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  124(5): 1375-85, November 2009.
  15. Nelson J, Wu LC: The vastas lateralis muscle flap: an alternative soft tissue flap in head and neck reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery  64(1): 28-30, January 2010.
  16. Jandali S. Wu LC. Vega SJ. Kovach SJ. Serletti JM. : 1000 consecutive venous anastomoses using the microvascular anastomotic coupler in breast reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  125(3): 792-8, March 2010.
  17. Nelson JA. Kim EM. Serletti JM. Wu LC.: A Novel Technique for lower extremity limb salvage: The vastas lateralis muscle flap with concurrent use of vacuum assisted closure device. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 26(7): 427-31, September 2010.
  18. Jandali S. Nelson JA. Wu LC. Serletti JM.: Free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap for breast reconstruction in patients with prior abdominal contouring procedures. Annals of Plastic Surgery 26(9): 607-14, November 2010.
  19. Nelson JA. Guo Y. Sonnad SS. Low DW. Kovach SJ 3rd. Wu LC. Serletti JM.: A Comparison between DIEP and muscle-sparing free TRAM flaps in breast reconstruction: a single surgeon's recent experience.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 126(5): 1428-35, November 2010.
  20. Fosnot J. Fischer JP. Smartt JM Jr. Low DW. Kovach SJ 3rd. Wu LC. Serletti JM. : Does previous chest wall irradiation increase vascular complications in free autologous breast reconstruction? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 127(2): 496-504, February 2011.
  21. Au A, Wu LC: Case Report: Coumadin induced bilateral breast necrosis. Annals of Plastic Surgery May 27 2011.
  22. Elliot RM, Weinstein GS, Low DW, Wu LC: Reconstruction of Complex Total Parotidecomy Defects Using the Alnterolateral Thigh Flap. Annals of Plastic Surgery 66(5): 429-37, May 2011.
  23. Jandali, Shareef.  Nelson, Jonas A.  Sonnad, Seema S.  Low, David W.  Kovach, Stephen J.  Wu, Liza C.  Serletti, Joseph M.: Breast reconstruction with free tissue transfer from the abdomen in the morbidly obese. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 127(6): 2206-13, Jun 2011.
  24. Fosnot, Joshua.  Jandali, Shareef.  Low, David W.  Kovach, Stephen J 3rd.  Wu, Liza C.  Serletti, Joseph M.: Closer to an understanding of fate: the role of vascular complications in free flap breast reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 128(4): 835-43, Oct 2011.
  25. Nelson JA, Kim EM, Eftakhari K, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM.: Late venous thrombosis in free flap breast reconstruction: strategies for salvage after this real entity. Plast Reconstr Surg 129(1): 8E-15E, Jan  2012.
  26. Wang, Theresa Y.  Serletti, Joseph M.  Cuker, Adam.  McGrath, Jennifer.  Low, David W.  Kovach, Stephen J.  Wu, Liza C.: Free tissue transfer in the hypercoagulable patient: a review of 58 flaps. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 129(2): 443-53, Feb 2012.
  27. Wang, Theresa Y.  Serletti, Joseph M.  Kolasinski, Sharon.  Low, David W.  Kovach, Stephen J.  Wu, Liza C.: A review of 32 free flaps in patients with collagen vascular disorders. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 129(3): 421e-427e, Mar 2012.
  28. Fischer, John P.  Nelson, Jonas A.  Mirzabeigi, Michael N.  Wang, Grace J.  Foley, Paul J 3rd.  Wu, Liza C.  Woo, Edward Y.  Kanchwala, Suhail.: Prophylactic muscle flaps in vascular surgery. Journal of Vascular Surgery 55(4): 1081-6, Apr 2012.
  29. Sbitany, Hani.  Mirzabeigi, Michael N.  Kovach, Stephen J.  Wu, Liza C.  Serletti, Joseph M.: Strategies for recognizing and managing intraoperative venous congestion in abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 129(4): 809-15, Apr 2012.
  30. Fisher et al: Prophylactic Muscle Flaps in Vascular Surgery: The Penn Groin Assessment Scale (PGAS). Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Accepted for publication.
  31. Fisher, et al: Transfusions in autologous breast reconstructions: an analysis of risk factors, complications, and cost. Annals of Plastic Surgery Accepted for publication.
  32. Mirzabeigi, M, et al: An assessment of the risks and benefits of immediate autologous breast reconstruction in patients undergoing post-mastectomy radiation therapy. Annals of Plastic Surgery Accepted for publication.
  33. Nelson,J, Et al: Breast reconstruction in bilateral prophylactic mastectomy patients: factors that influence decision making. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery  Accepted for publication.
  34. Lin I, Serletti JM, Wu LC: Management of the Ptotic or Hypertrophic Breast in Immediate Autologous Breast Reconstruction: A Comparison Between the Wise and Vertical Reduction Patterns for Mastectomy. Annals of Plastic Surgery Accpted for publication.
Research Publications, peer-reviewed reviews
  1. Wu LC, Renucci JD, Song DH: Sternal nonunion: a review of current treatments and a new method of rigid fixation. [Review]  Annals of Plastic Surgery 54(1): 55-8, Jan 2005.
  2. Nelson, JA, Wu, LC: The ethnic divide in breast reconstruction: a review of the current literature and directions for future research. Cancer Treatment Reviews 38(2012): 362-367  May 2012.
  3. Nelson JA, Tchou J, Domchek S, Wu LC. : Breast reconstruction - a historical perspective on development of techniques relative to recent rise in bilateral mastectomy trends. Current Trends in Cancer Therapy Accepted for publication.
Abstracts (Last 3 years)
  1. Jandali S, Wu LC, Kovach S, Serletti JM: 1000 consecutive venous anastomoses using the microvascular anastomotic coupler in breast reconstruction.   AAHS/ASRM/ASPN American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Maui, HI Jan 2009.
  2. Lin I, Serletti JM, Wu LC: An assessment on outcomes and aesthetic comparison between vertical and wise pattern reduction patterns for free flap breast reconstruction.   American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA Mar 2009.
  3. Nelson J, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Comparison of donor site morbidity in DIEP versus MSTRAM flap patients. Ivy Society, Pittsburgh, PA April 2009.
  4. Jandali S, Nelson J, Wu LC, Kovach S, Serletti JM: Free flap breast reconstruction in the morbidly obese. 5th Congress of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, WSRM, Okinawa, Japan Jun 2009.
  5. Nelson J, Serletti JM, Wu LC: The vastas lateralis muscle flap: An ideal muscle flap for soft tissue reconstruction in lower extremity trauma.  5th Congress of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, WSRM, Okinawa, Japan Jun 2009.
  6. Nelson J, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Comparison of donor site morbidity in DIEP versus MSTRAM flap patients.  5th Congress of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, WSRM, Okinawa, Japan  June  2009.
  7. Nelson J, Serletti JM, Wu LC: The vastas lateralis muscle flap: an ideal muscle flap for soft tissue reconstruction in lower extremity trauma. NESPS, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Charlseton, SC October 2009.
  8. Wang t, Serletti JM, Low D, Wu LC: CVD: to flap or not to flap. NESPS, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC October 2009.
  9. Jandali S, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Free Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap for Breast Reconstruction in Patients with Prior Abdominal Contouring Procedures. AAHS/ASRM/ASPN, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL January 2010.
  10. Nelson JA, Gu y, Sonnad SC, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Comparing the DIEP and msTRAM in breast reconstruction: A Single Surgeon's Recent Experience. AAHS/ASRM/ASPN, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL January 2010.
  11. Wang T, Serletti JM, Low D, Wu LC: CVD: to flap or not to flap. AAHS/ASRM/ASPN, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL January 2010.
  12. Smartt J, Serletti JM, Wu LC: Does Post-Operative Radiation Increase Complications or the Need for Revision Surgery in Patients Undergoing Immediate Free Flap Breast Reconstruction? IVY Society, Hershey, PA March  2010.
  13. Wang T, Serletti JM, Low D, Wu LC: Collagen Vascular Disease in Reconstructive Microsurgery: A Review of 32 Free Flaps. 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX March 2010.
  14. Elliot, RM, Weinstein GS, Low, DW, Wu, LC: Reconstruction of complex total parotidectomy defects using the free anterolateral thigh flap with adjacent nerve and fascia grafts. NESPS, 27th Annual Meeting October 2010.
  15. Fosnot, J, Jandali, S, Fisher, JP, Wu, LC, Serletti, JM: Does delayed reconstruction affect lymphedema? Another viewpoint. NESPS 27th Annual Meeting October 2010.
  16. Fosnot, J, Jandali, S, Kovach, SJ, Wu, LC, Serletti, JM: Closer to an Understanding of Fate: The Role of Vascular Complications in Free Flap Breast Reconstruction. NESPS 27th Annual Meeting October 2010.
  17. Medina, ND, Fisher, JP, Fosnot, J, Serletti, JM, Wu, LC, Kovach, SJ: Lower extremity microvascular reconstruction outcomes using an anastomotic venous coupler device. NESPS 27th Annual Meeting October 2010.
  18. Smartt JM, Nelson JA, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Wu LC.  : Does Post-Operative Radiation Increase Complications or the Need for Revision Surgery in Patients Undergoing Immediate Free Flap Breast Reconstruction? Plastic Surgery 2010, ASPS Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada October 2010.
  19. Smartt, JM, Fosnot, J, Medina, ND, Serletti, JM, Wu, LC: Does post-operative radiation increase complications or the need for revision surgery in patients undergoing immediate free flap breast reconstruction?   NESPS 27th Annual Meeting October 2010.
  20. Wang TY, Serletti JM, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC: Free Tissue Transfer in the Hypercoagulable Patient: A review of 29 Free Flaps. The Second World Congress for Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent October 2010.
  21. Wu LC: Revision Surgery After Breast Reconstruction. The Second World Congress for Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent October 2010.
  22. Wu LC: TUG Flap Breast Reconstruction. The Second World Congress for Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent October 2010.
  23. 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. 2011 Annual Meeting American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, ASRM, Cancun Mexico January 2011.
  24. Lerman OZ, Fischer JP, DeGeorge B, FosnotJ, Agag R, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Cost Benefit of Preoperative Imaging in DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction. 2011 Annual Meeting American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, ASRM, Cancun Mexico January 2011.
  25. Wang TY, Serletti JM, Low DW,Kovach SJ, Wu LC: Fre Tissue Transfer in the Hypercoagulable Patient: A Review of 29 Free Flaps. 2011 Annual Meeting American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, ASRM, Cancun Mexico January 2011.
  26. Sbitany H. Mirzabeigi MN, Wu LC, Kovach SJ, Serletti JM: Strategies for recognizing and managing superficial venous system dominance in the congested tram/diep flap.   90th annual meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Boca Raton, FL April 2011.
  27. Wang TY, Serletti JM, Low DW, Kovach SJ, Wu LC: Free Tissue Transfer in Patients with Thrombophilia. 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, AAPS, Boca Raton, FL April 2011.
  28. Mirzabeigi MN, Jandali S, Fischer J, McGrath J, Kovach S, Wu LC, Low DW, Serletti JM, Kanchwala S.  : Optimizing flap choice in the complex groin wound: A review of 150 consecutive cases.  Conjoined Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons, White Sulphur Springs, WV.  June 2011.
  29. Mirzabeigi MN, Smartt J, Fosnot J, Nelson J, Serletti JM, Wu L. : The effect of postoperative radiation in assessing the risks and benefits of immediate bilateral free flap breast reconstruction.  22nd annual meeting of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons, Mykonos, Greece June 2011.
  30. Smartt JM, Nelson JA, Mirzabeigi MN, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Wu LC: Does post-operative radiation increase complications or the need for revision surgery in patients undergoing immediate free flap breast reconstruction?  Conjoined Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons, White Sulphur Springs, WV   June 2011.
  31. Mirzabeigi MN, Smartt J, Fosnot J, Nelson J, Serletti JM, Wu LC: The effect of postoperative radiation in assessing the risks and benefits of immediate bilateral free flap breast reconstruction.   WSRM, Helsinki Finland July 2011.
  32. Sbitany H. Mirzabeigi MN, Wu LC, Kovach SJ, Serletti JM: Strategies for recognizing and managing superficial venous system dominance in the congested tram/diep flap. WSRM, Helsinki Finland July 2011.
  33. Sbitany H. Mirzabeigi MN, Wu LC, Kovach SJ, Serletti JM. : Strategies for recognizing and managing superficial venous system dominance in the congested tram/diep flap.   WSRM, Helsinki, Finland July 2011.
  34. Smartt JM, Nelson JA, Mirzabeigi MN, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Wu LC.  : The effect of postoperative radiation in assessing the risks and benefits of immediate bilateral free flap breast reconstruction.   WSRM, Helsinki, Finland July  2011.
  35. Smartt JM, Nelson JA, Mirzabeigi MN, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Wu LC.  : Does post-operative radiation increase complications or the need for revision surgery in patients undergoing immediate free flap breast reconstruction? Part II - Bilateral Reconstructions.  ASPS Annual Meeting, Denver, CO September 2011.
  36. Jandali S, Fischer J, McGrath J, Kovach S, Wu LC, Low DW, Serletti JM, Kanchwala S. : Optimizing flap choice in the complex groin wound: A review of 175 consecutive cases.  ASPS Annual Meeting, Denver, CO September 2011.
  37. Smartt JM, Nelson JA, Mirzabeigi MN, Fosnot J, Serletti JM, Wu LC.  : Does post-operative radiation increase complications or the need for revision surgery in patients undergoing immediate free flap breast reconstruction? Part II - Bilateral Reconstructions.  ASPS Annual Meeting, Denver,CO September 2011.
  38. John P. Fischer, MD, Jonas A. Nelson, MD, Shareef Jandali, MD, Michael N. Mirzabeigi, MS, Paul Foley, MD, Stephen J. Kovach, MD, Liza C. Wu, MD, Joseph M. Serletti, MD, Suhail Kanchwala, MD.  : Case-control study evaluating prophylactic groin flaps: efficacy, indications, and treatment algorithm. NESPS Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL October 2011.
  39. Michael N. Mirzabeigi, MS, Shareef Jandali, MD, John Fischer, MD, Jennifer McGrath, MD, Stephen J. Kovach, MD, Liza C. Wu, MD, David W. Low, MD, Joseph M. Serletti, MD, Suhail Kanchwala, MD.  : Optimizing Flap Choice in the Complex Groin Wound: A Review of 175 Consecutive Cases. NESPS Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL October 2011.
  40. Michael N. Mirzabeigi, MS, Theresa Wang, MD, Stephen J. Kovach, MD, David W. Low, MD, Jesse A. Taylor, MD, Joseph M. Serletti, MD, Liza C. Wu, MD.  : Free flap take-back following postoperative microvascular compromise: predicting salvage versus failure. NESPS Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL October 2011.
  41. Natoli N, Wu LC: "Vascular Variations of the TUG Flap: Considerations for Breast Reconstruction"  NESPS Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL October 2011.
  42. Theresa Wang, MD, Jennifer McGrath, BS, Brynn Wolff, MD, Brian Czerniecki, MD, Liza C. Wu, MD.: The "Oncoplastic" Movement Among General Breast Surgeons: Will Plastic Surgery Lose the Turf War Over Breast Reconstruction? NESPS Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL October 2011.
  43. Natoli N, Wu LC: Vascular Variations of the TUG Flap in Consideration for Breast Reconstruction. ASRM Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV Jan 2012.
  44. Wang T, McGrath J, Czerniecki B, Wu LC: The "Oncoplastic" Movement Among General Breast Surgeons: Will Plastic Surgery Lose the Turf War Over Breast Reconstruction? ASRM annual Meeting, Las Vegas NV Jan 2012.
  45. Wang T, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Building a Successful High-Volume Free Flap Center: The Penn Experience. ASRM Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV Jan 2012.
  46. John P. Fischer, MD, Brady Sieber, BA, Carrie Stransky, MD, Seema Sonnad, Phd, Stephen J. Kovach, MD, Suhail Kanchwala, MD, Joseph M. Serletti, MD, Liza C. Wu, MD. : Blood Transfusions in Autologous Breast Reconstructions: Risk Factors, Complications, and an Evidence-Based Algorithm. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PLASTIC SURGEONS91st Annual Meeting  April 2012.
  47. John P. Fischer, MD, Michael N. Mirzabeigi, MS, Jonas A. Nelson, MD, Edward Y. Woo, MD, Stephen J. Kovach, MD, Liza C. Wu, MD, Joseph M. Serletti, MD, Suhail Kanchwala, MD. : An Evidence-Based Approach to Complex Groin Wounds: Optimizing Flap Selection in Salvage and Prophylactic Muscle Flaps. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PLASTIC SURGEONS91st Annual Meeting  April 2012.
  48. Mirzabeigi, M, Wang, T, Taylor, JA, Kovach SJ, Low, DW, Serletti, JM, Wu, LC: Free Flap Take-back Following Postoperative Microvascular Compromise: Predicting Salvage Versus Failure AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PLASTIC SURGEONS91st Annual Meeting  April 2012.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports (print or other media)
  1. Wu LC: Grafts and flaps. Essentials of Plastic Surgery. Janis J (eds.). Quality Medical Publishing  2007.
  2. Wu LC, Nelson JA, Serletti JM.: Clinical review: Reconstruction after mastectomy  General Surgery News October 2009.
Alternative Media:
  1. Wei FC, Wu LC, Chang MY: The total reconstruction of composite mandibular defects with the fibula osteoseptocutaneous free flap and primary osseointegrated dental implants.   Unknown. Taipei, Taiwan, 1999.

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