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Robert C. Caskey, M.D., MSc.
General Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dr. Caskey attended Millsaps College and completed medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. During medical school he obtained his Masters degree in The Biology and Control of Disease Vectors at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently a third year lab resident working with Dr. Kenneth Liechty of Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando and Dr. Alan Flake at CHOP. Research interests include diabetic wound healing and the bioengineering of scaffolds for fetal myelomeningocele repair.   He plans to pursue a career in academic pediatric surgery. Special interests include surgical education and the provision of surgical care to the developing world.

2012 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2009 - 2012  Residency, General Surgery
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi
2008 - 2009 Internship, General Surgery
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi
2003 - 2008 M.D., cum laude
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Jackson, Mississippi
2004 - 2005 MSc. in The Biology and Control of Disease Vectors
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, England
1999 - 2003 B.S. in Biology, magna cum laude with Honors
Millsaps College
Jackson, Mississippi
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Wound Healing Society

In the lab of Dr. Liechty, Dr. Caskey’s work focuses on both fetal and diabetic wound healing with a specific emphasis on the regulation and metabolism of collagen in diabetic wounds. In the Flake lab at CHOP, Dr. Caskey is working to develop a scaffold for myelomeningocele repair which can be applied fetoscopically.

  1. RC Caskey, JP McKeown. Evaluating Diversity: A Baseline Study Comparing the Diversity within the Order Diptera in Two Distinct Locations in the Yucatan Peninsula. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences October 2003.
  2. RC Caskey, Dolan M, Hawxby AM, Mitchel ME. Repair of a renal artery aneurysm in a patient with bilateral renal artery aneurysms. Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association 2008;49(5):139-142.
  3. RC Caskey, KW Liechty. Commentary: Multiple Strategies Must Be Pursued in the Development of Cellular Therapies. Cytotherapy 2011 Feb;13(2):133-4.
  4. RC Caskey, KW Liechty.  Novel Animal Models for Tracking the Fate and Contribution of Cells in Diabetic Healing. In: R.G. Gourdie, T.A. Myers (eds.) Wound Regeneration and Repair: Methods and Protocols. 2nd Edition (2013)
  5. RC Caskey, Allukian M, Lind RC, Xu J, Radu A, Mitchell ME, Liechty KW. Lentiviral-mediated Over Expression of Hyaluronan Synthase-1 (HAS-1) Decreases the Cellular Inflammatory Response and Results in Regenerative Wound Repair. Cell and Tissue Research. 2013 Jan;351(1):117-25
  6. MW Morris, Caskey RC, Mitchell ME, Sawaya DE. Surgical Skills Training Restructured for the 21stCentury. Journal of Surgical Research 2012 Sep;177(1):33-6
  7. M Allukian, Xu J, Morris M, Caskey R, Dorsett-Martin W, Plappert T, Griswold M, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Liechty KW.  Mammalian Cardiac Regeneration after Fetal Myocardial Infarction Requires Cardiac Progenitor Cell Recruitment. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2013. Jul; 96(1): 163-70.

Dr. Robert Caskey

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