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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 is a PGY-8 and in his final year of surgical training at PENN. He 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 completed 3 years of research with Dr. Kenneth Liechty of Children’s Hospital of Colorado and Dr. Alan Flake of CHOP. 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 MD (cum laude)
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Jackson, Mississippi
2004 - 2005 MSc - The Biology and Control of Disease Vectors
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, England
1999 - 2003 BS -Biology (magna cum laude with Honors)
Millsaps College
Jackson, Mississippi
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Wound Healing Society

Dr. Caskey’s research efforts have mainly focused on wound healing, with a specific emphasis on the regulation of collagen production in both fetal and diabetic wounds. In the Flake lab at CHOP, Dr. Caskey also worked to develop a fetoscopic scaffold for myelomeningocele repair as well as a novel circuit for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

  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, Allukian M, Herdrich BJ, 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
  5. MW Morris, Caskey RC, Mitchell ME, Sawaya DE. Surgical Skills Training Restructured for the 21st Century. Journal of Surgical Research 2012 Sep;177(1):33-6
  6. 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.
  7. Morris MW Jr, Allukian M 3rd, Herdrich BJ, Caskey RC, Zgheib C, Xu J, Dorsett-Martin W, Mitchell ME, Liechty KW. Modulation of the Inflammatory Response by Increasing Fetal Wound Size or Interleukin-10 Overexpression Determines Wound Phenotype and Scar Formation. Wound Repair and Regeneration 2014.  22(3): 406-414.
  8. RC Caskey, Zgheib C, Morris M, Allukian M, Dorsett-Martin W, Xu J, Wu W, Liechty KW. Dyresgulation of Collagen Production in Diabetes Following Recurrent Skin Injury: Contribution to the Development of a Chronic Wound.  Wound Repair and Regeneration 2014. 22(4): 515-520.
  9. CW Zgheib, Allukian MW, Xu JC, Morris Jr MW, Caskey RC, Herdrich BJ, Hu J, Joseph H. Gorman III JH, Gorman RC, Liechty KW. Mammalian Fetal Cardiac Regeneration Following Myocardial Infarction is Associated with Differential Gene Expression Compared to the Adult. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2014. 97(5):1643-50.
  10. RC Caskey, Nance ML. Management of Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Advances in Pediatrics 2014.  61(1): 271-286.
Book Chapters
  1. 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.

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