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J. Thomas Paliga, M.D.
Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident

 
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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-662-6156
Fax: 215-662-7983

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James.Paliga@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Paliga is a first year resident in the integrated plastic surgery program. Prior to entering residency, he acted as the Clinical Research Fellow for the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia under Dr. Jesse Taylor and Dr. Scott Bartlett. He plans to pursue a career in academic plastic surgery.

 
Appointments
2015 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2010 - 2015 MD - Duke University School of Medicine
 
2006 - 2010 BS - Claremont McKenna College
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memberships/Societies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research
2013 - 2014 Clinical Research Fellow
Division of Plastic Surgery – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Grant support by the Center for Human Appearance
 
2012 - 2013 Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow
Division of Plastic Surgery – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Mentor: Jesse A. Taylor, MD
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
  1. Schulz ET, Geary EK, Susmaras TM, Paliga JT, Maki PM, Little DM: Anatomical correlates of age-related working memory declines. Journal of Aging Research 2011.
  2. Paliga JT, Goldstein JA, Storm PB, Taylor JA: Monobloc minus Le Fort II for single-stage treatment of the Apert phenotype. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 24(2): 596-8, Mar 2013.
  3. Goldstein JA, Paliga JT, Wink JD, Low DW, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: A craniometric analysis of posterior cranial vault distraction osteogenesis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 131(6): 1367-75, Jun 2013.
  4. Goldstein JA, Paliga JT, Bailey RL, Heuer GG, Taylor JA: Posterior vault distraction with midface distraction without osteotomy as a first stage for syndromic craniosynostosis. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 24(4): 1263-7, Jul 2013.
  5. Goldstein JA, Paliga JT, Bartlett SP: Cranioplasty: indications and advances. Current Opinions in Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery 21(4): 400-9, Aug 2013.
  6. Sweeney D, Paliga JT, Reid RR, Shay PL, Goldstein JA, Bartlett SP, Whitaker LA, Taylor JA: The impact of a parent liaison at a major craniofacial center. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 24(6): 1898-901, Nov 2013.
  7. Paliga JT, Goldstein JA, Vossough A, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Premature closure of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis in Pfeiffer syndrome: a link to midface hypoplasia. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 25(1): 202-5, Jan 2014.
  8. Wink JD, Goldstein JA, Paliga JT, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP: The mandibular deformity in hemifacial microsomia: a reassessment of the pruzansky and kaban classification. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 133(2): 174e-81e, Feb 2014.
  9. Tahiri Y, Paliga JT, Wes AM, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Abstract 3: a comparative analysis of complications associated with intracranial procedures in 746 patients with nonsyndromic single suture craniosynostosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 133(4 Suppl): 974-5, Apr 2014.
  10. Tahiri Y, Paliga JT, Vossough A, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: The spheno-occipital synchondrosis fuses prematurely in patients with Crouzon syndrome and midface hypoplasia compared with age- and gender-matched controls. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 72(6): 1173-1179, Jun 2014.
  11. Wes AM, Paliga JT, Goldstein JA, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: An evaluation of complications, revisions, and long-term aesthetic outcomes in non-syndromic metopic craniosynostosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 133(6): 1453-1464, Jun 2014.
  12. Wink JD, Paliga JT, Tahiri Y, Goldstein JA, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP: Maxillary involvement in hemifacial microsomia: an objective three-dimensional analysis of the craniofacial skeleton. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 25(4): 1236-40, Jul 2014.
  13. Taylor JA, Tahiri Y, Paliga JT, Heuer GG: A new approach for the treatment of unilateral coronal synostosis based on distraction osteogenesis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 134(1): 176e-8e, Jul 2014.
  14. Paine KM, Tahiri Y, Wes AM, Fischer JP, Paliga JT, Taylor JA: Patient risk factors for ambulatory cleft lip repair: an outcome and cost analysis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 134(2): 275e-82e, Aug 2014.
  15. Paliga JT, Tahiri Y, Silvestre J, Taylor JA: Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in children treated at a major craniofacial center. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 25(5): 1762-5, Sep 2014.
  16. Cielo C, Silvestre J, Paliga JT, Maguire M, Gallagher P, Marcus CL, Taylor JA: Utility of screening for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children with craniofacial disorders. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 134(3): 434e-41e, Sep 2014.
  17. Goldstein JA, Paliga JT, Wink JD, Nah HD, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Earlier evidence of spheno-occipital synchondrosis fusion correlates with severity of midface hypoplasia in patients with syndromic craniosynostosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 134(3): 504-10, Sep 2014.
  18. Paine KM, Paliga JT, Fischer J, Tahiri Y, Taylor JA: An assessment of 30-day complications in primary cleft palate repair – a review of the 2012 ACS NSQIP Pediatric. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 134(4 Suppl 1): 9, Oct 2014.
  19. Samra F, Paliga JT, Tahiri Y, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP, Forbes BJ, Taylor JA: The prevalence of strabismus in unilateral coronal synostosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 134(4 Suppl 1): 19-20, Oct 2014.
  20. Samra F, Paliga JT, Tahiri Y, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP, Forbes BJ, Taylor JA: The prevalence of strabismus in unilateral coronal synostosis. Child’s Nervous System 31(4):589-96, Nov 2014.
  21. Silvestre J, Tahiri Y, Paliga JT, Taylor JA: Incidence of positive screening for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with isolated cleft lip and/or palate. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 22(4): 259-63, Winter 2014.
  22. Tahiri Y, Paliga JT, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: New-onset craniosynostosis following posterior vault distraction osteogenesis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 26(1): 176-9, Jan 2015.
  23. Paine KM, Tahiri Y, Paliga JT, Taylor JA: Simultaneous unicoronal and sagittal distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of non-syndromic multisutural craniosynostosis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 26(1): 214-6, Jan 2015.
  24. Tahiri Y, Paliga JT, Wes AM, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Perioperative complications associated with intracranial procedures in patients with non-syndromic single-suture craniosynostosis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 26(1): 118-23, Jan 2015.
  25. Taylor JA, Paliga JT, Wes AM, Tahiri Y, Goldstein JA, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP: A critical evaluation of long-term aesthetic outcomes of fronto-orbital advancement and cranial vault remodeling in non-syndromic unicoronal craniosynostosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 135(1): 220-31, Jan 2015.
  26. Tuin AJ, Tahiri Y, Paine KM, Paliga JT, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP: Clarifying the relationship between the different features of the OMENS+ classification in craniofacial microsomia. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 135(1): 149e-56e, Jan 2015.
  27. Goldstein JA, Paliga JT, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP: Complications in 54 frontofacial distraction procedures in patients with syndromic craniosynostosis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 26(1): 124-8, Jan 2015.
  28. Paliga JT, Tahiri Y, Wink JD, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Cranial base deviation in hemifacial microsomia by craniometric analysis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 26(1): e61-4, Jan 2015.
  29. Tahiri Y, Chang CS, Tuin J, Paliga JT, Lowe KM, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP: Costochondral grafting in craniofacial microsomia. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 135(2): 530-41, Feb 2015.
  30. Tahiri Y, Fischer JP, Wink JD, Paine KM, Paliga JT, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Analysis of risk factors associated with 30-day readmissions following pediatric plastic surgery – a review of 5,376 procedures. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 135(2): 521-9, Feb 2015.
  31. Goldstein JA, Chung C, Paliga JT, Cielo C, Marcus CL, Lioy J, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Mandibular distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of neonatal tongue-based airway obstruction: A comprehensive outcomes analysis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 26(3): 634-41, May 2015.
  32. Tomlinson-Hansen S, Paliga JT, Tahiri Y, Paine KM, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: Economic analysis of cleft palate repair in international adoptees. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal Epub ahead of print, Jun 2015.
  33. Paine KM, Paliga JT, Tahiri Y, Fischer JP, Wes AM, Wink JD, Gelder CA, Taylor JA: An Assessment of 30-Day Complications in Primary Cleft Palate Repair - A Review of the 2012 ACS NSQIP Pediatric. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal Epub ahead of print, Jun 2015.
  34. Tahiri Y, Tuin J, Paliga JT, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA. Distinguishing Goldenhar Syndrome from Craniofacial Microsomia. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery Epub ahead of print, Aug 2015.
 
Awards
2014 American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
Medical Student Travel Grant
 
2013 - 2014 Center for Human Appearance (CHA) Research Grant
 
2012 - 2013 Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
 
2010 - 2015 Duke University School of Medicine  
Dean’s Merit Scholarship
 
2010 John Stauffer Scholarship for Academic Merit
 
2009 - 2010 Robert Day Scholarship – Leadership and Business Honors Program
 
2008 Kravis Leadership Institute Research Grant
 
2007 CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award

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