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Prabhu Senthil-Kumar
General Surgery Preliminary Resident

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

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Prabhu has completed two years of postdoctoral basic science research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. His future goal is to become an academic surgeon with research activities.

2012 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
  MBBS - Stanley Medical College
Chennai, India
  • American Society of Photobiology (ASP)


Prabhu performed research studies to evaluate the potential therapeutic advantages of light activated healing technique called Photochemical Tissue Bonding (PTB) in several soft tissues such as colon, tendon, blood vessels and peripheral nerves for the past two years under the mentorship of Dr. Jonathan M. Winograd MD, Mark A. Randolph MAS, Dr. Robert W. Redmond PhD and Dr. Irene E. Kochevar PhD. The light activated healing technique creates covalent crosslinking between injured soft tissue surfaces and increases the repair strength without any need for sutures. This technique shows promising outcome to overcome anastomotic leak in colon anastomosis following gastrointestinal surgery. PTB improves nerve regeneration following peripheral nerve surgery and also creates sutureless water tight sealed repair in microvascular anastomosis.


Dr. Prabhu Senthil-Kumar

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