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David L. Colen, M.D.
Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident

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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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David Colen is a first year resident in the Integrated Plastic Surgery program at Penn. Prior to joining the ranks of Penn residents, David completed both his undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of Virginia. His clinical interests include reconstructive microsurgery, hand surgery, congenital hand reconstruction and pediatric plastic surgery. He plans to pursue a fellowship in one or more of these fields and to continue his career in academic plastic surgery.

2013 - present

Assistant Instructor in Surgery

2005 - 2009 BA - Neuroscience, University of Virginia
2009 - 2013 MD - University of Virginia

2013 Alpha Omega Alpha
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
2009 Phi Beta Kappa
University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Colen’s particular research interests include pediatric and congenital hand surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery, and craniofacial trauma reconstruction. He also has an interest in developing innovative surgical instrumentation and prosthetic and biologic surgical implants.

2010 Retrospective analysis of various synthetic meshes in the surgical repair of ventral hernias. Division of Plastic Surgery - University of California, San Francisco
2008 - 2009 Olfactory Cortical Anatomy Mapping of neural projections between the piriform cortex and the anterior olfactory nucleus within the rat olfactory system.
University of Virginia Department of Neuroscience. Dr. Peter Brunjes
  1. Colen D, MD, Yeh J, MD, Colen LB, MD. Anatomical Basis and Clinical Application of Synovial Flaps in the Wrist and Distal Forearm. Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Plastic Surgery; University of Pennsylvania Dept of Plastic Surgery. Abstract submitted: American Association of Hand Surgery, 2015.
  2. Hanna K MD; Yu D MD; LeGallo R MD; Colen D MD; Drake D MD, FACS. MatrACELLâ„¢ processed, sterilized acellular dermal matrix in implant-based breast reconstruction: clinical and histologic outcomes.  American College of Surgeons' 99th Clinical Congress (October 6-10, 2013, Washington, DC).
  3. DeGeorge B MD; Colen D MD; Mericli A MD; Drake D MD, FACS. Reduction Mammoplasty Operative Techniques for Improved Outcomes in the Treatment of Gigantomastia. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va. Eplasty, Volume: 13, October 18, 2013.
  4. Hanna KR, MD, Yu D, MD, Bowen, B MD, Colen, D MD, Uroskie., T MD, B. Drake, MD A comparison of early post-operative complications using sterile and non-sterile acellular dermal matrices in breast reconstruction. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. Manuscript accepted: Archives of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. David Colen

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