Address: 915 Middle River Dr #213, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Dr. Gregory Lakin

Dr. Gregory Lakin

Dr. Lakin is an internationally recognized board certified plastic surgeon from Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Prior to returning home to South Florida, he served as Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and Director of the Craniofacial Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.

His special interests are facial aging and rejuvenation, facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), forehead lift, neck lift, breast augmentation, body contouring, Brazilian Butt Lift, orthognathic (jaw surgery), genioplasty (chin surgery), otoplasty (ear pinning), vaginal rejuvenation, and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation (Botox, lasers, and fillers).

Dr. Lakin received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC and his medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Lakin completed a fellowship in craniofacial research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, and a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA.

He received the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management – Cleveland Clinic Foundation Executive MBA Program in Cleveland, OH.

Education
School:Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Degree:High School Diploma
Dates:August 1981- June 1994
School:Duke University, Durham, NC
Degree:BS in Spanish and Biology
Dates:August 1994- June 1998
School:Duke-in-Spain Program, Madrid, Spain
Degree:No degree (studied Spanish)
Dates:May 1996 – July 1996
 

School:

 

Duke-in-the-Andes Program, La Paz, Bolivia

Degree:No degree (studied Spanish)
Dates:August 1996 – December 1996
 

School:

 

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico

Degree:No degree (studied medicine)
Dates:July 1998 – June 2001
 

School:

 

Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Degree:MD
Dates:July 2001 – June 2004
 

School:

 

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Degree:MBA from Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Weatherhead School of Management Executive MBA Program
Dates:July 2015 – May 2017
 

Post-Graduate Training

Institution:University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Position:Intern, Coordinated General Surgery – Plastic Surgery Residency
Dates:July 2004 – June 2005
Institution:University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Position:Resident, Coordinated General Surgery – Plastic Surgery Residency
Dates:July 2005 – June 2006

 

Institution:University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Position:Fellow, Craniofacial Research
Dates:July 2007 – June 2009

 

Institution:University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Position:Resident, Coordinated General Surgery – Plastic Surgery Residency
Dates:July 2009 – June 2011
 

Institution:

 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Position:Fellow, Craniofacial Surgery
Dates:July 2011 – June 2012
 

Institution:

 

University Hospitals Leadership Academy

Position:Inaugural Class Member, Center for Physician Leadership Program
Dates:July 2015 – June 2016
 

Contact Information

Office Address:South Florida Center For Cosmetic Surgery

915 Middle River Dr., Second Floor

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Office Phone:954-565-7575
Facsimile:954-564-1721
Professional Appointments
Position/Rank:Chief
Institution/Department:Plastic Surgery, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Dates:July 2012 – August 2016
Position/Rank:Director
Institution/Department:Craniofacial Center, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Dates:July 2012 – August 2016

 

Position/Rank:Director
Institution/Department:Vascular Anomalies Center, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Dates:July 2012 – August 2016
Academic Appointments
Position/Rank:Assistant Professor, Secondary Appointment
Institution/Department:Case Western Reserve University/Department of Neurosurgery
Dates:February 2014 – August 2016
Position/Rank:Assistant Professor, Secondary Appointment
Institution/Department:Case Western Reserve University/Department of Pediatrics
Dates:July 2012 – August 2016

 

Position/Rank:Assistant Professor, Primary Appointment
Institution/Department:Case Western Reserve University/Department of Plastic Surgery
Dates:July 2012 – August 2016

 

Position/Rank:Instructor
Institution/Department:University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)/Division of Plastic Surgery
Dates:July 2011 – July 2012
Certification and Licensure
Name of Board:American Board of Plastic Surgery
Date of Certificate:November 16, 2013
Licensure State/Number:110358
Date Issued:November 16, 2013 – December 31, 2023
Name of Board:State of Florida Medical Board
Date of Certificate:May 6, 2016
Licensure State/Number:ME128205
Date Issued:May 6, 2016 – January 31, 2018
Name of Board:State of Ohio Medical Board
Date of Certificate:August 10, 2012
Licensure State/Number:099884
Date Issued:August 10, 2012 – July 1, 2018
Name of Board:Medical Board of California
Date of Certificate:April 1, 2011
Licensure State/Number:A116423
Date Issued:April 1, 2011 – April 30, 2015
Name of Board:Pennsylvania Board of Medicine
Date of Certificate:January 4, 2007
Licensure State/Number:MD430636
Date Issued:January 4, 2007 – December 31, 2012

 

 

Honors and Awards

1994                       Cum Laude, Esprit, and Athletic Graduation Awards, Pine Crest School

2004                       Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Ponce School of Medicine

2004                       Ponce School of Medicine, M.D. with clinical distinction

2008                       Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Basic Research Grant Award

2008                       American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons/Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation Research Grant Award

2009                       American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Paul W. Black Junior Investigator Award

2009                       American Society of Plastic Surgeons Grand Rounds Mentorship Program–Craniofacial Surgery

2010                       American Society of Plastic Surgeons Grand Rounds Mentorship Program–Craniofacial Surgery

2010                       Top Gun Award, Highest Percentile Rank on ASPS In-Service Exam, University of Rochester

2010                       American Association of Plastic Surgeons 3rd Place Resident Poster Competition

2010                       American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Resident Scholar

2011                       Joseph M. Serletti, M.D. Award for Excellence in Academic Plastic Surgery, U of Rochester

2014                       Honor Project Trust Grant Award $50,000 cy pres award to benefit 501(c)(3) charitable organizations which demonstrate societal impact in the state of Ohio. Funds benefit UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital pediatric plastic surgery craniofacial center programs and research

2015                       Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management Executive MBA Scholarship $20,000

2017                       Beta Gamma Sigma Graduation Award, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management Executive MBA Program

2017                       Realself Top Doctor Award

 

Membership in Professional Societies

1999 – 2011         American Medical Students Association, Member

2008 – 2009         Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Resident Member

2008 – 2011         Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Resident Member

2008 – 2011         American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, Trainee Member

2011 – 2012         American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Resident Program

2012 – 2014         Authors Guild (Society of Published Book Authors), Member

2013 – 2016         Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member

2007 – Present     American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member

2008 – Present     American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Active Member

2008 – Present     American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association, Member

2012 – Present     Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities, Member

2013 – Present     Operation Smile, Volunteer Surgeon

2013 – Present     American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, Associate Member

2014 – Present     American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, Active Member

2016 – Present     Broward County Medical Association, Member

2016 – Present     Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member

2017 – Present     Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Chamber of Commerce, Member

2017 – Present     Greater Ft Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Member

2017 – Present     Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Trustee Member

 

 

Professional Services

Ad-Hoc Reviewer (Peer-Reviewed Journals)

Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dates of Service:  2012 – Present

 

Journal: Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal

Dates of Service:  2014 – Present

 

Journal: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

Dates of Service: 2015 – Present

 

Ad Hoc Reviewer (Medical Books)

Publisher: Thieme Publishers

Dates of Service: 2015 – Present

 

Advisory Groups

Title:  Operation Smile Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre Surgical Outcomes Program, External Reviewer

Dates of Service:  2014 – 2015

 

Committee Service

National

Organization:  American Medical Students Association

Committee Name/Role:  Board of Trustees/Member, Liaison to Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Membership Benefits Committee/Member, Membership Recruitment and Fall Conference Committee/Member

Dates of Service:  2001 – 2002

 

Organization:  American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Committee Name/Role, Dates of Service:  Resident Coordinator 2008-2009, Grand Rounds Mentorship Program 2009 – 2011

 

Organization:  American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons

Committee Name/Role: Program Committee/Member, Kawamoto Best Paper Award/Judge

Dates of Service:  2014 – 2015

 

Organization:  American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons

Committee Name/Role:  Global Health Committee, Early Career Academic Plastic Surgeons Committee, Business of Plastic Surgery Committee

Dates of Service:  2015 – 2016

 

Organization:  American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

Committee Name/Role:  Membership Committee/Member 2013-2015, Best Paper Committee/Member 2013-2016, Ad Hoc Young Maxillofacial Surgeons Committee 2014 – 2015

 

Regional

Organization: Flying Horse Farms, part of Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network that provides transformative camp experiences for children with serious illnesses

Committee Name/Role: Board of Trustees/Member, Medical Advisory Board, Craniofacial Camp Founding Member, Camp Volunteer

Dates of Service:  2014 – 2016

 

Organization:  Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons

Committee Name/Role:  Annual Meeting 5K Fun Run Committee/Race Director 2013-2015, Resident Poster Competition Judge 2014 – 2015, Mock Oral Examiner 2014 – 2015

 

Hospital Affiliate

Committee Name/Role: Clinical Trustee for North America, North American Students Association, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Mexico.

Dates of Service:  1999 – 2000

 

Committee Name/Role: Founder and Chair, Fifth Pathway Committee, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Mexico.

Dates of Service:  1999 – 2000

 

Committee Name/Role: Class Vice-President, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Mexico.

Dates of Service:  2000 – 2001

 

Committee Name/Role: Senator, Academic Senate, Ponce School of Medicine. Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Dates of Service:  2001 – 2002

 

Committee Name/Role: President, Surgery Interest Group, Ponce School of Medicine. Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Dates of Service: 2003 – 2004

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Patient Safety Committee, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

Dates of Service: 2006 – 2007

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Annual Toy Drive Committee, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals. Cleveland, OH.

Dates of Service:  2012 – 2014

 

Committee Name/Role: Honorary Chairman, Dworken and Bernstein Save a Smile, Save a Child Committee, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Cleveland, OH

Dates of Service:  2012 – 2013 Raised $130,000 through annual benefit

Dates of Service:  2013 – 2014 Raised $7,500 through charity golf outing

Dates of Service:  2014 – 2015 Raised $100,000 through annual benefit and $1,500 from Direct Consulting Associates

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record Committee, Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Cleveland, OH.

Dates of Service: 2013 – 2014

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Craniofacial Center, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Cleveland, OH.

Dates of Service: 2013 – 2014

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Planning Committee, Ride the Rainbow Fundraiser, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Cleveland, OH.

Dates of Service:  2013 – 2014

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Global Health Interest Group, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Cleveland, OH

Dates of Service: 2014 – 2015

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Voice of the Customer Focus Group, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Cleveland, OH

Dates of Service: 2015 – 2016

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Craniofacial Center Annual Summer Picnic Committee, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals. Cleveland, OH.

Dates of Service:  2013 – 2016

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Craniofacial Center College and Vocational School Scholarship Committee, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Cleveland, OH.

Dates of Service:  2013 – 2016

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Pediatric Surgical Subspecialist Executive Committee, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Cleveland, OH.

Dates of Service: 2014 – 2016

 

Educational Committees

Committee Name/Role:  Student Representative, Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Ponce School of Medicine. Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Dates of Service:  2001 – 2002

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Surgical Education Committee, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

Dates of Service:  2009 – 2010

 

Committee Name/Role:  Interviewer, Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee (AAAC)

Dates of Service: 2012 – Present

 

Committee Name/Role: Chair, Annual Program Evaluation Committee, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Dates of Service:  2015 – 2016

 

Committee Name/Role: Chair, Plastic Surgery Resident Core Curriculum Committee, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Cleveland, OH.

Dates of Service:  2013 – 2016

 

Committee Name/Role: Member, Clinical Competency Committee, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Cleveland, OH

Dates of Service:  2014 – 2016

 

 

Teaching Activities

Curriculum/Course Development

  1. Title: Microsurgery Skills Laboratory Coordinator (rat model)

Group: Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 2 Plastic Surgery Residents per year.

Date: 2007-2009

Time dedicated to activity: Two hours every month

  1. Title: Microsurgery Skills Laboratory Coordinator (chicken model)

Group: Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. 12 Plastic Surgery Residents per year.

Date: 2009-2010

Time dedicated to activity: Two hours every 3 months

  1. Title: Craniofacial In Service Review Course. Responsible for coordinating 12 lectures and assigned readings to review craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery in-service exam topics: Cleft Lip and Palate; Craniosynostosis and Craniofacial Syndromes; Ear Reconstruction; Eyelid and Lacrimal Gland Facial Paralysis; Head and Neck Tumors, Salivary Gland Tumors, Lip, and Scalp; Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations; Mandible Reconstruction; Maxillofacial Trauma; Nasal Reconstruction; Orthognathic, TMJ, and Chin; Tessier Clefts.

Group: Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. 12 Plastic Surgery Residents per year.

Date: 2013-2014

Time dedicated to activity: Two hours every month

  1. Title: Plastic Surgery Resident In Service Review Course. Responsible for designing and teaching plastic surgery residents a 2-year curriculum covering the entire spectrum of plastic surgery (comprehensive plastic surgery, craniomaxillofacial surgery, breast and cosmetic surgery, and hand and lower extremity surgery) based on selected readings including my plastic surgery review book.

Group: Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. 12 Plastic Surgery Residents per year.

Date: 2015-Present

Time dedicated to activity: Two hours every other week

 

International Invited Oral Presentation

  1. Okada H, Alleyne B, Leuchtag RM, GE Lakin. Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic Formats in the United States: National and Institutional Survey. 15th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, September 11-15, 2013.

 

International Invited Poster Presentation

  1. Lakin GE, Kawamoto HK. Le Fort II Osteotomy: A 30 Year Experience. 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies in Orlando, Florida, USA, May 5-10, 2013.

 

National Invited Oral Presentations

  1. Lakin GE, Spivak RM, Zajac A, Dienno JJ, Davis PF, Zoltick PW, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. Adenovirus Encoding the IRF6 Gene Partially Rescues the Fusion Defect in a TGF-beta3-/- Mouse Embryonic Palatal Organ Culture. Junior Investigator Competition at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in Philadelphia, PA, April 14-18th, 2008.
  2. Lakin GE, Zoltick PW, Zajac A, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. Discovery of a New Molecular Pathway in Palatogenesis: IRF6 is an Important Downstream Effector of TGF-beta3 Signaling in Palatal Fusion. 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in Rancho Mirage, CA, March 21-25, 2009.
  3. Lakin GE, Dienno JJ, Yang BH, Zoltick PW, Kallwaard NL, Bergelson JM, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. Adenoviral Tropism Towards the Medial Edge Epithelium of the Embryonic Mouse Palatal Shelf Correlates with Coxsackievirus and Adenovirus Receptor (CAR) Expression. Awarded the Paul W. Black Junior Investigator Award at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in Scottsdale, AZ, April 20-25, 2009.
  4. Junior Investigator Competition at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in Fort Worth, TX, March 15-20, 2010.
  5. Vascular Anomalies: Categorization, Evaluation, and Treatment. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. University of California San Diego in San Diego, CA, June 4th, 2014.
  6. Craniofacial Surgery: From Tessier to Current Concepts. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. University of California San Diego in San Diego, CA, June 4th, 2014.
  7. Kawamoto Lectureship Case Presentations. University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA, February 7th, 2014.
  8. Pourtaheri N, Anderson C, Blankfield D, Kearney A, Wan D, Lakin GE. Impact of a Cleft and Craniofacial Center on a Health Care System. 94th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in Scottsdale, AZ, April 11-14, 2015.
  9. Ascha M, McDaniel J, Link I, Lakin GE. Social and Support Services Offered by Craniofacial Centers: A National Survey and Institutional Experience. 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in Palm Springs, CA, April 20-25, 2015.
  10. Pourtaheri N, Anderson C, Blankfield D, Kearney A, Wan D, Lakin GE. Impact of a Cleft and Craniofacial Center on a Health Care System. 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in Palm Springs, CA, April 20-25, 2015.
  11. Lakin GE, Pourtaheri N, Anderson C, Blankfield D, Kearney A, Wan D. Impact of a Cleft and Craniofacial Center on a Health Care System. Whitaker Lectureship alumni presentation at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, June 12-13, 2015.
  12. Lakin GE. Panel on Quality of Life and Outreach Programming for Cleft and Craniofacial Patients: The UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Experience. 27th Annual Meeting of the Tri-State Craniofacial Conference in Indianapolis, IN, October 2, 2015.
  13. Lakin GE, Pourtaheri N, Anderson C, Blankfield D, Kearney A, Wan D. Impact of a Cleft and Craniofacial Center on a Health Care System. Alumni presentation at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, October 3, 2015.
  14. Pourtaheri N, Reeves HM, Nofal J, Capetillo A, Berkelhamer M, Downes KA, Lakin GE. Impact of Blood Ordering Protocol on Patients Undergoing Cranial Vault Remodeling. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in Atlanta, GA, April 4-9, 2016.
  15. Kurlander DE, Ascha M, Marshall D, Wang D, Ascha MS, Tripi PA, Reeves HM, Downes KA, Ahuja S, Rotta AT, Tomei K, Lakin GE. Striving for Transfusion-Free Open Cranial Vault Remodeling: A Novel Protocol. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, October 9, 2017.

 

National Invited Poster Presentations

  1. Lakin GE, Sinkin JC, Koltz PF, Girotto JA. Craniosynostosis in Twins: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in Fort Worth, TX, March 15-20, 2010.
  2. Lakin GE, Salhab I, Dienno JJ, Yang BH, Zoltick PW, Kallwaard NL, Bergelson JM, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. Detection of a Target Receptor for Adenoviral Mediated Gene Delivery to the Palate: The Coxsackievirus and Adenovirus Receptor (CAR). Resident Poster Competition 3rd Place Award at the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in San Antonio, TX, March 20-23, 2010.
  3. Lakin GE, Girotto JA, Bloom JM, Herrera RH, Langstein HN. Validation of a Microsurgical Skills Lab: A New Paradigm to Train Microsurgery. 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in Boca Raton, FL, April 9-12, 2011.
  4. Brown M, Okada H, Lakin GE. Simultaneous Le Fort III – Le Fort I Osteotomy: Systematic Literature Review and Case Presentation. 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in Miami Beach, Florida, April 5-8, 2014.
  5. Harvey DJ, Sarma H, Lakin GE. A Novel Single-Staged Technique for the Treatment of Soft Tissue in a Tessier No. 4 Cleft. 94th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in Scottsdale, AZ, April 11-14, 2015.
  6. Harvey DJ, Wanta J, Link I, Becker D, Rowe D, Soltanian H, Lakin GE. National Survey Studying the Psychosocial Benefits of Residential Camp on Craniofacial Patients. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in Atlanta, GA, April 4-9, 2016.

 

Regional Invited Oral Presentations

  1. Lakin GE, Zoltick PW, Zajac A, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. The Molecular Regulation of Palatogenesis: Adenovirus-Mediated IRF6 Transduction of the Medial Edge Epithelium Rescues the Fusion Defect of the TGF-beta3-/- Mouse Palate in Organ Culture. 25th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons in Philadelphia, PA, October 2-5, 2008.
  2. Lakin GE, Dienno JJ, Zoltick PW, Kallwaard NL, Bergelson JM, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. Coxsackievirus and Adenovirus Receptor Expression Correlates with Adenoviral Tropism Towards the Embryonic Mouse Palate. 55th Annual Meeting of the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons in Pittsburgh, PA, April 17-18, 2009.
  3. Lakin GE, Salhab I, Dienno JJ, Yang BH, Zoltick PW, Kallwaard NL, Bergelson JM, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. Identification of a Target Receptor for Adenoviral Mediated Gene Delivery to the Palate: The Coxsackievirus and Adenovirus Receptor (CAR). 26th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons in Charleston, SC, Sept 23-27, 2009.
  4. Pourtaheri N, Anderson C, Blankfield D, Kearney A, Wan D, Lakin GE. Impact of a Cleft and Craniofacial Center on a Health Care System. 58th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons in Covington, KY, May 29-31, 2015.
  5. Lakin GE. Panel on UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Cleft and Craniofacial Center: Team Care. Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery Aspects of Team Care. 28th Annual Meeting of the Tri-State Craniofacial Conference in Mt. Gilead, OH, October 7, 2016.
  6. Lakin GE, Anderson C. Panel on Financial Impact of Craniofacial Center and Funding of Team Care. Financial Impact of Craniofacial Center on a Health Care System. 28th Annual Meeting of the Tri-State Craniofacial Conference in Mt. Gilead, OH, October 7, 2016.

 

Regional Invited Poster Presentations

  1. Okada H, Alleyne B, Leuchtag RM, Lakin GE. National and Institutional Survey on Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic Formats. 56th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 17-19, 2013.
  2. Brown MS, Okada H, Lakin GE. Combined Le Fort III – Le Fort I Osteotomy: Systematic Literature Review and Case Presentation. 56th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 17-19, 2013.
  3. McDaniel JM, Link I, Lakin GE. Funding of Team Care: National Survey and Institutional Experience on Social and Support Services Offered by Cleft and Craniofacial Teams. 57th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, June 6-7, 2014.
  4. Harvey DJ, Sarma H, Lakin GE. A Novel Single-Staged Technique for the Treatment of Soft Tissue in a Tessier No. 4 Cleft. 58th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons in Covington, KY, May 29-31, 2015.
  5. Wanta J, Gatherwright J, Becker D, Rowe D, Soltanian H, Rosen C, Lakin GE. Successful Treatment of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea in an Infant with Hemifacial Microsomia using a Costochondral Graft. 58th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons in Covington, KY, May 29-31, 2015.
  6. Nahabet E, Gatherwright J, Vockley G, Henderson N, Tomei K, Grigorian P, Kaminski B, Bass N, Selman W, Lakin GE. Progressive Postnatal Pancraniosynostosis in a Patient with Infantile Hypophosphatasia. 58th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons in Covington, KY, May 29-31, 2015.
  7. Kurlander DE, Ascha M, Marshall D, Wang D, Ascha M, Tripi PA, Reeves HM, Downes KA, Ahuja S, Rotta AT, Tomei K, Lakin GE. Striving for Transfusion-Free Open Cranial Vault Remodeling: A Novel Protocol. 60th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons in Pittsburgh, PA, June 2, 2017.

 

Local Invited Presentations

  1. The Molecular Regulation of Palatogenesis: IRF6 is an Important Downstream Effector of TGFβ3 Signaling in Palatal Development. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pathology Core Laboratories. Philadelphia, PA. 2008.
  2. Lab Fellows Talk. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. 2008.
  3. Lakin GE, Zoltick PW, Salhab I, Kallewaard NL, Bergelson JM, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. Overexpression of IRF6 in the Medial Edge Epithelium of Embryonic Palatal Shelves Rescues the Fusion Defect in a TGF-b3-/- Mouse Palate in Organ Culture. 19th Annual Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day in Philadelphia, PA, February 25th, 2009.
  4. Lab Fellows Talk. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. 2009.
  5. Transplant Immunology 101. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 2009.
  6. Fat Grafting: Basic Science and Clinical Innovations. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 2010.
  7. Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty: Basic Principles and Techniques. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 2011.
  8. Pediatric Facial Trauma. University of Rochester Multidisciplinary Maxillofacial Trauma – Facial Reconstructive Surgery Conference Lecture Series. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 2011.
  9. Chief Resident Cosmetic Clinic Presentation. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 2011.
  10. Lessons from Crossing the Finish Line. Plastic Surgery Residency Graduation Presentation. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 2011.
  11. Orthognathic Surgery. UCLA Resident Education Lecture. Los Angeles, CA. 2012.
  12. Congenital and Post-traumatic Periorbital Deformities. Conjoint Oculoplastics Symposium. Cleveland, OH. September 29th, 2012.
  13. Craniofacial Anomalies. Dental School Resident Education Lecture. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. November 9th, 2012.
  14. Vascular Anomalies. Plastic Surgery Core Curriculum Conference. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. January 7th, 2013.
  15. Orthognathic Surgery for Sleep Apnea. Sleep Medicine Grand Rounds. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. January 30th, 2013.
  16. Cleft Lip and Palate. Otolaryngology Resident Education Lecture. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Cleveland, OH. February 6th, 2013.
  17. Operation Smile Club, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. March 22, 2013.
  18. Congenital and Post-traumatic Periorbital Deformities. Conjoint Oculoplastics Symposium. Cleveland, OH. September 7th, 2013.
  19. Craniofacial Anomalies. Genetics Grand Rounds. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. January 24th, 2014.
  20. Craniofacial Anomalies. Ophthalmology Resident Education Lecture. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. January 30th, 2014.
  21. Craniofacial and Vascular Anomalies. Dermatology Grand Rounds. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. February 13th, 2014.
  22. Microtia Reconstruction. Otolaryngology Resident Education Lecture. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Cleveland, OH. March 12th, 2014.
  23. Craniofacial Surgery. Dental School Resident Education Lecture. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. April 4th, 2014.
  24. Operation Smile Club, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. April 18th, 2014.
  25. Helmet Therapy: Science Behind It, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options. Senders Pediatrics. Cleveland, OH. May 27th, 2014
  26. Webinar: Ear Pinning and Pediatric Nose Job. Cleveland, OH. July 16th, 2014.
  27. Webinar: Plastic Surgery for Birth Defects, Trauma and Tumors. Cleveland, OH. August 14th, 2014.
  28. Webinar: Body Contouring and Skin Blemish Removal. Cleveland, OH. September 11th, 2014.
  29. Conjoint Oculoplastics Symposium. Cleveland, OH. November 1st, 2014.
  30. Conjoint Oculoplastics Symposium. Cleveland, OH. November 1st, 2014.
  31. Correction of Periorbital Congenital and Traumatic Deformities. Conjoint Oculoplastics Symposium. Cleveland, OH. November 1st, 2014.
  32. Craniofacial Surgery. Dental School Resident Education Lecture. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. January 9th, 2015.
  33. Case Western Reserve University Global Medical Brigades Hope for Honduras Benefit Dinner. Cleveland, OH. April 2, 2015.
  34. Craniofacial and Vascular Anomaly Syndromes with Dermatologic Findings. Dermatology Grand Rounds. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. May 21st, 2015.
  35. Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies. Flying Horse Farms Craniofacial Camp. Mt. Gilead, OH. July 29th, 2015.
  36. Case Western Reserve University Operation Smile Club Case Presentations. Cleveland, OH. February 24, 2016.
  37. Craniofacial Anomalies. Dental School Resident Education Lecture. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. May 13th, 2016.
  38. Plastic Surgery. Holy Cross Hospital Peter Pan Diner Talk. Oakland Park Kiwanis Club, Oakland Park, FL. March 22nd, 2017.
  39. Plastic Surgery. The Rotary Club of Ft Lauderdale North Beach, Coral Ridge Yacht Club, Ft Lauderdale, FL. May 18th, 2017.
  40. Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation, Skin Center, Ft Lauderdale. July 13, 2017.
  41. Plastic Surgery: You Think You’re Too Old But You’re Not! John Knox Village. Pompano Beach, FL. August 3rd, 2017.

 

Visiting Professorships

  1. University of California San Diego Department of Plastic Surgery. San Diego, CA. June 4, 2014
  2. Operation Smile Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Centre. Guwahati, India. September 1-5, 2014
  3. Operation Smile Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Centre. Guwahati, India. September 16-20, 2015

 

Scientific Conference Program Director

  1. 1st Annual Joint Oculoplastics Symposium. Co-Director. Cleveland, OH. September 29, 2012
  2. 2nd Annual Joint Oculoplastics Symposium. Co-Director. Cleveland, OH. September 7, 2013
  3. 3rd Annual Joint Oculoplastics Symposium. Co-Director. Cleveland, OH. November 1, 2014
  4. 28th Annual Tri-State Craniofacial Conference. Co-Director. Mt. Gilead, OH. October 7, 2016

 

Trainees / Mentees

Trainee/MenteeNameYears of TrainingInstitutionCurrent Status
Elementary School Student1. Saechow Yap

 

2015 – 2016University School7th grade student, pre-med
High School Student1. Christina Kerner

 

2015 – 2016Beaumont High School. Project REAL.Harvard University, interested in plastic surgery
Undergraduate Students1. Garrett Stoltzfus2013 – 2014Case Western Reserve UniversityUniversity of Central Florida College of Medicine
2. Gabrielle Kelly2012 – 2014Case Western Reserve UniversityOregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR
3. Jeffrey Cheng2013 – 2014Case Western Reserve UniversityMaster of Science in Anesthesia, Case Western Reserve University
4. Hirsh Shah2013 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityHe will do a research fellowship then apply to medical school
5. Courtney Eng2013 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityApplying to medical schools
6. Brenna Harrington2013 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityApplying to dental school
7. Aubree Laforce2015 – 2016Mt. Vernon UniversityApplying to medical school
8. Aya Tal Mason2017-2018Florida Atlantic UniversityApplying to medical school
Medical Students1. Tayseer Chowdhry, MD2012 – 2013Howard UniversityGeneral surgery resident, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
2. Alexandra Junewicz, MD2012 – 2013Case Western Reserve UniversityPsychiatry resident, New York University, NY, NY
3. Brendan Alleyne, MD2012 – 2014Case Western Reserve UniversityPlastic surgery resident, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
4. Paul Adenuga, MD.2013 – 2014Case Western Reserve UniversityPlastic surgery resident, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
5. Mengyuan (Tommy) Liu, MD2013 – 2014Case Western Reserve UniversityPlastic surgery resident, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
6. Mona Ascha2013 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityPlastic surgery resident, Case Western Reserve University
7. Cameron Erickson, MD2014 – 2015Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityPlastic surgery resident, University of Texas SouthWestern
8. Rodrigo Iglesias, MD2014 – 2015Case Western Reserve UniversityApplying to anesthesiology residency
9. Corey Murphy, MD2014 – 2015Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityPrelim surgery resident, UPMC Mercy Hospital
10. Samantha Zwiebel2014 – 2015Case Western Reserve UniversityPsychiatry resident, University of Kentucky
11. Aaron Kearney2014 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityPlastic surgery resident, Northwestern
12. Edward Nahabet2014 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityPlastic surgery resident, UCLA
13. Jonathan Wanta2014 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityApplying to plastic surgery resident
14. Emily Wirtz2014 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityApplying to plastic surgery residency
15. Derek Wang2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityApplying to plastic surgery residency
16. Jacob Thayer2015 – 2016Medical College of WisconsinApplying to plastic surgery residency
17. Susi Orra2015 – 2016Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicinePlastic surgery resident, Georgetown
18. Danielle Marshall2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityApplying to plastic surgery residency
19. Andrew Johnson2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityInterested in pediatric surgery
20. Kyle Rismiller2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityInterested in plastic surgery
Department of Plastic Surgery Residents1. Harvey Chim, MD2012 – 2013Case Western Reserve UniversityPractices at University of Miami in Miami, FL
2. Kyle Chepla, MD2012 – 2013Case Western Reserve UniversityPractices at MetroHealth in Cleveland, OH
3. Jarred McDaniel, MD2012 – 2014Case Western Reserve UniversityPractices in Billings, MT
4. Haruko Okada, MD2012 – 2014Case Western Reserve UniversityPractices at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
5. Matthew Brown, MD2012 – 2015Case Western Reserve UniversityUniversity of Michigan hand fellow, Ann Arbor, MI
6. Michelle Lee, MD2012 – 2015Case Western Reserve UniversityBeth Israel Deaconess breast and microsurgery fellow, Boston, MA
7. James Gatherwright, MD2012 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland Clinic Foundation microsurgery fellow
8. Donald Harvey, MD2012 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityMicrosurgery fellow with Dr. Steven Vega in Rochester, NY
9. Lauren Chmielewski, MD2012 – 2016Case Western Reserve University6th year resident
10. Kris Katira, MD2012 – 2016Case Western Reserve University6th year resident
11. Tobias Long, MD2012 – 2016Case Western Reserve University5th year resident
12. Kyle Lineberry, MD2012 – 2016Case Western Reserve University5th year resident
13. David Kurlander, MD2013 – 2016Case Western Reserve University4th year resident
14. Yuewei Wu-Fienberg, MD2013 – 2016Case Western Reserve University4th year resident
15. Ji Son, MD2014 – 2016Case Western Reserve University3rd year resident
16. Navid Pourtaheri, MD2014 – 2016Case Western Reserve University3rd year resident
17. Ayesha Punjabi, MD2014 – 2016Case Western Reserve University2nd year resident
18. Christina Vargas, MD2014 – 2016Case Western Reserve University2nd year resident
19. Sven Gunther, MD2016 – 2017Case Western Reserve University1st year resident
20. Katherine Grunzweig, MD2016 – 2017Case Western Reserve University1st year resident
Department of Family Medicine Residents. Provide outpatient clinic rotation experience for 3rd year family medicine residents. 4 residents per year. 8 hrs per wk.1. Pamela Mcgrogan, MD2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve UniversityPractices at Cleveland Clinic Foundation
2. Raymond Ng, MD2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve University3rd year family medicine resident
3. Faraz Ahmad, MD2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve University3rd year family medicine resident
4. Ojoma Emono, MD

 

2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve University3rd year family medicine resident
5. Sarah Sweeney, MD2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve University3rd year family medicine resident
6. Farhan Rehman, MD2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve University3rd year family medicine resident
7. Tara Kantharaj, MD2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve University3rd year family medicine resident
8. Adithi Naidu, MD2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve University3rd year family medicine resident
9. Matthew Goldman2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve University3rd year family medicine resident
Craniofacial, Surgical, and Special Care Orthodontics Fellowship. Department of Orthodontics. Case discussions and craniofacial clinic conferences every other week. Fellow participates in model surgery and assists in the operating room.1. Carlos Caballero, DDS, CAGS, MS, MSD2012 – 2013Case Western Reserve University School of DentistryPractices in Ft. Worth, TX
2. Tasha Metzger, DMD, MSD2013 – 2014Case Western Reserve University School of DentistryPractices at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN
3. Michael Maroulakos, DDS, MSD2014 – 2015Case Western Reserve University School of DentistryPractices in Athens, Greece
4. Sorapan Smuthkochorn, DDS, MSD2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve University School of DentistryPractices in Bangkok, Thailand
5. Suliman Shahin, BDS, CAGS, DScD2015 – 2016Case Western Reserve University School of DentistryWill practice in Saudi Arabia
6. Nicholas Kochenour, DMD, MSD2016 – 2017Case Western Reserve University School of DentistryWill practice in Florida
7. Mohamed Bazina, DMD2016 – 2017
Cleveland Clinical Foundation and Akron Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship. Journal club discussions 2 hours every month1. Ivo Gwanmesia, BSc, MSc, MB ChB, MRCS, FRCS (Plast)2013 – 2014Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Akron Children’s HospitalPractices in London, England
2. Bahar Bassiri, MD

 

2013 – 2014Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Akron Children’s HospitalPractices at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Vascular Anomalies Clinic. 4 hours per month.1. Heather Cohn, MD, PhD2012 – 2014Dermatology Resident, Case Western Reserve UniversityStanford University School of Medicine Pediatric Dermatology Fellow
2. Lorenna Vidal, MD2013 – 2016Department of Radiology Fellow in neuroradiology, body imaging, and nuclear medicine imaging, Case Western Reserve UniversityTexas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellow
International. One month rotations. 40 hours per week.1. Animesh VadapartiJune – July, 2015Undergraduate, Carleton University, Ottawa, CanadaInterested in plastic surgery
2. Vania Kharmandayan, MDOctober 2014Plastic Surgery Resident, Red Cross, Sao Paulo, BrazilApplying to pediatric plastic surgery fellowships
3. Sarut (Pong) Chaisrisawadisuk, MDMarch 2014Plastic Surgery Resident, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, ThailandInterested in craniofacial surgery
4. Amr ElmekreshJuly 2016Medical Student, Sharjah College of Medicine, Abu Dhabi, UAEApplying to plastic surgery residency

 

 

Teaching Administration

  1. Clerkship Director, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, 2012 – 2016

 

Teaching Activities

  1. Attending Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. Direct teaching and moderation on craniofacial topics: Otoplasty; Oral board examination overview; Unilateral cleft lip repair markings with rotation advancement technique; Unilateral cleft lip repair markings with anatomical subunit approximation technique; Bilateral cleft lip repair markings; Case review of a cleft rhinoplasty patient; Treacher Collins; Cleft palate and oronasal fistula repair markings; Fibrous dysplasia; Craniosynostosis and craniofacial syndromes; Tessier Clefts; Orthognathic surgery for obstructive sleep apnea 12 Plastic Surgery Residents per year One hour every six weeks 2012 – 2013
  2. Craniofacial Clinic, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Cleveland, OH. 1 Plastic Surgery Resident, 1-3 Students ½ day every other week 2012 – 2016
  3. Vascular Anomalies Clinic, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Cleveland, OH. 1 Plastic Surgery Resident, 1-3 Students ½ day every month 2012 – 2016
  4. Plastic Surgery Clinic, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Cleveland, OH. 1 Plastic Surgery Resident, 1-3 Students 1 day per week 2012 – 2016
  5. Plastic Surgery Clinic, Cedar Brainard Office. Lyndhurst, OH. 1 Plastic Surgery Resident, 1-3 Students ½ day every week 2012 – 2016
  6. Operating Room, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Cleveland, OH. 1 Plastic Surgery Resident, 1-3 Students 2 days every week 2012 – 2016
  7. Operating Room, UH Lyndhurst. Lyndhurst, OH. 1 Plastic Surgery Resident, 1-3 Students ½ day every week 2012 – 2016
  8. Core Curriculum, Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. Direct teaching and moderation. One hour every week. 12 Plastic Surgery Residents per year. 2012 – 2016
  9. Indications Conference, Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. Direct teaching and moderation. One hour every month. 12 Plastic Surgery Residents per year. 2012 – 2016
  10. Journal Club, Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. 12 Plastic Surgery Residents per year. One hour every month. 2012 – 2016
  11. Mock Oral Exam, Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. Three hours every year. 6 Plastic Surgery Residents per year. 2012 – 2016
  12. Plating Course Instructor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Direct teaching and supervision of mandible and midface facial fracture plating. 12 Plastic Surgery Residents per year. Two hours every year. 2013 – 2016
  13. Shadowing Case by Case, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. Provide shadowing opportunity at University Hospital for interested undergraduates. One hour every week. 2014 – 2016
  14. Cadaver Lab Instructor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. Direct teaching and moderation on craniofacial topics: horizontal osteotomy of mandible, Le Fort osteotomies, sagittal split osteotomy of mandible, coronal approach. 12 Plastic Surgery Residents per year. Two hours every year. 2014 – 2016
  15. Plastic Surgery Clinic, Cedar Brainard Office. Lyndhurst, OH. 1 Plastic Surgery Resident, 1-3 Students ½ day every other week 2014 – 2016
  16. Plastic Surgery Clinic, UH Westlake. Westlake, OH. 1 Plastic Surgery Resident, 1-3 Students ½ day every other week 2014 – 2016
  17. Operating Room, UH Lyndhurst. Lyndhurst, OH. 1 Plastic Surgery Resident, 1-3 Students ½ day every other week 2014 – 2016
  18. Operating Room, UH Westlake. Westlake, OH. 1 Plastic Surgery Resident, 1-3 Students ½ day every other week 2014 – 2016
  19. Community Patient Care Preceptorship (CPCP). 1 first year medical student, 4 hours per week. Observed and provided guidance for medical interviewing, physical exam, communication skills, and patient presentations 2015 – 2016

 

Research Support

  1. Granting agency: Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Basic Research Grant

Title of project: Lakin GE, Nah HD, Kirschner RE. “Influence of Mechanical Stress on Muenke Syndrome Craniosynostosis.”

PI: Kirschner RE

Percent of effort: 17% during research fellowship

Award: $5,000

Dates: 2008-2009

  1. Granting agency: American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons/Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation & Synthes CMF Research Grant

Title of project: Lakin GE, Bartlett S, Nah HD, Kirschner RE. “Influence of Mechanical Stress on the Phenotypic Variability of Muenke Syndrome Craniosynostosis.”

PI: Kirschner RE

Percent of effort: 20% during research fellowship

Award: $6,000

Dates: 2008-2009

  1. Granting agency: Duke University Undergraduate Research Support Grant, Duke University Biological Laboratories Independent Study Program, Durham, NC

Title of project: Evolutionary phylogenetic reconstruction of squirrels

PI: John Mercer, PhD

Percent of effort: 20%

Award: $1,000

Dates: 1997 – 1998

 

 

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Vorburger SA, Xing Y, Hunt KK, Lakin GE, Benjamin RS, Feig BW, Pisters PWT, Ballo MT, Chen L, Trent J, Burgess M, Patel S, Pollock RE, Cormier JN. Angiosarcoma of the breast. Cancer. 2005; 104: 2682-2688.
  2. Laurita JT, Koyama E, Chin BC, Taylor J, Lakin GE, Hankenson KD, Bartlett SP, Nah HD. The Muenke Syndrome Mutation (FgfR3P244R) Causes Cranial Base Shortening Associated with Growth Plate Dysfunction and Premature Perichondrial Ossification in Murine Basicranial Synchondroses. Developmental Dynamics. 2011 Nov; 240(11): 2584-96.
  3. Lakin GE, Sinkin J, Koltz PF, Girotto JA. Genetic and Epigenetic Influences of Twins on the Pathogenesis of Craniosynostosis: {Bertelsen, 1958 #64}A Meta-Analysis. Reconstr. Surg. 2012, 129: 945.
  4. Andrews BT, Lakin GE, Bradley JP, Kawamoto HK Jr. Orthognathic Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Applying the Principles to New Horizons in Craniofacial Surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov:23(7 Suppl 1):S96-9.
  5. Lakin GE, Jarrahy R. Commentary on “Nonsyndromic Craniosynostosis: The Rady Children’s Hospital Approach”. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov;23(7 Suppl 1):S124-5.
  6. Lakin GE, Kawamoto HK Jr. Le Fort II Osteotomy. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov;23(7 Suppl 1): S22-5.
  7. Brown MS, Okada H, Valiathan M, Lakin GE. 45 Years of Simultaneous Le Fort III and Le Fort I Osteotomies: A Systematic Literature Review. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2015 Jul;52(4):471-479.
  8. Nahabet E, Gatherwright J, Vockley G, Henderson N, Tomei K, Grigorian P, Kaminski B, Bass N, Selman W, Lakin GE. Postnatal Pancraniosynostosis in a Patient with Infantile Hypophosphatasia. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. Jul 14, 2015.
  9. Ascha M, McDaniel J, Link I, Rowe D, Soltanian H, Sattar A, Becker D, Lakin GE. Social and Support Services Offered by Craniofacial Centers: A National Survey and Institutional Experience. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. Mar 27, 2016.
  10. Ascha M, Harvey DJ, Sarma H, Becker D, Rowe D, Lakin GE. A Novel Single-Staged Technique for the Treatment of Soft Tissue in an Oblique Facial Cleft. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. Sep 27, 2016.
  11. Alleyne B, Okada HC, Leuchtag RM, Rowe DJ, Soltanian HT, Becker DB, Lakin GE. Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic Formats in the United States: National and Institutional Survey. J Craniofac Surg. May 28, 2017.
  12. Pourtaheri N, Kearney A, Wan DC, Lakin G. Impact of a Cleft and Craniofacial Center on an Academic Health System. Reconstr. Surg. 2017 Oct; 140(40): 587e-597e

 

Invited Peer-Reviewed Online Publications

  1. Brown MS, Lakin GE. Distraction. Plastic Surgery Hyperguide. December 31, 2013.
  2. Brown MS, Lakin GE. Pediatric Facial Fractures. Plastic Surgery Hyperguide. December 31, 2013.
  3. Lee M, Lakin GE. Craniosynostosis. Plastic Surgery Hyperguide. November 18, 2014.
  4. Lim R, Lakin GE. Pancraniosynostosis. Plastic Surgery Hyperguide. December 12, 2014.

 

Invited Peer-Reviewed Video Publication

  1. Lee M, Lakin GE. Unilateral Incomplete Cleft Lip Markings. Plastic Surgery Hyperguide. December 30, 2014.

 

Book

  1. Lakin GE. (2015). Plastic Surgery Review: A Study Guide for the In-Service, Written Board, and Maintenance of Certification Examinations. 2015, Thieme, New York

 

Invited, Non-Peer Reviewed

  1. Lakin GE. Global Health Care: India’s GC4 Surgical Opportunity – Helping the Needy While Learning. In, Plastic Surgery News, January/February, 2015.
  2. Lakin GE. Ask the Doc: What Can I Do About Loose Skin Following Significant Weight Loss? Holy Cross Hospital Thrive Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Robinson DS, Sundaram M, Lakin GE. “Carcinoma of the breast in pregnancy and lactation.”  In Bland KI, Copeland EM (eds):  The Breast:  A Comprehensive Textbook for the Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases.  Second Edition, Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 1998, pp 1433-1445.
  2. Robinson DS, Sundaram M, Lakin GE. “Carcinoma of the breast in pregnancy and lactation.”  In Bland KI, Copeland EM (eds):  The Breast:  Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases.  Third Edition, Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2004, pp 1475-1490.

 

Abstracts

  1. Robinson DS, Lentz J, Moffat F, Franceschi D, Beber B, Korensky T, Lakin GE. The Role of Stereotactic Mammographically Directed Core Biopsy for Non-Palpable Breast Lesions:  A Single Institutional Analysis of 196 Procedures.  University of Miami School of Medicine Surgical Oncology and Radiology, Miami, Florida, 1995.
  2. Spivak RM, Endo M, Zajac A, Zoltick PW, Lakin GE, Flake AW, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. In Utero Delivery of Virally Encoded TGF-beta3 Rescues Cleft Palate in the TGF-beta3 Knockout Mouse. 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in Boston, MA, April 5-8, 2008.
  3. Wu C, Radecki A, Lakin GE, Salhab I, Flake AW, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. Intra-amniotic delivery of an adenoviral vector expressing TGFβ3 rescues palatal fusion defect in TGFβ3 null mice. Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery in Philadelphia, PA, February 2, 2009.
  4. Wu C, Lakin GE, Radecki A, Endo M, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. In Utero Somatic Transfer of TGFB3 and IRF6 Genes Rescues TGFb3−/− Induced Palatal Fusion Defects in Mice. 11th International Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies in Fortaleza, Brazil, September 10-13, 2009.
  5. Wu C, Yang BH, Lakin GE, Radecki MA, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. IRF6 as a Downstream Effector of TGFB3 Signaling in Palatogenesis: In Utero Somatic Delivery of Ad-IRF6 Rescues the Palatal Fusion Defect in TGFB3 Mice. 26th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons in Charleston, SC, Sept 23-27, 2009.
  6. Wu C, Lakin GE, Yang BH, Salhab I, Kirschner RE, Nah HD. IRF6 as a Downstream Effector of TGFB3 Signaling in Palatogenesis: In Utero Somatic Delivery of Ad-IRF6 Rescues the Palatal Fusion Defect in TGFβ−/− 13th Biennial International Congress of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery in Oxford, UK, September 26-30, 2009.
  7. Fargione RA, Koltz PF, Lakin GE, Girotto JA. Assessment of Growth Profiles in Cleft Children and Adolescents. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in Fort Worth, TX, March 15-20, 2010.
  8. Koltz PF, Fargione RA, Lakin GE, Girotto JA. Assessment of Growth Profiles in Cleft Children and Adolescents. 55th Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council in San Fransisco, CA, May 22-26, 2010.
  9. Laurita JT, Lakin GE, Chin BC, Nah HD. Muenke mutation (FgfR3P244R) causes premature ossification of basicranial synchondrosis cartilage and shortening of the cranial base in a knock-in mouse model. 27th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons in Washington, D.C., October 28-31, 2010.
  10. Tabit CJ, Lakin GE, Tesoriero J, Kawamoto HK, Allam KA, Bradley JP. Treatment of Crouzon Syndrome: A Long-Term Study. 69th Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Paul Black Junior Investigator Session in San Jose, CA, April 17-21, 2012.
  11. Drews C, Leuchtag R, Ferretti GA, Lakin GE. A Simplified Technique for Fabrication of a Pre-Surgical Nasoalveolar Molding Appliance for Infants with Unilateral or Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate. 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies in Orlando, Florida, USA, May 5-10, 2013.
  12. Ferretti GA, Drews C, Lakin GE. Pre-Surgical Nasal Alveolar Molding for Infants with Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate. 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies in Orlando, Florida, USA, May 5-10, 2013.
  13. Myers R, Girotto JA, Lakin GE. Distraction Osteogenesis of the Irradiated Craniofacial Skeleton: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies in Orlando, Florida, USA, May 5-10, 2013.
  14. Reeves HM, Nofal J, Capetillo A, Berkelhamer M, Lakin GE, Downes KA. Quality Assessment of Pre-operative Testing and Blood Ordering Protocol for Pediatric Patients Undergoing Cranial Vault Remodeling at an Academic Medical Center. 68th American Association of Blood Banks Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA October 24-27, 2015.

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