October 28, 2002


WORCESTER, Mass.— Janice Fay Lalikos, MD, has joined the division of plastic surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center.  Recruited from the prestigious Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Dr. Lalikos has also been appointed associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). 


Lalikos received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988 and served a five-year general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, followed by one year as chief resident.  Her plastic surgery residency was served in the division of plastic surgery at the former UMass Medical Center from 1994-1996 and included traveling with other plastic surgeons to Ecuador, Bangladesh, and Taiwan to provide reconstructive surgery for children with facial deformities. She joined the Brody School of Medicine in 1997 as an assistant professor of plastic surgery, later earning the rank of associate professor.


Lalikos has also worked with several medical schools—Case Western Reserve University School of medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Vanderbilt, and Brody—as a freelance medical and biological illustrator, receiving her master of arts in medical illustration from Johns Hopkins in 1989 with honors.


Lalikos’s clinical interests lie in cleft and craniofacial care and in making pediatric plastic surgery accessible and understandable to children and their families.  Her research interests are in cell-culture based investigations that focus on tissue engineering and growth factor manipulation.


Lalikos has coauthored some 30 studies in numerous journals including the American Journal of Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Journal of Trauma, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Neuroanatomical Pathways, Laser, Journal of Burn Care Rehabilitation, and Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. She has made dozens of presentations on craniofacial trauma and surgery, reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, wound care and other surgical topics.


Lalikos is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of several other professional medical organizations, including the Association of Women Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Massachusetts Medical Society.


UMass Memorial Health Care is Central Massachusetts’ largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with teaching hospitals, affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services.


The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the fastest growing medical schools in the country, attracting more than $134 million in research funding annually.  A perennial top ten finisher in the annual US News & World Report ranking of primary care medical schools, UMMS comprises a medical school, graduate school of nursing, graduate school of biomedical sciences and an active research enterprise, and is a leader in health sciences education, research and public service.



Alison Duffy, 508-856-2000