John Venoble Shufflebarger, MD

John Shuff

Academic Role: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Faculty Appointment(s): Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Hand and Microsurgery
Office: UMass Memorial Medical Center
            Division of Plastic Surgery
            Hahnemann Campus
            281 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605

Phone/ Fax: 508- 334-5952
Email: John.Shufflebarger@umassmemorial.org

 

Clinical Interests - Training- Research Interests- Publications- Awards and Honors

1. Clinical Interests

2. Training

  • Education
    • 1983-1987 West Virginia University, School of Medicine M.D.
    • 1979-1983 West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia B.A. Magna cum Laude
  •  Graduate Medical Trainig 
    • 1995 -1996 Hand & Microsurgery Fellowship, Christine M. Kleinert Institute
    • 1994-1995 Junior Attending, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
    • 1994-1994 Aesthetic Rotation, Gordon & Baker, Miami, FL
    • 1993-1994 Puerto Rico, Congenital Rotation
    • 1993-1993 Aesthetic Rotation, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
    • 1992-1994 Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
    • 1988-1992 Department of Surgery, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania 
       
  • Certifications 
    • 2008 Board Recertification Plastic Surgery
    • 2008 CAQ Hand Recertification
    • 2000 Basic Life Support
    • 1998 Board Certified, Plastic Surgery (#5519)
    • 1998 CAQ Hand (#238)
    • 1993 Board Certified, General Surgery (#38543)
    • 1988 National Board of Medical Examiners Certificate (#343939)
  • Medical Licensure 
    • 1992 Massachusetts - #79720
    • 1989 Pennsylvania - #MD 044407E (Inactive)
    • 1995 Kentucky - #31377 (Inactive)
  • Postgraduate Training 
    • July 2008 & August 1998 Comprehensive Review Course in Hand Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • November 1997 Wrist Arthroscopy Workshop, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Orthopedic Learning Center, Chicago, IL
    • March 1996 Wrist Arthroscopy Workshop, Co-director, Christine M. Kleinert Institute
    • March 1996 Christine M. Kleinert Institute Flap Course
    • January 1996 Microsurgical Course, Dr. Robert Acland, Louisville
    • October 1995 Christine M. Kleinert Institute, AO Internal Fixation of Upper Extremity Fractures
    • February 1995 Agee Carpal Tunnel Release System Training Course
  • Student Education 
    • 1999-Present Instructor, Hand Fellowship Program
    • 1999 Provided questions for PSEF Core Surgical Examination
    • 1998-Present Student Advisory Program
    • 1997-Present Longitudinal Preceptor Program
    • 1996-Present Medical Student Lectures on “Common Hand Problems”
    • 1996-Present Instructor, Plastic Surgery Fellowship

3. Research Interests
Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Tissue Engineering 

Research Grants (Funded Chronologic)     

  1. Shufflebarger JV, Rothkopf DM: The Effect of Torodol on Microsurgical Thrombosis using a Rabbit Arterial Inversion Graft Model, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  2. Shufflebarger JV, Falk, McCabe, Gupta, Firrell, Breidenbach, The Evaluation of Nerve Scar with Gadolinium Enhanced MRI, Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery.
  3. Shufflebarger, Morgan, Rothkopf, Dunn, Silverman, Warhold, Breen, 6 Strand Loop Suture Flexor Tendon Repair and Early Active Motion Protocols, University
  4. Shufflebarger, Vacanti. Tissue Engineering in Bone and Joint Reconstruction,
  5. Shufflebarger, JV: Consultant, Stryker Bone Adhesive and Upper Extremity Fractures (2006-2008)

4.  Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

Shufflebarger, Doyle, Maguire, Roth, Rothkopf, The Effect of Toradol on Microsurgical Thrombosis using a Rabbit Arterial Inversion Graft Model, PRS, Vol 98 No 1, 140-14, July 1996.

Berman, Rothkopf, Shufflebarger, Silverman, "Internal Fixation of Phalangeal Fractures Using Titanium Miniplates", Annals of Plastic Surgery, 42:408-410, 1999.

Vacanti, Bonassar, Vacanti, Shufflebarger, "Replacement of an Avulsed Phalanx with Tissue-Engineered Bone", The New England Journal of Medicine, 344:20,1511-1514, 2001.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Shufflebarger, Scheker, Fingertip Injuries, "Operative Plastic Surgery", Appleton and Lange, 1997.


PRESENTATIONS:

Presentation on colon carcinoma in patients under 40 years of age, The American
College of Surgeons, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Hershey, Pennsylvania (April 1990)

Review of Composite Grafts, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (NESPRS), Newport, Rhode Island (June, 1993)

The Effect of Toradol on Microsurgical Thrombosis using a Rabbit Arterial
Inversion Graft Model, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (NESPRS), Mystic, Connecticut (June, 1994)

The Effect of Toradol on Microsurgical Thrombosis using a Rabbit Arterial
Inversion Graft Model, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Marco Island, Florida (January, 1995)

The Evaluation of Nerve Scar with Gadolinium Enhanced MRI. Combined
Louisville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio (May, 1996)

The Evaluation of Nerve Scar with Gadolinium Enhanced MRI, American Society
of Peripheral Nerve Research, ASPNR, St. Louis, MO (May, 1996)
Venous Gangrene of the Upper Extremity, New England Hand Society,
Sturbridge, MA (December 4,1998)
CMCJ Fracture - Dislocation, New England Hand Society, Sturbridge, MA (December 3, 1999)

Flexor Tendon Ruptures with Volar Radius Plating, New England Hand Society
Sturbridge, MA (December 4, 1998)


UMASS Lectures/Presentations:

Common Hand Problems in Primary Care, Department of Family and
Community Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center (February 3, 1997)

Common Hand Problems, General Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Massachusetts Medical Center (February 5, 1997)
Common Hand Problems, Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Memorial Health Care (February 18, 1997)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Hand Problems, St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, MA (March 22, 1997)

Initial Evaluation and Treatment of Hand Injuries, Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Massachusetts Medical Center (April 12, 1997)

Management of Upper Extremity, Trauma, General Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Massachusetts Medical Center (November 4, 1998)

Grand Rounds for Business Leaders, Memorial Hospital, "Medical Research and Clinical Care - The Symbiotic Relationship" (December 17, 1998)

Rheumatology Grand Rounds, UMass Medical Center, "Tissue Engineering" (November 26, 1999)

Suturing Techniques and Wound Closure Skills, UMass Medical Center, "The Hand
Exam” (October 19, 2001)

Orthopedics Grand Rounds, UMass Medical Center, “Brachial Plexus”
(January 5, 2007)

Rheumatology Grand Rounds, UMass Medical Center, “Surgical Aspects of Arthritis of the Hand” (March 2, 2007)


POSTERS:

Ko A, Breen T, Morgan W, Rothkopf DM, Shufflebarger J, Warhold L.
Carpometacarpal Dislocation and Fracture Dislocation: Our Experience with
4 Cases. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Boston, MA Sept 1-4, 1999

5. Awards and Honors

  1. West Virginia Association of Student Councils President
  2. Sphinx, Golden Key, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies
  3. Magna Cum Laude
  4. AOA
  5. Mosby Book Award, 1st & 3rd year of medical school
  6. Lange Book Award, 2nd year of medical school
  7. Merck Book Award, 4th year of medical school