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Clinical and Translational Research in Plastic Surgery

Lab Staff - Plastic Surgery Research LabActive areas of investigation include:

General Plastic Surgery
Applications of fat grafting, mitigation of surgical drain complications, pressure sore prevention 

Updated population based cephalic index norms, neonatal mandibular distraction  

Radiation and thermal injury effects on skin and their mitigation, external volume expansion devices, ventral hernia closure

Global Health
Quality and safety outcomes on international plastic surgery volunteer trips, best practices around global health education.

All faculty and residents are actively involved in plastic surgery research and frequently present at regional, national and international forums including New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, the International Hernia Society and The International Society of Craniofacial Surgery.

Joyce McIntyre, MD – Joyce McIntyre, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery and is assistant professor of surgery, pediatrics and neurosurgery.  She is associate program director of the UMass Chan Plastic Surgery Residency Program and staff surgeon for both the UMass Memorial Health Craniofacial team and the cleft team at Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass.

Areas of special interest to Dr. McIntyre include complex craniofacial and skull disorders, quality and outcome measures in international plastic surgery, cleft lip and palate, functional problems with the jaw and airway, neonatal mandibular distraction, orthognathic surgery, vascular malformations, and general pediatric plastic surgery.  She also staffs a regional plastic surgery clinic on Cape Cod where the Division of Plastic Surgery has been a leader in using telehealth technologies to increase patients’ access to reconstructive surgery. 

McIntyre graduated from Harvard College, UMass Chan Medical School, UMass Chan Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program and the Craniofacial Fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and the University of California San Diego.

Janice F. Lalikos, MD – Janice F. Lalikos, MD, graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with an MD and a master’s in medical illustration. She did a full general surgery residency training at Vanderbilt University Hospital and was board certifiedy the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Her plastic surgery residency was completed at UMass Chan Medical School, and her craniofacial fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh - Presbyterian Medical Center. She is by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an ABPS Board Examiner. Dr. Lalikos’ clinical interests include pediatric plastic surgery, wound care and tissue engineering. She has more than 50 peer reviewed publications, 12 grants and one patent. Lalikos is professor, residency program director and section chief, pediatric plastic surgery at the UMass Chan Medical School. 

The Office of Clinical Research

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