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JULY 2018:

Congratulations: Faculty Promotion

Andrea L. Pozez, MDPlease join the Department of Surgery and the Divison of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in congratulating Andrea L. Pozez, MD on her promotion to Professor with Tenure.

Dr. Pozez is the Chair of the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the Leroy Smith Professor at the VCU School of Medicine.

Academic Bio | Clinical Bio



JUNE 2018:

33rd Annual S. Dawson Theogaraj Lecture

Please join the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for their 33rd Annual S. Dawson Theogaraj Conference during Surgery Grand Rounds.

June 21, 2018, 7:30 am
Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building
1217 E. Marshall St., Richmond
Auditorium, Ground Floor

This year's Theogaraj Professor is L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Penn Medicine and the Director of the Hand Transplant Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Dr. Levin's lecture is titled “Hand Transplantation: The Journey and Early Results.”


In 1972, S. Dawson Theogaraj, MD accepted an invitation from Dr. I Kelman Cohen to help start a new plastic surgery division at VCU Health (formerly, Medical College of Virginia—MCV). In just 6 years Dr. Theogaraj advanced from assistant professor to full professor and became one of the outstanding members of the faculty.

During his 12 years with the division he was able to train 20 plastic surgeons that would help him fulfill his goals and objectives as a surgeon and educator. To this day the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery sponsors the annual S. Dawson Theogaraj lecture.



Andrea Pozez, MD

Division Chair Andrea Pozez, MD has been appointed to the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Plastic Surgery

Please join us in sending congratulations to Dr. Pozez!



Welcome New Faculty Members:

New faculty Shuhao Zhang, MD Plastic SurgeonShuhao Zhang, MD
Plastic Surgery

Dr. Zhang completed his residency here at VCU and his fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. With a specialty in microsurgery, Dr. Zhang will serve as a plastic surgeon under the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. LEARN MORE


New faculty Shuhao Zhang, MD Plastic SurgeonBrian Q. Le, MD
Plastic Surgery

Dr. Le is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in reconstructive microsurgery, hand and upper extremity reconstructive surgery, and burn surgery. After completing his residency and burn surgery fellowship at VCU, he joined our faculty after completing the hand surgery fellowship under Dr. David T.W. Chiu at NYU Langone Medical Center. LEARN MORE


JULY 2017:

Burn Center re-verified by the American Burn Association

Please join us in congratulating the Evans-Haynes Burn Center at VCU Health on their re-verification as an Adult and Pediatric Burn Center by the American Burn Association. This acknowledgement is a testament to the unit's dedication to excellent patient care, specialized education, and quality research in burn care and recovery.

Under the leadership of Michael Feldman, MD, Medical Director and Assistant Professor in Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the center has begun incorporating palliative care into their daily rounds; added a psychologist to improve psychosocial assessment and treatment of patients; and increased nursing support and education by requiring pediatric nurses to take part in burn competency program.

Evans-Haynes Burn Center


APRIL 2017:

Richmond Magazine 2017 Top Docs

Congratulations to Our Top Docs!

Richmond Magazine 2017 names VCU Plastic Surgeons as Top Docs Jennifer Rhodes, MD
Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Daniel Luppens, MD
Andrea Pozez, MD
Jennifer Rhodes, MD
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Daniel Luppens, MD
Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery




AUGUST 2016:

A breast cancer survivor shares her journey after undergoing microsurgical breast reconstruction at VCU Massey Cancer Center.

Assistant Professor and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Santosh Kale, MD explains the advantages -


WTVR photo credit August 6, 2016



Evans-Haynes Burn Center receives provisional designation as a Level I burn center, the first provisional designation in burn trauma.

VCU News Evans-Haynes Burn Center designated Level 1 Burn Center Trauma Status


VCU Massey Cancer Center Offers Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction

Santosh Kale, MD, MBASantosh Kale, MD, reconstructive and plastic surgeon in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at VCU Medical Center and VCU Massey Cancer Center, is one of a few plastic surgeons in the Richmond area to offer microsurgical breast reconstruction. Learn more




Jennifer Rhodes, MD and Morgan Yacoe Speak at TEDxRVA 2014:

How fine art is informing and inspiring tomorrow's surgeons

VCU Quest Innovation Fund Awards Collaboration Between Arts & Medicine

Inspired by the ongoing health-focused interdisciplinary collaboration between the School of the Arts and the School of Medicine, the Arts-Medicine Fellows Program includes partners Dr. Jennifer Rhodes, (Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) and Morgan Yacoe, (Department of Sculpture), learn more.


New Faculty Announcements

The Division is happy to welcome two new faculty appointments:

Daniel Luppens, MD Santosh Kale, MD
Daniel Luppens, MD
Aesthetic & Plastic Surgeon
Santosh Kale, MD, MBA
Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon


Cosmetic Surgery: The Art & the Science

VCU sculpture class teaches anatomy to plastic surgery residentsVCU plastic surgery residents explore their artistic sides and learn about human anatomy in the process.

RVA News




Tony Carr and His Incredible Recovery at Evans-Haynes Burn Center

At the 2012 Shining Knight Gala, Tony Carr's story about his horrible accident and recovery was shared. Learn more


Pediatric Plastic Surgeon Assists with Separation Surgery on Conjoined Twins

Maria & TeresaJennifer Rhodes, MD, Director of VCU Center for Craniofacial Care, and pediatric plastic surgeon at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU was part of the surgical team who successfully separated conjoined twins Maria and Teresa Tapia. Learn more




VCU Men's Basketball Coach Shaka Smart Visits Evans-Haynes Burn Center

Shaka Smart visits Evans-Haynes Burn Center

Learn more:  VCU Medical Center 2011 Annual Report

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