“Current Paradigms in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery” March 7th, 2016 at UPMC Presby

October 1, 2018 By aornpittsburgh

Please join us on March 7th at UPMC Presby for the following presentation by Dr. Mario G. Solario, “Current Paradigms in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery”  Registration will open February 1st for this event.

Dr. Mario G. Solari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery. He performs reconstructive surgery including head and neck, chest, abdominal wall, pelvic, and extremity reconstruction following trauma or cancer surgery. He specializes in microvascular reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Solari performed his undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and earned his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. He took time away from clinical duty during residency to pursue a two-year extramural NIH fellowship (NRSA) studying the immunology of vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation (such as hand and facial tissue transplantation). After graduating from plastic surgery residency, he completed a reconstructive microsurgery fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Dr. Solari is the Director of the Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) Research Laboratory. His major research goals include elucidating the immunobiology of VCA and developing strategies that limit systemic immunosuppression, prevent acute and chronic rejection, promote allograft longevity, and maximize functional outcome. Dr. Solari is a member of the clinical reconstructive transplantation program. His laboratory is closely linked with the clinical program; the ultimate goal being the translation of new research findings into novel therapies that will improve the care and quality of life of our clinical hand and facial tissue allograft recipients.

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