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Publications1. Vega Stephen J, Jiang S, Sbitany H, Serletti JM. 500 Consecutive free TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: A Single Surgeon’s Experience. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dec 2008

2. Selber J, Samra R, Vega Stephen J, Sonnad S, Wu L, Serletti JM. A Head to Head Comparison Between the MS Free TRAM and the SIEA: Is the Rate of Flap Loss Worth the Gain in Abdominal Wall Function? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dec 2008

3. Forsberg C, Vega Stephen J, Hua L, Frankel M, Kirkley S, Serletti JM. Efficacy of Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation in Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. May 2008

4. Vega Stephen J, Bossert RP, Sbitany H. Vastus Lateralis Free Flap for Coverage of Lower Extremity Diabetic Ulcer. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Jan 2007

5. Gusenoff J, Vega Stephen J, Jiang S, Behnam A, Sbitany H, Herrera R, Serletti JM. Free Tissue Transfer: Comparison of Outcomes Between University Hospitals and Community Hospitals. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Sept 2006

6. Vega Stephen J, Bossert RP, Serletti JM. Improving Outcomes in Bilateral Breast Reconstruction Using Autogenous Tissue. Annals of Plastic Surgery. May 2006.

7. Selber JC, Kurichi JE, Vega Stephen J, Sonnad SS, Serletti JM. Risk Factors and Complications in Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery. May 2006

8. Vega, Stephen J, MD; Sandeen, Sven N, MD; Bossert, Ronald P, MD; Perrone, Anthony MD, MBA, RPh; Ortiz, Luis, BS; Herrera, Hector, MD. “The Gracilis Myocutaneous Free Flap in Autologous Breast Reconstruction” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. November 2009

National Presentations

Publications1. “Loupes for Magnification for Free Tissue Transfer: One Center’s Experience with 1100 Cases.” Vega S, Jiang S, Behnam A, Sbitany H, Serletti J. 20th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Baltimore, MD. Sept. 2003.

2. “Free Tissue Transfer: Comparison of Outcomes Between University Hospitals and Community Hospitals.” Gusenoff J, Vega S, Jiang S, Behnam A, Sbitany H, Herrera R, Serletti J. 20th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Baltimore, MD. Sept. 2003.

3. “Free Tissue Transfer: Comparison of Outcomes Between University Hospitals and Community Hospitals.” Gusenoff J, Vega S, Jiang S, Behnam A, Sbitany H, Herrera R, Serletti J. 72nd Annual ASPS/PSEF/ASMS Scientific Meeting. San Diego, CA. October 2003.

4. “Expanded Strip Craniectomy and Postoperative Molding Helmet for Scaphocephaly: Patient Selection as a Factor in Outcome.” Tomlin J, Vega S, Hua L, Losee J, Silberstein H. AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurologic Surgery Annual Meeting. Salt Lake, Utah. Dec, 2003.

5. “Free Tissue Transfer: Comparison of Outcomes Between University Hospitals and Community Hospitals.” Gusenoff J, Vega S, Jiang S, Behnam A, Sbitany H, Herrera R, Serletti. ASRM/AAHS/ASPN Annual Scientific Meeting. Palm Springs, CA. January 2004.

6. “Expanded Strip Craniectomy and Postoperative Molding Helmet for Scaphocephaly: Patient Selection as a Factor in Outcome.” Vega S, Hua L, Silberstein H, Losee J. 61st Annual Meeting American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Chicago, IL. March 2004.

7. “Free Tissue Transfer for Head and Neck Reconstruction: A 12 year Experience with 195 Patients.” Vega S, Waldman J, Fender C, Rosas D, Smith A, Popat S, Coniglio J, Serletti J. 2004 Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference. Milwaukee, MN. March 2004.

8. “600 Consecutive TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: A Single Surgeon’s Experience.” Jiang S, Vega S, Sbitany H, Serletti J. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Chicago, IL. May 2004.

9. “Efficacy of Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation in Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction.” Forsberg C, Vega S, Hua L, Frankel M, Kirkley S, Serletti S. Division of Plastic Surgery and Department of Hematology, Strong Memorial Hospital, 2004. ASRM/AAHS/ASPN Annual Scientific Meeting, Fajardo Puerto Rico. January 2005.

10. “Patient Satisfaction and Aesthetic Outcomes in the Radiated TRAM Patient.” Vega S, Erickson C, Au A, Reale V, Girotto J, Wu H, Serletti J. Division of Plastic Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, 2004. 21st Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Naples, FL. January 2005.

11. “The Abdominal Wall Donor Site Controversy In Autologous Breast Reconstruction Resolved: The SIEA Flap.” Vega S, Erickson C, Serletti J. Division of Plastic Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, 2004. 21st Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Naples, FL. January 2005.

12. “The Relationship Between Preoperative Risk Factors and Complications in Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction.” Selber JC, Kurichi J, Sonnad S, Vega S, Serletti JM. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2005. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Washington D.C. November 2005.

13. “Improving Outcomes in Bilateral Autogenous Breast Reconstruction.” Vega S, Schippert D, Smith A, Serletti J. Division of Plastic Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, 2005. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Washington D.C. November 2005.

14. Selber J, Kurichi J, Vega S, Sonnad S, Serletti J. Relationship between Preoperative Risk Factors and Complications in Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Twenty-second Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., November 3, 2005

15. “The Relationship Between Postoperative Risk Factors and Complications in Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction”. Selber JC, Kurichi J, Sonnad S, Vega S, Serletti JM. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2005. ASRM/AAHS/ASPN Annual Scientific Meeting. Tucson, Arizona. January 2006.

16. “Comparative Outcomes of Pediculed verus Free TRAM Flaps Following Post-Reconstructive Radiation Therapy: Is There a Difference?” Jackson O, Casselith LB, Kanchwala S, Vega S, Solin LJ, Serletti JM, Bucky LP. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2005ASRM/AAHS/ASPN Annual Scientific Meeting. Tucson, Arizona. January 2006.

17. “Bilateral Free Flap Breast Reconstruction: A New Paradigm in Breast Cancer Therapy”. Kanchwala S, Vega SJ, Serletti JM. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2005ASRM/AAHS/ASPN Annual Scientific Meeting. Tucson, Arizona. January 2006.

18. Selber J, Vega SJ, Sonnad S, Serletti JM. A Head to Head Comparison of the SIEA flap and the Muscle Sparing Free TRAM: Is the Rate of Flap Loss Worth the Gain in Abdominal Wall Function? Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.Boston, MA. Nov 28 – Dec 3, 2006.

19. Selber J, Vega SJ, Sonnad S, Serletti JM. A Head to Head Comparison of the SIEA flap and the Muscle Sparing Free TRAM: Is the Rate of Flap Loss Worth the Gain in Abdominal Wall Function? Combined Meeting of Ohio Valley Society and Robert H. Ivy Societies of Plastic Surgeons. Pittsburg, PA. June 2-4, 2006.

20. Selber J, Vega SJ, Kurichi J, Sonnad S, Serletti J. Relationship of Complications to Risk Factors Following Free TRAM Breast Reconstruction. Combined Meeting of Ohio Valley Society and Robert H. Ivy Societies of Plastic Surgeons. Pittsburg, PA. June 2-4, 2006.

21. Selber J, Vega SJ, Kurichi J, Sonnad S, Serletti J. Relationship of Complications to Risk Factors Following Free TRAM Breast Reconstruction. Association of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, Tucson, AZ, January 15-18, 2006.

22. “Comparing the SIEA and Muscle Sparing Free TRAM: Is the Rate of Flap Loss Worth the Gains in Abdominal Wall Function?”. Selber J, Vega SJ, Sonnad S, Serletti, J. Division of Plastic Surgery University of Pennsylvania, 2007 AAPS Annual Meeting. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. May 2007.

23. Selber J, Nguyen V, Vega SJ, Sonnad, S, Serletti J. Results Using the Wise Pattern Mastectomy for Macromastia and Ptosis in Free Flap Breast Reconstruction. Fourth Congress of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. June 24-26, Athens, Greece, 2007

24. Selber J, Samra F, Vega SJ, Sonnad S, Serletti JM Complications and Risk Factors in the Free TRAM, DIEP and SIEA: Are the Risks of Flap Loss Worth the Benefits in Abdominal Wall Function. Combined Meeting of the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons and the John Staige Daivis Society of Plastic Surgeons. March 30-April 2, 2007.

25. Selber J, Vega SJ, Sonnad S, Serletti JM. A Head to Head Comparison of the SIEA flap and the Muscle Sparing Free TRAM: Is the Rate of Flap Loss Worth the Gain in Abdominal Wall Function? American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Rio Grande, PR, Jan 12-17, 2007.

Local Rochester Presentations

1. “Breast Cancer Reconstruction for the Breast Cancer Patient”. Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Evening Lecture Series. Rochester, NY. June 2008.

2. “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”. Medical Panel. Rochester, NY. August 2009.

International Presentations

“600 Consecutive TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: A Single Surgeon’s Experience.” Jiang S, Vega S, Sbitany H, Serletti J. World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. II Annual Congress. Heidleberg, Germany. June, 2003.

“Loupes for Magnification for Free Tissue Transfers: One Centers Experience with 1100 Cases.” Vega S, Jiang S, Behnam A, Sbitany H, Serletti J. World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. II Annual Congress. Heidleberg, Germany. June, 2003.

Selber J, Hill L, Samra F, Vega SJ, Sonnad S, Serletti JM. A Head to Head Comparison of the SIEA flap and the Muscle Sparing Free TRAM: Is the Rate of Flap Loss Worth the Gain in Abdominal Wall Function? Fourth Congress of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. June 24-26, Athens, Greece, 2007

Participation on Symposia and Panels

Participation on Symposia and PanelsPanel. Successful Free Tissue Transfer: An Interdisciplinary Effort. Panelists: Stephen J. Vega, MD and Chris Pederson, MD. Annual American Association for Hand Surgery/American Society for Peripheral Nerve Surgery/American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Scientific Meeting. Tucson, AZ. January 2006.

Panel. Advanced Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Breast: Concepts and Controversies. Gracilis Myocutaneous Flap Reconstruction of the Breast. Stephen J. Vega MD. Panelists: Zenn, Serletti, Nahabedian, Levine, Vega. Annual Breast Surgery and Body contouring Symposium. Santa Fe, NM. August 2007.

Panel. Microsurgical Salvage for Failed Breast Reconstruction and Radiation and Reconstruction: Timing, Technique and Troubles. Faculty: Mike Zenn, Joseph Serletti, Maurice Nahabedian, Joshua Levine, Stephen J. Vega MD. Annual Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium. Santa Fe, NM. August 2007.

Symposium. Reduction Mammaplasty and Long-term Results. Edward and Fannie Grey Hall Center for Human Appearance University of Pennsylvania Body Contouring Abnormalities: Mechanisms, Treatment and Rehabilitation. Faculty: Stephen J Vega, MD. Philadelphia, PA. Novemember 2007.

Symposium. Update on Autogenous Reconstruction. Edward and Fannie Grey Hall Center for Human Appearance University of Pennsylvania Body Contouring Abnormalities: Mechanisms, Treatment and Rehabilitation. Faculty: Stephen J Vega MD, Lisa Wu, MD. Philadelphia, PA. Novemember 2007.

Panel. Composite Tissue Allotransplantation 2nd Update Session. First Living Related Composite Tissue Transplant in a Bone Marrow Recipient: Case Report. Annual meeting of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Beverly Hills, California, January 14, 2008.

Panel. Advanced Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Breast: Concepts and Controversies. SIEA Flap Reconstruction of the Breast. Stephen J. Vega MD. Panelists: Beahm, Serletti, Nahabedian, St Cyr, Buntic, Stephen J Vega. Annual Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium. Santa Fe, NM. August 2008.

Panel. Microsurgical Salvage for Failed Breast Reconstruction and Radiation and Reconstruction: Timing, Technique and Troubles. Faculty: Beahm, Serletti, Nahabedian, St. Cyr, Buntic, Stephen J Vega. Annual Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium. Santa Fe, NM. August 2008.