Research and Clinical Trials

UC San Diego Health System’s internationally recognized faculty in the Division of Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing the latest in groundbreaking and compassionate treatment.

Our physician-scientists are active in numerous research projects and clinical studies. For example, our plastic surgeons are exploring the use of stem cells in reconstructive breast surgery and are involved in the development of better imaging technologies for treatment and detection of cancer. Our plastic surgeons are also working on new telemedicine applications for the management of wounds, plastic surgery consultations and medical care to children in developing nations.


bullet Scientific Articles in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery View titles and abstracts of scientific articles at PubMed written by UC San Diego Health System plastic surgeons.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are highly regulated health research studies that move advances in the treatment of disease forward into clinical practice. They offer people the chance to receive newly developed therapies and provide crucial information for improving care. UC San Diego Health System’s plastic surgeons are conducting clinical trials in a broad spectrum of diseases and conditions. Find clinical trials at UC San Diego Health System currently seeking participants.


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