Bio

Professional Education


  • Medical Education, Texas A&M University College of Medicine (2017)
  • Bachelor of Science, Tulane University (2013)

Stanford Advisors


Research & Scholarship

Lab Affiliations


  • Derrick Wan, Hagey Laboratory for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine (7/1/2020)

Publications

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  • A Systematic Review of Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis Versus Orthodontic Airway Plate for Airway Obstruction Treatment in Pierre Robin Sequence. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Abbas, D. B., Lavin, C., Fahy, E. J., Choo, H., Truong, M. T., Bruckman, K. C., Khosla, R. K., Lorenz, H. P., Momeni, A., Wan, D. C. 2021: 10556656211011886

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: Mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) is frequently performed to address airway obstruction in patients with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS), though more recently the technique of orthodontic airway plating (OAP) has gained traction. We aimed to evaluate OAP compared to MDO for airway obstruction in PRS.DESIGN: A systematic literature search across PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar identified all studies published in English, which involved MDO or any form of OAP as treatments for PRS. All relevant articles were reviewed in detail and reported on, adhering to PRISMA guidelines.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Airway (tracheostomy avoidance, decannulation rate), feeding (full oral feeding tolerance).RESULTS: Literature search identified 970 articles, of which 42 MDO studies and 9 OAP studies met criteria for review. A total of 1159 individuals were treated with MDO, and 322 individuals were treated with OAP. Primary outcomes appear similar for MDO and OAP at face value; however, this must be interpreted with different pretreatment contexts in mind.CONCLUSIONS: Orthodontic airway plating may be considered for airway obstruction in PRS, as some airway-related and feeding-related outcomes appear similar with MDO, per existing evidence in the literature. However, since PRS severity differed between studies, OAP cannot be uniformly considered a replacement for MDO. Further research is required to more comprehensively assess these treatment modalities inclusive of metrics that allow for direct comparison.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/10556656211011886

    View details for PubMedID 34075816

  • Readability of Online Patient Information Relating to Cleft Palate Surgery. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Lavin, C. V., Fahy, E. J., Abbas, D. B., Griffin, M., Deleon, N. M., Lee, D. K., Khosla, R. K., Bruckman, K., Lorenz, H. P., Wan, D. C. 2021: 10556656211013177

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE: It is important for health care education materials to be easily understood by caretakers of children requiring craniofacial surgery. This study aimed to analyze the readability of Google search results as they pertain to "Cleft Palate Surgery" and "Palatoplasty." Additionally, the study included a search from several locations globally to identify possible geographic differences.DESIGN: Google searches of the terms "Cleft Palate Surgery" and "Palatoplasty" were performed. Additionally, searches of only "Cleft Palate Surgery" were run from several internet protocol addresses globally.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level and Readability Ease, Gunning Fog Index, Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) index, and Coleman-Liau Index.RESULTS: Search results for "Cleft Palate Surgery" were easier to read and comprehend compared to search results for "Palatoplasty." Mean Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level scores were 7.0 and 10.11, respectively (P = .0018). Mean Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease scores were 61.29 and 40.71, respectively (P = .0003). Mean Gunning Fog Index scores were 8.370 and 10.34, respectively (P = .0458). Mean SMOG Index scores were 6.84 and 8.47, respectively (P = .0260). Mean Coleman-Liau Index scores were 12.95 and 15.33, respectively (P = .0281). No significant differences were found in any of the readability measures based on global location.CONCLUSIONS: Although some improvement can be made, craniofacial surgeons can be confident in the online information pertaining to cleft palate repair, regardless of where the search is performed from. The average readability of the top search results for "Cleft Palate Surgery" is around the seventh-grade reading level (US educational system) and compares favorably to other health care readability analyses.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/10556656211013177

    View details for PubMedID 33960204

  • Single Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Fibroblast Heterogeneity Across Embryonic Origins Of Skin Griffin, M., King, M., Chen, K., desJardins-Park, H., Mascharak, S., Fahy, E., Guardino, N., Lavin, C., Abbas, D., Januszyk, M., Wan, D., Longaker, M. WILEY. 2021: A11-A12
  • The Adrenergic System in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Physiology and Clinical Considerations. Annals of plastic surgery Fahy, E. J., Griffin, M. n., Lavin, C. n., Abbas, D. n., Longaker, M. T., Wan, D. n. 2021

    Abstract

    The primary organ systems and tissues concerning plastic and reconstructive surgery include the integument, vasculature, subcutis, and peripheral nerves, because these may individually or collectively be injured requiring reconstruction, or indeed be used in reconstruction themselves through grafts, flaps, or anastomoses. Adrenergic receptors are present throughout these anatomic components on the vasculature, adipose, platelets, immune cells, keratinocytes, melanocytes, fibroblasts, peripheral nerves, and tendons. Herein, the influence of adrenergic signaling on the physiology of anatomic components related to plastic surgery is discussed, along with clinical considerations of this systems involvement in procedures, such as free flap reconstruction, skin grafting, fat grafting, and other areas relevant to plastic and reconstructive surgery. Current evidence as well as potential for further investigation is discussed.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002706

    View details for PubMedID 33833152

  • Fat Grafting Depletes Profibrotic Prrx1-Positive Fibroblasts in Irradiated Skin and Mitigates Radiation-Induced Groin Contracture Borrelli, M. R., Adem, S., Deleon, N., Abbas, D., Chen, K., Longaker, M. T., Wan, D. C. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2020: S225–S226
  • Radiation-Induced Soft Tissue Atrophy Impaired by Enhancement of Fat Grafts with CD146+Subpopulation of Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells Deleon, N., Borrelli, M. R., Adem, S., Shen, A., Abbas, D., Longaker, M. T., Wan, D. C. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2020: E186
  • Grafted Fat Depletes the Profibrotic Engrailed-1-Positive Fibroblast Subpopulation and Ameliorates Radiation-Induced Scalp Fibrosis Borrelli, M. R., Deleon, N., Adem, S., Abbas, D., Momeni, A., Longaker, M. T., Wan, D. C. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2020: E186
  • Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells within Transplanted Fat Hone to Blood Vessels and Assume a Pericyte Structure Borrelli, M. R., Adem, S., Deleon, N., Abbas, D., Momeni, A., Longaker, M. T., Wan, D. C. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2020: E183
  • No Significant Difference in Outcomes for Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Cancer in Kidney Transplant Recipients - Analysis of the HCUP NIS Data International Archives of Endocrinology Clinical Research Abbas, D. B., Goldschmidt, E., Camick , C., Qu , W., Ortiz, J. 2019; 5 (1): 7

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