Research and Community Service
The Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory works collaboratively with other Medical College of Wisconsin clinical and basic science departments as well as other U.S. and international institutions to address issues such as treatment of vibration injury and nerve transfer. The laboratory is also active in fMRI research.
Our commitment to community service is noted in our annual medical mission trip and in our community education presentations.
Medical Mission - Global Health
For more than 25 years, physicians and staff of the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Plastic Surgery have participated in annual medical mission trips to South America for the purpose of providing surgical services, specialty care, and medical collaboration and education to underserved areas.
Bucaramanga, Colombia is a common mission destination. During the most recent mission trip to Bucaramanga in February 2017, more than 90 reconstructive procedures were performed by plastic surgeons, residents, and hospital staff. These medical mission trips allow our residents exposure to a wider variety of surgical procedures than they may encounter in the United States, as well as offer our physicians a chance to give needed services to deserving patients.
How Can You Help?
Your donations to help fund our research projects, educational endeavors or our Medical Mission trips are most welcome and appreciated.
Ji-Geng Yan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Plastic Surgery Research Lab