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Dr. George Dreszer, MD

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Work Experience
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2015-present
    Vanguard Plastic Surgery, Owner/Plastic Surgeon
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2012-2015
    TakeShape Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon
Hospital Affiliations
  • Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL
  • Broward General Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Westside Regional Hospital, Plantation, FL
  • Plantation General Hospital, Plantation, FL
  • Imperial Point Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
  • Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
  • North Broward Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Residency Training
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011-2012
    University of Minnesota School of  Medicine, Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009-2011
    University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Newark, New Jersey, 2008-2009
    University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Fellow, Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
  • New York, New York, 2007-2008
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Administrative Chief, General Surgery
  • New York, New York, 2004-2007
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Resident, General Surgery
  • New York, New York, 2003-2004
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Intern, General Surgery
Education
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
    Drexel University College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Washington D.C., 1997-1998
    Georgetown University, Masters of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1996-1997
    University of Tel Aviv, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993-1995
    Harvard University Extension, Bachelor of Arts, Sciences
Publications

cover page on the report on the effects of enoxaparin

  • St. Paul, Minnesota, 2012
    Regions Hospital, University of Michigan, UT Southwestern Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery. Pannucci CJ, Barta RJ, Portschy PR, Dreszer G, Hoxworth RE, Kalliainen LK, Wilkins EG. Assessment of post-operative venous thromboembolism risk in plastic surgery patients using the 2005 and 2010 Caprini Risk Score. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In Press.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
    University of Michigan, UT Southwestern, MSK, PITT, University of Minnesota Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Pannucci CJ, Watchman CF, Dreszer G, Bailey SH, Kalliainen LK, Rubin JP, Pusic AL, Wilkins EG. The Effect of post-operative enoxaparin on risk for re-operative hematoma. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, January 2012
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
    University of Michigan, UT Southwestern, MSK, PITT, University of Minnesota Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Pannucci, CJ, Dreszer G, Watchman CF, Baily SH, Kalliainen LK, Rubin JP, Pusic AL, Wilkins EG. Post-Operative enoxaparin prevents symptomatic venous thromboembolism in high risk plastic surgery patients. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, November 2011
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010
    University of Michigan, UT Southwestern, MSK, PITT, University of Minnesota Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Pannucci, CJ, Dreszer G, Watchman CF, Baily SH, Kalliainen LK, Rubin JP, Pusic AL, Wilkins EG. Preliminary report on the PSEF Venous Thromboembolism Study (VTEPS): Validation of the Caprini Risk Assesment Model in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Patients. Plastic and Reconsrtuctive Surgery. 126(): 107-108, October 2010
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010
    University of Michigan, UT Southwestern, MSK, PITT, University of Minnesota Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Pannucci, CJ, Dreszer G, Watchman CF, Baily SH, Kalliainen LK, Rubin JP, Pusic AL, Wilkins EG. Validation of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Patients. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 18 November 2010
  • St. Paul, Minnesota, 2012
    Regions Hospital Center "Calcaneal Foot Fillet" Flap for salvage of Below the Knee Amputations secondary to Acute Trauma", In Progress. Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, George Dreszer, M.D., MS, Joe Barta, M.D., Jim Fletcher M.D., FACS

page from Florida plastic surgeon Dr.Dreszer's report on reconstructive surgery

Chapters
  • Miami/New York City, 2007
    Miami  Children's Hospital, "Pierre Robin Sequence; History and Background" Chapter Co-Author Stryker Hyper Guide, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, S. Anthony  Wolfe, M.D., George Dreszer, M.D., MS., Frank Ciminello, M.D.
  • Miami/New York City, 2007
    Miami Children's Hospital, "Pierre Robin Sequence; Treatment and Management" Chapter Co-Author Stryker Hyper Guide, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, S. Anthony Wolfe, M.D., Frank Ciminello, M.D., George Dreszer, M.D, MS.
Presentations and Posters
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 2012
    2011 Plastic Surgery Research Council
    Predicting 60-Day Venous Thromboembolism risk inplastic surgery patients: A comparison of the 2005 and 2010 Caprini Risk Assessment Models: Pamela Portschy MD 1, Christopher Pannucci MD MS2, George Dreszer MD MS, Ruth Barta MD 1,Loree Kalliainen MD 1, Ronald Hoxworth MD3, Edwin Wilkins MD MS2
  • San Francisco, California, April 2012
    James Barrett Brown Award, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 91st Annual Symposium
    Predicting 60-Day Venous Thromboembolism risk inplastic surgery patients: A comparison of the 2005 and 2010  Caprini Risk Assessment Models. Pamela Portschy MD1, Christopher Pannucci MD MS2, George Dreszer MD MS1, Ruth Barta MD 1, Loree Kalliainen MD 1, Ronald Hoxworth MD3, Edwin Wilkins MD MS
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2012
    Spring Meeting of the Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
    Predicting 60-Day Venous Thromboembolism risk inplastic surgery patients: A comparison of the 2005 and 2010 Caprini Risk Assessment Models. Pamela Portschy MD1, Christopher Pannucci MD MS2, George Dreszer MD MS1, Ruth Barta MD 1, Loree Kalliainen MD 1, Ronald Hoxworth MD3, Edwin Wilkins MD MS
  • Orlando, Florida, February 2012
    The American Venous Forum
    Predicting 60-Day Venous Thromboembolism risk inplastic surgery patients: A comparison of the 2005 and 2010 Caprini Risk Assessment Models. Pamela Portschy MD 1, Christopher Pannucci MD MS2, George Dreszer MD MS1, Ruth Barta MD1, Loree Kalliainen MD1, Ronald Hoxworth MD3, Edwin Wilkins MD MS2
  • Mykonos, Greece, June 2011
    22nd Annual EURAPS Meeting, Winner Best Paper
    The Caprini Risk Assesment Model Effectively Identifies Patients for Venous Thromboembolism Risk, Christopher Pannucci, M.D, MS, George Dreszer, MD, MS, Loree Kalliainen, MD, J Peter Rubin, MD, Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, Edwin Wilkins, M.D, MS
  • Louisville, Kentucky, 2011
    Plastic Surgery Research Council, Winner Best Clinical Research Paper
    Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism with Post-Operative Enoxaparin: Results of the PSF-funded VTEPS Study. Christopher Pannucci, M.D, MS, George Dreszer, MD, MS, Loree Kalliainen, MD, J Peter Rubin, MD, Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, Edwin Wilkins, M.D, MS
  • Louisville, Kentucky, 2011
    Plastic Surgery Research Council
    The effect of Enoxaparin andprocedure type on Re-Operative Hematoma. For VTEPS. Plastic Surgery Research Council, Steven H. Bailey, M.D, Christopher Pannucci, M.D, MS, George Dreszer, MD, MS, Loree Kalliainen, MD, J Peter Rubin, MD, Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, Edwin Wilkins, M.D, MS
  • Boca Raton, Florida, 2011
    American Association of Plastic Surgeons 90th Annual Symposium, Winner Best Paper
    Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism withpost-operative enoxaparin: Preliminary Results of the PSEF Thromboembolism Study (VTEPS) Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Study. Christine Fisher, MD, Christopher Pannucci, MD MS, George Dreszer, MD MS, Loree Kalliainen, MD, J Peter Rubin, MD, Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, Edwin Wilkins, MD MS
  • Boca Raton, Florida, 2011
    American Association of Plastic Surgeons 90th Annual Symposium
    The effect of Enoxaparin and procedure type on Re-Operative Hematoma, George Dreszer MD MS, Pamela Portchy MD, Christine Fisher, MD, Christopher Pannucci, MD MS, Loree Kalliainen, MD, J Peter Rubin, MD, Andrea Pusic MD, MHS, Edwin Wilkins, MD MS
  • Chicago, Illinois, May 2010
    The Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg Pavilion
    The Effect of Low Molecular Weight Heparin and Procedure Type on Re-operative Hematoma, George Dreszer, M.D., MS, Pamela Portchy M.D, Chris Pannucci, M.D., MS., Loree Kalliainen, M.D For VTEPS Study Network; University of Minnesota/Regions Hospital, University of Michigan, UT Southwestern, Pitt, MSK
  • Edina, Minnesota, 2010
    Spring Meeting of the Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
    Resident Competition: Facilitated by the MSPS Executive Council, The Effect of Enoxaparin and procedure type on re-operative hematoma, Pamela Portchy, M.D., George Dreszer, M.D., MS., Christopher Pannucci, M.D., MS., Loree Kalliainen, M.D. For VTEPS Study Network; University of Minnesota/Regions Hospital, University of Michigan, UT Southwestern, Pitt, MSK
Awards and Activities

Winner James Barrett Brown Award

  • San Francisco, California, April 2012
    Winner James Barrett Brown Award, for the 2011 to 2012 year, American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Awarded to the best plastic surgery related paper published during the previous calendar year. The selection is made from articles published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or in the Annals of Plastic Surgery

Winner Leonard R. Rubin Award

  • San Francisco, California, April 2012
    Winner Leonard R. Rubin Award, 2012 American Association of Plastic Surgeons. The Leonard R. Rubin Award, named in honor or Dr. Leonard R. Rubin, is presented each year to the author of the paper selected by the Awards Committee as the best scientific paper presented at the Annual Meeting

Winner Best Clinical Research Paper

  • Louisville, Kentucky, 2011
    Winner Best Clinical Research Paper, 2011 Plastic Surgery Research Council

Winner Best Paper

  • Boca Raton, Florida, April 2011
    Winner Best Paper, 2011, American Association of Plastic Surgeons 90th Annual Symposium
Grands Rounds Presentations
  • Roosevelt Hospital, 2006
    Traditional Methods in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and New Innovations
  • St. Luke's Hospital, 2007
    Intra-abdominal Desmoid Tumors
  • UMDNJ, 2008
    Cephalometrics, NOE and Orbital Floor Blowouts
Research Experience
  • New York, New York, 2007
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Surgery, Dr. Mark Sultan, M.D., George Dreszer, M.D, MS., Study regarding the safety, complications, and long term outcome of Nipple-Areolar Complex reconstruction done in the office setting
  • Washington D.C., 1997-1998
    Georgetown University, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, Eugene Davidson, PhD., David Nikodem, PhD., George Dreszer, BS. Various projects related to vaccine formation for Plasmodium Falciparum. Primarily focused on developing a means of quantifying parasitemia levels in erythrocytes using fluorescent DNA probes
  • Boston, Massachusetts, 1992-1995
    The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Research Associate, Department of Immuno-Genetics Dr. Edmundo Yunis, MD., George Dreszer, Navy Funded Retrospective study of renal transplant recipients, classifying new subtypes of the Human Leukocyte Antigen
  • Boston, Massachusetts, 1993-1994
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Research Associate, Department of Infectious Diseases Dr. Pat Hibbert, M D, PhD., George Dreszer, BS. Data Gathering and compilation, including the formation of specific spread sheets to store and calculate the results of different studies regarding the effects of Azathioprine on transplant patients
  • San Antonio, Texas, 1993-1995
    U.T.H.S.C.S.A, Research Associate, Department  of Psychiatry, Dr. Stephan Brannan, MD., George Dreszer, BS. Effects of ECT and SSRis on Beta-Noradrenergic receptors of rats with learned­ helplessness
  • 2005-2006 Outstanding Resident Teacher
    Voted by Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons students
Memberships

Florida plastic surgeon Dr. George Dreszer's ASPS diploma

  • Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member AMA
  • Member American College of Surgeons
  • Member Committee of Interns and Residents
  • Plastic Surgery Journal Club Coordinator
  • 2011-2012 Plastic Surgery Administrative Chief Resident University of Minnesota
  • 2007-2008 General Surgery Administrative Chief Resident St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center
Licensure

Dr. George Dreszer's diploma from the American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • USMLE Step I 04/2001 - 242 (98th Percentile)
  • USMLE Step II 08/2002 - 236 (93rd Percentile)
  • USMLE Step III 07/2007 - 222 (91st Percentile)
  • Florida State License
  • New York State License
  • American Board of Surgery Certifying Exam - Passed
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery 11/16/2013, Certificate Number: 08364
Misson/Pro Bono work
  • Pucallpa, Peru, April 2008
    Surgical Mission with International Surgical Missions, Primary Surgeon in general surgery and assistant for plastic surgery
  • Pereira, Colombia March 2009
    Rotoplast Mission, Plastic Surgery, Cleft Lips/Palates, Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Congenital Anomalies
  • Esmeraldas, Ecuador, September, 2010
    Mission with team based out of Regions Hospital, St. Paul Plastic Surgery, Burn Surgery, Cleft Lips/Palates, Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Congenital Anomalies
  • Lima, Peru, January 2012
    Programa San Fransisco De Asis Mission (31st year) Mission with team based out of Regions Hospital, St. Paul Plastic Surgery, Burn Reconstruction, Cleft Lips/Palates, Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Congenital Anomalies
Volunteer Work
  • Washington D.C, 1997-1998
    Georgetown University School of Medicine, Translator for Spanish speaking patients
  • Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1996
    University of Tel-Aviv, Volunteer Teacher. Teaching English to Israeli and Palestinian Children ages 10-13
  • New Haven, Connecticut, 1991-1993
    Yale School of Medicine, Alex Ortiz, MD. Teacher and coordinator of the Yale Medical School Basic Science Review for Women and Minority Students
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993-1995
    Outreach Van Project. Assisting the homeless with food, shelter and basic medical care
Personal
  • Born in Bogota, Colombia, US Citizen Raised in San Antonio,  Texas
  • Foreign Languages - Fluent in Spanish
  • Other Interests - Russian and Latin American Literature, Travel, Art History, Music, playing Football, and Basketball
  • Watching Texas Longhorn Football, Basketball and Baseball
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Florida Plastic Surgeon re-attaches two amputated thumbs

Dr. James Fletcher, MD

Education

High School
St. Louis University High, St. Louis, MO
1983-1987

University
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
1987-1991
B.A. Biology
Graduated Magna cum laude

Medical School
St. Louis University School of Medicine
1991-1995
Doctor of Medicine
Graduated Cum laude

Residency
Brown University -- Rhode Island Hospital        
General Surgery
6/95 – 6/98
Brown University -- Rhode Island Hospital
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
6/98 - June 2001

Hand/ Upper Extremity & Microvascular Fellowship
Duke University Department of Orthopedic Surgery
07/01/2001 to 06/30/2002

Employment History
Regions Hospital Staff -2002-present
Assistant Professor University of Minnesota Department of Surgery
Assistant Professor University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certification
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery  (Certificate No. 6878)  Nov 12, 2005
  • Recertification 2015 – expires Dec 31, 2025
  • Subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand (Certificate No. 579)   Aug 5, 2006
  • Recertification 2015 – expires Dec 31, 2026
Licensure
  • State of Florida, ME 126152, 2015 to present
  • State of Minnesota, 44541 July 2002 to present
  • State of Rhode Island, 1999 to 2001 (allowed to expire)
  • State of Wisconsin, July 2002 to 2013 (allowed to expire)
  • DEA BF7740360, active
Appointments
  • University of Minnesota Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, July 2002
  • University of Minnesota Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, Dec 2006
  • Chief, Division of Hand Surgery Regions Hospital
  • Program Director, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, 2002
Invited Lectures
  • “Pediatric Brachial Plexus Injuries” – Pediatric Grand rounds, 2003
  • “Crush Injuries of the Upper Extremity” – Occupational Medicine Conf,, St. Paul, MN 2003
  • “Soft Tissue Considerations” – Geriatric Trauma Symposium, Sept 2006, St. Paul, MN
  • “Use of the VAC Device in the Management of Orthopedic Wounds” – Clinical Orthopedic Society,  Oct 2006, Minneapolis, MN
  • “Traumatic Upper Extremity Reconstruction” – Clinical Orthopedic Society,  Sept 2007, Minneapolis, MN
  • “Distal Radius Fractures" – Geriatric Trauma Symposium, Oct 2009, St. Paul, MN
  • “Lawnmower Injuries” – Pediatric Trauma Summit, Oct 2011, St. Paul, MN
  • Proctor Clinical Skills Assessment/James House Lectureship and clinical case presentations, 2010-2016
  • University of Minnesota Surgical Grand rounds, Update on Facial Transplantation, 2013
  • Carpal Fractures, Let us Lend You a Hand, Update on hand surgery, 2015
Professional Society Memberships
  • American Society Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • American Society Peripheral Nerve
  • American Society Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Council Academic Plastic Surgeons
  • Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Philippine Minnesota Medical Association
  • American Association Plastic Surgeons
  • AOA
Present Research
  • PI - Use of silicone gel implants for breast reconstruction
  • PI - Use of pyrocarbon joint implants in the hand
  • PI - Optimal timing of soft tissue reconstruction of the lower extremity
  • PI – SPY technology for assessment soft tissue injury
  • PI – Laproscopic harvest rectus muscle
  • PI – Multidisciplinary approach to the complex abdominal wall patient    
  • PI – Use of suture anchors for abdominal wall reconstruction
  • PI – Oseocutaneous calcaneal flap coverage lower extremity wounds
  • Grant for Clinical outcome in carpal tunnel surgery from Regions hospital, $25,000 awarded 2014.    
  • Grand for thumb arthroplasty outcomes from Regions Hospital, $25,000 awarded 2015
Publications
  • Fletcher, JW, Matuschack, G, Modulation of E. Coli Induced Tumor Necrosis Factor and Interleukin-1 Expression by Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury:  Liver/Lung Interactions, Chest, suppl., 1993.
  • Weinzweig, J, Fletcher, JW Linburg, R. “Flexor Tendonitis Due to Gout in a Patient with Known Rheumatoid Wrist” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Dec 2000;107(7):1570-1.
  • Watson, K, Weinzweig, J, Fletcher, J, “Recurrent Myxoma of the Hand” J Hand Surg 2000;25A:772–775.
  • Fletcher, J, Blake, D, Zienowicz, R, Edstrom, L, Weiss, A, Akelman, E, Sullivan, P,  “Office-Based Operatory Experience:  an Overview of Anesthetic Technique, Procedures and Complications.  Rhode Island Medical Journal, 2001.
  • Fletcher, J, Edstrom, L, Weinzweig, J. “Craniofacial Conference Case Presentation – Fibrous Dysplasia”  Plastic Surgeons Forum, March-April, 2001,
  • (http://www.plasticsurgery.org/psf/ps/psf/home/gndrounds/mar01/index.htm)
  • Sullivan, P, Fletcher, J, “Rationale for Submucous Resection of Hypertrophied Inferior Turbinates in Rhinoplasty: An Evolution”  Discussion,  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2001.
  • Sullivan, P, Fletcher, J, “The Importance of Nasal-to-Cervical Relationship to the Profile and  Rhinoplasty Surgery”  Discussion, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2001.

  • Patel JC. Fletcher JW. Singer D. Sullivan P. Weinzweig J. An anatomic and histologic analysis of the alar-facial crease and the lateral crus. [Journal Article] Annals of Plastic Surgery. 52(4):371-4, 2004 Apr.

  • Koenig SJ. Toth AP. Martinez S. Fletcher JW. Goldner RD. Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the brachial artery caused by an osteochondroma, mimicking biceps rupture in a weightlifter: a case report. [Case Reports. Journal Article] American Journal of Sports Medicine. 32(4):1049-53, 2004 Jun.

  • Wang HT. Fletcher JW. Erdmann D. Levin LS. Use of the anterolateral thigh free flap for upper-extremity reconstruction.  Journal of Hand Surgery - American Volume. 30(4):859-64, 2005 Jul.

  • Low complication rate associated with raising mature flap for tibial nonunion reconstruction.
    Will RE; Fleming ME; Lafferty PM; Fletcher JW; Cole PA.
    Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 71(6):1709-14, 2011 Dec.

  • Objective structured assessment of technical skill in upper extremity surgery.
    VanHeest A. Kuzel B. Agel J. Putnam M. Kalliainen L. Fletcher J.
    Journal of Hand Surgery - American Volume. 37(2):332-7. 337.e1-4, 2012 Feb.

  • Ateriebigbi, K, Fletcher, J, Barta, J., Hill, B., Cole, P, Staged Calcaneus Osteocutaneous Filet Flap for Salvage of Transtibial Amputation: A Technical Trick, Journal Orthopedic Trauma, 2014.

  • WRIST Study Group: Chung KC, Kim HM, Haase SC, Lawton J, Ozer K, Waljee JF, Nellans K, Malay S, Shauver MJ; (HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research – Kalliainen L, Fletcher J, Heinrich C, Ward C, Hill BW).  Reflections One Year into the 22 Center NIH-funded WRIST Study.  A Primer on Conducting a Multicenter Clinical Trial.  J Hand Surg 2013;38A:1194–1201

  • Kamaldeen Aderibigbe, James W Fletcher, Ruth J Barta, Brian W Hill, Peter A Cole, Staged calcaneus osteocutaneous filet flap for salvage of transtibial amputation.  Foot Ankle Int, 2014, Jan 18-35(1): 71-9. Epup 2013 Oct 18.

  • Sieber D, Lacey A, Fletcher J, Kalliainen L., Cost Savings Using Minimal Hand Draping For Routine Hand Procedures. Minn Med. 2014 Sep;97(9):49.

Book Chapters
  • Fletcher, JW, Patel, J, Frostbite, Plastic Surgery Secrets ,ed. Weinzweig, J Hanley and Belfus, 1999, pp395-8
  • Fletcher, J, DIP Arthritis, Arthritis and Arthroplasty – The Hand, Wrist and Elbow.  Saunders, Sept. 2009
  • James W. Fletcher; Detlev Erdmann; L.Scott Levin. Local and distant flaps in recalcitrant carpal tunnel surgery. Atlas of Hand Clinics 2002;7(2):295-307.
  • Fletcher, J., Ligament Reconstruction Tendon Interposition Arthroplasty of the Thumb CMC Joint, Video content Volume 6., Plastic Surgery, Peter Neligan. 2012
Presentations
  • Fletcher, JW, Weinzweig, J, Spangenberger, A, Zienowicz, R, Poster Presentation -- “Effects of Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap Variations on Perfusion in Primates”, Brown University/Lifespan Research Symposium, Nov. 10, 1999.
  • Fletcher, JW, Patel, J, Watson, K, Weinzweig, J, “The Finger Extension Test – A Reliable Indicator of Carpal Pathology”, Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the New England Hand Society, Dec 03. 1999, Sturbridge.
  • Patel, J, Fletcher, JW, , Watson, K, Weinzweig, J, “The Finger Extension Test – A Reliable Indicator of Carpal Pathology”, ASSH Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2000.
  • Fletcher, JW, Edstrom, LE, “Nerve Compression at the Wrist due to an Accessory Slip of the Palmaris Longus Muscle”, Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the New England Hand Society, Dec 03. 1999, Sturbridge, MA.
  • Fletcher, JW, Weinzweig, J, Spangenberger, A, Zienowicz, R, Poster Presentation -- “Effects of Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap Variations on Perfusion in Primates”  Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons,  Laconia, NH.
  • Fletcher, JW, Patel, J, Watson, K, Weinzweig, J, “The Finger Extension Test – A Reliable Indicator of Carpal Pathology”, Research Council, Seattle, Washington.
  • Fletcher, JW, Weinzweig, J, Spangenberger, A, Zienowicz, R, Poster Presentation -- “Effects of Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap Variations on Perfusion in Primates”,  Poster, Research Council, Seattle, Washington.
  • Fletcher, JW, Kim, C, Spangenberger, A.,, Weinzweig, J.  “Wrist Kinematics During the Finger Extension Test” Poster Presentation, Brown University/Lifespan Research Symposium, 2000.
  • Kim, C, Fletcher, JW, Spangenberger, A, Weinzweig, J  “The Effect of Joint Leveling Procedures In The Finger Extension Test” Poster Presentation, Brown University/Lifespan Research Symposium, 2000.
  • Fletcher, JW, Weinzweig, J, Spangenberger, A, Zienowicz, R, Poster Presentation -- “Effects of Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap Variations on Perfusion in Primates”, ASPS Annual Scientific Meeting, LA, California. Oct. 2000.
  • Fletcher, JW, Kim, C, Spangenberger, A.,, Weinzweig, J.  “Wrist Kinematics During the Finger Extension Test” Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the New England Hand Society, Dec 4. 2000. Sturbridge, MA.
  • Kim, C, Fletcher, JW, Spangenberger, A, Weinzweig, J  “The Effect of Joint Leveling Procedures In The Finger Extension Test”  Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the New England Hand Society, Dec 4. 2000. Sturbridge, MA.
  • Fletcher, JW, Edstrom, L.  “The Use of Networking with Digital Imaging in an Academic Plastic Surgery Department”  Tortola, Bahamas. 2001
  • Fletcher, J, Kim, C, Spangenberger, A, Weinzweig, J,  “The Effect of TGF-β and PDGF on an Impaired Model of Wound Healing” - Poster, PSEF Senior Residents Conference, March 29-31, 2001, Providence, RI.
  • Fletcher, JW, Kim, C, Spangenberger, A, Weinzweig, J.  “Wrist Kinematics During the Finger Extension Test”  -  PSEF Senior Residents Conference, March 29-31, 2001, Providence, RI.
  • Fletcher, J, Blake, D, Zienowicz, R, Edstrom, L, Sullivan, P, ”The use of Anesthetic Blocks as an Adjuvant to Sedation as an Effective and Safe Method for Aesthetic Surgery of the Trunk and Abdomen in an Office Based Setting.  The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Meeting, NY, NY, May 7, 2001.
  • Fletcher, JW, Kim, C, Spangenberger, A, Weinzweig, J.  “Wrist Kinematics During the Finger Extension Test”  Northeastern Society Plastic Surgery Meeting, Mystic, CT, June, 2001.
  • Kim, C, Fletcher, JW, Spangenberger, A, Weinzweig, J  “The Effect of Joint Leveling Procedures In The Finger Extension Test” Northeastern Society Plastic Surgery Meeting, Mystic, CT, June, 2001.
  • Patel, J, Fletcher, J, Kim, C, Minitti, G, Spangenberger, A, Weinzweig, J, Sullivan, P.  “  The Lower Lateral Cartilages,  An Anatomic and Histologic Apprasial” Northeastern Society Plastic Surgery Meeting, Mystic, CT, June, 2001.
  • Serleth, H, Dries, D. Fletcher, J., “Laproscopic Harvest of Rectus Muscle for Free Tissue Transfer”,  Laproscopic Society, MN Society of Plastic Surgery Mar 2012 -  
  • Prashant Upadhyaya, Marie Obst, David Dries, James Fletcher, MD  “Ventral Hernia repair, a Team approach.” Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Symposium, Washington DC, June 2012
  • Matthew Sherrill, MD, James Fletcher, MD , “Lower Extremity Soft Tissue Reconstruction as Related to Microbiology” MN Society of Plastic Surgery Mar 2012 -  .  
  • Robert G Neumann, MD, Hans J Serleth, MD, David Dries, MD and James W Fletcher, MD , “Laparoscopic Transperitoneal Harvest Technique of Rectus Abdominis Muscle Free Flap for the Traumatized Lower Extremity”, Society of Laparoscopic Surgery annual meeting (Boston - September 2012).
  • Vidas Dumasias, MD, James Fletcher, MD, “Use of SPY for Perforator Location in Lower Extremity Propeller Flaps, 15th International Course on Perforator Flaps, NYC, Nov. 2013.  Poster Presentation
  • Ruth Barta, MD,  James Fletcher, MD “Operative and literature review of the calcaneal osteocutaneous filet foot flap”, Healthpartners Institute for Medical Research Day, Sept 18, 2013
  • Ruth Barta, MD,  James Fletcher, MD “Operative and literature review of the calcaneal osteocutaneous filet foot flap”, Healthpartners Resident Research Showcase, Oct 3, 2013.
  • Chung, Kevin, Et Al.  A First Year Update and Reflection of the 21 Center NIH-funded Wrist and Radius Injury Surgical Trial (WRIST).  68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, October 3-5, 2013 in San Francisco, CA
  • Sieber D, Lacey A, Kalliainen L, Fletcher J. “Cost savings using minimal draping for routine hand procedures.” - 2014 American association of hand surgery annual meeting, January 8-11, 2014 Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa Kauai, Hawaii.
  • David Dries, MD, James Fletcher, MD, “Damage Control Technique for Reconstruction of Abdominal Fistulas and Large Abdominal Wall Hernias”  Minnesota Surgical Society Annual Meeting, April, 14, 2014.
Honors & Awards

State of Missouri Academic Scholarship
St. Louis University 1987 - 1991

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
St. Louis University 1990 – 1991

Alpha Sigma Nu
National Jesuit Honor Society
St. Louis University  1991

Alpha Epsilon Delta
Premedical Honor Society
St. Louis University  1990

Alpha Omega Alpha
Honor Medical Society
St. Louis University School of Medicine  1995

Merck and Lange Scholastic Award  
St. Louis University School of Medicine  1995

Departmental Award
Surgery
St. Louis University School of Medicine  1995

Brown University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Outstanding Intern Award  1996

“Best Doctors”
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 2012

“Best Doctors for Women”
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 2013

“Best Doctors”
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 2013

“Best Doctors”
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 2014

“Best Doctors”
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 2015

“Best Doctors”
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 2016

Positions Held
  • Elected Social Chairman, St. Louis University School of Medicine  1991 – 1993
  • Elected Class President, St. Louis University School of Medicine  1993 – 1995
  • Online Education Committee, Plastic Surgery Education Network for Hand Curriculum
  • Steering Committee Perioperative Improvement Process, Regions Hospital
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee 2002-present
  • Co-Director Hand Surgery, Regions Hospital 2013
  • Program Directory Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota, 2013
Humanitarian Work
  • People to People, Relief mission to Haiti  1987
  • People to People, Relief mission to Haiti  1990
  • Common Hope Medical Mission to Guatemala, 2004
  • Philippine Medical Mission, Cadiz, 2010
  • Philippine Medical Mission, Alaminos, 2012
  • Philippine Medical Mission, Catarman, 2014
  • Philippine Medical Mission, Marivelles, 2016