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Publications, Research, & Presentations

Carrie A. Houssock, MD is widely respected in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and her research has appeared in many peer-reviewed publications. She has also given podium and poster presentations of her research at prominent professional gatherings nationwide:

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lopez C, R Bluebond-Langner, C Houssock, S Slezak, E Bellavance. “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons’ Knowledge and Comfort of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Survey of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Frontiers in Oncology. 2019 Jan 9;8:647. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00647.

Stransky C, M Basta, D McDonald-McGinn, C Solot, D Drummond, E Zackai, D LaRossa, R Kirschner, O Jackson. “Perioperative Risk Factors in Patients with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Requiring Surgery For Velopharyngeal Dysfunction” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal. 2015 Mar;52(2):183-91 PMID:24805875.

Nelson J, C Stransky, J Fischer, J Fosnot, J Serletti, L Wu. “Reexamining Free Flap Breast Reconstruction in the Community and University Setting: Is There A Difference?” Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Ann Plast Surg. 2014, Dec;73 Suppl 2:S171-4. PMID: 25046665.

Basta, M, J Silvestre, C Stransky, C Solot, M Cohen, D Mcdonald-McGinn, E Zackai, R Kirschner, D Low, P Randall, D LaRossa, O Jackson. “A 35-Year Experience With Syndrome Cleft Palate Repair: Operative Outcomes and Long Term Speech Function” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Dec;73 Suppl 2:S130-5. PMID:25003402

Pasick C, P Shay, C Stransky, C Solot, M Cohen, O Jackson. “Long Term Speech Outcomes Following Late Cleft Palate Repair Using the Modified Furlow Technique.” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Dec;78(12):2275-80. PMID:25468463

Fischer J., J. Nelson, B. Sieber, C. Stransky, S. Kovach , J. Serletti, L. Wu. “Transfusions in Autologous Breast Reconstructions: An Analysis of Risk Factors, Complications, and Cost” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Ann Plast Surg. 2014 May;72(5);566-71 PMID: 23241792

Stransky C, M Basta, C Solot, M Cohen, D Low, D LaRossa, O Jackson. “Do Patients with Pierre Robin Sequence Have Worse Outcomes After Cleft Palate Surgery?” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Sep;71(3):292-6 PMID: 23676521.

Jackson O, C Stransky, A Jawad, M Basta, C Solot, M Cohen, R Kirschner, D Low, P Randall, D LaRossa. “The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Modification of the Furlow Double-opposing Z-palatoplasty: 30-year Experience and Long-term Speech Outcomes” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Sep;132(3):613-22. PMID: 23676969

Hsu, V., C. Stransky, R. Dierov, W. Hoover, L. Bucky, I. Percec. “Fat Grafting: Past, Present, and Future- Why Adipose Tissue is Emerging as a Critical Link to the Advancement of Regenerative Medicine” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Aesthet Surg J. 2012 Sep;32(7):892-9. PMID: 22942117

Stransky, C., V. Hsu, R. Dierov, W. Hoover, G. Donahue, L. Bucky, I. Percec. “Beyond Fat Grafting- What Adipose Tissue Can Teach Us About the Molecular Mechanisms of Human Aging” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Oct;69(4):489-92. PMID: 22964682

Arrangoiz, R., P. Papvasiliou, C. Stransky, J. Yu, L. Tianyu, E. Sigurdson, A. Berger, J. Farma. “Preoperative FDS-PET/CT Is an Important Took in the Management of Patients with Thick (T4) Melanoma” Dermatology Research and Practice. 2012 Mar 6 (2012): 614349 PMID: 22654898.

Restrepo C., E. Ghanem , C. Houssock, M. Austin. “Isolated Polyethylene Exchange versus Acetabular Revision for Polyethylene Wear.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2008 Oct 10 (467)194-198 PMID:18846409

Ghanem, E., C. Houssock, L Pulido, S. Han, F. Jaberi, J. Parvizi. “Determining ‘True’ Leukocytosis in Bloody Joint Aspiration” J Arthoplasty. 2008 Feb 23 (2):182-187 PMID: 18280410

Podium Presentations (Peer-Reviewed)

Houssock, C., C. Lopez, J. Taney, L. Witek, G. Rosson, J. Sacks, R. Bluebond-Langner, and M. Manahan. “The Effects of Breast Reconstruction on Recurrence in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients.” Podium Presentation at Resident Research Day, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery, Baltimore, MD, June 2017.

Houssock, C., T. George, A.L. Dellon, E. Williams. “Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Groin Denervation: Modifications to Improve Anatomic Accuracy and Outcomes.” Podium Presentation at Resident Research Day, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery, Baltimore, MD, June 2016.

Stransky, C. E. Bellavance, S. Slezak, R. Bluebond-Langner. “Plastic Surgeons’ Perspectives of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy.” Podium Presentation at Resident Research Day, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery, Baltimore, MD, June 2015.

Stransky, C., Jackson, O., Basta, M., Desai, N., Solot, C., Cohen M., Kirschner, R., Low, D., Randall, P., and LaRossa, D. “Thirty Year Experience with the Modified Furlow Cleft Palate Repair” Podium Presentation, 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Orlando, Fl, May 2013.

Stransky, C., Larossa, D., Basta, M., Jackson, O. “Do Pierre Robin Sequence Patients Have Worse Outcomes in Cleft Palate Surgery?” Podium presentation, 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Orlando, Fl, May 2013.

Stransky, C., Basta, M., McDonald-McGinn, D., Jackson, O. “Critical Phenotypic Manifestations of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Patients Requiring Surgery for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency” Podium presentation. 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Orlando, Fl, May 2013.

Stransky, C., Larossa, D., Basta, M., Cohen, M., Solot, C., Jackson, O. “The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD)Surgical Decision Scale” Podium presentation. 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Orlando, Fl, May 2013.

Stransky, C., Wang, T., Serletti, J., Low, D., Wu, T. “Repeat Free Flaps in Previously Failed Patients: Is the Second or Third Time the Charm? Podium Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Naples, Florida, January 2013.

Stransky, C., Basta, M., McDonald-McGinn, D., Jackson, O. “Critical Phenotypic Manifestations of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Patients Requiring Surgery for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency” Podium presentation, Plastic Surgery The Meeting, American Society of Plastic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, October 2012.

Stransky, C., Larossa, D., Basta, M., Jackson, O. “Do Pierre Robin Sequence Patients Have Worse Outcomes in Cleft Palate Surgery?” Podium presentation, Plastic Surgery The Meeting, American Society of Plastic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, October 2012.

Stransky, C., Larossa, D., Basta, M., Jackson, O. “Do Pierre Robin Sequence Patients Have Worse Outcomes in Cleft Palate Surgery?” Podium Presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting, Boston, MA, September, 2012.

Stransky, C., Basta, M., McDonald-McGinn, D., Jackson, O. “Critical Phenotypic Manifestations of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Patients Requiring Surgery for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency” Podium Presentation at the 8th Biennial International 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Meeting, Orlando, Fl, July 2012.

Stransky, C., Jackson, O., Basta, M., Desai, N., Solot, C., Cohen M., Kirschner, R., Low, D., Randall, P., and LaRossa, D. “Thirty Year Experience with the Modified Furlow Cleft Palate Repair” Podium Presentation at the American Association of Plastic Surgery Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 2012.

Fischer, J., Sieber, B., Stransky, C., Sonnad, S, Kovach, S., Kanchwala, S., Serletti, J., MD, Wu, L. “Blood Transfusions in Autologous Breast Reconstructions: Risk Factors, Complications, and an Evidence-Based Algorithm” Podium Presentation at the American Association of Plastic Surgery Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 2012.

Stransky, C., Jackson, O., Basta, M., Desai, N., Solot, C., Cohen M., Kirschner, R., Low, D., Randall, P., and LaRossa, D. “Thirty Year Experience with the Modified Furlow Cleft Palate Repair” Podium Presentation at the Ivy Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012.

Fischer, J., Sieber, B., Stransky, C., Sonnad, S, Kovach, S., Kanchwala, S., Serletti, J., MD, Wu, L. “Blood Transfusions in Autologous Breast Reconstructions: Risk Factors, Complications, and an Evidence-Based Algorithm” Podium Presentation at the Ivy Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012.

Podium Presentations (Non Peer-Reviewed)

Houssock, C. “Techniques in Hairline Feminization Utilizing Hair Transplantation” International Facial Gender Facial Symposium, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, July 2019.

Houssock, C. “Reverse Abdominoplasty.” Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, November 2018.

Houssock, C. “Fundamentals of Hair Transplantation.” Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, November 2018.

Houssock, C. “Will I Have a Scar? The complicated Truth.” Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, January 2016.

Stransky C. “Cutaneous Manifestations of Chronic Disease” Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, May 2015.

Stransky, C. “Body Contouring After Massive Weightloss” Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, October 2014.

Poster Presentations (Peer-Reviewed)

Vogel, J., C. Houssock, L. DiTanna. “Objectifying Long Term Results of Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Loss: Does It Really Work?” Poster Presentation, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2019. 1st Place Award PRP Clinical Research and Results

Stransky, C., Lorenzo, M., Kovach, S. “Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: What Determines Surgical Site Outcomes?” Poster Presentation, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA. Feb 2013.

Stransky, C., Serletti, J., Nelson, J., Fisher, J., Fosnot, J., Wu, L. “Free Tissue Transfer for Breast Reconstruction in the Community and University Settings: Is There a Difference?” Poster Presentation, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Boston, MA, September, 2012.

Stransky, C., Larossa, D., Basta, M., Cohen, M., Solot, C., Jackson, O. “The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD)Surgical Decision Scale” Poster Presentation, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Boston, MA, September, 2012

Stransky, C., Jackson, O., Basta, M., Desai, N., Solot, C., Cohen M., Kirschner, R., Low, D., Randall, P., and LaRossa, D. “Thirty Year Experience with the Modified Furlow Cleft Palate Repair” Poster Presentation, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA, Feb 2012

Arrangoiz R., Papavasiliou, P., Houssock, C., Berger, A., Kairys,J.,Mastrangelo, M., Zook, M., Yu, J., Sigurdson, E., Farma, J. “Preoperative F-18 Fluorodeoxy-D-Glucose-Positron Emission Tomography Is an Important Tool in the Management of Patients with Thick (T4) Melanoma” Poster Presentation, Society of Scientific Oncology, 64th Annual Cancer Symposium, San Antonio TX, March 2011

Stransky, C., Arrangoiz R., Farma, J., Berger, A., Papavasiliou, P., Yu, J., Sigurdson, E., Mastrangelo, M., Kairys, J. “Preoperative FDG-PET/CT (PET) is an Important Tool in the Management of Patients with Thick (T4) Melanoma” Poster Presentation, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA. February 7, 2011