Plastic Surgery Clinical Research
Investigators in our clinical research program at NYU Langone’s Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery conduct advanced clinical trials; provide leadership, oversight, and management of clinical studies; and provide our fellows, residents, and medical students with an array of educational opportunities.
Clinical Research Areas of Interest
Under the leadership of Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS, department chair, and Daniel J. Ceradini, MD, director of research, we take part in clinical studies in all areas of plastic surgery, particularly craniomaxillofacial allotransplantation, or face transplant research, craniofacial surgery, and microsurgical reconstruction.
Other active areas under clinical investigation are listed below:
- acceleration of wound healing
- wound-healing surgical techniques
- cleft lip and palate surgery
- presurgical infant orthopedics
- breast reconstruction
- hand surgery and transplantation
We also research ways to improve the acquisition of microsurgical skills.
Clinical Trials Open for Enrollment
Trials currently open for patient enrollment include the following:
- Craniomaxillofacial Allotransplantation (Face Transplant Study) [S14-00550]
- Craniomaxillofacial and Upper Extremity Allotransplantation (Combined Face and Hand Transplant Study) [S19-00621]
- Hand Transplantation [S15-00200]
Clinical Research Facilities
Our department’s clinical research office is located in NYU Langone’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. This allows us to take advantage of the institute’s flexible work spaces and gives us direct access to multimedia equipment, classrooms, dedicated servers and databases, and secure storage for medical research records.
Clinical Research Staff
The following staff members provide support for clinical research in our department:
G. Leslie Bernstein, MPA
Assistant Director of Finance and Administration
Clinical Research Coordinator
Laura L. Kimberly, PhD, MSW, MBE