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Rebecca Garza

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentSurgery-Plastics
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Rebecca Garza, MD, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an expertise in breast cancer reconstruction and microsurgical treatment of lymphedema. Additionally, Dr. Garza performs reconstructive surgery for head and neck, extremity, and trunk conditions. She also performs aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body.


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    Stanford University, Stanford, CaliforniaB.A.06/2006Human Biology
    University of Illinois, Chicago, IllinoisM.D.05/2010Medicine
    Stanford University, Stanford, California06/2016Plastic Surgery
    University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois06/2017Microsurgery
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    2018 - 2019Bucksbaum Institute Associate Junior Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago

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    1. Agarwal S, Garza RM, Chang DW. Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventive Healing Approach (LYMPHA) for the prevention of secondary lymphedema. Breast J. 2019 Oct 20. PMID: 31631442.
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    2. Furnas HJ, Li AY, Garza RM, Johnson DJ, Bajaj AK, Kalliainen LK, Weston JS, Song DH, Chung KC, Rohrich RJ. An Analysis of Differences in the Number of Children for Female and Male Plastic Surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 01; 143(1):315-326. PMID: 30589810.
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    3. Garza RM, Ooi ASH, Falk J, Chang DW. The Relationship Between Clinical and Indocyanine Green Staging in Lymphedema. Lymphat Res Biol. 2019 06; 17(3):329-333. PMID: 30562150.
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    4. Garza RM, Chang DW. Lymphovenous bypass for the treatment of lymphedema. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct; 118(5):743-749. PMID: 30098298.
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    5. Furnas HJ, Garza RM, Li AY, Johnson DJ, Bajaj AK, Kalliainen LK, Weston JS, Song DH, Chung KC, Rohrich RJ. Gender Differences in the Professional and Personal Lives of Plastic Surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 07; 142(1):252-264. PMID: 29952905.
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    6. Garza RM, Shenaq D, Song DH, Park JE. Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap Salvage Technique Using Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Graft. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Jan; 6(1):e1528. PMID: 29464147.
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    7. Garza RM, Alyono JC, Dorfman DW, Wan DC. Mandibular Distraction in a Patient With Type II Collagenopathy. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Nov; 28(8):2073-2075. PMID: 27152560.
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    8. Garza RM, Chang DW. Discussion of "Microsurgical Reconstruction Following Oncologic Resection in Pediatric Patients: A 15-Year Experience" by M. Starnes-Roubaud et al. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 12; 24(13):3801-3802. PMID: 28864940.
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    9. Humphries LS, Lyon S, Garza R, Butz DR, Lemelman B, Park JE. Parental leave policies in graduate medical education: A systematic review. Am J Surg. 2017 Oct; 214(4):634-639. PMID: 28751061.
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    10. Garza RM, Press BH, Tyan DB, Karanas YL, Lee GK. Immunological Effect of Skin Allograft in Burn Treatment: Impact on Future Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. J Burn Care Res. 2017 May/Jun; 38(3):169-173. PMID: 27801681.
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    11. Maldonado AA, Garza RM, Artz J, Song DH, Chang DW. Abdominal flap for closing the donor site after groin lymph node transfer. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Mar; 115(4):390-391. PMID: 28105647.
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    12. Garza RM, Chang DW. Radiation exposure to female plastic surgeons of childbearing age during reverse lymphatic mapping. J Surg Oncol. 2017 May; 115(6):677-678. PMID: 28083931.
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    13. Garza RM, Weston JS, Furnas HJ. Pregnancy and the Plastic Surgery Resident. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan; 139(1):245-252. PMID: 28027263.
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    14. Garza RM, Chen TA, Lee GK. Should We Excise Native Breast Skin Envelope to Achieve Symmetric Scars in Bilateral Autologous Breast Reconstruction?--A Survey of Surgeon and Patient Preference. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 May; 76 Suppl 3:S175-8. PMID: 26954739.
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    15. Gruber RP, Garza RM, Cho GJ. Nasal Bone Osteotomies with Nonpowered Tools. Clin Plast Surg. 2016 Jan; 43(1):73-83. PMID: 26616696.
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    16. Garza RM, Rennert RC, Paik KJ, Atashroo D, Chung MT, Duscher D, Januszyk M, Gurtner GC, Longaker MT, Wan DC. Studies in fat grafting: Part IV. Adipose-derived stromal cell gene expression in cell-assisted lipotransfer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Apr; 135(4):1045-55. PMID: 25502860.
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    17. Fox PM, Garza R, Dusch M, Hwang PH, Girod S. Management of frontal sinus fractures: treatment modality changes at a level I trauma center. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Nov; 25(6):2038-42. PMID: 25377963.
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    18. Garza RM, Paik KJ, Chung MT, Duscher D, Gurtner GC, Longaker MT, Wan DC. Studies in fat grafting: Part III. Fat grafting irradiated tissue--improved skin quality and decreased fat graft retention. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug; 134(2):249-57. PMID: 25068325.
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    19. Paik KJ, Rennert R, Chung MT, Sorkin M, Duscher D, Atashroo D, Chen HH, Morrison SD, Zimmermann A, Nauta A, Ko SH, Tevlin R, Zielins E, Hu MS, McArdle A, Walmsley G, Senarath-Yapa K, Hong WX, Garza RM, Duldulao C, Wearda T, Momeni A, Wu JC, Gurtner GC, Longaker MT, Wan DC. Abstract 151: short hairpin RNA interference therapy for diabetic murine wound closure and hindlimb ischemia. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3 Suppl):167-8. PMID: 25942261.
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    20. Chung MT, Morrison SD, Paik KJ, McArdle A, Walmsley G, Senarath-Yapa K, Hu MS, Tevlin R, Zielins E, Atashroo D, Hong WX, Duldulao C, Wearda T, Garza RM, Momeni A, Longaker MT, Wan DC. Abstract 165: Enhanced Adipose-Derived Stromal Cell Osteogenesis through Surface Marker Enrichment and BMP Modulation using Magnet-assisted Transfection. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3 Suppl):181-2. PMID: 25942275.
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    21. Garza RM, Khosla RK. Nonsyndromic craniosynostosis. Semin Plast Surg. 2012 May; 26(2):53-63. PMID: 23633932.
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    22. Garza RM, Lee GK, Press BH. Tarsal ectropion repair and lower blepharoplasty: A case report and review of literature. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Feb; 65(2):249-51. PMID: 21764653.
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    23. Silverman AT, Hoffman R, Cohen M, Garza R. Severe cheek and lower eyelid lymphedema after resection of oropharyngeal tumor and radiation. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Mar; 21(2):598-601. PMID: 20489462.
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    24. Jayaraman S, Patel T, Patel V, Ajani S, Garza R, Jayaraman A, Kwon S, Singh R, Rondelli D, Prabhakar BS, Holterman M. Transfusion of nonobese diabetic mice with allogeneic newborn blood ameliorates autoimmune diabetes and modifies the expression of selected immune response genes. J Immunol. 2010 Mar 15; 184(6):3008-15. PMID: 20164427.
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