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Jared Blau, MD

House Staff
College/University: 
Duke University
Medical School: 
Duke University

Clinical and Research Interests

Transgender surgery, lower extremity reconstruction, targeted muscle reinnervation, aesthetic surgery, device development, gynecomastia surgery, medical education, surgical efficiency, bacterial bioburden in surgery, residency training, and robotic surgery

What were you looking for in a residency program?

A wide array of cases that span the breadth of plastic surgery, an expert faculty committed to education, and a cohort of residents who learn from and support each other

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

Duke can teach you to be an expert in almost any field and even teach you to pioneer new frontiers in plastic surgery. We have tremendous surgeons and clinical experiences from every specialty and this provides countless learning opportunities.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Embrace this time-honored apprenticeship that you are about to begin. It will morph you into a capable surgeon. Know you can always ask for help (even after residency).

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

Durham is the dining capital of the American South and the food here is top-notch. My main hobby is exploring new restaurants and sharing food photographs @bullbythefork along with my thoughts. I own a house here (as do most of my co-residents), which the cost-of-living really permits here.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

In addition to my restaurant reviews, I enjoy gardening, cooking, doing house projects, and exploring real estate in Durham.

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Membership
     

Grants

  • Research grant, instillation with negative pressure wound therapy, KCI/3M/Acelity
     

Presentations

  1. Blau JA, Aibel KR, Levites HA, Phillips BT, & Hollenbeck ST (2016) "Patient demand for plastic surgeons for every US state based on Google Trends." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open 4.9 Suppl. Also Presented by Blau JA at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
  2. Blau JA, Phillips BT, & Hollenbeck ST (2016) "Disparities between Operative Time and Relative Value Units for Plastic Surgery Procedures.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open 4.9 Suppl. Also Presented by Blau JA at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and Plastic Surgery Research Council 2016 Joint Meeting, New York, NY.
  3. Blau J, Avashia YJ, Shammas R, Aibel K, & Hollenbeck ST (2016). Free Fibula Flap Versus Rotational Trunk Flap for Head and Neck Cancer: Comparison of 30-day Surgical Outcomes. Presented by Blau J at the the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.
  4. Blau JA, Shammas RL, Buretta KJ, Anolik, RA, Avashia YJ, & Zenn MR (2016). Synthetic Skin vs Human Tissue for Medical Student Suture Education: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 223(4), S134-S135. Also presented by Blau JA at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington, DC.
  5. Blau JA, Cornejo A, Thomas AB, Shammas RL, Aibel K, & Hollenbeck ST (2016). Practice Makes Perfect: Surgical Efficiency During Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Is Associated with Improved Outcomes. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 223(4), S100-S101. Also presented by Blau JA at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington, DC.
  6. Blau JA, Shammas RL, Carlson AR, Anolik RA, Buretta KJ, & Hollenbeck ST (2016) "Comparison of Single vs Double Free Flap Breast Reconstruction: 30- Day Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Dataset." Journal of the American College of Surgeons 223.4 (2016): e162. Also presented by Blau JA at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington, DC.
  7. Blau JA, Gamble C, Anolik R, Havrilesky L, Greenup RA, & Hollenbeck ST (2015). Combining Prophylactic Oophorectomy with Mastectomy Does Not Adversely Affect Surgical Outcomes: Results from the NSQIP Database. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 221 (4), S113. Also presented by Blau JA to the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, 2015.
  8. Blau JA, Cornejo A, Erdmann D, Levinson H, & Hollenbeck ST (2015). Surgical Management of Patient with Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Results from the NSQIP Database. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 221 (4), e122-e123. Also presented by Blau JA to the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, 2015.
  9. Blau J, Pien I, Fisher M, Bond JE, Sistrunk C, Ibarra-Drendall C, Klitzmann B, Seewaldt V, & Hollenbeck ST (2015). The Effects of Obesity on the Inflammatory Adipose Environment in High Risk Breast Cancer Patients. Accepted, with Honors, as a Thesis to the Duke University School of Medicine Third Year Research Committee. Presented by Blau J at Duke’s Alpha Omega Alpha Day.