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Kristen Marie Rezak, MD

Associate Program Director, Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus and Research

Clinical interests include cosmetic breast and body contouring surgery, revision breast surgery, transgender surgery, breast reconstruction and microsurgical free flaps.

Research interests include improving outcomes for free flap surgery, optimizing healing after breast reconstruction, and regenerative medicine.

 

Education and Training

  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, 2012 - 2013
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2008 - 2010
  • Post Bariatric Body Contouring Surgery Fellowship, Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2007 - 2008
  • General Surgery Residency, Surgery, Stony Brook University, Renaissance School of Medicine, 2002 - 2007
  • M.D., Ross University, School of Medicine (West Indies), 2001
  • B.S., State University of New York, Binghamton, 1996

Publications

Mountziaris, P. M., C. E. Soteropulos, K. M. Rezak, and A. Patel. “Use of innovative technologies in pediatric lower extremity reconstruction.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  Global Open 4, no. 8 (January 1, 2016). https://doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000000820.

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Rezak, Kristen M., Amy Bouvier, Brian Olack, Jose C. Larumbe, and Eric Stelnicki. “A novel nonoperative technique in the initial management and treatment of congenital microstomia.” Cleft Palate Craniofac J 49, no. 3 (May 2012): 352–56. https://doi.org/10.1597/10-114.

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Rezak, Kristen M., Kelley Gillette, Michel C. Samson, and Martin I. Newman. “Attitudes toward biological mesh in breast reconstruction: a regional survey of plastic surgeons.” Plast Reconstr Surg 126, no. 2 (August 2010): 92e-93e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181df701f.

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Melendez, Mark M., Kristen M. Rezak, John J. Chen, Xiaoti Xu, and Su-I Daniel Huang. “An analysis of cadaveric calvarial bone: implications of computer imaging in craniofacial reconstruction.” Plast Reconstr Surg 125, no. 2 (February 2010): 50e-52e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181c72442.

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Agarwal, Deepti, Kristen Rezak, and George L. Hines. “Positional symptomatic occlusion of the internal carotid artery: evaluation and surgical management.” Ann Vasc Surg 22, no. 2 (March 2008): 293–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2007.09.005.

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