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David M. Adelman, MD, PhD, FACS

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2003 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, MD, Medicine
2001 University of Chicago, Department of Pathology, Chicago, IL, PhD, Molecular Biology
1995 Yale University, New Haven, CT, BS and MS, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Postgraduate Training

7/2009-6/2010 Clinical Fellowship, Clinical Specialist and Microsurgery Fellow, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Charles E. Butler, MD, FACS
7/2008-6/2009 Clinical Residency, Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY, Pierre Saadeh, MD
7/2006-6/2008 Clinical Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY, Pierre Saadeh, MD
7/2003-6/2006 Clinical Residency, General Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY, Stuart Marcus, MD

Board Certifications

11/2011 American Board of Plastic Surgery

Experience/Service

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Tissue Transplantation Committee, 7/2014-present
Member, Clinical Research Committee (CRC 1), 1/2013-8/2013
Associate Member, Center for Stem Cells & Developmental Biology, 2013-present
Member, Clinical Research Committee (CRC 3), 9/2011-8/2012
Member, Clinical Research Committee (CRC 4), 9/2010-8/2011

Honors and Awards

2009 Alumnus of Distinction Award, Given to Outstanding Alumni as Voted by Peers, Commack High School
2003 Overall Best Presentation, Senior Scientific Session, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
2001-2003 Frank Fellow, Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
2001 Scholarship Winner, Keystone Symposium on Pluripotent Stem Cells: Biology and Applications
2000 Best Pre-Doctoral Abstract Submission and Invited Speaker, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute Symposium on Cardiovascular Development
1995 Distinction in the Major, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
1995 Master’s Cup, Timothy Dwight College, Yale University
1995 Simultaneous Awarding of Bachelors and Masters Degrees, Department of Molecular, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
1995 The Edward McGuire Gordon Prize, Yale University

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons
Fellow, 2013-present
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Associate Fellow, 2012-present
Candidate Member, 2010-2012
American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Plastic Surgery Foundation
Member, Public Education Committee, 10/2012-present
Member, Researcher Education Committee, 10/2012-present
Active Member, 2012-present
Candidate Member, 2010-2012
Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, Houston, TX
Member, 2010-present
Plastic Surgery Research Council
Member, Education Committee, 2014-present
Member, 2013-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Adelman DA, Selber JC, Butler CE. Bovine versus Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix: A Comparison of Mechanical Properties. Plast Reconstr Surg GO 2(5):e141-e157, 5/2014.
2. Clemens MW, Selber JC, Liu J, Adelman DM, Baumann DP, Garvey PB, Butler CE. Bovine versus Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix for Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 131(1):71-79, 1/2013. PMID: 22965235.
3. Selber JC, Chang EI, Liu J, Suami H, Adelman DM, Garvey P, Hanasono MM, Butler CE. Tracking the Learning Curve in Microsurgical Skill Acquisition. Plast Reconstr Surg 130(4):551e-558e, 10/2012. PMCID: PMC3804357.
4. Crosby MA, Garvey PB, Selber JC, Adelman DM, Sacks JM, Villa MT, Lin HY, Park SJ, Baumann DP. Reconstructive Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg 128(5):1025-1033, 11/2011. PMID: 22030485.
5. Baumann DP, Crosby MA, Selber JC, Garvey PB, Sacks JM, Adelman DM, Villa MT, Feng L, Robb GL. Optimal Timing of Delayed Free Lower Abdominal Flap Breast Reconstruction after Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg 127(3):1100-1116, 3/2011. PMID: 21364413.
6. Ramirez-Bergeron DL, Runge A, Adelman DM, Gohil M, Simon MC. HIF-dependent Hematopoietic Factors Regulate the Development of the Embryonic Vasculature. Dev Cell 11(1):81-92, 7/2006.
7. Cowden Dahl KD, Fryer BH, Mack FA, Compernolle V, Maltepe E, Adelman DM, Carmeliet P, Simon MC. Hypoxia-inducible Factors 1 alpha and 2 alpha Regulate Trophoblast Differentiation. Mol Cell Biol 25(23):10479-10491, 12/2005.
8. Adelman DM, Simon MC. Hypoxic Gene Regulation in Differentiating ES Cells. Methods Mol Biol 185:55-62, 2002.
9. Keith B, Adelman DM, Simon MC. Targeted Mutation of the Murine Arylhydrocarbon Receptor Nuclear Translocator 2 (ARNT2) Gene Reveals Partial Redundancy with ARNT. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 98(12):6692-6697, 6/2001.
10. Adelman DM, Gertsenstein M, Nagy A, Simon MC, Maltepe E. Placental Cell Fates are Regulated In Vivo by HIF-mediated Hypoxia Responses. Genes Dev 14(24):3191-3203, 12/2000.
11. Lindsten T, Ross AJ, King A, Zong WX, Rathmell JC, Shiels HA, Ulrich E, Waymire KG, Mahar P, Frauwirth K, Chen Y, Wei M, Eng VM, Adelman DM, Simon MC, Ma A, Golden JA, Evan G, Korsmeyer SJ, MacGregor GR, Thompson CB. The Combined Functions of Proapoptotic Bcl-2 Family Members Bak and Bax are Essential for Normal Development of Multiple Tissues. Mol Cell 6(6):1389-1399, 12/2000.
12. Adelman DM, Maltepe E, Simon MC. HIF-1 is Essential for Multilineage Hematopoiesis in the Embryo. Adv Exp Med Biol 475:275-284, 2000.
13. Adelman DM, Maltepe E, Simon MC. Multilineage Embryonic Hematopoiesis Requires Hypoxic ARNT Activity. Genes Dev 13(19):2478-2483, 10/1999.
14. Hodel A, Kautz RA, Adelman DM, Fox RO. The Importance of Anchorage in Determining a Strained Protein Loop Conformation. Protein Sci 3(4):549-556, 4/1994.

Invited Articles

1. Adelman DM, Hanasono MM, Robb GL. Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis in Free Flap Reconstruction Using Computer-aided design (CAD) and Medical Modeling. Plastic Surgery Hyperguide. e-Pub 9/2012.

Editorials

1. Adelman DM, Butler CE. Invited Commentary: “Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly” 24(1), 4/2013.
2. Adelman DM, Crosby MA. Invited Commentary: “Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly” 23(3), 2012.
3. Adelman D, Butler CE. Invited Commentary: David W. Chang and Sugene Kim. “Breast Reconstruction and Lymphedema”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 125(1):19-23, 1/2010.

Abstracts

1. Adelman DM, Cornwell K. Analysis of Adherence and Vascularization Patterns of Bioprosthetic Mesh in a Rat Ventral Hernia Model. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference (AWR), 6/2014.
2. Adelman DM. Defining the Transition from Device to Tissue in Acellular Dermal Matrix. Proceedings of the 5th European Plastic Surgery Research Council, Hamburg, Germany, 8/2013.
3. Selber JC, Alrasheed T, Chang E, Liu J, Suami H, Adelman D, Garvey P, Hanasono M, Butler CE. Tracking the Learning Curve in Microsurgical Skill Acquisition. Proceedings of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 92nd Annual Meeting & Symposia, New Orleans, LA, 4/2013.
4. Clemens MW, Selber JC, Adelman D, Baumann DP, Garvey PB, Butler CE. Bovine versus Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix for Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 4/2012.
5. Clemens MW, Selber JC, Adelman DM, Baumann DP, Garvey PB, Butler CE. Bovine versus Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix for Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 130(1S):64, 2012.
6. Baumann DP, Crosby M, Selber J, Sacks J, Garvey P, Villa M, Adelman D, Robb G. Optimal Timing of Delayed Free Lower Abdominal Flap Breast Reconstruction after Post-mastectomy Radiation Therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg 127(5s):13, 2011.
7. Adelman DM, Garvey P, Sacks JM, Pettaway C, Yu P. Reconstruction of Penile and Perineal Oncologic Defects. Can J Plast Surg 19(Sup A):124A, 2011.
8. Ramirez-Bergeron DL, Adelman DM, Simon MC. ARNT is Important for Proper Cardiovascular Development. 67th Symposium: The Cardiovascular System, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, 4/2002.
9. Adelman DM, Simon MC. Trophoblast Stem Cell Fate Decisions Rely on ARNT-mediated Hypoxia Responses. Keystone Symposium on Pluripotent Stem Cells: Biology and Applications, 2/2001.
10. Adelman DM, Maltepe E, Simon MC. Hypoxic ARNT Activity is Critical for Both Mammalian Embryonic Development and Cancer. Gordon Research Conference on Vascular Cell Biology, Plymouth, NH, 7/2000.
11. Adelman DM, Maltepe E, Simon MC. Multilineage Embryonic Hematopoiesis Requires Hypoxic ARNT Activity. American Society of Hematology 41st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 12/1999.
12. Adelman DM, Maltepe E, Simon MC. HIF1-mediated VEGF Expression is Essential for Murine Hematopoiesis In Vivo. Oxygen Sensing: Molecule to Man, Philadelphia, PA, 6/1999.
13. Adelman DM, Maltepe E, Simon MC. Role of ARNT in Hematopoiesis During Mouse Development. Meeting on Mouse Molecular Genetics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, 9/1998.

Book Chapters

1. Adelman DM, Butler CE. Principles in Microsurgery. In: Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery, 7. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In Press.
2. Adelman DM, Kronowitz SJ. Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy. In: Acute Care Surgery: Evidence Based Practice, 1; Chapter 79. Ed(s) Cohn SM. People’s Medical Publishing House, 2011.
3. Adelman DM, Butler CE. History of Plastic Surgery. In: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, 2. Ed(s) Lin, S, Hijjawi JB. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 9-12, 2011.
4. Adelman DM, Hanasono MM. Scalp and Calvarial Reconstruction. In: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, 2. Ed(s) Lin, S, Hijjawi JB. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 683-690, 2011.

Last updated: 7/18/2014