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Gregory P. Reece, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Deputy Chairman of Administration, Director of Clinical Research, Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Gregory P. Reece, M.D. is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  He completed general surgery training at The University Hospital of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville, Florida and plastic surgery training at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.  He received advanced training in Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery through fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Reece is the Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Plastic Surgery.  He serves as a member of the editorial board for Annals of Surgical Oncology (reconstructive oncology section) and a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.  He has lectured nationally and internationally on a broad range of topics related to plastic and reconstructive surgery and has authored over 120 peer-reviewed articles and 15 book chapters.

Dr. Reece's research interests are focused on understanding correlations between a patient's aesthetic outcome and patient reported outcomes in patients undergoing breast and head and neck cancer surgery.  He is also interested in the mechanics of angiogenesis of conventional grafts and tissue engineered constructs.

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Plastic Surgery
P.O. Box 301402
1400 Pressler, FCT19.5000
Unit Number: 1488
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 794-1247
Fax: (713) 794-5492

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1982 Louisiana State Medical School, Shreveport, LA, MD, Medicine
1978 McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, BS, Zoology

Postgraduate Training

7/1989-6/1990 Fellowship, Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Mark Schusterman, M.D.
7/1987-6/1989 Residency, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, Don Parks, M.D.
7/1983-6/1987 Residency, General Surgery, University Hospital of Jacksonville, University of Northeast Florida,, Jacksonville, FL, Raymond Alexander, M.D.
7/1982-6/1983 Internship, General Surgery, University Hospital of Jacksonville, University of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville, FL, Ray Alexander, M.D.

Board Certifications

11/1992 American Board of Plastic Surgery
2/1991 American Board of Surgery

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Member, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas Center for Biomedical Engineering, Austin, TX, 2003-present
Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2002-present
Courtesy Staff, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, 1/1992-present

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Quality Officer, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2009-2013
Director, Clinical Research, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/1997-present

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Outcomes Committee, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Houston, TX, 9/2000-2002
Outcomes Committee, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, Houston, TX, 9/2000-2002

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Computerized Provider Order Entry Steering Committee, 4/2010-2011
Member, OPPE/FPPE, 11/2009-present
Committee Member, Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Steering Committee, 7/2009-8/2012
Member, Surgical Informatics IT Workgroup, 3/2008-7/2011
Member, Clinical Effectiveness Committee, 7/2007-8/2012
Member, Clinical and Research Informatics Committee (CRIC), 2/2006-4/2012

Honors and Awards

2008-present Clinical Safety & Effective Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2008 Who's Who in America
1996-2010 The Best Doctors in America
1985 Thad M. Mosely Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, University of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
1982 John C. McDonald Surgical Award for Academic Excellence, Louisiana State Medical School, Shreveport, Louisiana

Professional Memberships

American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Member, 2002-present
American College of Surgeons
Fellow, 1996-present
American Journal of Medical Quality
Member, 11/2006-present
American Medical Association
Member, 1982-present
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Member, 1995-present
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, 2000-present
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Member, 1992-present
Harris County Medical Society
Member, 1990-present
Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, 1991-present
North American Vascular Biology Organization
Member, 1996-present
Plastic Surgery Research Council
Member, 2001-present
Texas Medical Association
Member, 1990-present
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society
Member, 2003-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Kawale M, Reece G, Crosby M, Beahm E, Markey M, Fingeret M. Automated Identification of Fiducial Points on 3D Torso Images. Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology. In Press.
2. Sun C, Wang DF, Lee J, Reece G, Fingeret M, Crosby M, Beahm E, Markey M. Towards a Decision Basis of Breast Reconstruction: Defining the Alternatives. American Medical Informatics Association 2011 Annual Symposium. In Press.
3. Fingeret M, Nipomnick S, Crosby M, Reece G. Developing a Theoretical Framework to Illustrate Associations Among Patient Satisfaction, Body Image, and Quality of Life for Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction, Cancer Treatment Reviews. Cancer Treatment Reviews 23380309, 2013. PMCID: PMC23380309.
4. Gould DJ, Reece GP. Skin Graft Vascular Maturation and Remodeling: A Multifractal Approach to Morphological Quantification. Microcirculation 19(7):652-663, 10/2012. PMCID: PMC3467318.
5. Lee J, Chen S, Reece GP, Crosby MA, Beahm EK, Markey MK. "A Novel Quantitative Measure of Breast Curvature Based on Catenary". IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 59(4)(4):1115-1124, 4/2012. e-Pub 1/16/2012. PMCID: PMC3334380.
6. Dirk S, Cicotte K, Hedberg-Dirk E, Buerger S, Lin P, Reece G. Conductive Electrospun and Micro-Stereolithographically Produced Porous Scaffolds as Potential Neural Interface Materials. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1418:163-170, 2012.
7. Dabeer M, Kim E, Reece GP, Merchant F, Crosby MA, Beahm EK, Markey MK. Automatic Calculation of Symmetry Measure on Clinical Photographs. J Eval Clin Pract 17(6):1129-36, 12/2011. e-Pub 7/13/2010. PMCID: PMC2958233.
8. Kim MS, Rodney WN, Reece GP, Beahm EK, Crosby MA, Markey MK. Quantifying the Aesthetic Outcomes of Breast Cancer Treatment: Assessment of Surgical Scars From Clinical Photographs. J Eval Clin Pract 17(6):1075-1082, 12/2011. e-Pub 7/13/2010. PMCID: PMC2958242.
9. Lee J, Kawale M, Merchant FA, West J, Fingeret MC, Ladewig D, Reece G, Crosby MA, Beahm EK, Markey MK. Validation of Stereophotogrammetry of the Human Torso. Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research 5:15-25, 2/2011.
10. Kawale M, Lee J, Leung S, Fingeret M, Reece G, Crosby M, Beahm E, Markey MK, Merchant FA. 3D Symmetry Measure Invariant to Subject Pose During Image Acquisition. Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research 5:131-142, 2011.
11. Kim MS, Burgess A, Waters AJ, Reece G, Beahm EK, Crosby MA, Basen-Enquist KM, Markey, MK. A Pilot Study on Using Eye Tracking to Understand Assessment of Surgical Outcomes from Clinical Photography. Journal of Digital Imaging 24:778-786, 2011. PMID: 20852914.
12. Kawale M, Reece G, Crosby M, Beahm E, Fingeret M, Markey M, Merchant F. Automated Identification of Fiducial Points on 3D Torso Images. Annals Biomedical Engineering 6092086:8455-8458, 2011.
13. Moreno MA, Lewin JS, Bishop Leone JK, Barringer DA, Reece G. Tracheostomaplasty: A Surgical Method for Improving Retention of an Intraluminal Stoma Button for Hands-Free Tracheoesophageal Speech. Head & Neck: Journal for The Sciences & Specialties of The Head and Neck 32(12):1674-80, 12/2010.
14. Lee J, Beahm EK, Crosby MA, Reece G, Markey MK. Analysis of Breast Contour using Rotated Catenary. American Medical Informatics Association 2010 Annual Symposium:427-431, 11/2010.
15. Gupta V, Davis G, Gordon A, Altman AM, Reece G, Gascoyne PR, Mathur AB. Endothelial and Stem Cell Interactions on Dielectrophoretically Aligned Fibrous Silk Fibroin-Chitosan Scaffolds. J Biomed Mater Res A 94(2):515-23, 8/2010.
16. Ellsworth WA, Reece GP, Friedman JD. Safety and Efficacy of Suction-Assisted Lipectomy on Irradiated Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue. Ann Plast Surg 64(4):442-5, 4/2010. PMID: 20224332.
17. Fingeret MC, Vidrine D, Reece G, Gillenwater AM, Gritz ER. Multidimensional Analysis of Body Image Concerns Among Newly Diagnosed Patients with Oral Cavity Cancer. Head & Neck 32(3):301-9, March 2010, 3/2010.
18. Friedman JD, Reece G, Eldor L. The Utility of the Posterior Thigh Flap for Complex Pelvic and Perineal Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 126(1):146-155, 2010.
19. Fingeret M, Nipomnick S, Crosby M, Reece G. Examining the Complex Relationships Among Patient Satisfaction, Body Image, and Quality of Life for Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction. Cancer Treatment Reviews. Submitted.

Abstracts

1. Lee J, Reece G, Markey M. Breast Curvature of the Upper and Lower Breast Mound: 3D Analysis of Patients Who Underwent Breast Reconstruction. 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 10/2012.

Letters to the Editor

1. Hanasono MM, Lee JC, Yang JS, Skoracki RJ, Reece G, Esmaeli B. Reply. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 124(2):663-664, 2009.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Advanced Biocompatible Nerve Interfaces to Link Man and Machine
Funding Source: Sandia National Laboratory
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lin
Duration: 10/15/2010 - 10/14/2011
 
Title: 3-D Computer Modeling for Optimizing Body Image Following Breast Reconstruction
Funding Source: NIH
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Mia Markey, Ph.D.
Duration: 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2015
 
Title: Body Image Functioning in Cancer Patients Undergoing Facial Reconstruction
Funding Source: American Cancer Society (ACS)
Role: Co-Mentor
Principal Investigator: Michelle Cororve Fingeret, Ph.D.
Duration: 1/1/2010 - 12/31/2014
 
Title: Quantifying Appearance Changes Following Breast Reconstruction
Funding Source: American Cancer Society (ACS)
Role: PI-Subcontract
Duration: 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013
 
Title: Treatments to Prevent Infection of Combat Related Injuries
Funding Source: DOD
Role: Consultant
Principal Investigator: Robert Christy, Ph.D.
Duration: 6/1/2009 - 5/13/2012
 
Title: Tissue Engineered Construct Vascularization Mechanisms
Funding Source: NIH
Role: Collaborator
Principal Investigator: C.W. Patrick, Jr., Ph.D.
Duration: 2002 - 2007

Last updated: 7/2/2013