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Mark T Villa, M.D., FACS

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler
Department of Plastic Surgery
Unit Number: 1488
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT19.5040
Phone: 713-794-1247
Fax: 713-794-5492

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2001 University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, MD, Doctor of Medicine
1997 Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, BA, Biochemistry and Music


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/2008-8/2014
Clinical Specialist, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/2007-7/2008

Institutional Committee Activities

Reviewer, Grants & Protocols, Office of Protocol Research, 5/2009-present
Member, Faculty Senate, 6/2008-2011

Honors and Awards

2008-present Selected as one of "America's Top Plastic Surgeons", Consumer's Research Council
2007 Senior Residents Competition, Fourth Place, Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons
2006 Outstanding Resident Clinical Presentation, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
2001 Merck Manual Award
2000 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
1997 The American Institute of Chemists Best Senior Biochemist Award

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Crosby MA, Chike-Obi CJ, Baumann DP, Sacks JM, Villa MT, Garvey PB, Selber JC, Feig BW. Reconstructive outcomes in patients with sarcoma of the breast. Plast Reconstr Surg 126(6):1805-14, 12/2010. PMID: 20697311.
2. Villa MT, Aycock J, Dorafshar A, Gottlieb LJ. A novel use of the beanbag for intraoperative positioning during dissection of the fibular flap. Plast Reconstr Surg 122(6):229e-230e, 12/2008. PMID: 19050507.
3. Villa MT, White LE, Petronic-Rosic V, Song DH. The treatment of diffuse dermal angiomatosis on the breast with reduction mammaplasty. Arch Dermatol 144(5):693-4, 5/2008. PMID: 18490610.
4. Villa MT, White LE, Alam M, Yoo SS, Walton RL. Barbed sutures: a review of the literature. Plast Reconstr Surg 121(3):102e-108e, 3/2008.
5. Rashid R, Sartori M, White LE, Villa MT, Yoo S, Alam M. Breaking strength of barbed polypropylene sutures: a blinded controlled comparison to non-barbed sutures of various calibers. Arch Dermatol 143(7):869-72, 7/2007.
6. White LE, Villa MT, Petronic-Rosic V. Pyoderma gangrenosum related to a new granulocyte colony stimulating factor. SkinMed 5:96-98, 2006.


1. Villa MT, White LE, Walton RL. Barbed sutures for suspension of the face: a review of the literature. Plast Reconstr Surg 118(4) Supplement:99, 9/2006.
2. Villa MT, Song DH. Interapleural use of the wound VAC for complex thoracic wounds. Plast Reconstr Surg 118(4) Supplement:127, 9/2006.
3. Villa MT, Cohn AB, Gottlieb LJ. The versatility of free-style thigh perforator flaps for reconstruction of the head neck and upper extremity. Plast Reconstr Surg 118(4) Supplement:167, 9/2006.
4. Villa MT, Song DH, Busbey S. Reduction mammaplasty for the treatment of diffuse dermal angiomatosis. Plast Reconstr Surg 116 (Supplement):232, 9/2005.
5. Randolph MA, Peretti GM, Villa MT, Lee WPA, Yaremchuk MJ. Tissue engineered cells/scaffold implant for cartilage repair. Proc Plast Surg Research Council 45:213, 2000.

Last updated: 8/28/2015