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Peirong Yu, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Unit Number: 1488
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT19.5000
Phone: 713-794-1247
Fax: 713-563-8041

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1987 Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), Beijing, China, MS, Surgical Research
1984 Suzhou Medical College, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

7/1999-6/2001 Residency, Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, Chairman: David L. Larson, MD
7/1995-6/1998 Residency, General Surgery, Brown University, Providence, RI, Chairman: Kirby I. Bland, MD
10/1989-5/1991 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Surgical Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Chairman: John F. Burke, MD
9/1984-9/1989 Residency, General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), Beijing, China, Chairman: Yu Zhu, MD

Board Certifications

9/2002 American Board of Plastic Surgery

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 7/2006-3/2013
Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2005-8/2010
Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/2001-8/2005
Research Scientist, Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 7/1998-6/1999
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, 7/1994-6/1995
Research Associate, GI Division, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, 6/1991-6/1995

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Director of Department Study Groups, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2/2009-2011
Head and Neck Study Group Leader, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2007-4/2009
Director of Clinical Research Conferences, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2005-12/2010

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Honorary Professor, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China, 2009-present
Honorary Professor, China Medical University, Shenyang, China, 2009-present
Honorary Professor, Nanjing Drumtower Hospital, Nanjing, China, 2008-present
Guest Professor, Beijing Thoracic Surgery Hospital, Beijing, China, 2005

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Perioperative Enterprise Value Analysis Team, 3/2008-8/2010

Honors and Awards

2012-2015 Multi-year MD Anderson Academic Appointment (Professor), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2011-present Top Doctor 2011, US News & World Report
2007 Godina Traveling Fellow Award, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
2005-present America's Top Surgeons
2005-present Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
2005-2012 Multi-year MD Anderson Academic Appointment (Associate Professor), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2004 2004 British Journal of Plastic Surgery Prize "Best Paper" 2004, British Association of Plastic Surgeons
2001 Award of Excellence, Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin
2000 Appreciation and Dedication Award, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin
1999 Best Fellow Emergency Medicine Research Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
1989 Award of Scientific Forum in Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College (PUMC)
1988 First Award of Achievements in Medicine and Scientific Research, Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) Hospital
1979-1984 Best Student Awards, Three-time recipient: 1979-1984, Suzhou Medical College, Suzhou, China

Professional Memberships

American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Boston, MA
Education Task Force, 2011-present
Program Committee Member, 2010-present
Member, 2008-present
American College of Surgeons
Fellow, 2007-present
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Godina Fellowship Selection Committee, 2011-2012
Finance Committee Member, 2010-present
Nominating Committee, 2008-2010
Godina Committee, 2008-2009
Educational Committee Member, 2007-2009
Member, 2003-present
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Best Paper Committee Member, 2004-2005
Member, 2002-2011
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Pathways to Leadership Program Participant, 2007
Member, 2002-present
Harris County Medical Society, Houston, TX
Member, 2002-present
Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, Houston, TX
Member, 2002-present
Texas Medical Association, TX
Member, 2002-present
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, TX
Member, 2005-present
World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Chicago, IL
Member, 8/2009-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Nosrati N, Chao AH, Chang DW, Yu P. Lower extremity reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh flap. J Reconstr Microsurg 28(4):227-233, 5/2012. e-Pub 3/2012. PMID: 22399252.
2. Samant M, Chang EI, Petrungaro J, Ver Halen JP, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Chang DW. Reconstruction of massive oncologic defects following extremity amputation: A 10-year experience. Ann Plast Surg 68(5):467-71, 5/2012. PMID: 22214800.
3. Yu P, Chang EI, Selber JC, Hanasono MM. Perforator patterns of the ulnar artery perforator flap. Plast Reconstr Surg 129(1):213-220, 1/2012. PMID: 21915080.
4. Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ, Silva AK, Yu P. Adipofascial perforator flaps for 'Aesthetic' head and neck reconstruction. Head & Neck 33(10):1513-9, 10/2011. PMID: 21928425.
5. Selber JC, Yu P. Optimizing reliability of venous drainage while minimizing donor site morbidity in the radical forearm flap: excluding the cephalic vein. Ann Plast Surg 67(4):442-443, 10/2011.
6. Yu P, Selber JC. Perforator patterns of the anteromedial thigh flap. Plast Reconstr Surg 128(3):151e-157e, 9/2011.
7. Zang M, Zhang Q, Davis G, Huang G, Jaffari M, Rios CN, Gupta V, Yu P, Mathur AB. Perichondrium directed cartilage formation in silk fibroin and chitosan blend scaffolds for tracheal transplantation. Acta Biomaterialia 7:3422-3431, 9/2011.
8. Yu P, Chang EI, Hanasono MM. Design of a reliable skin paddle for the fibula osteocutaneous flap: Perforator anatomy revisited. Plast Reconstr Surg 128(2):440-446, 8/2011.
9. Baumann DP, Yu P, Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ. Free flap reconstruction of osteoradionecrosis of the mandible: A 10-year review and defect classification. Head & Neck 33:800-807, 6/2011.
10. Poh M, Selber JC, Skoracki RJ, Walsh GL, Yu P. Technical challenges of total esophageal reconstruction using a supercharged jejunal flap. Annals of Surg 253(6):1122-1129, 6/2011.
11. Garvey PB, Selber JC, Madewell JE, Bidaut L, Feng L, Yu P. A prospective study of perioperative computed tomographic angiography for head and neck reconstruction with anterolateral thigh flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg 127(4S):1505-1514, 4/2011.
12. Yu P, Clayman GL, Walsh GL. Long-term outcomes of microsurgical reconstruction for large tracheal defects. Cancer 117(4):802-808, 2/2011.
13. Hanasono MM, Silva A, Skoracki RJ, Gidley PW, DeMonte F, Hanna EY, Chang DW, Yu P. Skull base reconstruction: An update approach. Plast Reconstr Surg 128(3):675-686, 2011.
14. Selber JC, Sanders E, Lin H, Yu P. Venous drainage of the radial forearm flap: comparison of the deep and superficial systems. Annals of Plastic Surgery 66(4):347-350, 2011.
15. Zang M, Yu P. A chimeric flap model in dogs. J. Reconstr Microsurg 127(3):163-168, 12/2010.
16. Zang M, Chen K, Yu P. Reconstruction of large tracheal defects in a canine model: Lessons learned. J Reconstr Microsurg 26(6):391-399, 7/2010.
17. Hanasono MM, Zevallos JP, Skoracki RJ, Yu P. A prospective analysis of bony versus soft-tissue reconstruction for posterior mandibular defects. Plast Reconstr Surg 125(5):1413-1421, 5/2010.
18. Hsu PW, Yu P. Complex salvage of a failed pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with impending airway disaster. Plast Reconstr Surg 125(5):208e-210e, 5/2010. PMID: 20440137.
19. Yu P, Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ, Baumann DP, Lewin JS, Weber RS, Robb GL. Pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh flap following total laryngopharyngectomy. Cancer 116(7):1718-1724, 4/2010.
20. Samant M, Chang EI, Petrungaro J, Ver Halen JP, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Chang DW. Reconstruction of massive oncologic defects using free fillet flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg 125(3):913-922, 3/2010.
21. Lin SJ, Rabie A, Yu P. Unusual anterolateral thigh donor-site complications: Intraneural hemangioma and traumatic neuroma. Plast Reconstr Surg 125(2). e-Pub 2/2010.
22. Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ, Yu P. A prospective study of donor site morbidity after anterolateral thigh fasciocutaneous and myocutaneous free flap harvest in 220 patients. Plast Reconstr Surg 125(1):209-214, 1/2010. PMID: 19910852.
23. Momoh AO, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Liu S, Feng L, Hanasono MM. A Prospective Cohort Study of Fibula Free Flap Donor-Site Morbidity in 157 Consecutive Patients. Plast Reconstr Surg 128(3):714-720, 2010.
24. Gidley PW, Herrera SJ, Hanasono MM, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Roberts DB, Weber RS. The impact of radiotherapy on facial nerve repair. The Laryngoscope 10:1985-1989, 2010.
25. Rice DC, Yu P. Use of supercharged jejunal flap for esophageal reconstruction. Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 5:243-257, 2010.
26. Wong S, Garvey P, Skibber JM, Yu P. Reconstruction of pelvic exenteration defects with the anterolateral thigh-vastus lateralis muscle flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg 124(4):1177-1185, 10/2009.
27. Lin SJ, Yu P. Free tissue transfer in a head and neck cancer patient with polycythemia vera. Plast Reconstr Surg 124(1):169e-170e, 7/2009.
28. Ferguson RE, Peirong Yu. Techniques of monitoring buried fasciocutaneous free flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg 123(2):525-32, 2/2009.
29. Hanasono MM, Weinstock WE, Yu P. Reconstruction of extensive head and neck defects with multiple simultaneous free flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg 122(6):1739-46, 12/2008.
30. Yu P, Chang DW, Miller MJ, Reece GP, Robb GL. Analysis of 49 cases of flap compromise in 1310 free flaps for head and neck reconstruction. Head & Neck 31(1):45-51, 10/2008.
31. Iteld L, Yu P. Pharyngocutaneous gistula repair after radiotherapy and salvage total laryngectomy. J Reconstr Microsurg 23(6):339-345, 11/2007.
32. Yu P, Youssef A. Efficacy of the handheld Doppler in preoperative identification of the cutaneous perforators in the anterolateral thigh flap. Plast Reconstr Surg 118(4):928-33; discussion 934-5, 9/2006. PMID: 16980853.
33. Marin VP, Yu P, Weber RS. Isolated cervical esophageal reconstruction for rare esophageal tumors. Head & Neck 28(9):856-60, 9/2006. PMID: 16835909.
34. Yu P, Roblin P, Chevray P. Internal mammary artery perforator (IMAP) flap for tracheostoma reconstruction. Head & Neck 28(8):723-9, 8/2006. PMID: 16619279.
35. Yu P, Lewin JS, Reece GP, Robb GL. Comparison of clinical and functional outcomes and hospital costs following pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh free flap versus the jejunal flap. Plast Reconstr Surg 117(3):968-74, 3/2006. PMID: 16525294.
36. Lewin JS, Barringer DA, May AH, Gillenwater AM, Arnold KA, Roberts DB, Yu P. Functional outcomes after laryngopharyngectomy with anterolateral thigh flap reconstruction. Head & Neck 28(2):142-9, 2/2006. PMID: 16302192.
37. Yu P, Clayman GL, Walsh GL. Human tracheal reconstruction with a composite radial forearm free flap and prosthesis. Ann Thorac Surg 81(2):714-6, 2/2006. PMID: 16427881.

Invited Articles

1. Lin SJ, Rabie A, Yu P. Designing the anterolateral thigh flap without preoperative Doppler or imaging. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 26(1):67-72, 1/2010.
2. Yu P. The role of reconstructive surgery in multidisciplinary treatment of cancer. Chinese J Surg Oncol 1:97-104, 2009.

Abstracts

1. Yu P. Design of Reliable Skin Paddle for Fibula Osteocutaneous Flap: Perforator Anatomy Revisited. Presented at the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Las Vegas, NV, 1/2012.
2. Yu P. Perforator Patterns of the Ulnar Artery Perforator Flap. Presented at the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Las Vegas, NV, 1/2012.
3. Sacks JM, Nguyen AT, Yu P, Baumann DP. Laser-assisted indocyanine green imaging optimizes the design of the anterolateral thigh flap. Plast Reconstr Surg 127(5S):72, 5/2011.
4. Corbitt C, Skoracki RJ, Yu P, Hanasono MM. Multiple sequential free flaps in head and neck reconstruction. Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Boca Raton, FL, 4/2011.
5. Hanasono MM, Silva AK, Skoracki RJ, Gidley PW, DeMonte F, Hanna EY, Chang DW, Yu P. Skull Base Reconstruction: An Update Approach. Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Boca Raton, FL, 4/2011.
6. Garvey PB, Selber JC, Madewell JE, Liu J, Skoracki R, Yu P. A prospective study of preoperative computed tomographic angiography of fibula osteocutaneous flaps for head and neck reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 128(4S):24, 2011.
7. Garvey PB, Selber JC, Madewell JE, Yu P, Hanasono MM. A prospective study of preoperative CT angiography for reconstruction with fibula osteocutaneous flaps. Can J Plast Surg 19(Supplement A):112A, 2011.
8. Poh M, Selber JC, Skoracki RJ, Walsh GL, Yu P. Technical challenges of total esophageal reconstruction using a supercharged jejunal flap. Presented at the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Cancun, Mexico, 2011.
9. Zhang QX, Zang M, Gao J, Zhou G, Robb GL, Yu P. The immunomodulatory effect of cryopreservation and stem cell therapy in rat tracheal allotransplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg 125(65):36, 2010.
10. Sacks JM, Hanasono MM, Goel N, Ayad M, Skoracki RJ, Yu P. Composite Skull Base Reconstruction Using the Anterolateral Thigh Flap. American Association of Plastic Surgeons-88th Annual Meeting and Aesthetic Symposium, Rancho Mirage, CA, 3/2009.
11. Yu P, Skoracki R, Hanasono MM, Baumann DP. Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction with the Anterolateral Thigh (ALT) Flap: Seven Years Later. Proceedings of the American Association of Plastic Surgery, 3/2009.
12. Wong S, Garvey P, Skibber J, Yu P. Reconstruction of Pelvic Exenteration Defects with the Anterolateral Thigh-vastus Lateralis Muscle Flaps. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reconstrucitve Microsurgery, Maui, HI, 1/2009.
13. Ferguson RE, Yu P. Techniques of Monitoring Buried Fasciocutaneous Free Flaps. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Maui, HI, 1/2009.
14. Sacks JM, Hanasono MM, Goel N, Skoracki RJ, Yu P. Composite Skull Base Reconstruction Using the Anterolateral Thigh Flap. Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council. Pittsburg, PA, 2009.
15. Yu P. Perforator patterns of the anterolateral thigh (ALT) Flap: from a single surgeon's experience of 207 free flaps in the US. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Boston, MA, 4/2008.
16. Hanasono MM, Weinstock YE, Yu P. Reconstruction of Extensive Head and Neck Defects with Multiple Simultaneous Free Flaps. American Association of Plastic Surgeons-87th Annual Meeting and Aesthetic Symposium, Boston, MA, 4/2008.
17. Nigriny J, Yu P. Reconstruction of life-threatening mediastinal tracheoesophageal fistulas. Presented at the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Los Angeles, CA, 1/2008.
18. Yu P, Chang DW, Miller MJ, et al. Analysis of 47 cases of flap compromise in 1032 free flaps for head and neck reconstruction. American Association of Plastic Surgeons 86th Annual Meeting, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 5/2007.
19. Yu P, Robb GL. Ten-year experience of 1064 head and neck free flap reconstructions: what has changed?. Presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 5/2006.

Book Chapters

1. Yu P. Comments: The Anterolateral Thigh Flap. In: Reconstructive Surgery: Anatomy, Technique, and Clinical Applications. Two. Ed(s) MR Zenn, G Jones. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, MO, 1380-1391, 2012.
2. Yu P, Robb GL. Reconstruction of the Hypopharynx and Cervical Esophagus. In: Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Head and Neck. Ed(s) Neligan PC, Wei FC. Quality Medical Publishing: St. Louis, MO, 645-678, 2010.
3. Disa JJ, Yu P. Hypopharynx Reconstruction. In: Plastic Surgery. Elsevier: London, 749-759, 2009.
4. Yu P. Intraoral, Pharynx, and Cervical Esophagus. In: Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery. Elsevier: London, 167-196, 2009.
5. Yu P. Oral Cavity Reconstruction. In: Plastic Surgery. 1. Ed(s) KC Chung, JJ Disa, AK Gosain, BM Kinney, JP Rubin. Elsevier: London, 817-825, 2009.

Letters to the Editor

1. Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ, Yu P. Skin Graft Take at the Anterolateral Thigh Donor Site. Plast Reconstr Surg 126(2):679, 8/2010.
2. Yu P. Reply to Sharma RK and Tuli P letter to the Editor. Plast Recon Surg 119/7:2329-2330, 6/2007.
3. Yu P. Reply to Galetta D and Spaggiari L letter to the Editor re Tracheal reconstruction for a long tracheal resection. Ann Thor Surg 82/5:1953-1954, 2006.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Yu P. Head and Neck Reconstruction, Second. McGraw-Hill Professional: New York, NY, 439-446, 1/2011.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Tracheal allotransplantation without long-term immunosuppression
Funding Source: Kyte Research Fund Awards
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Qixu Zhang, PhD
Duration: 9/1/2009 - present
 
Title: Tissue engineered composite neotrachea for tracheal reconstruction
Funding Source: 2007 Kyte Research Fund Awards
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 2007 - present
 
Title: Tissue engineered composite neotrachea for tracheal reconstruction
Funding Source: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Institutional Research Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 2004
 
Title: Impaired gallbladder contraction with gallstones
Funding Source: NIH
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Jose Behar, MD
Duration: - 1995

Last updated: 10/20/2014