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Roman J Skoracki, MD, FRCSC, 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

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301402
Unit Number: Unit 443
Houston, TX 77230-1402
Phone: (713) 794-1247
Fax: (713) 794-5492

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1996 University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

7/2001-6/2002 Clinical Fellowship, Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Howard N. Langstein
7/1996-6/2001 Clinical Residency, Plastic Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Kenneth Murray

Board Certifications

6/2001 Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

Experience/Service

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Alternate Member of the Credentials Committee of the Medical Staff, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 11/2009-present

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons, Houston, TX
Fellow, 5/2009-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Gidley PW, Herrera SJ, Hanasono MM, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Roberts DB, Weber RS. The Impact of Radiotherapy on Facial Nerve Repair. The Laryngoscope. In Press.
2. Chao AH, Sturgis EM, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Guadagnolo BA, Hanasono MM. Reconstructive Outcomes in Patients with Head and Neck Sarcoma. Head & Neck 35(5):677-83, 5/2013. e-Pub 6/2012.
3. Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ. Computer-Assisted Design and Rapid Prototype Modeling in Microvascular Mandible Reconstruction. Laryngoscope 123(3):597-604, 3/2013. e-Pub 9/2012.
4. Hanasono MM, Silva AK, Yu P, Skoracki RJ. A Comprehensive Algorithm for Oncologic Maxillary Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 131(1):47-60, 1/2013. e-Pub 9/2012.
5. Hanasono MM, Silva AK, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Sturgis EM, Gidley PW. Comprehensive Management of Temporal Bone Defects After Oncologic Resection. The Laryngoscope 122(12):2663-9, 12/2012.
6. McMahon RE, Wang L, Skoracki RJ, Mathur AB. Development of Nanomaterials for Bone Repair and Regeneration. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 101(2), February 2013. e-Pub 12/2012.
7. Chao AH, Yu P, Skoracki R, Demonte F, Hanasono MM. Microsurgical Reconstruction of Composite Scalp and Calvarial Defects in Cancer Patients: A 10-Year Experience. Head and Neck 34(12):1759-64, 12/2012.
8. Chang EI, Clemens MW, Garvery PP, Skoracki RJ, Hanasono MM. Cephalometric Analysis for Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction. Head and Neck 34(11):1607-14, 11/2012. e-Pub 1/2012.
9. Garvey PB, Chang EI, Selber JC, Skoracki RJ, Madewell JE, Lui J, Yu P, Hanasono MM. A Prospective Study of Preoperative Computed Tomographic Angiographic Mapping of Free Fibula Osteocutaneous Flaps for Head and Neck Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 130(4):542E-550, 10/2012.
10. Blackmon SH, Correa AM, Skoracki R, Chevray PM, Kim MP, Mehran RJ, Rice DC, Roth JA, Swisher SG, Vaporciyan AA, Yu P, Walsh GL, Hofstetter WL. Super-Charged Pedicled Jejunal Interposition for Esophageal Replacement: A 10 Year Experience. Ann Thorac Surg 94(4):1104-11, 10/2012. e-Pub 8/2012.
11. Hanason MM, Skoracki RJ. Computer-Assisted Design and Rapid Prototype Modeling in Microvascular Mandible Reconstruction. The Laryngoscope. e-Pub 9/2012.
12. Rios CN, Skoracki RJ, Mathur AB. GNAS1 and PHD2 Short-interfering RNA Support Bone Regeneration in Vitro and in an in Vivo Sheep Model. Clin Othop Relat Res 470(9):2541-53, 9/2012. e-Pub 7/2012.
13. Nguyen, MQ, Crosby MA, Skoracki RJ, Hanasono MM. Outcomes of Flap Salvage with Medicinal Leech Therapy. Microsurgery 32(5):351-7, 7/2012.
14. 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.
15. Garvey PB, Selber JC, Madewll JE, Liu J, Skoracki R, Yu P, Hanasono M. A Prospective Study of Preoperative Computed Tomographic Angiography of Fibula Osteocutaneous Flpas for Head and Neck Reconstruction. Plast and Reconst Surg 128 Supplement 4S(PS 2011 Abstract Supplement:24), 10/2011.
16. Chang E, Clemens, M, Skoracki R, Garvey, PB, Hanasono M. Cephalometric Analysis for Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction. Plast and Reconst Surg 128 Supplement 4S(PS 2011 Abstract Supplement 20), 10/2011.
17. Uygur F, Chang DW, Crosby MA, Skoracki RJ, Robb GL. Free Flap Reconstruction of Extensive Defects Following Resection of Large Neurofibromatosis. Ann Plast Surg 67(4):376-81, 10/2011.
18. 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):714-19, 9/2011. e-Pub 5/2011.
19. Hanasono MM, Silva A, Skoracki RJ, Gidley PW, Demonte F, Hanna EY, Chang DW, Yu P. Skull Base Reconstruction: An Updated Approach. Plast Reconstr Surg 128(3):675-86, 9/2011. e-Pub 5/2011.
20. 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(6):800-7, 6/2011. e-Pub 11/2010.
21. Poh M, Selber JC, Skoracki RJ, Walsh GL, Yu P. Technical Challenges of Total Esophageal Reconstruction Using a Supercharged Jejunal Flap. Annals of Plastic Surgery 253(6):1122-9, 6/2011.
22. Nahabedian MY, Ellsworth WA, Bass BL, Skoracki RJ, Heller L. Breast Reconstruction in Women Under 30: A Ten-year Experience. The Breast Journal 17(1), Jan-Feb 2011. e-Pub 1/2011.
23. Bharat G, Hanna EY, Skoracki RJ, Prabhu SS. A Rare Case of Ameloblastic Fibrosarcoma Involving the Anterior and Middle Skull Base with Intradural Extension. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 19(3):102-4, 2011.
24. Hanasono MM, Jacob RF, Bidaut L, Robb GL, Skoracki RJ. Midfacial Reconstuction Using Virtual Planning, Rapid Prototype Modeling, and Stereotactic Navigation. Plast Reconstr Surg 126(6):2002-6, 12/2010.
25. Moreno MA, Skoracki RJ, Hanna EY, Hanasono MM. Microvascular Free Flap Reconstruction Versus Palatal Obturation for Maxillectomy Defects. Head Neck 32(7):860-8, 7/2010.
26. Hanasono MM, Zevallos JP, Skoracki RJ, Yu P. A Prospecticve Analysis of Bony Versus Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Posterior Mandibular Defects. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 125(4):1413-1421, 4/2010.
27. Yu, P, Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ, Baumann DP, Lewin JS, Weber RS, Robb GL. Pharygoesophageal Reconstruction With the Anterolateral Thigh Flap After Total Layngopharyngectomy. Cancer 116(7):1718-1724, 4/2010.
28. Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ. The Omega-shaped Fibula Osteocutaneous Free Flap for Reconstruction of Extensive Mid-facial Defects. Plast Recon Surg 125(4):160e-162e, 4/2010.
29. Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ. The Scapular Tip Osseous Free Flap as an Alternative for Anterior Mandibular Reconstruction. Plast Recon Surg 125(4):164e-166e, 4/2010.
30. Chang DW, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Ver Halen J. Reconstruction of Massive Oncologic Defects Using Free Fillet Flaps. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 125(3):913-22, 3/2010.
31. 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):209-14, 1/2010.
32. Bidra AS, Hofstede TM, Skoracki RJ, Jacob RF. Maxillofacial Rehabilitation of a 7-Year-Old Boy with Osteosarcoma of the Mandible Using a Free Fibular Flap and Implant-Supported Prosthesis: A Clinical Report. J Prosthet Dent 102(6):348-53, 12/2009.
33. Guthikonda B, Hanna EY, Skoracki RJ, Prabhu SS. Ameloblastic Fibrosarcoma Involving the Anterior and Middle Skull Base with Intradural Extension. J Craniofac Surg 20(6), 11/2009. e-Pub 10/2009.
34. Hanasono MM, Sacks JM, Goel N, Ayad M, Skoracki RJ. The anterolateral thigh free flap for skull base reconstruction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 140(6):855-60, 6/2009. e-Pub 4/2009.
35. Rios CN, Skoracki RJ, Miller MJ, Satterfield WC, Mathur AB. In vivo bone formation in silk fibroin and chitosan blend scaffolds via extopically grafted periosteum as a cell source: A pilot study. Tissue Eng. Part A 15(9):2717-25, 2/2009.
36. Hanasono, MM, Lee JC, Yang JS, Skoracki RJ, Reece GP, Esmaeli B. An algorithmic approach to reconstructive surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation after orbital exenteration. Plast Reconstr Surg 123(1):98-105, 1/2009.
37. Hanasono MM, Barnea Y, Skoracki RJ. Microvascular Surgery in the Previously Operated and Irradiated Neck. Microsurgery 29(1):1-7, 2009.
38. Lin SJ, Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ. Scalp and Calvarial Reconstruction. Seminars in Plastic Surgery 22(4):281-93, 11/2008.
39. Skoracki RJ, Chang DW. Chest Wall Defect Reconstruction. Journal of Surgical Oncology 95:682-683, www.interscience.wiley.com, 2/2007.
40. Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ. Securing skin grafts to microvascular free flaps using the vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) device. Annual of Plastic Surgery 58:573-6, 2007.
41. Skoracki RJ, Chang DW. Reconstruction of the chestwall and thorax. J Surg Oncol 94(6):455-65, 11/2006. PMID: 17061266.
42. Fortin AJ Skoracki R. Thoracodorsal artery perforator (TAP) flap reconstruction of a soft-tissue defect of the knee following below-knee amputation. J Reconstr Microsurg 20(8):605-9, 5/2004.
43. Stranc MF Skoracki R. A Complication of Submandibular Intubation in a Panfacial Fracture Patient. J Craniomaxillofac Surg 29:174-6, 5/2001.
44. Menard CM, Bews J, Skoracki RJ, Chowdhury AD. High-energy electron and photon therapy to the parotid bed: radiation dose perturbations with a titanium mandibular implant. Australasian Radiology 43:495-9, 5/1999.

Abstracts

1. Sacks JM, Hanasono MM, Goel N, Ayad M, Skoracki RJ, Yu P. Composite skull base reconstruction using the anterolateral thigh flap. Plast Reconstr Surg 123(6S):137, 6/2009.
2. Sacks JM, Hanasono MM, Goel N, Ayad M, Skoracki RJ, Yu P. Composite skull bae reconstruction using the anterolateral thigh flap. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 3/2009.
3. Yu P, Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ, Baumann D, Lewin JS, Weber S, Robb GL. Pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap: seven years later. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 3/2009.
4. Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ, Sacks JM, Goel N, Ayad M, Yu P. Composite skull base reconstruction using the anterolateral thigh flap. Skull Base: An Interdisciplinary Approach 18(Supp. 1):50, 9/2008.
5. Hanasono MM, Goel N, Ayad M, Skoracki R, Sacks JM. Anterolateral thigh flap for skull base reconstruction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139(2S1):30, 8/2008.
6. Hanasono MM, Sacks JM, Goel N, Ayad M, Skoracki RJ. Composite Skull Base Reconstruction using the Anterolateral Thigh Flap. Proceedings from The 5th International Skull Base Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies, Vancouver, Cananda, 2008, 2008.
7. Hanasono MM, Lee J, Yang J, Skoracki R, Reece GP, Esmaeli B. An algorithmic approach to reconstructive surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation after orbital exenteration. Plast Reconstr Surg 120(4S):45, 9/2007.
8. Hanasono MM, Barnea Y, Skoracki R. Microvascular surgery in the hostile neck: outcomes and recipient vessel selection in the previously operated and irradiated neck. Plast Reconstr Surg 120(4S):38, 9/2007.

Book Chapters

1. Lin SJ, Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ. Scalp and Calvarial Reconstruction. In: Seminars in Plastic Surgery. 22, 4. Ed(s) Hollier LH Jr., Thorton JF. Thieme, 281-93, 2008.
2. Beahm EK, Skoracki RJ, Song DH. Outcomes in Chest Wall Reconstruction. In: Reconstructive Surgery of the Chest, Abdomen, and Pelvis. Ed(s) G. Evans. Marcel Dekker: New York, 303-324, 2004.

Last updated: 8/29/2013