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Scott D. Oates, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Bio Statement

Scott D Oates, MD is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  He completed his general surgery training at Northwestern University, and his plastic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.  He received advanced training in hand surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  He is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, and has the Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery, both issued by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Oates is the Surgery Reimbursement Advisor.  His duties include reviewing current coding practices, and developing coding and billing strategies among multiple departments to optimize reimbursement for the Division of Surgery.

He is a current member of the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), and former chair of the ASPS Payment Policy Committee, both of which involve development and refinement of CPT codes for plastic surgeons (through the ASPS) and other medical specialties nationally (through the AMA RUC).

Dr. Oates has lectured locally and nationally on a broad range of plastic and reconstructive surgery topics.  He has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

 

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1989 Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, MD, Medicine
1984 Duke University, Durham, NC, BS, Zoology

Postgraduate Training

1995-1996 Fellow, Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship Program, Medical College of Wisconsin combined Plastic Surgery/Orthopedic Program, Milwaukee, WI
1993-1995 Resident, Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston,, TX
1989-1993 Resident, General Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

2010 Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery
2009 Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
1/1990 Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2003-2011

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Surgery Reimbursement Advisor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 10/2009-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Clinical Revenue Cycle Committee, 11/2010-present
Member, PRS Budget & Finance Committee, 8/2010-present

Honors and Awards

1984 Magna Cum Laude, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Professional Memberships

American Association for Hand Surgery
Member, 2001-present
American Medical Association
Member, Relative Value Update Committee Alternate Member, 2005-present
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Member, 2001-present
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Member, 2002-present
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Chairman, 2008-present
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, Payment Policy Committee, 2000-present
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, 1999-present
Harris County Medical Society
Member, 2003-present
Houston Society of Plastic Surgery
Member, 2002-present
Texas Medical Association
Member, 2003-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Sacks J, Baumann D, Gordon S, Oates S, Villa M, Chang D. Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap Reconstruction of Upper Extremity Oncologic Defects. Annals of Plastic Surgery. In Press.
2. Selber J, Clemens M, Baumann D, Oates S. Autoderm: An Alternative Biologic for Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. In Press.
3. Chang DW, Fortin AJ, Oates SD, Lewis VO. Reconstruction of the Pelvic Ring with Vascularized Double-Strut Fibular Flap Following Internal Hemipelvectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg 121(6):1193-2000, 6/2008. PMID: 18520887.
4. Heller L, Ballo MT, Cormier JN, Oates SD, Butler CE. Staged Reconstruction for Rection Wounds in Sarcoma Patients Treated with Brachytherapy. Annals of Plastic Surgery 60(1):58-63, 1/2008.

Abstracts

1. Clemens MW, Chang EI, Oates S, Chang DW. 10 Year Experience of Composite Trunk and Extremity Reconstruction with Vascularized Fibula Flap. Poster. American Association of Plastic Surgeons 90th Annual Meeting Program Book:78-79, 4/2011.
2. Gilbert NF, Yasko AW, Oates SD, Lewis VO, Cannon CP, Lin PP. Allograft Prosthetic Composite Reconstruction of the Proximal Tibia: Analysis of Early Results. J Bone Joint Surg 91(7):1646-56, 7/2009.
3. Gilbert N, Lin P, Oates SD, Cannon C, Lewis V, Yasko A. Outcome Following Allograft Prosthetic Composite Reconstruction of the Proximal Tibia. 14th International Symposium on Limb Salvage, Hamburg, Germany, 9/2007.
4. Gilbert N, Lin P, Oates SD, Cannon C, Lewis V, Yasko A. Favorable Outcome Following Allograft Prosthetic Composite Reconstruction of the Proximal Tibia. Musculoskeletal Tumor Society 2007 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 5/2007.

Book Chapters

1. Kuerer H. Kuerer's Breast Surgical Oncology. In: Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction Instructional Video. McGraw-HIll Companies, Inc. New York, 2010.

Last updated: 7/2/2013