Scott D. Oates, M.D.
Present Title & Affiliation
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
|1989||Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, MD, Medicine|
|1984||Duke University, Durham, NC, BS, Zoology|
|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|
|1/2000||Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery, Recertification Date: 2010|
|1/1999||Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Recertification Date: 2009|
|1/1990||Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners|
Institutional Committee Activities
Honors and Awards
|1984||Magna Cum Laude, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina|
|American Association for Hand Surgery |
|American Medical Association |
Member, Relative Value Update Committee Alternate Member, 2005-present
|American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery |
|American Society for Surgery of the Hand |
|American Society of Plastic Surgeons |
Member, Payment Policy, 2000-present
|Harris County Medical Society |
|Houston Society of Plastic Surgery |
|Texas Medical Association |
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.||Carter S, Lyons G, Kuerer H, Bassett R, Oates S, Thompson A, Caudle A, Mittendorf E, Bedrosian I, Lucci A, DeSnyder S, Babiera G, Yi M, Baumann D, Clemens M. Operative and Oncologic Outcomes in 9,861 Patients with Operable Breast Cancer: Single-Institution Analysis of Breast Conservation with Oncoplastic Reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol. e-Pub 7/2016.|
|3.||Abraham J, Clemens MW, Oates S. Aggressive Metastatic Chordoma in the Wrist. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2(11):2:e245; doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000000218, 11/2014. e-Pub 12/5/2014. PMCID: PMC4255888.|
|4.||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.|
|5.||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.|
|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 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.|
|3.||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.|
|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: 3/2/2017