Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Joseph N Carey

Joseph N Carey

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery;Director, Plastics Residency Program
1510 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Comparative assessment of extracranial-to-intracranial and intracranial-to-intracranial in situ bypass for complex intracranial aneurysm treatment based on rupture status: a case series World Neurosurg. 2020 Oct 16. . View in PubMed

Three-Vessel Anastomosis for Direct Bihemispheric Cerebral Revascularization Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Sep 01; 19(3):313-318. . View in PubMed

Patient Characteristics Associated with Free Nipple Graft Reduction Mammoplasty Cureus. 2020 Jul 08; 12(7):e9063. . View in PubMed

Transblepharo-Preseptal Modified Orbitozygomatic Approach for Resection of Giant Frontal Cavernous Malformation: 3-Dimensional Operative Video World Neurosurg. 2020 Apr; 136:6. . View in PubMed

Defining Best Practices for Videoconferencing in the Era of Telemedicine and COVID-19 J Craniofac Surg. 2020 09; 31(6):e658-e660. . View in PubMed

Coronavirus 2019 Video Conferencing: Preserving Resident Education with Online Meeting Platforms Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 07; 146(1):110e-111e. . View in PubMed

The Efficacy of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Antibiotic Beads in Lower Extremity Salvage J Surg Res. 2020 03; 247:499-507. . View in PubMed

Contemporary Management of Alopecia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for Surgeons Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2020 02; 44(1):97-113. . View in PubMed

Lessons Learned from the Initial Experience with Pedicled Temporoparietal Fascial Flap for Combined Revascularization In Moyamoya Angiopathy: A Case Series World Neurosurg. 2019 Dec; 132:e259-e273. . View in PubMed

Complex Revascularization for Idiopathic Intracranial Occlusive Disease with Unruptured, Fusiform Anterior Cerebral Artery and Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: 3-Dimensional Operative Video World Neurosurg. 2019 Jun; 126:496. . View in PubMed

Factors Leading to Decreased Rates of Immediate Postmastectomy Reconstruction J Surg Res. 2019 06; 238:207-217. . View in PubMed

Effects of Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism on Outcomes in Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Traumatic Lower Extremity Injuries Ann Plast Surg. 2019 05; 82(5S Suppl 4):S345-S349. . View in PubMed

The First Reported Case of Gluteal Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) Aesthet Surg J. 2019 06 21; 39(7):NP253-NP258. . View in PubMed

Response to "No Proven Association Between Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) and Textured Buttock Implants" Aesthet Surg J. 2019 07 12; 39(8):368-369. . View in PubMed

Response to "Gluteal Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is Distinct From Systemic ALCL ALK Negative in a Patient With Gluteal Implants" Aesthet Surg J. 2019 09 13; 39(10):NP443. . View in PubMed

Role of botulinum neurotoxin-A in cerebral revascularization graft vasospasm prevention: current state of knowledge Neurosurg Focus. 2019 02 01; 46(2):E13. . View in PubMed

Functional outcomes of traumatic lower extremity reconstruction J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2019 Jan-Feb; 10(1):178-181. . View in PubMed

Phalloplasty Following Penectomy for Fournier's Gangrene at a Tertiary Care Center Cureus. 2018 Dec 06; 10(12):e3698. . View in PubMed

Pedicled temporoparietal fascial flap for combined revascularization in adult moyamoya disease J Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 01; 1-7. . View in PubMed

Risk Factors Associated with Reconstructive Complications Following Sacrectomy Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Nov; 6(11):e2002. . View in PubMed

Occipital Artery to Posterior Cerebral Artery Bypass Using Descending Branch of the Lateral Circumflex Femoral Artery Graft for Treatment of Fusiform, Unruptured Posterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Nov 01; 15(5):E50-E51. . View in PubMed

EC-IC bypass for cerebral revascularization following skull base tumor resection: Current practices and innovations J Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct; 118(5):815-825. . View in PubMed

Soft tissue reconstruction and salvage of infected fixation hardware in lower extremity trauma Microsurgery. 2018 Mar; 38(3):259-263. . View in PubMed

Combined Direct and Indirect Cerebral Revascularization Using Local and Flow-Through Flaps J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018 Feb; 34(2):103-107. . View in PubMed

Transblepharo-Preseptal Modified Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy for Treatment of Ruptured Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video World Neurosurg. 2018 11; 119:232. . View in PubMed

Surviving Fournier's gangrene: Multivariable analysis and a novel scoring system to predict length of stay J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018 05; 71(5):712-718. . View in PubMed

A Systematic Review of Prognostic Factors for Sensory Recovery After Digital Nerve Reconstruction Ann Plast Surg. 2018 05; 80(5S Suppl 5):S311-S316. . View in PubMed

Descending Branch of the Lateral Circumflex Femoral Artery Graft for Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Revascularization Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 09 01; 15(3):285-291. . View in PubMed

Radial Artery Fascial Flow-Through Free Flap for Combined Revascularization in Moyamoya Disease Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 02 01; 14(2):139-144. . View in PubMed

Outcomes of Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Traumatic Lower Extremity Fractures with Compromised Vascularity Am Surg. 2017 Oct 01; 83(10):1161-1165. . View in PubMed

Preoperative surgical rehearsal using cadaveric fresh tissue surgical simulation increases resident operative confidence Ann Transl Med. 2017 Aug; 5(15):302. . View in PubMed

Optimizing Outcomes following Total and Subtotal Tongue Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of the Contemporary Literature J Reconstr Microsurg. 2017 Feb; 33(2):103-111. . View in PubMed

Optimal timing for repair of peripheral nerve injuries J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 11; 83(5):875-881. . View in PubMed

Innovations in surgery simulation: a review of past, current and future techniques Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):453. . View in PubMed

Patient and Surgical Factors Contributing to Perioperative Infection in Complex Lower Extremity Trauma Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):940-943. . View in PubMed

Bilateral Pedicled Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap in the Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Aug; 4(8):e833. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of Percutaneous First Annular Pulley Release: Efficacy and Complications in a Perfused Cadaveric Study J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Jul; 41(7):e165-73. . View in PubMed

Surgical Management and Reconstruction Training (SMART) Course for International Orthopedic Surgeons Ann Glob Health. 2016 Jul - Aug; 82(4):652-658. . View in PubMed

Radiation and breast reconstruction: Algorithmic approach and evidence-based outcomes J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jun; 113(8):906-12. . View in PubMed

Successful Surgical Treatment of Severe Calciphylaxis Using a Bilayer Dermal Replacement Matrix Wounds. 2015 Nov; 27(11):302-7. . View in PubMed

Relative Morbidity and Mortality of Panniculectomy-Combined Surgical Staging in Endometrial Cancer Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2015 Oct; 25(8):1503-12. . View in PubMed

Robotic Transabdominal Control of the Suprahepatic, Infradiaphragmatic Vena Cava to Enable Level 3 Caval Tumor Thrombectomy: Pilot Study in a Perfused-Cadaver Model J Endourol. 2015 Oct; 29(10):1177-81. . View in PubMed

Breast reconstruction and adjuvant therapy: A systematic review of surgical outcomes J Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct; 112(5):458-64. . View in PubMed

Building Orthopaedic Trauma Capacity: IGOT International SMART Course J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Oct; 29 Suppl 10:S17-9. . View in PubMed

Microsurgical Lower Extremity Reconstruction in the Subacute Period: A Safe Alternative Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jul; 3(7):e449. . View in PubMed

Perfused fresh cadavers: method for application to surgical simulation Am J Surg. 2015 Jul; 210(1):179-87. . View in PubMed

A Perfusion-based Human Cadaveric Model for Management of Carotid Artery Injury during Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2014 Oct; 75(5):309-13. . View in PubMed

Breast reconstruction satisfaction rates at a large county hospital Ann Plast Surg. 2014 May; 72 Suppl 1:S61-5. . View in PubMed

Volar percutaneous screw fixation of the scaphoid: a cadaveric study J Hand Surg Am. 2014 May; 39(5):867-71. . View in PubMed

Simulation of plastic surgery and microvascular procedures using perfused fresh human cadavers J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Feb; 67(2):e42-8. . View in PubMed

Trends in post-mastectomy reconstruction: a SEER database analysis J Surg Oncol. 2013 Sep; 108(3):163-8. . View in PubMed

Intra-abdominal pedicled rectus abdominis muscle flap for treatment of high-output enterocutaneous fistulae: case reports and review of literature J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Aug; 66(8):1145-8. . View in PubMed

Incorporation of fresh tissue surgical simulation into plastic surgery education: maximizing extraclinical surgical experience J Surg Educ. 2013 Jul-Aug; 70(4):466-74. . View in PubMed

Transverse tensor fascia lata myocutaneous flap for microvascular breast reconstruction: case report and review of the literature Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Apr; 70(4):438-41. . View in PubMed

Simulation of a high-flow extracranial-intracranial bypass using a radial artery graft in a novel fresh tissue model Neurosurgery. 2012 Dec; 71(2 Suppl Operative):ons315-19; discussion ons 319-20. . View in PubMed

Free flap scalp reconstruction in a 91-year-old patient under local-regional anesthesia: case report and review of the literature J Reconstr Microsurg. 2012 Mar; 28(3):189-93. . View in PubMed

Use of human acellular dermal matrix in implant- based breast reconstruction: evaluating the evidence J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Dec; 64(12):1553-61. . View in PubMed

A comparison of the new preservation solution Celsior to Euro-Collins and University of Wisconsin solutions in lung reperfusion injury Transplantation. 1999 Jan 15; 67(1):152-5. . View in PubMed

Addition of aprotinin to organ preservation solutions decreases lung reperfusion injury Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 Jul; 66(1):225-30. . View in PubMed

Addition of a mast cell stabilizing compound to organ preservation solutions decreases lung reperfusion injury J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1998 Mar; 115(3):631-6; discussion 636-7. . View in PubMed

A new organ preservation solution, Celsior, is superior to Euro-Collins and University of Wisconsin solutions in decreasing lung reperfusion injury Transplant Proc. 1997 Feb-Mar; 29(1-2):1357-8. . View in PubMed

Dr. Carey is an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His specialty is microvascular surgery, with a focus on breast reconstruction, complex reconstructive surgery, thoracic and abdominal reconstruction, and cerebral revascularization procedures. Dr. Carey is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of many prestigious surgical societies.

Dr. Carey's practice is based in Keck Medical Center, where he directs the care of complex multi-system injuries, including primary management of difficult wounds. His practice overlaps with the specialties of neurological surgery, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and orthopedic surgery, and he is relied upon for his reconstructive creativity. As the program director in plastic surgery, he directs the education of plastic surgery and general surgery residents.

Dr. Carey's research interests include surgical education, breast reconstruction, extremity salvage, and cerebral revascularization. His education includes general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at USC. Dr. Carey received his medical degree from USC and his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. He also completed a Master's degree in anatomy at USC and a microvascular surgery fellowship at Stanford University.
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