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Surgery / Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Thomas H. Tung, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Specialty Areas
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Nerve Injury
Peripheral Nerve Injury
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Oncologic Reconstructive Surgery
Breast Reconstruction
Cosmetic Procedures

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Patients Seen At
Medical Building One
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1040 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
314-362-7388
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, G, 6
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-362-7388
Fax:   314-367-0225
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, CB 8109
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63110

Academic Office
St Louis Children's Hospital, Northwest Tower
One Children's Place, Suite 1150
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 362-7388
Email:   TUNGT@WUSTL.EDU

Areas of Clinical Interest
Cosmetic procedures, complex reconstructive procedures, breast reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery, limb transplantation

Board Certification
Plastic Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical School: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, 1991
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Maryland, 1998
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, 1999
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis
St Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Selected or Recent Journal Publications
Sachanandani NF, Pothula A, Tung TH. Nerve gaps. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Feb.

Tung TH, Gontre G, Mackinnon SE. Two-stage pedicled tenoplasty for the reconstruction of multiple flexor tendons in zone V: case report. Hand (N Y). 2012 Sep.

Yan Y, MacEwan MR, Hunter DA, Farber S, Newton P, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. Nerve regeneration in rat limb allografts: evaluation of acute rejection rescue. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr.

Tung TH, Barbour JR, Gontre G, Daliwal G, Mackinnon SE. Transfer of the extensor digiti minimi and extensor carpi ulnaris branches of the posterior interosseous nerve to restore intrinsic hand function: case report and anatomic study. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jan.

Tung TH, Chao A, Moore AM. Obturator nerve transfer for femoral nerve reconstruction: anatomic study and clinical application. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov.

Yan Y, Johnson PJ, Glaus SW, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Tung TH. A novel model for evaluating nerve regeneration in the composite tissue transplant: the murine heterotopic limb transplant. Hand (N Y). 2011 Sep.

Ray WZ, Kasukurthi R, Kale SS, Santosa KB, Hunter DA, Johnson P, Yan Y, Mohanakumar T, Mackinnon SE, Tung TH. Costimulation blockade inhibits the indirect pathway of allorecognition in nerve allograft rejection. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Jan.

Ray WZ, Kale SS, Kasukurthi R, Papp EM, Johnson PJ, Santosa KB, Yan Y, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Tung TH. Effect of cold nerve allograft preservation on antigen presentation and rejection. J Neurosurg. 2011 Jan.

Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Nerve transfers: indications, techniques, and outcomes. J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Feb.

Brown JM, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Median to radial nerve transfer to restore wrist and finger extension: technical nuances. Neurosurgery. 2010 Mar.

Kawamura DH, Johnson PJ, Moore AM, Magill CK, Hunter DA, Ray WZ, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Matching of motor-sensory modality in the rodent femoral nerve model shows no enhanced effect on peripheral nerve regeneration. Exp Neurol. 2010 Jun.

Whitlock EL, Kasukurthi R, Yan Y, Tung TH, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Fibrin glue mitigates the learning curve of microneurosurgical repair. Microsurgery. 2010.

Ray WZ, Kasukurthi R, Papp EM, Moore AM, Yee A, Hunter DA, Solowski NL, Mohanakumar T, Mackinnon SE, Tung TH. The role of T helper cell differentiation in promoting nerve allograft survival with costimulation blockade. J Neurosurg. 2010 Feb.

Tung TH. Tacrolimus (FK506): Safety and Applications in Reconstructive Surgery. Hand (N Y). 2010 Mar.

Moore AM, Ray WZ, Chenard KE, Tung T, Mackinnon SE. Nerve allotransplantation as it pertains to composite tissue transplantation. Hand (N Y). 2009 Sep.


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