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Surgery / Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

Current Position
Shoenberg Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Specialty Areas
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Injury
Nerve Transplantation
Nerve Injury

Patients Seen At
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, G, 6
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-362-4586
Fax:   314-362-4536
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, CB 8238
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

Areas of Clinical Interest
Peripheral nerve surgery in hand/upper extremity and lower extremity, carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, brachial plexus, cumulative trauma disorder, nerve transplant, nerve compression, facial palsy, hand and upper extremity disorders and injuries

Medical Education
Medical Degree: Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1975
Residency: Surgery, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1978
Residency: Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University in Toronto, Canada, 1980
Fellowship: Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada, 1981
Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Raymond Curtis Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1982
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)

Medal Award in Surgery, Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1988

Outstanding Clinician - First Annual Washington University School of Medicine III Humanity Program Award

Honored Senior Professor for Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand, Thomas Jefferson University and Hand Rehabilitation Foundation, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, March 2004

Professional Leadership
American Association of Hand Surgery
Vice President, 2003
President Elect, 2004
President, 2005

American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Treasurer, 2003 – 2005
Vice President, 2005

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Novak CB, Anastakis DJ, Beaton DE, Mackinnon SE, Katz J. Validity of the Patient Specific Functional Scale in patients following upper extremity nerve injury. Hand (N Y). 2013 Jun.

Johnson PJ, Wood MD, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE. Tissue engineered constructs for peripheral nerve surgery. Eur Surg. 2013 Jun.

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.

Davidge KM, Yee A, Kahn LC, Mackinnon SE. Median to radial nerve transfers for restoration of wrist, finger, and thumb extension. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Sep.

Farber SJ, Saheb-Al-Zamani M, Zieske L, Laurido-Soto O, Bery A, Hunter D, Johnson P, Mackinnon SE. Peripheral nerve injury after local anesthetic injection. Anesth Analg. 2013 Sep.

Zieske L, Ebersole GC, Davidge K, Fox I, Mackinnon SE. Revision carpal tunnel surgery: a 10-year review of intraoperative findings and outcomes. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug.

Ebersole GC, Davidge K, Damiano M, Mackinnon SE. Validity and responsiveness of the DASH questionnaire as an outcome measure following ulnar nerve transposition for cubital tunnel syndrome. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jul.

Saheb-Al-Zamani M, Yan Y, Farber SJ, Hunter DA, Newton P, Wood MD, Stewart SA, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. Limited regeneration in long acellular nerve allografts is associated with increased Schwann cell senescence. Exp Neurol. 2013 Sep.

Jesuraj NJ, Santosa KB, Macewan MR, Moore AM, Kasukurthi R, Ray WZ, Flagg ER, Hunter DA, Borschel GH, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE, Sakiyama-Elbert SE. Schwann cells seeded in acellular nerve grafts improve functional recovery. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Feb.

Zaidman CM, Seelig MJ, Baker JC, Mackinnon SE, Pestronk A. Detection of peripheral nerve pathology: comparison of ultrasound and MRI. Neurology. 2013 Apr 30.

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.

Ray WZ, Murphy RK, Santosa K, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. Medial pectoral nerve to axillary nerve neurotization following traumatic brachial plexus injuries: indications and clinical outcomes. Hand (N Y). 2012 Mar.

Farber SJ, Glaus SW, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. Supercharge nerve transfer to enhance motor recovery: a laboratory study. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Mar.

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.

Santosa KB, Jesuraj NJ, Viader A, MacEwan M, Newton P, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Johnson PJ. Nerve allografts supplemented with schwann cells overexpressing glial-cell-line-derived neurotrophic factor. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Feb.


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