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Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

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

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

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

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Center for Advanced Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: G
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-362-4586
Fax: 314-362-4536

Education

Education

Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Raymond Curtis Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 1982
Fellowship: Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada 1981
Residency: Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University in Toronto, Canada 1980
Residency: Surgery, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1978
Medical Degree: Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1975

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Nerve Transfers-A Paradigm Shift in the Reconstructive Ladder.
Domeshek LF, Novak CB, Patterson JMM, Hasak JM, Yee A, Kahn LC, Mackinnon SE
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Jun; 7(6)e2290. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002290.

PMID:
    31624686
    [PubMed]
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Median Nerve Compression in the Forearm: A Clinical Diagnosis.
El-Haj M, Ding W, Sharma K, Novak C, Mackinnon SE, Patterson JMM
Hand (N Y). 2019 Sep 20; 1558944719874137. doi: 10.1177/1558944719874137.

PMID:
    31540555
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Isolated Axillary Nerve Injury in an Elite High School American Football Player: A Case Report.
Probst DT, Mackinnon SE, Prather H
Sports Health. 2019 Sep 4; 1941738119868478. doi: 10.1177/1941738119868478.

PMID:
    31484001
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Comparing electrical stimulation and tacrolimus (FK506) to enhance treating nerve injuries.
Jo S, Pan D, Halevi AE, Roh J, Schellhardt L, Hunter Ra DA, Snyder-Warwick AK, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD
Muscle Nerve. 2019 Nov; 60(5)629-636. doi: 10.1002/mus.26659.

PMID:
    31397919
    [PubMed - in process]
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Differences in Opioid Prescribing Practices among Plastic Surgery Trainees in the United States and Canada.
Grant DW, Power HA, Vuong LN, McInnes CW, Santosa KB, Waljee JF, Mackinnon SE
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jul; 144(1)126e-136e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005780.

PMID:
    31246837
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comparison of Myelin-Associated Glycoprotein With Vincristine for Facial Nerve Inhibition After Bilateral Axotomy in a Transgenic Thy1-Gfp Rat Model.
Ali SA, Hanks JE, Stebbins AW, Cohen ST, Hunter DA, Snyder-Warwick AK, Mackinnon SE, Kupfer RA, Hogikyan ND, Feldman EL, Brenner MJ
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Jun 20; doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2019.0398.

PMID:
    31219545
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Median to radial nerve transfer after traumatic radial nerve avulsion in a pediatric patient.
Larson EL, Santosa KB, Mackinnon SE, Snyder-Warwick AK
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 May 31; 1-6. doi: 10.3171/2019.3.PEDS18550.

PMID:
    31151095
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Neuroma Management: Capping Nerve Injuries With an Acellular Nerve Allograft Can Limit Axon Regeneration.
Hong T, Wood I, Hunter DA, Yan Y, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD, Moore AM
Hand (N Y). 2019 May 29; 1558944719849115. doi: 10.1177/1558944719849115.

PMID:
    31137979
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Gender Imbalance at Academic Plastic Surgery Meetings.
Santosa KB, Larson EL, Vannucci B, Lapidus JB, Gast KM, Sears ED, Waljee JF, Suiter AM, Sarli CC, Mackinnon SE, Snyder-Warwick AK
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun; 143(6)1798-1806. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005672.

PMID:
    31136497
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The accumulation of T cells within acellular nerve allografts is length-dependent and critical for nerve regeneration.
Pan D, Hunter DA, Schellhardt L, Jo S, Santosa KB, Larson EL, Fuchs AG, Snyder-Warwick AK, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD
Exp Neurol. 2019 Aug; 318216-231. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2019.05.009.

PMID:
    31085199
    [PubMed - in process]
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Compound Muscle Action Potential Amplitude Predicts the Severity of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.
Power HA, Sharma K, El-Haj M, Moore AM, Patterson MM, Mackinnon SE
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Apr 17; 101(8)730-738. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.00554.

PMID:
    30994591
    [PubMed - in process]
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Median Neuropathy After Blood Draw Mimics Painful Clenched Fist Syndrome in a Child.
Hill EJR, Kahn LC, Sterni LM, Mackinnon SE, Felder JM 3rd
Hand (N Y). 2019 Apr 8; 1558944719837674. doi: 10.1177/1558944719837674.

PMID:
    30957563
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Cross-Palm Nerve Grafts to Enhance Sensory Recovery in Severe Ulnar Neuropathy.
Felder JM, Hill EJR, Power HA, Hasak J, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2019 Jan 24; 1558944718822851. doi: 10.1177/1558944718822851.

PMID:
    30678516
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Supraclavicular Approach to the Brachial Plexus: How I Teach It.
Dengler J, Yee A, Mackinnon SE
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb; 107(2)331-334. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.12.001.

PMID:
    30593780
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Role of the Peripheral Nerve Surgeon in the Treatment of Pain.
Poppler LH, Mackinnon SE
Neurotherapeutics. 2019 Jan; 16(1)9-25. doi: 10.1007/s13311-018-00695-z.

PMID:
    30542905
    [PubMed - in process]
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Letter to the Editor: Nazi Medicine-Part 2: The Downfall of a Profession and Pernkopf's Anatomy Atlas.
Yee A, Hildebrandt S, Seidelman WE, Mackinnon SE
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Dec; 476(12)2465-2466. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000558.

PMID:
    30427319
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of Handedness on Disability After Unilateral Upper-Extremity Peripheral Nerve Disorder.
Philip BA, Kaskutas V, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2018 Nov 12; 1558944718810880. doi: 10.1177/1558944718810880.

PMID:
    30417700
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Ethical considerations in the use of Pernkopf's Atlas of Anatomy: A surgical case study.
Yee A, Zubovic E, Yu J, Ray S, Hildebrandt S, Seidelman WE, Polak RJA, Grodin MA, Coert JH, Brown D, Kodner IJ, Mackinnon SE
Surgery. 2019 May; 165(5)860-867. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2018.07.025.

PMID:
    30224084
    [PubMed - in process]
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Stem cell-based approaches to enhance nerve regeneration and improve functional outcomes in vascularized composite allotransplantation.
Tung TH, Mackinnon SE
Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2018 Oct; 23(5)577-581. doi: 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000569.

PMID:
    30138147
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A microfluidic platform to study the effects of GDNF on neuronal axon entrapment.
Wang ZZ, Wood MD, Mackinnon SE, Sakiyama-Elbert SE
J Neurosci Methods. 2018 Oct 1; 308183-191. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2018.08.002.

PMID:
    30081039
    [PubMed - in process]
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