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Faculty Physicians

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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

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

Two unique TUBB3 mutations cause both CFEOM3 and malformations of cortical development.
Whitman MC, Andrews C, Chan WM, Tischfield MA, Stasheff SF, Brancati F, Ortiz-Gonzalez X, Nuovo S, Garaci F, MacKinnon SE, Hunter DG, Grant PE, Engle EC
Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Feb; 170(2)297-305. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37362.

PMID:
    26639658
    [PubMed - in process]
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Hyaluronic acid/carboxymethyl cellulose directly applied to transected nerve decreases axonal outgrowth.
Agenor A, Dvoracek L, Leu A, Hunter DA, Newton P, Yan Y, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE, Moore AM, Wood MD
J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2015 Dec 1; doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.33576.

PMID:
    26621079
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Finely Tuned Temporal and Spatial Delivery of GDNF Promotes Enhanced Nerve Regeneration in a Long Nerve Defect Model.
Marquardt LM, Ee X, Iyer N, Hunter D, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD, Sakiyama-Elbert SE
Tissue Eng Part A. 2015 Dec; 21(23-24)2852-64. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2015.0311.

PMID:
    26466815
    [PubMed - in process]
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Nerve Transfers to Restore Upper Extremity Function in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Update and Preliminary Outcomes.
Fox IK, Davidge KM, Novak CB, Hoben G, Kahn LC, Juknis N, Ruvinskaya R, Mackinnon SE
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct; 136(4)780-92. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001641.

PMID:
    26397252
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ulnar nerve transection during Tommy John surgery: novel findings and approach to treatment.
Phillips BZ, Stockburger C, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep; 10(3)555-8. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9690-2.

PMID:
    26330795
    [PubMed]
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Comparison of acellular nerve allograft modification with Schwann cells or VEGF.
Hoben G, Yan Y, Iyer N, Newton P, Hunter DA, Moore AM, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Wood MD, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep; 10(3)396-402. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9720-0.

PMID:
    26330769
    [PubMed]
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The "hierarchical" Scratch Collapse Test for identifying multilevel ulnar nerve compression.
Davidge KM, Gontre G, Tang D, Boyd KU, Yee A, Damiano MS, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep; 10(3)388-95. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9721-z.

PMID:
    26330768
    [PubMed]
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The Supercharge End-to-Side Anterior Interosseous-to-Ulnar Motor Nerve Transfer for Restoring Intrinsic Function: Clinical Experience.
Davidge KM, Yee A, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep; 136(3)344e-352e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001514.

PMID:
    26313839
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comment on the article "Arm Ache" by H. A. Chabok and D. Ring, HAND, volume 9, number 2, pp. 151-155 (2014).
Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2015 Jun; 10(2)366. doi: 10.1007/s11552-015-9751-1.

PMID:
    26034463
    [PubMed]
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Social impact of peripheral nerve injuries.
Wojtkiewicz DM, Saunders J, Domeshek L, Novak CB, Kaskutas V, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2015 Jun; 10(2)161-7. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9692-0.

PMID:
    26034424
    [PubMed]
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Cadaveric nerve allotransplantation in the treatment of persistent thoracic neuralgia.
Barbour JR, Yee A, Moore AM, Trulock EP, Buchowski JM, Mackinnon SE
Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Apr; 99(4)1414-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.06.092.

PMID:
    25841822
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Alternatives to sural nerve grafts in the upper extremity.
Poppler LH, Davidge K, Lu JC, Armstrong J, Fox IK, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2015 Mar; 10(1)68-75. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9699-6.

PMID:
    25767423
    [PubMed]
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Use of peripheral nerve transfers in tetraplegia: evaluation of feasibility and morbidity.
Fox IK, Davidge KM, Novak CB, Hoben G, Kahn LC, Juknis N, Ruvinskaya R, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2015 Mar; 10(1)60-7. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9677-z.

PMID:
    25767422
    [PubMed]
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Pathways regulating modality-specific axonal regeneration in peripheral nerve.
Wood MD, Mackinnon SE
Exp Neurol. 2015 Mar; 265171-5. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2015.02.001.

PMID:
    25681572
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Long-term functional recovery after facial nerve transection and repair in the rat.
Banks CA, Knox C, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Hohman MH, Hadlock TA
J Reconstr Microsurg. 2015 Mar; 31(3)210-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1395940.

PMID:
    25629206
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Expanding the phenotypic spectrum and variability of endocrine abnormalities associated with TUBB3 E410K syndrome.
Balasubramanian R, Chew S, MacKinnon SE, Kang PB, Andrews C, Chan WM, Engle EC
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Mar; 100(3)E473-7. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-4107.

PMID:
    25559402
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nerve entrapment: update.
Tang DT, Barbour JR, Davidge KM, Yee A, Mackinnon SE
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan; 135(1)199e-215e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000828.

PMID:
    25539328
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Direct radial to ulnar nerve transfer to restore intrinsic muscle function in combined proximal median and ulnar nerve injury: case report and surgical technique.
Phillips BZ, Franco MJ, Yee A, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE, Fox IK
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jul; 39(7)1358-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.04.013.

PMID:
    24836915
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Viral transduction of primary Schwann cells using a Cre-lox system to regulate GDNF expression.
Wu-Fienberg Y, Moore AM, Marquardt LM, Newton P, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Wood MD
Biotechnol Bioeng. 2014 Sep; 111(9)1886-94. doi: 10.1002/bit.25247.

PMID:
    24728940
    [PubMed - in process]
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Abstract 91: Engineering Primary Schwann Cells using Lentiviruses to Control GDNF Expression.
Wu-Fienberg Y, Marquardt L, Newton P, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Moore AM, Wood MD
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3 Suppl)105. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000445124.82436.38.

PMID:
    25942202
    [PubMed - in process]
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