An Integrated Approach
Stanford University School of Medicine is one of the world's leading medical centers. The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is strongly committed to excellence in patient care and cross-disciplinary research that brings current medical developments into clinical practice.
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Evaluation and treatment in all areas of Plastic Surgery for children and adults
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Innovation and discovery, from laboratory research to clinical trials
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Commitment to the highest quality of education for future surgeons and researchers
A SOPHISTICATED DISCIPLINE
The field of Plastic Surgery ranges from breast reconstruction and wound healing to the treatment of scars and wrinkles. Plastic Surgery researchers study the effects of aging and disease on human tissue, new kinds of bandages to improve the treatment of battlefield and other injuries, certain cells in our bodies that can help wounds heal without scars, and a wide range of other topics.
Reconstructive Surgery, which involves the restoration of form and function in any area of the body. This might include repairing a hole left when a bone tumor is removed, reconstructing a breast following a mastectomy, reforming connections of a reattached limb, or even separating conjoined twins.
Microsurgery, in which surgeons reattach tiny pieces of tissue taken from a donor or from another part of a patient's body, as with a skin graft. Microsurgeons specialize in the reconnection of nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.
Hand surgery, including treatment of acute and chronic hand and upper limb problems, such as carpal tunnel surgery and brachial plexus repair.
Cosmetic (or Aesthetic) surgery, such as breast reduction or augmentation, liposuction, facelifts, and skin treatments.
Craniofacial surgery, a major component of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, for children born with abnormalities of the face or head, from craniosynostosis (improper development of the skull bones) to cleft palate to jaw reconstruction.
Oral and Maxiollofacial Surgery, which relates to the mouth and jaw. It can help patients who suffer from jaw pain or injuries, and even sleep disorders.
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Paige M. Fox
Paige M. Fox, MD PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She subequently received her MD/PhD training at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Fox completed her residency training in plastic surgery at Stanford University and attended Mayo Clinic for fellowship in hand surgery.
Dr. Fox has a joint appointment at Stanford and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System. Her clinical practice is primarily focused on disorders of the upper extremity in the adult and pediatric populations. She also performs reconstructive surgery at the VA.
Dr. Fox is interested in clinical research examining ways to optimize care for hand infection patients. Additionally, her basic science lab at the VA focuses on utilizing tissue engineering approaches for improving outcomes after hand and upper extremity trauma.