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Christine Hsu Rohde, MD, MPH, FACS

Positions and Appointments

2008-present  Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
2006-present  Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Post-bariatric plastic surgery
Microsurgery
Cancer reconstruction
Aesthetic surgery
Trauma reconstruction

Research Interests

Microsurgical innovation
Post-bariatric body contouring
Clinical outcomes


Education and Training

May 2013  Masters in Public Health, Health Policy and Management
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health , New York, NY
2005-2006  Microsurgery Fellow
Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical School , New York, NY
2004-2005  Chief Resident, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
2003-2004  Resident, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
2001-2003  Resident, General Surgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
2000-2001  Intern, General Surgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
1995-2000  MD
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1991-1995  BS, cum laude in Molecular Biology, Phi Beta Kappa
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Board Certifications

New York State Medical License, 2004
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2008

Professional Experience

2006-2007  Instructor in Clinical Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicans and Surgeons, New York, NY

Professional Honors

2008 Invited Lecturer in the Annual Meeting of Breast Cancer in Women of Color, “Breast Reconstruction: Fitting It All In”, New York

2007 Invited Lecturer in the Patient Safety in Cosmetic Surgery Meeting, “Patient Safety in Circumferential Abdominoplasty Procedures”, New York

2006 Best Clinical Research Presentation, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, NYU Medical Center

2005 Leo M. Davidoff Award: For outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship: Surgical experience at the Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, Central Africa.

Joseph Collins Scholarship: Awarded for academic achievement, good moral character, and interest in cultural pursuits outside of medicine.

United States-Europe Medical Educational Exchange (US-EUMEE), Health Care Policy

Fellowship: Compared German and American health care systems as part of an international exchange sponsored by HMS and Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich, Germany.

AAAS Mass Media Fellowship: Highly competitive program that gives scientists the opportunity to work in journalism

Professional Societies and Committees

American College of Surgeons, Fellow 2010
American College of Surgeons, Associate Fellow
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Association for Academic Surgery: Active Member
New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

Selected Publications

Kaplan, K., Reiffel, AJ., Kutler, DI., Rohde C., and Spector, JA. Sequential Second Free Flap for Head and Neck Reconstruction in a Patient with Fanconi Anemia and Metachronous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Plast. Recon. Surg. Accepted for publication.

Reiffel, AJ., Kamdar, MR., Kadouch, DJM., Henderson, PW., Rohde, C., and Spector, JA. "Perioperative antibiotics in the setting of microvascular free tissue transfer: Current practices." J. Reconstr. Microsurg., 2010 Mar 10 [Epub ahead of print].

Chao, JW., Cohen, B., Rohde, C., Kutler, DI, and Spector, JA. Free Fibular Flap Reconstruction of the Mandible in a Patient with Fanconi Anemia. Plast. Recon. Surg. 2010, 125:61e-63e.

Cohen, B., Vendemia, N., Spector, JA., and Rohde, C. IMA Perforators for the Salvage of a Superficially-dominant Free Flap Breast Reconstruction. Plast. Recon. Surg., 2010, 125: 254-255e.

Rohde C, Chiang A, Adipojou O, Casper D, Pilla AA. "Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on IL-1β and Post Operative Pain: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study in Breast Reduction Patients." Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010, 125: 1620-1629.

Cross, KJ., Teo, EH., Wong, SL., Lambe, JS., Rohde, C., Grant, RT., and Ascherman, JA. “The Absorbable Dermal Stapler: A Faster, More Cost-Effective Method for Incisional Closure.” Plast. Recon. Surg., 2009, 124: 156-162.

Wong, S., Cross, K., Teo, EH., Rohde, C., Ascherman, J. “The absorbable dermal staple device: A faster, more cost-effective method for incisional closure.” J Am Coll Surg. 2008, 207: S66.

Wu, J and Rohde, C. “Resection of Hemangiomas with Pursestring Closure: A Follow- Up Study.” Ann Plast Surg. 2009, 62: 581-585.

Stosich, MS., Moioli, EK., Wu, J., Lee, CH., Rohde, C., Yoursef, AM., Ascherman, J., Diraddo, R., Marion, NW., and Mao, J. “Bioengineering strategies to generate vascularized soft tissue grafts with sustained shape.” Methods. 2009, 47: 116-121.

Rohde, C., Williams, B., Buncke, GM., Gurtner, G., Levin, LS., Pu, L., and Levine, JP. “A Recommended Protocol for the Immediate Post-operative Care of Lower Extremity Free Flap Reconstructions.” J. Reconstr. Microsurg., 2009, 25: 15-19.

Kamdar, M., Rohde, C., and Spector, J. Lateral Circumflex Femoral Artery: Not Always Atherosclerosis-Resistant. Plast. Recon. Surg. 2008, 122: 1597-1598.

Rohde, C., Williams, B., and Levine, J. The Use of External Fixation or Orthopedic Pins for Lower Extremity Free Flap Elevation. Plast. Recon. Surg., 2008, 122: 161e-162e.

Rohde, C., Greives, MR., Cetrulo, C., Lerman, OZ., Levine, J., and Hazen, A. Gustilo Grade IIIB Tibial Fractures Requiring Microvascular Free Flaps: External Fixation versus Intramedullary Rod Fixation. Ann Plast Surg. 2007, 59: 14-17.

Strauch, B., Rohde, C., and Patel, S. Back contouring in weight loss patients. Plast. Recon. Surg. 2007, 120: 1692-1696.

Strauch, B.; Herman, C., Rohde, C.; and Baum, T. Mid-Body Contouring in the Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient. Plast. Recon. Surg. 2006, 117: 2200-2211.

Rohde, C. and Gerut, ZE. Augmentation buttock-pexy using autologous tissue following massive weight loss. Aesthetic Surg J. 2005, 25: 576-581.

McDermott, M., Kastner, D., Holloman, J., Schmidt-Wolf, G., Lundberg, A., Sinha, A., Hsu, C., Cashin, P., et al. The role of T-cell receptor beta chain genes in susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 1995, 38: 91-95.

McDermott, M., Hsu, C., Molloy, M., Mulcahy, B., Phelan, M., Shanahan, F., et al. Non-linkage of a T-cell receptor gamma chain microsatellite (D7S485) to rheumatoid arthritis in multiplex families. Journal of Autoimmunity. 1995, 8: 131-138.

McDermott, M., Kastner, D., Holloman, J., Schmidt-Wolf, G., Lundberg, A.., Sinha, A., Hsu, C., C., Cashin, P., et al. The role of T-cell receptor beta chain genes in the susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1995, 756: 173-175.

OTHER
Hsu, C.. Autopsy (original poem). Current Surgery. 1998, 55: 87.

Rohde CH. “Autopsy” in Pories S, Jain SH, Harper G, Groopman JE, eds. Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death. Chapel Hill: Algonquin,
2006.

Case Reports


Chao, JW., Cohen, B., Rohde, C., Kutler, DI, and Spector, JA. Free Fibular Flap Reconstruction of the Mandible in a Patient with Fanconi Anemia. Plast. Recon. Surg., Accepted for publication.

Cohen, B., Vendemia, N., Spector, JA., and Rohde, C. IMA Perforators for the Salvage
of a Superficially-dominant Free Flap Breast Reconstruction. Plast. Recon. Surg., Accepted for publication.

Vendemia, N. and Rohde, C. Toxic Shock Syndrome after Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction., Plast. Recon. Surg., 124(1):173e-174e, July 2009.

Rohde, C. and Keller, A. Novel technique for venous augmentation in a free deep inferior epigastric perforator flap. Ann Plast Surg. 2005, 55: 528-530.

Book Chapters

Korn, P, Gayle, L, Vendemia, N, and Rohde, C. (2010) “Breast Reduction in Women” in Grant and Chen, Eds. Cosmetic Surgery. McGraw-Hill Medical, New York.

Rohde, C and Strauch B. (2010) “Back Contouring in the Massive Weight Loss Patient” in Strauch and Herman, Eds, Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting After Massive Weight Loss, Thieme, New York.

Abstracts and Presentations

Rohde C, Wu J, Lekhraj R, Casper D, Pilla AA. Non-invasive Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields: A New Tool for the Plastic Surgeon. 2nd World Congress of Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent. Taipei, Taiwan, 2010.

Chang C, Rohde C, Wu J. Surgical Management of Lip Hemangiomas. 2nd World Congress of Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent. Taipei, Taiwan, 2010.

Wu J, Rohde C, Adepoju O, Lekhraj R, Casper D, Pilla AA. Pulsed electromagnetic fields increase cGMP release from human endothelial cells. Joint Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association, Seoul, Korea, 2010.

Wu J, Rohde C, Adepoju O, Lekhraj R, Casper D, Pilla AA. Pulsed electromagnetic fields increase cGMP release from human endothelial cells. Proceedings, 32nd Annual Meeting, Bioelectromagnetics Society, Frederick, MD, 2010.

Rohde, C, Chiang, AL, Adipoju, O, and Pilla, A. "Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Decrease IL-1beta and Post-Operative Pain: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study in Breast Reduction Patients" American Association of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, San Antonio, 2010.

Mitchell, S, Ascherman, J, Rohde, C, and Taback, B. "A Comprehensive Assessment of Tumescent Injection and Sharp Dissection For Skin Sparing Mastectomy." American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 2010.

Wu, J., Rohde, C., Adipoju, O., Lekraj, R., Casper, D., and Pilla, AA. "Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Increase cGMP Release from Human Endothelial Cells". Plastic Surgery Research Council, San Francisco, 2010.

Reiffel, AJ., Kamdar, MR., Kadouch, DJM., Henderson, PW., Rohde, C., and Spector, JA. “Perioperative antibiotics in the setting of microvascular free tissue transfer: defining a standard of care.” American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Chicago, 2009.

Yao, CA., Kieserman-Schmokler, CA., and Rohde, C. “Pregnancy complications in surgeons and surgeons in training.” American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Chicago, 2009.

Preminger, BA., Chiang, AL., Kieserman-Shmokler, C., Trencheva, K., El-Tamer, M., Ascherman, JA., and Rohde, C. “Understanding Breast Surgeon Referral Patterns and their Influence on Breast Reconstruction Rates.” American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Chicago, 2009.

Rohde, C., Chiang, AL., Adipoju, O., and Pilla, A. “Effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Post-Operative Pain: A Double-Blind, Randomized Pilot Study in Breast Reduction Patients.” Joint Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association, Davos, Switzerland, 2009.

Preminger, BA., Chiang, AL., Kieserman-Shmokler, C., Trencheva, K., El-Tamer, M., Ascherman, JA., and Rohde, C. “Understanding Breast Surgeon Referral Patterns and their Influence on Breast Reconstruction Rates.” Plastic Surgery Research Council 54th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, 2009.

Wu, J and Rohde, C. “Resection of Hemangiomas with Pursestring Closure: A Follow-Up Study.” Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 2008.

Teo, EH., Cross, K., Wong, S., Rohde, C., Grant, RT., Weeden, E., and Ascherman, JA. “The Absorbable Dermal Stapler: A Faster, More Cost-Effective Method For Incisional Closure As Compared to Standard Dermal Sutures.” Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 2008.

Teo, EH., Cross, K., Wong, S., Rohde, C., Grant, RT., Weeden, E., and Ascherman, JA. “The Dermal Stapler Device: A Faster, More Cost-Effective Method for Incisional Closure as Compared to Standard Dermal Sutures.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2008.

Wong, S., Cross, K., Teo, EH., Rohde, C., Ascherman, J. “The absorbable dermal staple device: A faster, more cost-effective method for incisional closure.” American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Francisco, 2008.

Rohde, C., Greives, MR., Cetrulo, C., Lerman, OZ., Levine J., and Hazen, A. “Gustilo Grade IIIB Tibial Fractures Requiring Microvascular Free Flaps: External Fixation versus Intramedullary Rod Fixation.” Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 23rd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA 2006

Rohde, C., Greives, MR., Cetrulo, C., Lerman, OZ., Levine J., and Hazen, A. “Gustilo Grade IIIB Tibial Fractures Requiring Microvascular Free Flaps: External Fixation versus Intramedullary Rod Fixation.” American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, 2007.

INVITED LECTURES/PANELS
2010 -- Invited Lecturer for Breast Cancer Management 2011, “Breast Reconstruction”, New York

2010 -- Grand Rounds at Brooklyn Hospital: Head and Neck Reconstruction

2010 -- Women In Medicine Panel for Columbia University AMSA

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