Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon Qualifications

CURRICULUM VITAE
ROBERT EDWARD HUGH FERGUSON, JR., M.D.

Office Address:
Intermountain Plastic Surgery Center
5169 South Cottonwood Street
Suite 410
Murray, UT 84107
801-507-1650
fax: 801-507-1625
e-mail: rob.ferguson@imail.org

Birth Date: March 25, 1972

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish/Spanish Literature – 1993-1997
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Doctor of Medicine – 1997-2001
University of Virginia
School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia

Medical Training:

Residency – 2001-2007
Plastic Surgery (Integrated Model Combining General and Plastic Surgery)
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Visiting Fellow – 2007
Microvascular Reconstruction
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Taipei/Linkou, Taiwan

Fellowship – 2007-2008
Microvascular and Oncologic Reconstruction
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Licensure/Board Certification:
National Board of Medical Examiners – 2002
Kentucky Medical License (#R0246) – 2002-2007
Texas Medical License (#M6609) – 2007-2010
Utah Medical License (#35392) – 2008-present
American Board of Plastic Surgery – 2010-present

Special Certification/Training:
Flap Course, C.M. Kleinert Institute – January 2004
Louisville, Kentucky

Basic Microsurgery Course – April 2004
Lexington, Kentucky

AO/ASIF Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction Course – May 2004
Atlanta, Georgia

Principles of Maxillofacial Surgery – August 2005
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Chicago, Illinois

Breast Fat Grafting Course – October 2010
Miami, Florida

Memberships/Organizations:
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Diplomate
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Member
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, Member
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member
Utah Medical Association, Member
Utah State Plastic Surgery Society, Member
Huntsman Intermountain Cancer Care Program, Member
Medical Mission Ecuador, Volunteer/Surgeon

Committees/Boards:
Division Plastic Surgery, IMED, Vice-Chair – 2012 – present
Physician Assistant Licensing Board, Utah DOPL, Member – 2012 – present
Trauma Executive Committee, IMED, Liaison – 2012 – present
Physician Advisory Council, Member – 2009 – present

Volunteer/Service:
Medical Mission Ecuador, Surgeon Team Member – 2007-present
(cleft lips/palates, microtia, congenital/traumatic hand, burns)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary, Spain – 1991-1993

Publications:

  1. Pu LLQ, Coleman SR, Cui X, Ferguson RE Jr, Vasconez HC. Cryopreservation of autologous fat grafts harvested with the Coleman technique. Ann Plast Surg. 2010; 64:333.
  2. Ferguson RE Jr, Yu P. Techniques of monitoring buried fasciocutaneous free flaps. Plast Recon Surg. 2009; 123:525.
  3. Pu LLQ, Coleman SR, Cui X, Ferguson REH Jr, Vasconez HC. Autologous fat grafts harvested and refined by the Coleman technique: a comparative study. Plast Recon Surg. 2008; 122:932.
  4. Chang DW, Ferguson RE Jr. Primary versus secondary postmastectomy reconstruction. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2008; 40:225.
  5. Ferguson RE Jr, Vasconez HC, Thornton BP, Schuler K, Rinker B. The effect of saliva and oral intake on the tensile properties of absorbable suture: an experimental study. Ann Plast Surg. 2007; 58:268.
  6. Ferguson RE Jr, Pu LLQ. Repair of the abdominal donor site fascial defect with small intestine submucosa (Surgisis) after TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2007; 58:95-98.
  7. Ferguson RE Jr, Vasconez H. Venous thromboembolism in the burn population. Plast Recon Surg. 2006; 117:1642.
  8. Ferguson RE Jr, Rinker B. The use of hydrogel sealant in preventing adhesions after flexor tendon repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2006; 56:54.
  9. Ferguson RE Jr, Critchfield A, LeClaire A, Ajkay N, Vasconez HC. Current practice of thromboprophylaxis in the burn population: a survey study of 84 US burn centers. Burns. 2005; 31:964.
  10. Ferguson RE Jr, Schaeffer C. A simple bolstering method for optimizing skin graft take. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005; 116:1835.
  11. Ferguson RE Jr, Vasconez HC. Laser treatment of congenital nevi. J Cranofac Surg 2005; 16:908-914.
  12. Thacker JG, Ferguson RE Jr, Rodeheaver GT, Edlich RF. Cardiovascular needles: a comparison study of biomechanical properties. J Long-Term Effects Medical Implants 2001; 11:55-63.
  13. Drake DB, Ferguson RE Jr. Fibrin sealants in microvascular anastomosis: current status. J Long Term Effects Med Implants 2001; 11:65-72.
  14. Diduch DR, Ferguson RE Jr, Tadje JP, Edlich RF. Innovative techniques in arthroscopic meniscal repair. J Long-Term Effects Medical Implants 1999; 9:367-376.
  15. Ferguson RE Jr, Haury BB, Brown PM, Edlich RF. Drug development: an opportunity for unique alliances between industry and academia. J Emerg Med 1999; 17:341-343.
  16. Diduch DR, Tadje JP, Ferguson RE Jr, Edlich RF. Modern concepts in arthroscopic Bankart repair. J Long-Term Effects Medical Implants 1999; 9:377-393.

Book Chapters:
Ferguson RE Jr, Chang DW. Postmastectomy reconstruction. In: Siemionow M, ed. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. New York: Springer; In Print 2008.

Ferguson RE Jr, Pu LLQ. Lower extremity reconstruction – soft tissue concepts. In: Lin SJ, Hijjawi JB, eds. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Pearls of Wisdom. 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2006: 507-511.

Vasconez HC, Ferguson RE Jr, Vasconez LO. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. In: Doherty GM, ed. Current Surgical Diagnosis and Treatment. 12th ed. New York: Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill; 2006:1209-1248.

Presentations (Presenter):
“Surgical Management of Lymphedema.” Utah Academy of Physician Assistants. Mesquite, Nevada. April 2013.

“SurgicalManagement of Lymphedema.” Visiting Professor Lecture. University of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky. February 2013.

“Postoperative Free Flap Monitoring.” University of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky. February 2013.

“Quality Improvement in Plastic Surgery.” National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). American College of Surgeons. Salt Lake City, Utah. July 2012.

“Reconstruction of Complicated Wound of the Hand After Melanoma.” Young Microsurgeon Group panel moderator. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Cancun, Mexico. January 2011.

“Update in approaches to breast cancer reconstruction.” Utah Mammography Technologists. Salt Lake City, Utah. April 2010.

“Breast cancer reconstruction and radiation.” Utah Radiation Therapists. Layton, Utah. May 2009.

“Monitoring of buried fasciocutaneous free flaps in pharyngoesophageal reconstruction.” American Society for Resconstructive Microsurgeons annual meeting. Maui, Hawaii. January 2009.

“Lymphedema: anatomy, pathophysiology, and management.” MD Anderson Cancer Center Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Houston, Texas. March 2008.

“The viability of fat grafts harvested by conventional liposuction vs Lipivage: a comparative study.” Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. 50th Annual Scientific Meeting, Destin, Florida. June 2007.

“The effect of saliva and oral intake on the tensile properties of absorbable suture: an experimental study.” Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 49th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sea Island, Georgia. June 2006.

“Meth cooks of the South: Kentucky’s menu of red flags for clandestine lab injuries.” Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 49th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sea Island, Georgia. June 2006.

“The effect of the non-mucosal oral environment on absorbable suture.” Kentucky Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. 2005 Annual Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky. September 2005.

“The Use of Hydrogel Sealant on Tendon Repairs to Reduce Adhesion Formation.” Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 48th Annual Scientific Meeting, Paradise Island, Bahamas. June 2005.

“Burns: Triage and Outpatient Management.” University of Kentucky Department of Emergency Medicine, Trauma Conference, Lexington, Kentucky. June 2005.

“Burns and Burn Care.” Unversity of Kentucky Department of Surgery, Resident Education Lecture Series, Lexington, Kentucky. May 2005.

“Reconstruction After Degloving Injury to the Entire Lower Extremity.” Andrew Moore Visiting Professorship, with Robert Goldwyn, M.D., Resident Lecture. Lexington, Kentucky. April 2005.

“Reconstruction of the Nose in a Patient With Sarcoid.” Andrew Moore Visiting Professorship, with Robert Goldwyn, M.D., Resident Lecture, Lexington, Kentucky. April 2005.

“Thrombophophylaxis in the Burn Population.” Southern Medical Association, 17th Annual Region IV Burn Conference, Burmingham, Alabama. November 2004.

“Reconstruction of a Pediatric Open Tibia Fracture.” Kentucky Medical Association Visiting Professorship, with Fu Chen Wei, Lexington, Kentucky. October 2004.

Presentations (Co-author):
“Intraoperative use of the Rotoprone bed in the severely burned patient.” Boswick Annual Burn Care Symposium. Maui, Hawaii. February 2009.

“The proximal lateral leg free flap in head and neck reconstruction.” American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons. Beverly Hills, California. January 2008.

“A comparative study of autologous fat grafts harvested by Coleman techniques and conventional liposuction.” 14th International Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Berlin, Germany. June 2007.

“Extracorporeal shockwave therapy effects on skin flaps.” International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons. Berlin, Germany. June 2007.

“Cryopreservation of fat grafts harvested with the Coleman technique: a comprehensive evaluation.” Plastic Surgery Research Council 52nd Annual Meeting. Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. June 2007.

“Comparison of fat viability harvested with Lipivage vs traditional liposuction.” Kentucky Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. (First Place Award) Louisville, Kentucky. September 2006.

“Analytic comparison of feeding access with frictional-based tubes in the burn patient.” Kentucky Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. (Second Place Award) Louisville, Kentucky. September 2006.

“Biomechanical properties of suture in the oral environment.” National Student Research Forum, Galveston, Texas. April 2006.

“Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for chronic skin lesions – preliminary report.” International Convention on Shockwave Therapy. Brazil. 2006

Poster Presentations:
“The viability of fat grafts harvested by the Coleman technique: a comparative study.” Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Baltimore, Maryland. October 2007.

“Viability of autologous fat grafts harvested with the Coleman technique and LipiVage system: a controlled study.” Plastic Surgery 2006 (American Society of Plastic Surgeons). San Francisco. 2006.

Honors and Awards:

Physician of the Year Award 2013
Utah Academy of Physician Assistants

America’s Top Surgeons yearly since 2010
Consumer Research Council of America

Residency:

Outstanding Resident Award – 2006, 2005
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Annual Scientific Meeting
Sea Island, Georgia

UKCOM AOA Research Day – First Place – 2006
Mentor to Medical Student Researcher
University of Kentucky
Lexington

Glancy Award – Winner – 2005
Best Resident Paper Presentation
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Bahamas

Best Resident Paper – 2005
Kentucky Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Louisville, Kentucky

Outstanding Resident – 2004
University of Kentucky
Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Medical School:

Larry S. Nichter Award – 2001
Research Excellence in Plastic Surgery
University of Virginia
School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia

Mulholland Society Excellence in Teaching Award – 2000
University of Virginia
School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia

Undergraduate:

Young American Award – 1997
One of five awarded nationally by Boy Scouts of America

Sigma Delta Pi – 1997
Honors in Spanish Academics
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Languages:
English, Spanish