Various clinical aspects of plastic surgery are currently being studied by the members of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Each member of the Division has a short description of their research interests on their personal webpages accessible through this site. A summary of their clinical interests is found below:
Dr. Matic's current research interests include facial growth, the effects of botulinum toxin on nerve regeneration, and long term analysis of cleft lip repair and orbicularis oris muscle motion.
Dr. Gan's clinical research interests are focused on several aspects of his practice. Clinically, Dr. Gan sees patients with hand and wrist problems, general reconstructive problems and chronic wounds. His clinical research centres on Dupuytren's contracture, hypertrophic scarring and fibrotic wounds. In addition, he currently studies outcomes following rheumatoid foot reconstruction. His research program is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, The US Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, The Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Lawson Internal Research Fund and Western University.