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Howard Wang, M.D.

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Dr. Howard Wang is an academic plastic surgeon with interest in patient care, teaching, and research. He is interested in graduate medical education. Through his patient care activities and didactic teaching, he educates residents/medical students about plastic surgery reconstruction and cosmetics with an emphasis on breast surgery, head and neck reconstruction and microsurgery. He is interested in both basic science and clinical studies.

Selected Publications

Luce EA, Wang HT. The Plastic Surgery Education Network: Appreciating Its Potential for Resident Training 2016 Jun. p. e776e776.(Plast Reconstr Surg Global Open; vol. 4, no. 6S2).

Hosein, RC, Cornejo, A, Wang, HT. Postoperative monitoring of free flap reconstruction: a comparison of external Doppler ultrasonography and the implantable Doppler probe Plast Surg (OAKV) 2016 Jan;24(1):11-19.

Orbay H, Busse BK, Stevenson TR, Wang HT, Sahar, DE. Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction without Microsurgery Fellowship Training Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2015 Aug;3(7):e455-e461.

Sagar Ghosh, Fei Gu, Chou-Min Wang, Chun-Lin Lin, Joseph Liu, Howard Wang, Peter Ravdin, Yanfen Hu, Tim H.M. Haung, Rong Li. Gernome-wide DNA methylation profiling reveals parity-associated hypermethylation of FOXA1q Breast Cancer Res Treat 2014 Sep;147:653-659.

Chen A,Ver Halen J, Basu CB, Khan S, Wang H, and Jeffers L,. Young Plastic Surgeons Forum member survey: Part 1. Investing in the future: attitudes towards the Plastic Surgery Foundation Plast Reconstr Surg 2014 Aug;134(2):343-350.

Shah AR, Cornejo A, Guda T, Sahar DE, Stephenson SM, Chang S, Krishnegowda NK, Sharma R, Wang HT. Differentiated adipose-derived stem cell cocultures for bone regeneration in polymer scaffolds in vivo J Craniofac Surg 2014 Jul;25(4):1504-1509.

Cornejo A, Ivatury S, Crane CN, Myers JG, Wang HT. Analysis of Free Flap Complications and Utilization of Intensive Care Unit Monitoring J Reconstr Microsurg 2013 Sep;29(7):473-479.

Ghosh S, Ashcraft K, Jahid MJ, April C, Ghajar CM, Ruan J, Wang H, Foster M, Hughes DC, Ramirez AG, Huang T, Fan JB, Hu Y, Li R. Regulation of adipose oestrogen output by mechanical stress Nat Commun 2013 Jan;4:1821-1846.

Sahar DE, Walker JA, Wang HT, Stephenson SM, Shah AR, Krishnegowda NA, Wenke JC. Effect of endothelial differentiated adipose-derived stem cells on vascularity and osteogenesis in poly(d,l-lactide) scaffolds in vivo J Craniofac Surg 2012 May;23(3):913-918.

Cornejo A, Sahar DE, Stephenson SM, Chang S, Nguyen S, Guda T, Wenke JC, Vasquez, A, Michalek JE, Sharma R, Krishnegowda NK, Wang HT. Effect of Adipose Tissue-Derived Osteogenic and Endothelial Cells on Bone Allograft Osteogenesis and Vascularization in Critical-Sized Calvarial Defects Tissue Eng Part A 2012 May;18(15-16):1-10.

Cornejo A, Rodriguez T, Steigelman M, Stephenson S, Sahar D, Cohn SM, Michalek JE, Wang HT. The use of visible light spectroscopy to measure tissue oxygenation in free flap reconstruction Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2011 Sep;27(7):397-402.

Ghosh S, Kang T, Wang H, Hu Y, Li R. Mechanical phenotype is important for stromal aromatase expression Steroids 2011 Jul;76(8):797-801.

Associated Faculty and Cross Appointment in UTSA/UTHSCSA Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

Medical Director for Plastic Surgery Clinics

Professor of Otolaryngology and Cross Appointment in Department of Otolaryngology

Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


M.D., Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1995

B.A., Biology, Cornell University, 1991


Phone: (210) 567-6936