Tahsin Oguz Acarturk
Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dr. T. Oguz AcartÃ¼rk is a member of the faculty of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. He then worked as a Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Division of Plastic Surgery and Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemical Engineering on muscle tissue engineering and biomaterials. He then proceeded to complete his surgical internship and plastic surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating, he served in the Turkish Armed Forces as a Physician Officer at the GÃ¼lhane Military Medical Academy. Upon honorable discharge, he joined the full time Faculty in Cukurova University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Adana, Turkey where he received an Associate Professorship degree.
In 2007 Dr. AcartÃ¼rk received the âYoung Plastic Surgeon Awardâ by the European Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (EURAPS). Dr. Acarturk received a prestigious Scholarship to the University of Helsinki, Finland where his main interest was reconstructive microsurgery, orthognatic surgery and ear reconstruction.
Dr. AcartÃ¼rk was then recruited by UPMC to join the Department of Plastic Surgery as a reconstructive microsurgeon specialized in head and neck reconstructions. Dr. AcartÃ¼rk has won numerous academic awards and written over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, mainly as a the primary author, mostly related to microsurgical reconstruction, reconstruction of complex defects, and rhinoplasty, in addition to numerous basic science articles. He presented at many prestigious international conferences throughout the world.
Dr. AcartÃ¼rk is also involved in several clinical research projects at the UPMC mainly on head and neck microsurgical reconstruction, outcomes in microsurgery and complex trunk reconstruction. He is board-certified by the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. His specialized areas include microsurgical reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, upper and lower extremity reconstruction, maxillofacial trauma, reconstruction of the trunk, and rhinoplasty.
1. The Effect of Vasopressor Use in Free Flap Surgery Outcomes (IRB#: PRO12080207).
2. Paraspinous Muscle Flaps for Closure of Midline Posterior Spinal Surgery Defects. (IRB#: PRO12070518).
3. Hypopharyngeal Reconstruction After Laryngectomy and Laryngopharyngectomy Following Concurrent Chemoradiation: A Multi-Center Review of Reconstructive Techniques, Complications, and Outcomes. (IRB#: PRO12080242).
4. Vascularized Osseous Flaps â Objective Assessment Via Application of Intraoperative Fluorescent Laser Angiography. (IRB# PRO12110381).
Other Research Interest:
Facial Transplantation: Classification Systems and Indications
Fat Grafting of the Head and Neck Postradiation Patient
Outcomes in Head and Neck Reconstruction
Optimizing Microsurgical Results and Outcomes
Tissue Expanded Free Flaps
Flaps Based on the Descending Branch of the Lateral Circumflex Femoral Artery
Prefabricated Free Flaps
Perforator Flaps / Propeller Flaps
Angisomes of the Skin
Fat cell grafting of the craniofacial skeleton
Use of ultrasound in reconstructive surgery