The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is conducting a broad spectrum of research in the clinical and basic sciences. Whether examining the fundamental properties of stem cells, exploring the limits of modern surgical techniques in our hospitals or working to improve the quality of care in developing areas abroad, UNC strives on every level to contribute to tomorrow’s medical community

Dr. Lynn Damitz, who has a special interest in breast aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, is involved in a multicenter project evaluating the long term safety profile and outcomes in women with silicone breast implants. She is also involved in clinical research focusing on dermal matrices.

In terms of international and local communities, UNC Plastic Surgery is actively involved in promoting the welfare of challenges of underserved communities.