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Michele Ann Manahan, M.D.

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Department Director of Patient Safety, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Strategy

Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Female

Expertise: Abdominoplasty, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Blepharoplasty, Body Contouring, Botox, Brachioplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Conservation Surgery, Breast Implants, Breast Lift , Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Breast Surgery, Breast Tissue Expander, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Comprehensive Aesthetic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Cutaneous Oncology, Cutaneous Surgery, Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap, Dermal Fillers, Dermatologic Surgery, Eyelid Reconstruction, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Facelift Approach (scarless) Robot Assisted Thyroid Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Lesions, Facial Plastic Surgery, Flaps, General Reconstruction, Implant Based Breast Reconstruction, Injectibles, Liposuction, Male Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, Microsurgery, Microsurgery/Microsurgical Reconstruction , Microsurgical Free Tissue Transfer, Microsurgical Tissue Transfer, Microvascular Free Flap Surgery, Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer, Microvascular Reconstruction, Microvascular Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Nasal Reconstruction, Oncoplastic Breast Conservation Surgery, Plastic Surgery , Reconstruction After Cancer, Reconstruction After Skin Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Revision Breast Augmentation, Revision Breast Reconstruction, Revision Rhinoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Scars, Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Graft, Skin Lesions , Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap, Superior Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap, Thighplasty, Transverse Upper Glacilis Flap, Tummy Tuck, Wrinkle Therapy, Wrinkle Treatment ...read more

Research Interests: Improving outcomes in breast reconstruction

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Background

Dr. Michelle A. Manahan is an assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the breasts, face, abdomen and extremities.

Dr. Manahan is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, where she graduated as valedictorian from Norcross High School. She attended Harvard University and graduated in three years, obtaining summa cum laude honors. She was also elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honors society and an Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society. Dr. Manahan earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins.

She serves in national leadership positions in medical organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and state leadership positions in medical organizations such as MedChi as well as vice speaker in the Maryland State Medical Association House of Delegates. She is also a member of the Baltimore City Medical Board of Trustees.

Her passion is patient care. She is dedicated to providing the highest levels of plastic surgical techniques, including microvascular and other breast reconstruction with oncoplastic techniques and aesthetics.

Dr. Manahan is actively researching operative methods to maximize results and minimize complications. She has published multiple book chapters and scientific papers in national peer-reviewed journals. She performs all aspects of plastic surgery with a special focus on the unification of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast.

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Titles

  • Department Director of Patient Safety, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Strategy
  • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2001)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / General Surgery (2005)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Plastic Surgery (2007)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Plastic Surgery (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Manahan’s research is focused on clinical advancements in the practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Several projects are ongoing including those evaluating clinical outcomes and measures of postoperative quality of life.

Selected Publications

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Journal Citations

  1. Manahan MA, Shermak MA. Massive panniculectomy after massive weight loss. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2006; 117: 2191-2197.
  2. Manahan MA, Goldberg N, Silverman R. Successful salvage of ventricular assist devices in the setting of pump pocket infections. Ann. Plast. Surg. 2006; 57(4): 435-439.
  3. Manahan MA, Dackiw APB, Ball D, Zeiger MA. An Unusual Case of Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumor. Endoc. Prac. 2007; 13(1): 72-6.
  4. Rosson GD, Magarakis M, Shridharani S, Stapleton SM, Jacobs LK, Manahan MA, Flores JI. A review of the surgical management of breast cancer: Plastic reconstructive techniques and timing implications. Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2010; 17(7): 1980-900.
  5. Katz RD, Manahan, MA, Rad AN, Flores JI, Singh NK, Rosson GD. Classification schema for anatomic variations of the inferior epigastric vasculature evaluated by abdominal CT angiograms for breast reconstruction. Microsurgery, in press 2010.
  6. Follmar KE, Prucz RB, Manahan MA, Magarakis M, Rad AN, Rosson GD. Internal mammary intercostal perforators instead of the true internal mammary vessels as the recipient vessels for breast reconstruction. Plast. Reconstr. Surg., in press, 2010.
  7. Manahan MA. Bayview Rotation. In B. Tong (Ed.), Halsted Intern Survival Guide. Baltimore, Md.: Departmental Publication, 2003.
  8. Manahan MA. Skin and soft tissue. In J. Taylor (Ed.), Blueprints in Plastic Surgery. Malden, Ma.: Blackwell Publishing, 2005.
  9. Manahan MA, Freeswick P, Milner SM, Harmon J. Necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections. In J. Cameron (Ed.), Current Surgical Therapy. St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby Publishing, 2007.
  10. Manahan MA, Singh NK. Breast reconstruction. In J.Cameron (Ed.), Current Surgical Therapy. St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby Publishing, 2007.
  11. Manahan MA, Silverman R. Chest, abdominal, hip, and pelvic wall reconstruction. In B. Guyuron (Ed.), Plastic Surgery. 2007.
  12. Manahan MA. Plastic Surgery. In SM Nazarian, RA Meguid, and PA Lipsett (Ed.), The Johns Hopkins A.B.S.I.T.E. Review Manual. Philadelphia, Pa.: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2008.
  13. Manahan, MA. Breast cancer. American Society Plastic Surgeons/Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery Joint Curriculum Committee Plastic Surgery Educational Network Web Portal. 2010.

Publications: Posters and Presentations

  1. Redett RJ, Manahan M, Dooley W, Nahabedian MY. Bilateral breast reconstruction following mastectomy: An outcome analysis. Presentation at American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, 2001.
  2. Manahan MA, Shermak MA. Massive panniculectomy after massive weight loss. Poster Presentation at American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.
  3. Manahan MA, Dackiw APB, Ball D, Zeiger MA. Acromegaly caused by a metastatic growth hormone secreting pituitary carcinoma: A case report and review of the literature. Presentation at American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, 2005.
  4. Manahan MA, Dackiw APB, Ball D, Zeiger MA. Acromegaly caused by a metastatic growth hormone secreting pituitary carcinoma: A case report and review of the literature. Poster Presentation at Johns Hopkins Section of Surgical Sciences Research Day, Baltimore, MD, 2005.
  5. Manahan MA, Milner SM. The Gillies approach to postraumatic reconstruction in evidence a century later. Poster Presentation/Abstract at First Annual Academic Surgical Congress for American Academy of Surgery and Society of University Surgeons. San Diego, CA, J. Surg. Res. 130 (2): 160, 2006.
  6. Manahan MA, Silverman R. Remembering to Climb the Reconstructive Ladder Following Facial Cancer Extirpation. Poster presentation at AMA Research Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, November, 2006.
  7. Manahan MA, Fanua S, Hughes C, Wilgis S. Unmasking the flexor digitorum superficialis decussation: Masquerading as a supplemental pulley. Poster presentation at American Association for Hand Surgery meeting, Puerto Rico, January, 2007. Hand 2: 58, 2007.
  8. Manahan MA, Tufaro AP. An approach to the reconstructive management of the abdominal wall in the adult bladder exstrophy patient. Presentation at ASPS Senior Residents Conference, Pasadena, CA, February, 2007.
  9. Rosson GD, Prucz RB, Manahan MA, Gilson M, Steinbacher DM, Edwards CJ, Singh NK, Flores JI. Multi-disciplinary breast center evolution in practice pattern: Broadened radiation indications drive staged autologous reconstruction with concomitant increase in perforator flaps. Poster presentation at American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, January, 2010.
  10. Katz RD, Manahan, MA, Rad AN, Flores JI, Singh NK, Rosson GD. Classification schema for anatomic variations of the inferior epigastric vasculature evaluated by abdominal CT angiograms for breast reconstruction. Poster presentation at American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, January, 2010.
  11. Rosson GD, Shridharani SM, Basdag B, Stapleton SM, Flores JI, Manahan MA, Magarakis M, Pusic AL. Psychosocial assessment of patients before reconstructive breast surgery: A comparison of delayed, salvage, and immediate reconstruction patients. Presentation at American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, January, 2010.
  12. Shermak MA, Buretta K, Mithani S, Chang D, Mallalieu J, Manahan MA. Increasing age impairs outcomes in breast reduction surgery. Presentation at American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, March, 2010.
  13. Basdag B, Manahan MA, Shridharani S, Gilson M, Jacobs L, Thomsen R, Rosson GD. The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction: Highlighting an unmet need. Presentation at Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, May, 2010.
  14. Rosson GD, Shridharani SM, Basdag B, Manahan MA, Magarakis M, Stapleton SM, Flores JI, Pusic AL. Quality of life before reconstructive breast surgery: A preoperative comparison of delayed, salvage, and immediate reconstruction patients. Accepted for poster presentation at American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress, Washington, DC, October, 2010.
  15. Pesce CA, Detrani M, Manahan MA, Jacobs LK. Lower positive margins rates when combining partial mastectomy with reduction mastopexy. Accepted for poster presentation at American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress, Washington, DC, October, 2010.
  16. Manahan MA, Chang D, Mallalieu J, Mithani S, Buretta K, Shermak MA. An outcomes analysis of 2,142 breast reduction procedures. Accepted for presentation at ACS Clinical Congress, Washington, DC, October, 2010.
  17. Shermak MA, Chang D, Mallalieu J, Buretta K, Mithani S, Manahan MA. The superior pedicle-nipple graft technique trumps medial pedicle breast reduction with nipple preservation for management of gigantomastia. Accepted for presentation at ASPS Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October, 2010.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
  • Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society

Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Baltimore City Medical Board of Trustees
  • MedChi
  • The Maryland State Medical Society

Professional Activities

  • Baltimore City Medical Board of Trustees
  • Vice President, House of Delegates, The Maryland State Medical Society

Videos & Media

Reconstruction after Breast Cancer - Pam's Story

Lectures and Presentations

  • Invited reviewer for E-Plasty Journal
    (01/01/2009)
  • Fresh faces real cases panel: Facial trauma
    Panel presentation , American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting , Seattle (01/01/2009)
  • Perforator flap breast reconstruction program
    Development visit to Tawam Hospital , Al Ain (01/01/2009)
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
    Presentation at Tawam Hospital Grand Rounds , Al Ain (01/01/2009)
  • Skin cancer reconstruction: Filling the Hole
    Presentation at Suburban Hospital , Bethesda (01/01/2010)
  • Healing Hands Foundation Mission
    Hospital Universitario del Valle , Cali (01/01/2010)
  • Breast aesthetics
    Presentation at XII Curso de Actualizacion en Cirugia Plastica: 12th Advanced Training Courses in Plastic Surgery , Cali (01/01/2010)
  • Skin cancer reconstruction
    Presentation at XII Curso de Actualizacion en Cirugia Plastica: 12th Advanced Training Courses in Plastic Surgery , Cali (01/01/2010)
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
    Presentation at XII Curso de Actualizacion en Cirugia Plastica: 12th Advanced Training Courses in Plastic Surgery , Cali (01/01/2010)
  • Hosts for Physician Observership from Portugal
    (01/01/2010)

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