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Carisa M. Cooney, M.P.H.

Carisa M. Cooney, M.P.H.

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  • Clinical Research Manager, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Carisa M. Cooney is an assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She serves as a clinical research manager in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

She is a member of the Surgical Residency Redesign Faculty Team, which in 2013 was awarded a five-year grant aimed at improving residency training, efficiency, evaluation and business practice modules, ultimately with an eye toward decreasing the time necessary to complete training. She and her team developed an online tool that residents can use for immediate self-assessments and to receive assessments from their attending physicians after a procedure.

Ms. Cooney received her M.P.H. from the University of Illinois. more


  • Clinical Research Manager, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • B.A.; Kenyon College (Ohio) (1996)
  • M.P.H.; University of Illinois (Illinois) (2008)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trials

Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin In Scleroderma-Associated Raynaud's Syndrome

Human Upper Extremity Allotransplantation

Pre-op Paravertebral Blocks to Decrease Post-op Pain Following Mastectomy With Immediate TE Reconstruction

Human Craniomaxillofacial Allotransplantation

Bupivacaine Pain Pumps to Decrease Mastectomy Post-Operative Pain

Selected Publications

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Lifchez SD, Cooney CM, Redett RJ III. The standardized professional encounter: a new model to assess professionalism and communication skills.  J Grad Med Educ. Accepted for Publication Nov 2014.

Abt NB, Flores JM, Baltodano PA, Sarhane KA, Abreu FM, Cooney CM, Manahan MA, Stearns V, Makary MA, Rosson GD. Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Short-term Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy With and Without Breast Reconstruction. JAMA Surg. Published online August 13, 2014. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1076

Presented as a podium presentation at the 11th Annual AMA Research Symposium; November 15, 2013; National Harbor, Maryland; and as a poster presentation at the 59th Annual Plastic Surgery Research Council; March 7, 2014; New York, New York.

Soares KC, Baltodano PA, Hicks CW, Cooney CM, Cornell P, Burce K, Eckhauser FE. Novel Wound Management System Reduces Surgical Site Morbidity After Ventral Hernia Repairs: A Critical Analysis. Am J Surg. Am J Surg. 2014 Aug 7. pii: S0002-9610(14)00380-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.06.022. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25194761.

Cooney CM, Redett RJ, Dorafshar AH, Zarrabi B, Lifchez SD. Integrating the NAS Milestones and Hand-Held Technology to Improve Residency Training and Assessment. J of Surg Ed. 2014; Jan/Feb;71(1). PMID: 24411422.

Sarhane KA*, Flores JM*, Cooney CM, Abreu FM, Lacayo M, Baltodano P, Ibrahim Z, Alrakan M, Brandacher G, Rosson GD. Preoperative Anemia and Postoperative Outcomes in Immediate Breast Reconstructive Surgery: A Critical Analysis of 10,958 Patients from the ACS-NSQIP Database. Plast Reconstr Surg – GO.  1(5):e30, August 2013. *co-first authors.

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