Pepper Pike, Ohio
I am a plastic surgeon who focuses on surgical treatment of conditions of the hand and upper extremity. My areas of interest include peripheral nerve surgery and spinal cord reconstruction.
B. Positions and Honors
Positions and Employment
2014 - Faculty, MetroHealth Hospital
2014 - Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
2013 - Member, ASPS
2013 - Candidate member, ASSH
American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Young Leaders Program - 2017
Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - High Volume Reviewer - 2015-16
Resident Educator of the Year, UH-CWRU Department of Plastic Surgery - 2016
C. Contribution to Science
1. Upper extremity reconstruction: I have published several journal articles focusing on reconstruction of upper extremity surgery including; management of tissue defects and tendon repair.
a. Chepla KJ. The management of partial zone II intrasynovial flexor tendon lacerations: A literature review of biomechanics, clinical outcomes, and complications Reply. Plast Recontr Surg. 2018. Epub ahead of print.
b. Son J, Bafus BT, Khanelwal A, Chepla KJ. Reconstruction of a circumfrential upper extremity soft tissue defect with a dermal regeneration template and skin grafting. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2018;22:31-33.
2. Nerve conditions of the upper extremity: I have completed several clinical studies of nerve anatomy and possible alternative nerve transfers for treatment of nerve and brachial plexus injury.
Chepla KJ. Report of a transligamentous ulnar nerve sensory branch. Hand. 2018. Accepted for publication.
Chepla KJ, Bafus BT. Transfer of a radial nerve branch to the brachialis nerve for restoration of elbow flexion. 2018;22:65-67.
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Sunday, September 26, 2021
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