Nicholas J. Panetta, MD

Independent Resident
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3550 Terrace Street

Scaife Hall, Suite 6B

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15261

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Biography

Nicholas J. Panetta is currently the Administrative Chief Resident in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.  He received his Medical Degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine.  His general surgery training was carried out at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and he has been board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery since 2012.  At Stanford University, Dr. Panetta served as the Hagey Fellow in Pediatric Regenerative Medicine under the mentorship of Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS.  Here, he was engaged in the study of cell-based tissue engineering and regenerative medicine utilizing adipose-derived stem cells.  Since 2011 Dr. Panetta has been completing training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Panetta is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgery.  He serves as a reviewer for the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine.  His clinical interests include the breadth of reconstructive microvascular surgery, as well as breast and facial aesthetic surgery.  His research interests are focused on the development of novel cell-based therapeutic modalities utilizing adipose-derived stem cells for both reconstructive and aesthetic applications.

Awards

  • 2013 ASPS Presidential Summit Young Plastic Surgeons Resident Representative
  • NIH/NIDCR R21 grant award – Co-Investigator
  • Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Child Health Research Institute Award
  • American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarship Award
  • Surgery Intern of the Year Award – University of South Florida College of Medicine

Publications

Dr. Panetta has been lead or contributing author on over 60 published scientific manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters.  Additionally, he has given scientific research presentations at a multitude of regional and national meetings.

1.    Panetta NJ, Kwan MD, Slater BJ, Gupta DM, Liu KJ, Longaker MT.  Tissue Engineering in Cleft Palate and Other Congenital Malformations.  Pediatric Research. 2008 May;63(5):545-51.  PMID: 18427300.

2.    Panetta NJ, Kwan MD, Longaker MT. Comparison between Genetic Portraits of Osteoblasts Derived from Primary Cultures and Osteoblasts Obtained from Human Pulpar Stem Cells (Invited Discussion).  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  May 2008; 19(3):626-7.

3.    Slater BJ, Kwan MD, Gupta DM, Panetta NJ, Longaker MT.  Mesenchymal Cells for Skeletal Tissue Engineering.  Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy.  July 2008;8(7):885-93. PMID: 18549320.

4.    Gupta DM, Panetta NJ, Longaker MT, Lorenz HP.  Tissue Engineering Applications to Cleft Palate Reconstruction.  Perspectives in Speech Science & Orofacial Disorders.  Andreatta RD ed.  July 2008; 18: 73-84.

5.    Gupta DM, Panetta NJ, Longaker MT, Lorenz HP.  Tissue Engineering Applications for Cleft Palate Reconstruction:  Learning Supplement.  Perspectives in Speech Science & Orofacial Disorders.  Andreatta RD ed.  July 2008; 18: 85-86.

6.    Wan DC, Kwan MD, Wang Z, Slater BJ, Gupta DM, Morrell NT, Panetta NJ, Longaker MT.  Global age-dependent differences in gene expression in response to calvarial injury.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  2008 Sep;19(5):1292-301.  PMID: 18812854.

7.    Panetta NJ, Gupta DM, Rajadas JS, Gurtner GC. Skin.  Regenerative Medicine; Fisher RC, Scott eds.  Jones & Bartlett Press.  Accepted for publication January, 2009.

8.    Gupta DM, Panetta NJ, Longaker MT.  Quality of Clinical Studies in Aesthetic Surgery Journals:  A 10 Year Review (Invited Commentary).  Aesthetic Surgery Journal.  Volume 29, Issue 2, Pages 147-149 (March-April 2009).

9.    Panetta NJ, Gupta DM, Longaker MT.  Perspectives in Cell-based Skeletal Tissue Engineering (Invited Discussion).  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2009 Mar;20(2):347-8.  PMID: 19305243.

10.    Panetta NJ, Gupta DM, Quarto N, Longaker MT.  Mesenchymal Cells for Skeletal Tissue Engineering.  Panminerva Medica.  2009 Mar;51(1):25-41.  PMID: 19352307.

11.     Gupta DM, Panetta NJ, Longaker MT.  The Use of Polymer in Scaffold in Skeletal Tissue Engineering Applications.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2009 May;20(3):860-1. PMID: 19461326.

12.    Panetta NJ*, Gupta DM*, Kwan MD, Longaker MT. Tissue harvest by means of suction assisted or 3rd generation ultrasound assisted lipoaspiration has no effect on osteogenic potential of human adipose-derived stromal cells.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2009 Jul;124(1):65-73. PMID: 19568046.

13.    Sun N, Panetta NJ, Gupta DM, Wilson KD, Lee A, Jia FJ, Hu S, Cherry AM, Robbins RC, Longaker MT, Wu JC.  Feeder-Free Derivation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Human Adipose Stromal Cells.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.  2009 Sep 15;106(37):15720-5.  Epub 2009 Sep 8.  PMID:  19805220.

14.    Panetta NJ, Gupta DM, Longaker MT.  Bone Tissue Engineering Scaffolds of Today and Tomorrow.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  2009 Sep;20(5):1531-2.  PMID:  19929441.

15.    Panetta NJ*, Gupta DM*, Lee JK, Wan DC, Commons GW, Longaker MT.  Human Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells Respond to and Elaborate Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 During In Vitro Osteogenic Differentiation.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2010 Feb;125(2): 483-93.  PMID:  20124834.

16.    Jia F, Wilson KD, Sun N, Gupta DM, Huang M, Li Z, Panetta NJ, Chen ZY, Robbins RC, Kay MA, Longaker MT, Wu JC.  A nonviral minicircle vector for deriving human iPS cells.  Nature Methods.  2010 Mar; 7(3): 197-199. PMID: 20139967

17.    Quarto N, Wan DC, Kwan MD, Panetta NJ, Longaker MT.  Origin Matters: Differences in Embryonic Tissue Origin and Wnt Signaling Determine the Osteogenic Potential and Healing Capacity of Frontal and Parietal Calvarial Bones.  Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.  2010 Jul;25(7):1680-94. PMID: 19929441.

18.    Gupta DM, Panetta NJ, Gurtner GC, Longaker MT.  Publishing in Plastic Surgery. The Business of Plastic Surgery – Navigating a Successful Career. World Scientific Publishing Co.  Korman ed.  2010 June; Part III(13):259-76.

19.    Panetta NJ, Gupta DM, Longaker MT.  Bone Regeneration and Repair.  Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy.  2010 June;5(2): 122-8.  PMID:  19941457.

20.    Lee J, Gupta DM, Panetta NJ, Levi B, James AW, Wan DC, Commons GW, Longaker MT.  Elucidating Mechanisms of Osteogenesis in Human Adipose-derived Stromal Cells via Microarray Analysis.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  2010 Jul;21(4):1136-41. PMID: 20613589.

21.    Behr B, Panetta NJ, Longaker MT, Quarto N.  Different Endogenous Threshold Levels of Fibroblast Growth Factor-ligands Determine the Healing Potential of Frontal and Parietal Bones.  Bone. 2010 Aug;47(2):281-94. Epub 2010 May 21. PMID: 20472108.

22.    Panetta NJ, Gupta DM, Longaker MT, Gurtner GC.  Bench to Bedside:  Navigating Industry, the FDA, and Venture Capitalism.  Tissue Engineering for the Hand:  Research Advances and Clinical Applications.  World Scientific Publishing, Inc.  Chang ed.  2010 Oct; 14:253-68.

23.    Gupta DM, Panetta NJ, Gurtner GC, Longaker MT.  Skin.  Tissue Engineering for the Hand - Research Advances and Clinical Applications.  World Scientific Publishing Co.  Chang ed.  2010 Oct; 13:195-218.

24.    Gupta DM, Panetta NJ, Longaker MT. Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Cells. Vemuri MC, Rao MS, Chase LG (Eds). Mesenchymal Stem Cell Assays and Applications: Methods in Molecular Biology. 2011, Volume 698, Part 3, 201-214, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-60761-999-4_16. PMID: 21431521.

25.    Gupta DM, Panetta NJ, Longaker MT.  Adipose-Derived Adult  Stem Cells.  Stem Cell Labeling for Delivery and Tracking Using Noninvasive Imaging.  CRC Press.  Kraitchman DL, Wu JC, eds.  2011 Apr; 4: 73-86.

26.    Klotch DW, Panetta NJ.  Ablative and Reconstructive Surgery in the Midface:  Access Osteotomies.  AO Principles of Internal Fixation of the Craniomaxillofacial Skeleton – Reconstructive and Corrective Bone Surgery (Vol 2).  AO Publishing.  Prein ed.  Accepted for publication March 2013.