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Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory!

Through a positive group dynamic, our Laboratory brings together a talented group of researchers from a wide range of different cultural and organizational backgrounds and allows for a safe environment to share unique perspectives on the scientific topics we research. For more information regarding research opportunities, please contact Dr. Kacey Marra,

Research Laboratories

Principal Investigators include Plastic Surgery clinicians and basic scientists, all sharing the common goal of helping these trainees gain the expertise and experiences they need to move onto the next step in their career.

Letter from the Vice Chair of Research

Dr. Kacey Marra welcomes you to discover exciting research results as well as opportunities.

Research Fellowships

We offer several research fellowships ranging from clinical outcomes to translational research.

Grant Review Committee

The Grant Review Committee, consisting of surgeon-scientists and basic scientists at the University of Pittsburgh, reviews proposals prior to submission to federal agencies, industry and foundations.

Research Day

The overall goal of the Pitt Plastic Surgery Research Day is to discuss and educate the audience on new concepts and technologies in clinical and translational research in all areas of plastic surgery.

Clinical Trials

The UPMC Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine (CIRM) is a nationally recognized center for excellence in regenerative medicine and is home to numerous active clinical trials in the Department of Plastic Surgery.

Support our Research Efforts

Donations to our research efforts play an important role in helping us develop novel therapies and treatments for our patients.