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Sheri  Slezak

Sheri Slezak M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Surgery
Administrative Title: Division Head, Plastic Surgery
Location: UMMC, S8D16
Phone: (410) 328-2360
Fax: (410) 328-0638

Personal History:

  • University of Washington, BS Biology
  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Columbia Presbyterian, General Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins, Plastic Surgery

Research Interests:

Breast surgery outcomes

Clinical Speciality:

Breast reconstruction



Core Quest - A national curriculum in press already implemented in 12 programs across the nation. Published by ASPRS, 1996-1997. Updated on ASPRS website 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008. Used as teaching curriculum nationwide by 75% of plastic surgery programs.


Slezak, S. "Breast reconstruction" in Shriver, ed Manual of the CALGB, published 1996


Slezak, S. "Breast Augmentation in Operative Plastic Surgery", ed Evans GR, McGraw-Hill, NY 2000

Refereed Journal Articles

Slezak, Semer, and Shin. "Platelet Mediated Cytotoxicity". J. Experimental Medicine 166: 489-505, 1987

Disa JJ, Semer NB, Slezak S, Goldberg NH. Isolation and growth of human preadipocytes in vitro and their potential for growth when tranplanted in vivo. Surgical Forum XLII: 599-601, 1991

Slezak S, McGibbon B, and Dellon L. "The Sensational TRAM: The Return of Sensibility after TRAM Breast Reconstruction". Annals of Plastic Surg., 28:210,1992

Chang, Slezak and Goldberg. Modification of the Skate Flap for On-Site Nipple-Areola Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 28:277,1992

Evans G., Slezak S., Reider, M: Silicon Levels in Cadavers. Surgical Forum XLIII, 1992

Slezak S, and Dellon AL. Quantitation of Sensibility in Gigantomastia and Alteration Following Reduction/Mammoplasty. PRS 91:1265, 1993

Evans GR, Slezak S, Reider M. Silicon Tissue Levels Assays in Nonaugmented Cadavers: Is there a baseline level? PRS 93:1117, 1994.

Clark N., Birely B., Manson PN., Slezak S., Kolk CV, Robertson B., Crawley W. High Energy Ballistic and Avulsive Facial Injuries. PRS 98:583, 1996

Chang L, Buncke G, Slezak, S, Buncke H. Cigarette Smoking in Reconstructive Microsurgery. J Reconstr Microsurgery, Oct. 1996

Disa J., Goldberg N., Slezak S., Robertson, B., Carlton, J. Restoring abdominal wall integrity in contaminated tissue deficient wounds using autoglogus fascial grafts. PRS 101: 979-986, 1998

Hendrickson M., Manson P., Clark N., Slezak S. Palatal Fractures: Classifications. Patterns and Treatment wit Rigid Internal Fixation. PSR 101:319-332, 1998

Crawley W., Azman P., Clark N., Robertson B., Slezak, S., Vanderkolk C., Manson P. The Edentulous LeFort Fracture. J Craniofacial Surg 8:298-307, 1997

Manson P., Clark N., Robertson B., Slezak S., Wheatley M., Vanderkolk C., Iliff N. Subunit Principles in Midface Fractures. PRS 103:1287-1306, 1999.

Pusic A., Thompson TA., Kerrigan CL., Sargeant R., Slezak S., Chang BW., Helzlsouer KJ. Surgical Options for Early -Stage Breast Cancer. PRS 104:1325-1333, 1999

Thompson TA., Pusic A., Kerrigan CL., Sargean R., Slezak S., Chang BW., Helzlsouer KJ. Surgeon Perspectives on Surgical Options for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. PRS 105:910-918, 2000

Cunningham SC., Rosson GD., Lee RH., Williams JZ., Slezak S., Goldberg NH., Silverman RP. Localization of the Accurate Line from Surface Anatomic Landmarks. Annals Pl Surg 52:1,2004.

Silverman RP., Singh NH., Li EN., Disa JJ., Girotto JA., Slezak S., Goldberg NH. Restoring Abdominal Wall Integrety in Contaminated Tissue-Deficient Wounds Using Autologous Fascia Grafts-Follow Up. PRS 113(2):674-675,2004.

EN Li, NH Goldberg, SSlezak, RP Silverman, Split Pectoralis Major Flaps for Mediastinal Wound Coverage-a Twelve Year Experience. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 53: 334-337, 2004

LH Holton, H Haeruan, RP Silverman, T Chung, J Elisseef, NH Goldberg, S Slezak, Improving Long Term Projection in Nipple Reconstruction Using Human Acellular Dermal Matrix. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 55: 304-309, 2005

T.Chung, Schnaper L., Slezak S. A Novel Reconstruction Technique following Central Lumpectomy PRS 118: 23-27, 2006

Breast-feeding, self-exam, and exercise practices before and after reduction mammoplasty. Brown JR, Holton LH 3rd, Chung TL, Slezak S. Ann Plast Surg. 2008 Oct;61(4):375-9.

The use of acellular dermal matrix to prevent capsule formation around implants in a primate model. Stump A, Holton LH 3rd, Connor J, Harper JR, Slezak S, Silverman RP. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jul;124(1):82-91.

Amy Stump, MD; Mazen Bedri, MD; Nelson H Goldberg, MD; Sheri Slezak, MD; Ronald P Silverman, MD Omental transpostition flap for sternal wound reconstruction in diabetic patients: an update. In press. Annals of Plastic Surgery