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    Robert D Foster, MD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentSurgery
    Address2200 Post Street
    San Francisco CA 94115
    Phone415-885-7729
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      University of California, San FranciscoClinical Fellowship
      SUNY, DownstateM.D.School of Medicine1990

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      1. Wang F, Warren Peled A, Chin R, Fowble B, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H. The Impact of Radiation Therapy, Lymph Node Dissection, and Hormonal Therapy on Outcomes of Tissue Expander-Implant Exchange in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan; 137(1):1-9. PMID: 26368331.
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      2. Sbitany H, Wang F, Peled AW, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster RD. Tissue Expander Reconstruction After Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Defining the Effects of Coverage Technique on Nipple/Areola Preservation. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jan; 77(1):17-24. PMID: 25057918.
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      3. Wang F, Amara D, Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ. Negative Genetic Testing Does Not Deter Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in Younger Patients with Greater Family Histories of Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct; 22(10):3338-45. PMID: 26215194.
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      4. Peled AW, Wang F, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Sbitany H, Esserman LJ. Expanding the Indications for Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Is It Safe for Patients with Locally Advanced Disease? Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Jan; 23(1):87-91. PMID: 26170194.
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      5. Piper M, Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Esserman LJ, Price ER. Comparison of Mammographic Findings Following Oncoplastic Mammoplasty and Lumpectomy Without Reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Jan; 23(1):65-71. PMID: 25994209.
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      6. Fowble B, Park C, Wang F, Peled A, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H, Hanlon A. Rates of Reconstruction Failure in Patients Undergoing Immediate Reconstruction With Tissue Expanders and/or Implants and Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jul 1; 92(3):634-41. PMID: 25936815.
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      7. Wang F, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H. The impact of breast mass on outcomes of total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate tissue expander-based breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar; 135(3):672-9. PMID: 25719689.
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      8. Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Perineal flap reconstruction following oncologic anorectal extirpation: an outcomes assessment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan; 135(1):176e-84e. PMID: 25539325.
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      9. Sbitany H, Wang F, Peled AW, Lentz R, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Foster RD. Immediate implant-based breast reconstruction following total skin-sparing mastectomy: defining the risk of preoperative and postoperative radiation therapy for surgical outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep; 134(3):396-404. PMID: 25158699.
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      10. Peled AW, Foster RD, Ligh C, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Sbitany H. Impact of total skin-sparing mastectomy incision type on reconstructive complications following radiation therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug; 134(2):169-75. PMID: 24732652.
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      11. Wang F, Peled AW, Garwood E, Fiscalini AS, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction: an evolution of technique and assessment of outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct; 21(10):3223-30. PMID: 25052246.
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      12. Sbitany H, Wang F, Saeed L, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster RD. Immediate implant-based breast reconstruction following total skin-sparing mastectomy in women with a history of augmentation mammaplasty: assessing the safety profile. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul; 134(1):1-9. PMID: 24622575.
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      13. Peled AW, Duralde E, Foster RD, Fiscalini AS, Esserman LJ, Hwang ES, Sbitany H. Patient-reported outcomes and satisfaction after total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate expander-implant reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 May; 72 Suppl 1:S48-52. PMID: 24317238.
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      14. Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Esserman LJ. Oncoplastic mammoplasty as a strategy for reducing reconstructive complications associated with postmastectomy radiation therapy. Breast J. 2014 May-Jun; 20(3):302-7. PMID: 24750512.
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      15. Wang F, Peled A, Foster R, Wang E, Ewing C, Alvarado M, Esserman L, Sbitany H. Abstract 124: outcomes of total skin-sparing mastectomy and reconstruction in 924 breasts over 11 years. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3 Suppl):139. PMID: 25942235.
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      16. Tong RT, Kohi M, Fidelman N, Kuo YC, Foster R, Peled A, Kolli KP, Taylor AG, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK. Clinical outcomes of percutaneous drainage of breast fluid collections after mastectomy with expander-based breast reconstruction. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Sep; 24(9):1369-74. PMID: 23810309; PMCID: PMC4393952.
      17. Piper M, Peled AW, Foster RD, Moore DH, Esserman LJ. Total skin-sparing mastectomy: a systematic review of oncologic outcomes and postoperative complications. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Apr; 70(4):435-7. PMID: 23486127.
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      18. Peled AW, Foster RD, Esserman LJ, Park CC, Hwang ES, Fowble B. Increasing the time to expander-implant exchange after postmastectomy radiation therapy reduces expander-implant failure. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Sep; 130(3):503-9. PMID: 22929235.
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      19. Peled AW, Foster RD, Garwood ER, Moore DH, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. The effects of acellular dermal matrix in expander-implant breast reconstruction after total skin-sparing mastectomy: results of a prospective practice improvement study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jun; 129(6):901e-908e. PMID: 22634688.
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      20. Chang EI, Peled AW, Foster RD, Lin C, Zeidler KR, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Evaluating the feasibility of extended partial mastectomy and immediate reduction mammoplasty reconstruction as an alternative to mastectomy. Ann Surg. 2012 Jun; 255(6):1151-7. PMID: 22470069.
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      21. Warren Peled A, Foster RD, Stover AC, Itakura K, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Outcomes after total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction in 657 breasts. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Oct; 19(11):3402-9. PMID: 22526909.
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      22. Peled AW, Stover AC, Foster RD, McGrath MH, Hwang ES. Long-term reconstructive outcomes after expander-implant breast reconstruction with serious infectious or wound-healing complications. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Apr; 68(4):369-73. PMID: 22421481.
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      23. Schoenberger SD, Miller DM, Riemann CD, Foster RE, Sisk RA, Hutchins RK, Petersen MR. Outcomes of 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy in the surgical management of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Nov-Dec; 42(6):474-80. PMID: 21902167.
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      24. Kind GM, Foster RD. Breast reconstruction using the lateral femoral circumflex artery perforator flap. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2011 Sep; 27(7):427-32. PMID: 21766271.
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      25. Chang EI, Galvez MG, Padilla BE, Freise CE, Foster RD, Hoffman WY. Ten-year retrospective analysis of incisional herniorrhaphy following renal transplantation. Arch Surg. 2011 Jan; 146(1):21-5. PMID: 21242441.
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      26. Warren Peled A, Itakura K, Foster RD, Hamolsky D, Tanaka J, Ewing C, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Hwang ES. Impact of chemotherapy on postoperative complications after mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. Arch Surg. 2010 Sep; 145(9):880-5. PMID: 20855759.
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      27. Garwood ER, Moore D, Ewing C, Hwang ES, Alvarado M, Foster RD, Esserman LJ. Total skin-sparing mastectomy: complications and local recurrence rates in 2 cohorts of patients. Ann Surg. 2009 Jan; 249(1):26-32. PMID: 19106672.
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      28. Kind GM, Foster RD. The longitudinal gracilis myocutaneous flap: broadening options in breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2008 Nov; 61(5):513-20. PMID: 18948778.
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      29. Miller DM, Riemann CD, Foster RE, Petersen MR. Primary repair of retinal detachment with 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy. Retina. 2008 Jul-Aug; 28(7):931-6. PMID: 18698293.
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      30. Wijayanayagam A, Kumar AS, Foster RD, Esserman LJ. Optimizing the total skin-sparing mastectomy. Arch Surg. 2008 Jan; 143(1):38-45; discussion 45. PMID: 18209151.
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      31. Hansen SL, Foster RD, Dosanjh AS, Mathes SJ, Hoffman WY, Leon P. Superficial temporal artery and vein as recipient vessels for facial and scalp microsurgical reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Dec; 120(7):1879-84. PMID: 18090750.
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      32. Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Elyassnia D, Foster RD, Shelley Hwang E. Surgery for palliation and treatment of advanced breast cancer. Surg Oncol. 2007 Dec; 16(4):249-57. PMID: 17976977.
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      33. Chang EI, Foster RD, Hansen SL, Jazayeri L, Patti MG. Autologous tissue reconstruction of ventral hernias in morbidly obese patients. Arch Surg. 2007 Aug; 142(8):746-9; discussion 749-51. PMID: 17709728.
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      34. Garrod KR, Chang CK, Liu FC, Brennan TV, Foster RD, Kang SM. Targeted lymphoid homing of dendritic cells is required for prolongation of allograft survival. J Immunol. 2006 Jul 15; 177(2):863-8. PMID: 16818740.
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      35. Foster RD, Hansen SL, Esserman LJ, Hwang ES, Ewing C, Lane K, Anthony JP. Safety of immediate transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous breast reconstruction for patients with locally advanced disease. Arch Surg. 2005 Feb; 140(2):196-8; discussion 199-200. PMID: 15724003.
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      36. Da Mata AP, Burk SE, Foster RE, Riemann CD, Petersen MR, Nehemy Má, Augsburger JJ. Long-term follow-up of indocyanine green-assisted peeling of the retinal internal limiting membrane during vitrectomy surgery for idiopathic macular hole repair. Ophthalmology. 2004 Dec; 111(12):2246-53. PMID: 15582081.
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      37. Foster RD, Pham S, Li S, Aitouche A. Long-term acceptance of composite tissue allografts through mixed chimerism and CD28 blockade. Transplantation. 2003 Sep 27; 76(6):988-94. PMID: 14508367.
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      38. Foster RD, Liu T. Orthotopic hindlimb transplantation in the mouse. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2003 Jan; 19(1):49-52; discussion 53-4. PMID: 12582967.
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      39. Foster RE, Meyers SM. Recurrent retinal detachment more than 1 year after reattachment. Ophthalmology. 2002 Oct; 109(10):1821-7. PMID: 12359601.
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      40. Foster RD, Esserman LJ, Anthony JP, Hwang ES, Do H. Skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction: a prospective cohort study for the treatment of advanced stages of breast carcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2002 Jun; 9(5):462-6. PMID: 12052757.
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      41. Foster RD, Ascher NL, McCalmont TH, Neipp M, Anthony JP, Mathes SJ. Mixed allogeneic chimerism as a reliable model for composite tissue allograft tolerance induction across major and minor histocompatibility barriers. Transplantation. 2001 Sep 15; 72(5):791-7. PMID: 11571439.
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      42. Anthony JP, Foster RD. The reconstruction of complex thoracic wounds: a fleur-de-lys modification of the rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Apr 15; 107(5):1229-33. PMID: 11373568.
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      43. Foster RD, Williams ML, Barkovich AJ, Hoffman WY, Mathes SJ, Frieden IJ. Giant congenital melanocytic nevi: the significance of neurocutaneous melanosis in neurologically asymptomatic children. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Apr 1; 107(4):933-41. PMID: 11252085.
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      44. Mathes SJ, Steinwald PM, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Anthony JP. Complex abdominal wall reconstruction: a comparison of flap and mesh closure. Ann Surg. 2000 Oct; 232(4):586-96. PMID: 10998657; PMCID: PMC1421191.
      45. Foster RD, Anthony JP, Sharma A, Pogrel MA. Vascularized bone flaps versus nonvascularized bone grafts for mandibular reconstruction: an outcome analysis of primary bony union and endosseous implant success. Head Neck. 1999 Jan; 21(1):66-71. PMID: 9890353.
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      46. Foster RD, Fan L, Neipp M, Kaufman C, McCalmont T, Ascher N, Ildstad S, Anthony JP, Niepp M. Donor-specific tolerance induction in composite tissue allografts. Am J Surg. 1998 Nov; 176(5):418-21. PMID: 9874425.
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      47. Anthony JP, Foster RD, Pogrel MA. The free fibula bone graft for salvaging failed mandibular reconstructions. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997 Dec; 55(12):1417-21; discussion 1421-2. PMID: 9393401.
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      48. Foster RD, Anthony JP, Mathes SJ, Hoffman WY, Young D, Eshima I. Flap selection as a determinant of success in pressure sore coverage. Arch Surg. 1997 Aug; 132(8):868-73. PMID: 9267271.
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      49. Foster RD, Anthony JP, Mathes SJ, Hoffman WY. Ischial pressure sore coverage: a rationale for flap selection. Br J Plast Surg. 1997 Jul; 50(5):374-9. PMID: 9245873.
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      50. Anthony JP, Foster RD, Price DC, Mahdavian M, Inoue Y. Lymphatic regeneration following microvascular limb replantation: a qualitative and quantitative animal study. J Reconstr Microsurg. 1997 Jul; 13(5):327-30. PMID: 9258837.
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      51. Foster RD, Anthony JP, Singer MI, Kaplan MJ, Pogrel MA, Mathes SJ. Reconstruction of complex midfacial defects. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997 May; 99(6):1555-65. PMID: 9145123.
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      52. Anthony JP, Foster RD, Kaplan MJ, Singer MI, Pogrel MA. Fibular free flap reconstruction of the "true" lateral mandibular defect. Ann Plast Surg. 1997 Feb; 38(2):137-46. PMID: 9043582.
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      53. Foster RD, Anthony JP, Singer MI, Kaplan MJ, Pogrel MA, Mathes SJ. Microsurgical reconstruction of the midface. Arch Surg. 1996 Sep; 131(9):960-5; discussion 965-6. PMID: 8790166.
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      54. Anthony JP, Foster RD, Sharma AB, Kearns GJ, Hoffman WY, Pogrel MA. Reconstruction of a complex midfacial defect with the folded fibular free flap and osseointegrated implants. Ann Plast Surg. 1996 Aug; 37(2):204-10. PMID: 8863985.
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