Karolina Plonowska, MD

Title(s)Resident, Otolaryngology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane, #560N
San Francisco CA 94158
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    UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CAMD05/2019
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NYBA05/2013
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    UCSF2023  - 2024UCSF Exceptional Physician Award
    UCSF2023UCSF Otolaryngology Resident Research Symposium Award – Second Place
    Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center2021Bay Area Resident Research Symposium - Best Clinical Study
    Philadelphia, PA2019Clinical Abstract Award, 5th International Salivary Congress
    UCSF School of Medicine2019Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    UCSF School of Medicine2019MD with Distinction
    UCSF School of Medicine2018Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
    UCSF School of Medicine2015Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship
    Cornell University2013Phi Beta Kappa

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    1. Assessment of Variability in Free Flap Color Match to Facial Skin by Donor Site and Race. Laryngoscope. 2024 Apr 08. Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Eltawil Y, Soroudi D, Patel NN, Park AM, Knott PD. PMID: 38587169.
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    2. Oncologic Safety of Close Margins in Patients With Low- to Intermediate-Grade Major Salivary Gland Carcinoma. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024 Feb 01; 150(2):107-116. Sajisevi M, Nguyen K, Callas P, Holcomb AJ, Vural E, Davis KP, Thomas CM, Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Stein JS, Eskander A, Kakarala K, Enepekides DJ, Hier MP, Ryan WR, American Head and Neck Society Salivary Gland Section, Asarkar AA, Aulet R, Bell RK, Blasco MA, Bowmaster VB, Burruss CP, Chung J, Chan K, Chang BA, Coffey CS, Cognetti DM, Cooper DJ, Cordero J, Donovan J, Du YJ, Dundar Y, Dedivitis RA, Edwards HA, Erovic BM, Feinberg PA, Garvey EA, Goldstein DP, Goodman JF, Goulart RN, Goyal N, Grasl S, Giurintano JP, Gupta N, Habib AM, Hackman TG, Hara JH, Henson C, Hinni ML, Hua N, Johnson-Obaseki S, Juloori A, Kalman NS, Kejner AE, Khaja SF, Ku JA, Lambert A, Luu BK, Magliocca KR, Dos Santos LRM, Michael C, Miles BA, de Melo GM, Moore MG, Morand GB, Moura K, Mukdad L, Noroozi H, Patel R, Paydarfar JA, Sadeghi N, Savaria FN, Schmitt NC, Shapiro J, Shaver TB, Stoeckli SJ, St John M, Stokes WA, Sulibhavi A, Tasoulas J, Vendra V, Vinh DB, Virgen CG, Wooten C, Woody NM, Young GD. PMID: 38095911; PMCID: PMC10722387.
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    3. Circulating tumor HPV DNA assessments after surgery for human papilloma virus-associated oropharynx carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2024 Mar-Apr; 45(2):104184. Souza SS, Stephens EM, Bourdillon AT, Bhethanabotla R, Farzal Z, Plonowska-Hirschfeld K, Qualliotine JR, Heaton CM, Ha PK, Ryan WR. PMID: 38101135.
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    4. In Response to Increasing pedicle reach with musculocutaneous perforator dissection in anterolateral thigh free flaps. Laryngoscope. 2024 Feb; 134(2):E7. Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Knott PD. PMID: 37873866.
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    5. Treatment Modality Impact on Patient-Reported Quality of Life in Human Papilloma Virus-Associated Oropharyngeal Carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2024 Apr; 134(4):1687-1695. Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Gulati A, Stephens EM, Ochoa E, Xu MJ, Ha PK, Heaton CM, Yom SS, Chan JW, Algazi A, Kang H, Ryan WR. PMID: 37767815.
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    6. Increasing Pedicle Reach with Musculocutaneous Perforator Dissection in Anterolateral Thigh Free Flaps. Laryngoscope. 2024 Feb; 134(2):666-670. Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, House A, Park AM, Seth R, Heaton CM, Fridirici Z, Knott PD. PMID: 37403890.
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    7. A prospective evaluation of neck and shoulder function following treatments of early-stage human papillomavirus-associated oropharynx cancer. Clin Otolaryngol. 2023 Sep; 48(5):756-765. Gulati A, Plonowska-Hirschfeld K, Stephens EM, Kansara S, Zebolsky AL, Ochoa E, Xu MJ, Ha PK, Heaton CM, Yom SS, Chan JW, Algazi AP, Kang H, Ryan WR. PMID: 37212448.
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    8. Prospective quality of life outcomes for human papillomavirus associated oropharynx cancer patients after surgery alone. Am J Otolaryngol. 2023 Jul-Aug; 44(4):103915. Stephens EM, Plonowska-Hirschfeld K, Gulati A, Kansara S, Qualliotine J, Zelbolsky AL, van Zante A, Ha PK, Heaton CM, Ryan WR. PMID: 37210888.
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    9. Restarting Therapeutic Antibiotics Following Postoperative Prophylaxis in Head and Neck Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 03; 168(3):357-365. Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Zebolsky AL, Lindeborg MM, McNeill C, Knott PD, Seth R, Park AM, Heaton CM. PMID: 35972809.
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    10. Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap Versus Thigh Split Thickness Skin Graft: Comparison of Morbidity in the First 30 Days. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2023 Mar-Apr; 25(2):108-112. Benjamin T, Zebolsky AL, Haddad AF, Ochoa E, Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Park AM, Seth R, Knott PD. PMID: 36201233.
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    11. Symptom Outcomes After Sialendoscopy-Assisted Salivary Duct Surgery: A Prospective 6-Year Study. Laryngoscope. 2023 04; 133(4):792-800. Callander JK, Plonowska-Hirschfeld K, Gulati A, Chang JL, Ryan WR. PMID: 35848880.
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    12. Oncologic outcomes of human papillomavirus-associated oropharynx carcinoma treated with surgery alone: A 12-institution study of 344 patients. Cancer. 2021 09 01; 127(17):3092-3106. Ryan WR, Xu MJ, Ochoa E, Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Zebolsky AL, Ha PK, Bewley AF, Mallen-St Clair J, Joshi AS, Coffey CS, Faraji F, MacDonald BV, Houlton JJ, Gobillot TA, Curry JM, Philips R, Hackman TG, Richmon JD, Holcomb AJ, Coughlin AM, Panwar A, Smith RB, Herberg ME, Fakhry C, Cognetti DM. PMID: 33957701.
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    13. Parapharyngeal tuberculoid mass: A rare complication of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy for urothelial carcinoma in situ. Clin Case Rep. 2021 Jun; 9(6):e04172. Plonowska-Hirschfeld KA, Fung M, Glastonbury C, Ha PK. PMID: 34194767; PMCID: PMC8222752.
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    14. Nasogastric tube feeding after transoral robotic surgery for oropharynx carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 May-Jun; 42(3):102857. Plonowska KA, Ochoa E, Zebolsky AL, Patel N, Hoppe KR, Ha PK, Heaton CM, Ryan WR. PMID: 33513477.
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    15. Sialendoscopy in Chronic Obstructive Sialadenitis Without Sialolithiasis: A Prospective Cohort Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 03; 164(3):595-601. Plonowska KA, Ochoa E, Ryan WR, Chang JL. PMID: 32988282.
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    16. Vasodilation by Verapamil-Nitroglycerin Solution in Microvascular Surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 01; 164(1):104-109. Seth R, Badran KW, Cedars E, Plonowska K, Benjamin T, Saggi S, Knott PD, Heaton CM, Blackwell KE. PMID: 32633618.
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    17. Machine Learning for Predicting Complications in Head and Neck Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer. Laryngoscope. 2020 12; 130(12):E843-E849. Formeister EJ, Baum R, Knott PD, Seth R, Ha P, Ryan W, El-Sayed I, George J, Larson A, Plonowska K, Heaton C. PMID: 31990084.
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    18. Treatment modality impact on quality of life for human papillomavirus-associated oropharynx cancer. Laryngoscope. 2020 02; 130(2):E48-E56. Xu MJ, Plonowska KA, Gurman ZR, Humphrey AK, Ha PK, Wang SJ, El-Sayed IH, Heaton CM, George JR, Yom SS, Algazi AP, Ryan WR. PMID: 30919470.
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    19. Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer: Patterns of Nodal Disease. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 03; 160(3):502-509. Plonowska KA, Strohl MP, Wang SJ, Ha PK, George JR, Heaton CM, El-Sayed IH, Mallen-St Clair J, Ryan WR. PMID: 30274544.
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    20. Advanced head and neck surgical techniques: A survey of US otolaryngology resident perspectives. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2019 Apr; 46(2):272-278. Plonowska KA, Ha PK, Ryan WR. PMID: 30170906.
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    21. One-year outcomes of sialendoscopic-assisted salivary duct surgery for sialadenitis without sialolithiasis. Laryngoscope. 2019 04; 129(4):890-896. Plonowska KA, Gurman ZR, Humphrey A, Chang JL, Ryan WR. PMID: 30152080.
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    22. One-Year symptom outcomes after sialolithiasis treatment with sialendoscopy-assisted salivary duct surgery. Laryngoscope. 2019 02; 129(2):396-402. Ryan WR, Plonowska KA, Gurman ZR, Aubin-Pouliot A, Chang JL. PMID: 30151855.
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    23. Human Papillomavirus in the Mouth and Throat: More Widespread Than Expected? JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 06 01; 144(6):525-526. Ryan WR, Plonowska K. PMID: 29800955.
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    24. Surgeon-performed ultrasound for the assessment of parotid masses. Am J Otolaryngol. 2018 Sep - Oct; 39(5):467-471. Zheng M, Plonowska KA, Strohl MP, Ryan WR. PMID: 29778636.
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    25. Fetal Mammalian Heart Generates a Robust Compensatory Response to Cell Loss. Circulation. 2015 Jul 14; 132(2):109-21. Sturzu AC, Rajarajan K, Passer D, Plonowska K, Riley A, Tan TC, Sharma A, Xu AF, Engels MC, Feistritzer R, Li G, Selig MK, Geissler R, Robertson KD, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Domian IJ, Wu SM. PMID: 25995316; PMCID: PMC4516129.
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    26. Identification of cardiovascular lineage descendants at single-cell resolution. Development. 2015 Mar 01; 142(5):846-57. Li G, Plonowska K, Kuppusamy R, Sturzu A, Wu SM. PMID: 25633351; PMCID: PMC4352984.
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    27. Molecular regulation of cardiomyocyte differentiation. Circ Res. 2015 Jan 16; 116(2):341-53. Paige SL, Plonowska K, Xu A, Wu SM. PMID: 25593278; PMCID: PMC4299877.
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    28. Somatic Cell Reprogramming into Cardiovascular Lineages. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Jul; 19(4):340-349. Chen JX, Plonowska K, Wu SM. PMID: 24764131; PMCID: PMC4516712.
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