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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.1990School of Medicine

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    1. Charruyer A, Fong S, Vitcov GG, Sklar S, Tabernik L, Taneja M, Caputo M, Soeung C, Yue L, Uchida Y, Arron ST, Horton KM, Foster R, Sano S, North JP, Ghadially R. Brief Report: Interleukin-17A-Dependent Asymmetric Stem Cell Divisions Are Increased in Human Psoriasis: A Mechanism Underlying Benign Hyperproliferation. Stem Cells. 2017 Aug; 35(8):2001-2007. PMID: 28600817.
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    2. Peled AW, Sears M, Wang F, Foster R, Alvarado M, Wong J, Ewing CA, Sbitany H, Esserman LJ, Fowble B. Complications After Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Expander-Implant Reconstruction: Effects of Radiation Therapy on the Stages of Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jun 01. PMID: 28671888.
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    3. Piper ML, Evangelista M, Amara D, Daar D, Foster R, Fowble B, Sbitany H. An Innovative Risk-Reducing Approach to Postmastectomy Radiation Delivery after Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Apr; 5(4):e1265. PMID: 28507844.
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    4. Toussaint B, Petersen MR, Sisk RA, Riemann CD, Miller DM, Foster R, Shaikh AH, Khatana AH, Zink J, Greff LJ. LONG-TERM RESULTS OF COMBINED AB INTERNO TRABECULOTOMY (TRABECTOME) AND SMALL-GAUGE PARS PLANA VITRECTOMY. Retina. 2016 Jun; 36(6):1076-80. PMID: 26562562.
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    5. 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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    6. Sbitany H, Wang F, Peled AW, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster R. 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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    7. Wang F, Amara D, Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster R, 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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    8. Peled AW, Wang F, Foster R, 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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    9. Piper M, Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster R, 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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    10. 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 01; 92(3):634-41. PMID: 25936815.
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    11. 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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    12. Piper M, Peled AW, Price ER, Foster R, Esserman LJ, Sbitany H. Mammographic Changes After Oncoplastic Reduction Mammoplasty. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Feb 18. PMID: 25695454.
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    13. Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster R, 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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    14. Sbitany H, Wang F, Peled AW, Lentz R, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Foster R. 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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    15. Peled AW, Foster R, 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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    16. Wang F, Peled AW, Garwood E, Fiscalini AS, Sbitany H, Foster R, 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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    17. Sbitany H, Wang F, Saeed L, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster R. 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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    18. Peled AW, Duralde E, Foster R, 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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    19. Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster R, 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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    20. 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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    21. 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.
    22. Vaughn CJ, Peled AW, Esserman LJ, Foster R. Feasibility of Performing Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy in Patients With Prior Circumareolar Mastopexy or Reduction Mammoplasty Incisions. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Jun 19. PMID: 23788153.
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    23. Piper M, Peled AW, Foster R, 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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    24. Peled AW, Foster R, 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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    25. Peled AW, Foster R, 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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    26. Chang EI, Peled AW, Foster R, 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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    27. Warren Peled A, Foster R, 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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    28. Peled AW, Stover AC, Foster R, 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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    29. Kind GM, Foster R. 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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    30. Chang EI, Galvez MG, Padilla BE, Freise CE, Foster R, 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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    31. Warren Peled A, Itakura K, Foster R, 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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    32. Garwood ER, Moore D, Ewing C, Hwang ES, Alvarado M, Foster R, 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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    33. Kind GM, Foster R. 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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    34. Miller DM, Riemann CD, Foster R, 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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    35. Wijayanayagam A, Kumar AS, Foster R, Esserman LJ. Optimizing the total skin-sparing mastectomy. Arch Surg. 2008 Jan; 143(1):38-45; discussion 45. PMID: 18209151.
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    36. Hansen SL, Foster R, 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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    37. Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Elyassnia D, Foster R, 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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    38. Chang EI, Foster R, 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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    39. Garrod KR, Chang CK, Liu FC, Brennan TV, Foster R, 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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    40. Foster R, 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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    41. Foster R, 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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    42. Foster R, 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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    43. Foster R, 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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    44. Foster R, 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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    45. Anthony JP, Foster R. 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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    46. Foster R, 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 01; 107(4):933-41. PMID: 11252085.
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    47. Mathes SJ, Steinwald PM, Foster R, 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.
    48. Foster R, 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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    49. Foster R, 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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    50. Anthony JP, Foster R, 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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    51. Foster R, 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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    52. Foster R, 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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    53. Anthony JP, Foster R, 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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    54. Foster R, 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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    55. Anthony JP, Foster R, 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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    56. Foster R, 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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    57. Anthony JP, Foster R, 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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