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Curriculum Vitae


Grand Rapids, MI
Fellowship in Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery
Dr Dennis Hammond
July 2014 - June 2015

Memphis, TN
Plastic Surgery Residency
July 2011 - June 2014

Washington, DC
General Surgery Residency
July 2006 - June 2011

Minneapolis, MN
Medical School
Medical Degree awarded May 5th, 2006

Inver Grove Heights, MN
Emergency Medical Technician training
EMT certification Earned December 2001
August 2001 - December 2001

Colorado Springs, CO
B. A. in Biology, May 2001
Cum laude


American Board of Plastic Surgery
November 12, 2016 – present

American Board of Surgery
April 17, 2012 – present


Chairman's Leadership Award, General Surgery Residency

Outstanding Intern in Plastic Surgery Award, General Surgery Residency

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Thuss Lecture Series, Resident Presentation
Nashville, TN
April 3,2013
The Role of the Plastic Surgeon in Advanced Breast Cancer
MA Kath, EA Luce

Northwestern Regional Burn Conference
Providence, RI
November 5,2010
Incidence of Methemoglobinemia in Patients Receiving Cerium Nitrate and Sliver Sulfadiazine for the Treatment of Burn Wounds: a Burn Center's Experience
MA Kath, JW Shupp, SE Matt, JC Jeng, MH Jordan

Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society
Orlando, FL
April 19,2010
Poster Presentation
Incidence of Methemoglobinemia in Patients Receiving Cerium Nitrate and Sliver Sulfadiazine for the Treatment of Burn Wounds: a Burn Center's Experience
MA Kath, JW Shupp, SE Matt, JC Jeng, MH Jordan

Resident Research Day
Washington, DC
May 5, 2009
Poster Presentation
Surviving a 90% surface area burn: Challenges of Care and Rehabilitation
MA Kath, JW Shupp, MH Jordan, JC Jeng

Northeastern Regional Burn Conference
Philadelphia, PA
Oct 5th, 2007
Vitamin C and vitamin E reduce tissue hyperemia after major thermal burns.
MA Kath, JC Jeng, AD Jaskille, P Lunsford, MH Jordan

Hitchcock Society Meeting
Minneapolis, MN
June 14, 2005
Work Hour Restrictions at HCMC: What Have We Done? Effect of the 80 hour work week on general surgery residency at Henepin County Medical Center
Kath MA, VanCamp JM.

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Nanotechnology applications in plastic and reconstructive surgery: a review.
Parks J 4th, Kath M, Gabrick K, Ver Halen JP.
Plast Surg Nurs. 2012 Oct-Dec;32(4): 156-64.

Multiple, Small Bilateral Pulmonary Nodules on Thoracic CT in a Patient With
Chronic Cough: A Common Presentation for an Uncommon Diagnosis.
Mortman KD, Kath MA.
Clinical Pulmonary Med. 2012 May;19(3):150-2.

Early serum (1-3)-P-D-glucan levels in patients with bum injury.
Shupp JW, Petraitiene R, Jaskille AD, Pavlovich AR, Matt SE, Nguyen do T,
Kath MA, Jeng JC, Jordan MH, Finkelman M, Walsh TJ, Shoham S.
Mycoses. 2012 May;55(3):224-7.

Incidence of methemoglobinemia in patients receiving cerium nitrate and silver
sulfadiazine for the treatment of bum wounds: a bum center's experience.
Kath MA, Shupp JW, Matt SE, Shaw 10, Johnson LS, Pavlovich AR, Brant 10,
Mete M, Jeng JC, Jordan MH.
Wound Repair Regen. 2011 Mar-Apr;19(2):201-4.

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Research Experience

Burn Research
Washington, DC
A Prospective Study Comparing AlIevyn Ag® and Mepilex Ag® for Donor Site Wounds. Kath MA, Shupp JW, Jordan MH, Jeng JC, Pavlovich AR. Clinical study to compare two donor site dressings in regards to their speed of epithelialization, pain control, ease of use, cosmetic outcome, and overall cost.

An Open, Parallel, Randomized, Comparative, Multi-Centre Investigation in US Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness, Efficacy, Safety and Tolerance of Mepilex Ag® vs. Silvadene® in the Treatment of Partial Thickness Bums. Jordan MH, PI. Kath MA, Shupp JW, subinvestigators.

James Jeng, MD
"A mature look at a reproducible model to measure the full range and natural history of burn wound physiologies simultaneously and in real-time" Jeng JC, Jaskille AD, Schechner AJ, Jordan MH, Kath MA.

Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine Research University or Minnesota
Summer 2003
Rob LaPrade, MD, PhD.
Presented at the International Society of Knee Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) in 2005 in Hollywood, Florida. The article was submitted to American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM).
Used 8 cadaveric specimens to qualitatively and quantitatively define the anatomic location of the main structures of the medial compartment of the knee and their relationships to the bony landmarks.

Colorado College Chemistry Department
Colorado Springs, CO
March 1999-April 1999
Research in an organic chemistry lab. Attempt to synthesize Sequoiatone, an
agent found to stop breast cancer tumor growth in vitro.

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Work Experience

Partners in Plastic Surgery of West Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
Plastic Surgeon
August 2015-present

Emergency Medicine Dept., University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Teaching Specialist
October 2003-May 2004
Instructed fellow medical students in Basic Life Support courses.

United Hospital
St. Paul, MN
Patient Care Associate
August 2001-May 2004
Perform nursing aid duties, phlebotomy, and other tasks as directed by nursing staff.

Colorado College Sport Science Department
Colorado Springs, CO
Student Athletic Trainer
August 2000-May 2001
Assisted with prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletes' injuries. Responsible to women's volleyball, basketball and lacrosse teams.

Colorado College Sport Science Department
Colorado Springs, CO
Teaching Assistant, Human Anatomy Cadaver Lab
May 1999-August 2000
Assisted with teaching of anatomy in the lab, course preparation, lab set up and take down, and exam/quiz grading.

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Educational Activities

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Michigan State University
2015 – present

ASMS Basic Maxillofacial Course Attendee
Philadelphia, PA

Resident Coordinator for Surgical Simulation Center, Washington Hospital Center

Knowledge Co-Op
September 2003-March 2004
Wrote/prepared review materials for first-year med school exams.

Volunteer at the Science Museum of Minnesota
November 2002-November 2003
Provided education to the visitors in the Human Body Gallery.

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