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50 Years of Plastic Surgery Residency
at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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Overall Objectives

  • State the advances in plastic surgery training and clinical care at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
  • Recall the historical contributions of Penn State Health Plastic Surgery to organized plastic surgery nationally.
  • Identify the role of plastic surgery in regenerative medicine research and describe potential clinical applications.


  • 7 a.m. | Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. | History of the Division:

    Putting Penn State Health on the Map
    Ernest Manders, MD

    Shane Johnson, MD

    Current State of Plastic Surgery Training in the United States
    Donald Mackay, MD, FRCS

  • 8:30 a.m. | Penn State Health Plastic Surgery Residency, 1973-2023
    John Ingraham, MD
  • 9 a.m. | Interdisciplinary Surgery at Penn State Health:

    Update on Hershey Craniofacial Surgery
    Tom Samson, MD

    Update on ESTEEM/Fornadley Microsurgery and Skull Base Lab
    John Potochny, MD

    Update on Cutaneous Oncology
    Kavita Vakharia, MD

    Update on Facial Nerve Clinic
    Cathy Henry, MD

    Update on Hand Surgery
    Randy Hauck, MD

    Extremity Reconstruction State of the Art
    John Ingraham, MD

  • 10 a.m. | Coffee Break
  • 10:30 a.m. | Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory
    Dino Ravnic, DO
  • 11 a.m. | Research Presentations
    Jessica El-Mallah, DO
    Summer Horchler, BS
    Olivia Waldron, BS
  • 11:30 a.m. | Resident Clinical Presentations:

    Assessment of the Multi-Disciplinary and Operative Management of Robin Sequence at a Single Institution: A Retrospective Review Over Eight Years
    Jeffrey Fornadley, MD

    Mycobacterial Infections Following Cosmetic Surgery Tourism, a Highly Morbid Complication
    Sameer Massand, MD

    Comparison of Tumescent Anesthesia Versus Pectoral Nerve Block in Bilateral Reduction Mammoplasty
    Caroline McLaughlin, MD

    Sentinel Lymph Node Positivity in Cutaneous Melanoma and its Correlation to a 31 Gene-Expression Profile Test and Two Lymph Node Risk Calculators
    Ambroise Gilles, MD
    Brandon Free, MD

  • Noon | Lunch/Jade Honey Remarks on Philanthropy — Plastic Surgery Education Fund
  • 1 p.m. | Panel: Best Case – Best Save
    Brittany Behar, MD
    Sebastian Brooke, MD
    Logan Carr, MD
    Reza Mirali, MD
    Brad Morrow, MD
    Christopher Parham, MD
    Alexis Tashima, MD
  • 2 p.m. | Keynote Lecture
    William Kuzon, Jr, PhD, MD, FRCS
  • 3 p.m. | Remembering Dr. William Graham III, MD
    Robert Barrett Noone, MD
  • 3:30 p.m. | Closing Comments
    Shane Johnson, MD
  • 6–9 p.m. | Dinner at the Hershey Conservatory


Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accommodations and Room Block

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Guests who prefer to call to make reservations may call 855-729-3108 and ask for the room block for Plastic Surgery Department’s 50th Anniversary at the Hershey Lodge, Friday, May 26, to Sunday, May 28, 2023. The reservations team is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to assist you.

Your Group’s Room Rate is:
(1) King Bed – $349 per room per night plus 11% tax
(2) Queen Beds – $429 per room per night plus 11% tax

Credit cards are charged a one-night advance deposit, including tax, at the time of booking a room reservation.

Room Block Cut off date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023. After this date, rooms and/or group rate may no longer be available.

Cancellations must be made 14 days prior to the day of arrival. No changes or cancellations are permitted within 14 days of arrival.

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