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Joseph N Carey, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
Phone+1 323 442 7920
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    Dr. Joseph N. Carey is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His specialty is microvascular surgery, including breast reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, extremity salvage, and hand surgery. Dr. Carey is certified by The American Board of Surgery. He is also a Member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and Plastic Surgery Research Council.

    Dr. Carey is the Chief of Plastic Surgery and attending surgeon in the Burn Unit of the Los Angeles County Hospital. He directs the care of complex multisystem injuries, including critically injured adult and pediatric patients in the Burn Unit. He also directs the education of plastic surgery and general surgery residents, as the associate program director in plastic surgery.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Carey’s research interests include surgical education, breast reconstruction, and extremity salvage. He collaborates with colleagues from other disciplines as the Assistant Director of the USC Fresh Tissue dissection laboratory, where complex models of surgical simulation are used to educate surgeons of the next generation.

    Dr. Carey’s education includes a general surgery residency at USC, and a plastic surgery residency at USC. He also completed a Microvascular surgery fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Carey received his medical degree from USC and his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. He also completed a master’s degree in Anatomy at USC.

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    1. Ravina K, Kramer DR, Strickland BA, Wolfswinkel EM, Rennert RC, Carey JN, Russin JJ. Complex revascularization for idiopathic intracranial occlusive disease with unruptured, fusiform anterior cerebral artery and middle cerebral artery aneurysms. World Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 25. PMID: 30922896.
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    2. Badash I, Burtt K, Leland H, Gould D, Rounds A, Patel K, Carey J. Effects of Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism on Outcomes in Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Traumatic Lower Extremity Injuries. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Mar 12. PMID: 30870176.
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    3. Shauly O, Gould DJ, Siddiqi I, Patel KM, Carey J. The First Reported Case of Gluteal Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL). Aesthet Surg J. 2019 Feb 15. PMID: 30768141.
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    4. Tung L, Jeong YJ, Lane C, Carey JN, Sposto R, Schechter NR, Sener SF, Lang JE. Factors Leading to Decreased Rates of Immediate Postmastectomy Reconstruction. J Surg Res. 2019 Feb 14; 238:207-217. PMID: 30772679.
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    5. Ravina K, Strickland BA, Rennert RC, Carey JN, Russin JJ. Role of botulinum neurotoxin-A in cerebral revascularization graft vasospasm prevention: current state of knowledge. Neurosurg Focus. 2019 Feb 01; 46(2):E13. PMID: 30717063.
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    6. Hoang D, Goel P, Chen VW, Carey J. Phalloplasty Following Penectomy for Fournier's Gangrene at a Tertiary Care Center. Cureus. 2018 Dec 06; 10(12):e3698. PMID: 30761246.
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    7. Vartanian ED, Lynn JV, Perrault DP, Wolfswinkel EM, Kaiser AM, Patel KM, Carey JN, Hsieh PC, Wong AK. Risk Factors Associated with Reconstructive Complications Following Sacrectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Nov; 6(11):e2002. PMID: 30881800.
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    8. Ravina K, Rennert RC, Strickland BA, Chien M, Carey JN, Russin JJ. Pedicled temporoparietal fascial flap for combined revascularization in adult moyamoya disease. J Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 01; 1-7. PMID: 30497163.
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    9. Ravina K, Buchanan IA, Rennert RC, Strickland BA, Carey JN, Russin JJ. Occipital Artery to Posterior Cerebral Artery Bypass Using Descending Branch of the Lateral Circumflex Femoral Artery Graft for Treatment of Fusiform, Unruptured Posterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Nov 01; 15(5):E50-E51. PMID: 29618068.
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    10. Wolfswinkel EM, Landau MJ, Ravina K, Kokot NC, Russin JJ, Carey JN. EC-IC bypass for cerebral revascularization following skull base tumor resection: Current practices and innovations. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct; 118(5):815-825. PMID: 30196557.
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    11. Strickland BA, Bakhsheshian J, Rennert RC, Fredrickson VL, Lam J, Amar A, Mack W, Carey J, Russin JJ. Descending Branch of the Lateral Circumflex Femoral Artery Graft for Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Revascularization. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Sep 01; 15(3):285-291. PMID: 30125010.
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    12. Ravina K, Buchanan IA, Wolfswinkel EM, Strickland BA, Rennert RC, Carey JN, Russin JJ. Transblepharo-Preseptal Modified Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy for Treatment of Ruptured Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. World Neurosurg. 2018 11; 119:232. PMID: 30092476.
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    13. Kim JS, Bonsu NY, Leland HA, Carey JN, Patel KM, Seruya M. A Systematic Review of Prognostic Factors for Sensory Recovery After Digital Nerve Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 May; 80(5S Suppl 5):S311-S316. PMID: 29596088.
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    14. Russin J, Carey J. Radial Artery Fascial Flow-Through Free Flap for Combined Revascularization in Moyamoya Disease. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Feb 01; 14(2):139-144. PMID: 29351682.
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    15. Ghodoussipour SB, Gould D, Lifton J, Badash I, Krug A, Miranda G, Loh-Doyle J, Carey J, Djaladat H, Doumanian L, Ginsberg D. Surviving Fournier's gangrene: Multivariable analysis and a novel scoring system to predict length of stay. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018 May; 71(5):712-718. PMID: 29284566.
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    16. Wang E, Inaba K, Byerly S, Escamilla D, Cho J, Carey J, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A, Demetriades D. Optimal timing for repair of peripheral nerve injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 11; 83(5):875-881. PMID: 28590354.
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    17. Badash I, Burtt KE, Leland HA, Gould DJ, Rounds AD, Azadgoli B, Patel KM, Carey JN. Outcomes of Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Traumatic Lower Extremity Fractures with Compromised Vascularity. Am Surg. 2017 Oct 01; 83(10):1161-1165. PMID: 29391116.
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    18. Azadgoli B, Leland HA, Wolfswinkel EM, Bakhsheshian J, Russin JJ, Carey JN. Combined Direct and Indirect Cerebral Revascularization Using Local and Flow-Through Flaps. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018 Feb; 34(2):103-107. PMID: 28946153.
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    19. Rounds AD, Burtt KE, Leland HA, Alluri RK, Badash I, Patel KM, Carey JN. Functional outcomes of traumatic lower extremity reconstruction. J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2019 Jan-Feb; 10(1):178-181. PMID: 30705556.
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    20. Weber EL, Leland HA, Azadgoli B, Minneti M, Carey JN. Preoperative surgical rehearsal using cadaveric fresh tissue surgical simulation increases resident operative confidence. Ann Transl Med. 2017 Aug; 5(15):302. PMID: 28856142.
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    21. Leland HA, Rounds AD, Burtt KE, Gould DJ, Marecek GS, Alluri RK, Patel KM, Carey JN. Soft tissue reconstruction and salvage of infected fixation hardware in lower extremity trauma. Microsurgery. 2018 Mar; 38(3):259-263. PMID: 28509409.
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    22. Badash I, Burtt K, Solorzano CA, Carey JN. Innovations in surgery simulation: a review of past, current and future techniques. Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):453. PMID: 28090509.
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    23. Manrique OJ, Leland HA, Langevin CJ, Wong A, Carey JN, Ciudad P, Chen HC, Patel KM. Optimizing Outcomes following Total and Subtotal Tongue Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of the Contemporary Literature. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2017 Feb; 33(2):103-111. PMID: 27798948.
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    24. Burtt KE, Rounds AD, Leland HA, Alluri RK, Patel KM, Carey JN. Patient and Surgical Factors Contributing to Perioperative Infection in Complex Lower Extremity Trauma. Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):940-943. PMID: 27779978.
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    25. Hoang D, Chen V, Saber S, Patel K, Carey J. Bilateral Pedicled Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap in the Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Aug; 4(8):e833. PMID: 27622101; PMCID: PMC5010324.
    26. Wu HH, Patel KR, Caldwell AM, Coughlin RR, Hansen SL, Carey JN. Surgical Management and Reconstruction Training (SMART) Course for International Orthopedic Surgeons. Ann Glob Health. 2016 Jul - Aug; 82(4):652-658. PMID: 27986236.
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    27. Hoang D, Lin AC, Essilfie A, Minneti M, Kuschner S, Carey J, Ghiassi A. Evaluation of Percutaneous First Annular Pulley Release: Efficacy and Complications in a Perfused Cadaveric Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Jul; 41(7):e165-73. PMID: 27180952.
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    28. El-Sabawi B, Carey JN, Hagopian TM, Sbitany H, Patel KM. Radiation and breast reconstruction: Algorithmic approach and evidence-based outcomes. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jun; 113(8):906-12. PMID: 26750435.
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    29. Solanky D, Hwang SM, Stone G, Gillenwater J, Carey JN. Successful Surgical Treatment of Severe Calciphylaxis Using a Bilayer Dermal Replacement Matrix. Wounds. 2015 Nov; 27(11):302-7. PMID: 26574752.
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    30. Carey JN, Caldwell AM, Coughlin RR, Hansen S. Building Orthopaedic Trauma Capacity: IGOT International SMART Course. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Oct; 29 Suppl 10:S17-9. PMID: 26356207.
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    31. Ramzan AA, Garcia-Sayre J, Hom MS, Graham KA, Carey JN, Muderspach LI, Matsuo K. Relative Morbidity and Mortality of Panniculectomy-Combined Surgical Staging in Endometrial Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2015 Oct; 25(8):1503-12. PMID: 26270120.
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    32. El-Sabawi B, Sosin M, Carey JN, Nahabedian MY, Patel KM. Breast reconstruction and adjuvant therapy: A systematic review of surgical outcomes. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct; 112(5):458-64. PMID: 26345465.
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    33. Starnes-Roubaud MJ, Peric M, Chowdry F, Nguyen JT, Schooler W, Sherman R, Carey JN. Microsurgical Lower Extremity Reconstruction in the Subacute Period: A Safe Alternative. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jul; 3(7):e449. PMID: 26301138; PMCID: PMC4527623.
    34. de Castro Abreu AL, Chopra S, Azhar RA, Berger AK, Metcalfe C, Minetti M, Carey JN, Ukimura O, Desai M, Gill IS. Robotic Transabdominal Control of the Suprahepatic, Infradiaphragmatic Vena Cava to Enable Level 3 Caval Tumor Thrombectomy: Pilot Study in a Perfused-Cadaver Model. J Endourol. 2015 Oct; 29(10):1177-81. PMID: 26066667.
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    35. Carey JN, Minneti M, Leland HA, Demetriades D, Talving P. Perfused fresh cadavers: method for application to surgical simulation. Am J Surg. 2015 Jul; 210(1):179-87. PMID: 25890815.
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    36. Pham M, Kale A, Marquez Y, Winer J, Lee B, Harris B, Minnetti M, Carey J, Giannotta S, Zada G. A Perfusion-based Human Cadaveric Model for Management of Carotid Artery Injury during Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2014 Oct; 75(5):309-13. PMID: 25301092; PMCID: PMC4176542.
    37. Davis GB, Lang JE, Peric M, Yang H, Artenstein D, Chan LS, Schooler WG, Carey JN. Breast reconstruction satisfaction rates at a large county hospital. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 May; 72 Suppl 1:S61-5. PMID: 24691306.
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    38. Vaynrub M, Carey JN, Stevanovic MV, Ghiassi A. Volar percutaneous screw fixation of the scaphoid: a cadaveric study. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 May; 39(5):867-71. PMID: 24612834.
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    39. Carey JN, Rommer E, Sheckter C, Minneti M, Talving P, Wong AK, Garner W, Urata MM. Simulation of plastic surgery and microvascular procedures using perfused fresh human cadavers. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Feb; 67(2):e42-8. PMID: 24094541.
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    40. Lang JE, Summers DE, Cui H, Carey JN, Viscusi RK, Hurst CA, Waer AL, Ley ML, Sener SF, Vijayasekaran A. Trends in post-mastectomy reconstruction: a SEER database analysis. J Surg Oncol. 2013 Sep; 108(3):163-8. PMID: 23861196; PMCID: PMC4035023.
    41. Sheckter CC, Kane JT, Minneti M, Garner W, Sullivan M, Talving P, Sherman R, Urata M, Carey JN. Incorporation of fresh tissue surgical simulation into plastic surgery education: maximizing extraclinical surgical experience. J Surg Educ. 2013 Jul-Aug; 70(4):466-74. PMID: 23725934.
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    42. Zeidler KR, Son JH, Carey JN, Watt AJ, Ho OH, Lee GK. Transverse tensor fascia lata myocutaneous flap for microvascular breast reconstruction: case report and review of the literature. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Apr; 70(4):438-41. PMID: 23486142.
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    43. Carey JN, Sheckter CC, Watt AJ, Lee GK. Intra-abdominal pedicled rectus abdominis muscle flap for treatment of high-output enterocutaneous fistulae: case reports and review of literature. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Aug; 66(8):1145-8. PMID: 23317765.
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    44. Russin JJ, Mack WJ, Carey JN, Minneti M, Giannotta SL. Simulation of a high-flow extracranial-intracranial bypass using a radial artery graft in a novel fresh tissue model. Neurosurgery. 2012 Dec; 71(2 Suppl Operative):ons315-19; discussion ons 319-20. PMID: 22791034.
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    45. Carey JN, Watt AJ, Ho O, Zeidler K, Lee GK. Free flap scalp reconstruction in a 91-year-old patient under local-regional anesthesia: case report and review of the literature. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2012 Mar; 28(3):189-93. PMID: 22274769.
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    46. JoAnna Nguyen T, Carey JN, Wong AK. Use of human acellular dermal matrix in implant- based breast reconstruction: evaluating the evidence. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Dec; 64(12):1553-61. PMID: 21388901.
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