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Gary A. Tuma, MD, FACS

Two Capital Way, Suite 505
Pennington, NJ 08534
Phone: 609-537-7000
Fax: 609-537-7070
www.plasticsurgeryofnj.com


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Show EducationEducation

1988-1992 Boston College
B.S. Biology
1992-1996 Jefferson Medical College
Doctorate in Medicine

Show EducationResidency

1996-2002 Jefferson University Hospital
Department of Surgery
1999-2000 University of Pennsylvania
Harrison Research Fellow
Division of Plastic Surgery
2002-2005 Emory University Hospital
Division of Plastic Surgery

Show EducationHospital Appointments

2005-2010 Jefferson University Hospital
Division of Plastic Surgery
2005-2010 Albert Einstein Medical Center
Division of Plastic Surgery
2008-2010 Methodist Hospital
Division of Plastic Surgery
2011-Present Capital Health
Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Show Board CertificationBoard Certification

2003-Present Board Certification in General Surgery
2006-Present Board Certification in Plastic Surgery

Show LicensureLicensure

2005-Present State of Pennsylvania-MD066425-L/td>
2010-Present State of New Jersey-25MA08823900

Show AppointmentsAppointments

1988-1992 Liaison, Student-Athlete Committee
Boston College-Athletic Director Appt.
1991-1992 Co-Chairman, Student-Athlete Career Day
Boston College-Committee Appt.
1992-1993 Co-Chairman, Big East Athletes Care
Boston College-Committee Appt.
1992-1993 Liaison, Committee for Medical Education
Jefferson Medical College-Dean Appt.
1992-1996 Class Representative, Student Government
Jefferson Medical College-Peer Appt.
1996-2002 Resident Representative, Education Committee
Jefferson University Hospital-Chairman Appt.
2002-2005 Resident Representative, IT Committee
Jefferson University Hospital
2004-2005 Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery
Emory University Hospital-Chairman Appt.
2005-2009 Instructor in Surgery
2006-Present Executive Committee
Jefferson Alumni Association
2006-Present America’s Top Surgeons
2009-Present Assistant Clinical Professor Surgery
Jefferson Medical College

Show MembershipsMemberships

1988-1992 Varsity Lacrosse, Boston College-Letterman
1988-1992 Mendel Club
1992-1996 Gibbon Surgical Society
2009-Present Robert H Ivy Society
Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society
2010-Present Fellow American College of Surgeons
2005-Present Member-American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Show MembershipsGrants

Principal Investigator Pilot Study Research Grant “Use of Versajet for removal of Biofilm.” June 2010 Plastic Surgery Education Foundation ($7500.00)

Recipient with Dr. Louis P. Bucky (Principle Investigator) “Human Preadipocytes as a Source for Pluripotential Mesenchymal Stem Cells”. March 2000 Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation ($5000.00)

Dr. Louis P. Bucky and Darrin Hubert “An Analysis of Growth Factors Responsible for Adipocyte Proliferation”. March 2000 Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation ($8700.00)

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Top Medical Student Entering General Surgery, June 1996 Jefferson Medical College-Chairman Appointed ($500.00)

First Place Basic Science-Robert H. Ivy Society March 2000 “The use of preadipocytes for soft-tissue augmentation: A volumetric and histologic analysis”, Philadelphia PA. Presenter: Christopher P. Godek, M.D.

First Place Resident Competition-North Eastern Plastic Surgical Society “The use of preadipocytes for soft-tissue augmentation: A volumetric and histologic analysis”, Montreal Canada. September 2000 Presenter: Christopher P. Godek, M.D.

First Place Resident Competition-Philadelphia Academy of Surgeons “The relationship between human preadipocytes and mesenchymal stem cells”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 2001. Presenter Gary A. Tuma, M.D.

First Place Poster Presentation Phi Chi Society Jefferson “Paraspinal muscle flap coverage for salvage of infected hardware.”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 2008 Presenter Alex Mericilli

Show Research InterestsResearch Interests

Database of Spinal Wound Reconstruction

Laboratory Founder Emory University, Division of Plastic Surgery

Tissue Engineering Involving Adipose Tissue for Soft Tissue Defects

Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Cell Differentiation

Microvascular Techniques for Testicular Transplantation in Dogs

Investigational Instrumentation for Clinical Application

Show PresentationsPresentations

1. Godek, C.P., Tuma, G.A., Hubert, D.M., Zhang, P., Bucky, L.P. “The use of preadipocytes for soft-tissue augmentation: A volumetric and histologic analysis”. Robert H. Ivy Society. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 2000

2. Hubert, D.M., Godek, C.P., Tuma, G.A., Gordon, A.R.,Bucky,L.P. “Human lipomas vs. normal fat: A quantitative analysis of growth factors responsible for adipose proliferation”. Robert H. Ivy Society. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 2000

3. Tuma, G.A., Godek,C.P., Hubert, D.M., Bucky, L.P. “The investigation of fat transplantation for soft tissue augmentation”. Harrison Research. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 2000

4. Tuma, G.A., Krupnick, A.S., Godek, C.P., Adzick, N.S., Flake, A.W., Bucky, L.P. “The relationship between human preadipocytes and mesenchymal stem cells”. The Plastic Surgery Research Council. Seattle, Washington. May 2000

5. Godek, C.P., Tuma, G.A., Hubert, D.M., Zhang, P., Bucky, L.P. “The use of preadipocytes for soft-tissue augmentation: A volumetric and histologic analysis”. The Plastic Surgery Research Council. Seattle, Washington. May 2000

6. Hubert, D.M., Godek, C.P., Tuma, G.A., Gordon, A.R., Bucky, L.P. “Human lipomas vs. normal fat: A quantitative analysis of growth factors responsible for adipose proliferation”. The Plastic Surgery Research Council. Seattle, Washington. May 2000

7. Tuma, G.A., Krupnick, A.S., Godek, C.P., Adzick, N.S., Flake, A.W., Bucky, L.P. “The relationship between human preadipocytes and mesenchymal stem cells”. NESPS, Montreal, Canada. September 14-16, 2000

8. Godek, C.P., Tuma, G.A., Hubert, D.M., Zhang, P., Bucky, L.P. “The use of preadipocytes for soft-tissue augmentation: A volumetric and histologic analysis”. NESPS, Montreal, Canada. September 14-16, 2000

9. Tuma, G.A., Krupnick, A.S., Godek, C.P., Adzick, N.S., Flake, A.W., Bucky, L.P. “The relationship between human preadipocytes and mesenchymal stem cells”. ASPS/PFEF/ASMS Scientific Meeting, Los Angeles, California. October 2000

10. Godek, C.P., Tuma, G.A., Hubert, D.M., Zhang, P., Bucky, L.P. “The use of preadipocytes for soft-tissue augmentation: A volumetric and histologic analysis”. ASPS/PFEF/ASMS Scientific Meeting, Los Angeles, California. October 2000

11. Tuma, G.A., “Reconstructive surgery in the trauma patient”. LaSalle School of Nursing Wound Care Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 2001

12. Tuma, G.A., “Reconstructive surgery in the trauma patient”. LaSalle School of Nursing Wound Care Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 2002

13. Tuma, G.A., Stein, D. “Endovascular vs. Open repair of AAA, a surgical debate”. Jefferson Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 2002

14. Tuma, G.A. “Preadipocytes a Source for Tissue Engineering and Soft Tissue Augmentation”. Emory Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Atlanta, Georgia August 2004

15. J. K. Pullium, R. Milner, Tuma,G.A., and P. H. Lin. Long-term fertility after homologous prepubertal testis transplantation in the dog. XVIII North American Testis Workshop. March 30 - April 2, 2005. Seattle, WA.

16. Pullium JK, Milner R, and Tuma GA : Pregnancy following homologous ovarian transplantation in the prepubertal dog. Reproduction: Advances and Challenges, Santa Fe , NM . February 20-25, 2007

17. Pullium JK, Milner R, Tuma GA , and Lin PH: Fertility after homologous prepubertal testis transplantation in the dog. 10th Congress of Asian Society of Transplantation, Pattaya , Thailand December 1-4, 2007

18. Mericli AF, Tarola N, Moore J, Fox J, Copit S, Tuma G. Paraspinous Muscle Flap Reconstruction of Complex Midline Back Wounds: Risk Factors and Post-flap Complications at a Busy Regional Spine Center. 25th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Philadelphia, PA, October 3, 2008

19. Mericli AF, Tarola N, Moore J, Fox J, Copit S, Tuma G. Paraspinous Muscle Flap Reconstruction of Complex Midline Back Wounds: Risk Factors and Post-flap Complications at a Busy Regional Spine Center. 54th Annual Meeting of the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons. King of Prussia, PA, April 12, 2008

20. Mericli AF, Tarola N, Moore J, Fox J, Copit S, Tuma G. Paraspinous Muscle Flap Reconstruction of Complex Midline Back Wounds: Risk Factors and Post-flap Complications at a Busy Regional Spine Center. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Chicago, Il, November 4, 2008

Show ArticlesArticles

1. Rosen, A., Rosen, D., Tuma, G.A., Bucky, L.P. RF/Microwave Assisted Tumescent Liposuction (Institute of Electrical And Electronic Engineers) Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special Issue Biological Effects and Medical Applications, November 2000.

2. Jennifer K Pullium, Ross Milner and Gary A Tuma Pregnancy following homologous prepubertal ovarian transplantation in the dog Journal of Experimental & Clinical Assisted Reproduction 2008, 5:1

3. Pullium JK, Milner R, Tuma GA, Lin PH. Fertility after homologous prepubertal testis transplantation in the dog. Transplant Proc. 2008 Oct :40(8):2744-9

4. Mericli AF, Moore JH, Fox JW, Copit SE, Tuma GA. Interesting Case # 19: Management of complex spinal wounds. ePlasty. 2009. Feb; 9: 1-4

5. Mericli AF, Moore JH, Fox JW, Copit SE, Tuma GA. Technical changes in paraspinous muscle flap surgery have increased salvage rates of infected spinal wounds. ePlasty. 2008. Oct; 8: 456-64

6. Mericli AF, Tarola N, Moore JH, Fox JW, Copit SE, Tuma GA, Paraspinous Muscle Flap Reconstruction of Complex Midline Back Wounds: Risk Factors and Post-flap Complications at a Busy Regional Spine Center. Formal synopsis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008. Oct; 122(4S): 64-65

7. Mirzabeigi MN, Moore JH Jr, Tuma GA, The use of Permacol((R)) for chest wall reconstruction in a case of desmoid tumor resection. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20430710 J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20430710 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

8. Sailes FC, Walls J, Guelig D, Mirzabeigi M, Long WD, Crawford A, Moore JH Jr, Copit SE, Tuma GA, Fox J. Ventral hernia repairs: 10-year single-institution review at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan;212(1):119-23. Epub 2010 Nov 5. No abstract available.PMID: 21115373 [PubMed - in process]

Show Book ChaptersBook Chapters

Bucky, L.P., Tuma, G.A., “Breast Reconstruction” Breast Cancer- A Guide to Detection and Multidisciplinary Therapy: Torosian, M.H. (ed.) The Humana Press Inc., 1999

Tuma, G.A., Copit, S., “Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast” Clinics Atlas of Office Procedures: Curcillo, P. (ed.) W.B. Sanders, 2000

Tuma, G.A., Hester, T.R., “Burn Reconstruction” Medical Management of the Surgical Patient: Smith, R. (ed.) Hosworthy, 2004

Tuma, G.A., Hester, T.R., “Breast Reconstruction” Medical Management of the Surgical Patient: Smith, R. (ed.) Hosworthy, 2004

Tuma, G.A., “Melanoma” Review in Plastic Surgery Emory University

Tuma, G.A., “Wound Healing” Review in Plastic Surgery Emory University

Show Poster PresentationPoster Presentation

Tuma, G.A., Godek, C.P., Hubert, D.M., Zhang, P., Bucky, L.P. Human Fat as a Soft Tissue Augmentor, Comparison of Fresh Vs. Frozen Tissue in a Nude Mouse Model. ASPS/PFEF/ASMS Scientific Meeting, Los Angeles, California. October 2000

Mericli AF, Tarola N, Moore J, Fox J, Copit S, Tuma G. Paraspinous Muscle Flap Reconstruction of Complex Midline Back Wounds: Risk Factors and Post-flap Complications at a Busy Regional Spine Center. Annual Conjoint Meeting of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery and the New York Surgical Society. Philadelphia, PA, April 9, 2008

Mericli AF, Tarola N, Moore J, Fox J, Copit S, Tuma G. Paraspinous Muscle Flap Reconstruction of Complex Midline Back Wounds: Risk Factors and Post-flap Complications at a Busy Regional Spine Center. Sigma Xi Research Day, Thomas Jefferson University. Philadelphia, PA, April 2, 2008 **BEST POSTER WINNER**

Show CommitteesCommittees

Volunteer Faculty Board of Governors-Jefferson Medical College

Admissions Committee-Jefferson Medical College

Alumni Executive Committee-Jefferson Medical College

Alumni Achievement Award Committee-Jefferson Medical College

Class Alumni Representative-Jefferson Medical College Class of 1996

OR Executive Committee-Jefferson University Hospital

Show Personal InterestsPersonal Interests

Skiing, Lacrosse, Golfing, Dining Out, Gardening and Reading

Dr. Gary A. Tuma | Two Capital Way, Suite 505 | Pennington, NJ 08534 | Phone: 609-537-7000 | Fax: 609-537-7070      
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