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Dunya Atisha, MD

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Surgery

Assistant Professor, Department Of Surgery, Division Of Plastic Surgery

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of South Florida Health

Academic Email: datisha@health.usf.edu

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  • MD, Medicine, Michigan State University, 2003

Recent Publications

  • Kulkarni AR, Davis Sears E, Atisha DM, Alderman AK. Use of autologous and microsurgical breast reconstruction by u.s. Plastic surgeons. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 132(3) : 534-41, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23985629
  • Alderman AK, Atisha D, Streu R, Salem B, Gay A, Abrahamse P, Hawley ST. Patterns and correlates of postmastectomy breast reconstruction by U.S. Plastic surgeons: results from a national survey. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 127(5) : 1796-803, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21532409
  • Waljee JF, Ubel PA, Atisha DM, Hu ES, Alderman AK. The choice for breast cancer surgery: can women accurately predict postoperative quality of life and disease-related stigma? Annals of surgical oncology. 18(9) : 2477-82, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21347791
  • Atisha DM, Comizio RC, Telischak KM, Higgins JH, Collins ED. Interval inset of TRAM flaps in immediate breast reconstruction: a technical refinement. Annals of plastic surgery. 65(6) : 524-7, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20798624
  • Nair N, Atisha DM, Streu R, Collins ED, Diehl K, Pearlman M, Alderman AK. An innovative approach to the primary surgical delay procedure for pedicle TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 125(4) : 173e-174e, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20335850
  • Janiga TA, Atisha DM, Lytle IF, Wilkins EG, Alderman AK. Ipsilateral pedicle TRAM flaps for breast reconstruction: are they as safe as contralateral techniques? Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 63(2) : 322-6, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19083279
  • Atisha D, Alderman AK. A systematic review of abdominal wall function following abdominal flaps for postmastectomy breast reconstruction. Annals of plastic surgery. 63(2) : 222-30, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19593108
  • Atisha D, Alderman AK, Janiga T, Singal B, Wilkins EG. The efficacy of the surgical delay procedure in pedicle TRAM breast reconstruction. Annals of plastic surgery. 63(4) : 383-8, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19770703
  • Atisha DM, Alderman AK, Kuhn LE, Wilkins EG. The impact of obesity on patient satisfaction with breast reconstruction. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 121(6) : 1893-9, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18520874
  • Atisha D, Alderman AK, Lowery JC, Kuhn LE, Davis J, Wilkins EG. Prospective analysis of long-term psychosocial outcomes in breast reconstruction: two-year postoperative results from the Michigan Breast Reconstruction Outcomes Study. Annals of surgery. 247(6) : 1019-28, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18520230
  • Alderman AK, Hu E, Atisha D, Wilkins EG. Surgical outcomes of breast reconstruction: comparison of autogenous tissue and expander/implant techniques. Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research. 7(4) : 385-91, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20528421
  • Atisha D, Bhalla MA, Morrison LK, Felicio L, Clopton P, Gardetto N, Kazanegra R, Chiu A, Maisel AS. A prospective study in search of an optimal B-natriuretic peptide level to screen patients for cardiac dysfunction. American heart journal. 148(3) : 518-23, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15389242