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Bruce M. Klitzman, Associate Professor of Surgery

Bruce M. Klitzman
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Office Location:  479 & 487 Med Sci Res BL 1, 203 Research Drive
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • BES 301B.16, RESEARCH IN BES Synopsis
    TBA, 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • BES 301B.16-S, RESEARCH IN BES Synopsis
    TBA, 12:00 AM-11:59 PM

PhDUniversity of Virginia1979
Ph.D.University of Virginia1979
BSEDuke University1974

Tissue Repair, Tissue Engineering
Biological Materials
Sensing and Sensor Systems
Drug Delivery

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Heather L Prichard  
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. HE Koschwanez, FY Yap, B Klitzman, WM Reichert, In vitro and in vivo characterization of porous poly-L-lactic acid coatings for subcutaneously implanted glucose sensors., Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, vol. 87 no. 3 (December, 2008), pp. 792-807, ISSN 1552-4965 [doi]  [abs]
  2. HL Prichard, W Reichert, B Klitzman, IFATS collection: Adipose-derived stromal cells improve the foreign body response., Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio), vol. 26 no. 10 (October, 2008), pp. 2691-5, ISSN 1549-4918 [doi]  [abs]
  3. SJ Kovach, KE Koger, B Klitzman, G Germann, LS Levin, Advantages of minimally invasive, balloon-dissector-assisted tissue expander placement: a clinical and experimental study., Annals of plastic surgery, vol. 60 no. 1 (January, 2008), pp. 89-97, ISSN 0148-7043 [doi]  [abs]
  4. EM Hetrick, HL Prichard, B Klitzman, MH Schoenfisch, Reduced foreign body response at nitric oxide-releasing subcutaneous implants., Biomaterials, vol. 28 no. 31 (November, 2007), pp. 4571-80, ISSN 0142-9612 [doi]  [abs]
  5. A Baccarani, K Yasui, KC Olbrich, A El-Sabbagh, S Kovach, KE Follmar, D Erdmann, LS Levin, JS Stamler, B Klitzman, MR Zenn, Efficacy of ethyl nitrite in reversing surgical vasospasm., Journal of reconstructive microsurgery, vol. 23 no. 5 (July, 2007), pp. 257-62, ISSN 0743-684X [doi]  [abs]
  6. LW Norton, HE Koschwanez, NA Wisniewski, B Klitzman, WM Reichert, Vascular endothelial growth factor and dexamethasone release from nonfouling sensor coatings affect the foreign body response., Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, vol. 81 no. 4 (June, 2007), pp. 858-69, ISSN 1549-3296 [doi]  [abs]
  7. KE Follmar, HL Prichard, FC DeCroos, HT Wang, LS Levin, B Klitzman, KC Olbrich, D Erdmann, Combined bone allograft and adipose-derived stem cell autograft in a rabbit model., Annals of plastic surgery, vol. 58 no. 5 (May, 2007), pp. 561-5, ISSN 0148-7043 [doi]  [abs]
  8. HL Prichard, WM Reichert, B Klitzman, Adult adipose-derived stem cell attachment to biomaterials., Biomaterials, vol. 28 no. 6 (February, 2007), pp. 936-46, ISSN 0142-9612 [doi]  [abs]
  9. C Heitmann, FN Khan, D Erdmann, KC Olbrich, A Adam Sharkawy, B Klitzman, Vein graft anastomoses with magnets., Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS, vol. 60 no. 12 (2007), pp. 1296-301, ISSN 1748-6815 [doi]  [abs]
  10. J Lanzen, RD Braun, B Klitzman, D Brizel, TW Secomb, MW Dewhirst, Direct demonstration of instabilities in oxygen concentrations within the extravascular compartment of an experimental tumor., Cancer research, vol. 66 no. 4 (February, 2006), pp. 2219-23, ISSN 0008-5472 [doi]  [abs]
  11. BJ Nablo, HL Prichard, RD Butler, B Klitzman, MH Schoenfisch, Inhibition of implant-associated infections via nitric oxide release., Biomaterials, vol. 26 no. 34 (December, 2005), pp. 6984-90, ISSN 0142-9612 [doi]  [abs]
  12. J Ko, J Ross, H Awad, H Hurwitz, B Klitzman, The effects of ZD6474, an inhibitor of VEGF signaling, on cutaneous wound healing in mice., The Journal of surgical research, vol. 129 no. 2 (December, 2005), pp. 251-9, ISSN 0022-4804 [doi]  [abs]
  13. BS Sorg, CD Peltz, B Klitzman, MW Dewhirst, Method for improved accuracy in endogenous urea recovery marker calibrations for microdialysis in tumors., Journal of pharmacological and toxicological methods, vol. 52 no. 3 (July, 2005), pp. 341-9, ISSN 1056-8719 [doi]  [abs]
  14. BP Chan, W Liu, B Klitzman, WM Reichert, GA Truskey, In vivo performance of dual ligand augmented endothelialized expanded polytetrafluoroethylene vascular grafts., Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, vol. 72 no. 1 (January, 2005), pp. 52-63, ISSN 1552-4973 [doi]  [abs]
  15. Q Dai, J Huang, B Klitzman, C Dong, PJ Goldschmidt-Clermont, KL March, J Rokovich, B Johnstone, EJ Rebar, SK Spratt, CC Case, CD Kontos, BH Annex, Engineered zinc finger-activating vascular endothelial growth factor transcription factor plasmid DNA induces therapeutic angiogenesis in rabbits with hindlimb ischemia., Circulation, vol. 110 no. 16 (October, 2004), pp. 2467-75, ISSN 1524-4539 [doi]  [abs]
  16. D Erdmann, AM Pippen, KJ Moquin, R Sweis, LE Niklason, LS Levin, KC Olbrich, B Klitzman, Immunohistochemical identification of vascular endothelial growth factor in pig latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flaps following ischemia-reperfusion injury., Annals of plastic surgery, vol. 53 no. 4 (October, 2004), pp. 398-403, ISSN 0148-7043  [abs]
  17. D Erdmann, R Sweis, C Heitmann, K Yasui, KC Olbrich, LS Levin, AA Sharkawy, B Klitzman, Side-to-side sutureless vascular anastomosis with magnets., Journal of vascular surgery, vol. 40 no. 3 (September, 2004), pp. 505-11, ISSN 0741-5214 [doi]  [abs]
  18. MS Wong, D Erdmann, R Sweis, C Pöllmann, M Farrar, GS Georgiade, LS Levin, KC Olbrich, B Klitzman, Basic fibroblast growth factor expression following surgical delay of rat transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps., Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 113 no. 7 (June, 2004), pp. 2030-6, ISSN 0032-1052  [abs]
  19. D Erdmann, R Sweis, MS Wong, LE Niklason, TV du Laney, LS Levin, B Klitzman, KC Olbrich, Vascular endothelial growth factor expression in pig latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps after ischemia reperfusion injury., Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 111 no. 2 (February, 2003), pp. 775-80, ISSN 0032-1052 [doi]  [abs]
  20. D Erdmann, R Sweis, MS Wong, CE Eyler, KC Olbrich, LS Levin, G Germann, B Klitzman, [Current perspectives of orthogonal polarization spectral imaging in plastic surgery]., Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift für alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen, vol. 73 no. 8 (August, 2002), pp. 827-32, ISSN 0009-4722  [abs]
  21. Klitzman B., R.D. Braun, A.C. Lockhart, L. Heller, M.W. Dewhirst, and H.I. Hurwitz.  Wound-induced angiogenesis: A clinical model.  Prog Appl Microcirc 24:11-15, 2000
  22. RE Sachse, SA Fink, B Klitzman, Multimodality evaluation of pressure relief surfaces., Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 102 no. 7 (December, 1998), pp. 2381-7, ISSN 0032-1052  [abs]
  23. RE Sachse, SA Fink, B Klitzman, Comparison of supine and lateral positioning on various clinically used support surfaces., Annals of plastic surgery, vol. 41 no. 5 (November, 1998), pp. 513-8, ISSN 0148-7043  [abs]
  24. B Klitzman, C Kalinowski, SL Glasofer, L Rugani, Pressure ulcers and pressure relief surfaces., Clinics in plastic surgery, vol. 25 no. 3 (July, 1998), pp. 443-50, ISSN 0094-1298  [abs]
  25. AA Sharkawy, B Klitzman, GA Truskey, WM Reichert, Engineering the tissue which encapsulates subcutaneous implants. I. Diffusion properties., Journal of biomedical materials research, vol. 37 no. 3 (December, 1997), pp. 401-12, ISSN 0021-9304  [abs]
  26. EF Ritter, YB Kim, HP Reischl, D Serafin, AM Rudner, B Klitzman, Heparin coating of vascular prostheses reduces thromboemboli., Surgery, vol. 122 no. 5 (November, 1997), pp. 888-92, ISSN 0039-6060  [abs]
  27. EF Ritter, M Axelrod, KW Minn, E Eades, AM Rudner, D Serafin, B Klitzman, Modulation of ultraviolet light-induced epidermal damage: beneficial effects of tocopherol., Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 100 no. 4 (September, 1997), pp. 973-80, ISSN 0032-1052  [abs]
  28. PJ Viscardi, EA Page, HG Clark, D Serafin, B Klitzman, Iloprost in alginate decreases the thrombogenicity of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene., Journal of reconstructive microsurgery, vol. 13 no. 4 (May, 1997), pp. 303-6, ISSN 0743-684X [doi]  [abs]
  29. Problems in General Surgery: Biomaterials. ed. B. Klitzman. Lippincott, 1994.
  30. B Klitzman, Rheology and the regulation of oxygen delivery., Microsurgery, vol. 15 no. 6 (1994), pp. 369-73, ISSN 0738-1085

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