The Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is nationally recognized for both clinical and basic research and has major external and federal funding for its research program including awards from the National Institutes of Health and American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. The section conducts a broad range of both basic and clinical research, including: electrical trauma, tissue transplantation and regeneration, craniofacial bone biology and healing, acellular regenerative dermal matrix for breast reconstruction as well as wound healing and bioengineering.